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Canon at 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas April 13–16: Live 4K Workflow Demo, 4K Frame-grab Demo, Latest Digital Imaging Solutions & More

Fri March 27, 2015

Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens with hood

Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens with hood

This video presents  CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Lens from Canon Pro on Vimeo.

  • Introducing the new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens (CN20x50), available in EF and PL mount versions.

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas, April 13-16, Canon will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography, which includes:

NAB tradeshow attendees will be able to take advantage of the complimentary on-site Clean & Check Service (limited to two current* Canon DSLR bodies or lenses or one current* Cinema product or XF professional video camcorder registered to a member’s CPS account).

  • The Canon Hospitality Suite hosted by Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) has the following opening hours:
    • April 13: 10:00am – 6:00pm,
    • April 14 – 15: 9:00am – 6:00pm and
    • April 16: 9:00am to 12:00pm.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions On Display With Interactive Booth Demonstrations At The 2015 Nab Show

Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater

Canon Broadcast HDTV HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens

Canon Broadcast HDTV HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 – At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.

Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera

Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera

This video presents Canon Quick Tips: Still Frame Extraction from 4K Video Files.

  • In this video, learn how to extract stills from 4K video files from the EOS-1D C to be used as prints or support material.


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Press Releases

Canon Has No.1 Share of Global Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera Market from 2003 to 2014

Thu March 26, 2015

Canon Inc. achieved a camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company's film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 70-million mark on February 5, 2014. Image by Canon

Canon Inc. achieved a camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 70-million mark on February 5, 2014. Image by Canon

Canon’s digital SLR cameras include:

PRESS RELEASE

Canon celebrates 12th straight year of No.1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market

TOKYO, March 26, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No.1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period spanning 2003 to 2014.1

Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR

Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR


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Contests

Canon The Photography Show Facebook – #‎CanonPhotoShow‬ Competition: Four Winners

Sat March 14, 2015

Image extracted from video below.

Image extracted from video below.

This is an update to the previous blog, 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).

Canon just annouced the following four winners of the #‎CanonPhotoShow‬ Competition:

Each winning photographer will receive one of five prizes which include the following:
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Press Releases

Canon Europe: New Portable Ultra-short Throw Projectors: LV-WX300UST, and Interactive LV-WX300USTi with Built-in Camera & Drawing Software

Fri March 13, 2015

Canon Ultra-short Throw Multimedia Projector LV-WX300UST, front

Canon Ultra-short Throw Multimedia Projector LV-WX300UST, front

Here are the key highlights of both ultra-short throw multimedia projectors LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi:

  • Projection in small rooms with limited space as they are capable of projecting an 80 to 100 inch, crystal clear image from just 28cm away from the screen.
  • When fitted on the wall or ceiling, the ultra-short throw capabilities reduce the chance of presenters being impacted by glare from the projector and minimises the risk of shadows on the screen while presenting.
  • Weighing just 5kg, they are easily portable.
  • Both models feature WXGA (1280×800) resolution.
  • Two HDMI ports for connecting global devices.
  • Produce 3,000 lumens for extremely bright and clear images.
  • Up to 8,000 hours of lamp life when run in Eco mode.
  • LV-WX300UST is available from March 2015.
Canon Ultra-short Throw Multimedia Projector LV-WX300UST; front and side. Lamp apparatus is located above the Canon name.

Canon Ultra-short Throw Multimedia Projector LV-WX300UST; front and side. Lamp apparatus is located above the Canon name.

The LV-WX300USTis the Interactive model which also includes the following highlights:

  • An built-in camera allowing up to four infrared pens to be used simultaneously with the device.
  • The camera also allows interaction and control of projected information by touch.
  • The drawing software helps customers make the most of the creative interaction features.
  • LV-WX300SUTi will be available from May 2015.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon launches two new ultra-short throw multimedia projectors

LONDON, 12 March 2015 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of two new LV portable projectors – the LV-WX300UST and the LV-WX300USTi. These new projectors have been designed to meet increasing global demand for portable ultra-short throw projectors – in particular in the business and education markets – to help enhance learning and communication.

Canon Ultra-short Throw Multimedia Projector LV-WX300UST, front and side

Canon Ultra-short Throw Multimedia Projector LV-WX300UST, front and side


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Press Releases

Canon’s Spring Cashback Offer on Eligible Cameras, Camcorders, Lenses, Accessories & Printers: Purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland Retailers 5 March to 6 May 2015

Thu March 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 UK and Ireland recently launched the Spring Cashback Offer on eligible products. The  Eligible Products list below includes three Speedlites, seven EF lenses, and the following cameras and camcorders:

Also, buy any two products in Canon’s cashback offer and claim a FREE hdbook worth £99/€120.

The offer runs from 5th March 2015 to 6th May 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers*.

PRESS RELEASE

Build your kit bag and broaden your perspectives with Canon cashback

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 5th March 2015 – Canon UK and Ireland is today launching its spring cashback offer making this the perfect time to build your kit bag and broaden your perspectives.


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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.


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