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Most recent Camera updates (firmware etc.)

  • EOS 5D Mark 4 20th October 2020Canon 5D mark 4 information
  • Canon EOS 6D mk2 20th October 20206D mk2 full frame Canon DSLR
  • EOS M50 mkII 14th October 2020Information, reviews, news and firmware updates for the Canon EOS M50 Mk2 24MP mirrorless camera with EF-M lens mount. 4k (24P) video
  • Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II 14th October 2020Nikon have announced Z6 II and Z7 II full frame (FX) cameras. The updates for the Z6/Z7 mirrorless cameras improve performance and add 2nd card slots.
  • EOS C70 4K video camera announced 24th September 2020Canon have announced the EOS C70 4K video camera - The device is the first R mount Cinema EOS camera with a Super 35m format sensor giving 16+ Stops of Total Dynamic Range

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All Canon and general camera/lens info. and speculation

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Camera and lens tests, reviews and how-to articles

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Camera tests, AF adjustment, software, sensor sizes and battery info

Camera information articles

  • Replacement Canon camera battery guide 1st September 2020EOS Canon Camera batteries. Short guide to the range of batteries used in Canon EOS DSLR cameras for power and maintenance of date and time
  • USB Charging the EOS RP 14th March 2019USB Charging the EOS RP camera from a battery pack. Using a portable Lithium battery pack to charge the EOS RP via USB C PD
  • Install Canon camera software without CD 13th September 2018Installing Canon camera software without the CD. What to do if you've lost your original CD and need to re-install software
  • Camera AF Microadjustment 1st February 2013Checking for front or back focus with camera AF. Fine-tuning camera autofocus setup. AF Microadjustment without special tools or the need to spend any money.

Canon camera tests/experiments by Keith

  • Video: A look at the EOS R5 21st September 2020Keith Cooper looks at the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera and compares it with the Canon EOS 5Ds he uses for his day to day work (22mins)
  • Looking at the Canon R5 camera 21st September 2020Keith Cooper looks at the Canon EOS R5 45MP mirrorless camera, from the POV of an architectural photographer, including extensive use of tilt shift lenses
  • Video: The Canon R5 arrives for testing 10th September 2020Keith Cooper unboxes the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera and lenses (incl. tilt/shift) on loan from Canon for testing as a stills camera (5mins)
  • Detailed Panasonic S1R camera review 6th June 2019Panasonic Lumix S1R usage review. Using the 47MP full frame mirrorless camera with special emphasis on the 187MP multi-shot high resolution mode and support of third party specialist lenses.
  • Review: Using the Canon EOS RP 2nd April 2019Camera usage review: Using the full frame 26MP Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera. Features and real life use for a long time Canon DSLR user. How it performs and what needs doing to make it even better
  • Using the Canon EOS RP 2nd April 2019Keith looks at the EOS RP. A Canon DSLR user tries out the Canon EOS RP 26MP FF mirrorless camera - how is it to use, what settings work, and what needs doing for 'pro' use
  • Canon 5Ds print performance 15th July 2015Evaluating the Canon 5Ds in terms of real world print performance with a great lens, specifically comparing prints taken with the 11MP EOS 1Ds and 21MP EOS 1Ds mk3. Prints edited and optimised for each camera at a range of sizes
  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III impressions 23rd May 2015Initial thoughts and longer term view of using the Canon EOS 1Ds mark 3 DSLR. First used in November 2007, it was Keith Cooper's main camera until May 2015
  • Out with the 60D 30th March 2011Some experiences using the Canon EOS 60D with a range of lenses. Trying out Canon's mid level crop sensor DSLR, supplied by Canon UK
  • The swivel screen on the 60D 29th March 2011What use is the Canon EOS 60 D flip out screen? Some quick experiments find that it's not so much of a gimmick as some might think.
