31 January 2017

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
The EOS 6D DSLR camera is the ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100-25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200, and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor delivers enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed. A new 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions, and with continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, you are ready to capture fast action. Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility. (Canon Source: Canon USA)

Canon EOS 6D Links to Professional Reviews View>>


Canon EOS 6D PDF User Guide Downloads

Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III>>

Canon EOS 6D Brief Specifications

  • 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor 
  • ISO 100-25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) 
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor 
  • 11-point AF system (center cross-type AF point) 
  • EV-3 sensitivity for low-light focussing conditions 
  • iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor 
  • Continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps 
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control 
  • Built-in Wi-Fi / GPS 
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor 
  • HDR and Multiple Exposure modes 
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards 
  • LP-E6 Battery

LP-E6 Battery is compatible with EOS 60D / EOS 70D / EOS 7D / EOS 7D Mark II / EOS 5D Mark II / EOS 5D Mark III


Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera

Field Tests with Canon EOS 6D / Various Canon EF Prime and Zoom Lenses

Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - Birds in Flight Test

Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - Zoom Test

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test 

26 January 2017

Canon Showcases imagePROGRAF PRO Series Printers with Sample Prints

Canon U.S.A Showcases imagePROGRAF PRO Series Printers’ Gallery Quality with Sample Prints on New Fine Art & Photo Media

Canon U.S.A Showcases imagePROGRAF PRO Series Printers’ Gallery Quality with Sample Prints on New Fine Art & Photo Media
Image Credit: Canon USA / Canon Explorers of Light
Samples comprised of six photographs from Canon Explorers of Light printed on new Canon Photo and Fine Art media

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 26, 2017 – Demonstrating the quality of its large-format output, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that customers will have the opportunity to receive fine art and photo media samples printed on imagePROGRAF PRO Series large-format printers with images taken by Canon’s Explorers of Light. With an opportunity to view finished output firsthand, those interested will be able to see with their own eyes the gallery quality of images printed on the PRO Series using its 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system on six different media types.

By visiting www.usa.canon.com/imagePROGRAFprintsample, those interested can request samples printed on the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 and imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 devices using the following Canon media types*: Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte, Premium Fine Art Bright White, Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Polished Rag, Photo Paper Pro Premium Platinum and Photo Paper Pro Luster. In addition to displaying the quality of Canon’s large-format output, this program is designed to help consumers make a more educated decision when shopping for printers and media types.

Canon’s Explorers of Light program is comprised of influential photographers and cinematographers from across the globe, each who focuses on their own creative specialty. Appearing at seminars, gallery showings and special events throughout the United States, the Explorers of Light share their photography and technical expertise with audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts. Customers who request samples will receive photographs shot using Canon EOS DSLR cameras from the following Explorers of Light: Michele Celentano, Darrell Gulin, Adam Jones, George Lepp, Ken Sklute and Jennifer Wu.

For more information on Canon’s large format devices and solutions, as well as media types, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

Canon Media Source: Canon USA 

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Printer
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Printer

23 January 2017

Canon to Display Large Format Solutions at West Coast Art & Frame Expo

Canon U.S.A. to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo
Canon U.S.A. to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 23, 2017 – Demonstrating the high quality of its capture-to-print solution, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that it will be in attendance for the 18th Annual West Coast Art and Frame Expo and National Conference, held at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from Monday, January 23rd to Wednesday, January 25th.


Attendees visiting the Canon booth (#625) will have the opportunity to interact with the Company’s input-to-output solution, including the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 and imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printers, as well as an array of Canon cameras and lenses, with technical representatives available to provide a hands-on experience. In the booth, Canon representatives will be on-hand to educate photographers on how to get the most out of their camera and printer. Finished framed photography will be exhibited in the booth, demonstrating the quality of Canon’s capture-to-print solution.

Guests are invited to attend the “Fine Art Success with Canon” class, at no additional charge, on Monday, January 23rd from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, hosted by Canon U.S.A. Attendees will be walked through the process of digitizing artwork and printing captured images to both help improve their own skills and possibly expand their business offerings. The class will review technical aspects integral to the workflow of camera set-up to image capture and then techniques for color correction. In addition to the class, Canon representatives will be on-site in the booth to help provide hands-on assistance to booth visitors on the process of capture-to-print.

