27 December 2015

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2015

Canon EOS 5Ds R Full Frame DSLR
Canon EOS 5Ds R Full Frame DSLR
New Canon cameras launched during 2015:

Canon EOS 5Ds R DSLR Body
50.6 MP Full Frame sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 processor
More Info / Press Release


Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Body
50.6 MP Full Frame sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 processor
More Info / Press Release

Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D DSLR Body
24.2 MP APS-C Sensor DIGIC 6 processor. Wi-Fi
More Info / Press Release


Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D DSLR Body
24.2 MP APS-C Sensor DIGIC 6 processor. Wi-Fi
More Info / Press Release

Canon EOS M10 Body

18 MP APS-C Sensor Digic 6 processor. Wi-Fi
More info / Press Release


Canon EOS M3 DSLR Body
24.2 MP APS-C Senor DIGIC 6 processor. Wi-Fi (Mirrorless)
More Info / Press Release


Canon PowerShot G9 X Compact Camera
HS System with 3x Optical Zoom. 20.2 MP CMOS and DIGIC 6. Wi-Fi
More Info / Press Release

Canon PowerShot G5 X Compact Camera
HS System with 4.2x Optical Zoom. 20.2 MP CMOS and DIGIC 6. Wi-Fi
More Info / Press Release

Canon PowerShot G3 X Compact Camera

HS System with 2.5x Zoom. 20.2 MP CMOS and DIGIC 6. Wi-Fi
More Info / Press Release

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS Compact Camera
HS System with 30x Zoom. 20.2 MP CMOS and DIGIC 6. Wi-Fi
More Info / Press Release

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Compact Camera
HS System with 18x Zoom 20.2 MP CMOS and DIGIC 6. Wi-Fi
More Info / Press Release

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Compact Camera
HS System with 16 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4+ / 50x Optical Zoom
More info / Press Release


Rumored / Expected Canon EOS DSLR Releases 2015 / 2016
  • Canon EOS 80D View
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV View

Rumored / Expected Canon PowerShot Releases 2015 / 2016
  • Canon PowerShot G17 View
  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS View

New Canon EF / EF-S Lens Releases and Rumors 2015

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Zoom Lens
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Zoom Lens
Compatible with all Canon EOS DSLR camera bodies
More Info / Press Release>>

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens
Compatible with all Canon EOS DSLR camera bodies
More Info / Press Release>>

Rumored Canon EF / EF Lens Releases 2015 / 2016

Canon EF 400mm f5.6L IS USM Prime Telephoto Lens
Replacement for the current Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens
More info / Specifications>>


Canon EF-S 18-300mm IS STM Lens
Replacement for the current Canon EF 18-200mm IS lens
More Info / Specifications>> 


Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM (or STM) Lens
Replacement for the current Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM Lens 

13 December 2015

Canon U.S.A. Unveils Newly Designed Website

Canon U.S.A. Unveils A Newly Designed Website
MELVILLE, N.Y. — A company's website is an important tool customers utilize to research products and services in order to make educated purchasing decisions. Canon U.S.A., Inc., has recently launched a new design for its company website,www.usa.canon.com, with a responsive design that offers an inviting and enjoyable experience for its customers. This new design features beautiful, vivid imagery befitting of Canon’s position as a leader in the imaging industry. The website homepage provides an attractive, easy-to-navigate interface with featured content focused on the company’s mission to provide customers with up-to-date product information and knowledgeable insights in the area of digital imaging solutions.

“One of the main goals we wanted to achieve when designing the new website was to help our customers and business partners get to know us better and get a feel for who we are as a company,” states Ellen Pitchford, vice president and general manager, Digital Marketing Services Division of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new website enhances the power of the Canon brand and further demonstrates our commitment to our customers and business partners.”

Seamlessly viewable from any compatible device, customers will have access to engaging stories, informative video content and in-depth product details. The new website is optimized to be viewed across a variety of platforms – desktop, tablet or mobile – and makes it easier for visitors to get the information they need no matter what type of compatible device they are using to connect to the Internet.


Built with bringing a fun, intuitive, user-friendly customer experience in mind, features include:
  • The ‘Product Showcase’ section shows visitors the full breadth of product offerings.

  • The ‘Explore’ section demonstrates how Canon products can be used in daily life, workplace and industry settings.
  • The ‘Learning Center’ features tips, tricks and tutorials on how to make the most of Canon’s products.

Visitors also have the option of creating a ‘My Canon’ account, in order to manage their product library, expedite product registration and quickly gain access to order status.

Visit the new website at www.usa.canon.com.

01 December 2015

New Canon PowerShot G3 X Released

New Canon PowerShot G3 X Released
Canon's New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros Need And The Convenience Advanced Shooters Crave

Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFC™


MELVILLE, N.Y., June 18, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera's large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 - 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon's HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.

"The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a truly superb digital camera, one that provides so many top-notch features to empower photographers of all skill levels to shoot and share stunning images and HD video with ease," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The compact size will make the PowerShot G3 X camera a pleasure to have on-hand for any occasion and the advanced features will help make sure the moment is captured beautifully."

