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13 years at the top of the global interchangeable lens digital camera market

Canon Inc. announces its 13th year at number one in the interchangeable-lens digital camera market, spanning both DSLR and compact system devices (based on a Canon survey).
In 2003, Canon broke new ground with the introduction of the EOS 300D. Combining a competitive price with a compact, lightweight design, this pioneering camera captured the top global market share upon release, leading the way for Canon’s dominance in DSLR. 

Four free photo apps available

Canon has released four free iOS applications in the UK and Ireland.

BestShutter is designed to help take photos of children and pets who usually don't pay attention to the camera. The app uses fun sounds to capture children or pet's attention. A function to remove ads can be purchased for GBP 0.79 / Ireland: EUR 0.99).

Photo Log Map is designed to meets the needs of people who want to record location information together with shooting records during various situations such as traveling or mountain climbing. Using data from your images and a smartphones information service, it creates a shooting record maps. Even with data from photos shot on digital cameras not equipped with GPS, you can create a shooting record map linked to the smartphones GPS log. In addition to photos on the map, you can also add text memos and sound memos that record the location's conditions. By writing the recorded log to a GPX file (optional addition function GBP 0.79 /Ireland:EUR 0.99), you can use…

Canon spring 2016 cashback

Canon UK is offering cashbacks of up to £250 on products purchased between Thursday 17 March and Wednesday 18 May 2016. Purchases must be made from participating retails in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or the Canon e-store.

EOS cameras featured in the promotion are the 5DS (£250), 5DS R (£250), 5D Mark III (£250), 6D (£150), 7D Mark II (£100) and 70D (£75).

Also included are 10 lenses (cashbacks from £35 to £185), the Speedlite 60EX-RT (£75)and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (£40), A3 photo printers and video cameras.

Full details of these and other Canon promotions are available at:
http://www.canon.co.uk/promotions/

All prices above are cashback savings. Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully.

Updates to Canon software

Canon has released updates for some of its software to provide support for its latest cameras, including the EOS-1D X Mark II, 80D and 1300D. The latest versions are:
•  Digital Photo Professional 4.4.30
•  EOS Utility 3.4.30
•  Picture Style Editor 1.16.30

To download the updates for Windows or Mac OS X go to www.canon.co.uk/support, enter your camera model and select the 'Software' tab. Check that the updates are suitable for your computer and operating system configuration.

New entry level DSLR unveiled: EOS 1300D

Canon unveils a new entry-level EOS DSLR – the EOS 1300D. An ideal introduction to DSLR photography, the EOS 1300D includes Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC to make sharing simpler than ever, alongside a range of improved features to help you take impressive, creative photos and movies. With an 18 megapixel sensor and responsive handling, the EOS 1300D is the perfect camera for capturing images with a distinct look and feel that are immediately shareable.

Capture quality in every shot

For photographs that stand out from the crowd, the EOS 1300D includes Canon’s DIGIC 4+ processor and a large APS-C sized, 18 megapixel sensor, letting you capture intricate detail and the diversity of colour in every scene. If you want to shoot scenes where people and items pop from blurred background, the EOS 1300D’s shallow depth-of-field capabilities deliver just that. From close-up nature shots, portraits and full cityscapes, the camera helps you create original phot…

New dedicated app for Connect Station CS100

Canon has announced that it will launch a dedicated companion smartphone app for its Connect Station
CS100, available on iOS and Android, at the end of March 2016. The Connect Station CS100 Smartphone App will allow you to upload images to, and download from, your smartphone or tablet; browse and select images to view on your TV screen, as well as rename albums and add comments.
To complement this, Canon also announced the release of an automatic firmware update for the Connect Station CS100, available from late May, which will deliver enhanced levels of control and even easier access to your image library.

The Firmware 2.0 update will add the following functionalities to the Connect Station CS100:
Quick, bulk, uploads – import bulk images from your PC to the Connect Station CS100 using the new, simple drag and drop interfaceEasy image exports – transfer your Connect Station CS100 images to a wider range of devicesNew Connect Station App features – the firmware will also add a …