Why the Canon EOS R6 is shaping up to be a more exciting camera than the EOS R5

In sport, it’s nearly always an advantage to have been your family’s second-born – and so it appears to be with the Canon EOS R6, which is due to follow its elder Canon EOS R5 sibling at a launch event in July.

The full-frame mirrorless camera hasn’t actually been confirmed by Canon, but some apparently leaked specs seem to show that, just like Serena Williams and Andy Murray, the EOS R6 might just be more exciting (and, ultimately, successful) than its nearest sibling.

Of course, it’s a little early to be making definitive conclusions about the EOS R6. And it’s not as if the camera is going to be objectively ‘better’ than the EOS R5 – the latter will be Canon’s full-frame mirrorless flagship, after all, and has rightly attracted all the headlines for confirmed specs like 8K video capture and in-body image stabilization (IBIS).
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Lamar Wins 6 at MTV VMA, P!nk Receives Video Vanguard Award

By Armando

Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar was the big winner at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning 6 including top prize video of the year for “HUMBLE.” Lamar also won awards for best hip hop video, best direction, best cinematography, best art direction, best visual effects. Lamar also kicked off the three-hour show with a spectacular and powerful performance of “Humble” and “DNA” backed by break-dancing ninjas on fire.

But it was Ed Sheeran who beat out Lamar for Artist of the Year, VMA’s new gender neutral award established by MTV to eliminated gender categories. “Thank you to all the fans. Thank you to my record label. Jason Koenig, who made my videos on this album. Yeah, cheers!” Sheeran said. The star also performed his massive hit, “Shape of You” and was later joined by rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

Other big winners include Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3” as Song of Summer, Khalid for Best New Artist, and Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane for “Down”.

Taylor Swift also won for her collaboration video with Zayn, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”. The song was recorded for the soundtrack to the 2017 film Fifty Shades Darker. Though she was a no-show during the night, Swift debuted the controversial video for her newest single “Look What You Made Me Do.”

In between the fun performances and lighthearted speeches, the night also had a few strong messaging about social issues: Jared Leto delivered an emotional tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell, both of whom committed suicide this year, and Logic performed “1-800-273-8255” accompanied by Alessia Cara and Khalid promoting suicide prevention (the song is named after the National Suicide Hotline).

P!nk also took to the stage to perform a career spanning medley of “Get The Party Started,” “Raise Your Glass,” “So What,” among others, as well as her latest single “What About Us.” Shortly after, Ellen DeGeneres appeared onstage to present the singer with the Video Vanguard award.

In one of the night’s most moving moment, P!nk told a heartfelt story about her daughter Willow who was in the crowd, and gave a speech about body image and acceptance. “We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl,” P!nk declared to cheers. “And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.”

2017 Video Music Awards was hosted by Katty Perry, marking the first time for Perry as host of the event.

See below for red carpet arrivals @ the Forum in Inglewood, California, for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

Red carpet arrivals @ the Forum in Inglewood, California, for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. 

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25 Interesting Set Photos of Great actors Getting Direction

By AI Creative Media

Yes, even the great ones need direction. Here’s a collection of interest photos of directors and giving their A-list actors directions on the set.

1. Marilyn Monroe And Sir Laurence Olivier on the set of their film “The Sleeping Prince”

2. Harrison Ford with Wolfgang Petersen on the set of “Air Force One”.

3. Martin Scorsese crouches while directing Robert De Niro and Cybill Shepard on the set of “Taxi Driver”

4. Director Martin Campbell (blue hat) and actor Mel Gibson during filming of “Edge of Darkness”

5. Tom Hardy speaks with director Christopher Nolan on the set of “The Dark Knight Rises”

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IDC MarketScape Report Positions Canon as a Leader in High-Speed Production Inkjet Market

MELVILLE, N.Y., December 1, 2016 – Offering a comprehensive portfolio of production printing devices, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon has been named a leader in the high-speed inkjet press market, according to the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40331116, September 2016).

The IDC MarketScape report notes that a variety of factors have helped contribute to Canon’s success, including its robust lineup of production inkjet devices and a strong commitment to research and development.

The report details Canon’s ability to provide new solutions to the market based on different considerations for end-users. In 2015, Canon customers printed 69 billion pages in the United States and over 150 billion pages worldwide using Canon inkjet technology alone, cementing the Company’s reputation as a valuable player in this market segment.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Features Camera, Voice Function

By Joshua Sophy

Small Business owners and entrepreneurs on the go already look for mobile devices to make their lives easier.