To learn more about Canon’s large format offerings for fine art photography, visit www.cusa.canon.com.


Canon Media Source: Canon USA

Canon ranks 1st among manufacturing companies in 20th Nikkei Survey

Canon Inc. ranks first among manufacturing companies in 20th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey
Canon Inc. ranks first among manufacturing companies in 20th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

TOKYO, January 23, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has ranked first for the third time among manufacturing companies in Nikkei Inc.'s 20th Environmental Management Survey, receiving high ratings for each criterion, including perfect scores for promotion of environmental management structure, resource recycling and measures against global warming.

Started in 1997 by Nikkei Inc., the Environmental Management Survey is an annual survey that assesses businesses' endeavors to improve environmental measures and management efficiency. This year's survey was based on a questionnaire sent to 1,733 companies that was answered by 396 companies.

In the manufacturing category, each company's level of environmental management was assessed based on five criteria: promotion of environmental management structure, pollution and biodiversity-related measures, resource recycling, environmental product policy and measures against global warming, and ranked based on their total score.

In this year's survey, Canon achieved perfect scores for promotion of environmental management structure, resource recycling and measures against global warming for such highly rated activities as the Company's carbon offset program that reduces CO2 emissions equivalent to those produced by such products as office multifunction devices and some production printers to zero and the establishment of an automatic toner and ink cartridge recycling system. Additionally, the Company also scored highly for other criteria, achieving a total score of 496 (out of a possible 500), placing first in the manufacturing category.

Under its Action for Green environmental vision, introduced in 2008, Canon set a goal of annually reducing lifecycle CO2 emissions for each product by 3%, and is proactively making efforts through such initiatives as energy-saving activities at manufacturing bases, a modal shift in distribution, reduced energy consumption during product use, product remanufacturing,* reusing parts and recycling consumable goods. As a result, in 2015, lifecycle CO2 emissions per product were approximately 30% of those in 2008—successfully achieving an average reduction of approximately 5% a year.

Canon's Action for Green environmental vision aims to realize a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment through technological innovation and improved management efficiency. Throughout the entire product lifecycle—Produce, Use, Recycle—Canon continues to expand activities with its customers and business partners to reduce environmental burden in pursuit of this environmental vision.

*A process of selecting parts that can be reused from used products, cleaning and repairing those parts and using them to manufacture new products. Remanufactured products are confirmed to have the same levels of quality as products manufactured entirely with new parts prior to shipment.


Canon Media Source: Canon Global

14 January 2017

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.5.20 Software Update

Canon Camera Software Updates: DPP / EOS Utility / Picture Style Editor


Canon has updated the Digital Photo Professional Software

Digital Photo Professional 4.5.20

Canon has released a new update to its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP4) software. Version 4.5.20 adds support for older cameras including EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital X / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi), EOS 350D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital N / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V along with support for the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens.

Since its launch in 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 has grown to support over 50 DSLR and PowerShot cameras. As well as supporting all the current professional full-frame DSLRs in the Canon range, this latest update now supports a wider range of older models and addresses a few other issues such as:

  • Improved accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lenses.
  • Fixed the problem where it takes time to display a preview image on the high resolution display.
  • Fixed the phenomenon on the Mac OS in which RAW images imported via remote shooting are not displayed for preview in some cases.

Commenting on this latest DPP4 update, Mike Burnhill, Canon Europe’s Professional Imaging Technical Support Programme manager, told CPN: “DPP continues to prove itself as a popular workflow tool for those photographers dedicated to maintaining an all-Canon workflow from capture to print. Canon developed DPP to work seamlessly with Canon cameras and we are delighted more and more users are discovering its workflow benefits. We have been listening to customers and expanding support for new and existing models within DPP.”


