01 July 2020

2020 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors & Release Dates

2020 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors & Release Dates
Canon EOS / PowerShot Releases and Release Dates 2020

We should see some of the following highly anticipated / speculated  Canon EOS / Canon EOS M / Canon PowerShot cameras / EF Lenses be released during 2020.


More new Canon EOS / EOS M bodies, Canon PowerShot cameras and EF lenses will be added as the rumors / speculations become available.

Timelines
As with rumors and speculations there are no concrete timelines on the upcoming releases. These listed releases are anticipated releases based on historic timeline correlations / market releases of previously introduced Canon EOS  / PowerShot cameras.

Release Dates / Naming Conventions
Some of the listed products may be released at a later date. Some may even be released with different [detailed] Canon brand naming conversions. Or not be releases at all.

Specifications
The speculation and updating of specifications are of dynamic nature and could change / be updated on a regular basis. No claims are made on this website that any or all specifications are the final release specifications. Specifications and rumors will remain non-official speculative 'wish lists' until the official Canon announcements and release dates.


Expected Canon EOS | EOS RP | EOS M Releases 2020 / 2021


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (Development is Official)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
More Information / Development Press Releases>>

Canon EOS 5D Mark V
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
More Information>>

Canon EOS R Mark II
Replacement for the current Canon EOS R
More Information>>

Canon EOS RS
New EOS R System body speculation
More information>>

Canon EOS 7D Mark III (Still Hoping)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 7D Mark II
More Information>>


Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i (Launched Feb 2020)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 800D
More information>>


Canon EOS M5 Mark II

Replacement for the current Canon EOS M5
More Information>>

Canon EOS M60
Replacement for the current Canon EOS M50
More Information>>

Canon PowerShot SX80 HS
Replacement for the current Canon PowerShot SX70 HS (Compact / non-DSLR)
More Information>>



Canon EF / EF-S Lenses expected / rumored to be released 2020 / 2021
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2 (IS) II USM Lens
  • Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO Lens
  • Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens More

Canon Latest Digital Photo Professional Release / Downloads for Windows / Mac


Please note:  Information / specifications published in Anticipated Canon EOS DSLR / Canon PowerShot Releases 2020 post and / or elsewhere on any of this website's posts / pages ares based on anticipated / expected and rumored upcoming releases of new Canon EOS / PowerShot cameras - possibly to be launched during 2020 / 2021. No responsibility or ownership is taken or claimed for [additional] information provided by any website we may point readers to.
2020 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors & Release Dates

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2019

Canon EOS Shutter | Actuation Count Software Utilities

Canon EOS Shutter / Actuation Count Software Utilities
For determining Canon EOS DSLR shutter count / shutter actuations it is required to use external apps / software utilities.

There’s no official Canon application / software utility for determining the shutter count for any Canon EOS DSLR body.

Herewith a list of software utilities that should provide the Canon EOS shutter count capability for determining actuations on Canon EOS bodies.

Please note: All software applications / utilities are downloaded on own risk, we do not take any responsibility / liability for any incorrect operation / error messages or dysfunctional application / utilities. We also do not offer technical / installation support on any listed software applications / software utilities.

Shutter Count / Shutter Actuations Applications & Software Utilities


Astro photography Tool with Shutter Counter

Astro photography Utility Demo that will also read Canon EOS Shutter Actuations Go>>

Canon EOS DIGITAL Info
Utility for Reading/ editing some Infos on Canon EOS DSLRs Go>>


Camera Shutter Count
Find out how many shots your Digital SLR has taken. P
hoto uploading Go>>

EOS Info
EOS Info claims to work with almost any DSLR Go>>

EOSMSG

The primary functions are retrieval of a shutter count and mirrorup count Go>>

EOSCount

Reads shutter counters from a Canon EOS DSLR (DIGIC III and later) camera Go>>

Reikan Focal 5.2.0
Detailed information about your camera, including useful information such as Shutter Count Go>>

FreeShutterCounter

Mac OS application that shows Canon EOS DSLR shutter count Go>>

Free Shutter Count
Find the shutter count on your Canon EOS for free Go>>

Magic Lantern
Free, open-source firmware add-on for Canon DSLR cameras Go>>

ShutterCount (iStore)
Displays the number of shutter actuations of your Canon EOS digital camera Go>>

Shutter Check for Mac App
Get shutter actuations count of your Canon EOS camera Go>>


Useful information pertaining to Shutter / Actuation Count Importance / How To... 

