Seems like Canon recalls it’s top DSLR 1D Mark III from shelves in response to the autofocus trouble. On October 25th, Canon sent a letter ro all dealers, stating that they have “decided to stop shipment of all EOS-1D Mark III. We would therefore like to collect all unsold EOS-1D Mark III units from your stock.” A shipping recommencement date is promised at a later time.
Ever heard of Toyota recalling Lexus?
All we have is nothing more than somewhat believable rumor mill material, but it seems that Canon just might be readying a 22-megapixel beast of a digicam that would come in “around half the size of the firm’s EOS-1DS Mark II.” Codenamed the 1DS Mark III, this DSLR is said to have been behind a few photo shoots seen in recent editions of Vanity Fair, and Canon is reportedly “hustling to make lenses that will work with what this body can resolve,” not to mention the possibility of a “new mount for an entirely new lens design.” While this certainly isn’t the first big-name digicam to start in depths of shadows, we purportedly won’t see it surface (or not) until this fall, as the elusive 1DS Mark III won’t be shown to the public before the PhotoPlus Expo in October (if it’s proven real at all).
Canon updates its bestselling PowerShot range with an affordable new models: the Canon PowerShot A450, 460 and A550. A450 replaces the PowerShot A420. They add improved specifications while retaining the point-and-shoot simplicity. Compact and lightweight, the Canon PowerShot A450, A550 and A460, compact cameras offer the superb build quality found throughout the PowerShot range. The new PowerShot A450 and A550 feature a Movie mode for VGA quality clips with audio of up to 60 minutes in length or 1GB file size (whichever is reached first). Movies and photos can be viewed on a TV via the AV out connection. Technical features and pictures below
Who is doing quality assurance these days? First laptops blowing up, then weak straps resulting in household damages, and now this — overheating camera battery covers. While nowhere nearly as serious as the exploding laptop trend, Canon is warning owners of the PowerShot A530 and A540 that the cases’ doors can become extremely hot. Additionally, there will be a significant decrease in performance, resulting in a lot less pics of the holidays than you would have hoped. Those folks realizing that they have an affected camera can have Canon replace it at no charge.