  • Canon EOS 60D – opening the box 27th March 2011First steps in using the Canon EOS 60D. We're testing the 60D and will have a series of review articles. This covers setting up the camera for the first time and some of the adjustments and settings required. A good solidly built camera, with clear viewfinder and a good swivel LCD
  • Architecture and the 7D 12th December 2009Some test photos taken one foggy morning with the Canon 7D and the wide angle TS-E17 shift lens. Using a shift lens hand-held for architectural shots
  • Out at night with the 7D 8th December 2009Out at night with a Canon 7D. How does it handle shooting at high ISO and how should you process the images you take with it
  • 1Ds3/7D quick detail check 6th December 2009Some comparisons between image detail in the Canon 1Ds mk3 and 7D. How the finer pixel pitch of the sensor affects resolution
  • Some EOS 7D examples 5th December 2009Sample photographs from a first test of the Canon 7D - what's it like to use. A short trip round my local area, Narborough Road in Leicester
  • Looking at AF and manual focus for the 7D 3rd December 2009Looking at AF and manual focus functionality for the Canon EOS 7D. Some initial testing with moving objects and old lenses
  • Out with the Canon 7D 1st December 2009I'm working on some more detailed looks at aspects of the Canon 7D, but I thought I'd write up a few more 'first impressions' of using the camera. Thanks for all the questions - I'll try and address as many as possible whilst I've got the camera.
  • Looking at the Canon EOS 7D 30th November 2009First thoughts - Looking at the Canon EOS 7D, initial experiments and testing of Canon's top crop sensor camera, just loaned to me by Canon UK
  • Controlling a 1Ds3 via a WFT-E2 and iPhone 13th November 2009Using the iPhone to connect to a Canon WFT-E2 wireless adapter attached to a Canon 1Ds Mk3. Remote control of the camera with a web browser over an ad hoc network.
  • Canon 7D Noise and ISO – looking at the 1Ds3 28th October 2009A quick comparison of image noise at 3200 ISO. How does the maximum ISO setting of the full frame 1Ds mk3 compare with similar setting of the Canon 7D
  • Ricoh GX200 camera review 7th November 2008Camera usage review of the Ricoh Caplio GX200 12MP compact camera with 24-72mm equivalent zoom lens. Testing includes EVF viewfinder and teleconverter.
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III image misalignment fix 23rd August 2008Notes concerning Canon UK service and full repair of a new EOS 1Ds mark 3 camera with a viewfinder misalignment.
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III viewfinder misalignment 21st August 2008Problems with some early model Canon EOS 1Ds mark 3 cameras where the viewfinder and sensor were incorrectly aligned, with a tilt
  • Ricoh Caplio GX100 camera review 29th June 2007Review of the Caplio GX100 compact camera from Ricoh. Looking at overall performance and the benefits of being able to shoot in RAW format.
Camera sensor sizes
Type Diagonal (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Area (mm2) Crop factor
1/10" 1.60 1.28 0.96 1.23  ??
1/8" 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.92 21.65
1/6" 3.00 2.40 1.80 4.32 14.14
1/4" 4.50 3.60 2.7 7.68 10.83
1/3.6" 5.00 4.00 3.00 12.0 8.65
1/3.2" 5.68 4.54 3.42 15.50 7.61
1/3" 6.00 4.80 3.60 17.30 7.21
1/2.7" 6.72 5.37 4.04 21.70 6.44
1/2.5" 7.18 5.76 4.29 24.70 6.02
1/2.3" 7.70 6.16 4.62 28.50 5.62
1/2" 8.00 6.40 4.80 30.70 5.41
1/1.8" 8.93 7.18 5.32 38.20 4.84
1/1.7" 9.50 7.60 5.70 43.30 4.55
1/1.6" 10.07 8.08 6.01 48.56 4.3
2/3" 11.00 8.80 6.60 58.10 3.93
Super 16mm 14.54 12.52 7.41 92.80 2.97
Nikon CX 15.86 13.20 8.80 116 2.81
1" 16.00 12.80 9.60 123 2.73
m4/3 · 4/3" (Four Thirds) 21.60 17.30 13 225 2.00
Sigma Foveon X3 24.90 20.70 13.80 286 1.74
Canon APS-C 26.70 22.20 14.80 329 1.62
General APS-C (Nikon, Pentax, Sony/Minolta, Samsung) 28.2-28.4 23.6-23.7 15.60 368-370 1.52-1.54
Canon APS-H 33.50 27.90 18.60 519 1.29
35mm Full-frame, Nikon D3, Nikon D700 43.2-43.3 36 23.9-24.3 860-864 1.0
Leica S2 54 45 30 1350 0.80
Pentax 645D 55 44 33 1452 0.78
Kodak KAF 39000 CCD 61.30 49 36.80 1803 0.71
Leaf AFi 10 66.57 56 36 2016 0.65
Phase One P 65+, IQ160, IQ180 67.40 53.90 40.40 2178 0.64
All lens info, review, articles & tests (all makes)

