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Canon to develop new Large Sensor Zoom Camera

Mon September 22, 2014

Canon has posted an interesting aside on its Hong Kong press release:

New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development
Featuring large image sensor, high zoom capability and compact body

Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance. Offering both convenience from a compact body and excellent super telephoto performance, this camera is perfect for everyday or travel shooting in high quality.

The question is, what qualifies as “large image sensor” when talking about travel zoom cameras (as seem to be implied in the press release)? Anything less than 1-in. image sensor will not cut it. Any aperture less than F2.8 will fall short of its competition. That said, we welcome any “high quality” development in this segment of the market.

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Canon New Lenses: EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Super Telephoto + EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Standard Zoom + EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Wide-angle “Pancake”

Mon September 15, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates 75 Years Of Optics Heritage With The Addition Of Three New Lenses

New Lenses Enable Photographers of All Levels to Create Stunning Images

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Following on the heels of its milestone of 100 million EF lenses produced worldwide*, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new lenses adding to it’s rich history of developing and delivering outstanding optics to all types of photographers, cinematographers, online content creators and image makers from budding amateurs to the most seasoned professionals. The three new lenses include two EF series lenses – the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, as well as one EF-S series lens – the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM wide-angle pancake lens. These new lenses will also be the latest addition to Canon’s GlassFirst.com online resource, helping image makers explore the Company’s vast EF lens portfolio.

“Canon’s heritage is rich with over 75 years of optical innovation. Our engineers are dedicated to delivering high-quality optics for everyone from the amateur photographer to directors of photography on Hollywood movie sets,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And having reached a milestone of 100 million lenses produced earlier this year, Canon launched in celebration its ‘Glass First’ campaign to assist image makers in realizing the artistic potential offered by our various lenses. These new lenses will fit in well with the ever growing family of Canon optics.”

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM


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Canon New PowerShot Cameras: G7 X with a One-Inch Sensor + SX60 HS with 65x Optical Zoom Lens + N2 with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel

Mon September 15, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Three New High-End, Advanced PowerShot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers to Create Amazing Images and Video

PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC)2 features.

“Canon continually strives to provide imaging enthusiasts with the tools they need to create high-quality images and videos,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We believe in the talent of those passionate about photography and these three new PowerShot cameras allow photographers to capture, print and share their most amazing images.”

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera


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Press Releases

Canon New EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera for Serious Photographers

Mon September 15, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Fuel Your Creative Passion With The Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.

“With more processing power than any other EOS camera available today, the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II camera has everything serious photographers have come to expect from Canon’s DSLRs and more,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And, recognizing that for some, creative expression may expand beyond still photography, we continue to support these creative passions by offering new and innovative Full HD video capabilities, such as second generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in the EOS 7D Mark II camera as well.”


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Adorama Canon Deals 2014-09-05

Fri September 5, 2014

Two Canon bundle deals from Adorama:

Canon EOS 60D 18MP Digital SLR Camera Body Promotional Bundle with PRO-100 printer
Price at checkout: $949 – $350 Mail-in Rebate = $599.00
Total savings of $736.41!
Free US Shipping. Expires 09/27

Bundle includes:
Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera Body (Regular $899)
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)

Mail-in Rebate Instructions: http://www.adorama.com/pdfs/rebates/Canon_MIR_claim_form_%2027SEP14.pdf

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Canon EOS-6D Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens – Special Bundle with with PRO-100 printer
Price at checkout: $2,549.95 – $550 Mail-in Rebate = $1,999.95
Total savings of $1005.36!
Free US Shipping. Expires 09/27

Bundle includes:
Canon EOS-6D Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (Regular $2499)
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
Toshiba 16GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card, Black (Regular $9.95)
Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)

Mail-in Rebate breakdown: $200 on the 6D Camera + $350 on the printer and paper when purchased with the 6D.
Mail-in Rebate instructions: http://www.adorama.com/pdfs/rebates/Canon_MIR_claim_form_%2027SEP14.pdf


Press Releases

Canon: Two New EF Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses and White EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera Available Soon