This long-zoom, premium compact camera allows users to get close to the action with its bright f/2.8-5.6, 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-600mm). In addition, an improved Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system provides virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions.

The Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is the most rugged G-series model yet. The combination of enhanced body panel construction with rubber sealing helps ensure this dust-and-water resistant digital camera is ready to shoot action-packed adventures even in some of the most adverse conditions. It also features controls and menu operation inherited from the Canon EOS line of Digital SLR cameras, a first for the PowerShot G-Series. Useful controls include an Auto Exposure (AE) lock button, Auto Focus (AF) selection button and DRIVE/AF button. For photography purists, the PowerShot G3 X camera fully supports both manual exposure control and the user's choice of RAW, JPEG or RAW+JPEG recording formats. For quick camera setting, the PowerShot G3 X includes a programmable continuous ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial and mode dial on top, and a rear control dial. Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 featuring 2.36MP resolution and an adjustable viewing angle is also available as an optional accessory for the PowerShot G3 X to help users compose shots in bright, sunny conditions.

The PowerShot G3 X camera features a bright 3.2-inch Multi-Angle capacitive touch panel LCD screen with 1.62 million dot resolution, providing a sharp, clear, and vivid display. The adjustable screen enables shooting from a variety of angles with enhanced flexibility by tilting up to 180 degrees for capturing selfies and creative low-angle shots, or as much as 45 degrees down for overhead shots.

The camera's ability to record 1080p Full HD video (at 24p, 30p, and 60p in MP4 format) is enhanced through several new features including an external stereo microphone jack, a headphone jack for audio monitoring while recording, and manual control of exposure and audio levels. The camera also features live HDMI output while recording allowing for direct connection to external video recorders as well as convenient playback of recorded movies on an HDTV.

For those looking to shoot from the sidelines, the PowerShot G3 X features high-speed AF and 31 widely spread AF points to help capture fast-action shots with accuracy and ease. Paired with a continuous shooting speed of up to 5.9 frames-per-second (fps), the PowerShot G3 X gives photographers the capability to keep shooting in full resolution with no buffer lag or frame limit.i

The camera's built-in Wi-Fi capabilities allow users to easily share images and videos via social media sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube using Canon Image Gateway through a Wi-Fi access point or directly to compatible iOS1 and Android2 devices. The camera is also equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC™)2 , allowing for quick and simple pairing to compatible Android devices as well as full support for Canon's soon-to-be-released Connect Station CS100 device. In addition, Canon's free Camera Connect app3, available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to share images and remotely control the camera and capture images from one app.

The PowerShot G3 X camera also includes Canon's Star Mode to capture breathtaking images and video of starry night skies with superb quality. The "Star Trails" mode turns star movement into a luminous still image, while the "Star Time-Lapse Movie" mode makes beautiful video clips that show the movement of the stars against a static background.

In order to enhance the shooting experience, the Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is compatible with a variety of optional accessories like the Canon Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1, the Canon EX-Series Speedlite system, and Remote Switch RS-60 E3.


Pricing and Availability
The new Canon PowerShot G3 X premium compact camera is scheduled to be available in July 2015 for an estimated retail price of $999.99. For more information please visit Canon USA / Canon 3G X >>


Canon PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera Specifications Summary:

  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
  • Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS system accessories

Canon Media Source: Canon USA

Canon PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera

New Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Sample Images

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Sample JPEG Images (from Canon Japan / UK).

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Media Release >>


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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Sample Image / Photo EXIF Information
  • Wide Angle to Macro
  • Program AE (P) Mode 
  • ISO 100 
  • Auto White Balance

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Canon PowerSHot SX60 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Specifications >>

20 November 2015

Canon Celebrates Production Of 80 Millionth EOS-Series Camera

Canon Celebrates Production Of 80 Millionth EOS-Series Camera
MELVILLE, N.Y., — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is celebrating the company surpassing a new camera-manufacturing milestone - the production of its 80-millionth film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens camera - on November 10, 2015. The 80-millionth camera produced was a Canon EOS 5DS R which holds the world’s highest pixel count in its class.

EOS, which stands for “Electro Optical System,” is also the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn. Introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of AF SLR cameras, EOS cameras were the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system enabling complete electronic control not only between the lens and body, but throughout the entire camera system.

Canon manufactures all of the key components found in the EOS series, enabling the Company to produce an even more robust product lineup by selecting the optimal sensor for each model. Drawing on this strength, Canon has helped to pioneer a new age for cameras by launching such innovative products as the compact and lightweight EOS Rebel XS, which succeeded in expanding its user base, and the EOS 5D series, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year.

