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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

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

Thu March 5, 2015

Canon will exhibit prototype-versions of the firmware upgrades at the Canon booth during the 2015 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show from April 13 to 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

  • One of the new upgrades, to be released in mid-April 2015, will add an image-quality setting to the XF205 and XF200 camcorders that facilitates the recording of video with noise reduction even in low-light conditions.
  • The firmware upgrade to be released in late-June 2015 will enable the XF205 and XF200 camcorders to support video streaming over an IP network, a method that is widely used in the broadcasting industry to send and receive video signals.
    • By sending video over the internet while it is being captured, users will be able to provide live transfers of footage to news programs and video-sharing sites.
    • In addition, the upgrade will enable the camcorders to be used with Fujitsu’s video transmission equipment, the Fujitsu Network IP-900IID and IP-920D HD/SD Compact Video Decoders3 as well as software supporting IP streaming.
    • Soon, users will be able to stream video over an IP network without having to alter existing video-capture and editing workflows, such as those employed at broadcasting stations.
Canon XF205

Canon XF205

PRESS RELEASE

Free Firmware Upgrades For Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Improved Basic Performance

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 4, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today two free firmware upgrades1 that the company will make available for the Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Full HD camcorders (released in July 2014), one of which adds a new image-quality setting to the camcorder and another that enables the streaming of video over an IP network.
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Contests, Press Releases

Canon “Project Imagination: The Trailer” Contest for USA and D.C.: Upload Your Movie Trailer Before 6 PM EST on April 29, 2015

Sat February 28, 2015

Canon U.S.A. recently opened the Project Imagination: The Trailer contest for submissions.

For the first time ever, your life can become a movie trailer that inspires a Hollywood film. Based on the concept that anything in life can be made into a movie, and every movie starts with a trailer, Canon’s newly launched Trailer Editor tool at imagination.usa.canon.com allows users of all skill levels, even those who have never picked up a camera before, to easily turn everyday photo and video footage into a creative movie trailer, with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks.

  • No Purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.
  • You must be at least 13 years old and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or D.C.
  • The Trailer must not prominently (as determined by Sponsor in its discretion) depict or refer to any brand or trademark other than Canon. If a Trailer prominently (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) depicts or refers to any brand or trademark other than Canon, Sponsor will have the right in its sole discretion to remove or blur such brand or trademark.
  • If any person or entity other than the entrant (such as, for example, any writer, assistant director, co-director or cinematographer) made any contribution to a Trailer (each a “Contributor”), the entrant must secure in writing prior to entry all necessary Clearances from all such persons or entities for the submission of the Trailer in the Contest and the use by the Sponsor Parties of the Trailer as permitted hereunder. If a Trailer submitted by a Finalist includes contributions from one or more Contributors, the Finalist may, in connection with the Finalist verification process described in Section 8, in his or her discretion identify a maximum of two (2) such individual Contributors (i.e. persons, not companies or other entities) who will be eligible to receive a Contributor Prize (as described below) if the Finalist becomes a Grand Prize winner, upon compliance with the requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

One winning trailer selected by Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson will ultimately inspire a short film in which Hutcherson will star and produce.

Prizes

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be offered. The Grand Prize – approximate retail value (“ARV”)  is $4,700 – consists of the following.
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3D Printers, Press Releases

Canon Europe Will Market, Sell & Support 3D Systems’ Advanced Manufacturing 3D Printers in UK and Ireland at Beginning of March 2015

Fri February 27, 2015

Canon Europe just announced a distribution agreement with 3D printer maker, 3D Systems.

  • Canon will market, sell and support 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing 3D printers, including the ProJet 1200, 3500 series, 4500, 6000 and 7000 in the UK and Ireland, with a view to rolling out across Europe.
  • Canon will offer the 3D printers to its substantial customer base in the UK and Ireland, across the engineering, manufacturing and architectural market segments.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon enters 3D printing market through UK distribution agreement with 3D Systems

LONDON, February 26, 2015 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today announces a distribution agreement with 3D Systems, a leading global provider of 3D printing technology. Under the arrangement, Canon will market, sell and support 3D Systems’ advanced manufacturing 3D printers, including the ProJet 1200, 3500 series, 4500, 6000 and 7000 in the UK and Ireland, with a view to rolling out across Europe.

Through the partnership, customers will have access to 3D Systems’ advanced 3D printing technology underpinned by Canon’s exceptional service and support. This partnership reflects Canon’s ongoing growth strategy of expansion into new technology domains that deliver significant value to its diverse customer base and builds on the 3D Systems distribution agreement with Canon Marketing Japan announced in March 2014.
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Contests

Canon The Photography Show Facebook Competition for UK and Ireland: Submit Comment‪ With #‎CanonPhotoShow and Your Photo Before 17:30 on 4 March 2015 (UK Time)

Thu February 26, 2015

Image extracted from video below.

Image extracted from video below.

This video presents Come to The Photography Show 2015.

The Photography Show 2015 (21-24 March 2015, NEC, Birmingham) is the UK event for aspiring photographers of all levels.

With an incredible line-up of leading brands, show bargains, live demos and inspirational speakers, you’ll enjoy a great day out dedicated to all things photography.

Canon (United Kingdom) invites you to enter the Canon The Photography Show Facebook Competition – Canon UK and Ireland.

  • All entrants (“Participants”) must be UK and Republic of Ireland residents aged 18 or over.
  • No purchase is necessary, it is free to enter this competition and images must be taken on a Canon device.
  • The photo must be original and taken by the Participant.

Prizes

Canon (United Kingdom) is giving you the chance to win one of five prizes.

