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Canon Will Be an Official Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Gold Partner in The Category of Still Cameras and Desktop Reprographic Hardware

Wed February 18, 2015

This video presents Tokyo Japan 2020 Olympics City Share the Pulse.

Canon Professional Services (CPS): Image by Canon

Canon Professional Services (CPS): Image by Canon


Canon to sponsor the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
as an official Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner (Still Cameras and Desktop Reprographic Hardware)

TOKYO, February 18, 2015—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that the Company will support the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the category of Still Cameras and Desktop Reprographic Hardware which include desktop printers.

Canon has entered an agreement with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, making the Company a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner. In this capacity, Canon will contribute to the delivery of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which will be held in 2020 in Tokyo, and in addition, will provide support to the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams competing from 2016 to 2020.

Tokyo 2020 Gold Partners are positioned as the highest tier of the Tokyo 2020 domestic Sponsorship Programme. As a sponsor of Tokyo 2020, Canon products and services in the still cameras and desktop reprographic hardware categories, which include desktop printers, will be designated as Official Products of the Games.

Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering the Games, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans. Drawing from the Company’s experience and know-how cultivated to date, Canon will improve on-site media support for cameras during Tokyo 2020, including on-site camera service and support centers to assist the numerous journalists and sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world.
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Communication Arts Photography Competition: Submit Photos or Videos Before Midnight (Pacific Standard Time) March 13, 2015

Wed February 18, 2015

Communication Arts (CA) invites you to enter their Communication Arts Photography Competition which is a juried competition for the best work in photography.

  • Any photograph first published or produced from March 2014 through March 2015 is eligible.
  • Entries may originate from any country.
  • Over 200 photographs from both well-known photographers and rising stars emerge from this prestigious Photography Competition.
  • Categories include advertising, editorial, for sale, motion and unpublished.
  • Winners are selected by a nationally representative panel of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers.

NEW: Student entries are now being accepted for all competitions.


  • Gain worldwide recognition for your work by entering the “most prestigious juried competitions in visual communications.”
  • The winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.
  • As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.
  • Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

Communication Arts has six juried competitions that cover the entire field of visual communications. With winning entries published both in print and online, art and creative directors, graphic designers, Web designers, copywriters, photographers and illustrators find these competitions a priority for worldwide promotion and a valuable resource for potential clients and colleagues. View Previous Winners

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.

2015 Photography Jury
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You’re Invited: Olympus Open Day Events in UK Feb.20-22, 2015: Get The Best Out of Olympus Cameras & Lenses

Tue February 17, 2015

Olympus recently launched the new Olympus E-M5 Mark II camera.

This video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II Sample Video: Fresh Tracks by Austin Lottimer.

  • By Olympus Visionary, Austin Lottimer:


Get hands on with the Olympus OM-D – including a first chance to play with the much anticipated new E-M5 Mark II, a considerable step up from its predecessor with the world’s most powerful Image Stabiliser – plus PEN and Stylus cameras, a wide range of Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories.

In addition there will be one-to-one advice from an Olympus product specialist on getting the very best out of your camera. Come and see, come and play – and make this a day to remember!

Olympus will be hosting exclusive FREE in-store Olympus Open Day events at four locations in the UK as listed below.
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Nikon #WeatherWithNikon Competition for UK & Republic of Ireland: Submit Your Best Weather Image Before March 6, 2015

Tue February 17, 2015

The following video presents Nikon D5500 | Product Video:

The Nikon D5500, the first DX-format camera with a vari-angle touchscreen. Lightweight and powerful, this exceptionally portable D-SLR frees you to capture your best images yet.

Nikon – UK – recently announced the #WeatherWithNikon Competition.

  • This promotion is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents.
    • Anyone is eligible to enter (both amateur and professional).


The winning entry will be that is judged to be the most visually appealing, well composed and original image that evokes the best interpretation of the theme.

  • A shortlist of finalists will be drawn up by a Nikon judging panel.
  • Photographer and Nikon UK ambassador Ross Hoddinott will pick the winner and two runners up.
Nikon D5500 + 18-55mm D-SLR kit

Nikon D5500 + 18-55mm D-SLR kit

COMPETITION TIME! Here in the UK we’re obsessed with weather. Not content with just talking about it, 41% of Brits say that weather photos are their favourite type of image to see online. It seems our first instinct when there is a weather phenomenon is to reach for a camera, and with that in mind, we’ve got a competition that will put your weather photography skills to the test!

