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Canon U.S.A. is a Sustaining Sponsor to 2015 Sundance Film Festival Jan.22-Feb.1

Thu January 22, 2015

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (January 22 – February 1, 2015) which is in Park City, Utah, USA.

Also, Canon’s contributions and activities include the following.

  • A special slate of programming dedicated to the filmmakers who push creative boundaries behind the camera.
  • In 2015, Canon will invite Sundance Film Festival filmmaker attendees to flex their creative muscle at the Canon Creative Studio (427 Main Street; open Saturday, January 24-Monday, January 26, from 11am-6pm) – exclusive for cinematographers, directors, producers, and crew – guests can explore how Canon supports all aspects of filmmaking – from production design, to image capture, through edit and workflow. The space features an equipment demonstration area with on-site staff to walk guests through Canon’s full line of Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, including the new Cinema EOS C100 Mark II.
Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

  • The Canon Live Learning team will offer hands-on workshops with Canon’s latest filmmaking tool,- the EOS C100 Mark II camera with Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus – including a demonstration of this camera on a DJI Ronin 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System.
  • The Canon Creative Studio will serve as host to the Canon Crew Party (details below) on Sunday, January 25. This will mark Canon’s third annual celebration of filmmakers who work behind the lens of the 2015 Sundance Festival films.
  • Canon’s Festival activities will culminate on Monday, January 26 with a special hosted screening of Bending the Light as part of Canon’s corporate presentation and not an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This documentary honoring the artistry of creating a lens and the visual artists who use them from acclaimed director Michael Apted (The ‘Up’ series, The World is Not Enough, Gorillas in the Mist). The 60-minute film explores the relationship between master craftsmen who shape lenses and the masters of light who use these lenses for image capture – each an artisan in their own right. Bending the Light features never-before-seen footage from inside Canon’s lens factory in Japan and intimate interviews with award-winning photographers and cinematographers, including Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC (Get on Up, The Help), who will participate in a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The following video presents Bending The Light Official Trailer (2014) – Michael Apted Photography Documentary HD:

A Michael Apted documentary that honors the artisans and craft of still and motion photography and in particular the glass that captures it all.

Below is the full schedule of events for Canon’s activities at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

  • Please note all events take place at Canon Creative Studio (427 Main Street) unless otherwise noted.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The Creativity Of Indie Filmmakers As A Returning Sponsor Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (January 22 – February 1, 2015). Nestled in the mountains of Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival celebrates the best of independent film; as part of the Festival sponsorship, Canon will offer a special slate of programming dedicated to the filmmakers who push creative boundaries behind the camera.

Canon is pleased to share that at least 52 of the 188 films premiering at this year’s Festival — over 27 percent — were shot using Canon equipment, up from the approximately 20 percent last year. Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Amy Berg’s Prophet’s Prey, The Overnight, The Wolfpack, Misery Loves Comedy, Cartel Land, Call Me Lucky, Fresh Dressed, How to Dance in Ohio, Most Likely to Succeed, The Hunting Ground, Tig, and The Nightmare are a few of the many shot-on-Canon projects set to screen during the festival.

“We are honored that so many creative filmmakers have chosen our equipment to bring their visions and stories to audiences. We look forward to supporting them and connecting with them at the Sundance Film Festival,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Sundance provides us with the opportunity to directly interact and support many up and coming filmmakers, and we are excited to return as Sustaining Sponsors to this year’s festival.”
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Press Releases

You’re Invited: ‘La longue nuit de Mégantic’ by Documentary Photographer Michel Huneault Jan. 29-Mar.13, 2015

Wed January 21, 2015

The following video presents Musi-Café burns in Lac-Mégantic:

A Musi-café waitress describes what happened the night her workplace in Lac-Mégantic burned, with video footage shot by her partner of the explosion as he was on the phone warning her to leave town. Produced Tuesday July 9, 2013. ( Phil Carpenter / THE GAZETTE )

Image by Michel Huneault

Image by Michel Huneault

CONTACT Gallery

Presents

Michel Huneault: La longue nuit de Mégantic

January 29 – March 13, 2015

Opening Reception Thursday January 29, 6 – 9pm, remarks at 7pm

FREE Admissions

CONTACT Gallery
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 205, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 12 – 5pm

T 416-539-9595
info@scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Please click here to read Michel Huneault’s thoughts (in both French and English) about his photographic works on the Lac-Mégantic tragedy: “TRAVAIL RÉCENT ET EN COURS | FRESH AND ONGOING WORK.”

