The Camera Market Needs Canon to Stop Drinking Its Own Kool-Aid

Canon’s profits are tanking, and they are losing even more ground in the camera market.

Poor Canon; it seems as though things keep going from bad to worse for the former king of the photography castle. While Canon has been hard at work on all fronts, it seems as though their efforts aren’t producing the results they want. To be fair, earlier on this year, Canon’s CEO did say that he fully expects things to get worse before they get better, but I don’t think anyone could have predicted that their gross profits would tank quite so hard over nine months. Just what does Canon need to do to steady their ship? Continue reading…

Could Third Party Lenses Make the Canon M Mount More Popular?

The Canon M Mount needs help, and third party lens manufacturers might give the platform the boost it needs to succeed.

The Canon M Mount has been snickered at by just about everyone except those in Asia. Cameras like the M100 and the M50 have made Canon’s first Mirrorless platform a raging success in Japan, but it has not been well received elsewhere. This is partly because Canon dropped the ball on M Mount lenses. Until the new M6 II was announced, things were super quiet on the M Mount front. Sigma has just shaken things up by announcing that three of their popular APS-C lenses will be coming to the platform. The trio of lenses (the 16mm f1.4, the 30mm f1.4, and the 56mm f1.4) are available now at bargain prices. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

Can the Canon M200 Really Tempt Smartphone Users?

Canon M200

The new Canon M200 is aimed squarely at the first-time photographer, but is there enough to make a person put their phone down?

Canon just announced a new Mirrorless. The Canon M200 is billed as a non-intimidating camera for experienced photographers and for photographers looking to step up from smartphones. The specs sound appealing, but will it have enough to make casual photographers put the phone down? The Canon M200 is a 24.1 Megapixel APS-C camera that utilizes the Canon M Mount. A read of the spec sheet reveals that the M200 will feature Canon’s latest Digic 8 image processor and Canon’s impressive Dual Pixel autofocus. The M200 packs eye and face autofocus, and it can shoot 4K UHD video and 1080P video at 60 frames per second. Canon also highlights that the M200 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in to make image sharing easier. The M200 is also compatible with both EF and EF-S lenses with an adapter.

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