Simply enter your best weather related image into our #WeatherWithNikon album ….We’ll be sharing our favourite images with you each week, along with top tips to help inspire you to take your photography to the next level…

Should the weather allow, why not try out pro Weather photographer Robert Canis Photography top tips for shooting stormy scenes here>

Entries for #WeatherwithNikon must be received no later than 6th March 2015 to be eligible for the prize.

Please note the following steps that are required to enter the #WeatherWithNikon competition:
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#olympusPENgeneration Giveaway for The UK: Prize Includes an Olympus PEN E-PL7 Camera: Contest Closes at Midday on 18 Feb.2015

Mon February 16, 2015

OlympusUK recently announced the #olympusPENgeneration giveaway.

  • Entrants must be 18 or over and based in the UK.

OlympusUK is offering you and a friend the chance to win the #olympusPENgeneration prize, which includes:

  • the most stylish tickets in town – front row (FROW) seats to a catwalk show at the Ethologie London Fashion Week on Sunday 22nd Feb,
  • an overnight stay in a luxury five star hotel on Saturday 21st Feb,
  • plus an Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera worth £500 to snap all the high fashion action with!
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you need to do is follow Olympus on twitter and re-tweet a post featuring the giveaway OR like their facebook page and share a post featuring the giveaway.

Just follow Olympus on Twitter and RT the following text:
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Canon: ‘Shoot the Show’ at Vodafone London Fashion Weekend Facebook Competition: Submit a Photo of a Fashion Combo by 11:59 on 18 Feb.2015 UK Time

Mon February 16, 2015
Canon EOS 100D and The Limited Edition Linda Camera Bag

Canon EOS 100D and The Limited Edition Linda Camera Bag

Canon UK announces the Shoot the Show’ at Vodafone London Fashion Weekend Facebook Competition.

  • All entrants (“Participants”) must be registered aged 18 or over.


  • Canon UK is offering four people the opportunity to photograph the action at Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (Somerset House, London, UK) from the photographers’ pit. Four Participants shall win one place (a ticket) each to photograph this show on 28 February 2015.
  • You’ll be given training and advice on how to take first class fashion photographs, space within the photographers pit for a catwalk show and lent a professional Canon EOS camera to ensure you’ll have images to remember.

To enter this competition, entrants must submit a photo of a fashion combination via Facebook on a related Facebook post by Canon UK Ltd.
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Instant Rebates on Nikon Lenses and Cameras at Adorama

Sun February 15, 2015

Great new Instant Rebates on Nikon lenses and cameras at Adorama!

Your Adorama Link to all of the Nikon Special Savings:

For the first time the Nikon D4s HDSLR Camera is part of the rebate campaign – Save $500 with Instant Rebate!

Nikon D4S 16 Megapixel HD-SLR Camera Body – Bundle with valuable accessories
$5996.95 after $500 Instant Rebate with Free Expedited Shipping (Reg $6496.95)

And the Nikon D5500 camera is now shipping! Certain kits get an additional $200.00 off!

Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera Body only $896.95

Save up to $300 on a variety of Nikon lenses:

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor ED-IF Lens
Instant rebate $300! Now $2,096.95

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S Nikkor Lens
Instant Rebate $200! Now $1,686.95

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens
Instant Rebate $85! Now $396.95

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor Lens for DSLR Cameras
Instant Rebate $20! Now $176.95

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Reviews on the Web

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review @ Neocamera

Sat February 14, 2015 | by Itai Danan

Panasonic GH4 Review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is the top-of-the-line Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless from Panasonic. It is designed as a successor to the highly-acclaimed GH3, adding 4K to its video features. It has a 16 megapixels LiveMOS sensor with fast processor which lets it capture images at 12 FPS.

Neocamera recently published an extensive review of the Panasonic GH4. Read it to find out how the GH4 performs and be sure to check out the sample video page to see it in Cinema 4K, Standard 4K and Full 1080p HD at 60 FPS. As always, there is a gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO settings accompanying the review.

