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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Canon Announced PowerShot SX740 HS Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2018 – Whether your family is always on the go, you are an up-and-coming vlogger or you enjoy posting photos to social media, a compact digital camera capable of producing high quality images is a necessity. Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced the new PowerShot SX740 HS digital camera boasting a 40x Optical Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-960mm), a 20.3 Megapixel* CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, which is a first in the PowerShot series.

“We remain committed to incorporating the latest technologies and innovations into Canon products that help meet the needs of our customers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As we continue to grow the popular PowerShot SX-series, we are excited to offer more imaging solutions that encourage visual storytelling.”

Featuring a DIGIC 8 Image Processor, dual-sensing image stabilization, automatic image transfer, feature assistant and a 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates 180 degrees, the PowerShot SX740 HS helps make transitioning away from smartphone photography fun and easy. With high-speed continuous shooting up to 7.4fps, an ergonomic design and built-in Wi-Fi®** and Bluetooth®*** technology, you can easily capture life’s greatest moments with the PowerShot SX740 HS.

Availability and Pricing

The PowerShot SX740 HS will be available for purchase in late August for $399.99****. To purchase this product or for more information about Canon U.S.A products, visit

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Camera Will Be Announced In Days

Canon will announce the PowerShot SX740 HS camera in a few days.

PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Effective 20.3 million pixels
  • Optical 40 times zoom
  • 5 Axis hand vibration reduction
  • DIGIC 8
  • 4K video
  • Continuous : 10 frames / sec (one shot AF?) • 7.4 frames / sec (when servo AF?)
  • 3.0 type tilt type liquid crystal
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Size : 110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9 mm
  • Weight : 299 g
  • Color : Black / Silver

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Will Have New Mount and Lenses

As reported earlier, Nikon is expected to announce their new full frame mirrorless camera next month but it will come with a new mount and line of lens.

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Canon is also expected to announce their high end, full frame mirrorless camera in September, perhaps just before the Photokina Show on September 26, 2018 in Germany. What I am hoping for is Canon should have enough engineering expertise to overcome the obstacle Nikon cannot, and make their new camera compatible with the entire line of EF lenses without the use of an adapter.

There is probably a 50% chance that will happen but a new mount and line of lenses in not inconceivable. What I prefer is the new camera to use the native EF mount but will accept the addition of a small adapter if that's what it takes to have access to the entire line of EF lenses with the new Canon high end, full frame mirrorless camera. I will not buy the new camera if it requires a new line of lenses.

More leaks and details will be coming out on the new Canon full frame mirrorless camera. Keep checking back here to get the latest details and development.

MELVILLE, NY (JULY 25, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of a next-generation full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses featuring a new mount.

The new mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that are in development will enable a new dimension in optical performance with the adoption of a new mount. The system is the result of Nikon’s unsurpassed optical and manufacturing capabilities gained through more than a century of imaging expertise. Proven reliability and trusted performance are core traits of Nikon Digital-SLRs, and decades of feedback from professional creators around the world has further contributed to the development of this system.

Through the development of this new mirrorless camera, Nikon reaffirms our commitment to providing photographers with the ability to capture images that are richer and more vivid than ever before.

Additionally, an F-Mount adapter is being developed that will enable the use of a wide variety of F-Mount NIKKOR lenses with the new camera.

Nikon will continue to lead imaging innovation with the launch of the new mirrorless camera and the continued development of Nikon Digital-SLR cameras as well as the impressive NIKKOR lens lineup. Soon, Nikon users will have two industry-leading camera systems to choose from, giving consumers the choice to enjoy the unique values that each system offers.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Find Out The Actuation Count Of Your Canon EOS Camera

Get shutter actuations count of your Canon EOS camera!

EOS Inspector displays a shutter actuations count of your Canon EOS camera, so you can easily check whether a newly purchased camera is really brand new, or how heavily used a secondhand item is. You can avoid a visit to a service center by doing the diagnostic yourself.


Device Overview

Important details about your camera, such as serial number, battery charge level, possible shots and firmware version are presented as soon as you connect your camera via USB cable.

Shutter Actuations Info

EOS Inspector displays a shutter actuations count along with a shutter’s rated lifespan (that varies from camera to camera) so you can easily see the percent of its wear. For modern EOS cameras Live View related actuations are also displayed.

For newer cameras you’ll get even more! Most EOS cameras released since 2015 (such as the 1D X Mark II, 5D Mark IV and 5DS) provide more details on shutter’s usage. You’ll get separate values for photos taken through the viewfinder, photos taken via the Live View and a number of Live View sessions. All these values are presented visually on the detalization bar.