Lens articles, reviews and tests

  • Video: Using the EF-RF polarising filter adapter with tilt/shift 13th September 2020Keith Cooper looks at the polarising filter adapter for EF lenses on RF mount cameras. Using the TS-E17mm tilt/shift lens on the EOS R5 (6mins)
  • Video: Fotodiox tilt-shift adapter for MF lenses 6th September 2020Keith Cooper looks at using the Fotodiox tilt/shift adapter for M645 medium format lenses on a full frame mirrorless camera (EOS RP) (14mins)
  • Nikon PC 19mm F4E ED review 18th July 2020Review of the Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E ED tilt/shift lens. Nikon F mount full frame perspective correction lens for full frame (FX) cameras. Tested on the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera
  • Using old lenses on a modern DSLR/mirrorless camera 11th April 2020Lens adapters allow you to use old lenses on a modern DSLR or mirrorless camera. Many old lenses work very well if you can live without autofocus. Performance varies, but it's possible to learn lot of use for the rest of your photography
  • Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO review 7th May 2019Review and testing the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x macro lens. Canon EF mount manual focus medium telephoto 100mm lens from Venus Optics. Tests include the Panasonic S1R in it high resolution 187MP mode.
  • Canon camera mounts and change 4th September 2018Canon camera mounts and change. Canon FD, EF, EF-S, EF-M and RF. How does it affect your photography and does it really matter. What does the RF mount mean for APS-C cameras - does anyone really keep their old 18-55 lenses?
  • Setting the tilt axis for tilt-shift lenses 2nd August 2018Setting the tilt axis for tilt-shift lenses to an arbitrary angle other than vertical or horizontal, so as to match the desired plane of focus for subjects. ideal for product photography where simple untilted depth of field is not good enough.
  • Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II review 11th July 2018Review of the Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5L II tilt/shift lens. Looking at lens performance, features and how and why you would use it. Comparison with the original Canon TS-E24mm lens
  • Canon TS-E17mm f4L review 5th July 2018Canon TS-E17mm f4L ultra wide tilt/shift lens review and usage guide. How using a lens with shift and tilt can make a huge difference to your photography
  • TS-E45mm F2.8 lens review 26th June 2018Review of the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt/shift lens. How to use the ±8 degrees of tilt and ±11mm of shift offered by the lens. Should you consider saving a lot of money, buying a TS-E45mm over the latest TS-E50mm?
  • TS-E 50mm f/2.8L macro review 27th March 2018Review of the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L macro tilt/shift lens. How to use the ±8.5 degrees of tilt and ±12mm of shift offered by the macro lens
  • TS-E 135mm f/4L macro review 7th March 2018Review of the Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L macro tilt/shift lens. How to use the ±10 degrees of tilt and ±12mm of shift offered by the telephoto macro lens
  • Irix 15mm lens review 13th December 2017Review of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Lens. Testing the Firefly model wide angle lens. Optically the same as the more solidly constructed Blackstone model. Tested on a Canon 5Ds
  • Lens testing for coma with a laser star 2nd December 2017Testing lenses for coma with a laser pointer star simulator in the daytime. Simple test setup also shows starburst diffraction spikes
  • Architecture and the Sigma 12-24mm 17th September 2017Using an ultra-wide zoom lens for architectural photographs. Testing the Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art lens on a 50MP Canon 5Ds DSLR for architecture photography
  • Tilt and tubes for Macro 26th August 2017Using Tilt/shift lenses and extension tubes for macro photography. How much can you move the focal plane by tilting a lens
  • A shift lens at 50mm 15th August 2017Using a shift lens at 50mm - adding rise and fall to a standard focal length. Tilt/shift lens use at longer focal lengths. A Mamiya medium format lens used with a shift adapter
  • Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4 lens review 29th April 2017Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4 / Rokinon Special Performance (SP) 14mm F2.4 lens review - manual focus ultra wide angle lens, tested on the Canon 5Ds 50MP full frame camera, also available in Nikon F mount
  • FoCal autofocus adjustment and calibration software review 13th March 2017Review of FoCal autofocus adjustment and calibration software. The software from Reikan automates camera autofocus microadjustment for many Nikon and Canon cameras that have the feature. Works for Mac and Windows and includes additional functions for evaluating some aspects of lens performance.
  • Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art review 21st February 2017Review of the Sigma 12-14mm f4 lens. Ultra wide angle zoom lens tested on the Canon 5Ds. Review looks at the challenges of making effective use of a very wide angle lens and how it performs from a handling, sharpness and distortion viewpoint. Includes a brief comparison with the Canon EF11-24 f4L
  • Samyang 12mm f2.8 fisheye lens review 7th February 2017Samyang (Rokinon) 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye lens review. Using a fisheye lens for more than obvious 'fisheye' shots. Looking at the unique stereographic projection geometry of the Samyang full frame fisheye lens
  • DIY Telecentric macro lenses 8th September 2016Joining various old lenses together with filter rings and cardboard makes a range of specialist lenses that normally cost thousands of pounds. Simple experiments with telecentric macro lenses.
  • Review: LAOWA 12mm f/2.8 ‘Zero-D’ lens 12th July 2016Review of the new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 ultra wide angle lens. EF mount version is tested on a full frame 50MP Canon 5Ds. A fully manual lens with negligible geometric distortions. The lens tested is a pre-production unit.
  • Review: LAOWA 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro lens 4th May 2016(Venus) Laowa 60mm f2.8 2:1 macro lens review. Tested on a Canon 100D as standard and macro lens. Fully manual lens with a range of mount options for different cameras.
  • Venus LAOWA 15mm shift macro review 18th April 2016Review of the Venus Laowa 15mm f4 1:1 macro shift lens. EF mount version tested on a Canon 100D & 5Ds. Fully manual lens combines wide angle, 1:1 macro and has +-6mm of shift
  • Canon TS-E17mm f4L 20th July 2015Information, sample images and review details for the Canon TS-E17mm f4L tilt-shift lens. Tested on a Canon 1Ds mk3 and in 2015 a 50MP 5Ds
  • Canon EF 11-24mm f4L review 19th March 2015Detailed review and testing of the Canon EF11-24 f4L ultra-wide zoom lens. Tested on a full frame Canon 1Ds3 Mk3. Also compared with other wide angle lenses.
  • Review Canon EF-S 10-18mm zoom lens 20th June 2014Review of the Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens, tested on a Canon EOS 100D (SL1). How to use wide angle lenses if you are new to them
  • Review Samyang-Rokinon 14mm f2-8 20th December 2013Review of the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC wide angle lens. EF mount version tested on a 21MP Canon 1Ds mk3 full frame camera. Other lens mounts supported.
  • Using a shift lens – why not just fix verticals in software 25th October 2013Using a shift lens to correct image geometry, such as converging verticals, seems like a lot of expense. Why it's better than doing it in software
  • Review Samyang 24mm tilt shift lens 25th October 2013A review of the Samyang/Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens, tested on an EF mount Canon 1Ds mk3. Other mounts available.
  • Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II 16th April 2013Information about the Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II tilt shift lens. Sample images and testing with a Canon 1Ds mk3 and 5Ds
  • Camera AF Microadjustment 1st February 2013Checking for front or back focus with camera AF. Fine-tuning camera autofocus setup. AF Microadjustment without special tools or the need to spend any money.
  • Alternative focus technique for tilted lens 12th October 2012A simple iterative procedure for setting optimal focus for a tilted lens. A step by step approach to set the plane of focus where you want it for a tilt/shift lens.
  • Canon EF 8-15mm f4 L USM review 14th August 2011Detailed review of the EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye zoom lens from Canon. Tested on a full frame DSLR, including a look at software corrections to expand the utility of the lens.
  • When Hyperfocal focusing is no good 3rd July 2011Why hyperfocal focusing often fails to give the depth of field that some suggest. A much simpler method that can be of more general use
  • What tilt and shift lenses do 27th August 2009Tilt and Shift lenses. The Canon TS-E 24mm lens review and discussion. What do tilt/shift lenses do? Why they can be so useful and how do you use them?
  • Modify Canon tilt shift lens 1st December 2007Changing the shift axis alignment for Canon TS-E lenses, TS-E 90 modification shown. Similar for TS-E45 and TS-E 24 (mark 1 version)
  • TS-E 90 review tilt and shift lens 24th February 2007Review of Canon's TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens. Lens tested on Canon 1Ds full frame camera, includes info on lens modification and use of tilt

