Discussions ‘on-going’ at Canon about extent of video functionality on DSLRs

I have just arrived in Shanghai and earlier in the week Canon brought their new 1D X to London. I didn’t get a look at it since I was busy travelling but Dan Chung has this excellent look at the camera with Mike Burnhill of Canon Europe discussing its various aspects.

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Robot vision – iPhone 4S video vs iPhone 4

http://vimeo.com/31049663

iPhones are not cameras really, they’re more a bunch of computers sent to take over the world. Anyone who has tried to hold a conversation recently will know the feeling. Two rectangle lights invade and before you know it the conversation is dead.

So without further-a-do lets see how robot vision is shaping up in 2011.

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Olympus Four Thirds of the money disappears

Olympus Chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa

Above: Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa speaking at a press conference to announce the firing of CEO Woodford

Reuters are reporting on an escalation in the Olympus scandal, as the future of the company looks more and more uncertain. The key figure has emerged as a Wall Street banker (I am not surprised) of Japanese descent named Hajime “Jim” Sagawa, after British ex-CEO Michael Woodford filed a paper trail with the Serious Fraud Office in London this week.

On their recommendation Woodford (above, left-middle) is now seeking police protection from Scotland Yard due to fears for his safety.

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Serious fraud at Olympus alleged, share price plummets 50% as crisis escalates

UPDATE: Olympus have issued this statement in response to the serious fraud accusations filed in the UK (via PhotoRumors)

Olympus recently employed an outsider in their ranks, a British CEO. He had helped to restructure the loss making camera division and was hands-on in going about it. This had begun to upset the conservative management in Tokyo who, in a shock move, decided to fire him unanimously.

Now it appears the true reason for his firing was that he’d uncovered a huge skeleton in the closet.

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