Press Releases

Canon UK Showcases Cinema EOS Range at Broadcast Video Expo 2015 With Hands-on Live Shoot in London: 24 -26 Feb.2015

Sat February 14, 2015
Canon EOS C100 Mark II

Canon EOS C100 Mark II

The following video presents Introducing the Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II.

Peter Yabsley from Canon Europe’s Professional Imaging team talks through the latest edition to our Cinema EOS range – the C100 Mark II


Canon to showcase Cinema EOS range at BVE 2015 with hands-on live shoot

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 13 February 2015 – Canon will be showcasing its industry leading Cinema EOS range at BVE 2015 (Stand G12), giving visitors the chance of a hands-on demonstration in a live shooting set up.

Following a highly successful demonstration at BVE 2014, Canon will once again be recreating a live shooting environment allowing visitors to experience the company’s iconic Cinema EOS range, including the C100 MKII and C500 camera models.
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New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Compact System Camera: Product Video

Sat February 14, 2015
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

This is an update to the previous blog, New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Compact System Camera: To Be Available in the UK from April 2015.

The following video presents EOS M3 – Product Review with on a hazy morning – Canon:

Come and See how Dutch photographers and bloggers, Andres and Joyce de Lange from, use the Canon EOS M3 mirrorless compact to take beautifully crafted imagery around Istanbul and, using the camera’s connectivity, share the images with their followers around the world.


Panasonic UK: ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition for UK & Republic of Ireland: Post a Selfie with a Loved One & with a Comment Before Midnight 15 Feb.2015

Fri February 13, 2015
Panasonic UK: ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition

Panasonic UK: ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition

Panasonic UK today announces the ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition.

The winner will be selected based on the overall entertainment value of their entry.

  • The ‘Lumix GF7 #LumixGTheOne Selfie’ Competition is open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland only, aged 16 years or over.
  • This Competition starts at 9:30am on February 13th 2015 and closes Midnight Sunday 15th February (“the Competition Period”). Any entries posted or submitted before or after these times will not be considered.


Panasonic DMC-GF7 (GF7)

Panasonic DMC-GF7 (GF7)

  • The prize for the three winners of the Competition is one Lumix GF7 each.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prizes. The prizes are also non-transferable.

Entry Process
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Press Releases

Panasonic Starts Shipping & Sales of Industry’s Largest Glass-molded Aspheric Lens-75 mm in Diameter: Improves Performance of Interchangeable Lenses for Cameras & Projectors

Fri February 13, 2015
Panasonic Glass-molded Aspheric Lenses: Image extracted from video below.

Panasonic Glass-molded Aspheric Lenses: Image extracted from video below.

The following video presents Panasonic LUMIX Lens Technology “Great Lens Makes Great Cameras -Quality & Production”:

Panasonic believes that photo quality depends mainly on the lens. The production system of Panasonic Yamagata Plant enables high quality lens mass production with the state-of-the-art technologies, the skills of master craftsmen, and stringent quality control with no compromising. Watch it and feel the spirit of LUMIX.


Feb 13, 2015

Panasonic Ships Samples of Industry’s Largest Glass-molded Aspheric Lens

Panasonic develops the industry’s largest*1 glass-molded aspheric lens measuring 75 mm in diameter. It helps to improve the performance of interchangeable lenses for cameras and projectors.

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed the industry’s largest*1 glass-molded aspheric lens measuring 75 mm in diameter that can be used for interchangeable lenses for cameras and projectors whose size and resolution have been increasingly reduced and enhanced, respectively. The shipping of samples of this large-diameter aspheric lens will start from February 13, 2015. We will also commence with external sales of these lenses.

*1: In the category of glass-molded aspheric lenses. As of February13, 2015, according Panasonic’s data

Interchangeable lenses for cameras and projectors are required to be small with a high resolution, in addition to conforming to the trend of having a large diameter and wide angle. There have been growing needs for large-diameter aspheric lenses that help reduce the number of parts involved.We have developed the industry’s largest*1 glass-molded aspheric lens/mirror with a diameter of 75 mm by taking full advantage of our engineering capabilities and production expertise that have been refined through development and production of LUMIX digital cameras and other products. We have also established mass production technology for preventing cloudiness and cracks and for maintaining shape precision in the process of molding large-diameter lenses. This lens enables a reduction in the number of parts by about 25% compared with comparable conventional products.

These lens have the following features.
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