DPP 4: KEY FEATURES

  • Faster, real-time adjustments
  • Improved RAW file workflow
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments
  • Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality
  • Improved shadow recovery function
  • Support for movie playback
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images
  • Better integration with EOS Utility 3 software

Download Digital Photo Professional 4.5.20

You can download the latest version of DPP4 - 4.5.20 - free of charge, from Canon Europe’s support site here. Just click on the camera link and select Digital Photo Professional from the software options to download.


EOS Utility 3.5.10

Changes for EOS Utility 3.5.10
  • Supports EOS M5
  • Supports EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.

Picture Style Editor 1.17.20


Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.17.20

  • Supports Canon PowerShot G6 X II

Download

12 January 2017

Canon tops among Japanese companies in U.S. patent rankings for 12 years

TOKYO, January 12, 2017—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2016, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.

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.

Canon U.S. patent rankings among Japanese companies 2005–2016

YearRanking*No. of patents
20161st (3rd)3,665
20151st (3rd)4,127
20141st (3rd)4,048
20131st (3rd)3,820
20121st (3rd)3,173
20111st (3rd)2,818
20101st (4th)2,551
20091st (4th)2,200
20081st (3rd)2,107
20071st (3rd)1,983
20061st (3rd)2,366
20051st (2nd)1,829

*Number in parenthesis represents Canon's ranking among all companies
Note:  Number of patents for 2016 based on preliminary figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2015 are based on information
 issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Canon prizes its corporate DNA of placing a high priority on technology. And with regard to research and development results, the Company actively promotes the acquisition of patent rights in accordance with the management direction of the Canon Group and technology trends while conducting thorough pre-application searches to raise the quality of applications. Through close cooperation between Canon's technology and intellectual property divisions, the Company aims to improve its technological capabilities while further enhancing its intellectual property rights.

Source: Canon Global

05 January 2017

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.2 Windows / Mac
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.2 Windows / Mac>>


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.2 Driver/Software Details
File Name
eos1dx2-v112-win.zip
File Version
1.1.2
File Size
41.67 MB
File Languages
English | Spanish | French | Japanese | Chinese
Post Date
09/08/2016
Download and Installation Instructions
Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements to enhance functions.

1. The addition of a selectable color-tone option for the LCD monitor. 
2. The addition of a function to append IPTC data. 
3. The addition of a function to transfer only protected images. 
4. The addition of a function to set the GPS positional data retention period. 
5. An increase in the number of network connection settings that can be saved to a memory card from 20 to 40.
6. When retrying FTP transfer, extension of the minimum auto power off time to 10 minutes. 
7. Improvement of wireless transmission when using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6.

The Version 1.1.2 firmware being released at this time is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.0.2 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first go over the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately six minutes.

Notes: 
(1) Once the camera is updated to Version 1.1.2, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.0 / 1.0.2).
(2) "Camera setting files" generated on a camera with Firmware Version 1.0.2 or earlier cannot be used on a camera with Firmware Version 1.1.2 or later.  
(3) EOS-1D X Mark II cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.2 require the latest version of EOS Utility. EOS Utility Version 3.5.0 or later can be downloaded from our Web site.
     *EOS Utility Version 3.5.0 is supported on the following OSes:
       Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 SP1, Mac OS X v10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
(4) Download the latest version of the Instruction Manual which contains information regarding the enhancements provided through this firmware update.


Preparations for the Firmware Update:

Windows
After the downloaded compressed file (.zip) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.

* Extracting the downloaded file: Right-click the zip file, and then select Extract All to extract the file. The extracted folder contains the firmware (file name: 1DX20112.FIR / file size: 41,717,808
 bytes) and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese). 

Before starting the firmware update operations, please confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.


(The following is the history of past firmware updates.)

Q: Are the improvements from previous firmware versions included in Firmware Version 1.1.2?
A: Yes, the following improvements from the previous version are included:

(Previous) Version 1.0.2 improvements:
1. Incorporates countermeasures for a phenomenon in which the bottom part of still images recorded to SanDisk CFast cards become corrupted.
2. Enhances communication reliability between the camera and CFast cards.

If you are using the affected CFast cards, after having updated the camera firmware to Firmware Version 1.0.2 (or later), please make sure to use the camera to format the CFast card.

