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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and Pro EOS-R cameras might be announced some time in Q1, 2020


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera


My readers know me as The Wildlife Ho-tographer. I have been using Canon gear for over 30 years. Currently, I am finishing up a road trip of the UK. You can follow my travels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about Canon announcing the EOS-1D X Mark III and pro version of the EOS-R cameras some time in early 2020, to coincide with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

There is an increasing chance this will indeed happen, perhaps with Canon releasing the two cameras simultaneously. I expect a development announcement of the pro version of the EOS-R camera some time in Q4, 2019. Perhaps you have noticed Canon has been readying the release of high end, zoom lenses in the not too distant future. This can dovetail into the release of the pro EOS-R model.

If the new mirrorless camera comes with the functions and features of a pro DSLR as I have laid out in my previous post, I may be interested in acquiring one but I am still not convinced by the RF mount and will use the EF adapter to continue using my extensive EF lens inventory. Keep checking back for the latest information as I get them.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Canon announced new PIXMA G-series Megatank printers




MELVILLE, NY, June 6, 2019 – In a time where it seems like digital is king, we cannot forget that 69% of Americans feel overwhelmed about the constant barrage of digital information. It’s time to bring it back to basics and embrace the benefits of print. In that spirit, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new PIXMA G6020 All-In-One Printer and the PIXMA G5020 MegaTank Single-Function Printer. These new PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers are further extending the current lineup and are ideal for high-print volume printing with low maintenance.

The magic of PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers lies with the continuous ink supply system. Boasting ink bottles with spill-resistant tops, the printer system is designed to provide seamless and clean usability at home and in the office. With black ink providing up to 6,000 pages per bottle and total color ink combination providing up to 7,700 pages, the printers provide a high-page yield, making them cost-effective and convenient for the consumer. Further adding to the flexibility and convenience of the two new MegaTank models is automatic two-sided printing along with a 350 page paper capacity when using both the front and rear trays. In addition, these two new printers feature faster print speeds than the previous generation of MegaTank printers, producing 13 impressions per minute (“IPM”) for black and white4 and 6.8 IPM for color.

“Listening to our customer’s printing needs is a top priority for our company as we continue to bring new innovations to our products and the marketplace, ” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “I am confident that today’s product introductions will deliver upon the needs for a continuous ink system and easier wireless technology.”

The PIXMA G6020 and PIXMA G5020 printers both feature wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi® and, for users of compatible mobile devices, the added benefit of access to the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, allowing for easy setup and basic operations on compatible smartphone devices. Through the Canon PRINT app, users can easily access PIXMA Cloud Link to print photos and documents from popular online social platforms and services, such as Instagram®, Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, Photobucket®, Dropbox®, Evernote®, Google Drive™ and Microsoft® OneDrive®.

The PIXMA G6020 printer also supports the Apple AirPrint® software feature and the Google Cloud Print™ web printing service for printing from the Gmail™ email service and the Google Docs™ web-based word processing program on a compatible mobile device and from the Google Chrome™ browser for Mac®, Windows®, Linux® and Chrome OS™ operating systems.

The new PIXMA G-series printers are available today, with the PIXMA G6020 All-In-One Printer available for $299.99 and the PIXMA G5020 MegaTank Single Function Printer for $249.99. For more information and a detailed listing of all product features, please visit : shop.usa.canon.com/gseries.