Canon EOS Camera Shutter Lifetime Expectancy

Canon EOS Camera Shutter Lifetime Expectancy

Finding the Shutter Actuations Count for Canon EOS Cameras
Finding the Shutter Actuations Count for Canon EOS Cameras


Finding Your Camera's Shutter Actuations
Finding Your Camera's Shutter Actuations

How to Check Canon Shutter Count (and Why it Matters)
How to Check Canon Shutter Count (and Why it Matters)

How to Find Total Shutter Actuations on Nikon and Canon DSLRs
How to Find Total Shutter Actuations on Nikon and Canon DSLRs


How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken
How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken


How to find shutter count on a Canon Rebel T6i 750D
How to find shutter count on a Canon Rebel T6i 750D

How do I get the shutter count for the EOS 7D Mark II on Windows 10 View

Canon EOS │ PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads

Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads

A comprehensive list / linking to a variety of original Canon EOS / Powershot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads and other relevant Canon EOS / Powershot user guidance information. 

This is a dynamic Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide data listing and more uploads will be made available as soon as possible / or as new Canon User Guides are made available. A few discontinued Canon EOS body downloads are also made available

Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook PDF Download
Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook PDF Download


Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 PDF User Manual Download
Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 PDF User Manual Download

Canon EOS Full Frame PDF User Guide / AF Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II AF Guide / User Manual  - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X AF Guide / User Manual - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark IV User Guides - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark III User Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5DS User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5DS R User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III AF Guide / Use Manual - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Manual Guides View
  • Canon EOS 6D User Manuals / Guides - View

Canon EOS R Full Frame PDF User Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS R User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOR RP User Manual / Guides - View

Canon EOS APS-C PDF User Guide / AF Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark III User Manuals / Guides - View *
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II User Manuals / Guides - View 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Guidebook Download - View 
  • Canon EOS 7D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 90D Instruction Manual Download - View *
  • Canon EOS 80D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 77D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 70D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 60D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 50D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 40D Instruction Manual Downloads - View 
  • Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 760D Rebel T6s Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 4000 / Rebel T100 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1300D Rebel T6 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS Instruction Manual download - View

Canon EOS APS-C M Mirrorless  PDF User Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS M User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M3 User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M10 User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M5 User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II User Manual - View
  • Canon EOS M6 User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M100 User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M50 User Manual / Guides - View

Canon PowerShot G-Series PDF User Guide Downloads
  • Canon PowerShot G16 Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Camera Manual - View

Canon PowerShot SX-Series PDF User Guide Downloads
    • Canon PowerShot SX80 HS Camera User Manual - View *
    • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX710 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX420 HS Camera User Manual - View

    Canon EOS SLR Film Camera PDF User Guides
    Canon EOS SLR Film Camera PDF User Guides 


    * Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras not release yet


    Please note that no PDF documents are maintained / stored on this website.

    Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Canon EOS 7D Mark II



    Canon EX Speedlite Flash PDF / Macro Ring Lite User Guide Downloads

    New Canon PowerShot SX80 HS Rumors & Announcement Update

    New Canon PowerShot SX80 HS  Rumors & Announcement Update
    It is rumored that the Canon PowerShot SX80 HS  will replace the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS in September 2019.