Tue May 13, 2014

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM wide-angle zoom lens

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM wide-angle zoom lens

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lens

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lens

Canon Broadens Its Imaging Lineup with Two New EF Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses and White EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera

High Performance Lenses Offer Optical Image Stabilizer and a Refined Compact Design; Lightweight EOS Rebel SL1 SLR Kit in White Available Soon

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce two new wide-angle lenses and a new white color model of the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR camera, just in time for summer. The introduction of the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lenses provides Canon digital SLR camera users with the ability to capture stunning photographs and videos of spacious landscapes and many other iconic scenes. The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is the first L-series wide-angle zoom lens equipped with image stabilization, providing professional photographers with expanded creative options, especially in low light. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM wide-angle lens is an affordable option for entry-level DSLR users looking to enhance their images and videos with unique and creative perspectives.

White EOS Rebel SL1 Camera Kit with matching white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens

White EOS Rebel SL1 Camera Kit with matching white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens

Since its introduction in March 2013, the EOS Rebel SL1, the world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camerai, has provided photographers of all levels with a high-performance digital SLR in a small, compact camera body. The new white EOS Rebel SL1 Camera Kit is complemented by a matching white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and offers a stylish alternative for photographers who like to stand out from the crowd.

“Having just reached a milestone of producing 100 million EF lenses, Canon is dedicated more than ever before to its heritage of creating outstanding optics for photographers of all levels,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM ultra-wide zoom lenses, when paired with Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras, are powerful tools that can enhance any photographer’s creativity. And new to the U.S. market, the white EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR camera with its companion white lens, provides users with high-quality images in a small, compact body that is easy to bring along on all their summer adventures.”

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Canon’s Two New PowerShot Digital Cameras: Super-Zoom SX700 HS & Adventure-Ready, Waterproof D30

Tue February 11, 2014

Canon Announces a New Super-Zoom PowerShot Digital Camera and a New Waterproof PowerShot Digital Camera

The New, Super-Zoom PowerShot SX700 HS and Waterproof PowerShot D30 Digital Cameras Deliver Outstanding Performance and Versatility

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of the new super-zoom PowerShot SX700 HS and the adventure-ready, waterproof PowerShot D30 to the PowerShot line of compact digital cameras.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS, black

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS, black

The stylish and pocket-sized PowerShot SX700 HS camera features an impressive 30x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-750mm zoom range), built-in Wi-Fi®, and Near Field Communication (NFC™)1 capabilities helping to ensure high-quality images can be captured and easily shared. This focal range will allow a user to be able to photograph a flower that is close but also have the zoom to capture an image of wildlife that is in the distance – all in a compact camera. The new PowerShot D30 camera is the world’s deepest waterproof camera*, allowing for shooting up to 82 feet below sea level. This ready-for-adventure camera is also shockproof and cold and heat resistant. Both cameras produce breathtaking low-light images and offer 1080p full high-definition video so moving and still images can be clearly captured in many different environments.

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

“With the PowerShot SX700 HS camera’s incredible long-zoom capabilities and the PowerShot D30 camera’s ability to shoot underwater at a world-record depth of 82 feet, these cameras are capable of inspiring creativity when photographing wildlife, marine-life or everyday adventures,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In addition, consumers now have two excellent new digital camera options that allow them to create images and video that are not only high in quality, but easy and fun to use.”


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Canon Announces EOS Rebel T5 Camera for Entry-Level Digital SLR Photographers

Tue February 11, 2014

The New, Easy-To-Use Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Provides Photographers with High Image Quality and Full HD Video Capture

Ideal for Entry-level Digital SLR Users, the New EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Helps Users Confidently Capture Outstanding Still and Video Images

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera – the latest model in the company’s popular EOS Rebel lineup. The new camera provides entry-level photographers with an affordable way to take their imaging skills to the next level. Incorporating an 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and a high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor, the EOS Rebel T5 camera delivers improved functionality with the speed and high quality needed to create impressive images – even in low light.

