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Canon: New Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH with ISO Equivalent of Over 4,000,000: To Capture Color Full HD Video in Extreme Low-Light Conditions, Where Subjects Might Not Be Seen with the Naked Eye

Thu July 30, 2015

Canon’s new multi-purpose camera employs an enhanced version of the 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for Full HD video use that was originally developed by the Company in 20132.

The following video presents Canon Experimental Low Light Sensor (and the 2013 press release. Today’s press release is further below):

Canon Press Release:
(The video provided by Canon was low res as it is test model in an experimental sensor only. What you need to take away from this is the extreme 0.01 lux light that this was shot in and understand this will be refined and flow downstream to consumers.)

TOKYO, Japan, September 12, 2013—Canon Inc. has successfully captured video footage of Yaeyama-hime fireflies flying in darkness, a feat made possible by the high-sensitivity 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor developed by Canon for video capture that was announced in March 2013.

The high-sensitivity, low-noise video-shooting capabilities of the dedicated 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor1 for Full HD video capture were made possible not only through the integration of the high-performance sensor technologies employed in Canon’s digital SLR cameras, but also through the incorporation of new pixel and readout circuitry technologies that reduce noise.

Using a camera prototype equipped with the CMOS sensor, Canon, in cooperation with ZERO CORPORATION,2 succeeded in capturing video3 of the Yaeyama-hime fireflies that inhabit Japan’s Ishigaki Island, located off the northeastern coast of Taiwan. No artificial lighting was used during shooting, which took place after sunset amid the island’s mountains. Despite an exceptionally dark shooting environment4 of less than 0.01 lux, a level in which the naked eye would have difficulty discerning surrounding objects, the CMOS sensor was able to capture not only the color of the light emitted by the fireflies, each of which measures only a few millimeters in length, and their movements, but also the surrounding vegetation in which the species lives. Plans call for the footage to be used to benefit future research into the Yaeyama-hime firefly.

In addition to astronomical and natural observation, Canon is looking into applying this CMOS sensor to medical research purposes as well as surveillance and crime-prevention equipment. Through the further development of innovative CMOS sensors, Canon aims to expand the realm of photographic possibilities while cultivating the world of visual expression.

1 -An imaging element (aspect ratio: 16:9) that corresponds to the largest image circle size possible when shooting with a Canon EF lens.
2 – Headquarters: Musashino City, Tokyo; Representative director: Soichiro Takemoto
3 – Assistance provided by Rinpana Eco Tour Service in Ishigaki’is (Representative: Akira Naito).
4 – A full moon provides approximately 0.3 lux; a crescent moon, approximately 0.03 lux.
5 – Color video shot at 30 frames per second.

Canon announced today the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture color Full HD video in extreme low-light conditions –  a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000).

The following video presents Canon ME20F-SH ( Sensor Review + Sample Footage):

New Canon ME20F-SH Full-Frame 35mm Camera Sees in the Dark with 4 Million Max ISO

Canon just announced the ME20F-SH, a full-frame 35mm camera with the ability to reach an astonishing 4,000,000 ISO.
The new 1080p camera is aimed at a number of different markets, including nighttime surveillance/security, cinema, reality TV, and nature/wildlife documentaries, just to name a few, and it comes with a positive-locking EF mount and features Canon Log and Wide DR for maximum recorded dynamic range.

The new Canon camera ME20F-SH captures color Full HD video with reduced noise in low-light conditions, without the need for infrared illumination which is a technique that only yields video in black and white.

  • Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications.

The Canon ME20F-SH is expected to be available in December 2015 at a suggested retail price of $30,000.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000

MELVILLE N.Y., July 30, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be easily incorporated into existing infrastructures and systems to provide high-quality video capture even where subjects might not be seen with the naked eye.

Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH (front)

Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH (front)

Canon’s new multi-purpose camera employs an enhanced version of the 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for Full HD video use that was originally developed by the Company in 20132. Its compact, modular body design allows easy custom configurations for diverse usage scenarios. While capturing video in extreme low-light conditions often requires the use of infrared illumination (a technique that only yields video in black and white), the ME20F-SH camera achieves impressive high-sensitivity performance enabling the capture of color Full HD video with reduced noise in low-light conditions without the need for infrared illumination.

Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH (back)

Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH (back)


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Press Releases

Canon’s “Project Imagination: The Trailer”: Hunger Games Actress Jena Malone Has Signed on to Co-star with Josh Hutcherson in a Short Film, “The Rusted,” Inspired by a Consumer Trailer

Sun July 26, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

PRESS RELEASE

Jena Malone Signs On To Co-Star With Josh Hutcherson In Short Film For Ron Howard And Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer

Hunger Games Co-star to Join Hutcherson’s Short Film, “The Rusted,” Inspired by a Consumer Trailer

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that “The Hunger Games” actress Jena Malone has signed on to co-star with Josh Hutcherson in a short film for Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard. Josh Hutcherson and Ron Howard have selected the winning trailer, “Tainted Water” created by Mark Mukherje, a college student from South Florida, to act as the inspiration for the film, “The Rusted,” which will go into production this week.
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Contests

Canon: #CanonVidContest Video Contest for 13 Years of Age or Older in USA & District of Columbia: Post a 15-Second or Less Video of Yourself before 11:59 PM ET on July 26, 2015 with Answers to Questions What is Your Passion? & Why You Want to Be a YouTube Star?

Fri July 24, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon: New EOS DSLR Video Creator Lens Kits & Microphone Bundle for Youtube Creators: Kit Includes Either Canon EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T6i or EOS Rebel T5i Camera .

Canon wants to hear from you in a 15-second or less video of only yourself explaining what your passion is and why you want to be a YouTube® star.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

The Canon  #CanonVidContest Video Contest (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older, and physically located and residing within the 50 contiguous United States or District of Columbia at the time of entry.

  • Void elsewhere and where prohibited or restricted by law.

Prize

  • One (1) Prize Package will be offered.
  • The Prize Package consist one (1) EOS Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit (MSRP $999.99) as shown above, and up to Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500) for one (1) trip for one (1) winner and one (1) guest to attend the Canon Experience Center on July 30, 2015 in Costa Mesa, CA (the “Tour”).
  • The trip will consist of round trip, coach-class air transportation for the winner and the guest between the major airport nearest to the winner’s home and an airport in or near the destination and a one (1) night stay at a hotel selected by Sponsor (one standard room, double occupancy; room rate and taxes only; size and type of room determined by Sponsor in its discretion).
  • The trip to the Tour also includes a two (2) hour tour of the Canon Experience Center, hands-on produce training session with a Canon expert, and a video making session with iJustine.
  • If the winner is under 21, the winner’s guest must be a parent or legal guardian of the winner.  Sponsor has the right in its discretion to require that the winner’s guest be of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the guest resides, unless the winner is a parent or legal guardian of the guest. The winner may elect not to bring a guest if the winner is not a minor.
  • The winner and his/her guest must travel on the same itinerary. All travel arrangements will be made by Sponsor or its agents. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to the trip destination, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.   If in the judgment of Sponsor hotel accommodations are not required due to the winner’s proximity to the trip destination, hotel accommodation will not be provided at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  The difference in value will not be awarded to the prize winner.
  • The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize Packages is up to $4,499.99.

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Press Releases

Canon: New EOS DSLR Video Creator Lens Kits & Microphone Bundle for Youtube Creators: Kit Includes Either Canon EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T6i or EOS Rebel T5i Camera

Fri July 24, 2015

The following video presents How To Start Filming for YouTube! Canon T6i Video Creator Kit Unboxing | Tech Tuesday:

I get a lot of questions about what’s the best camera to get if I’m just starting out making YouTube videos? Canon just released this video creator kit with basically everything you’ll need to get started. Check it out!