Lens information articles on our

Lens information and rumour archives

  • Canon RF24-105 F4-7 13th February 2020Canon have announced the RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens. A lightweight image stabilised zoom lens for the EOS RF mount. Available as a kit lens option for the EOS RP
  • Canon RF lenses 15-35 and 24-70 28th August 2019Canon has announced the details for two RF lenses: the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM. Both include dust and weather resistance, and a stated 5 stops of optical image stabilisation.
  • Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM 9th July 2019Canon have announced the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM zoom lens for the RF mount. It will cost £900/$900 and be available for September 2019. Also available as a kit option for the EOS RP
  • Three new Tamron lenses announced 20th February 2019Tamron have announced three new lenses, due mid 2019. Two Nikon/canon mount SP 35mm F1.4, 35-150mm F2.8-4 and E-mount 17-28mm F2.8 III
  • Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S 14th February 2019Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S lens announced for the Nikon Z mirrorless camera system. 17 elements, 15 groups Due April 2019
  • Sigma compatibility notes for Canon RF 27th October 2018Sigma lens compatibility notes for Canon RF mount cameras and Sigma lenses (connected via EF->RF lens mount adapter)
  • Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens announced 5th September 2018Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens is announced for EF-M cameras. Lightweight and compact 'standard' lens for the EF-M system
  • Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 zoom announced 31st August 2018Tamron have announced the SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) zoom lens. The stabilised wide zoom is available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts
  • Hasselblad XV lens adapter for X1D-50c 16th August 2018Hasselblad announce the XV lens adapter for X1D-50c compact medium format camera - supports the full line of C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE lenses with X1D-50C electronic shutter
  • New Tamron 17-35 zoom lens for full frame 6th August 2018Tamron introduce the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) lightweight and compact full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon cameras
  • Sigma Art lens firmware for Canon 13th July 2018Sigma has released a number of Art lens firmware updates for Canon cameras | SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
  • Two new Canon EF 70-200 Lenses 7th June 2018Canon launches EF 70-200 F4L IS II and EF 70-200 F2.8L IS III lenses. New versions of Canon's 70-200mm 'L' series telephoto zoom
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f4L IS 10th May 2018A collection of information and reviews for Canon's new EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x lens. Includes pre-release information
  • New Sigma lens firmware for Canon fit lenses 27th February 2018SIGMA Corporation has announced the release of its lens firmware version 2.00 for its SIGMA GLOBAL VISION (SGV) interchangeable lenses compatible with Canon digital cameras featuring Lens Aberration Correction.
  • Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD announced 22nd February 2018A new Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD (Model A034) zoom lens has been announced. For FF Canon and Nikon mounts. Image stabilisation to 5 stops
  • Nikon 180-400 f4 TC lens announced 9th January 2018Nikon announces the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, the first telephoto in the NIKKOR lens range with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter.
  • New Canon 50mm, 90mm and 135mm tilt-shift lenses 29th August 2017New tilt shift lenses announced. Canon 50mm f2.8L, 90mm f2.8L and 135mm f4L macro tilt-shift lenses. TS-E lens range expanded with macro capable lenses.
  • Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM 29th August 2017A new lens from Canon. The Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM stabilised f1.4 lens is a short telephoto prime lens for portrait and low light work
  • Canon EF 11-24mm lens information 23rd July 2015Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM zoom lens information. A collection of information and reviews for Canon's new ultrawide EF lens
  • EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM 3rd December 2012A collection of information, specifications and links for Canon's new EF EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM lens. Include initial launch info from Canon
  • Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens 5th October 2010Collected information, samples and links for Canon's Mk2 14 mm f/2.8L EF lens
  • Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm 27th February 2008Information and news about the 24mm perspective control (tilt/shift) lens from Nikon, the PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED

Nikon / Sony info

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Camera info/news/updates by model
  • Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II 14th October 2020Nikon have announced Z6 II and Z7 II full frame (FX) cameras. The updates for the Z6/Z7 mirrorless cameras improve performance and add 2nd card slots.
  • Nikon D780 announced 7th January 2020Nikon announce the D780, the successor to the D750 DSLR. 24.5MP DSLR matches Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera
  • Nikon full frame mirrorless Z camera system 17th December 2019Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras Z6 and Z7 and lenses. Latest information and firmware updates for Nikon's Z camera system
  • Nikon Z50 10th October 2019Nikon have announced the 20MP Z50, their first DX sensor Z series mirrorless camera. It uses the Z mount for lenses, the announcement includes two APS-C (DX) Z mount lenses.
  • Hasselblad X1D II 50C announced 19th June 2019Hasselblad have announced the X1D II 50C medium format camera, a faster and more richly featured successor to the X1D-50C camera. It includes a larger rear screen, a higher resolution EVF, faster startup and reduced lag
  • Fujifilm GFX 100 26th May 2019Fujifilm have officially announced the GFX 100. The 100MP medium format (44mm x 33mm) camera has phase detect AF and video up to 4k
  • Nikon D500 information 23rd April 2019Nikon D500 camera information reviews and updates
  • Phase One iXM-RS150F 1st September 2018Phase One announces the iXM-RS150F 150MP Aerial camera system. Single sensor and 4 band systems (RGB and NIR) Includes RS calibrated lenses
  • 150MP Phase One XF IQ4 28th August 2018100MP and 150MP Phase One XF IQ4 - new medium format digital backs from Phase One, includes 'Capture One image' based image processing.
  • Nikon D5 information, reviews and updates 1st June 2018Nikon D5 info, reviews, updates
  • Pentax K-1 Mark II announced 22nd February 2018Pentax have announced the K-1 Mark II. The 36MP full frame DSLR goes to ISO 819,200 and improved pixel shift multishot capability
  • Nikon D850 11th September 2017Nikon D850 full frame DSLR. Camera features 45.7MP BSI FX-format sensor, 7 fps burst (max 9 fps), 4K video and a tilting 3.2" 2.36M-dot touchscreen. Camera includes dual card slots: XQD and SD
  • Nikon D4 and D4s info 10th November 2016Nikon D4 and D4s info / updates / reviews
  • Nikon D600 information 8th August 2014Nikon' D600 Info / updates / reviews
  • Nikon D800 – D800E 13th May 2014Nikon D800 & D800E info / review / updates
  • Nikon D700 info and updates 25th February 2012Nikon D700 info / reviews / updates
  • Sony A900/850 full frame DSLR 3rd October 2011Sony A900/850 full frame DSLR
  • Nikon D3/D3s info 17th April 2010Nikon D3 /D3s info / updates / reviews
  • Nikon D300 and D300s info 30th July 2009Nikon D300 and D300s info
  • Nikon D3x information 19th February 2009Nikon D3x info / updates
Printer speculation and news

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Epson printer timeline

Size Ink 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 2019 2020
1 2 3 4
A3+ 10*                                   P700
9-1                                 SC-P600    
9-1                       R3000                
8+1               R2400 R2880                    
8*           R1800 R1900 R2000 P400    
7+1       2100/2200                                  
6   2000P                                        
17" 10*                                   P900
9-1                 SP3800 SP3880 P800    
11-1                           SP4900 P5000        
8+1           SP4000 SP4800 SP4880                    
24" 12*                                            P7500
11-1                     SP7900 P7000        
9-1                           SP7890 P6000        
8+1               SP7800 SP7880                  
7+1          SP7600                              

Ink switching - Total number of inks shown

  • +1 denotes need to physically swap Mk/Pk ink carts.
  • -1 indicates Mk/Pk ink switch, only one active at any time
  • * indicates no Mk/Pk black ink switching

Links are to reviews of the printer by Keith Cooper.

