Canon profit down 16% as demand for old-style DSLRs continues to slide

Canon Photokina 2014

Canon reported their most recent quarterly profit today and said that DSLRs continued to face ‘severe market conditions’ noting yet another slide compared to the same period last year.

The firm cut its outlook for the rest of the year.

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Panasonic GH3 hands-on report

The new Panasonic GH3

Panasonic’s Philipp Wolf showed me the inner-workings of the new GH3 at Photokina today. I was then let loose with the camera to shoot some test footage in 1080/25p ALL-I and 50Mbit 1080/50p mode.

This camera was running firmware version v0.4 and so by no means final yet. What I found impressed me.

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GH2 hack testing – initial report and how to test

GH2 hack testing

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Thanks to a leaked firmware update and Vitaliy Kiselev we now have a GH2 hack to experiment with. It’s very early days so don’t expect anything drastic yet. The AVCHD encoder is very different to the GH1, so a lot of testing needs to be done before the right parameters and patches are discovered that improve image quality and functionality.

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