Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR with 4K support launched in India

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR with 4K support launched in India

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR with 4K support launched in India

Canon launched the EOS-1D X MARK II, Canon’s new flagship professional EOS DSLR model and successor to the EOS-1D X.

With its new 61-point all points selectable AF system with 41-points cross type AF, photographers benefit from an expanded AF area (approximately 24 percent vertically) compared to the EOS-1D X. Its low-intensity limit function at the centre AF is also improved to EV-3. Beyond the hardware, the DSLR is equipped with Al servo AF III+, a new AF algorithm with AI servo scenes analysis that improves AF precision in scenarios involving fast and unexpected movements. With all 61-points compatible to effective aperture of f/8 or faster, autofocusing is possible even when using teleconverters on super telephoto lenses, equipment common in wildlife and sports photography.

Additionally, the mirror on the EOS-1D X MARK II is constructed with a new drive mechanism that quickly suppresses vibration which enables the DSLR to deliver a quick frame rate of 14 fps with AF/AE tracking enabled, and 16 fps when shooting with Live View, with no screen blackout. With a CFast 2.0 card slot for high-speed writing, the EOS-1D X MARK II can capture up to 170 RAW images and an unlimited number of JPEG images in continuous shooting mode.

In 2012, the EOS-1D C was the first EOS DSLR to incorporate 4K movie recording. With the EOS-1D X MARK II, users are now able to utilize 4K motion JPEG at 60/50p. The EOS-1D X MARK II’s Full HD recording feature comes with a new High Frame Rate mode that allows recording at 120/100, enabling slow motion video recording. The inclusion of a CFast slot caters to these high data-rate shooting modes.

With the addition of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), a first in the EOS-1D series, users utilising phase-detection in Live View mode benefit from extremely fast auto-focusing and efficient tracking of moving subjects without aperture limitations. The DSLR also support EV-3 for all effective AF points within the sensor area when shooting 4K movie. Similar to the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS-1D X MARK II includes user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF speed and Movie Servo AF tracking sensitivity, giving users more flexibility in controlling focus racking during video shooting. Additionally, the EOS-1D X MARK II is equipped with touch focus function for its DAF feature. With this, users can easily switch focus by tapping the LCD panel for AF point selection in Live View mode.

SAMSUNG V/S MICROMAX; battle is over now

 

Samsung overtakes Micromax to regain No.1 position in Indian mkt

 

Samsung overtakes Micromax to regain No.1 position in Indian mkt Led by strong adoption of 4G LTE devices, smartphone shipments grew 15 percent to 25.3 million units during the October-December 2015 quarter compared to 22 million units in the year-ago period, it said in a report. Smartphone shipments in the country grew 23.3 percent to touch 100 million units during 2015, compared to 81.1 million devices in the previous year, a report by Counterpoint Research said. “India has inched past the US to become the second largest smartphone market in terms of active unique smartphone user base in the world with the base crossing 220 million users. This speaks volume for the scale India market provides for any player in the mobile connected ecosystem,” Counterpoint Research Senior Analyst Tarun Pathak said. India still has a long way to go as the smartphone penetration of the total potential population is still below 30 percent, he added. Led by strong adoption of 4G LTE devices, smartphone shipments grew 15 percent to 25.3 million units during the October-December 2015 quarter compared to 22 million units in the year-ago period, it said in a report. “The Indian smartphone demand grew strongly during the holiday season in the Q4 2015 quarter. However, the consumer demand waned since mid-November leading to smartphone shipments decline 11 percent sequentially,” Counterpoint Research Research Analyst Pavel Naiya said. However, LTE shipments grew sequentially, as more than one in two smartphone shipped was LTE capable, Naiya added. The quarter also saw rollout of marquee LTE services by couple of network operators including the soft launch by the much-awaited green field operator Reliance Jio. With the declining average selling price of LTE capable smartphones, Counterpoint estimates that LTE services uptake from the growing Indian smartphone user base will be much faster than what the 3G uptake rate has been. During the fourth quarter, over 40 percent of the mobile phones shipped were smartphones. Also, almost half of mobile phones sold during the quarter were “Made in India” with over 20 mobile phone brands now assembling their phones in India. At the end of the December 2015 quarter, Samsung led the smartphone market with 28.6 percent share, followed by Micromax (14.3 percent), Lenovo (11.4 percent), Intex (9.6 percent) and Lava (6.8 percent). Budget smartphone maker Micromax had leapfrogged South Korea’s Samsung Electronics to become the leading supplier in India’s booming smartphone market for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2014. In terms of the total market (smartphones and feature phones), Samsung again led the tally with 23.6 percent share, followed by Micromax (13.7 percent), Intex (13 percent), Lava (12.6 percent) and Lenovo (4.8 percent).