Printer articles – tips and info
  • Video: Unboxing/setup for the P900 27th October 2020Keith Cooper's unboxing and initial setup of the Epson P900 17 inch (A2) printer. Loading inks and installation (13 mins)
  • Setting up the Epson SC-P900 27th October 2020The process for setting up the Epson P900 A2 (17") printer from new, Installing inks and initial software setup. Connecting the printer to your network and computer
  • Printer Test Images 23rd September 2020Collection of printer test images - colour and monochrome (black and white). Test photos for printer and monitor checking.
  • Video: Printing poster board on the P700 2nd September 2020Keith Cooper looks at how you print on poster board on the 13"/A3+ Epson P700 printer. loading via the front feed slot (6mins)
  • Video: Choosing the best paper for your prints 30th August 2020Keith Cooper looks at the process of choosing the best paper for your prints and why mastering the basics is a vital starting point (7m 30s)
  • Black and White printing with the P700 26th August 2020Black and white printing on the Epson SC-P700 A3+ pigment ink printer. Different types of paper and optimising the reproduction of your monochrome photos
  • Setting up the Epson SC-P700 26th August 2020The process for setting up the Epson P700 A3+ (13") printer from new, Installing inks and initial software setup. Connecting the printer to your network and computer
  • Video: Looking at the Epson P700 printer 26th August 2020Keith Cooper looks at the Epson P700 13 inch (A3+) printer. The video overview discusses the main printer features (11 mins)
  • Video: Making a 3.9 metre print on the P700 26th August 2020Keith Cooper prints a long panoramic print on the Epson P700 13 inch (A3+) printer. The print is ~3.9 metres long (15 mins)
  • Video: Unboxing/setup for the P700 26th August 2020Keith Cooper's unboxing and initial setup of the Epson P700 13 inch (A3+) printer. Loading inks and testing (14 mins)
  • Video: B&W printing on the Canon PRO-300 23rd August 2020Black and white photo printing on the Canon PRO-300 A3+ (13") printer by Keith Cooper. Why the B&W print mode is the best approach (8 mins)
  • Video: looking at the PRO-300 printer 4th August 2020An overview of the Canon PRO-300 A3+ (13") pigment ink printer by Keith Cooper. Looking at the main features of the printer (11mins)
  • Custom media for the PRO-300 13th July 2020Creating custom media settings for the Canon PRO-300 printer with the MCT software. Using the free Media Configuration Tool software for the PRO300 A3+ (13")printer
  • Black and white printing with the PRO-300 9th July 2020Printing black and white on the Canon PRO-300 A3+ pigment ink printer. Different types of paper and optimising the reproduction of your photos.
  • Setting up your new PRO-300 9th July 2020Setting up the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 13" A3+ printer. Unboxing, setup and software installation guide. Includes print head alignment and calibration
  • Choosing the best paper for your photo prints 9th June 2020What photo paper is best for printing your photos? What paper is best to use with your printer? Why when choosing a paper for your prints needs, you need to start with the basics
  • Fine tuning black and white photo printing 30th March 2020Fine tuning black and white photo printing with a flatbed scanner when using using monochrome print settings such as Epson ABW or Canon Black and White photo print modes. Test for optimal media settings. Print linearisation with curves.
  • Simple Inkjet printer cleaning 17th August 2018Cleaning old, clogged and dried up ink from inkjet printers using commonly available household cleaning products. Common solvents and additives quickly cut though ink buildup. A look at different household cleaners and how they can help shift dried up printer ink
  • A photo print of some bright red flowers 9th June 2018Making a photo print of some bright red cactus flowers. Looking at how colour spaces and gamut affects such strong colours. How making a basic print of a flower illustrates some printer, paper and colour management choices
  • Looking for a bigger photo printer 9th May 2018Important questions to ask yourself when looking for a bigger photo printer wider than 13 inch width or A3+. Things that it's useful to know if you want a 17" (A2) or larger printer, it's about more than just bigger prints.
  • Repairing an Epson P5000 printer 23rd February 2018Repairing an Epson P5000 17" A2 printer after a head strike - just how much damage can a small object cause. Head and capping station replacement
  • Setting up the Epson P5000 printer 27th June 2017Setting up the 17" Epson P5000 printer - installation & setup for the SureColor P5000 A2 printer, software configuration, networking and colour calibration
  • Moving a Canon PRO-2000 printer 21st February 2017Following on from our PRO-2000 review, it needed shipping back to Canon. There are several options for moving such a printer (or a larger PRO-4000), the one we needed uses up a lot of ink. Take care when installing your large format printer if you ever intend to move it.
  • New firmware for Canon PRO-2000 22nd October 2016Canon has released new firmware for the imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer. This corrects a few minor errors and makes a number of minor changes. It is a recommended update for all PRO-2000 users
  • Canon PRO-2000, 4000 printer setup and installation 2nd August 2016Assembly and initial setup for the Canon iPF PRO-2000 and PRO-4000 large format printer. Features print head and ink installation and initial configuration, including printer software and network connection.
  • How much ink is there in my cartridges 4th October 2014Estimated printer ink capacities for different cartridge types for OEM inkjet printers from different manufacturers (Canon, Epson and HP)
  • So, you want a large format printer? 22nd February 2014Issues and questions that you might want to think about before getting a large format printer. Do you print enough prints for example? What are you going to do with all those prints?
  • Replacing Canon large format printheads – iPF8300 / PF05 25th January 2014Replacing a Canon large format printhead on the 44" iPF8300 / PF05 printer after one fails. Canon large format print heads are a consumable part and fully user replaceable.
  • Cleaning Canon printheads – iPF8300 – PF05 22nd January 2014Cleaning and replacing the printheads - on a Canon iPF8300 large format printer, with the PF-05 printhead. Canon large format print heads are a user replaceable part. Whilst cleaning might help, it could be that you need a new print head.
  • Changing the Canon iPF8300 MC-08 maintenance cartridge 8th December 2013Changing the maintenance cartridge (waste ink tank) on large format Canon iPF printers. Example shows MC-08 cartridge on an iPF8300 44" printer
  • Media settings – Printer Test Images 8th November 2009Test images for optimising media settings when printing. Essential to check before profiling papers to know if too much (or too little) ink is being used for the particular paper chosen
  • Error codes and information for Epson 7800 and 9800 9th October 2009Collected information about the Epson Stylus Pro 7800 24 inch, and 9800 44 inch width large format printers, including error codes and service manual info
  • Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 7600 and 9600 8th October 2009How to make cartridges always read full by deactivating the ink level counter on the SP7600 and SP9600 Epson large format printers. To be used with care, but useful if you wanted to re-fill your ink carts
  • Black ink swap on the Epson 7880 and 9880 8th June 2009An unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson SP7880 and SP9880 printers, reducing ink waste. Use with care
  • Black ink swap on the Epson 7800 and 9800 8th May 2009An unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson 7800/9800 printers, reducing ink waste.
  • Fixes and tips for the Epson 4800 large format printers 9th October 2008Collected information, fixes and tips for the Epson Stylus Pro 4800 large format printers, including MNT REQ 0088 and service manual information
  • Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 4000 9th October 2008Ensuring that ink cartridges always read as full on the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 17" printer. Turning off the ink counter is an alternative to using a chip reset device.
  • Swap black ink on the Epson 4880 Printer 8th October 2008A different way of swapping black ink types on the Epson 4880 printer that reduces ink waste compared to the official technique. Use with care
  • Error codes and maintenance tank reset SP4000 8th May 2008Error codes, maintenance tank reset and service manual information for the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 17 inch width pigment ink printer.
  • Maintenance tank in Epson large format printers 8th October 2007Looking at the maintenance tank in some large format Epson printers. How to reset it when full so that it can continue to be used. Use this technique with care, since overflows are very messy.
  • Ultrachrome inks in an Epson 10000 large format printer 30th October 2006Conversion of an Epson SP10000 dye based ink printer to use Ultrachrome pigment based inks and carts from an Epson 10600. Changing ink types
  • Error codes and service manual for the 7600 and 9600 8th October 2006Fixes and tips along with important error code information for the Epson Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 large format printers. Service manual information.
  • Swapping the black ink on the Epson 7600 and 9600 8th June 2004Black ink swap - An unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson 7600/9600 printers, reducing ink waste.