NEWS RELEASE

Michel Huneault
La longue nuit de Mégantic

CONTACT Gallery
January 29 – March 13, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday January 29, 6 – 9pm, remarks at 7pm

The CONTACT Gallery is pleased to present La longue nuit de Mégantic, an exhibition by Montreal-based photographer Michel Huneault.

La longue nuit de Mégantic is the culmination of the documentary photographer’s year-long project visiting Lac-Mégantic after Canada’s deadliest train disaster in almost 150 years. In the middle of the night on July 6, 2013 a train filled with crude oil derailed in the small Quebec town creating an explosion that destroyed much of the downtown area, instantly killing 47 people.

The disaster has since been in the forefront of current national debates regarding energy transportation, safety and the environment.  However, Huneault’s interest in this story is human and intimate, with a focus on the community and the aftershock. His experience in international development and academic research on disaster and trauma, both personal and collective, has given him an insightful perspective.

The series of large-format and small photographs, predominantly of the town’s landscape, brings to mind the viewpoint of a wanderer, or stunned observer. Upon Huneault’s arrival within hours of the explosion, and subsequent visits throughout the seasons, he was able to capture an eerie calm that seemed to resonate across the community. Often at night he would return to the same streets, houses or sites, retracing the geography of the scarred place, sometimes encountering locals on a similar journey. As a result, the images convey the passing of time and evoke the emotions of loss, absence and searching, as they evolve over one symbolic year.
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3D Printers, Press Releases

Ricoh Europe + Leapfrog 3D Printers: Ricoh is Official Reseller of Leapfrog 3D Printers from Jan.2015

Wed January 21, 2015

In September 2014, Ricoh Company Ltd. opened two Ricoh “Rapid Fab” facilities in Japan to offer 3D print services to customers and spearhead research and development into 3D printing technologies and applications.

Today, Ricoh Europe announced a new partnership with Leapfrog 3D Printers that will see:

  • Ricoh become an official reseller of the award-winning Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe from January 2015.
  • Ricoh will provide a complete package of support for customers around the Leapfrog 3D printers, including the ability to add 3D printers to existing Ricoh imaging print service contract. They will provide comprehensive service, from IT services to consultation, installation, training and support, to help customers apply 3D printing technology in their organisation.

The following video presents Leapfrog 3D Printers Creatr HS (high speed):

HS stands for High Speed: printing up to 5 times faster than the regular Creatr. With an astonishing print volume of 14.8 liters and the possibility to 3D print objects up to 30cm of length, the Creatr HS is the most versatile 3D printer on the market. The Creatr HS is also much more convenient since it is stand-alone featuring a 4inch full color LCD screen and the ability to print directly from USB. By standard the Creatr HS 3D printer is equipped with dual extrusion.

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer

PRESS RELEASE

Ricoh Europe Partners with Leapfrog 3D Printers

London, 21 January 2015 – – Ricoh Europe today announced a new partnership with Leapfrog 3D Printers that will see Ricoh become an official reseller of the award-winning Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe from January 2015. Ricoh will provide a complete package of support for customers around the Leapfrog 3D printers, including the ability to add 3D printers to existing Ricoh imaging print service contract. The partnership will initially be available to customers in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK, with wider availability across Europe during 2015.

Ricoh and Leapfrog 3D Printers will initially focus on customers in the education sector, expanding to support customers in the engineering and manufacturing sectors over time. Both companies are well established in the education sector, where schools, colleges and universities are using 3D printers to enrich teaching across STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and design subjects. Leapfrog 3D Printers already provides educational 3D print packages and curriculum materials, while Ricoh offers tailored print installation, management, training and support contracts.

Today’s news follows a global announcement from Ricoh Company Ltd. in September launching a new additive manufacturing business and outlining its broader 3D printing strategy. This included the opening of two Ricoh “Rapid Fab” facilities in Japan to offer 3D print services to customers and spearhead research and development into 3D printing technologies and applications.
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Press Releases

Casio America: New EcoLite™ XJ-V1 LampFree® Projector is Powered by 5th Generation Laser and LED Hybrid Light Source Technology

Wed January 21, 2015

Casio EcoLite™ XJ-V1 LampFree® projector

Casio EcoLite™ XJ-V1 LampFree® projector

PRESS RELEASE
January 20, 2015

CASIO EXPANDS PROJECTOR PORTFOLIO WITH NEW ECOLITE™ LAMPFREE® MODEL

5th Generation Light Source Delivers Low Total Cost of Ownership in an Entry-Level Unit

DOVER, NJ, January 20, 2015 Casio America, Inc., a pioneer in the data projection space, is proud to announce the addition of a new introductory model to its portfolio of projector offerings. The EcoLite™ XJ-V1 projector provides educators and business professionals with the ability to enjoy many of the benefits of Casio’s LampFree® projectors in a budget friendly package.