<Cautions in the Use of SanDisk CFast Cards>
Please note that when using the SanDisk CFast cards listed below with the EOS-1D X Mark II, the bottom part of still photos may become corrupted. 
Affected CFast Cards:
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxx)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxx)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxxA)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxA)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 64GB (SDCFSP-064G-xxxB)
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxB)
*The "xxx" at the end of the product number varies depending on the sales region.

When using the affected CFast cards with the EOS-1D X Mark II, follow the steps below.
1: Check whether the firmware version of the EOS-1D X Mark II is Version 1.0.2 or later. If the firmware version of the camera is Version 1.0.0, update the firmware to Version 1.0.2 or later. 
2: Format the affected CFast card with the EOS-1D X Mark II with firmware version 1.0.2 or later.

Note that when using a CFast card formatted according to the above step 2, the following operations will take place.
- An "ImgSaver.bin" file of several MB in capacity will be created in the "MISC" folder on the card. Do not move or delete the folder or the file on the card.
- When opening the card slot cover, the access lamp may remain lit or blink for a longer duration. 
Remove the card only after having confirmed that the access lamp is off. When the access lamp is lit or blinking, recording to the card is in progress. 
Never perform the operations below when the access lamp is lit or blinking as doing so may result in corrupted image data or may cause damage to the card or the camera.
- Removing the card
- Removing the battery pack
- Applying vibration or shock to the camera
- Unplugging and replugging the power cord (when using the separately-sold household power outlet accessories)

When using SanDisk CFast cards, to fully utilize the card performance, use the refresh tool provided by SanDisk before formatting the card with a camera with the above step 1 applied.
Refresh tool: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17370

In addition, if an affected SanDisk CFast card has already been formatted with a computer or another device, please format the card again with a camera with the above step 1 applied.

About the "Refresh Tool" of SanDisk cards:
Q1: Whenever the camera is used to format a SanDisk CFast card, is it mandatory to use the refresh tool? If the refresh tool is not used, will the bottom part of still images become corrupted?
A1: The refresh tool is not related to image corruption that appears at the bottom part of still images. We are informing users about this tool as SanDisk recommends regular use of the refresh tool when using SanDisk CFast cards. For details about the use of the refresh tool, please inquire with SanDisk. 
Q2: How often does the refresh tool have to be used? 
A2: For details about use frequency, and the use of the refresh tool, please inquire with SanDisk.
Q3: What will happen to camera operations if I continue using a SanDisk CFast card without using the refresh tool?
A3: The speed for continuous data writing may decrease. If the data writing speed seems to have decreased during high-speed continuous shooting, please try to use the refresh tool to alleviate the problem. For any other technical questions concerning CFast cards, please inquire with SanDisk.
Zip Type
zip

Introducing the Features of the Canon EOS M5 - Official Canon Video

Introducing the Features of the Canon EOS M5 - Official Canon Video


Canon Media Source: Canon USA

Features of the Canon EOS M5 Camera Include:
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100–25600.
  • Fast and smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you capture stills and shoot video with quick and precise autofocus.
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock) and new DIGIC 7 Image Processor with improved AF tracking performance.
  • Full HD 60p helps capture fast-moving subjects and brilliant results in MP4 format.
  • Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilization iv when shooting movies plus increased image stabilization with both lens optical IS and in-camera digital IS when shooting with an IS lens.
  • Built-in high-resolution EVF (approx. 2,360,000 dots) with new Touch and Drag AF lets you manually move the AF frame displayed for more precise focusing in different shooting situations.
  • Intuitive touch screen 3.2 tilt-type (85° up/180° down) LCD monitor (approx. 1,620,000 dots) enables flexible positioning and clear viewing.
  • Easily customize functions while shooting using the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Dial Function Button and Exposure Compensation Dial.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
  • Equipped with Bluetooth® Smart for smooth pairing with a compatible smartphone by powering on both devices for easy photo sharing and remote control possibilities.
  • Shorter camera startup time and interval time between each image capture for a more efficient shooting experience.
  • Compatible with EF-M lenses as well as the full line of EF and EF-S lenses and Speedlites for expanded creativit