But in addition to smartphones and tablets, there’s a new gadget in town: the smartwatch. The watch allows users to check updates “hands free” without even touching your phone. Samsung has introduced its version of the smartwatch, called the Galaxy Gear.
Galaxy Gear Introduced as Companion to Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch introduced last week at an unboxing event in Berlin is the next step for these devices.

The new smartwatch was unveiled along with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, a next generation of the company’s so-called “phablet” device (larger than a standard phone, with features like a tablet).


Canon U.S.A. Announces New Cloud Connectivity App: PIXMA Printing Solutions

New Canon PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printers Offer Robust Cloud Connectivity for Fast and Easy Access to Online Content

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two PIXMA Wireless1 Inkjet Photo All-In-One (AIO) printers, the PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520, featuring a new cloud-based PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) app2. With this innovative and user-friendly platform, users can access the cloud directly from their compatible printer, mobile device or tablet and easily print and scan images and documents directly from several of the most popular online services such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, Dropbox™, Picasa Web Albums™, Evernote®, Photobucket®, Canon iMAGE GATEWAY3, Creative Park Premium and Creative Park.

The Canon PPS app offers a unique way to interact with the cloud to unlock important images and documents that otherwise have been trapped on mobile devices and popular online services. Free for users of compatible iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets, the app allows users to wirelessly print from a mobile device or tablet with wireless capability from almost anywhere. After registering with PIXMA Cloud Link, users can log into the cloud function of the app, and then can access their images and documents on the above-mentioned online services to print using intuitive menus determining paper type, size and whether to print bordered or borderless images. PPS enables users to print multiple document formats including Word, Excel, jpeg and pdf, without having the original software loaded on a device. For added functionality, users can access the PPS cloud platform through the menu selections on the PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 printer’s interface as well.


The Cameras and Settings That Captured This Year’s Best Photos

Jamie Condliffe

Every year, Reuters publishes a list of its best photography, and you’ll recognise plenty of the 95 iconic images that capture this year’s biggest news stories. One keen Redditor, though, wanted to know more—so analyzed the EXIF data of all the images to find out how they were captured.

The result, put together by hallbuzz, is a sorted pool of data which reveals which cameras, lenses, and settings were used by the Reuters photographers to snap the best images of the year. Fortunately Peta Pixel points out that another user, mathiasa, took the data and turned it into a bunch of charts. Let’s take a look.

All of which suggests that the most likely kit choice for a photograph that made the list would be a Canon 1D Mark IV with a 16-35mm lens attached, using settings of 1/320 shutter speed, f/2.8, and ISO 200.


Sony Unleashes a Number of RX1 Photos Showing the Power of Full Frame

Michael Zhang

Sony made huge ripples in the camera industry earlier this month by announcing a compact camera with a full frame sensor: the RX1. The camera features a bokehlicious 35mm f/2 Carl Zeiss lens, a super compact size, and a price tag of $2,800 that broke many a photographer’s heart.

For those of you who are wondering how the fusion of compact and full frame performs, Sony has uploaded a number of full-resolution sample photographs. Pixel-peepers, prepare to gawk in amazement at the quality that’s now possible with fixed lens compact cameras. See here >>


Sony’s Cyber-shot RX1 compact camera packs a full-frame sensor, ‘fits in your palm’ (hands-on)

By Joe Pollicino

Would you believe us if we told you Sony packed a full-frame sensor in a Cyber-shot-branded camera? It’s true! Say hello to the RX1, a “compact” digital camera for pros that’s packing the same 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor introduced today with the A99.

Calling the rangefinder-esque one-pound shooter small might seem off-base, especially considering the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35mm f/2.0 fixed prime lens protruding from its front, but it’s not so huge (3-inches high by 4.5-inches wide) up against its tiny sibling, the RX100 — taking into account how much larger the RX1’s sensor is, well, that’s when this editor’s jaw basically dropped. While it’s not a “pro-NEX” as many had hoped, Sony explained that it chose a fixed lens to avoid the bulk of a lens-mount. We were able to get some eyes-on time with an engineering prototype of the unit, so click past the break for more details, close-ups and a brief video overview.
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Nokia Lumia 920 to include wireless charging, 32GB storage, and 8-megapixel camera

By Tom Warren

Nokia will introduce its latest Lumia 920 handset at a special event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, we have learned. Images of the Lumia 920 leaked last week and we have been able to confirm them with multiple sources.

The Lumia 920 will be Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone and will include some impressive hardware specifications to match. According to sources familiar with the company’s Windows Phone plans, Nokia is packaging wireless charging with its Lumia 920.
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