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Canon Takes On Sony’s A7 Series With The Full-frame EOS R6 Camera

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Canon has unveiled the 20.1-megapixel EOS R6, the little brother to the gobsmacking 8K EOS R5 camera it unveiled at the same event today. At $2,499, the R6 is everything we hoped the EOS R
would be (and more) and a much better rival to the Sony A7 III, Nikon
Z6 and Panasonic S1. Canon is finally playing to its strengths (the RF
mount and Dual Pixel autofocus) and like the $3,899 EOS R5, it has few
weaknesses on paper.

To make things clearer, Canon is now lining
up the names of its full-frame mirrorless cameras with its DSLRs, with
the R5 flagship corresponding to the 5D-series DSLR flagships, and the
R6 model matching its more budget-oriented 6D-series DSLRs.

The R6 appears to have a similar sensor to its Canon’s flagship 1DX Mark III DSLR, so image quality should be on par. It should offer equally good low-light capabilities, with an ISO range from 100-102,400, expandable to ISO 204,800.

It has a nice large grip and fully articulating 1.62 million
dot rear display that should make it an outstanding vlogger camera. It
has mode-selection dial where the LCD display sits on the R5 and,
thankfully, a joystick is used in place of EOS R’s not-well-liked
touchbar. It looks very similar to the R5, but weighs quite a bit less
at 680 grams compared to 735 grams.

Thankfully, the R6 has in-body
stabilization (IBIS) that works for both photos and video. Canon has
promised up to 8 stops of stabilization, provided you’re using a
compatible RF lens with it — easily beating Sony’s A7 III, the Nikon Z7
and Panasonic S1. It has a decent 3.69 million dot OLED EVF, dual UHS II
card slots and the same LP-E6NH battery found on the EOS R. Canon has
yet to say how many shots per charge you’ll get, but if it’s not enough,
it’s offering the BG-R10 camera grip as an option.

The R6 matches
the R5’s shooting prowess with burst speeds of up to 12 fps with the
mechanical shutter and 20 fps using the electronic shutter. That’s
supplemented by Canon’s excellent Dual Pixel autofocus (AF) system with
100 percent coverage and 1,053 AF areas, that works in all photo and
video resolutions. It has face and eye detection, along with “head
detection” autofocus brought over from the 1DX Mark III — helping the
camera keep a subject in focus even if they turn away. Like the R5, the
R6 has Canon’s all new animal detection mode.

Canon EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera

Video
is an area where the EOS R6 goes beyond what Sony can do. Like the 1DX
Mark III, it can shoot 4K at 60 fps and 1080p at 120 fps. It can handle
10-bit video using Canon’s C-Log mode both internally and externally,
though unlike the R5 or 1DX III, it has no RAW capability. Still, C-Log
and 10-bit video will allow videographers to shoot HDR video and have
plenty of options when color-correcting the footage in post.

Better
yet, 4K video only cropped a little, using 93 percent of the width of
the sensor, unlike the EOS R with a huge 1.7X crop. At the same time,
video is demosaic-ed and then downsampled from a 5,130 x 2,886 size,
which should result in very crisp video. On top of C-Log, Canon has
introduced “HDR PQ” capture, letting you view footage that can be viewed
directly on HDR TVs, with little color grading needed.

Canon EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera

All
that should make the EOS R5 much better for video than Sony’s A7 III
(albeit it at a higher price), and on par with the similarly priced Panasonic S1. However, Canon’s Dual Pixel system should outperform the contrast detect AF found on Panasonic’s cameras.

On
top of the cameras, Canon unveiled a raft of new lenses for the R5 and
R6. The two weirdest and most interesting models are the RF 600 f/11 and
RF 800 f/11 models, priced at $699 and $899, respectively. While that
f/11 number seems crazy slow, the lenses are incredibly light at 930
grams and 1,260 grams, respectively, and the prices are very cheap for
lenses that long, too. Canon also revealed the $599 RF 85mm f/2 IS STM
prime model, a $2,699 RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L zoom and RF 1.4X and 2X
extenders.