Detailed printer reviews

  • Epson SC-P700 printer review 26th August 2020Detailed review of the Epson SC-P700 13" (A3+) pigment ink printer with sheet feed and roll paper holder. 10 inks and no matte/photo black ink switching
  • Canon PRO-300 printer review 9th July 2020Detailed Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer review. Keith tests the PRO-300 pigment ink printer with a range of glossy and fine-art media, including panoramic prints up to 990mm (~39") long
  • Epson SureLab SL-D700 review 15th August 2018Review of the Epson SureLab SL-D700 six colour photo printer. Supports roll media from 102-210mm wide. Prints up to 1 metre in length, with built in cutter
  • Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 review 21st May 2018Testing the Canon TX-3000 36" width printer. Keith Cooper reviews the Canon TX wide format printer and plotter for photo and graphics printing. Also covers the 24" TX-2000 printer and 44" TX-4000
  • Review of the Epson P5000 printer 26th September 2017Review of the Epson Surecolor P5000 printer. 17 inch width A2, with roll support and paper cartridge for sheet media. Looking at print capabilities and colour management
  • Epson SC-P20000 printer review 10th August 2017Review of the Epson SC-P20000 printer by Keith Cooper. 64 inch width large format printer with new UltraChrome Pro 10-colour ink-set including high density Mk/Pk inks and three grey inks for better Black & White printing
  • Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer review 14th August 2016Detailed review of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 24" pigment ink printer. 11 inks and a gloss optimiser coat. Dual roll feed option. Roll and sheet media tested, including a print over 7m long.
  • Epson Expression Photo XP-960 printer review 25th May 2016Review of the Epson Expression Photo XP-960 printer. All-in-one printer/scanner/copier that supports double sided printing and photo prints up to A3 size (11"x17"). Dual paper tray
  • Canon PRO-1000 printer review 8th May 2016Detailed review of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" pigment ink printer. 11 inks and a colour optimiser coat. Tested for colour and B&W printing on a range of media types. Paper sixes up to A2, with borderless print options.
  • Epson SureColor P7000 printer review 23rd March 2016Detailed review of the Epson SureColor SC-P7000 24" width large format printer. Using the P7000 for fine art and photo printing with the LLk ink option. Review applies to the larger 44" SC-P9000 as well.
  • Canon iPF8300 review and notes 18th February 2016Ongoing Canon iPF8300 review and notes about using the imagePROGRAF iPF8300 44 inch large format printer, by Keith Cooper. Notes date back to setting up the printer in November 2010
  • Epson SureColor SC-P400 printer review 22nd December 2015Detailed review of the Epson SureColor SC-P400 13 inch width (A3+) pigment ink printer. Wide range of media and prints on roll paper up to 3.2m long
  • HP ENVY 5540 printer review 26th November 2015Review of the All-in-one HP Envy 5540 4-colour (CMYK) inkjet printer. A4 print size with double sided (duplex) printing and 6x4 borderless photo printing
  • Epson SureColor SC-P800 printer review 20th April 2015Detailed review of the Epson SureColor P800 printer. A2 sheet paper (17" width) and roll paper support. Tested with a variety of paper types, colour and B&W
  • Epson SureColor P600 printer review 15th January 2015Detailed Epson SureColor P600 review. The SC-P600 is an A3 plus (13" width) pigment ink printer tested with different papers for colour and black & white. It supports borderless printing, roll paper and CD/DVD printing
  • Epson SureColor P600 initial setup 14th January 2015Setting up the Epson SC-P600 A3plus (13 inch width) printer. Installing inks, drivers and connecting the printer to your computer.
  • Canon Pixma PRO-100 printer review 15th August 2014Detailed review of the Canon Pixma PRO-100 printer. A 13" width (A3+ paper size) dye ink based printer for colour and black and white.
  • Canon iPF6400 – 6450 printer review 22nd July 2013Detailed review of the imagePROGRAF iPF6450 (ipF6400) 24 inch large format printer. Colour management and print setup for colour and black and white
  • Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer use 15th July 2013Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer use, including basic testing of printing and measuring patches with the SU-21 using the supplied Canon software.
  • Canon iPF6450-6400 setup and assembly 20th May 2013Assembly and setup guide for the Canon imagePROGRAF 6400 and 6450 printer. Unpacking, and installation of PF05 printheads and ink
  • Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setup 15th May 2013Canon iPF6450 SU-21 spectrophotometer setup guide. Initial setup and attachment for the SU21 X-Rite spectro on the 24" large format printer.
  • Epson Stylus Photo R2000 review 14th May 2013Epson Stylus Photo R2000 full review, using the SP R2000 A3+ printer for colour and black and white printing, with custom ICC profiles. 13 inch print width and roll media support
  • Canon Pixma PRO-10/10S printer review 15th April 2013Detailed Canon Pixma PRO-10 printer review, looking at colour and black and white pigment ink based printing a range of paper types up to A3 plus size (13" width)
  • Printer review – Canon Pixma Pro-1 22nd November 2012Detailed review of the Canon Pixma Pro-1, a 12 ink A3+ (13inch) printer for colour and black and white printing. Tested on a range of paper types and sizes.
  • Canon iPF5100 printer review 27th December 2011Detailed review testing the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 17 inch width large format printer. Sheet and roll paper, looking at colour and black and white pigment ink based printing a range of paper types.
  • Epson Stylus Pro SP4900 review 23rd October 2011Review of the Stylus Pro SP4900 11 colour 17 inch (A2) printer from Epson. Setup and printing. Includes fitting and use of the optional Spectroproofer unit.
  • Epson Stylus Photo R3000 review 4th September 2011Detailed Epson Stylus Photo R3000 review. Using the SP R3000 A3+ printer for colour and black and white photo printing
  • Canon iPF6300 review 15th July 2010Canon iPF6300 review, testing the imagePROGRAF iPF6300 24 inch large format printer, for colour and black and white fine art printing.
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 review 4th May 2010Review of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer. Desktop printer is 17 inch print width and takes A2 sheets, photo and fine art papers. Colour and black and white printing
  • Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II review 1st March 2010Detailed Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II review, using the Canon 9500 II A3+ printer for colour and black and white photo printing.
  • Epson Stylus Photo R2880 review 4th September 2009Review of the Epson Stylus Pro 2880 printer. Desktop printer is 13 inch print width and takes A3+ sheets and roll, photo and fine art papers for colour and monochrome printing.
  • Canon iPF6100 review 30th July 2009Full review of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 24 inch large format printer. Colour management and profiling for all printing on different media types. Colour and black and white printing.
  • HP DesignJet Z3200 review 20th April 2009Detailed review of the HP DesignJet Z3200. Testing the Z3200ps 24 inch large format printer with fine art and photo media, including profiling and colour management, for colour and black and white printing.
  • Epson Stylus Pro 7880 printer review 29th June 2008Review of the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 printer. Large format printer is 24 inch print width and takes roll paper and sheet media, photo and fine art papers. Inc. 7880/9880 error codes