“When evaluating our full range of LampFree® projector offerings, we recognized that there was an opportunity to extend the reach of our top-quality projectors to a broader range of users,” said Joe Gillio, Product Management Director, of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “The new EcoLite™ model combines Casio’s industry-leading LampFree® technology with essential features from our most popular projectors into a unit that still delivers the functionality and low total cost of ownership that users expect.”

EcoLite™ is powered by Casio’s 5th generation LASER and LED Hybrid Light Source technology. This LampFree® light source combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness and a 20,000 hour estimated lifespan with minimal brightness degradation and continuous operation. It also provides a 30 percent increase in LED light output, thus offering a greater increase in color spectrum when compared to a mercury lamp. Casio’s LampFree® projectors consume half the amount of power per unit than traditional lamp-based projectors. Power consumption with the brightest setting is only 180 watts and eco modes can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent. Casio’s LampFree™ technology also eliminates the need to replace expensive and hazardous mercury lamps which makes them cost effective and safer for the environment.
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Press Releases

Panasonic Canada: New Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX GF7 With Touch Screen LCD That Tilts 180° for Automatic Hands-Free Selfies

Tue January 20, 2015

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Panasonic Canada has announced the new DMC-GF7 to its line of LUMIX cameras. The GF7 is a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera offering selfie shooting features: a 3.0-inch 1,040K-dot touch screen monitor that flips up 180-degree to face forward and remote features that allow you to use your smartphone or tablet to trigger the shutter. The Panasonic GF7’s availability in Canada is planned for Spring (April) 2015 at MSRP CAD $699.

This video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF7

Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera DMC-GF7 from the stylish, compact GF series of LUMIX G. The DMC-GF7 offers high capability for shooting selfie – one of the world’s most powerful trend – with its 180-degree flip-up monitor and a variety of creative functions.

PRESS RELEASE

PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE LUMIX DMC-GF7

A Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera with Modern “Selfie” Capabilities

MISSISSAUGA, ON (January 20, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is pleased to announce a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the DMC-GF7 (GF7). The GF7 offers modern selfie shooting features – one of the world’s most powerful trends – in a classic styled camera featuring a 180-degree flip-up monitor and a variety of creative functions. The GF7 will be available at www.panasonic.com and at select Canadian photo retailers starting in April. It will have a manufacturer’s suggested price of $699.

The rear monitor is a 3.0-inch 1,040K-dot touch screen LCD. It offers not only high visibility but also intuitive operation with touch control. The monitor tilts up to approximately 180-degrees and puts the camera into Self Shot Mode automatically. The Self Shot Mode enables a variety of functions for selfie photo taking including Face Shutter, Buddy Shutter and Beauty Modes. With Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet with ease to expand shooting flexibility.

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Panasonic-USA: New LUMIX GF7 With 3-inch Touch Screen LCD That Tilts 180° for Automatic Hands-Free Selfies

Tue January 20, 2015

This video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF7

Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera DMC-GF7 from the stylish, compact GF series of LUMIX G. The DMC-GF7 offers high capability for shooting selfie – one of the world’s most powerful trend – with its 180-degree flip-up monitor and a variety of creative functions.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces LUMIX GF7 Featuring Modern Selfie Functions with Classic Styling

 Newark, NJ (January 20, 2015)–Panasonic is pleased to announce a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the DMC-GF7 (GF7). The GF7 offers modern selfie shooting features – one of the world’s most powerful trends – in a classic styled camera with its 180-degree flip-up monitor and a variety of creative functions.  The GF7 will be available at panasonic.com and photo retailers.

Panasonic DMC-GF7 (GF7)

Panasonic DMC-GF7 (GF7)

The rear monitor is a 3.0-inch 1,040K-dot touch screen LCD. It offers not only high visibility but also intuitive operation with touch control. The monitor tilts up to approx.180-degrees and puts the camera into Self Shot Mode automatically. In the Self Shot Mode, a variety of functions for selfie – Face Shutter, Buddy Shutter and beauty functions – are enabled. With Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand shooting flexibility. Pairing the camera and the smartphone is quick and easy, even without a need of inputting a password. It is possible to use a smartphone / tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone / tablet immediately after shooting. On the other hand, both photo and video can be archived to a computer via the wireless access point (router) at home. The GF7 now integrates Jump Snap which lets users to photograph themselves jumping as if they are flying in the air using a remote control function via Wi-Fi.