As a result, Canon has successfully maintained the No. 1 share worldwide within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period from 2003 to 2014. And thanks to customer demand, Canon’s EF interchangeable lenses, launched alongside the EOS SLR camera system, celebrated a new manufacturing milestone in June 2015 with the production of the 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lenses for EOS cameras, setting a new world record for the most interchangeable lenses produced. 2

Canon Inc. will continue to refine its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technologies, striving to produce exceptional and reliable lenses and cameras that cater to the varying needs of photographers – from first-time users to advanced amateurs and professionals – while contributing to expanding the culture of photographic and video imaging.

Canon Media Source: Canon USA


New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2015

Canon EOS DSLR Tethered Shooting - Introduction to EOS Utility 3



Canon EOS DSLR Tethered Shooting - Introduction to EOS Utility 3 YouTube Video
Learn how to adjust settings, take photos and videos remotely or wirelessly from your computer with EOS Utility and DPP 4. Check out more EOS Utility tutorials on the Canon Digital Learning Center: View>>



17 November 2015

Preview the new / improved cloud-based Canon irista

Preview the new / improved Canon irista


Canon has announced a new / improved version to its advanced cloud-based photo management platform, irista.

New / improved Canon irista benefits:


Faster

Adding new photos to irista will be much quicker.

Easier
Zooming through time will be more fun, with our simpler design.

Better organised
Duplicate photos you add will be automatically removed and your photos will always be displayed by the date taken.

Mobile
Free up space on your phone by automatically saving all your phone’s photos to irista with our iOS and Android apps.

Shared
Easily create and share collections with friends, whether they use irista or not.

There’s a sneak peek of the new version here at http://preview.irista.com. And some answers to questions here.

Source: Canon


New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2015

21 October 2015

Canon U.S.A. Expands Explorers Of Light Program

Canon U.S.A. Expands Explorers Of Light Program
Program to Include Influencers from Emerging Imaging Markets

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 21, 2015 - In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its Explorers of Light Program, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is welcoming new members into the program, including: Lindsay Adler, David Bergman, Jimmy Chin, Charles Glatzer, Joel Grimes, Peter Hurley, and Roberto Valenzuela. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon's program, expanding to align with a wide range of talented personalities that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. Many of these new Explorers of Light will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2015, October 22-24 at the Javits Center in New York City. For a full schedule of events in the Canon booth, please visit pro.usa.canon.com/photoplus2015.

The new ambassadors for the Explorers of Light Program go beyond the boundaries of still photography by sharing their work through gallery prints, the silver screen, Facebook, Instagram and more. These influential talents are constantly advancing their craft and helping to create new ways in which our world is visually captured and shared. The program brings these creative individuals together to offer their knowledge, photographic passion, and technical expertise while also acting as a conduit of two-way communication between Canon and various developing imaging markets.

"Our world is constantly changing, and Canon prides itself on being at the forefront of change. For 20 years the Explorers of Light program has enabled us to align with amazing professional photographers that educate and inspire, and now these new luminaries will help us to engage in meaningful two-way communication with exciting and emerging imaging markets," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon's Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields, garnering awards and accolades for their work. These individuals work with Canon extensively as representatives, ambassadors, educators, and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and personal appearances throughout the United States.

For more information about the Explorers of Light program, visit:http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/explorers_of_light/eol_home.shtml

13 October 2015

New Canon EOS M10 Digital Camera Released

Canon EOS M10 Digital Camera
Compact Addition to the EOS M-Series of Cameras Is Flexible, Stylish and Fun With an Emphasis on Connectivity

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 13, 2015 - For capturing and sharing life’s important moments with great clarity, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M10 interchangeable lens digital camera. A compact and stylish design, the EOS M10 camera has the features and lens options to help photographers expand their creativity and the mobile compatibility and size for social-sharers to stay connected with sharp images that are sure to draw ‘Likes’.

Adding to its compact design, the EOS M10 camera is fitted with a new retractable EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, that shortens and locks into a compact size when not in use. This retractable Canon interchangeable lens provides outstanding image quality that helps the EOS M10 camera remain small and lightweight to go with you anywhere.

For those “selfie” moments that can’t be missed, the EOS M10 camera’s three-inch screen tilts up 180 degrees to help make sure everyone is in the shot. The touch panel LCD screen also lets users browse images and navigate menus with ease. The camera’s Creative Assist mode makes it easy to adjust settings and add effects such as brightness, background blur, vividness of color, contrast, warmth and filter effects to create share-worthy images on the go – letting you stylize your photos and capture the moment just as you want. And, to help everyone look their selfie-best, the Self Portrait mode adjusts camera effects and settings to enhance skin smoothness and brightness.


Canon EOS M10 Digital Camera

“This is the camera for the social media generation, including those who love to take and share high-quality photos and video while on the go. It will help them make the transition to a dedicated, high-quality digital camera, because of its mobile compatibility and creative options,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

The built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality of the EOS M10 camera is compatible with most current Android™ devices** for easy setup of Wi-Fi® communication, and the camera’s Mobile Device Connect Button supports wireless connectivity with IOS® and Android™ devices. The EOS M10 camera also supports wireless remote control featuring live view in compatible Apple® and Android devices using Canon’s free Camera Connect app***, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play™ store.

