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Canon moves towards robotic assembly lines

Canon moves towards robotic assembly lines

Those of you who recently picked up a Canon 5D Mark III have the comfort of knowing that your super-expensive DSLR was lovingly assembled by hand in Japan. That may not be the case for much longer: today a Canon spokesperson announced that the company would be moving towards completely automated production starting immediately. There's no definite date on when the transition will be complete, but Canon hopes to finish by 2015.

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Nikon admits D4/D800 lockup issue: working on a fix

Nikon admits D4/D800 lockup issue: working on a fix

It seems that if you’re trying to make a honest buck selling high-end DSLRs, you’re going to run into potential problems. Canon had to suspend EOS 5D Mark III shipments a few weeks ago due to a light leakage issue that affected picture output. Now Nikon seems to be facing a problem of its own with with D4 and D800. Both cameras seemingly lock up and stop responded to input, with only a battery pull and reboot fixing the issue.

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Sony NEX-F3 leak reveals 16.1 megapixel sensor

Sony NEX-F3 leak reveals 16.1 megapixel sensor

Yesterday we heard rumors that Nikon was working on another full frame DSLR, the D600, and Sony doesn’t seem to be sitting still either. A new leak indicates that an NEX-F3 is on the horizon, packing a 16.1 megapixel sensor, along with a chassis and features similar to the existing NEX line. The new mirrorless camera could be taking the place of the NEX-C3, Sony’s entry level offering.

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Nikon D600 full frame DSLR rumored

Nikon D600 full frame DSLR rumored

Rumors today have indicated that Nikon is working on a new full frame DSLR. The camera company currently offers the D800, and new information points to Nikon creating a cheaper full frame DSLR, the D600. While the megapixel count is currently unknown,  a summer announcement is reportedly on the cards that could change the current dynamic of the Nikon range.

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Canon freezes EOS 5D Mark III shipments [Updated]

Canon freezes EOS 5D Mark III shipments [Updated]

Canon has frozen shipments of the EOS 5D Mark III in Canada and the UK, after deeming the light leak problem with the camera is too serious to go uncorrected. "Canon has identified that when the LCD top light is switched on in very dark situations, the displayed exposure value may change on the EOS 5D Mark III" the company admitted last week; now it has confirmed that it will be freezing supplies until the fault can be rectified.

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Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon's woes with the EOS 5D Mark III go from bad to worse, with independent tests suggesting the core performance of its new 22-megapixel sensor is little improved from the 5D Mark II it replaces. Hot on the heels of Canon's embarrassing confirmation that the hardware design of the EOS 5D Mark III has a flaw that allows light into the body, testing by specialists DxO Labs indicate only minor advantages from the new model and - unlikely to help in the ongoing Canon vs. Nikon platform war - performance still lagging behind that of the D800.

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Nikon D3200 targets DSLR newcomers with smartphone control

Nikon D3200 targets DSLR newcomers with smartphone control

Nikon has outed its latest digital camera, the D3200, a 24.2-megapixel consumer model targeting new DSLR buyers with its speedy low-light performance and Full HD video. Offering a DX-format CMOS, Nikon's EXPEED 3 image processor for up to 4fps continuous shooting, and 1080p HD, the D3200 also support's Nikons' new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter which turns a smartphone or tablet into a remote control, with image previews and remote shutter release.

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Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon has unveiled a new product lineup that boasts super high-definition 4K technology. The new equipment includes the EOS-1D C Digital SLR camera along with four EF Cinema zoom lenses, two Cinema EOS cameras, and an advanced display to round out Canon's 4K imaging solutions designed for professional photography, video, and motion picture cinematography.

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Canon EOS-1D C and C500 bring 4K video recording

Canon EOS-1D C and C500 bring 4K video recording

Canon today has announced two new cameras in their lineup, the EOS-1D C DSLR, and C500 4K Cinema video camera. The C300 was criticized for only being able to record 1080p video, so in response, Canon has added this new model to record in eye watering 4K. The EOS-1D C hasn’t been left out, though, and can also record 4K.

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Canon EOS 60Da aims for the stars

Canon EOS 60Da aims for the stars

Hello Spaceboy: Canon has your camera. The Canon EOS 60Da gets starry specific, a camera specifically tweaked to suit astronomical photography: the company uses a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor "with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity" which, it's said, makes for "magnificent photographs of "red hydrogen emission" nebulae and other cosmic phenomena." Replacing the aging 8.2-megapixel EOS 20Da, the EOS 60Da has an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and, with the right adapter, can be mounted to telescopes.

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