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Canon U.S.A. is a Sustaining Sponsor to 2015 Sundance Film Festival Jan.22-Feb.1

Thu January 22, 2015

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (January 22 – February 1, 2015) which is in Park City, Utah, USA.

Also, Canon’s contributions and activities include the following.

  • A special slate of programming dedicated to the filmmakers who push creative boundaries behind the camera.
  • In 2015, Canon will invite Sundance Film Festival filmmaker attendees to flex their creative muscle at the Canon Creative Studio (427 Main Street; open Saturday, January 24-Monday, January 26, from 11am-6pm) – exclusive for cinematographers, directors, producers, and crew – guests can explore how Canon supports all aspects of filmmaking – from production design, to image capture, through edit and workflow. The space features an equipment demonstration area with on-site staff to walk guests through Canon’s full line of Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, including the new Cinema EOS C100 Mark II.
Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

  • The Canon Live Learning team will offer hands-on workshops with Canon’s latest filmmaking tool,- the EOS C100 Mark II camera with Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus – including a demonstration of this camera on a DJI Ronin 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System.
  • The Canon Creative Studio will serve as host to the Canon Crew Party (details below) on Sunday, January 25. This will mark Canon’s third annual celebration of filmmakers who work behind the lens of the 2015 Sundance Festival films.
  • Canon’s Festival activities will culminate on Monday, January 26 with a special hosted screening of Bending the Light as part of Canon’s corporate presentation and not an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This documentary honoring the artistry of creating a lens and the visual artists who use them from acclaimed director Michael Apted (The ‘Up’ series, The World is Not Enough, Gorillas in the Mist). The 60-minute film explores the relationship between master craftsmen who shape lenses and the masters of light who use these lenses for image capture – each an artisan in their own right. Bending the Light features never-before-seen footage from inside Canon’s lens factory in Japan and intimate interviews with award-winning photographers and cinematographers, including Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC (Get on Up, The Help), who will participate in a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The following video presents Bending The Light Official Trailer (2014) – Michael Apted Photography Documentary HD:

A Michael Apted documentary that honors the artisans and craft of still and motion photography and in particular the glass that captures it all.

Below is the full schedule of events for Canon’s activities at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

  • Please note all events take place at Canon Creative Studio (427 Main Street) unless otherwise noted.

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The Creativity Of Indie Filmmakers As A Returning Sponsor Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (January 22 – February 1, 2015). Nestled in the mountains of Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival celebrates the best of independent film; as part of the Festival sponsorship, Canon will offer a special slate of programming dedicated to the filmmakers who push creative boundaries behind the camera.

Canon is pleased to share that at least 52 of the 188 films premiering at this year’s Festival — over 27 percent — were shot using Canon equipment, up from the approximately 20 percent last year. Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Amy Berg’s Prophet’s Prey, The Overnight, The Wolfpack, Misery Loves Comedy, Cartel Land, Call Me Lucky, Fresh Dressed, How to Dance in Ohio, Most Likely to Succeed, The Hunting Ground, Tig, and The Nightmare are a few of the many shot-on-Canon projects set to screen during the festival.

“We are honored that so many creative filmmakers have chosen our equipment to bring their visions and stories to audiences. We look forward to supporting them and connecting with them at the Sundance Film Festival,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Sundance provides us with the opportunity to directly interact and support many up and coming filmmakers, and we are excited to return as Sustaining Sponsors to this year’s festival.”
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Advisories

Canon Product Advisory: Certain PowerShot Digital Cameras Display Operation Errors Due to Battery Problems

Mon January 19, 2015

Product Advisory: To Users of Compact Digital Cameras

“In rare instances, it is possible that units of the Potentially Affected Products may exhibit the following operation errors, depending on usage conditions, due to insufficient contact between the camera’s battery terminal and the battery, even when the battery has sufficient power remaining:

  • the message “Charge the battery” appears immediately,
  • the power sometimes does not turn on, and
  • the power turns off during use.”