The EOS M10 camera is fully compatible with Canon’s Connect Station CS100, a home hub device that provides a fast and easy way to store photos and videos from the camera as well as view them on the living room TV, transfer them to social media networks and share them with other linked Connect Station CS100 devices, for an added level of sharing.
Pricing and Availability

The EOS M10 camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in November 2015, and will be offered in a kit with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $599.99. The camera body is available in black or white, and will also be available in gray exclusively through the Canon Online store at http://shop.usa.canon.com/.

In addition, the new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens is scheduled to be available in November 2015 at an estimated retail price of $299.99 and a silver version of the current EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens also is scheduled to be available in November 2015 at an estimated retail price of $349.99.

Canon EOS M10 Digital Camera Specifications Summary:

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H:25600)
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II for accurate autofocus along with maximum continuous shooting speeds up to 4.6 fps
  • 3.0-inch tilt-type (180º up) LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots)
  • Full HD 1920x1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format
  • Self Portrait mode to adjust camera effects, including skin smoothness and brightness* Compatible with all EF-M lenses as well as full line of EF and EF-S lenses*
  • Compact size at just 4.2 x 2.6 x 1.3 inches, and just over 10.5 ounces (including battery and memory card)
  • Built-in retractable flash
  • Built in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) plus Mobile Device Connect Button

Canon News Release Source: Canon USA

Canon EOS M10 Digital Camera

Two New Canon PowerShot G-Series Cameras Released

Canon PowerShot G5 X
High-Resolution EVF-Equipped PowerShot G5 X and Slim & Stylish PowerShot G9 X Digital Cameras Featuring One-Inch Image Sensors are Ideal for Advanced Amateur Photographers Passionate about Image Quality

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 13, 2015 - Rounding out what is now a family of five powerful large sensor PowerShot G-series cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PowerShot G5 X equipped with a built-in, high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), and the slim, lightweight, carry-anywhere PowerShot G9 X. Featuring high-quality optics and large one-inch image sensors, both new models are ideal for advanced amateur photographers looking for a highly portable, advanced point-and-shoot camera equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC capability for easy sharing of images and video to social media networks as well as printing to compatible Canon PIXMA or SELPHY printers with the PIXMA Printing Solutions app1.

Both new models feature a one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor that delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 - 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon's HS System to provide photographers with vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.

Providing quality still images and video for social sharing, the stunning 1080p Full HD video (at 24p, 30p, and 60p in MP4 format) and still images captured on these cameras can be transferred after capture to compatible smartphones, tablets, or the new Canon Connect Station CS100 photo and video hub device, via built-in Wi-Fi** and NFC*** capability. Both new models are compatible with Canon's free Camera Connect App2 for wireless image transfer and remote operation featuring Live View when using compatible iOS® and Android® devices.

In addition, these new cameras feature an enhanced Star Mode to provide more precise focusing sure to delight stargazers and amateur astronomers. The "Star Trails" mode is now enhanced to improve the breaks in light between star trails turning star movement into a luminous still image, while the "Star Time-Lapse Movie" mode makes beautiful video clips that show the movement of the stars against a static background of dark space.

"We continue to strive to provide photographers with a range of imaging equipment options to support each individual shooting style while still providing the features, usability, and performance they expect from a Canon camera," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our PowerShot G-series cameras offer a range of options designed to satisfy professionals looking for a convenient back-up camera to their DSLR as well as photography enthusiasts looking for maximum image quality in conveniently compact cameras they can take with them anywhere."


Canon PowerShot G5 X
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Canon PowerShot G5 X
Incorporating a bright, built-in high-resolution EVF that allows photographers to more easily compose and take pictures as well as track moving subjects, the high-performance PowerShot G5 X camera also features a bright f/1.8 - f/2.8 4.2x Canon Optical Zoom Lens (focal length range equivalent to 24-100mm). With the combination of a nine-blade iris diaphragm for beautiful background blur effects and an Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system that provides virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions, this camera's optical system enables users to capture the shot as they envisioned it and is ideal for shooting in low-light conditions or when a shallow depth-of-field is preferred for more dramatic, soft backgrounds and beautiful portraits.

The PowerShot G5 X camera's 2.36-million-dot high-definition OLED electronic viewfinder provides high-quality viewing from edge-to-edge, especially useful when composing an image or shooting in bright sunlight. Additionally, a three-inch, 1.04 million dot touch panel LCD screen provides a bright, clear display that enables one-touch control of many camera settings and features a Vari-Angle design that enables easy viewing from various shooting angles while protecting the screen from inadvertent scratching when the camera is stored.

Housed in a classic black body, the enhanced controls include top-mounted mode and exposure compensation dials, front and rear control dials, and a control ring around the lens, which can all be customized to best suit different shooting styles. The PowerShot G5 X camera also features a built-in flash plus a dedicated hot shoe providing full compatibility with Canon's powerful range of EX-series Speedlites and related accessories. There is also a 3.5mm mini-jack for compatibility with Canon's Remote Switch RS-60E3.