  • Epson Stylus Pro 4880 review 29th April 2008Review of the Epson Stylus Pro 4880 17" A2+ Printer. Large desktop printer tested with a range of sheet and roll paper and fine-art and photo media types
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3800 review 29th June 2007Review of the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer. Desktop printer is 17 inch print width and takes A2 sheets, photo and fine art papers.
Printer information/update pages
  • Canon PRO-200 printer announced 22nd October 2020Canon Pixma PRO-200 printer is announced. The A3+ 13" printer uses a dye based ink set with 8 inks, with enhanced colour and black density. It replaces the PRO-100 printer
  • Canon PRO-300 printer announced 9th July 2020Canon have announced the A3+ ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 13" pigment ink desktop printer. The successor to the PIXMA PRO-10S. Uses 10 inks including a colour optimising clearcoat
  • Epson P700 and P900 printers announced 14th March 2020Epson UK announce the SureColor SC-P700 and SC- P900 printers, replacements for the 13" (A3+) Epson P600 and 17" (A2) Epson P800. Both have new designs for roll paper support and no black ink switching
  • Canon PRO-2100, 4100, 6100 printers 10th October 2019Canon have announced the PRO-2100, 4100 and 6100 large format printers (24", 44" and 60" width), looking to improve print workflow and efficiency. Available in 12 colour and 8 colour 'S' versions
  • Epson P7500 and P9500 printers 3rd October 2019Epson announces P7500 and P9500 12 colour large format printers. 24 inch and 44 inch width printers with hew 12 colour ink set and no black switching. Printers also referred to as P7570 and P9570 in some regions
  • HP Launches new Designjet Z series 22nd May 2018HP has launched a new Designjet Z series of large format printers. The Z6 and Z9+ printers are aimed at photos graphics and technical printing. Printers will be available in June/July
  • Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD Printer announced 27th September 2017Latest information about the new SureColor P5000 17" large format printer from Epson. The replacement for the SP4900 A2 sized desktop printer.
  • Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 60 inch printer 20th July 2017Canon have announced a 60 inch width version of their imagePROGRAF PRO series of printers. The PRO-6000 is a 12 colour pigment ink printer - a bigger version of the PRO-2000 reviewed by Keith Cooper. For a PRO6000 review, read Keith's PRO2000 one and change any mention of 24" to 60"
  • New Canon large format Mac-Win printer software 22nd February 2017New software and drivers released for Canon large format printers which also fixes MacOS 10.12 colour management issues. Supports x400 series and x300 series printers and iPF5100
  • Canon PRO-1000 inkjet printer info 20th February 2017Information about the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17 inch pigment Ink based inkjet printer. 12 inks in total, including a gloss optimiser coat (80ml carts)
  • Two new Canon PIXMA printers 12th July 2016Two new printers from Canon. The Canon Pixma MG3050 (£69.99)and MG255OS (£44.99) use a hybrid ink system (dye and pigment-based inks) to deliver ‘vivid, vibrant colours’. Both are Wi-Fi enabled, allowing images to be printed direct from a smartphone or computer via the Canon PRINT app
  • Canon PRO-2000, PRO-4000 large format printers 4th March 2016Canon PRO-2000 (24"), PRO-4000 (44") large format printers replace the iPF6400/iPF8400 large format printers. New ink set and single PF-10 printhead
  • Epson SureColor SC-P6000 and SC-P7000 info 24th September 2015Epson's new 24" and 44" printers to replace the 7890/7900 and 9890/9900. See our full SC-P7000 review for details. This page covers more general printer information from product launch.
  • Epson SC-T7200, T5200, T3200, SureColor inkjet printers 23rd April 2014Epson SureColor information for the new SC-Tx200 series of large format printers in April 2014. Epson SC-T7200, T5200, T3200 features and info
  • Canon iPF 6400, 6450, 8400 and 9400 printer info 22nd July 2013Product information and review links for Canon imagePROGRAF 6400, 6450, 8400 and 9400 large format printers (24, 44 and 60 inch print widths)
  • Canon Pixma Pro-1 A3plus Pigment Ink based inkjet printer 24th November 2011Product launch information for the Canon Pixma Pro-1, a 12 ink A3Plus (13inch carriage width) printer for colour and black and white printing.
  • Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 info 10th November 2011The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 (24 inch) and Stylus Pro 9900 (44 inch). Inks include photo black, light black and light light black - plus cyan, light cyan, vivid magenta, vivid light magenta, yellow, orange, and green. Matte black is also included on-board and can be auto-switched with photo black
  • Canon imagePROGRAF 6300, 6350, 8300 info 17th February 2011Launch information and articles/review links for the Canon imagePROGRAF 6300, 6350, 8300 large format printers (24" and 44" print width)
  • Epson Stylus Photo R3000 13 inch printer 17th January 2011Information about the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ Pigment Ink based inkjet printer. Similarities to the 3800 with UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink and LCD display
  • Epson Stylus Pro 4900 A2 printer 21st October 2010Epson Stylus Pro 4900 A2 (17 inch width) medium format printer information. 11 colour UltraChrome HDR ink set includes orange and green inks
  • Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 info 21st October 2010The Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 replacements for the Epson Stylus Pro 9880 and 7880 - large format printer information and updates.
  • Epson wide format printer – 64 inch SP11880 30th July 2010This page contains information we've collected on Epson's extra wide format Stylus Pro 11880 (64") printer with UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta.
  • Epson 64 inch Stylus Pro GS6000 29th May 2008Collected information for the Epson Super wide format printer - 64 inch Stylus Pro GS6000. Eco solvent for both indoor and outdoor applications.
  • Epson Stylus Photo 1400 13 inch printer 23rd May 2008Model information for the Epson Stylus Photo 1400 A3+ Dye based ink printer. 13 inch width printer with extended life Claria Photographic Ink
  • Epson Stylus Photo R1900 13 inch printer 6th May 2008Epson Stylus Photo R1900 A3+ Pigment Ink based ink printer. It's the replacement for the R1800 and has an all new range of inks, including Orange and a gloss optimiser for getting better glossy prints.
  • Epson Stylus pro 4880 A2 printer information 30th November 2007Epson Stylus pro 4880 A2 (17 inch width) large format printer information. Includes UltraChrome K3 nine ink set with Vivid Magenta Ink.
  • The Stylus Pro 9880 and Stylus Pro 7880 info 5th November 2007Collected info for the Epson 7880 and Epson 9880 large format printers. With Epson’s UltraChrome K3 ink with the new 'Vivid Magenta'
  • Epson Stylus pro 4800 A2 information 1st June 2005Collected Epson stylus pro 4800 A2 printer information. Ultra chrome K3 pigment ink based 17inch width printer. Includes SP4400 details
  • SP9800 and SP7800 printer information 10th May 2005Information about the SP9800 and SP7800 replacements for the Epson Stylus Pro 9600 and 7600 24" and 44" large format printers
  • Epson SP4000 A2 printer info 1st October 2003Specifications, details, articles, and reviews about the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 A2 (17 inch width) 8 colour pigment ink printer (Maxart PX-6000)
Everything ... Archived rumours/info - going back to 2004
Archived rumour pages – sorted by most recent update