Please click here to confirm whether your camera may be a Potentially Affected Product by checking the sixth digit from the left in the serial number which is located on the bottom of the camera body.

If your camera exhibits the phenomenon described in this announcement, your camera, battery pack and battery charger will be inspected, and repaired or replaced with a refurbished product (in Canon’s sole discretion), FREE of charge.

  • Moreover, if you paid repair fees to have your camera repaired specifically for this phenomenon, Canon will refund the fee paid, subject to Canon’s confirmation that the repair was performed.
  • If you own a camera that exhibits this phenomenon, or if you have a question about whether your camera is a Potentially Affected Product, please contact the Customer Support Center.

The support above will be available until the end of 2019 only.
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Advisories

Canon Product Advisory: AA/R6 Lithium Batteries Cannot Be Used with Any Speedlite or Macrolite Products & Compact Battery Packs

Mon January 19, 2015

Product Advisory: To Users of Canon Speedlite and Macrolite Products and Accessories. Notification Regarding Use of (AA/R6) Lithium Batteries

Details
AA/R6 Lithium batteries cannot be used with any Speedlite or Macrolite products and compact battery packs including those listed at http://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/49282  because certain AA/R6 lithium batteries, in rare cases, may become extremely hot during usage in such products.

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Information Centre
Phone: 1-800-652-2666
Email: Please go to http://canoncanada.custhelp.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask .
For additional support options: http://canoncanada.custhelp.com/ .


Articles, Contests

Canon Europe’s Film Competition: Upload a 15-Second Film with #SpacetoPlay Before 23:59 (CET) on 22 Jan.2015

Fri January 16, 2015

The following video presents Urban Explorers- CANON BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2015 competition:

This is our interpretation of “Space to Play”, what’s yours?
If you want to win a VIP experience at the world renowned Berlin International Film Festival 2015, upload your interpretation of “Space to Play” in a 15 second film to the Canon UK Facebook page and quote #SpacetoPlay.

This Competition is open to all residents of United Kingdom & Ireland, GermanyFrance, Spain and The Netherlands aged 18 years or over.

The theme is “Space to Play”.

For the Film Competition, there will be five (5) pan films shortlisted (one per country) and from these films one (1) pan European winning film overall selected by the judging panel formed by a minimum of three (3) professionals – one Canon representative, one representative from Berlinale International Film Festival and a representative from Canon’s sponsored vlogger (“Judging Panel”) in their sole discretion—judging will be based on the technique, creativity and original and interesting interpretation of The Theme.

Canon LEGRIA Mini

Canon LEGRIA Mini

Prizes

  • The shortlisted Winners of the Film Competition (one per country) will each be awarded with a Canon LEGRIA Mini as the prize.
  • In addition, the Grand Prize Winner of the Film Competition will be awarded a VIP trip to Berlin from Friday 06/02/2015 to Sunday 08/02/2015 for his/herself and a partner to the Berlinale International Film Festival 2015 as the prize (collectively, “Grand Prize”).  The Grand Prize includes these items.
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Press Releases

Canon Inc. Ranked First Among Japanese Companies in U.S. Patent Rankings for Tenth Consecutive Year

Tue January 13, 2015

Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014.

The Three Business Units that Support Canon

For people, for society, and for the future.
Leveraging our imaging technologies,
Canon’s business spans three general categories.

http://www.canon.com/business/

Image by Canon

Image by Canon

  • Imaging System
    Digital imaging enriches and expands the ways and means of communication in daily life.
    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.”
    Learn more: http://www.canon.com/the-eyes-of-eos/…

  • Office
    A variety of digital imaging solutions that deliver high image quality, high precision and high speed.
  • Industry and Others
    Imaging technologies trusted by professionals that contribute to many different industries.

Please click here to learn how the technologies in Canon products work.

NEWS RELEASE

January 13, 2015
Canon Inc.

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

TOKYO, January 13, 2015—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 12, 2015.

Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas, carefully adhering to a patent-filing strategy that pursues patents in essential countries and regions while taking into consideration the business strategies and technology and product trends unique to each location. Among these, the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large market scale, represents a particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances.
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Press Releases

Canon Canada: New Camcorders VIXIA HF R62, R60, and R600 Capture Full HD Video with 57x Advanced Zoom Lens & SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

Wed January 7, 2015

Canon Canada added the following new models to the VIXIA HF R-series lineup of camcorders:

CANON UPDATES COMPACT, POWERFUL VIXIA HF R-SERIES CAMCORDERS

All Three New VIXIA HF R-Series Camcorders Provide Excellent Low-Light Shooting Performance and Enhanced Zoom

MISSISSAUGA, ON., January 5, 2015 – Canon Canada Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, has updated the VIXIA HF R-series lineup of camcorders with three new models announced today – the VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60 and VIXIA HF R600 camcorders. The VIXIA HF R-series camcorders all feature genuine Canon HD Video, a 57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom lens, DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, three-inch touch panel LCD, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, long battery life, and a Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor. The VIXIA HF R62 and VIXIA HF R60 camcorder models also feature Wi-Fi® and NFCTM capabilities for sharing images and video on compatible mobile devicesi including compatible Android devices, as well as by using the new Canon Connect Station CS100, a device for easy and safe image and video storage and access.

Image Quality and Recording Capabilities

Canon VIXIA HF R-62

Canon VIXIA HF R-62

The new Canon VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60 and VIXIA HF R600 camcorders provide outstanding image quality using Canon’s 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, and the proprietary DIGIC DV 4 Image processor. These new VIXIA R-series camcorders provide users with the ability to capture brilliant, virtually blur-free 1920 x 1080 resolution Full HD video. For consumers looking to capture a variety of different types of activities, like their children’s soccer match or a high school graduation, the Full HD video together with the 57x Advanced Zoom lens and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization offers smooth and steady video. The new VIXIA R-series camcorders also feature Intelligent IS which automatically chooses from four different modes to help reduce camera shake when capturing video or photographs.
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Press Releases

Canon U.S.A.: hdAlbum is a New Service for Creating Customizable Photo Books / Albums

Wed January 7, 2015

Canon U.S.A. Announces hdAlbum, a New Service for Creating High-Quality Photo Albums

Customizable Photo Books Printed on Canon DreamLabo 5000 Offer Vivid Colors and High-Detail Imagery

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2015 – Dedicated to preserving memories, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced hdAlbum, a new premium and professional lay-flat photo album service that allows professional photographers and consumers to create customizable photo albums. Printed exclusively on the Canon DreamLabo 5000, hdAlbum enables users to share memories from special events, vacations and life’s special moments with family and friends in a memorable keepsake.

“Canon is committed to providing individualized experiences to our customers through the use of our high-quality technology and service,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new hdAlbum service is a user-friendly platform that will allow customers to capture and share their memories and experiences with their loved ones for years to come.”

After downloading the free hdAlbum creation software on their computer, users have the ability to layout each photo with ease by using the auto-arrange feature or custom-design option. The pages are then printed on the DreamLabo 5000, Canon’s inkjet production photo printer that uses FINE high-density printhead technology. To achieve high-quality images and help users’ favorite memories come to life, the device prints with seven dye-based inks at up to 2,400 dots per inch to provide a wider spectrum of colors, sharp details and photo-realistic production.

Unique Photo, one of the largest privately owned photographic supply distributors in the world is the first retailer to offer hdAlbums to its customers.