    Other Canon PowerShot SX80 HS Release Rumor URL Links

    Canon PowerShot SX80 HS coming September 2019
    Canon PowerShot SX80 HS coming September 2019


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    New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras to be Released 2019

    Canon EOS Camera System PDF Brochure Vol 9.01 Download

    Download Canon EOS System Brochure PDF Vol. 9.01
    Download Canon EOS System Brochure Vol. 9.01

    EOS: THE NEXT CHAPTER
    When the EOS system was introduced in 1987, Canon changed the course of photography. With its new, electronically controlled mount system plus an ultrasonic motor within the lens, the first EOS system and EF lenses broke new technological ground, creating a system that produces scores of memorable images even three decades later. In 2018, the EOS line expands to include the new EOS R system.

    With a new lens mount designed to deliver excellence today and to enable incredible new lens designs in the future, the EOS R camera is compatible not only with Canon’s new RF lenses, but also works with your EF and EF-S lenses, infinitely expanding the EOS system’s capabilities. With a remarkable range of EOS cameras ready to deliver the versatility and performance today’s visual storytellers demand, there’s never been a better time for EOS. (Source: Canon EOS System Brochure Vol 9.01)

    To Download the Canon EOS Camera / Lens System PDF Brochure go down the Canon EOS 90D Page and Click / Tap on the Brochures Tab - Download >>

    Canon EOS System PDF Brochure Vol 9.01 Contents

    Canon EOS System Technology

    • EOS R Technology 
    • EOS Camera Technology 
    • EF / RF Lens Technology 
    • EOS Applications 

    Canon EOS System Lineup

    • EOS RP Camera
    • EOS R Camers 
    • RF Lenses
    • Mount Adapters EF-EOS R 
    • EOS Cameras
    • EOS Camera Comparison Chart
    • EOS System Chart
    • EF / RF Lenses
    • EF / RF Lens Accessories
    • EF / RF Lens Chart 

    Canon Speedlite Lineup

    • Speedlite Flashes 
    • Speedlite Technology 
    • Speedlite Accessories 

    Canon EOS System Accessories

    • EOS Accessories  

    Canon PowerShot Lineup

    • PowerShot G-Series Cameras

    Canon Binoculars Lineup

    • IS Binoculars 

    Canon Cinema Lineup
    • Cinema Lenses
    • Cinema Cameras

    Printer Lineup
    • imagePROGRAF-Pro Series Printers 
    • PIXMA Printers 

    Canon Education & Support

    • Canon Live Learning 
    • Canon Online Learning 
    • Professional Service / Support 
    • Canon Professional Services (CPS)

    Download the Canon EOS Camera / Lens System PDF Brochure - Download >>


    Canon EOS Camera System PDF Brochure Vol  9.01: The Next Chapter  :  Image Credit Canon
    Canon EOS Camera System PDF Brochure Vol  9.01: The Next Chapter  :  Image Credit Canon
    Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads

    Canon EX Speedlite Flash PDF / Macro Ring Lite User Guide Downloads
    Canon EX Speedlite Flash  / Macro Ring Lite PDF User Guide Downloads >>


    Canon EOS System Brochure PDF Download: Canon EOS R : Image Credit Canon
    Canon EOS System Brochure PDF Download: Canon EOS R : Image Credit Canon
    New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras to be Released 2019

    24 June 2020

    Canon develops world's first 1-megapixel SPAD image sensor

    TOKYO, June 24, 2020—Canon Inc. announced today that the company has developed the world's first1 single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) image sensor with signal-amplifying pixels capable of capturing 1-megapixel images. SPAD image sensors are ideal for such applications as 2-dimensional cameras, which capture and develop still image and video in an extremely short span of time. These sensors also hold potential for use in 3-dimensional cameras due to their ability to obtain information about the distance between them and a subject as image data.

    A SPAD sensor is a uniquely designed image sensor in which each pixel possesses an electronic element. When a single light particle, called a photon, reaches a pixel it is multiplied—as if creating an "avalanche"—that results in a single large electrical pulse. The ability to generate multiple electrons from a single photon provides such advantages as greater sensitivity during image capture and high precision distance measurement.