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Brezza is Maruti’s statement for ‘Create in India

Brezza is Maruti’s statement for ‘Create in India’: MD & CEO Maruti Suzuki today launched its compact SUV Vitara Brezza at the Delhi Auto Expo. It is the first model that has been developed by a team led by an Indian engineer. Maruti Suzuki   today launched its compact SUV Vitara Brezza at the Delhi Auto Expo. It is the first model that has been developed by a team led by an Indian engineer. It will also showcase concepts of hatchback Ignis and Baleno RS. When CNBC-TV18’s Ronojoy Banerjee caught up with Kenichi Ayukawa MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, he said Brezza was the company’s statement for ‘Create in India’. He said the company was gearing up for 2 million sales annually by 2020, adding that despite challenges they have seen growth in volumes and market share. According to him India is a most important strategic and production base for Suzuki. Meanwhile, RS Kalsi, Executive Director- Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki speaking at the expo said the company has introduced various models and introduced hybrid technologies in Ciaz and Ertiga. The company is also coming up with new facilities in Gujarat which will be operational by January 2017. With regards to Nexa, he said the experience has been wonderful, they already have done 50,000 in 6 months, as well as have set up 100 outlets in a span of 5-6 months. It is the fastest growing network as far as automotive retail is concerned said Kalsi, adding that customers are delighted with it. Baleno performance too has been a success, with around 70,000 bookings, said Kalsi. Vitara Brezza has been designed in India at a cost of Rs 860 crore. Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/brezza-is-marutis-statement-for-createindia-mdceo_5275181.html?utm_source=ref_article

50% smartphones sold in 2016 will be locally made: Lenovo

 

50% smartphones sold in 2016 will be locally made: Lenovo

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Talking about the focus in 2016, Mathur said Lenovo is looking at strengthening its position among the top 3 and is enhancing its retail presence as well.
Talking about the focus in 2016, Mathur said Lenovo is looking at strengthening its position among the top 3 and is enhancing its retail presence as well.

NEW DELHI: Chinese technology giant lenovo today said more than half of the devices it sells in India this year under the ‘Moto’ and ‘Vibe’ brands will be manufactured at the facility in Tamil Nadu.

In August last year, Lenovo had partnered contract manufacturer Flextronics to start making motorola and Lenovo in India at the latter’s unit at Sriperumbudur near Chennai. The plant has a capacity of six million units.

“Outside China, India is the only country where we are manufacturing both Moto and Lenovo phones. We intend to enhance our manufacturing capabilities in India and in 2016, more than half of the smartphones we sell here would be Made in India,”

In 2014, Lenovo had acquired Motorola from google in a USD 2.9 billion deal. The company had said it will continue to sell the US brand as a separate label in India, which is one of its “most important” markets.

Lenovo and Motorola sold over 8 million devices last year, a 1.6x growth of 2014 when its sales stood at 4.9 million units.

Citing a report by research firm Canalys, the group said it is the third-largest smartphone company in the country, after

samsung and Micromax.

“We will continue with both the Moto and Vibe brands. While Moto will focus on flagship experiences, Vibe will be our challenger brand (to other brands),” Mathur said.

Talking about the focus in 2016, he said Lenovo is looking at strengthening its position among the top 3 and is enhancing its retail presence as well.

The group is also expanding its service centres from 60 to 100 by June.

Motorola today also launched its new smartphone — Moto X Force — priced at Rs 49,999 (32GB) and Rs 53,999 (64GB). The device, featuring shatterproof screen, will be available from February 8 on flipkart and Amazon as well as offline retail stores like Croma and spice Retail.

“One of the constant complaints we heard from customers was screens shattering and the replacement sometimes costing as much as the phone itself. This is the problem that we wanted to solve,” Motorola India General Manager Amit Boni said.

The handset features 5.4-inch display, 3GB RAM, 2GHz octa- core processor, 21MP rear and 5MP front cameras and 3,760 mAh battery as well as external storage of up to 2 TB.

Talking about the focus in 2016, Mathur said Lenovo is looking at strengthening its position among the top 3 and is enhancing its retail presence as well.
Talking about the focus in 2016, Mathur said Lenovo is looking at strengthening its position among the top 3 and is enhancing its retail presence as well.
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NEW DELHI: Chinese technology giant Lenovo today said more than half of the devices it sells in India this year under the ‘Moto’ and ‘Vibe’ brands will be manufactured at the facility in Tamil Nadu.

In August last year, Lenovo had partnered contract manufacturer Flextronics to start making Motorola and Lenovo smartphones in India at the latter’s unit at Sriperumbudur near Chennai. The plant has a capacity of six million units.

“Outside China, India is the only country where we are manufacturing both Moto and Lenovo phones. We intend to enhance our manufacturing capabilities in India and in 2016, more than half of the smartphones we sell here would be Made in India,” Lenovo India Director Smartphones Sudhin Mathur told reporters here.

In 2014, Lenovo had acquired Motorola from Google in a USD 2.9 billion deal. The company had said it will continue to sell the US brand as a separate label in India, which is one of its “most important” markets.

Lenovo and Motorola sold over 8 million devices last year, a 1.6x growth of 2014 when its sales stood at 4.9 million units.

Citing a report by research firm Canalys, the group said it is the third-largest smartphone company in the country, after Samsung and Micromax.

“We will continue with both the Moto and Vibe brands. While Moto will focus on flagship experiences, Vibe will be our challenger brand (to other brands),” Mathur said.

Talking about the focus in 2016, he said Lenovo is looking at strengthening its position among the top 3 and is enhancing its retail presence as well.

The group is also expanding its service centres from 60 to 100 by June.

Motorola today also launched its new smartphone — Moto X Force — priced at Rs 49,999 (32GB) and Rs 53,999 (64GB). The device, featuring shatterproof screen, will be available from February 8 on Flipkart and Amazon as well as offline retail stores like Croma and Spice Retail.

“One of the constant complaints we heard from customers was screens shattering and the replacement sometimes costing as much as the phone itself. This is the problem that we wanted to solve,” Motorola India General Manager Amit Boni said.

The handset features 5.4-inch display, 3GB RAM, 2GHz octa- core processor, 21MP rear and 5MP front cameras and 3,760 mAh battery as well as external storage of up to 2 TB.