Customisation of User Fields

Depending on a concrete model, Canon EOS cameras support up to three user-customizable fields that are used to populate metadata of your photos. EOS Inspector gives you a convenient way to change owner, author and copyright settings of your camera.


One-click camera report sharing

Easily share a report that contains a summary information about your camera such as serial number and detailed shutter actuations info.

65 cameras supported

EOS Inspector is tested and confirmed to be working with 65 Canon EOS cameras, including the recent ones like 1D X Mark II, 5D Mark IV and 5DS.

One-time purchase

After a one-time purchase you get a full-featured app without any implied restrictions. There are also no in-app purchases and no limits on a number of shutter count readings.


Buying or selling a camera online?
Use EOS Inspector to determine whether or not the camera that is listed as new is really brand new or estimate/verify the value of a previously used item.

Running a camera rental shop?

Use EOS Inspector to track different cameras usage to predict failures and estimate costs related to shutter mechanism replacement in future.


EOS Inspector supports shutter information retrieval from the following Canon EOS cameras :

1D X, 1D X Mark II, 1D C, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 6D, 6D Mark II, 7D, 7D Mark II, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 77D, 80D, 100D, 200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 8000D, 9000D;

Rebel SL1, SL2, XS, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T6s, T7i;

Kiss X2, X3, X4, X5, X6i, X7, X7i, X8i, X9, X9i, F, X50, X70, X80;

Check out EOS Inspector 2 at the Apple MacOS App Store $2.99 (Reg $4.99)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Canon High End Full Frame Mirrorless Camera and New Super Telephoto Lens Coming Soon

Canon is expected to announce a high end, full frame mirrorless camera very soon, perhaps just before the 2018 Photokina Show since Nikon is also expected to announce their full frame mirrorless camera around the last week of August 2018.

The EOS-90D and EOS-7D Mark III cameras may be announced in Q1 of 2019. In addition, a couple of Super Telephoto lenses are also expected, perhaps around the time of the 2018 Photokina Show in September in Germany as well.

My hope is one of the Big White lenses will be the EF 600mm f/4DO BR. Canon showcased this lens in their Expo back in September 2015 in New York City. Currently, the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II is my favorite DO lens and accompanies me on all my wildlife photography tours but sometimes I can use a bit more focal length.

However, I suspect the Super Telephoto lenses to be announced will be the Series III version of any of the following : EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 500mm f/4L IS II or EF 600mm f/4L IS II. Most likely the first two. These lenses are already Very good and any meaningful improvement will be at best marginally. A weight reduction will be most welcome. Some of the Series II lenses reduced about 1 1/2 pound weight from their predecessors.

A few Canon camera bodies have also shown up as the company filed registration papers with certification authorities in various countries.

Canon DS126721 is registered with overseas certification bodies. This is most probably a new Rebel camera with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.

Two DSLR test cameras are code named K436 (EOS-80D Mark II or EOS-90D?) and K437 (EOS-7D Mark III?). Additional mirrorless cameras are code named K424, K433 and EC 811. All the new cameras come with the DIGIC 8 processors.

K424 will be a 30 to 40 MP full frame mirrorless camera with a brand new sensor, dual card slots and a burst rate performance close to the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera. DIGIC 8+ processor will power the camera and DPAF 4K will come standard with the 4K video. Announcement is expected around the 2018 Photokina Show time frame.

K333 will also be a full frame mirrorless camera but with less features and a lower price.

EC 811 may be the EOS-M5 Mark II APS-C mirrorless camera.

Sadly, I am not convinced the upcoming high end, Canon full frame mirrorless camera will fit my needs unless it comes with the EF mount. These are early days and there is little point in further speculation. Keep checking back for the latest information and development.

Monday, July 2, 2018

More Canon Cameras and Lenses Showed Up For Certification

As reported in my earlier post, in addition to the new cameras we are expecting from Canon in the next 6 to 12 months, there are additional EF lenses and cameras that have applied for certification to various agencies.

DS 126721 (EOS Body)

Interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or full frame mirrorless) with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in. The camera uses the LP-E6 / LP-E6N battery.

PC 2352 (PowerShot)

This digital camera is made in Japan with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in.

There are also five (5) EF Interchangeable lenses. One of them is most likely to be the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM. Two of the lenses may be destined for a kit, perhaps the EOS-80D Mark II or EOS-7D Mark III camera. The remaining two lenses appear to be the 'L' grade professional model.

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