    The SPAD image sensor developed by Canon overcomes the longstanding difficulties of achieving this effect with high pixel counts. By adopting new circuit technology, Canon's sensor uses a method known as photon counting to realize a digital image resolution of 1 megapixel. What's more, the sensor employs a global shutter that allows simultaneous control of exposure for every pixel. Exposure time can be shortened to as little as 3.8 nanoseconds2, making possible clear and distortion-free image capture. In addition, the sensor is capable of up to 24,000 frames per second (FPS) with 1 bit output, thus enabling slow-motion capture of fast movement within an extremely short time frame.

    Thanks to its ability to capture fine details for the entirety of events and phenomena, this technology holds the potential for use in a wide variety of fields and applications including clear, safe and durable analysis of chemical reactions, natural phenomena including lightning strikes, falling objects, damage upon impact and other events that can't be observed with precision by the naked eye.


    The sensor also features a high time resolution as precise as 100 picoseconds2, enabling it to determine the exact timing at which a photon reaches a pixel with ultra-high accuracy. Leveraging this functionality, the sensor is capable of Time of Flight distance measurement. What's more, with a high resolution of 1 megapixel and high-speed image capture, it is also able to accurately perform 3D distance measurements in situations where multiple subjects overlap—useful in such scenarios as a vehicle distance measurement for self-driving automobiles and grasping 3D spatial information for xR3 and similar devices.

    Canon's development of a SPAD image sensor enables 3D cameras capable of recognizing depth information to achieve a resolution of 1 megapixel is expected to rapidly expand the use of such cameras as the "eyes" of high-performance robotic devices. Going forward, Canon will strive to anticipate the needs of industry by continuing to advance its innovative image sensor technology, further expand the possibilities of what is visible, spur evolution in science and industry through high-precision detection of information and contribute to the development of fields yet to be discovered.

    1Among SPAD sensors. As of June 23, 2020. Based on Canon research.
    21 nanosecond = one billionth of a second. 1 picosecond = 1 trillionth of a second.
    3"xReality," where x represents a variable for the unknown. Includes AR (augmented reality), MR (mixed reality) and VR (virtual reality).


    Additional information
    The camera utilizing the sensor described in this press release, and its accompanying journal article, were jointly developed and written with scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and published in Optica, the journal of the Optical Society of America.

    Title: Megapixel time-gated SPAD image sensor for 2D and 3D imaging applications

    SPAD Sensors
    A Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) sensor is a specially configured sensor in which a diode is placed within each pixel. Each diode, when receiving a single incoming photon of light, is able to turn this photon into an "avalanche" of electrons to create a single large electrical pulse signal. With the ability to convert a single photon into multiple electrons, this technology can contribute to greater sensitivity during photography as well as more accurate distance measurements.


    SPAD sensors output a signal based on the number of generated pulses it counts. Although able to detect a single photon, each pixel requires its own memory or a counter, and conversion of a photon into multiple electrons requires a high voltage and consequently a high-voltage-resistant structure with sufficient insulation capabilities. Such requirements inevitably lead to larger pixels, and as a result, miniaturization and increased pixel counts have thus far proven difficult to realize. However, in recent years, there has been great progress in 3-dimensional stacking technologies, which has reinvigorated R&D efforts in the field.

    In recent years, SPAD sensors have been used in various existing devices and equipment. Currently, smartphones utilize proximity sensors to determine the distance between the device and physical objects around it. In the field of medicine, these sensors are also used to detect radiation for the purpose of detecting cancer in early stages, such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

    There are high expectations for the application of SPAD sensors in an even wider range of technologies, including onboard vehicle sensors, "xR" type devices--augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), robotic vision and monitoring, space exploration, bio-imaging, optical communications and quantum computing.

    Photon Counting

    In physics, photon counting refers to the technique by which optical sensors count the number of photon particles, the smallest unit of light, and thereby determine such parameters of signal light as intensity and time distribution.

    With conventional photodetectors, analog signals are detected via electrical currents and voltage. Meanwhile, photon counting method treats light signals as discreet digital signals.

