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Canon Sponsors VISA pour l’Image: International Festival of Photojournalism at No Cost in Perpignan, France August 29 to September 13, 2015

Fri August 28, 2015

This is an update to the following blog, You’re Invited: Visa pour l’Image 2015 Exhibitions, Screenings, Symposium, ‘Meet the Photographers’ Sessions Aug.29 – Sept.13, 2015 @ No Cost in Perpignan, France.

The following video presents Visa pour l’image – Official Teaser 2015:

Welcome to Visa pour l’Image , the largest international photojournalism festival , held annually in Perpignan. Exceptional event for lovers of photography , the festival attracts thousands of visitors around the same passion.

The above text is a Google translation of the following French text:

Bienvenue à Visa pour l’Image, le plus grand festival international de photojournalisme, qui a lieu tous les ans à Perpignan. Rendez-vous exceptionnel des amoureux de la photographie, le festival réunit des milliers de visiteurs autour d’une même passion.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon celebrates photojournalism with VISA pour l’Image 2015 sponsorship

London, UK, 24 August 2015 – Canon today announces its annual programme of activities for Visa pour l’Image 2015, the international festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. In its 26th year of partnership, Canon will run an inspiring and interactive series of events throughout the seven-day festival that champions the very best in photojournalism and reflects Canon’s passion for powerful images. This year the Canon programme will include:
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Canon: Compact, Lightweight EOS M3 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera Has 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor, 49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC; New EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Wide-angle Zoom Lens, EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Compact Prime Lens and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens

Thu August 27, 2015

The following video presents Canon EOS M3: Travel Light, Shoot Big:

Beautifully versatile and exceptionally advanced, Canon’s all new EOS M3 mirrorless camera combines an impressive array of features that encourage budding photographers to develop their craft and cultivate their skills.
Delivering DSLR-like performance within a compact system camera, the EOS M3 utilises Canon’s superb 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIG!C 6 processor and advanced high-speed AF to create stunningly sharp images, even in low light.
Compact and lightweight, the camera is both easy to handle and comfortable to use, featuring improved grip, intuitive controls and a touch panel LCD that work together to let you concentrate on shooting.
Perfect for photographers who want to get more out of their compact, the EOS M3 features expanded manual control as well as convenient compatibility with EOS and EF accessories.
Want to share the images and movies you create? Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility make sharing a breeze!

Canon EOS M3, black

Canon EOS M3, black

Canon’s EOS M3 Digital Camera is scheduled to be available in early October 2015 for an estimated retail price of  US$679.99; CAD$849.99.

An EOS M3 EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens kit will be available in the customer’s choice of black or white for an estimated retail price of  US$799.99; CAD$999.99.

Additionally, a two lens kit featuring the EOS M3 digital camera with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens and the EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price of US$1,049.00.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family – The EOS M3 Digital Camera

The Power and Versatility of an EOS Camera in a New Light

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.

Canon EOS M3, white

Canon EOS M3, white

At the heart of the EOS M3 camera is Canon’s latest and most advanced digital imaging technologies, including the company’s high-resolution 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD videos. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new 49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System, this digital camera gives photographers the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. Advanced photographers will find everything they need at their fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as access to the entire lineup of more than 80 Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses*, all shrunk down into a compact, mirrorless body to take with them wherever they go. Advanced EOS camera technologies built into the EOS M3 camera include:
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New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Wide-angle Fixed-focal-length Lens: The First L-Series Lens to Feature Canon’s Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics for a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Significantly Better Image Quality

Thu August 27, 2015

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon: New, Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics) for Use in Camera Lenses to Correct Chromatic Aberrations at an Extremely High Level to Get Significantly Better Imaging Performance.

Canon today introduced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – a wide-angle fixed-focal-length Canon EF lens that is the world’s first* to utilize the Company’s newly-developed and exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics).

