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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Canon Announced Rechargeable, Compact IVY Mini Photo Printer




MELVILLE, N.Y., April 19, 2018 – Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for unique ways to seamlessly blend their personal online brand and real life persona. With internet users having an average of seven social media accounts², products that support connections between people and technology have become ever more important. In that spirit, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the IVY Mini Photo Printer. Available in Rose Gold, Mint Green and Slate Gray, the IVY Mini Photo Printer empowers the next generation of creators to tell and share their story in real life (IRL) through the power of print in the digital age.

“The proverb ‘good things come in small packages’ couldn’t be more true for the first 2x3 photo printer from Canon U.S.A.” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It’s our smallest and lightest printer yet, and the company is excited about giving customers more access to creatively connect and instantly share memories than ever before from the palm of their hand.”

BE CREATIVE IRL 

For smartphone photographers seeking to stay portable and on the go with their devices, this sleek and compact portable printer has an extensive list of standout, user-friendly features through the Canon Mini Print app¹. The app includes creative filters, such as photo frames and stickers, augmented reality (AR) face distortion, as well as additional photo-editing tools including added text, fun frames and the option to draw. These features encourage users to creatively add fun enhancements and share those distinctive memories in real time in either a 2x3 print or sticker output option.

BE UNIQUE IRL

With customization at the foundation, this printer, through the Canon Mini Printer App, offers the option to print not only individual smudge-free and water-resistant 2x3 prints or stickers, but also a tile print that is made up of four or nine prints, as well as over ten unique collage templates that print on one 2x3 photo. From selfies to sunsets, this output option offers the freedom of expression for a wide variety of consumers.

BE TECH-SAVVY IRL

The IVY printer utilizes ZINK Zero Ink Technology from ZINK, an amazing way to print in full color without the need of ink cartridges. Additionally, each pack of paper comes with one blue ZINK SMART SHEET; calibrating your IVY printer to the photo paper in that pack to produce an image that meets Canon’s high-quality image standards.

The Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer is currently available for an estimated retail price of $129.99*, which includes the printer body and a starter pack of ten sheets of photo paper. Twenty-sheet and fifty-sheet packs of photo paper will also be available for an estimated retail price of $9.99* and $24.99*, respectively. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Canon May Announce Two Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras




My readers know I am not a fan of the current crop of consumer and prosumer mirrorless cameras on the market. I have been reporting on Canon working on their own full frame mirrorless cameras for over two years now.

The latest rumor is Canon may announce two full frame mirrorless models. The first one will be the professional version, with the high end but not quite pro model coming a few months later. Apparently, Canon is still working hard on how to come out with a native EF mount model.

My advice to Canon is simple. If you cannot announce a professional full frame mirrorless camera with the EF mount soon, you will never catch up and overtake Sony's lead. This will be a big mistake and grave opportunity loss. Therefore, failure is not an option. Anything less than a high end, native EF mount model with a mid to high 30MP sensor will not excite professional photographers like myself and Canon does not have a lot of chances to make improvements on their mistakes.

Therefore, make this full frame mirrorless camera project your highest priority and get it right the first time. An announcement is expected by the end of the year. Keep checking back for the latest information as I get them. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tour Of Kodak Film Manufacturing Factory


A journey down memory lane. The good old days of film cameras and photography, brought to you by another Kodak moment.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Amazing World Of New Canon Camera Sensors


Sony may be the largest manufacturers of camera sensors but Canon has more advanced sensors in their labs they have not introduced. The upcoming high-end, full frame mirrorless camera, the replacement of the EOS-1D X Mark II and the EOS-5Ds Mark II may each have a new sensor in them. Click on this Canon page to see a description of their new camera sensors.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Canon May Pull Out Of Photokina Show In 2018


Photokina is going through some changes with their annual show, cutting it short from 6 to 4 days and changing the show from September to May, starting 2019. Some exhibitors have already announced they are pulling out of the September 2018 show, including Elinchrom and Profit.

Looks like Photokina may have cut itself off with some important exhibitors for this year. Canon is rumored to be seriously considering the move as well. After all, why exhibit in September when you have to do it all over again in 7 months?


Monday, April 9, 2018

Canon May Replace EOS-5Ds and EOS-5DsR With MegaPixel Sensor Camera




Canon announced the EOS-5Ds and EOS-5DsR 50MB sensor cameras in February 2015. However, Canon already has sensors with well over 100MB working in their labs for a few years.

They may replace the EOS-5Ds models next year with just one camera spotting a full frame sensor in the neighborhood of 75MB+

A bit earlier to have any reliable leaks yet but the simplification of having just one model to replace the EOS-5Ds cameras is welcome. Stay tuned for more information.