    Photon counting treats light as digital signals, and can eliminate the interference from electronic noise, enabling highly accurate detection of weak signals. Additionally, when utilized with dedicated processing circuitry, photon counting can accurately detect not only the amount of light, but also the precise time at which the photon is detected.

    Principles of conventional photodetectors and photon counting

    Time of Flight measurement
    Time of Flight (ToF) measurement is a method for determining the distance between a sensor and another object. Distance is measured based on how quickly light emitted from a light source, travelling at light-speed (300,000 km/s), reflects off the target object and returns to the sensor.
    Because light travels at such incredibly fast speed, distance calculation using the ToF method must be performed in a span of between 1 nanosecond (one billionth of a second) and one picosecond (one trillionth of a second)—and therefore requires an optical sensor capable of responding to such a high-speed regime with precision.

    The sensor also features a high time resolution as precise as 100 picoseconds, enabling to determine the exact timing at which a photon reaches a pixel with ultra-high accuracy. Leveraging this functionality, the sensor is capable of Time of Flight distance measurement. When utilizing ToF measurement by equipping a light-emitting device (or camera using a specialized sensor) with a SPAD image sensor, the time duration between pulse light being directed at an object and the light returning to the sensor is used to determine the physical distance between the sensor and the subject. SPAD image sensors utilizing the ToF method can be easily installed on various devices and can measure depth information including 3D distance with extraordinary precision, even in dark environments. This capability holds the promise of use in such applications as distance measurement between vehicles for self-driving automobiles and grasping 3D spatial information for xR and similar devices.

    News Source: Canon Global

    15 June 2020

    Canon Sponsored and Participated In the Virtual 15th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Program


    Canon Sponsored and Participated In the Virtual 15th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Program
    Canon U.S.A. Sponsored and Participated In the Virtual 15th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Program

    Organized by Japan Center at Stony Brook University, the Essay Competition Awarded Seven Students Who Showcased Awareness and Understanding of Japanese Culture in Relation to Their Views and Future Goals

    MELVILLE, NY, June 15, 2020 – Continuing to support education and youth, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, sponsored and participated in the 15th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Program on June 13, 2020. With the program promoting awareness and understanding of Japanese culture in the United States while helping young Americans broaden their international horizons, seven students were awarded prizes including Canon products for their thought-provoking essays. Canon U.S.A., Inc. and the Japan Center at Stony Brook University have a longstanding partnership, which began in 2005 by former President and Chief Executive Officer of Canon U.S.A., Inc., the late Mr. Kinya Uchida. The Essay Competition, now in its 15th year, is an example of this partnership. Canon U.S.A., Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuto Ogawa spoke at the virtual awards ceremony and congratulated the winners.

    “At Canon U.S.A. Inc., we firmly personify Canon’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei which means ‘all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future.’ We believe we have a responsibility to give back to the communities in which we live and work as well as support and foster education among the youth,” Mr. Ogawa said. “Our support of the 15th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition at Stony Brook University is just one example. I’m proud of the work of the Japan Center as well as all the students who authored such passionate essays showcasing their understanding of Japanese culture and further spreading our Kyosei message.”

    There were 167 essays submitted by students from high school to college undergraduates in the New York metropolitan area. Each essay focused on one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, history and society, which connected to their personal experiences, views, and/or future goals. Selected by a committee of judges, the seven winners received awards including a Canon EOS or PowerShot camera. The winners are:

    High School Division Winners:
    First Place winner: Nathaniel Goodyear, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
    Second Place winner: Rebecca L. Smith, The Brearley School
    Third Place winner: Jenny Huang, Stuyvesant High School

    College Division Winner:
    First Place winner: Sailesh Srinivas, Stony Brook University

    Uchida Memorial Award:
    Lynca Saito, Stuyvesant High School

    Special A Award:
    Hannah Mirando, Cornell University

    Special B Award:
    Kelly Su, Brooklyn Technical High School

    “Canon U.S.A. has been a committed partner in supporting us to promote education and research in the study of Japanese culture,” said Dr. Iwao Ojima, the President of the Japan Center at Stony Brook University. “The purpose of the Japan Center at Stony Brook University is to create a bridge between the university and the local community to promote education, research and cultural activities related to Japan and we could not be more proud of this year’s essay competition and the sponsorship from Canon U.S.A.”

