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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

EOS C300 firmware update available again

Canon suspended download services for EOS C300 firmware version 1.1.0.1.00 posted 12 November 2013 due to a discrepancy in colour balance. Firmware version 1.1.1.1.00 corrects this color balance discrepancy. Any cameras that are running firmware version 1.1.0.1.00 should be updated to firmware version 1.1.1.1.00.

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

First EOS single-lens reflex camera with a white finish

The EOS Kiss SL1 (White) fitted with
the EF 40mm f2.8mm STM (white) lens.
Canon has introduced its first EOS camera with a white finish. It is the EOS Kiss X7 (White) and will be available in Japan from 28 November 2013. Also available with the same white finish is the EF 40mm f2.8 STM (often referred to as a 'pancake' lens).

The EOS Kiss X7 is known in Europe as the EOS 100D and in the USA as the Rebel SL1 – the smallest and lightest digital single-lens reflex camera in the EOS range, introduced in spring 2013. The specification of the white camera appears unchanged from the EOS 100D/Rebel SL1.

There is no information about worldwide distribution. The white camera and lens might remain exclusive to the Japanese market.

Most EOS cameras have a black finish. Exceptions were the EOS 300D (introduced in 2003), which was available in a chrome-style finish, and the non-reflex EOS M (introduced in 2012), which comes in black, red, silver and white. Further back, there was a special edition of the EOS 10 film camera, introduced in 1991 to commemorate Canon's production of 60 million cameras. This camera had a metallic grey finish.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Canon withdraws latest firmware update for EOS C300 camera

A malfunction has been found in firmware version 1.1.0.1.00 for the Cinema EOS 300 cameras. This can cause discrepancies in colour balance. Canon has temporarily stopped download services for this firmware.

New firmware with a fix for this issue will be released once it is complete.

Customers who have already updated their camera's firmware should contact Canon for further information.



Canon UK will be at The Photography Show

Canon is the latest major manufacturer to confirm their attendance at The Photography Show.
Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, between Saturday 1 and Tuesday 4 March 2014, this new event will combine highly interactive features to entertain and engage consumers, with dedicated conferences and events for professional and retail attendees. Over a hundred companies, including EOS magazine, will exhibit.

For more information visit www.photographyshow.com



Tuesday, 12 November 2013

EOS-1D C meets EBU HD Tier 1 imaging requirements

The EOS-1D C digital SLR camera, part of Canon’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography products, has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) standards for HD content acquisition. The tests found that the EOS-1D C is the first digital SLR camera to satisfy the stringent testing criteria for HD production.

Results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides exceptional HD resolution from a 4K source with very low aliasing, and good colour performance and motion portrayal. The test results also confirmed that the EOS-1D C camera system and its imaging performance comply with the recommended specification for inclusion in HD Tier 1 for HD production.

A new free-of-charge firmware update for the EOS-1D C enables the camera to correct for insufficient peripheral illumination when outfitted with supporting EF Cinema Lenses and make possible audio line input.



Tuesday, 5 November 2013

AF upgrade for Canon C100

Canon has announced an optional feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video camera - Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, enabling continuous autofocusing with Canon's entire EF lens lineup.

First employed in the EOS 70D SLR camera launched in August 2013, the innovative new AF technology helps facilitate greater shooting efficiency across a variety of shooting situations. For users that work with moving subjects, this optional Dual Pixel CMOS AF upgrade for the EOS C100 camera will allow for a smoother, more natural autofocus that can be particularly useful for video markets like documentary, sports, event and wildlife.

Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes use of the company's proprietary CMOS sensor technology with a new structure that both captures light and performs phase-difference detection autofocus. While focusing on the EOS C100 camera is primarily performed manually, the feature upgrade will enable smooth continuous AF, a capability that can be particularly beneficial when operating with a small production crew, electronic news gathering, or run-and-gun documentary-style shoots. 

This optional upgrade is expected to be available in February 2014 for a cost of $500.00. It will require the EOS C100 camera body to be shipped to a Canon service center.


Friday, 1 November 2013

Fujifilm Processing Lab to close November 2014

Fujifilm will close its E6 processing lab facility in November 2014. The lab is a partnership between Fujifilm and Leeds-based pro lab CC Imaging. CC Imaging is unaffected by this decision and will continue trading as normal.

The closure has been planned in advance to enable customers who have remaining rolls of Fujichrome Sensia process-paid film sufficient time to get them processed. Fujifilm's pre-paid processing vouchers will continue to be available, but must also be used before the closing date of 1 November 2014.

CC Imaging will continue with their existing lab facilities after the closure, including the E6 processing line. Customers will still be able to have their transparency films processed as normal, but not under the 'Fujifilm Processing Laboratory' brand after 1 November 2014.

www.fujifilmprocessinglaboratory.co.uk



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