The photographic performance of GF7 is excellent for a broad range of photographic expertise. It enables end-users high-quality image capture with real-life details through high resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Taking full advantage of a 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and a Venus Engine, images are produced with sharp resolution even when exposed in low-light situations when ISO 25,600 is selected. The Contrast AF System of the GF7 excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging the digital signal between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps. A variety of extensive AF functions including Face/Eye Detection AF, Low Light AF, Pinpoint AF and One-shot AF enhance usability to help in a wide-range of shooting situations.

The GF7 also features full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p (60 Hz) high quality video recording in AVCHD progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF are available in video recording as well. The cinema-like 24p video with the bit rate of max. 24 Mbps provides richly expressive afterimage with overwhelming image quality. The GF7 features a new video recording option called Snap Movie Mode which lets users record video in designated short period of time (2/4/6/8 sec.) as they shoot “moving photos”.


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Contests, Press Releases

Foreground Competition for Best Independently Published Art or Photography Book: Submit Entries Before Midnight on June 5, 2015

Mon January 19, 2015

The Foreground Competition for Best Independently Published Art or Photography Book is open to authors around the globe who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The contest sponsor is blurb.

NEWS RELEASE

Calling all artists and photographers:
Show off your artistic vision and you could win prizes

Foreground: Fine Art for the Culturally Curious announces the Foreground Competition for Best Independently Published Art or Photography Book, sponsored by Blurb. Enter your independently published book by June 5, 2015 for a chance to win up to $1,000 in Blurb credit, plus editorial coverage and a year’s worth of marketing exposure for your work.

ENTER COMPETITION

PRIZES

Overall Winner

  • US $1,000 of Blurb credit toward print copies of your book*
  • Editorial coverage in a special 2015 issue of Foreground magazine
  • One year’s worth of full-page ads in Foreground (rate card value $4,000)
  • Promotion via Blurb marketing campaign

Finalists

  • US $100 of Blurb credit toward print copies of your book*
  • Editorial coverage in a special 2015 issue of Foreground magazine
  • Promotion via Blurb marketing campaign

100 books deemed as “notable” entries will also be featured in a 2015 issue of Foreground magazine.

HOW IT WORKS
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Articles, Firmware Updates, Press Releases

Olympus Firmware Update v2.0 for STYLUS 1: Greater Focal Length to 22.4mm, Interval Shooting & Time Lapse Movie Modes & More

Thu January 15, 2015

This video presents Stylus 1 In-depth Overview.

  • “The Stylus 1 is a true game changer that provides premium image quality for any shooting style.”

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact

Today, Olympus released a FREE firmware upgrade that further enhances the specifications of the STYLUS 1 compact, a 2014 red dot design award winner.

The Firmware Upgrade v2.0’s enhancements include:

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact with WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter)

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact with WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter)

  • Making the camera compatible with Olympus’ super-slim WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter) that together extend its focal length to 22.4mm* without affecting the 1:2.8 aperture.
  • Giving you the creative potential of the Interval Shooting and Time Lapse Movie modes.
    • With the New Interval Shooting feature, you can take up to 999 shots at intervals of 1 second to 24 hours.
  • Small Target AF enables pinpoint focusing, while Focus Peaking makes it easier to use the manual focus by highlighting edges in white or black near the area in focus.
  • Step zoom was newly added.
    • You can jump to the selected 9 grades of magnification (28 / 35 / 50 / 70 / 85 / 100 / 135 / 200 / 300 mm, equivalent to 35 mm photography).

Please click here for the complete details of the Firmware Upgrade v2.0 (January 15, 2015) for Olympus Stylus 1.

PRESS RELEASE

New firmware for STYLUS 1 compact

01/15/2015 • Hamburg, 15 January 2015 – Olympus has released a comprehensive firmware upgrade that further enhances the specifications of its category-straddling STYLUS 1 compact. The Firmware Upgrade v2.0 endows the 2014 red dot design award winner with a greater focal range, and boosts its wide-angle potential to 22.4mm*. The new firmware also gives STYLUS 1 owners the creative potential of the Interval Shooting and Time Lapse Movie modes that have proved so popular with users of Olympus’ flagship OM-D cameras. A host of other enhancements include compatibility with OI.Share v2.5, which adds remote wireless shutter release from a smartphone. The new firmware is available free of charge for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.