“Offering an hdAlbum has allowed us to expand our product line to offer premium photo albums at reasonable prices,” said Matt Sweetwood, president, Unique Photo. “The high-quality and craftsmanship of an hdAlbum is impressive. Our customers claim they have never seen a photo book this good.”
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Press Releases

Canon USA’s Five New PowerShot Digital Cameras: SX530 HS, SX710 HS, SX610 HS, ELPH 170 IS and ELPH 160

Mon January 5, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Five New PowerShot Digital Cameras From Canon U.S.A. Offer Functionality, Portability And Precision For Clear, Beautiful Photos And HD Video

Three New PowerShot SX Series Digital Cameras Feature Super-Zoom Lenses for High-Impact Imaging and Two New PowerShot ELPH Series Digital Cameras Offer Easy-to-Use Features in Sleek, Compact Bodies

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three new super-zoom cameras to its PowerShot SX line up: the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS digital cameras. The company also added two new stylish and compact cameras to its PowerShot ELPH series: the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 cameras. The PowerShot SX models provide users with high-quality imaging, advanced features and fast focusing, while the PowerShot ELPH models have improved operability to help produce beautiful images and video housed within stylish, slim bodies that can easily fit in a pocket or purse.

“As our customers’ desire for superb imaging devices to help them create amazing images and video grows, Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to providing digital cameras that have the features and functions to easily capture their most important moments,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With these five new PowerShot digital cameras, Canon hopes that users will capture and share their favorite moments, without compromising image quality.”

The three new PowerShot SX series cameras (the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS) feature optical zoom ranges of 50x, 30x and 18x, respectively – making them powerful enough to capture images close-up as well as from a distance. The built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity options in the new PowerShot SX cameras allow users to easily share beautiful images online with family and friends by connecting to a compatible smartphonei, tablet or Wi-Fi enabled computer. Experiencing the power of a printed image is also easy when users connect and print to a Canon wireless PictBridge certified printer, like the Canon PIXMA MG7520. And for even more convenience, the cameras are compatible with the new Canon Connect Station CS100 – a dedicated device for easy and safe image and video viewing, sharing and storage.

The new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 digital cameras are easy to take along almost anywhere. Providing users with great imaging quality, the new PowerShot ELPH cameras feature 12x and 8x Optical Zoom lenses, respectively, and 720p HD video – making them perfect for busy parents or an on-the-go college student.

The PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS


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Press Releases

New Canon Connect Station CS100: To Store, View, Share and Manage Your Photos and Videos on One Device

Mon January 5, 2015

The following video presents Store, view & share quality images with the all new Canon Connect Station CS100:

Discover the all new Canon Connect Station CS100. This new-concept storage device enables you to easily enjoy great image quality photos and movies. See how photos and video captured with Canon cameras and camcorders work together with the Connect Station CS100 for storing, viewing, printing and sharing with ease.

*This sample video was captured in Full HD Mode and has been optimized for viewing on this website.

Canon Connect Station CS100

Canon Connect Station CS100

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Announces Connect Station CS100: The Centerpiece That Unites Your Canon Imaging Devices

New CS100 Provides Convenient Ways to Store, View, Share and Manage your Photos and Videos on One Device

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon Connect Station CS100i, a photo and video storage device that has the capability to connect to multiple compatible imaging devices allowing users to easily store, view and share images and videos. First shown as a prototype at the 2010 Canon Expo in New York, the Canon Connect Station CS100 device provides up to 1TB of storageii exclusively for photos and videos allowing users to free up space on media cards quickly, without the use of a computer. Featuring NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities and Wi-Fi® technology, users can simply tap the NFC icon on their compatibleiii Canon digital camera or camcorder to automatically import new images and videos wirelessly to the CS100 making them ready to view and share on a connected HDTV.

“Canon designed the Connect Station CS100 device to help consumers quickly and easily view, share and store their most valuable images and videos using Wi-Fi and NFC technologies,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Today’s imaging culture is passionate about photography and videography and our goal at Canon is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to protect and share all their precious memories.”