Storytelling through online video are performed by Youtube creators, a.k.a “vloggers.”

Canon's Video Creator Kit

Canon’s Video Creator Kit

At VidCon 2015 (Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, July 23-25, 2015), “more than 300 of the most innovative and influential YouTube creators will perform, discuss, and connect with the more than 20,000 attendees expected at the three-day conference.”

Canon unveiled new, specialized Video Creator Kits for YouTube creators to shoot and share high-quality, compelling stories.

  • Each kit includes a Canon EOS DSLR camera and lens, an external microphone, and a 32GB SD card.
  • Canon’s booth #1311 is on the Main floor of Hall B.
Canon's Video Creator Kits

Canon’s Video Creator Kits

The Video Creator Kits are currently scheduled to start shipping in early August in the following three options:

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens Video Creator Kit

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens Video Creator Kit

  • Canon EOS 70D Video Creator Kit: includes EOS 70D camera & EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card.
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Video Creator Kit

Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Video Creator Kit

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit: includes EOS Rebel T6i camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Video Creator Kit

Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Video Creator Kit

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i Video Creator Kit: includes EOS Rebel T5i camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card.

PRESS RELEASE
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Contests

Canon’s “Project Imagination: The Trailer Contest”: The Winning Trailer is “Tainted Water”

Thu July 23, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

The winner of Project Imagination Mark Mukherjee for his prize-winning  trailer, Tainted Water.

After reviewing thousands of submissions, Canon and Ron Howard are proud to announce the winning trailer, Tainted Water which will now inspire a Hollywood short film.

Congratulations to Mark Mukherjee and thank you all for bringing it.

ALTHOUGH THE SUBMISSION PERIOD IS CLOSED, YOU CAN STILL CREATE A TRAILER OF YOUR OWN AND SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD. BRING IT.

https://imagination.usa.canon.com/home?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Phase3_Winner_Announcement

Watch the trailer at https://imagination.usa.canon.com/home?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Phase3_Winner_Announcement .

 


Firmware Updates

Canon: New Update Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0 (DPP 4.3.0) RAW Processing Software 07/16/2015 at No Cost: DSLR Support Includes Certain EOS Cameras, and PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot G1 X Mark II Cameras

Tue July 21, 2015

The following video presents Why a Canon PowerShot G7x?:

  • Canon PowerShot G7x
  • Scott Kelby gives a quick overview of the high-quality and compact PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera.

Canon USA: Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0 for Mac OS X

  • Changes for Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.3.0 for Mac OS X :
    • – Newly supported EOS Kiss X70 / EOS REBEL T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, EOS M, EOS 60Da, EOS 60D, PowerShot G7 X, and PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
    • Supported Models:
      EOS Kiss X70 / EOS REBEL T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, EOS M, EOS 60Da, EOS 60D, PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot G1 X Mark II, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 8000D / EOS REBEL T6s / EOS 760D, EOS Kiss X8i / EOS REBEL T6i / EOS 750D, EOS-1D C, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS Kiss X7i / EOS REBEL T5i / EOS 700D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D, EOS M3

Digital Photo Professional 4 is a genuine, Canon-made application for browsing, selecting, and developing RAW images. It is equipped with various image adjustment functions in the Picture Style format and allows the user to make speedy image adjustments with freedom.

Canon Europe: Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0

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Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is a high-performance RAW image processing, viewing and editing software for EOS digital cameras and PowerShot models with RAW capability.

  • Using DPP you can perform basic and advanced editing and printing of RAW images.
  • An example of the available editing functions are image rotation, white balance adjustment, dynamic-range adjustment, colour adjustment and fine-tuning of tone curve characteristics.
  • DPP supports sRGB, Adobe RGB, Wide Gamut RGB and Colour Management System (CMS) using the International Colour Consortium (ICC) Profile.
  • You can download the latest version of DPP or an update for your current version by selecting your product from the EOS camera or PowerShot range page.
  • A helpful user manual for DPP is also available for download from the same location by selecting the manuals tab.
  • Digital Photo Professional is included in the initial software setup for your Canon camera.

