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Canon - cry from the dying beast
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  • As much as Atomos wants to sell their fancy monitors, HDR still has a ways to go.

    This part I agree. But he could not say anything else.

  • As much as Atomos wants to sell their fancy monitors, HDR still has a ways to go.

  • New optimistic PR

    MELVILLE, N.Y., August 29, 2016 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent* of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.

    "It is humbling to know that such a large number of the world's most talented sports photographers relied on Canon equipment to capture this historic sporting event. Their iconic images from so many different events have been and will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come. To support the needs of our customers and help them accomplish their goals, Canon Professional Services is always set up and ready at major sporting events throughout the year to assist by providing comprehensive equipment maintenance and repairs, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    During the events, a photographer that had equipment stolen was quickly assisted by CPS staff so he could get back on assignment. According to Brett Costello, News Corp. Australia photographer, "The CPS team in Brazil was amazing. I was very upset at having my gear stolen on August 4 at a café and thought my ability to cover the coming events were over. When I told the Canon staff there what had happened to me, they didn't hesitate in helping with the loan gear I required. Thanks to Canon I put the event behind me and was able to complete my assignments."

  • "Oh, no, we can't give them what they want." Ampex tried that back when they owned the world. Look what happened to them.

  • Here in California we have something called the LaBrea tar pits. It's sticky, hot asphalt, and over the ages animals just walk into it and sink. And you have to ask, why did those dinosaurs walk in there and sink? The stupid, it burns.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Brea_Tar_Pits

  • This becomes worse and worse

    Canon Inc (7751.T) cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday, becoming Japan's first major technology company to report a weaker outlook on the yen's surge following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

    The world's biggest maker of cameras and printers forecast group operating profit of 265 billion yen ($2.54 billion) for the year through December, from 300 billion yen estimated three months prior.

    The new forecast, Canon's second downward outlook revision this year, is below market expectations of 297 billion yen, based on estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

    The company also said that for the quarter through June, operating profit fell 35 percent to 68.6 billion yen, missing the 81.9 billion yen average of five analyst estimates.

  • Brexit is also no good

    "In Japan, while we can expect to see a temporary surge in the value of the yen, the U.K.'s decision could also bring a halt to the economic recovery that had been underway," Mitarai, head of the camera and printer maker, said in a statement.

    "We look to the Japanese government to implement strong monetary measures."

    Monetary measures in simple means they want free money.

  • Hirofumi Totsuka of Canon presented a 250 Mpixel APS-H size imager : 1.5 um pixel pitch (4 sharing) made in 0.13 um technology node. The device is consuming 1.97 W at full resolution 5fps. An interesting build-in feature of this sensor is the following : ALL pixel signals are converted by column SS-ADCs with a single ramp, but in front of the ADC, each column has its own PGA that can be switched to 4x or 1x gain, depending on the signal level. So when the pixels are sampled, a first check is done to look whether the signal is above or below a particular reference level, and then the right gain of the PGA is set to 1x or 4x. Simple method, but I think that the issues pop up in the reconstruction of the signal at the cross-over point between the two settings of the PGA

  • Back to legal things

    Get It Digital has responded with its Answer (that’s the official name of a defendant’s first response to a lawsuit). In the Answer, which I’ve embedded below, Get It Digital and All New Shop (I’ll collectively reference them as just “Get It Digital”) essentially deny all of the alleged wrongdoings that Canon asserts in the Complaint.

    In the set up to Get It Digital’s defenses, however, they admit a few facts that are indisputable – such as the fact that Get It Digital is not an authorized Canon dealer and that the company sells Canon products online.

    In addition to denying essentially all of the material facts, Get It Digital lays out three affirmative defenses that would kill Canon’s claims.

    Check at http://www.photographybay.com/2015/12/14/canon-v-gray-market-retailers-get-it-digital-responds/

  • You can get cheaper cameras than that on ebay? When I was in Hong Kong they weren't that much cheaper...

    Yes you can :-) ebay is just marketplace (and I must say that like any capitalist endeavor it prefers large sellers).

    Many sellers have their own shops.

  • What? You can get cheaper cameras than that on ebay? When I was in Hong Kong they weren't that much cheaper...

  • @alcomposer

    No, also on ebay only big sellers posy any real threat.

    Gray market is anything not imported via official Canon channels.

  • Doesn't grey market = ebay? And if so why not sue ebay?

    Oh- probably not enough money for that!

  • Seems like things are bad:

    Canon USA filed a pair of lawsuits in October against Get It Digital, LLC and several other widely-known gray market retailers in a effort to force them to stop selling gray market Canon cameras and other products in the United States.

    http://www.photographybay.com/2015/11/22/canon-is-suing-get-it-digital-and-others-to-stop-gray-market-dslr-sales/

  • Canon stated today that their 120mp APS-H sensor produces 210Mb raw files, it means that it is 14 bits values for each pixel. Big question arises if this has any meaning, as 16Mp m43 sensor already rarely has 12 bits of meaningful info (not pure noise or such).

  • I dont understand to Canon.

  • Coming from a history of cameras with mediocre 2k and 4k video capabilities I wonder what a big leap Canon is pretending to have made, here. But I shall be compelled by the incredible 8k sample footage they will publish soon... or will they? :-)

  • While people continues to buy their products, this trend will continue.

  • They keep showing off important tech milestones then go on to deliver products like the XC-10. That's quite a strategy... all PR buzz and zero high-value, mass-marketable products.