The new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens is compatible with 72mm filters and will be supplied with Lens Hood EW-77B and Lens Pouch LP1219. It is scheduled to be available in October 2015, for an estimated retail price of  US$1,799.00; CAD$2,199.00.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Introduces New Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens

New L-Series Lens is First to Feature Canon’s Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics – That Achieves a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Superb Image Quality

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – a wide-angle fixed-focal-length Canon EF lens that is the world’s first* to utilize the Company’s newly-developed and exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics). This new optical technology utilizes organic material newly developed by Canon to achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies resulting in outstanding high-quality imaging performance.

“As the world leader in production of interchangeable lenses, having produced over 110 million EF lenses since 1987, it is with great excitement that we now introduce a revolutionary new technology to add to Canon’s unequaled optical heritage when it comes to chromatic aberration correction,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We continually strive to achieve the ideal lens performance, which has driven the development of Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, found in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. This technology is yet another ‘first’ in optical design introduced by Canon to enhance the performance of our lenses for our customers.”

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens


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Canon: New Portable 2/3” 4K Zoom Lens is Currently Under Development for Use with 4K Broadcast Cameras Employing 2/3-inch Sensors: To Be Exhibited at the 2015 BIRTV August 26 – 29

Tue August 25, 2015

The 4K portable zoom lens currently under development

The 4K portable zoom lens currently under development

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon CJ12ex4.3B: New, Lightweight 2/3” 4K Portable Broadcast Lens with 12x Zoom and the World’s Widest Focal Length 4.3mm for Professionals.

NEWS RELEASE

August 25, 2015
Canon Inc.

Canon developing portable zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras

TOKYO, August 25, 2015—Canon Inc. today announced that the Company is currently developing a portable-type zoom lens that realizes exceptional optical performance to support use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit the lens for reference at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), to be held from August 26 to 29 in Beijing, China.
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Press Releases

Canon CJ12ex4.3B: New, Lightweight 2/3” 4K Portable UHD Wide-Angle Broadcast Lens with 12x Zoom and the World’s Widest Focal Length 4.3mm for Professionals

Tue August 25, 2015

Canon CJ12ex4.3B, 4K

Canon CJ12ex4.3B, 4K

CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens with for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors.

This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses intended to support a range of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) productions.

Designed as a portable wide-angle 12x zoom lens, the CJ12ex4.3B is ideal for Electronic Field Production (EFP) and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) broadcast applications covering news, sports, live events and filmmakers creating documentary projects desiring 4K quality. Canon is also developing a portable, longer-zoom 4K lens that will further extend 4K UHD production capabilities….

This portable wide-angle lens provides the optical excellence needed for 4K broadcast production. Its 4.3mm wide angle (96.3 degree horizontal angle of view) and minimum object distance of 30 cm are both the best of its class in the world*. A built-in 2x extender allows more telephoto operation without sacrificing 4K image quality.

This wide angle lens supports framing of scenes containing large amounts of image detail — for example, a wide end zone-to-end zone shot. Editors can then select a 1920 x 1080 crop from within the 3840 x 2160 camera original with full HDTV image quality. Alternatively, the 4K UHD camera video can be downsampled to HDTV offering enhanced resolution by virtue of that supersampled original.

The form factor for production shooters will be very similar to shooting with Canon’s HD lenses in size, weight and controls. Its light weight of 4lbs, 10oz. and compact size make it ideal for shoulder-mounted ENG applications.

https://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e02480fea353#

* Among portable 4K broadcast lenses for 2/3-inch imager format as of August 25, 2015

The CJ12ex4.3B portable broadcast lens is scheduled to be available in the USA in December 2015 while the longer-zoom 4K lens is scheduled to be added to the lineup in the first half of 2016.