Canon Connect Station CS100 with the Canon Connect Station CS100's wireless remote control

Canon Connect Station CS100 with the Canon Connect Station CS100’s wireless remote control


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Articles

Canon: Share Your Shots With #loveDSLR for The Opportunity to Be Featured on LoveDSLR.com

Fri January 2, 2015

Canon recently launched LoveDSLR.com, a new website designed to put your love of photography into practice, learn how to take great images and be inspired by others.

loveDSLR.com invites photographers who are new to the world of DSLR to find everything you need to know via:

  • Inspiration – from our handpicked professional snappers and ambitious amateurs
  • Advice – learn how to take better photos when on holiday and of your family at the next party
  • Real tips – practical tips that you can put into effect today for dramatically different photos
  • Community – tag your photos with #loveDSLR and share your passion and we can feature them on the site*
    • *If your image is selected, loveDSLR.com will be in touch to gain consent.

Explore #loveDSLR for inspiration from around the world, every day. Share your love of photography with us and see what other DSLR beginners are snapping right now. Try out our handy tips and tricks for captivating images and discover your own unique photo style. Getting started with a DSLR is easy and we’ll show you how.


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Press Releases

Canon Camera Service Depots Will Support On-site Press Photographers at Most ISU Figure Skating Competitions for 2014 – 2015 Season

Fri December 5, 2014

Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships: the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final®, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships®, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships®, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships®.

Also, Canon is planning to establish a Camera Service Depot at each event to help ensure that professional photographers can capture the stunning performances of the world-class athletes at the following three* Canon-sponsored competitions during the 2014-2015 season:

  • ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® 2014/2015: Dec. 11-14, 2014, Barcelona.
  • ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships® 2015: Feb. 9-15, 2015, Seoul.
  • ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2015: Mar. 23-29, 2015, Shanghai.

This video presents Jump, lift, spin, turn and step.

NEWS RELEASE

December 5, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon to sponsor four world-class International Skating Union Championships

TOKYO, December 5, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company will sponsor four of the International Skating Union’s most prestigious figure skating competitions, spanning the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons.

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® 2014/2015 logo

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® 2014/2015 logo


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Press Releases

Canon EOS System Camera and Lens Equipment Will Be Used at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England & Wales, Sept.18 – Oct.31, 2015

Thu December 4, 2014

This video presents Rugby World Cup 2015 Promo.

  • “A look ahead to the Rugby World Cup 2015, in England.”

Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced that Canon has joined the family of Rugby World Cup 2015 official sponsors.

  • The deal represents the first time that Canon has partnered with rugby’s showcase event.

The Rugby World Cup 2015 will be hosted in England between 18 September and 31 October 2015 and will be a celebration of rugby and its unique character-building values, exciting and inspiring the nation and the world to play and support the game. England Rugby 2015 is the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015 and will deliver the six-week tournament, hosted in 10 English cities and in Cardiff, Wales. 13 match venues will play host to the 48 games that will celebrate and engage more than two million spectators, including more than 400,000 international travelling fans.

Canon Europe

For the members of the press covering this event, Canon will:

  • provide technical support, advice and repair services,
  • loan the latest Canon EOS system camera and lens equipment,
  • print and copying solutions used by England Rugby 2015, the Tournament Organising Committee, and
  • support the event by facilitating the printout of handout materials and the streamlining of document workflows.

NEWS RELEASE

December 4, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament in England

TOKYO, December 4, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has joined the family of Rugby World Cup 2015 official sponsors. The deal marks the first time that Canon has partnered with Rugby’s showcase event, underscoring the strength and appeal of the Rugby World Cup brand in the global sponsorship marketplace. The Company will serve as an Official Sponsor for the 2015 Tournament in England, which will take place from September 18 to October 31, 2015, at 13 venues in England and Cardiff, Wales.

Sponsorship Signing Ceremony, December 1, 2014 (Left: Brett Gosper, CEO, World Rugby, Managing Director, Rugby World Cup Limited; Right: Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East & Africa) © Eddie Keogh, Canon Explorer

Sponsorship Signing Ceremony, December 1, 2014 (Left: Brett Gosper, CEO, World Rugby, Managing Director, Rugby World Cup Limited; Right: Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East & Africa) © Eddie Keogh, Canon Explorer


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