Canon PowerShot G9 X
Canon PowerShot G9 X
Slim and lightweight, the PowerShot G9 X is the camera photographers will want to show off to their friends as much as they shoot with it. The camera features a bright f/2.0 - f/4.9, 3x Canon Optical Zoom Lens (focal length range equivalent to 28-84mm) along with Canon's Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions.

The camera's intuitive three-inch LCD touch panel with a new user interface allows for quick and easy changes to camera settings even while taking pictures. In addition to the touch panel, a lens-mounted control ring can be utilized to adjust several functions, including customizable manual focus. For shooting fast-moving subjects from kids at birthday parties to athletic events, the PowerShot G9 X camera has continuous shooting speeds up to six frames per second (fps) so none of the action is missed. It is available in classic black, or in a retro-style, silver-gray body with brown stitched leather accents.
Shared Features

The PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X models both feature three convenient ways to charge the NB-13L lithium-ion battery pack: (1) via an optional USB cable connected to a powered USB socket to charge the battery while it is still in the camera body, (2) via an optional USB-connected AC Adapter to charge the battery while it is still in the camera body, and (3) via the standalone external battery charger that is supplied with both cameras as standard equipment.

Both new PowerShot models incorporate a broad range of exposure modes from fully automatic to full manual, and both offer users the choice of RAW as well as JPEG recording modes for still photos. Additionally, both new models incorporate a built-in ND filter for enhanced exposure control in bright shooting conditions.
Price and Availability

The PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X camera kits are scheduled to begin shipping in November 2015 at suggested retail prices of $799.99 and $529.99, respectively.


Canon News Release Source: Canon USA

Canon PowerShot G17

Canon PowerShot G17

Last Update: 13 October 2015
Canon released two new PowerShot models today: The Canon Powershot G5 X and Canon Powershot G9 X. The PowerShot G5 X may just be the anticipated / rumored upgrade for the Canon PowerShot G16
.

08 October 2015

Canon Ranked As One of the 2015 Best Global Brands

Canon Ranked As One of the 2015 Best Global Brands


Canon Ranked As One of the 2015 Best Global Brands by Interbrand


MELVILLE, N.Y., October 7, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon has been ranked 40 out of 100 on the 2015 Best Global Brands and third among Japanese Best Global Brands. Interbrand's annual 100 Best Global Brands ranking report identifies and evaluates companies that have created and sustained strong global brand performance. The standings are based on publicly available information including the financial performance of the branded products or services, the role of brand in the purchase decision process and the strength of the brand.

"This award is a testament to the Company's efforts to see the impossible, breaking the boundaries of what is possible and shifting the focus from Canon as solely a high-quality digital imaging product manufacturer to a Company that empowers the creative spirit within its people and customers," said Joe Adachi, chairman and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

To access Interbrand's 2015 Best Global Brands report, visit: Interbrand / 2015 Best Global Brands Rankings and follow Best Global Brands across social media at #BGB2015.

For more information about Canon U.S.A., Inc. visit www.usa.canon.com.


News Source: Canon USA


01 October 2015

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Now Available in the US

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Canon EOS M3 PDF User Guide / Instruction Manual Download
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Canon EOS M3 Full Specification PDF Download
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Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family - The EOS M3 Digital Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon's outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.

At the heart of the EOS M3 camera is Canon's latest and most advanced digital imaging technologies, including the company's high-resolution 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD videos. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new 49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System, this digital camera gives photographers the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. Advanced photographers will find everything they need at their fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as access to the entire lineup of more than 80 Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses*, all shrunk down into a compact, mirrorless body to take with them wherever they go. Advanced EOS camera technologies built into the EOS M3 camera include:

  • 24.2 Megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS Sensor, with a sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600 in H mode) paired with Canon's proprietary DIGIC 6 Image Processor to capture high-resolution photos and Full HD videos with brilliant color and stunning detail.
  • 49-Point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System for fast and accurate autofocusing of stills and videos, up to 6.1x faster than the original EOS M.
  • Front and Rear control dials for full manual operation and customizable functions as well as improved ease of use.
  • Intuitive Touch Screen 3.0-inch tilt-type (180 degrees up/45 degrees down) ClearView II LCD screen (approximately 1,040,000 dots), perfect for quick focusing and shooting, easy menu navigation, and simple viewing of images and videos.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®** and NFC*** for streamlined photo sharing and wireless remote control.

"Canon U.S.A. is bringing to market a new member of the EOS family - the EOS M3 - to help satisfy the market's demand for high-quality compact cameras with large image sensors and interchangeable lenses," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "It is the ideal camera for advanced amateurs and enthusiasts looking for a compact interchangeable lens camera option with genuine EOS camera system support, performance and compatibility, as well as professional photographers looking for a full-featured compact secondary camera."