For more information and the full list of product specifications, please visit: pro.usa.canon.com/broadcast

CJ12ex4.3B

Canon launches world’s widest 2/3” 4K portable broadcast lens¹ – the CJ12ex4.3B

London, UK, 25 August 2015 – Canon today unveils the CJ12ex4.3B, a new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length – an incredible 4.3mm, designed for professionals shooting interviews or live broadcast, including sport and news. Canon also today announces that it is developing a new compact 2/3” 4K all-purpose-zoom lens. Further bolstering Canon’s 4K broadcast lens range for cameras employing 2/3” sensors, the versatile new lens will be optimised for both indoor and outdoor shooting, across a variety of applications including, sporting events, live broadcasts, as well as television dramas and commercials.

4K all-purpose-zoom lens

4K all-purpose-zoom lens

Outstanding 4K optical performance
Leveraging Canon’s renowned heritage in optical design and advanced technologies, the CJ12ex4.3B delivers outstanding 4K image quality throughout the entire 12x optical zoom range. Providing the freedom to quickly adapt to different shooting environments, the new lens enables shooters to swiftly move from an ultra-wide 4.3mm angle shot to close ups, whilst ensuring first-class image quality from the very centre to the edge. A built-in 2x extender also helps provides even greater focal reach, whilst still maintaining 4K optical performance.

Canon CJ12ex4.3B, 4K

Canon CJ12ex4.3B, 4K


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Contests

Entrepreneur + Canon: Project Grow Challenge Contest for Small Businesses in USA and D.C for a Chance to Win $25,000: Submit Your Short Essay Before 11:59:59 PM ET on Sept.15, 2015

Sun August 16, 2015

This video presents Canon MAXIFY: Success.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

The Project Growth Challenge (“Contest”) ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 15, 2015.

  • The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Limit of one (1) registration form (“Entry Form”), and, if you are selected as a Finalist,  one (1) Contest Video, per person, per email address, and per business throughout the Contest Entry Period.

A Big Reward for Your Small Business

Entrepreneur and Canon USA are looking to recognize three entrepreneurs who can demonstrate how winning this funding will help them increase business productivity. Tell us how $25,000 will help expand your current business initiatives — it can be anything from serving more customers, improving operations, incorporating new technology, hiring support, creating brand awareness or anything else that you believe will take your company to the next level.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/project-grow-challenge/apply

Eligibility.  The Contest is open to any individual, who:

  • (a) as of the entry date and continuously thereafter for the duration of the Contest, is a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia;
  • (b) as of the entry date, is eighteen (18) years of age or older; and
  • (c) as of the entry date and continuously thereafter for the duration of the Contest, is the sole owner or, in the case of multiple owners, is the owner of at least fifty percent (50%), of a business, (i) with headquarters within the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, and (ii) which is, and has been for at least two (2) years, actively engaged in marketing and selling goods and/or services, as evidenced in part by a “live” and periodically-updated website and social media accounts containing current contact and other information about the business and its products/services, (iii) which was created as a startup and not the result of a “spin-off” from a pre-existing business and during its existence was never an affiliate of any other EMI or business, and (iv) as of the entry date and continuously thereafter for the duration of the Contest has not employed more than 12 paid fulltime employees.

Prizes

The following cash prizes will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner and two (2) Runners-Up (collectively, the “Winners”) by CANON for use as funding for growing and promoting his or her business:
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Press Releases

Canon Received Prestigious EISA Awards 2015-2016 for Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera, EOS 5DS and 5DS R Cameras and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens

Sat August 15, 2015

European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is the association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries, which is the world’s most prestigious multimedia magazines association.

  • In June each year, the editors-in-chief from all EISA member magazines meet to decide which of the products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award.
  • The six categories under consideration are: Audio, Video, Home Theater, Photography, In-Car Electronics Electronics and Mobile Devices.

Canon today announces it has received three prestigious awards from EISA for the following products:

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

The following video presents EUROPEAN PROSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 – Canon EOS 7D Mark II:

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is one of the best APS-C DSLRs ever made, offering features normally only available in professional full frame models. The 65-point AF system gives fast and responsive focusing in a wide range of conditions, even when tracking fast moving subjects. It can shoot at 10 frames per second, with a huge buffer even when shooting in Raw. The build quality is superb, with full weatherproofing that can cope with almost any conditions. Overall the 7D Mark II is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photographers who like to capture the most fleeting moments.

Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Cameras

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R

The following video presents EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 – Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R:
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Contests

Canon Sponsors Rugby World Cup 2015: PowerShot G3 X Camera & Photography Techniques to Get Action Shots + ‘Photography Experience at Rugby World Cup 2015’ Contest for UK, Ireland & Channel Islands: Upload Your Best Rugby Related Images During the Eight Submission Periods between Now and Midnight GMT on 4 Oct.2015

Wed August 12, 2015

The following video presents Photographing the Rugby World Cup 2015 with Bear Grylls – Canon:

Renowned adventurer and dedicated rugby fan Bear Grylls recently caught up with Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer Dave Rogers to have a behind the scenes look at an upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015 venue.

Upcoming Series of Films About Photography Techniques to Capture Action Shots

As an Official Sponsor of  Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), 18 September – 31 October 2015, Canon will launch a series of short films that give fans in-depth photography techniques of how to capture action shots, including tips on depth of field, shutter speeds and how to best use perspective.

  • In this series, renowned adventurer and dedicated rugby fan Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers, Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer will also demonstrate the capabilities of the Canon PowerShot G3 X.
  • The series of videos with Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers will be available at Canon Europe’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CanonEurope/videos .

The following video presents Win a Rugby World Cup 2015 photography experience – Canon:

As an Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon are pleased to offer fans the chance to win one of eight unique photography experiences!

Win a unique photography experience at Rugby World Cup 2015: #canonrugbywin Contest for the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands

Fans (residents in the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands aged 18 or over) are also being offered the opportunity to win a ‘money can’t buy’ experience of shadowing a Getty Images photographer at an official Rugby World Cup 2015 training session for one of the participating nations, as well as winning tickets to RWC 2015 matches.

  • Canon offer fans the chance to win one of eight unique photography experiences.
  • Winners will get to shadow a Getty Images photographer at an official RWC 2015 open training session for one of the participating nations.
  • Only open to residents in the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands aged 18 or over.
  • No purchase or entry fee is required to enter into this contest

The prizes include:
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Press Releases

Canon is an Official Partner of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Championships Beijing 2015 Aug. 22-30

Fri August 7, 2015

This video presents BMT crew | Canon | IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013.

Canon is an Official Partner of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Championships Beijing 2015.

Canon will provide support for the event through a range of activities – from August 22 to August 30 – including:

  • Behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these events, including technical support, advice and repair services, as well as loans of the latest Canon EOS camera and lens equipment.
  • Expert Canon staff at the on-site camera service center will assist the many sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world.
  • Also, all accredited photographers covering the event will wear bibs displaying the Canon logo.
  • Canon IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 special website, www.canon.com/beijing2015, is now open to provide a range of tournament-related information, including competition schedules and major attractions. Additionally, the site will include a link to the Canon Photo of the Day, which, featured on the IAAF official website during the competition, will present one image per day carefully selected from among the many captured daily during the event.

PRESS RELEASE

August 7, 2015
Canon Inc.

Canon, as Official IAAF Partner, to support IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 through various activities

TOKYO, Japan, August 7, 2015—Canon, as an Official Partner of the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, will provide support for the event through a range of activities.
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Contests

Canon MAXIFY Mentors Contest for Small Businesses That are Five Years Old or Less & Have Nine or Less Employees in USA & D.C.: Submit Entries before 11:59 PM ET on August 31, 2015

Thu August 6, 2015

This video presents Canon MAXIFY: Grow Your Business.

The MAXIFY Mentors will create editorial and social media content and conversation relevant to Small Business Owners as part of the MAXIFY Mentors team. The campaign will be divided into two phases, starting with a call for contest submissions which will run July 15 through August 31 and will be followed by identification of the winners in September. In order to be considered, business owners with an active Facebook or Twitter account will have to post about a particularly difficult challenge they face as business owner using the hashtag #MAXIFYContest and tag one of the mentors on the MAXIFY Mentors team. Posts may include photos that illustrate the challenge being described.

