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Headshot Booker, SpotMyPhotos launch 10,000 Headshots project News 

Headshot Booker, SpotMyPhotos launch 10,000 Headshots project

On July 22, more than 200 photographers will create 10,000 professional headshots for unemployed Americans as part of a multi-company campaign billed as “the largest, single-day initiative of its kind to help put America back to work.” Headshot Booker has teamed-up with retail real estate giant Brookfield Properties to create pop-up photo studios at 165 locations in all 50 states.... Read More
Canon announces software to count crowd sizes in real time New Products 

Canon announces software to count crowd sizes in real time

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced the Crowd People Counter, a video content analysis software that can quickly provide event management teams and law enforcement agencies the ability to gather crowd size data in real-time. The gathering and analysis of this data can help detect overcrowding and potentially prevent accidents at a variety of locations, including stadiums, airports, train stations, houses of... Read More
Industry notes for the week of April 25 People on the Move Podcasts Updates 

Industry notes for the week of April 25

The Dead Pixels Society podcast Photo specialty survival with Brenda DiVincenzo of IPI Member Network Gary Pageau interviews Brenda DiVincenzo, vice president of member success, at the IPI Member Network. Brenda shares with us the latest news from IPI, plus shares tips and tactics photo specialty firms are using to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Pro Photography news How Covid-19... Read More
Canon provides EOS R5 details, debuts cinema camera and two lenses New Products News Updates 

Canon provides EOS R5 details, debuts cinema camera and two lenses

Canon U.S.A. made a series of product announcements today, leading off with more teasers of the previously announced Canon EOS 5R full-frame mirrorless camera. The new details include: 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in... Read More
Kazuto Ogawa is new president and CEO of Canon USA News People on the Move 

Kazuto Ogawa is new president and CEO of Canon USA

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the appointment of Kazuto Ogawa as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A. Inc., effective April 1, 2020, along with other senior executive promotions. He succeeds the retiring Yoruku “Joe” Adachi. Ogawa has almost 40 years of experience with Canon since beginning his career with Canon Inc. in 1981. From 1995-2005, he held positions with Canon Singapore, Canon Hong Kong, and... Read More
Updated: COVID-19 concerns impacting imaging industry Events News 

Updated: COVID-19 concerns impacting imaging industry

As the COVID-19 impacts markets across the world, the imaging industry has felt the effects. Major industry events including CP+, Mobile World Congress, FESPA Global Print Expo and, most recently, Dscoop Edge, have either been canceled or postponed. In addition, Nikon Inc. and Adobe Inc. have announced they are not going to attend NAB 2020 due to concerns about employee safety.... Read More
Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5 New Products 

Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5

Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveiled today the Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR, featuring the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, eye-detection in live view, 4K video, 4K HDMI output. It is the first EOS DSLR with vertical video all within a compact and lightweight body. The compact EOS Rebel T8i camera features: Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System with Face Detect to... Read More
Canon introduces CR-S700R Robotic Camera System Events New Products 

Canon introduces CR-S700R Robotic Camera System

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced the release of the Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R, a remote-control system for still image shooting in sports and event situations. The system revolves around a pan head that can be used to remotely control and shoot still images using a compatible EOS camera and lens. This system includes a small and lightweight gateway box: the... Read More
Canon U.S.A. announces customer-matching service, Lightroom plug-in New Products 

Canon U.S.A. announces customer-matching service, Lightroom plug-in

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced the beta version of the company’s first photographer matching service Image Connect, making the process of finding and hiring a photographer simpler. The company also launched a Photo Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic to support the workflow needs of photographers. “With a deep-rooted heritage in imaging expertise, our company has built a trusted reputation in providing tools and services... Read More
Canon debuts Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Events New Products 

Canon debuts Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced its new flagship DSLR, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III  camera. The camera features a new 20.1 MP full-frame CMOS sensor combined with newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter, new DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400, a new 191-point optical viewfinder AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head, and face using Deep... Read More
Worldwide large-format printer shipments down slightly, according to IDC Market research News 

Worldwide large-format printer shipments down slightly, according to IDC

The worldwide large format printer market decreased modestly in the third quarter of 2019 with shipments declining by roughly 0.5% compared to the previous quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker. “While the large format printer market has been soft, there were some surprising areas of growth when we get into the breakdown by... Read More
Canon, Sony, Panasonic commit to photokina 2020 support Events News People on the Move 

Canon, Sony, Panasonic commit to photokina 2020 support

A delegation of the City of Cologne, Koelnmesse and the association of the photo industry (PIV)  recently visited Tokyo, Japan. The Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse, Gerald Böse, and the Chairman of the PIV, Kai Hillebrandt, were warmly welcomed at a celebratory reception in the German Embassy in Tokyo by Ambassador Ina... Read More
Canon introduces PIXMA G7020 Wireless MegaTank printer New Products 

Canon introduces PIXMA G7020 Wireless MegaTank printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the PIXMA G7020 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer for volume printing of photos and documents. The $399 PIXMA G7020 printer provides printing up to 6,000 black text pages, 7,700 vivid color pages and 8,300 black economy pages per each full ink bottle set. The PIXMA G7020 printer uses both pigment-based and dye-based ink allowing for sharp black... Read More
Canon debuts full-frame mirrorless camera, EOS Ra, for astrophotography New Products News 

Canon debuts full-frame mirrorless camera, EOS Ra, for astrophotography

Google may be touting the night-sky photography capability of its new Google Pixel 4 smartphone, but Canon is making the case for a mirrorless camera option with the new EOS Ra. The company claims the new $2,499 camera was built off the EOS R system combining new features, such as four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha (Hα) light of 656.3... Read More
Canon closing down Irista photo storage service News Opinion 

Canon closing down Irista photo storage service

Five years after its launch, Canon is sunsetting its Irista photo storage service, according to the Irista website. Users have until Jan. 31, 2020, to download their images (which will not include tags, ratings, titles or albums). Users have until Jan. 14 to make and to order photobooks using the Irista service. Described as “a Dropbox for photos” by CNET... Read More
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