The new EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR camera offers users an extensive ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) to accommodate shooting situations from bright, natural outdoor lighting to dimly lit indoor settings. The camera can also automatically lock-in on moving subjects with ease using the EOS Rebel T5 camera’s nine-point AF system (including one center cross-type AF point). With help from the AI Servo AF, users can benefit from the camera’s outstanding autofocus capabilities. The new EOS Rebel T5 camera also offers a continuous shooting mode of up-to three frames per second (fps) to help photographers capture the action at children’s activities, sporting events and more. Images can then be easily viewed on the camera’s large three-inch LCD monitor.

“The EOS Rebel T5 camera is designed for entry-level DSLR photographers looking to expand their creative options and advance their photography skills,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The improved functionality of this new EOS Rebel camera will help them do just that as it intelligently guides users on how to pinpoint their perfect shot and capture high-quality images and videos worth sharing.”


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Canon Announces PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera for Professionals and Photo Enthusiasts

Tue February 11, 2014

Canon U.S.A. Introduces the PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera Featuring Enhanced Optics, Wireless Connectivity and Creative Shooting Options for Professionals and Photo Enthusiasts

Canon’s Latest G-series Digital Camera Features a New Type of 1.5-Inch CMOS Sensor, 5x Zoom Lens, Wi-Fi® and NFC™ Capabilities, Full HD and A Three-Inch Touch Tilt LCD Screen

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Building upon the success of the PowerShot G1 X digital camera, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled its new flagship PowerShot G1 X Mark II, a digital camera designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s professional and advanced amateur photographers.

Boasting a sensor that is 4.5x larger than a 1/1.7″ sensor found in professional level point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera can produce high-quality images with a wide dynamic range. It features a new type of 1.5-inch, 12.8 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, made by Canon, allowing for optimum performance with an ISO range of 100-12800. This sensor, combined with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, comprises the Canon HS SYSTEM resulting in faster autofocusing speeds over the PowerShot G1 X camera, allowing photographers to capture detailed, vivid images even in low-light conditions.

Featuring a newly-developed f/2.0 – f/3.9, 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent 24-120mm zoom range) with Dual Control Rings, this new camera provides customized zooming and focus-functionality similar to a DSLR camera. With this wide of an aperture, photographers have the ability to isolate their subjects by separating them from a background that is blurred. This gives more control and creative possibilities when using a PowerShot camera. The Dual Control Rings include a Step Ring to adjust various customizable settings and a Continuous Ring to make focusing adjustments during manual focus, as well as additional customizable settings for manual shooting. The new lens also features a nine-blade aperture to provide beautiful, blurred backgrounds even at full-zoom range.

“The new high-end PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera delivers incredible, professional-level shooting capabilities in a compact camera body making it the ideal second camera for DSLR shooters,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “In addition, with the introduction of advanced wireless capabilities such as NFC and enhanced low-light shooting and autofocusing, the G1 X Mark II is a well-rounded professional-level camera that allows photographers to get creative.”


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Canon Announces Three Super Sleek & Compact PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, 140 IS and 135 Digital Cameras

Tue February 11, 2014

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, silver

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, silver

Three New Super Sleek And Compact Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Cameras Provide Superb Image Quality

New Pocket-size PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, PowerShot ELPH 140 IS and PowerShot ELPH 135 Digital Cameras Feature High-Quality Optics, Outstanding Performance and HD Video Capabilities

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the addition of three new versatile and high-performance PowerShot digital cameras to its ELPH lineup. The ultra-compact PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, PowerShot ELPH 140 IS and PowerShot ELPH 135 digital cameras are ideal for capturing sharp, high-quality images and video.

Each new PowerShot ELPH digital camera features a powerful zoom lens and image sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor providing clear, crisp and vivid images. In addition, all three cameras are equipped with a dedicated movie button, allowing users to quickly capture meaningful memories in 720p HD video.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon’s new PowerShot ELPH digital cameras are designed with ease-of-use in mind, enabling users to enhance their photography through a series of intuitive features. In Smart AUTO mode, each camera will analyze the scene at-hand and select the optimal camera setting. ECO mode can reduce battery consumption by dimming and eventually turning off the LCD screen when not in use, helping to increase the number of shots and time capturing video in-between charging cycles. In addition, the convenient Help Button offers a quick and easy way to uncover the potential of each camera by explaining the functionality of various settings and features.