Seven runners up will receive MAXIFY Prize Packs, and one grand prize winner will spend a one-on-one business consultation session with the MAXIFY MENTORS ‘Brand Ambassador’ Barbara Corcoran– as well as appear in a Canon-sponsored YouTube video short about their small business. This video will be posted on the CanonUSA YouTube channel and distributed as targeted pre-roll across the network.

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/maxify-mentors-program

Canon MAXIFY Mentors Contest

The Canon MAXIFY Mentors Contest (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older, and physically located and residing within the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia at the time of entry.

  • Entrant must be a small business owner where the business is five (5) years old or less and has no more than nine (9) employees.
  • Void elsewhere and where prohibited or restricted by law.

Prizes

  • There will be one (1) grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) selected from the eight (8) Finalists. The seven (7) Finalists who are not the Grand Prize Winner will be runners-up (“Runners-Up”). The Grand Prize Winner and Runners-Up will be announced on or around September 14, 2015.
  • One (1) Grand Prize Pack will be offered to the one (1) Grand Prize Winner.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) MAXIFY Small Business Pack which includes one (1) MAXIFY MB 5320 printer (MSRP $199.99), a $250 Canon Online Store Credit to use at the Canon Online Store, an iPad mini 2 device (16GB, Space Gray) (MSRP $303.76), a 1-year subscription to LegalZoom – Biz-Advantage Pro Plan (MSRP $287.88), a 1-year subscription to LifeLock (Standard Membership (MSRP $109.89), and an Intuit Mobile Credit Card Reader (MSRP $14.99) and a trip for the Grand Prize Winner to New York City to meet with Canon’s Brand Ambassador from the MAXIFY Mentors Team for a one-on-one consultation to discuss the Grand Prize Winner’s business model, while receiving insights and advice on how the Grand Prize Winner can improve business moving forward.
    • The Grand Prize Winners consultation will be videotaped and produced into a YouTube short that describes the Grand Prize Winner’s small business.
    • The trip will consist of round trip, coach-class air transportation for the winner between the major airport nearest to the winner’s home and an airport in New York City and a one (1) night stay at a hotel selected by Sponsor or its agency (one standard room, double occupancy; room rate and taxes only; size and type of room determined by Sponsor in its discretion).
    • 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. The difference in value will not be awarded to the prize winner.
  • One (1) MAXIFY Small Business Pack will be offered to Seven (7) Runners-Up. Each MAXIFY Small Business Pack includes one (1) MAXIFY MB5320 printer (MSRP $199.99), a $250 Canon Online Store Credit to use at the Canon Online Store, an iPad mini 2 device (16GB, Space Gray (MSRP$303.76), a 1-year subscription to LegalZoom – Biz-Advantage Pro Plan (MSRP $287.88), a 1-year subscription to LifeLock (Standard Membership) (MSRP $109.89), and an Intuit Mobile Credit Card Reader (MSRP $14.99).
  • The ARV of each MAXIFY Small Business Pack is $1166.51.

Entry Period
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You’re Invited: Canon C300 Mark II Workshop at No Cost in Burbank, California August 13, 2015

Wed August 5, 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.

Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. & Canon invite you to the FREE Canon C300 Mark II Workshop.

Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. & Canon

Present

Canon C300 Mk II Workshop

FREE Admission

August 13, 2015

All Day Viewing + Technical Presentation at 2:00 PM

Band Pro
3403 W. Pacific Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505 USA
T: (818) 841-9655

Space is limited: Please RSVP at http://www.bandpro.com/blog/c300-2/

Canon EOS C300 MARK II Digital Cinema Camera

Canon EOS C300 MARK II Digital Cinema Camera

The highlights of this event include the following.
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Press Releases

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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