D-SLR features without the weight

The STYLUS 1 Firmware Upgrade v2.0 gives owners of this high-performance compact the ability to shoot impressive landscapes and indoor scenes without the need for weighty accessories. It makes the camera compatible with Olympus’ super-slim WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter) that together extend its focal length to 22.4mm* without affecting the 1:2.8 aperture. Photography lovers who like to travel light will also appreciate the new Step Zoom feature, that lets them easily set the zoom lever to common 35mm-equivalent focal lengths without the hassle of switching single-focal-length lenses. The focal length display in the Electronic Viewfinder now shows the 35mm equivalent familiar to D-SLR users.
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Press Releases

FUJIFILM Unveils New Rugged FinePix XP80 & Long Zoom FinePix S9900W (with Wi-Fi®) and FinePix S9800 (without Wi-Fi®) Cameras

Thu January 15, 2015

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW RUGGED AND LONG ZOOM CAMERAS

FinePix XP80 is Fujifilm’s toughest camera yet for extreme weather
protection, while S9900W is the perfect long zoom do-everything Wi-Fi®
camera

Valhalla, N.Y., January 15, 2015 FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FinePix XP80, the latest addition to the best-selling FUJIFILM XP-series. The new FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera is waterproof to 50ft./15m, shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C and dustproof*,**. It features a 16.4MP CMOS sensor with a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi® connectivity for one touch transfers to smartphones and tablets, and captures full HD movies at 1080p, even underwater.

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera

Remote shooting with instant image and movie sharing
The FinePix XP80 comes equipped with wireless functionality for remote shooting using the free Fujifilm Camera Remote app and dedicated Wi-Fi® button on the camera. In addition to remote shooting, wireless connectivity in the XP80 also allows users to select images or movies to be transferred to smartphones, tablets and computers.

Action Camera Mode
The FinePix XP80 offers an Action Camera Mode that turns the XP80’s lens into a fixed 18mm and enables hands-free shooting so the camera can be mounted on your body or a piece of sporting equipment to get right to the heart of the action. In Action Camera Mode, the rear LCD turns off automatically to preserve battery life and extend recording times.

FinePix S9900W (with Wi-Fi®) and FinePix S9800 (without Wi-Fi®)

Fujifilm FinePix S9900W (with Wi-Fi®)

Fujifilm FinePix S9900W (with Wi-Fi®)

Also new are the FinePix S9900W (with Wi-Fi®) and FinePix S9800 (without Wi-Fi®) that both feature a 16.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800, and deliver rapid focusing speeds for beautiful high resolution images. Both cameras also give users a bright F2.9-F6.5 lens that offers an amazing 50x optical zoom 24-1200mm optical range that can be boosted to an incredible 100x magnification with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology, while going all the way down to 1cm in Super Macro mode for extraordinary close up images.

Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (without Wi-Fi®)

Fujifilm FinePix S9800 (without Wi-Fi®)

High speed to capture every shot
The FinePix S9900W and FinePix S9800 give users the speed they are looking for to capture every shot they want. The cameras each have a startup time of just 1 second, autofocus in as little as 0.15 seconds, and are ready to take another shot in just 0.6 seconds. Those wanting to capture a burst of full resolution images in quick succession can do so using the continuous shooting speed of 10 frames-per-second (maximum 10.0 frames).
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Press Releases

FUJIFILM: New Selfie-Ready X-A2 CSC and Premium Pocket-sized XQ2 Cameras + XC16-50mm II and XC50-230mm II Zoom Lenses

Thu January 15, 2015

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW SELFIE-READY X-A2 CSC AND PREMIUM COMPACT XQ2

Two new versatile zoom lenses, XC16-50mm II and XC50-230mm II, also
added to give users wide range of photographic possibilities

Valhalla, N.Y., January 15, 2015 FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-A2 compact system camera (CSC), an ultra-light, selfie-ready camera that gives users quick access to a 175° tilting LCD with face and eye detection for fast and fun pictures. The X-A2 is an affordable entry point into the X-Series line of digital cameras and delivers outstanding image quality using its large 16.3 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, easy operation and wireless image transfer for quick photo sharing.