Canon camera timeline

  Crop  00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II 1DX III
1.3     1D 1D Mk II 1D MkIIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                  
video                             1D C        
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk IV
1.6                   7D 7D Mk II
'Better'  Full                                               6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D 90D
Mid 1.6         300D
Kiss N
Kiss X
760D T6s 77D
        750D T6i 800D T7i 850D T8i
Micro 1.6                                 100D SL1 X7 200D SL2 250D
Entry 1.6                   1000D / XS / F 1100D / T3 / X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6 2000D T7
EOS R Full                               R5
                              EOS R
                              EOS RP
1.6                               M5
                            M M2 M3 M6 M6 II
                              M10 M100 M200

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates. Video capable 4k 8k

Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual | Digic 8 dual | Digic X dual

Nikon Camera timeline

Level Size 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 2018 2019 2020
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Top FX r                     D3X                
FX s                   D3 D3S D4 D4S D5 D6
DX r   D1 D1X D2X D2XS                          
DX s     D1H D2H D2HS                          
High FX                     D700 D800(E) D810 D850
DX       D100 D200 D300 D300S D500
Mid FX                                   D750 D780
                              D600 D610  
DX           D70 D70s D80 D90 D7000 D7100 D7200 D7500
Better               D50        
FX                                       Z7
DX                                         Z50

Video capable 4k No focus motor

Sony E/A timeline

E mount Level Format 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Alpha (α) Flagship FF                 α9 
Sensitivity           α7S  α7S II 
Resolution         α7R  α7R II  α7R III 
High-End         α7  α7 II  α7 III 
Advanced APS-C     NEX-7  α6000  α6500 
Mid-range       NEX-6    α6300  α6400 
Upper-entry NEX-5/NEX-5C NEX-5N NEX-5R NEX-5T α5100
Entry-level NEX-3 NEX-C3 NEX-F3 NEX-3N α5000
DSLR-style         α3000  α3500 
SmartShot           QX1

5-axis in-body image stabilization (bold),
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe, Multi Interface Shoe, 4K resolution video

A mount Sensor 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
- - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Professional FF           α900   α99  α99 II 
High-end APS-C DG-7D      α700       α77  α77 II 
Midrange                 α65      α68 
Upper-entry               α55  α57           
      α100     α550 α580      α58 
    DG-5D         α500 α560               
Entry-level               α33  α35  α37           
        α350 α380 α390              
        α300 α330                
        α200 α230 α290              

Single-lens translucent (SLT) camera | 5-axis in-body image stabilization (bold)
HD video capable (Video AF) | Dual phase-detection AF (italic)

 Keith's new cameras and lenses (UK) come from: Park Cameras.

 Keith gets his UK used camera equipment and lenses from: MPB

 For USA used: B&H | Adorama | MPB

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