As for pricing, the EOS R6 will cost $2,499 without a lens, $2,899 with the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1L IS lens or $3,599 with the RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM lens. It’s expended to ship at the end of August, 2020.

– www.engadget.com

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Camidoh Joins Ololo Express As Official Brand Ambassador

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In their quest of announcing their presence in the Ghanaian business and online marketing space, Ololo Express; a digital shopping and retail center has officially signed afrobeat – afropop artiste, Camidoh, as the firm’s brand ambassador. In this deal, the GB Recz signed artiste will use his presence in the creative space to represent the marketing entity in a positive light, and by doing so, help increase brand awareness and sales on a consistent basis.

Visit Ololo Express here: https://ololoexpress.com/

Signed on Monday, January 11, 2020 at the GB Interactive LLC, head office in Accra, the “For My Lover” hitmaker will also embody the corporate identity in appearance, demeanour, values and ethics, and thus far, will use his ability together with his management and shopping-retail company to map out promotional strategies that will strengthen the customer-product-service relationship and influence a large audience to buy and consume more.

Camidoh And The OloloExpress Team

With his Knowledge and appreciation of marketing, Online presence, Passion, and a sense of Professionalism in his endeavour, Camidoh, has proven to be the best influencer for the job. Within the last half a decade, he has earned an impressive critical acclamation to his name as he’s been able to front numerous non-governmental organizations delivering nothing but success.

Offering the best and secured online store with prompt express delivery to their customers, Ololo Express is typical Ghanaian marketing and online shopping center that provide amazing shopping experience with a pliable payment options and guarantee an awesome service to all their Shoppers. They deal in quality products from world renowned manufacturers, ranging from food items, household goods, electrical home appliances and variety of items at the most affordable prices.

Camidoh

They also serve as brokers, who pick up products from your preferred shops in Ghana and deliver to your exact and preferred location. As part of their mandate, they make online shopping simple and secured. The 24 hours online shopping centre is located at East Legon, Adjirigano, Accra, you call them on 054 874 4234.

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Zimbabwean Billionaire, Strive Masiyiwa, Appointed Board Member Of Netflix Inc.

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Strive Masiyiwa; London-based Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist has been appointed board member of Netflix Inc. as it looks to new markets for future growth, according to Bloomberg. Making the top three board members, two of whom are European Masiyiwa will bring a fresh set of connections and experience as the first African — and the third international media executive — to join Netflix’s board in recent years.

Netflix now has more than 190 million subscribers, and is looking to regions beyond the U.S. and Europe for its next batch of customers. Asia accounted for the most new subscribers last quarter.

For now, Africa is a small market for paid streaming video. In a continent of more than a billion people, Netflix has just a couple million customers, according to Digital TV Research. But the company has long argued that it would play the long game adding customers in Asia and Africa, home to the majority of the world’s people. Toward that end, Netflix has started offering cheaper, mobile-only plans and has commissioned a slate of original series and movies.

Strive Masiyiwa is the founder and executive chairman of the international technology group Econet Global. Earlier this year, he paid $10 million in cash and other assistance to more than 1,700 health-care workers, which helped land him on Bloomberg’s list of the 50 most important people in business during 2020.

He has gained international recognition for his business expertise and philanthropy, and is considered one of Africa’s most generous humanitarians. Masiyiwa has provided scholarships to over 250,000 young Africans over the past 20 years through his family foundation. He supports more than 40,000 orphans with educational initiatives and sponsors students at universities in America, The United Kingdom, and China. Over the last few years, Masiyiwa has devoted his time to mentoring the next generation of African entrepreneurs on Facebook.

“We are delighted to welcome Strive to the Netflix board,” Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said Wednesday in a statement. “His entrepreneurship and vision in building businesses across Africa and beyond will bring valuable insights and experience to our board as we work to improve and serve more members all around the world.”

