Canon dominates the BCN camera rankings in Japan for July, 2015 (followed by Nikon)

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BCN Ranking published their top 10 lists of best selling compact and interchangeable lens cameras in Japan for the month of July, 2015. Canon dominates both charts with a total of 11 models, followed by Nikon with 3 and Olympus, Casio, Sony each with 2 cameras in the charts. The DSLR vs. mirrorless ratio was 7:3. BCN Ranking collects sales data from approximately 2/3 of all Japanese retail stores.

Here are the charts:

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New patents: Canon tilt-shift adapter, Sony “Theta-like” camera

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Canon has a new patent for an electronic tilt-shift adapter that works with every EF lens.

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→ Sony has a patent for a camera similar to the Ricoh Theta.

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Deal of the day: GoPro HERO4 Black edition camera now $100 off (today only)

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Today only: the GoPro HERO4 Black edition action camera is now $100 off (down to $399 from $499) with free expedite shipping. Here are camera's specifications:

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Olympus E-M10 Mark II Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera to be announced tomorrow


The Olympus E-M10 Mark II Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera will be announced tomorrow (August 25th). Here is what to expect:

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Sony A7R II hands-on and review videos

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The Sony A7R II is currently the talk of the Internet. Here are some interesting reviews and hand-on videos of the latest Sony mirrorless camera:

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Hoya announced a new lineup of HD3 filters

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Hoya (Kenko Tokina) announced a new lineup of HD3 professional photography filters that are "4X stronger than standard optical glass and the antireflective coatings are 800% harder than previous generations while offering a stunning 99.7% light transmission rate". For the pricing and availability of the different models and sizes, check this product listings. Additional information:

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Firmware update 1.40 for Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera released

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A new firmware update version 1.40 was released for the Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera. Here is the change log:

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