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TIPA 2018 awards for Canon

Canon has received six awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Representing 30 industry magazines from 15 countries across five continents, it is one of the world’s leading photo imaging and press associations. Canon was first commended by TIPA in 1991, and 2018 marks the 24th year it has been recognised for technical innovations to the photography industry. 

Four Canon cameras, one lens and a Speedlite have been recognised as industry-leading this year, and were specifically accredited with meeting the diverse image shooting and video production requirements for all customer types and technical capabilities.

The following products have been awarded TIPA accolades:
Best DSLR Enthusiast: EOS 200D
Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert: EOS 6D Mark II
Best Mirrorless CSC Enthusiast: EOS M50 (above left)
Best Professional Compact Camera: PowerShot G1X Mark III
Best Photo Innovation: Speedlite 470EX-AI
Best DSLR Prime Lens: EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

New Cosmos of Photography competition 2018

Canon will be accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st edition) competition from 18 April.

The New Cosmos of Photography is open to entrants globally and is Canon’s cultural project to discover, nurture and support new photographers. Since its launch in 1991, the programme has encouraged participants to explore new and creative ways to engage with photography. In 2015 the contest also opened entry to digital submissions (stills and video) to encourage more novel forms of photographic expression.

The New Cosmos of Photography encourages participants to create original pieces of work that push the boundaries of photography. Award winners will have their work featured at exhibitions and published collections, as well on the New Cosmos of Photography website. To date, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 27,406 entries, many of whom have gone on to achieve international success through their work.

Entries for this year’s New Cosmos of Photography will b…

EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update

Firmware Version 1.1.2 for the EOS 5D Mark IV incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

1. Support has been added for chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and Digital Lens Optimizer when using Digital Photo Professional to process RAW images captured with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 17mm f4L, TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f4L Macro.

2. Fixes a phenomenon in which standard exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may result, when Silent LV (Live View) shooting with the following TS-E lenses: TS-E 50mm f2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm f2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f4L Macro.

3. Support for Exif 2.31 has been added.

4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function normally when using the Camera Connect application to shoot a high frame rate movie.

5. Fixes a phenomenon in which error 80 may occur when HDR movies are shot using the Remote Live View Shooting func…

Canon UK: Spring cashback

Canon UK is offering up to £250 cashback on selected products at participating retailers. You can claim the cashback on the purchase of these products between 14 March and 15 May 2018. Products include:

EOS cameras
EOS 5DS R - £250 cashback
EOS 5DS - £250 cashback
EOS 5D Mark IV - £250 cashback
EOS 6D Mark II - £170 cashback
EOS 80D - £85 cashback

Mirrorless cameras
EOS M5 - £100 cashback

DSLR lenses and accessories
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM - £250 cashback
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM - £220 cashback
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM - £220 cashback
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM - £220 cashback
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM - £220 cashback
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM - £170 cashback
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM - £150 cashback
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM - £60 cashback
Speedlite 600EX II-RT - £110 cashback

Further information and details of how to claim are available at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/cashback/current-cashback/

15th consecutive year of No.1 share

Based on a Canon survey, the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 15 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2017.

EF-M lenses get firmware update for EOS M50

Canon has released updates for three of its EF-M lenses in preparation for the release of the EOS M50 with its new Dual Sensing IS function. This technology combines in-camera body and lens-based shake detection which is then used by the lens to determine the amount of stabilisation required.

Firmware updates are available for the following lenses (click lens name for link):
EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

There are detailed instructions for installing the software when you download the firmware update – Canon recommends that you read this carefully before attempting the installation.

Canon updates software to support new cameras

Canon has updated its portfolio of software for the Canon EOS system to support the three EOS cameras released in February 2018. Digital Photo Professional, Canon's RAW editing software, has been updated to ver. 4.8.20, whilst EOS Utility (ver. 3.8.20), and Picture Style Editor (ver. 1.20.20) also both offer support for the following cameras:

EOS 2000D (Rebel T7)
EOS 4000D
EOS M50

You can check for the latest version of Canon's software applicable to your EOS camera via the Canon Support website.

Firmware update v1.0.1 for EOS 200D (Rebel SL2)

Canon has released a firmware update for its smallest current DSLR camera, the EOS 200D (Rebel SL2). Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fix:

1. Corrects an erroneous display that may appear when some third-party accessories are attached to the hot shoe.

Firmware Version 1.0.1 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Download firmware from Canon UK website

Innovative and smart: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI announced

Canon today launches the world's first flash equipped with AI Bounce – a new Auto Intelligent (AI) function that takes the fuss and uncertainty out of bounce flash photography. This revolutionary new technology intelligently calculates and manoeuvres the flash head position automatically to create optimum lighting for outstanding images.

Revolutionary flash innovation – AI Bounce
The AI Bounce function automates bounce photography within the flash. This never-before-seen innovation uses a test flash to calculate the perfect angle for natural, flattering illumination, whilst automatically moving the motorised flash head into the optimum position for perfect lighting.

The full-auto mode carefully manipulates the flash head for every new shot, eliminating unwanted shooting complications. It also removes the time needed to evaluate the shot and reposition the flash head manually. As a result, photographers of all levels can confidently and quickly use the flash, reassured that the Spe…

Canon EOS M50 launched

Canon today launches the EOS M50, the latest addition to the EOS M series and Canon’s most intuitive and technologically advanced mirrorless camera yet.

Designed for today’s modern adventurers, aimed at vloggers and those moving up from a smartphone or compact camera, the EOS M50 is Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K movie capability, a Vari-Angle touchscreen and Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor.

Canon states that the M50 sits between the EOS M100 – its entry level mirrorless camera – and the EOS M5 and M6 – two feature-rich models – but is intended as an easier entry point than the latter two cameras. The controls are simplified and the camera includes Canon's recently developed Guided interface, first seen on the EOS 800D and 77D.

Coupled with Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi for seamless connectivity, the EOS M50 also includes a new feature offering automatic back-up to the cloud. The APS-C sized 24.1MP CMOS sensor gives for beautiful soft backgrounds and sharp, high-reso…

EOS 2000D & EOS 4000D: Two new Canon DSLRs for beginners

Canon today unveils the launch of the EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) and EOS 4000D, Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR cameras. With a wide range of practical and easy-to-use features, plus simple in-camera feature guides, these new cameras offer an affordable entry point for those taking their first steps into interchangeable lens photography and those wanting to create superbly detailed DSLR quality pictures and cinematic Full HD movies with ease.

The newest additions to Canon’s entry-level DSLR range, the EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D have been designed for people who seek out new experiences and want to share their adventures seamlessly to social media. The cameras’ powerful combination of APS-C sensor technology, DIGIC 4+ image processor, seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and straightforward in-camera feature guides enable stories to be captured and shared with highly detailed photos and Full HD movies.

With the EOS 2000D featuring a new 24.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor, and the EOS 4000D using an 18 Megapix…

DPP version 4.7.21

Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software has been updated to version 4.7.21.

Windows and Mac: Fixes an error in which Dual Pixel RAW Optimiser may not be started.

Windows only: Fixes an error in which the Filter/Sort pane may have problems displaying when a high-resolution monitor is being used.

The update can be downloaded at:
https://www.canon.co.uk/support/
https://www.usa.canon.com/

Canon patent rankings

Canon Inc. ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2017, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 32 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. In addition, Canon once again ranked first among Japanese companies.