    The first Japan Center Essay Competition, organized by Stony Brook University in New York and supported by Canon U.S.A., was held during the 2005-2006 school year. Since its inaugural year, there have been 3,076 submissions from 243 schools. This educational program can promote inclusion and encourage people to appreciate different cultures and ideas.

    Each of the winning essays can be found on the Japan Center’s website.

    Create and Print COVID-19 Related Signage Through Canon’s PosterArtist Software

    Create and Print COVID-19 Related Signage Through Canon’s PosterArtist Software
    Create and Print Informational COVID-19 Related Signage Through Canon’s PosterArtist Software and imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers

    MELVILLE, NY, June 15, 2020 – Aligning with the company’s commitment to supporting the needs of its customers, especially in these unprecedented times, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce that imagePROGRAF customers can now download and customize templates to print signage and posters highlighting COVID-19 safety guidelines, as currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)*, using its PosterArtist/PosterArtist Lite software. As 76 percent of Americans say the quality and graphics of the print has the ability to gain consumer attention1, by displaying these prints, businesses can effectively communicate with their customers through informative signage designed to help keep the public aware of safety directives as they begin to reopen.

    Not only can businesses utilize the designs already created within the software, they also have the flexibility to personalize the templates to include their brand name and messaging, or even create their own images. Available in 13 languages, the software includes templates that are ideal for wall and floor displays, as well as signs for a variety of venues and applications to provide customers with safety information, including instructions on hand washing, wearing face coverings, social distancing, and other directives as currently recommended by the CDC. These signs can also be used by retail and hospitality businesses to help promote details specific to their business, such as curbside pickup, hours of operations and maximum capacity, as well as educational institutions to promote safety practices and directional signage.

    “As a long-term Canon imagePROGRAF customer, PosterArtist has played a great impact in displaying signage and posters to decorate our school’s halls for years, and these new templates offered through the software will become especially important as we begin to reopen,” said Phil Pempin, superintendent, Vermillion School District. “The safety of our students and faculty is our utmost priority. We look forward to utilizing the new templates offered through PosterArtist and Canon’s technology to encourage our students and faculty to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines as suggested by the CDC as we settle into our new normal.”

    With a large variety of templates, photos, and clip-art to choose from, Canon’s PosterArtist Lite software is available as a download at no additional charge to provide customers with the tools to create and print high-quality images, posters, and office documents. From letter size flyers to large-scale banners, customers who have downloaded PosterArtist Lite, or purchased the full version of the PosterArtist software, can also easily print high-quality content with certain compatible Canon printers, which include select imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageCLASS, imagePRESS/imagePRESS Lite C165, PIXMA devices, and imagePROGRAF printers2. Additionally, through a combination of Canon’s PosterArtist/PosterArtist Lite software, LUCIA PRO/TD Pigment Ink and water resistant media, customers can easily produce and design prints and informational materials for their businesses.

    “As businesses begin to reopen, the text and graphics of printed materials and signage can serve as a vital element in effective communication that can help keep the public safe,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Reflecting Canon’s commitments to innovation and developing solutions to meet current market and customer needs, we’re proud to continue expanding our PosterArtist offering to provide our customers with a solution equipped to produce signage that is designed to help encourage customer safety in these challenging times.”

    PosterArtist Lite is available for download (PC only), and the full version, PosterArtist (PC only) software, is also available for purchase separately at MSRP $395**. Several designs specific to COVID-19 safety guidelines are available now, and others will be released over the next few weeks.

    Canon News Source>> Canon USA