There will be a total of 5 prizes available which will include the following:

  • A pair of tickets to The Photography Show.
  • A pair of tickets to the VIP Canon stand event at The Photography Show.
  • Your photograph displayed on the Canon stand during The Photography Show.
  • Your image printed on one of our large format printers at The Photography Show.

To Enter This Competition:
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Press Releases

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

PRESS RELEASE

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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Contests

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.

Prize:

  • 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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Articles

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 onahazymorning.com, 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.


Press Releases

Canon’s New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras T6s and T6i : 24.2 Megapixel CMOS Imaging Sensor, Wi-Fi and NFC

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon EOS Rebel T6s, flash

Canon EOS Rebel T6s, flash

Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality

The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.

“The Canon EOS Rebel series is one of the most popular lines of DSLR cameras on the market, and we are proud to continue to innovate and upgrade this line with features such as wireless connectivity and improved image capture capabilities,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As the popularity of this line grows with consumers, we’re excited to launch the EOS Rebel T6s as our new flagship camera in the Rebel line, as well as have another budget-conscious offering in the line with the Rebel T6i.”

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

With multiple features most commonly found in advanced amateur cameras, the EOS Rebel T6s is designed for photography enthusiasts, or those who are already experienced with entry-level cameras who want to take high-quality photos and videos, and look for more advanced features and functions. For more casual photography needs, or for users looking to purchase their first DSLR camera, the EOS Rebel T6i camera prioritizes affordability, without sacrificing basic SLR performance attributes like quick shutter response, and compatibility with Canon’s impressive line of interchangeable lenses and accessories.
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Press Releases

Canon: New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Professionals

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon U.S.A. Announces New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

New Optical Array Delivers Images with Tremendous Depth and Linear Perspective

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the superb new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality, minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range. Featuring the widest angle of view (126°05′ diagonal) ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens*, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm), this new lens is ideal for professionals who want the ultimate in creative image expression with sharp, crisp detail whether shooting entire buildings from a close position, entire stadium shots from a high-vantage point, large group photos at a scenic wedding or even astrophotography. Cinematographers will be equally as impressed with the lens’ ability to retain straight lines.

Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, but particularly effective with full-frame cameras such as the new Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras also announced today, this new L-series lens features newly developed optics comprised of 16 elements in 11 groups with a three group zoom system and rear focus. The new optical design utilizes four aspherical lens elements to help minimize distortion from the center of the image to the periphery, across the entire zoom range. This new optical array provides straight lines with minimal curve throughout the zoom range, ideal for architectural, event, and forensic photography. The lens also features one Super UD element and one UD lens element to help significantly reduce chromatic aberration and deliver sharp images with high resolution. Canon’s advanced lens coating technologies are also liberally employed to help minimize ghosting and flare, while simultaneously enhancing accurate color balance and maximum light transmission efficiency.

“Canon is very proud of its optical heritage. The creation of this new lens continues our tradition of providing photographers with unique image-making solutions that are not only thoughtfully designed but precisely engineered and manufactured,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features newly developed optics and an unprecedented combination of Canon optical technologies. We are very eager to see the beautiful images that photographers will create using this new lens with Canon EOS DSLR and Cinema EOS cameras.”
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Press Releases

Canon’s New PowerShot Compact Cameras: SX410 IS with 40x Optical Zoom Lens + ELPH 350 HS has 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Wi-Fi & NFC

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, red

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, red

PRESS RELEASE

The New PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Cameras with Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities

The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HSi compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range (equivalent to 24-960mm), making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixelii CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.

“At Canon U.S.A. we aim to make capturing images and video as easy as possible for photo enthusiasts,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the introduction of the PowerShot SX410 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, users will find improved imaging features in compact camera bodies, making either camera model a convenient choice for those passionate about photography at almost any level or budget.”

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, black

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, black

The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera is the latest super zoom camera to be added to Canon’s SX-series lineup. With a 40x optical zoom range, an Intelligent IS image stabilization system and a 20 Megapixelii CCD sensor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera gives users the features they need to capture every photographic moment in high resolution. The lens and sensor provide powerful performance in a very compact and portable body – weighing less than 11.5 ounces and measuring just 2.72 inches high and 3.35 inches deep from the rear LCD screen to the front of the lens.
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Press Releases

Canon is Developing New PowerShot G3 X Compact Camera: 1.0-Inch Sensor and 25x Optical Zoom Lens

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon Is Developing PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera, Featuring 1.0-Inch Sensor And 25x Optical Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras-the PowerShot G3 X-and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.

 PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot G3 X

The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon’s already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.
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Press Releases

Canon: New EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R: World’s Highest Resolution Full-Frame DSLR Cameras with 50.6 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Fri February 6, 2015

Left to right: Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EOS 5DS

Left to right: Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EOS 5DS

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Introduces The World’s Highest Resolution* Full-Frame DSLR Cameras: EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R

Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced Features

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R

Maximizing the potential of the new 50.6 megapixel sensor – for the first time in an EOS camera the low-pass filter effect in the EOS 5DS R model is cancelled. The cancellation of the low-pass filter helps deliver sharp images, squeezing the most out of every pixel. Both models provide attractive options for medium format shooters especially when coupled with a wide array of over 70 creative Canon EF lenses to choose from.

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R

“Canon is always looking to deliver the absolute best in image quality and push our technology to the limits. These cameras deliver on that pledge, providing photographers with two new incredible tools that will enable them to make the most out of every shoot,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As photography becomes more specialized and more images are captured than ever before, the burden is on the photography equipment to keep up with the demands of today’s artistic talents. These new camera models will provide many photographers with new options to deliver their vision to clients, fans, and the world.”
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