“These new PowerShot ELPH cameras are ideal for those individuals who realize that their everyday moments are worth capturing on a dedicated digital camera that delivers stunning image quality,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, blue

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, blue


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Canon Inc. Ranks First Among Japanese Companies in U.S. Patent Rankings: 2005 – 2013

Wed January 15, 2014

This video presents “Canon Visual Overview to Communicate, Share, and Connect.”

  • This high-definition quality video introduces Canon’s global business activities centering on imaging technology and various other activities, which include research and development to production, sales, marketing, environmental conservation, and social contributions.

It is announced today that Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2013.

Here are some of Canon’s new frontiers for image processing.

  • Developing Texture-Acquisition Technology to acquire detailed photo-subject information.
    • Canon is working on making texture acquisition possible through image processing.

    “When realized, such technology would provide digital cameras and other consumer devices with texture-acquisition capabilities.”

  • Developing Photorealistic CG (Computer Graphics) Technology to reconstruct realistic images from analytical data.

    Such image processing requires technology that captures and recreates light rays and texture-acquisition technology that provides information about a subject’s appearance, along with photorealistic CG technology capable of reconstructing highly detailed images based on texture information……Canon’s photorealistic CG technology is also effective in synthesizing photographic and CG images, enabling the smooth synthesis of photographic and CG images automatically, doing away with the troublesome process of manually manipulating each frame in order to achieve realistic results. The technology has the potential to easily create revolutionary composite images for major motion pictures, advertisements and other projects.

  • Merging IT (Information Technology) – from the world of cyber technology – and RT (Real-World Technology) – from Canon’s areas of technological expertise in interfacing with the real world, including the company’s texture-acquisition and photorealistic CG technologies.

    • Canon will develop applied technologies enabling the future expansion of the following four business domains:
      1. imaging and information,
      2. safety and security,
      3. health and healthcare,
      4. industrial machinery and intelligent robots.
        • Canon is also focusing on the development of sophisticated intelligent robots.
        • An intelligent robot comprises three basic elements:
          1. vision (sense of sight = real technology) to recognize its real world surroundings;
            • Since 2005, Canon researchers have been working on the development of robotic eyes and Super Machine Vision, conducting research into machine vision technology through the application of optical, image-capture and recognition technologies.
          2. intelligence (cyber technology) “to think and act on its own accord”; and
          3. movement (real technology) to carry out actions.

 Please click here for more info about Canon Persuing the Ultimate in Image Reality.

NEWS RELEASE

January 15, 2014
Canon Inc.

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

TOKYO, January 15, 2014—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2013, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 14, 2014.


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Canon Announces PowerShot SX600 HS and Elph 340 HS

Mon January 6, 2014

New Sleek, Compact PowerShot Digital Cameras Offer Super-Zoom Lenses, Advanced Connectivity Options and the Ability to Share Images and Video

New Cameras Include the Compact, Super Zoom PowerShot SX600 HS Digital Camera and the Stylish, Yet Powerful PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Digital Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new cameras to its PowerShot line-up: The PowerShot SX600 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS digital cameras. The PowerShot SX600 HS camera packs an impressive 18x optical zoom and 16-Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor into a beautifully sleek, compact and portable body so capturing close-up photos with high-image clarity is easy and stylish. The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera offers outstanding optical performance and versatility with a 12x optical zoom lens and16-Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor. Both equipped with Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, photographers can have outstanding image quality and the ability to share images and video with ease.

“These new PowerShot cameras enhance consumers’ enjoyment of photography through the unique combination of high-image quality, long-zoom ranges, ease-of-use and connectivity,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The advanced technologies these new models offer give users the cameras they need to have a photographic experience that allows them to capture high-quality images while on-the-go and share them with their loved ones.”

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