Photographers familiar with other Canon EOS cameras will note the EOS M3's interface is similar to Canon's current EOS DSLR cameras, making operation easier for existing users. The LCD panel's tilting capability makes it easy to shoot from various angles while the capacitive touch screen allows intuitive image capture and playback with easy-to-understand information and real-time controls.

The EOS M3 camera offers photographers the flexibility to unleash their creativity through its compatibility with Canon EF-M lenses as well as a wide variety of Canon EF and EF-S lenses when used with the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. Other compatible Canon accessories include EX-series Speedlite flash units, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, and Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1. Users will also have the ability to remotely capture and share images with Canon's Camera Connect smartphone application**, using the EOS M3's integrated Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity.
Pricing and Availability

Canon's EOS M3 Digital Camera is scheduled to be available in early October 2015 for an estimated retail price of $679.99. An EOS M3 EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens kit will be available in the customer's choice of black or white for an estimated retail price of $799.99. Additionally, a two lens kit featuring the EOS M3 digital camera with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens and the EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price of $1,049.00.

The following Canon lenses will also be available in early October:

  • EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom lens for an estimated retail price of $399.99
  • EF-M 22mm f/2 STM compact prime lens in silver for an estimated retail price of $249.99
  • EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM telephoto zoom lens for an estimated retail price of $349.99

For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit:http://www.usa.canon.com/eosm3

Canon Media Source: Canon USA

18 September 2015

Canon EXPO 2015 New York Lives On In An Interactive Website

https://expo.usa.canon.com/
Canon Expo Virtual Tour
Company Launches First-Ever EXPO Virtual Tour to Provide an Insider's Look into the Future of Imaging Technology

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 17, 2015 - Although Canon EXPO 2015 New York may be over, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it will extend the excitement to those unable to attend, via the first-ever virtual tour on the Canon EXPO Website. This site will provide rich online content that recaps being at the company's five years in the making EXPO, recently held September 10-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Revealing Canon's vision into the future of imaging technology, Canon EXPO 2015 New York featured more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, showcasing a combination of current and future Canon products and highlighted how powerful and innovative imaging technologies enhance homes, universities, businesses, hospitals, stadiums, movie sets and more.

Andy Slawetsky, with Industry Analysts, said of his first-hand experience at EXPO, "Canon is one of the largest annual patent recipients in the world and attending a show like this is just awesome. Technology everywhere. While I really only focus on a small part of Canon's portfolio, it's a treat to see everything they do under one roof."

Visit the Canon EXPO website for a virtual tour including:

  • The Stadium Zone, an impressive recreation of Yankee Stadium, where visitors can find information on the cameras and lenses professionals choose to capture the action and bring memorable events to life.
  • The Imaging Journey Zone highlights the evolution of imaging including a 4K projector capable of 8K projection, under development, as well as museum quality printing technology.
  • The Professional Printing Zone provides visitors with information on a range of large format printers including the Oc‚ Arizona Series flatbed printers, the Oc‚ varioPRINT i300, and the award-winning Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Digital Press, which sets a new quality benchmark in its class by delivering robust productivity of up-to-100 images per minute.
  • The Home Zone allows visitors to experience modern home imaging solutions for the always-connected generation.
  • The Enterprise Zone shows how Canon supports businesses worldwide and spotlights Canon's new Rich Collaboration System, an innovative communication platform under development, allowing businesses to connect virtually to enhance communication.
  • The Film Production Zone highlights new ways to help professional storytellers bring their visions to life. Cinematographers, videographers, photographers, production companies, broadcasters and networks can benefit from Canon innovations designed to achieve greater levels of depth, detail and dimension.
  • The Customer Experience Zone provides access to information on Canon's Live Learning programs, professional imaging services as well as its commitment to top-notch customer service.
  • The University Zone demonstrates ultra-high zooming capabilities when utilizing a 250 megapixel CMOS sensor as well as optical technology behind the Subaru Telescope.
  • The Advanced Industry Solutions Zone features a glimpse into Canon's MREAL Solution demonstrations.
  • Canon EXPO will visit Paris and Tokyo later in 2015 and Shanghai in 2016.

For more information visit: Canon EXPO Website / Virtual Tour>>

11 September 2015

Canon outlines Official Sponsor activities at Rugby World Cup 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Sponsor logo
Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Sponsor Canon Logo
Canon, as an Official Sponsor, to support Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament in England through various activities

TOKYO, Japan, September 10 - Canon, as an Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, will provide support for the event through a range of activities.

At the 2015 Tournament, which will take place from September 18 to October 31, 2015, at 13 stadiums in 11 cities across the U.K., Canon will provide support through its products, technologies and services, as outlined below.

At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon provides behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these events through its Canon Professional Services program. This on-site support includes expert advice, camera and lens maintenance services, minor repairs and product loans. To further improve media support at Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon will establish on-site camera service centers at 10 of the 13 venues to help ensure that professional photographers can capture the exhilarating action as world-class teams face off for the top spot.
Canon and Rugby World Cup 2015 special website and Digital Image Gallery

Canon will incorporate within the Company's homepage a dedicated Rugby World Cup 2015 website that provides a range of information, including competition highlights and details regarding Canon initiatives.