Canon recently released an updated version. the DPP 4.3.0 which incorporates critical fixes including:

  • a phenomenon in which the picture style set on the camera is not transferred to Digital Photo Professional properly and
  • a phenomenon in which the copy and paste command using keyboard shortcuts cannot be used for the folder name.

New key features of DPP 4.3.0 are listed in the Canon Europe press release below.

You can download DPP 4.3.0 now, FREE of charge, from Canon Europe’s support site here.

PRESS RELEASE

July 2015

Canon has released an updated version of its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP 4) RAW processing software, which expands the support of its DSLRs to include EOS 1200D, EOS 60Da and EOS 60D as well as its PowerShot G7 X and PowerShot G1 X Mark II premium expert compacts and EOS M2 and EOS M Compact System Cameras…
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Press Releases

Canon: New Industrial 3-D Machine Vision Systems for Use with Intelligent Robots: Canon Super Machine Vision Technology Based on Imaging, Recognition, Information-processing, Autofocus Technologies, Face-detection & Character-recognition Technologies

Fri July 17, 2015

The following video presents The Future of Factory Automation:

Since the 1970 factories have become ever more automated. In this episode Allison and Vince look at current trends in factory automation and show how networked facilities are changing the landscape of manufacturing.

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), robot orders and shipments in North America increased in 2014 due to various socioecononic reasons.

Manufacturers are adopting more automation than ever before. For many, it’s no longer a question of whether to automate, only when and to what extent.

Robot Orders and Shipments in North America

  • A total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2014, an increase of 28% in units and 19% in dollars over 2013.
  • 25,425 robots valued at $1.5 billion were shipped to North American customers in 2014. Shipments grew 13% in units and six percent in dollars over 2013.
  • The automotive industry was the primary driver of growth in 2014, with robot orders increasing 45% year over year.
  • Non-automotive industries grew seven percent in total over 2013. The standout non-automotive industries in 2014 in terms of order growth were Plastics and Rubber (25%), Semiconductor and Electronics (21%), and Metals (16%).
  • The fastest growing applications for robot orders in North America in 2014 were Arc Welding (+58%), Spot Welding (+57%), Assembly (+16%), and Material Handling (+11%).
  • RIA estimates that some 230,000 robots are now at use in United States factories, placing the US second only to Japan in robot use.

Some Socioeconomic Reasons For Increasing Robot Sales in Manufacturing

  • Wages offshore rising.
  • Robot prices down and performance up.
  • An aging workforce moves closer to retirement.
  • Misconceptions of manufacturing as crude and demoralizing persist.
  • The skills gap is growing.

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Canon is working hard in creating “eyes for intelligent robots” or Super Machine Vision.

Canon is currently hard at work in the pursuit of Super Machine Vision (SMV), a next-generation vision system that surpasses the abilities of the human vision system, by leveraging its autofocus (AF) technologies cultivated through the development of cameras and business machines while also taking advantage of the image-recognition and data-processing capabilities employed in face-detection and character-recognition technologies.
SMV development is proceeding in two fields—Industrial Machine Vision and Monitoring Machine Vision—with the aim of realizing intelligent robotic vision capable of not only operating on command, but also detecting, assessing and learning as people do, based on a recorded history (experience) in accordance with changes in the environment and circumstances.

For various products, using Industrial Machine Vision, Canon aims to develop vision systems for automatic production robots to be used during the assembly and inspection processes as follows.

