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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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Canon EOS M Japan reveals accessories coming late September

Canon EOS M Japan reveals accessories coming late September

Today Canon has done a marvelous job of beating up the news with bits of excitement on their brand new Canon EOS M camera system, the latest bit being some accessories not yet available to the public. What you'll be seeing here that's different from what's been revealed earlier today is a lovely new body jacket of many colors, matching neck straps, and an additional Speedlite for you flash shooters. You'll want to keep your pocketbooks open until September for these pieces of hardware add-ons for sure.

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Canon: EOS M is our DSLR gateway drug

Canon: EOS M is our DSLR gateway drug

Canon aims to break open a new market with its newly-announced Canon EOS M, straddling the divide between the traditional EOS DSLR audience and those who have higher expectations than point-and-shoots. "Although there's no question that this is an EOS camera" Canon UK's David Parry told TechRadar, "it's targeted at people who are not traditionally an EOS camera customer." The new model is Canon's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

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Canon EOS M up for pre-order: Supplies already short

Canon EOS M up for pre-order: Supplies already short

Canon's EOS M mirrorless camera may have only been officially announced this morning - and not due to hit shelves until October - but if you want one from the first batch the advice is to flex your credit card today. Pre-order listings for the new EOS M have already gone live at some online retailers, priced at $799, along with warnings that initial stock is unlikely to be sufficient to meet demand from shutterbugs.

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Canon EOS M spills samples plus promo for the Instagram generation

Canon EOS M spills samples plus promo for the Instagram generation

Canon has released sample shots from the new EOS M mirrorless camera, along with a suitably uptempo promo video positioning the snapper as perfect for the impatient Instagram generation. The new gallery of stills and video clips put the EOS M through its paces in portrait, macro and landscape photography, as well as in low-light video situations, and if we weren't drooling over the new Canon before, we certainly are now.

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