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Two More Questions About The Canon Page

I don't see the Canon Sure Shot (Owl) listed. It's a 35mm film camera. Has it been placed on another page? Second question: Why are Canon digital cameras the last (most recent to be made), but listed first over everything else? I notice on other pages, the listing of camera names and types generally starts with the oldest first and works it's way down to the most recent models. Has it been done this way on the Canon page for a special reason? HaarFager (talk) 19:14, 18 September 2012 (PDT)

A1: The owl is on this page Canon Sure Shot/Prima/Autoboy linked from the main Canon under 35mm compact.

--Tkmedia (talk) 22:07, 18 September 2012 (PDT)

A2: based on the history page User:Rebollo fr changed the order in Jan 2006. --Tkmedia (talk) 22:26, 18 September 2012 (PDT)

Question About Claim

In the main article about Canon, it says that Canon was the second company, after Sony, to introduce a completely electronic still camera without film. Wasn't Kodak the first to invent a digital camera? That's what I thought I read over on the Kodak page. HaarFager (talk) 19:06, 18 September 2012 (PDT)

Kodak never marketed released a film less camera at the time.--Tkmedia (talk) 22:11, 18 September 2012 (PDT)
I see what you're saying. So when it says Canon was the second company to "introduce" a digital camera, it's not the same thing as saying they were the second to "invent" a digital camera. Gotcha. Thanks! HaarFager (talk) 22:44, 18 September 2012 (PDT)
This was more like analog still video rather than a full "digital", but similar non film electronic camera principals. Kodak used a compact audio cassette for storage, similar to many computers of the era. While Sony was a leader in magnetic media and won the computer floppy wars of the 70s-80s used the floppy based disc, but did have their Mavica available. They were not really mass produced and sold, more like extended test loans. (Sony did the same thing with analog HiVision HDTV in the early 1980.) But Canon really did sell their still video camera to end users, so technically they could be considered the first. Polaroid also having a decent electronic camera lab in the 1980's with many prototypes.--Tkmedia (talk) 12:34, 19 September 2012 (PDT)

In this area we could have an abstract paragraph about the company, its history, its main competitor(s), its philosophy, etc.

--Lbstone 07:38, 29 Oct 2004 (EDT)

It seems to me that for example lenses could be here, but then it would also seem that this page will get too large summing up all cameras, lenses and other products, so why don't we split off the products in their own categorized pages?

-- 05:49, 13 May 2005 (EDT)

I intended lenses to go on the accessories page but it is so far undeveloped: Accessories --Mhtaylor 10:41, 13 May 2005 (EDT)

Because there are so many digital point and shoot models, I added spacing to the groupings already in place. In addition I added a number of newly released or announced point and shoots. --phule 14:45, 25 Aug 2005 (EDT)

I'd suggest making separate pages for the Digital Ixus and Powershot models. They take up way too much room for my liking.--Artysmokes

There is no Canon Powershot A230, so I removed it from this list. However, a page had already been created for it and should be deleted. --phule 15:27, 1 November 2005 (EST)

Done! --Lbstone 23:46, 1 November 2005 (EST)

Wot no footnotes?

I was going to add "キヤノン is a rare surviving example of idiosyncratic kana use. Normal kana use and normal romanization would imply the pronunciation kianon, but actually it is pronounced kyanon (キャノン)." between <ref> and </ref>; but the <ref> and <references /> tags don't work in what I infer is an older version of Mediawiki. Pity. -- Hoary 02:20, 6 May 2006 (EDT)

Nice to see that Japanese-speaking people are joining us.
The <ref> tag is an extension of Mediawiki (see, that is apparently not activated in Camerapedia. It would be good to have it. You can send a message to the Camerawiki Google Group (a mailing list where various issues relating to the site are discussed), or directly ask Brandon (User:Lbstone) to activate this function.
In the meantime, you could add the sentence in parentheses.
--Rebollo fr 10:49, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for the encouragement. I think I'll just leave it here for now. If/when this article becomes a lot more comprehensive, it can be slotted in somewhere. -- Hoary 02:45, 7 May 2006 (EDT)

How to edit the Canon digital SLR table?

I made the page for the Canon EOS-1D C and added the link to it in the big Canon page. On the 1D C page, I put the little orange table there with all the Canon cameras, but I can't figure out how to get to the "edit" part of that page to link the 1D C. Thanks.

It's a template. so page name Template:Canon Digital SLR. here's the direct link. --Tkmedia (talk) 20:51, 24 June 2014 (PDT)
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