Conceptual Overview of Identification Functionality of the 3-D Machine Vision Heads or Systems. (Left) Performing the same function as the human vision system, the illumination and capture unit employed in these systems incorporates some of Canon's most advanced imaging and optical technologies. (Right) Meanwhile, the processing unit, which serves as the brain of the system, is equipped with various recognition and image-processing technologies developed by Canon: Image Courtesy of Canon

Conceptual Overview of Identification Functionality of the 3-D Machine Vision Heads or Systems. (Left) Performing the same function as the human vision system, the illumination and capture unit employed in these systems incorporates some of Canon’s most advanced imaging and optical technologies. (Right) Meanwhile, the processing unit, which serves as the brain of the system, is equipped with various recognition and image-processing technologies developed by Canon: Image Courtesy of Canon

Additionally, to provide intelligent learning capabilities, the unit contains algorithms developed based on statistical machine learning, which makes possible estimation and learning through the analysis of statistical data.
Because many of the parts used in cameras and other products are achromatic—many being either black or white in appearance—or made of glossy or transparent material, identifying individual parts from within a large pile proved challenging. With Industrial Machine Vision SMV, however, development focuses on the realization of visual capabilities that enable the high-speed and high-precision supply and assembly of such parts.
http://www.canon.com/technology/approach/special/smv.html

Recently, Canon launched the 3-D Machine Vision Systems, models RV300, RV500 and RV1100.

  • To be used with industrial robots, these systems or heads are capable of high-speed, high-accuracy three-dimensional recognition of objects.
  • Therefore, these heads in combination with a robotic arm can help increase production efficiencies in factories by facilitating the automatic high-speed supply of parts to production lines.

The Canon 3-D Machine Vision Systems, models RV300, RV500, and RV1100 are expected to be available on Oct 1, 2015.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon Enters 3-D Machine Vision Market In The US


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Press Releases

Canon Europe Will Demonstrate Its Professional 4K Workflow at IBC 2015: 10 -15 September

Tue July 14, 2015

The following video presents Introducing the Canon EOS C300 Mark II:

Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the new features and benefits of the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema camera. This camera is an evolutionary, second-generation CINEMA EOS System model that’s been reworked, redesigned, and reengineered with the valued input of thousands of users worldwide. Starting with a brand new Super 35mm 8.85 MP Sensor, the EOS C300 Mark II offers a dynamic range of 15 stops – and an amazing amount of shadow protection thanks to a new Log gamma that’s been created – Canon Log 2.

Canon Europe will be demonstrating its end-to-end professional 4K workflow at IBC 2015 (International Broadcasting Convention 2015), the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Conference 10 September – 14 September
Exhibition: 11 September – 15 September

  • Canon’s IBC stand can be found at Hall 11, stand E50.

Canon will showcase its first-class 4K range in its entirety for the first time in Europe, which will include:

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon XC10

Canon XC10

PRESS RELEASE

Canon demonstrates industry-leading 4K ‘glass-to-glass’ workflow at IBC 2015

LONDON, 13 July 2015 – Canon Europe will be demonstrating its end-to-end professional 4K workflow at IBC 2015, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Canon, having exhibited at IBC for more than three decades, will showcase its first-class 4K range in its entirety for the first time in Europe – with 4K lenses, sensors and reference displays, all on show to demonstrate the company’s advanced glass-to-glass 4K workflow.
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Firmware Updates

Canon: New Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 for XF205 / XF200 Camcorders is Available at No Cost: New Features Include IP Streaming, Slow & Fast Motion Recording, Improved Zoom Operation

Mon July 13, 2015

The following video presents Canon XF200/205 Camcorder Tutorial Series: Camera Optics:

Join Jem Schofield in this tutorial series for Canon’s XF200 and XF205 Professional Camcorders.

In this episode, Jem discusses the optics of the camera including the optical/digital zoom, autofocus modes and powered image stabilization.

Canon XF205

Canon XF205

Canon XF200

Canon XF200

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon Firmware Upgrades at No Charge for XF205 and XF200: Available in Mid-April for Image-quality Setting & Late-June 2015 for IP Video Streaming.

