Deal: Canon 6D for $1049

Canon 6D

ebay (via Red Tag Camera) has the Canon 6D body for $1049 or the Canon 6D kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $1599 in limited quantities. Check out both here on ebay.

Note: This is likely a gray market item and, therefore, won’t include a US warranty card. At the time of this post, ebay seller RedTagCamera has a positive feedback rating of 99.9%.

Canon EOS 1D X Firmware ver. 2.0.8 Released

Canon 1D X

Canon has issued a firmware update for the EOS 1D X. Firmware version 2.0.8 provides the following fix:

  • Fixes a phenomenon which occurs when the “Shutter button half-press” menu item, configured in “C.Fn5: Operation” > “Custom Controls Menu”, is set to metering start only; depending on when the shutter button is half-pressed, it may initiate AutoFocus.

You can download the firmware update here on Canon’s website.

Canon’s Machine Vision Tech Wants to Take Over Factory Inspection

Canon Machine Vision

The photography market goes so far beyond what we all talk about everyday. The image sensor business is booming thanks to smartphones, but also because of automotive cameras for backup and blindspot cameras, among a variety of other uses in different industries.

Cameras are also aiming to take over the jobs of factory workers too. Just a small taste of that was featured last week at the Canon Expo in New York as Canon highlighted its Super Machine Vision, which can view a component and measure it so accurately to create a live, moving CAD model, complete with wireframe. [Read more…]