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MTN Awards MoMo Agents For Their Outstanding Output Amidst COVID-19

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MTN MoMo Agent, Chafal Communications, has emerged as the Overall Best MTN Mobile Money Agent in South East Business District of MTN for the Year 2020. This was announced at the 2020 MTN Mobile Money Agents Awards ceremony held in Accra. Chafal Communications received a brand new 2020 Toyota Rush, a four-wheel drive sports utility vehicle (SUV), and a certificate of honor.

The Managing Director of Chafal Communications Limited, Kelvin Atsu Wilson, whose company won the overall award was very excited about the prize. He thanked MobileMoney Limited for the honor and promised to continue working hard.

The General Manager of Mobile Money, Eli Hini speaking at the awards expressed gratitude to the agents and merchants for their immense support to the brand in such a difficult year. He said, “This year has been a tough one any how you look at it, and you our partners have proven to be tougher in the midst of a pandemic.” In spite of all the challenges, you demonstrated your commitment to grow the business by working to exceed the targets set for the year. The significance of your contribution to curb the spread of COVID-19 cannot be overemphasized. The fact that people could easily locate you and send or receive money as and when they needed it most especially during the lockdown needs commendation”, he added.

Mr. Hini also took the opportunity to encourage stakeholders and customers to remain vigilant in the fight against fraud especially as we approach the festive season. He indicated that fraudsters keep revising their strategies as the business continues to intensify its fraud education. He reminded customers of the Three Golden Rules which serve as a weapon in the fight against fraud. He said,” Do Not disclose your pin; Do not let others transact on your behalf and Do Not discuss your wallet with any stranger”.

A total of 150 Agents and 100 Merchants from Accra, Eastern, Volta and Oti were awarded with amazing prizes. These included 49-inch flat screen Televisions, Motor Bikes, Phones and Tablets. Guests were also entertained with a live performance by Ghanaian highlife musician, Fameye.

The MTN Mobile Money Agents awards is a proprietary event of MTN Mobile Money to recognize and celebrate MoMo Agents and Merchants for the hard work and commitment in deepening the move towards a cash-lite economy. Since 2014, the company has recognized the hard work and significant contributions of over 5000 agents and merchants. Other initiatives introduced by MTN MoMo to support the wellbeing of the Agents is an Insurance scheme aimed insuring Agents against unforeseen events that can affect their lives and businesses adversely.  MoMo Agents will benefit from an insurance solution which includes a Life Cover, Death Benefit, Total Permanent Disability and Critical Illness.

MoMo customers should report fraud incidence by calling 100 while agents and merchants are to call 114. Alternatively, one can send a text to 1515 or 419 or send an email to: MMFraudteam.GH@mtn.com.

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Martell Is Introducing A New Unique Experience To Ghanaians With “Martell Taste of Sound”

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Martell, the oldest great cognac house is introducing a new unique experience to Ghanaians, showcasing the originality, boldness and versatility of the new innovative spirit drink, Martell Blue Swift through ‘’Martell Taste of Sound’’. Blue Swift is an innovative spirit drink made of 100% Martell VSOP Cognac matured in French oak barrels and then finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks for an exceptionally smooth, rounded taste.

Martell Blue Swift is an invitation to be free spirited and go beyond the obvious. It is a product revolution that breaks codes and enables consumers to open their minds and explore beyond appearances. Martell Taste of Sound is a disruptive sound immersive experience that invites consumers to feel the essence of Martell through authentic storytelling with a glass in hand and discover unexplored sensations.

From the 16th to the 27th of December 2020, the ‘’Martell Taste of Sound’’ spotlight will be on the highlife of Accra where friends of Martell and connoisseurs will get to discover true taste beyond the normal that redefines the boundaries of taste and shows that luxury and wealth go beyond material possessions.

‘’At Martell, our brand purpose is to encourage people to unlock their audacity so legacy will follow. Taste of Sound promises to be an unforgettable experience that leaves a lasting impression on discerning, influential, audacious, and authentic individuals’’, shares John Derrick Aniaba, Brand Manager at Pernod Ricard Ghana.

Follow @martellgh on Instagram and Facebook and use the #martelltasteofsound hashtag to share your Taste of Sound experience.

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