Canon has worked closely with Rugby World Cup Ltd. to create a Canon branded digital image gallery. The gallery is hosted on the official Rugby World Cup 2015 website and will also be available via the official Rugby World Cup 2015 app.

Official images, supplied by Getty Images, will be displayed alongside images fans have captured and shared on social networks. Fans will be able to filter images by matches and by teams so that they can quickly access those of most interest to them.

The Digital Image Gallery will showcase 360 degree images from all 48 matches, and gigapixel images from the most important matches, as captured on Canon cameras from within the stadiums. Fans will be able to zoom in and tag themselves in the gigapixel images and can share them with friends via social networks.
Commemorative photo booths at two major Tournament venues

Canon will set up commemorative photo booths at key matches held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the Twickenham Stadium in London, including the Final.2 Booth visitors will be able to take part in simulated rugby scenarios and the moment will be captured on Canon cameras. Fans can then remember the experience with free souvenir photos printed out on Canon printers.

Behind the scenes at Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon will provide multifunction devices, printers and other products to be used by the Tournament Organising Committee and at each of the Tournament venues, supporting the management of the event by facilitating the printout of handout materials and the streamlining of document workflows. Furthermore, professional photographers at the Tournament will be provided with branded Canon bibs and pitch-side advertising will be visible at all matches.

Canon will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.Canon announced its sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2015 in a press release on December 4, 2014. As an Official Sponsor, various Canon input and output products will be designated as Official Products of Rugby World Cup 2015, including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, copiers, multifunction devices, printers, facsimile machines and projectors.Commemorative photo booths will be established for five of the ten matches to be held at the Twickenham Stadium, and four of the eight matches to be held at the Millennium Stadium.


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Canon Media Source: Canon Japan

07 September 2015

Canon develops 250-Megapixel APS-H-size CMOS Sensor

Canon develops APS-H-size CMOS sensor with approximately 250 MP
Canon develops APS-H-size CMOS sensor with approximately 250 megapixels, the world's highest pixel count for its size

TOKYO, September 7, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that it has developed an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world's highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor.

When installed in a camera, the newly developed sensor was able to capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location.

With CMOS sensors, increases in pixel counts result in increased signal volume, which can cause such problems as signal delays and slight discrepancies in timing. The new Canon-developed CMOS sensor, however, despite its exceptionally high pixel count, achieves an ultra-high signal readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second, made possible through such advancements as circuit miniaturization and enhanced signal-processing technology. Accordingly, the sensor enables the capture of ultra-high-pixel-count video at a speed of five frames per second. Additionally, despite the exceptionally high pixel count, Canon applied its sensor technologies cultivated over many years to realize an architecture adapted for miniaturized pixels that delivers high-sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance.
Canon develops APS-H-size CMOS sensor with approximately 250 megapixels, the world's highest pixel count for its size

Video footage captured by the camera outfitted with the approximately 250-megapixel CMOS sensor achieved a level of resolution that was approximately 125 times that of Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) video and approximately 30 times that of 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) video. The exceptionally high definition made possible by the sensor lets users crop and magnify video images without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.

Canon is considering the application of this technology in specialized surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra-high-resolution measuring instruments and other industrial equipment, and the field of visual expression.

Canon Media Source: Canon Japan

Canon unveils the Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

London, UK, 17 June 2014 – Canon today announces a new addition to its EF-M lens range with the introduction of its first dedicated telephoto zoom lens – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s Compact System Camera, the EOS M, the new EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon's signature optical performance, advanced Stepping Motor Technology (STM), a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, and provides a versatile 55-200mm focal range to help users get closer to the subjects they love.

Taking you closer

The EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM joins three existing lenses in the EF-M range, which together offer a diverse variety of focal lengths from 11-200mm. The perfect addition to any EOS M kit bag, the new lens opens additional creative possibilities for EOS M shooters through its suitability to capture a wide selection of scenes – from eye-catching portraits at 55mm, to wildlife at 200mm.

Leading optical technologies for incredible images
Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies. When shooting movies specifically, STM technology ensures smooth focus transitions, as focus shifts from one subject to another. The STM mechanism also provides near-silent focusing, giving videographers the ability to shoot movie soundtracks which capture the natural ambience of the scene in front of them. Additionally, thanks to a highly-effective 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer, which reduces visible camera shake, users can also shoot sharp stills while using the zoom, and steady movies while capturing action.

Designed to make great photography easy
Constructed of a high quality metal exterior – a trademark of the EF-M lens range – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is also compact, lightweight and portable, making it ideal for everyday use. Inside the lens, an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) element delivers outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range. Furthermore, its non-rotating front element makes it easy to maintain a consistent effect when using filters, and the full-time manual focus ring offers greater creative freedom to adjust focus during shooting.

EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM key features:
Get closer to the action with your EOS-M camera
Image Stabilizer keeps images sharp
Compact enough to go anywhere
Smooth, near-silent STM focusing
Make quick adjustments with a manual focus ring
Shoot great quality images – full of sharp details and rich colour


Canon Press Release Source: Canon Europe

06 September 2015

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens (For EOS-M)

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
Ultra slim and compact, the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM is the EOS M Digital Camera’s moderate wide-angle lens that’s small and light enough to carry everywhere. Its bright f/2.0 lens aperture works well with the EOS M Digital Camera’s large sensor to provide exceptional low-light performance, as well as create beautiful background blur in portraits. An aspheric lens element delivers high resolution and high contrast. For moviemakers, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM utilizes a built-in stepping motor to provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocus when shooting video with the Canon EOS M Digital Camera. A circular aperture (7 blades) delivers soft-focus backgrounds and a short minimum focusing distance of only 5.9 inches (0.15 meters) allows you to get closer to your subjects.

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
22mm, 1:2

Lens Construction
7 elements in 6 groups

Diagonal Angle of View
63°30'

Focus Adjustment
Inner Focusing System

Closest Focusing Distance
0.49 ft. / 0.15m

Filter Size
43mm

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
2.4 x 0.9 inch, 3.7 oz. / 60.9 x 23.7mm, 105g


Canon Source: Canon USA

01 September 2015

New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless DSLR Camera Announced

New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless DSLR Camera Announced
The power of EOS, only smaller – the EOS M3

Links to Canon EOS M3 Previews / Reviews>>


United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 6 February 2015 – Canon today reveals the EOS M3 – a powerful Compact System Camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to capture the world around you in exceptional detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon’s first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new Hybrid CMOS AF III and 49-point AF System, this camera gives you the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. As an advanced photographer you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as the flexibility to change your lens, all shrunk down into a compact, ergonomic body to take with you wherever you go.

Beauty and power in the palm of your hand
From city skylines and enchanting landscapes, to urban art and eye-catching portraits, the EOS M3 delivers clarity, rich colour and distinctive detail, with every image, using the 24.2 MP sensor. As light starts to fade and dusk descends, the EOS M3 excels, with the sensor’s vast 100-12,800 ISO range providing vivid, realistic and low-noise shots in even the most challenging of light situations.

Constructed for speed, whether you’re shooting an elusive animal on safari, or street performers on a city break, the subject of your shot will be in focus, with the EOS M3’s 49-point AF system and innovative new Hybrid CMOS AF III technology delivering lightning fast performance; focusing up to 6.1x faster than the original EOS M.

Putting you in control – iconic EOS design and controls
The EOS M3 incorporates the quintessential EOS design DNA and is instantly comfortable in the palm of your hand thanks to the fluid design grip. Direct access to a range of controls, including an exposure compensation dial, main control dial and customisable buttons, let you adjust the camera’s settings to suit your shooting style.

For complete framing versatility, the large 7.5cm (3.0”) LCD touchscreen tilts up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees, to help you shoot from all angles, while also making multi-touch gestures a finger tap away. The screen also gives you access to Canon’s intuitive touch menu system found on EOS DSLRs.

The EOS M3 is a camera to make your own, with customisable controls, a hot shoe for Canon’s Speedlite flashes and optional tilt-type electronic viewfinder. Compatibility with EF-M lenses, including a choice of pancake and zoom lenses, means you can shoot any situation. Plus, with Creative Assist, the EOS M3 can be controlled from the touch screen interface, and the effects previewed in real time as you shoot. Settings such as brightness, background blur, vividness of colour, contrast, warmth and filter effects can be altered, and combinations can be saved to be called upon again when you need them, helping you shoot like a pro every time.

Movies worth remembering
Budding movie makers can shoot precious moments in Full HD quality, with a choice of 24p, 25p and 30p frame rates, and MP4, for easy sharing. You can be sure that your favourite people and places will always be in focus, with advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III providing continuous AF. For more experienced shooters, Touch AF gives you the flexibility to select AF points on the LCD even with moving subjects, and create professional-looking pull focus effects. For full control, Manual Movie puts you in the director’s seat, with complete aperture, shutter and ISO control, for stunningly creative results.

Power to control and share
With the power to capture beautiful stills, comes the flexibility to remotely control the camera and transfer images, using integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Ideal for shooting in unusual situations and positions for unique perspectives, remote shooting via the new Camera Connect app lets you control the camera’s key functions. Dynamic NFC enables single touch image transfers to smart devices while the auto-sync functionality means you can upload all your images to Canon’s cloud storage service, irista, for instant back-up and peace of mind.

EOS M3 key benefits:

  • Performance and creativity, in an EOS you can take everywhere
  • Be spontaneous. Enjoy fast, responsive focusing
  • Take control of your photography and watch your creativity grow
  • Be as imaginative with movies as you are with photos
  • Remote camera control and image sharing via Wi-Fi

Pricing and availability
The EOS M3 will be available from April 2015 with a RSP of £599.99 / €769.99.

Source: Canon Europe Press Release