More Information: Canon EOS M5

Introducing the Features of the Canon EOS M5 - Official Canon Video

Caution Regarding Counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Lenses for Digital SLR Cameras

Caution Regarding Counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Lenses for Digital SLR Cameras
Service Notice: Caution Regarding Counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Lenses for Digital SLR Cameras

Thank you for using Canon products.
It has come to our attention that there are instances of counterfeit EF 50mm f/1.8 II lenses for digital SLR cameras being brought into Canon service centers for repair. These counterfeit products have neither been designed nor manufactured by Canon, yet they fraudulently display the Canon logo and other Canon trademarks, and, as illegal products, they infringe on Canon Inc.'s trademark rights. Canon has taken a strong stance in eradicating these counterfeit products which infringe on the intellectual property rights of our company.

While the exterior of the counterfeit EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens elaborately imitates the exterior of the genuine lens, the parts and electric circuits used inside the counterfeit lens are different from the those used inside the genuine lens. As such, these counterfeit products do not satisfy the safety standards of various countries and the safety/quality standards of Canon. Please note that Canon cannot be held liable for any malfunction, phenomena, damage or injury that occurs due to the use of these counterfeit products, so please exercise caution when making your purchase.
We truly appreciate your continued patronage of Canon products.Exterior differences

See below for the differences between genuine and counterfeit products that have been confirmed as of now and that can be identified by customers.

Please review the location of the Company Name on the mount with the lens cap removed as indicated in the image below.

Caution Regarding Counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Lenses for Digital SLR Cameras


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Caution Regarding Counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Lenses for Digital SLR Cameras

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This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Thank you,
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Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone:
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Regarding counterfeit products, there is various information on our Web site. Please access the link below for additional information.
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/product-showcases/about-counterfeits


Canon Source: Canon USA

Canon EOS System celebrates 30th anniversary

Canon EOS System celebrates 30th anniversary
TOKYO, January 5, 2017—Canon Inc. will celebrate in March the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company's EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses.

Canon's EOS System made its debut in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and EF lenses.1 An acronym of "Electro Optical System" while also carrying the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn, the EOS series saw first light in 1987 as the world's first fully electronic mount system, representing a new generation of AF SLR cameras.

With all the digital camera key devices—the CMOS sensor, image processor and interchangeable lenses—utilized by the EOS System developed in-house, a strong product lineup began to take shape as the basic performance of each product steadily increased. Playing to this strength, Canon released the first entry-level DSLR in September 2003, the EOS Kiss Digital (EOS Digital Rebel or EOS 300D in other regions), ushering in a new digital era. With the Kiss Digital highly praised for its compact, lightweight design, user-friendliness and competitive price, Canon seized an overwhelming portion of the interchangeable-lens camera market that year, taking the No.1 share, which it has held for 13 consecutive years through 2015. What's more, thanks to long-term support from customers, in November 2015, cumulative production of EOS-series cameras reached 80 million units, and in August 2016, the total number of EF lenses produced surpassed the 120 million-unit mark.

Since its debut in 1987, the EOS System has consistently aimed to expand the boundaries of photographic expression, and with Canon's optical technology at its core, the Company continues to refine its imaging technology and strengthen and expand the EOS System. In 2008, the Company released the EOS 5D Mark II, the world's first digital SLR camera equipped with a Full HD video function, facilitating the widespread adoption of digital SLR cameras as a tool for capturing video, and in 2012, that video technology was transformed for the B-to-B sphere in the form of the Cinema EOS System, introduced to the world in Hollywood, California. Now, the EOS System, including the Cinema EOS System, comprises 24 models2 with a selection of 97 EF lens models.3 With this rich product lineup, the EOS System meets the various needs of different users.

Canon will continue to refine its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technology, combining still-image, video and network capabilities to expand and create an even stronger EOS System that meets the needs of increasingly diverse users to promote the spread of photo and video culture. What's more, thanks to advances in imaging technology, Canon is opening up new expressive avenues, where texture, three-dimensionality and a sense of realism can be recreated in both still images and videos, to support appealing imaging experiences.

