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Canon iMAGE GATEWAY upgrade planned

Canon has announced that, in March 2020, it will substantially revamp its existing Canon iMAGE GATEWAY online photography service, with plans to strengthen its connectivity and compatibility with products and other services, and provide services to help customers manage and use their images.

The revamped service will have a new name and improved functions – further details will be shared in February 2020. To make way for this service, the current Canon iMAGE GATEWAY service will close in mid-March 2020 and later that month all image files and albums will be available for access with the upgraded service.

During the service transition period, the web service image transmission function on Wi-Fi enabled cameras will be disabled. After the launch of the upgraded service and upon acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions, it will be available again.

For some cameras, web service image transmission function will be disabled even after the start of the upgraded service. This a…

RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM firmware upgrade

In December 2019, Canon reported:

"It has been confirmed that when using the RF70-200mm f2.8L IS USM to perform AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

"New firmware with improved focus accuracy is scheduled for release in the beginning of January 2020"

This firmware, version 1.0.6, is now available and can be downloaded at:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/lenses/ef/telephoto-zoom/rf-70-200mm-f2-8-l-is-usm?tab=drivers_downloads

EOS-1D X Mark III launched: fast, familiar and forward-thinking DSLR camera

Canon today launches the ultimate sports and wildlife camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III, offering professional photographers limitless possibilities at blistering speeds.

Key specifications
New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200 New 191-point optical viewfinder AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head and face using Deep Learning Technology New Smart Controller built into the AF-ON button for fast control of AF point selection Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocus in Live View covering 90 x 100% of the image area at EV -6 ~ 18 Ability to shoot up to 16 fps (frames per second) via optical viewfinder and up to 20fps via Live View Maximum buffer in continuous shooting (RAW+JPEG) of 1000 images or more with dual CF Express card slots 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full wi…