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Canon’s Q3 2012 crunch: Income down a third as cameras struggle

Canon’s Q3 2012 crunch: Income down a third as cameras struggle

Canon saw operating profit slump over 42-percent year-on-year, and net income fall by more than a third, according to the camera company's Q3 2013 financial results, citing continued low demand. Net sales reached ¥799.9 billion ($10.3m) in the three month period, Canon reported [pdf link], down 12.8-percent compared to the same quarter in 2011, and while it has been attempting to scythe away at costs, it still saw gross profit ratio dip 1.1-percent.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III update brings uncompressed HD video next year

Canon EOS 5D Mark III update brings uncompressed HD video next year

Canon has announced it will enable uncompressed HDMI video output on the EOS 5D Mark III in an upcoming firmware update, in response to specific requests from video pros enamored with the DSLR. The incoming update, due April 2013, will output high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the HDMI port to an external recorder. There'll also be a tweak to autofocus performance.

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Canon offers updated firmware for EOS-1D X DSLR adding new features

Canon offers updated firmware for EOS-1D X DSLR adding new features

Canon first announced its new EOS-1D X DSLR camera aimed at the professional photographer in October of 2011. The camera was slated to launch in March of 2012 with a high-end starting price of $6800. The camera offered impressive features right out-of-the-box, including an 18-megapixel sensor and dual DIGIX 5+ processors.

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Lensbaby Spark helps photographers get creative on the cheap

Lensbaby Spark helps photographers get creative on the cheap

We've talked about Lensbaby in the past with several interesting lenses for DSLR cameras. The company makes lenses that give you all sorts of strange photographic effects that remind me more than a little of some of the digital filters on Instagram. Lensbaby is back with the new lens called the Spark.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 17, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening, folks. Today, we entered the final few days before the iPhone 5 releases, and we found out that the device has netted 2 million pre-orders in its first 24 hours of availability. Some of those same pre-orders began shipping out from China over the weekend, and AT&T is claiming that the iPhone 5 is the most successful iPhone launch ever, which everyone could have probably already guessed. We take a look at the iPhone 5's already astounding success, while Samsung was busy comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S III in a new ad that was rolled out over the weekend.

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Canon PowerShot G15, 50x optical zoom SX50 HS, and WiFi S110 debut

Canon PowerShot G15, 50x optical zoom SX50 HS, and WiFi S110 debut

Canon's wireless-toting EOS 6D isn't the company's only new model of the morning; there's also a trio of PowerShots, the G15, SX50 HS and S110, set to hit store shelves even sooner. The Canon PowerShot G15 packs a 12.1-megapixel redesigned sensor, refashioned for improved low-light performance, paired with a 28mm wide-angle f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens and DIGIC 5 image processor, and is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording.

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Canon EOS 6D: 20.2MP full-frame DSLR with WiFi and GPS

Canon EOS 6D: 20.2MP full-frame DSLR with WiFi and GPS

Canon has outed its latest DSLR, the EOS 6D, packing a 20.2-megapixel full frame sensor and integrated WiFi and GPS for transferring geotagged photos and video more easily. Directly taking on Nikon's D600, the EOS 6D has a freshly designed CMOS paired with Canon's DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, supporting 11-point AF and ISO 100-25600 (extendable to 50, 51200 and 102400).

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 21, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Let's jump right into the news, shall we? Today Apple delivered its closing arguments in the suit against Samsung, and it didn't pull any punches. Additionally, we found out that jurors deciding the case have been given various devices to help them decide who's in the right, but can't do much of anything with them. Apple's stock took a bit of a dip after it was crowned the most valuable public company ever, and some good news coming out of Foxconn, as its progress report with Fair Labor Association came back positive.

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Canon brings on two new PowerShot digital cameras for zoom action

Canon brings on two new PowerShot digital cameras for zoom action

The folks at Canon have introduced two new zoom-friendly units in the SX500 IS and the SX160 IS, both of them PowerShot cameras for the common photo-loving user. Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group for Canon USA noted that these two units are made specifically to bring on fabulous optical zoom - and that's what you're going to get!

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Canon builds 80 millionth EF lens

Canon builds 80 millionth EF lens

Canon is one of the biggest names in the photography industry and offers a number of digital cameras and camcorders. The company's products range from high-end, very expensive professional-grade DSLR cameras to cheap nearly disposable point and shoot cameras for beginners. Canon has announced that it's celebrating a new milestone in the production of its EF lenses.

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Canon EOS C300 used in world’s first airplane-exclusive film shoot

Canon EOS C300 used in world’s first airplane-exclusive film shoot

This week Canon is proud to let the world know that the brand new Canon EOS C300 has been used to film inside confined areas - that is to say, used in the past few weeks to film the worlds first-eve movie filmed entirely on airplanes. With the device they were able to film at an altitude of 35,000 feel across 28,000 miles and three continents in a movie called "Departure Date." This movie stars Ben Feldman and Nicky Whelan as they take a flight together from Sydney to Los Angeles.

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Kipon plans electronic EOS to micro four thirds lens adapter

Kipon plans electronic EOS to micro four thirds lens adapter

You can already buy mounts that will adapt your Canon lenses to mirrorless cameras such as Sony’s NEX line, but you lose out on any electronic control in the process. Kipon, an accessory company famous for creating various mounts and adapters, has announced that it plans to sell a full electronic EOS to micro four thirds adapter. The timing is certainly interesting considering the Canon EOS-M was just announced this week, marking Canon’s own entry into the mirrorless camera market.

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