Product Advisories

Original Posting Date: June 29, 2015

Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 incorporates the following additions and improvements:

  1. IP streaming has been added, which is an image (video) transmission method.
  2. Slow and fast motion recording function has been added for the MP4 format.
  3. Improved zoom operation when using the Browser Remote application.
  4. Improved the user interface to simplify configuration of the camcorder network settings.


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Press Releases

Canon: New Speedlite 430EX III-RT External Flash Featuring Wireless Flash Shooting and Compact Size for Photographers of All Levels

Mon July 13, 2015

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Adds To Flash Lineup With Speedlite 430EX III-RT

New External Flash Unit Features Wireless Flash Shooting and Compact Size

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit featuring – for the first time in the Canon 430EX series – radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create beautiful portraits with Canon digital cameras such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as professional photographers looking for a small and lightweight secondary flash.

“Canon is proud to offer outstanding photographic accessories that help enhance a photographer’s overall creative experience when shooting with our EOS DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Speedlite 430EX III-RT provides photographers with a very responsive flash unit having new wireless capabilities that enable users to create more professional lighting effects than if they were to rely on their camera’s pop-up flash alone.”

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT


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Press Releases

Canon: 110-millionth EF-series Interchangeable Lens for Canon EOS Cameras – an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra-wide-angle Zoom Lens Produced on June 22, 2015: A New Lens-manufacturing Milestone

Sun July 12, 2015

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.

Canon’s 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras is an EF11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens.

Furthermore, EF11-24mm f/4L USM is the winner of the prestigious Camera Grand Prix Japan 2015 Lens of the Year award.2

The 110-millionth EF-series lens produced: Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM

The 110-millionth EF-series lens produced: Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM

The following video presents EOS MOVIE: “Choose your tomorrow” shot with EF LENS (CanonOfficial):

Changing your lens might change your life dramatically. We want you to feel how differences in camera lenses effect your photographs and images.
Explore the wide variety of unique lenses as a young tourist takes a walk around Tokyo and Yokohama.
*This sample movie was shot in Full HD mode, and has been optimized for viewing on this website.

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PRESS RELEASE

Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangeable EF Lenses

MELVILLE N.Y., July 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., will celebrate the achievement of a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for Canon EOS cameras on June 22, 2015 -an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens.
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Advisories, Canon

Canon Product Advisory: Counterfeit Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Products Discovered in Marketplace May Pose Serious Danger

Thu June 25, 2015

Product Advisories

Original Posting Date: June 25, 2015

We have confirmed that there are counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products in circulation in the market. It has been reported that these products are being sold through various online marketplace websites. These counterfeit products have not been designed or manufactured by Canon, but fraudulently display the Canon logo, and may also fraudulently display other Canon and third party trademarks. Furthermore, these counterfeit products have not been manufactured or tested under the safety standards established by Canon, so we are unable to make representations concerning their safe operation, and there is a possibility that using one of these counterfeit products may cause adverse affects such as generation of fire and/or smoke.

The safety of our consumers is our utmost concern. Unlike genuine Canon products, counterfeit products may not meet government and industry safety standards. To ensure that you’re buying genuine Canon products, we recommend purchasing from a Canon Authorized Dealer or directly from Canon. Please be advised that Canon is not responsible for any malfunction, accident, or damage related to the use of any counterfeit product.

It has also been confirmed that the radio transmission wireless shooting function incorporated into genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flashes is not incorporated into the counterfeit product. This missing feature will limit the performance of the counterfeit flash, as compared with a genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash.

We truly appreciate your attention to this matter and thank you for being a valued Canon customer.

The following tips may help you to identify a counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash. Please note, however, that other counterfeits may display other, or additional, differences from genuine Canon products. As such, you should contact Canon using the contact information below if you have any questions about whether you are using a genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash.
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