Also new to the X-Series line is the FUJIFILM XQ2, a premium pocket-sized digital camera with a bright FUJINON F1.8 4x zoom lens, an advanced 12 Megapixel 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase detection, and the EXR Processor II that delivers the fastest autofocus speed in its category of up to 0.06 seconds.

FUJIFILM X-A2 faces forward for incredible shots

FUJIFILM X-A2

FUJIFILM X-A2

The FUJIFILM X-A2 ships with the newly-developed FUJINON XC16-50mm II (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens and has a 175° tilting LCD with face and eye detection for candid and fun selfies. The X-A2 also features optical image stabilization of approximately 3.5-stops, making it easier to take telephoto and low light images.

FUJINON XC16-50mm II (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens

FUJINON XC16-50mm II (24-76mm) F3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens

The X-A2 uses a newly-developed Eye auto focus (AF), Auto Macro AF and Multi-Target AF to achieve easy and accurate auto focus performance, bringing premium image quality and performance of the X-Series to everyone.

The XC16-50mm II is a versatile lens that is ideal for a wide range of photographic subjects, including clear low-light scenes, beautiful portraits and vibrant landscapes. The lens consists of 12 all glass elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element. The lens features seven round-edged aperture blades, which offer 17 stops in 1/3 EV increments for precise aperture control.
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Contests, Press Releases

City of Toronto and Nikon Canada Announce the Winners of The First Ever ‘Snap and Share’ Contest

Wed January 14, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Today, the City of Toronto and Nikon Canada have announced the winners in this year’s Snap and Share contest which attracted more than 1,600 submissions from across the city featuring “parks, forestry and recreation moments.”

The grand prize winner will receive a Nikon D3300 HD-SLR camera and lenses.

This video presents Introducing the Nikon D3300 HD-SLR Camera.

  • Nikon Canada’s Mark Cruz provides an overview of some of the features in the Nikon D3300 HD-SLR including the following:
    • 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor,
    • Full HD (1080p) video recording,
    • Enhanced Guide Mode to provide step-by-step photo instructions for capturing the best possible images,
    • Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processor, and
    • Optional Wi-Fi connectivity.

Each category winner will receive a Nikon COOLPIX AW120 camera.

The following video presents Adventures with Nikon’s COOLPIX AW120:

This video was shot using the brilliant 16-megapixel COOLPIX AW120. Follow the AW120 as it explores the ocean depths in Indonesia and snowy slopes in Japan. The brilliant Wi-Fi enabled AW120 is waterproof to 18m, shockproof to 2m and freeze-proof to -10°C – making it the perfect travel companion.

Congratulations! / Félicitations !

NEWS RELEASE

City of Toronto and Nikon Canada congratulate winners of photo contest

The City of Toronto and Nikon Canada have announced the winners in this year’s Snap and Share contest. Produced by the City of Toronto and presented by Nikon Canada, the contest attracted more than 1,600 submissions from across the city featuring “parks, forestry and recreation moments.”

“Congratulations to the winners of the Snap and Share contest,” said Mayor John Tory. “All submissions this year have captured hidden gems of Toronto and showcase just how naturally beautiful this city truly is.”

Winners listed by category:
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Press Releases

Canon Inc. Ranked First Among Japanese Companies in U.S. Patent Rankings for Tenth Consecutive Year

Tue January 13, 2015

Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014.

The Three Business Units that Support Canon

For people, for society, and for the future.
Leveraging our imaging technologies,
Canon’s business spans three general categories.

http://www.canon.com/business/

Image by Canon

Image by Canon

  • Imaging System
    Digital imaging enriches and expands the ways and means of communication in daily life.
    The following video presents EF Lens Technology Canon Product (CanonOfficial):

    Learn about Canons EF lens technology and its advancement through the interviews of developers.
    Canon will continue to develop EF lenses with higher resolution, higher image quality and more faithful reproduction capabilities.”
    Learn more: http://www.canon.com/the-eyes-of-eos/…

  • Office
    A variety of digital imaging solutions that deliver high image quality, high precision and high speed.
  • Industry and Others
    Imaging technologies trusted by professionals that contribute to many different industries.

Please click here to learn how the technologies in Canon products work.

NEWS RELEASE

January 13, 2015
Canon Inc.

Canon tops among Japanese companies in U.S. patent rankings for tenth consecutive year

TOKYO, January 13, 2015—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 12, 2015.

Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas, carefully adhering to a patent-filing strategy that pursues patents in essential countries and regions while taking into consideration the business strategies and technology and product trends unique to each location. Among these, the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large market scale, represents a particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances.
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