  1. The EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, EF35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 and EF50mm f/1.8 were released alongside the EOS 650.
  2. Includes digital cinema cameras, compact-system cameras and film cameras.
  3. Includes two EF lens extenders and two models not available in Japan. As of December 28, 2016
Canon Media Source: Global Canon

04 January 2017

Canon Launches New PowerShot and IXUS Compact Cameras

Canon IXUS 185
Canon IXUS 185
London, UK, 4 January 2017 – Canon today unveils three new compact cameras that help you get ready to capture any spontaneous moment, with the introduction of the slim and stylish IXUS 185 and IXUS 190, and the mini-bridge superzoom, the PowerShot SX430 IS. The new IXUS models are the slimmest in the range, perfect if you want a camera to carry with you wherever you go, with image quality that wows. The PowerShot SX430 IS’s massive 45x zoom is perfect for families looking for a camera to take them closer to all their special moments, so they can be relived again and again.

The power of quality and zoom, in your pocket
Each new camera captures moments in impressive 20 Megapixel quality, as well as movies in HD 720p, with powerful optical zooms that give you the freedom to get closer to the detail. The IXUS 185’s 8x and the IXUS 190’s 10x optical zooms recline back into their bodies, which are so compact they can easily be slipped into a pocket or bag, while ZoomPlus digital doubles the zoom range, perfect for getting those hard to reach shots while still at full resolution. For really long distant scenes, the PowerShot SX430 IS’s impressive 45x optical zoom puts you at the heart of the action, while the 90x ZoomPlus takes you even closer.


Canon PowerShot SX430 IS
Canon PowerShot SX 30 IS
To help you capture every friend, family or scene in the best light, the IXUS’s new Easy Auto feature automatically selects the best camera settings for you, and locks buttons to help you avoid pressing anything by mistake. For added ease, Auto Zoom intelligently selects the best framing for stills and movies, all dependent on the number of people in shot.

With each press of the shutter, Canon’s Intelligent IS helps to ensure images are crisp, with minimal blur. Eight modes constantly adapt to the scene that’s being captured, from on a tripod to panning whilst shooting a child running, while Dynamic IS supports during movie shooting.

Create, share and remember

Newly introduced to each of the cameras is the new Date Button, which adds a date and time stamp to images for a visual reminder of when precious moments took place. Gone are the days of lengthy edits and slow uploads; you can easily share your snaps directly to social sites with the built in Wi-Fi or, with the IXUS 190 and PowerShot SX430 IS, by tapping the camera and your phone together to make an automatic wireless connection, 
thanks to Dynamic NFC.

Canon IXUS 190
Canon IXUS 190
Canon IXUS 190 key features:
  • Focus on the style with an easy, ultra-slim IXUS
  • High quality results for all your best moments
  • Seamless connectivity to share and shoot remotely
  • Creative and easy with point and shoot simplicity
  • Superb HD movies with one touch of a button

Canon IXUS 185 key features:

  • Easy, slim IXUS you can keep in your pocket
  • Brilliant results for all your best memories
  • Just point and shoot for beautifully easy results
  • Have fun with easy creative modes
  • Superb HD movies with one touch of a button

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS key features:

  • Big zoom you’ll want for every occasion
  • Superb results for your proudest moments
  • Seamless connections for easy sharing
  • Effortless point and shoot creativity
  • Superb HD movies at the touch of a button

Canon Media Source>> Canon Europe


Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Top View
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Top View

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Released

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Release Update / Release Date

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II was released on 4 January 2017
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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Image and Specification Leaked
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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II and more coming before CES 2017 Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II and more coming before CES 2017
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New Canon EF 50MM F/1.8 STM Lens

New Canon EF 50MM F/1.8 STM Lens
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Compact and Lightweight EF Lens Features Stepping Motor (STM) Technology and is Ideal for First time DSLR Users as well as Advanced Amateur Photographers

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 11, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the new lightweight and compact Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM standard lens. Featuring a large maximum aperture of f/1.8, this single focal length lens (which has an effective focal length of 80mm when attached to an EOS camera with an APS-C sensor such as the EOS Rebel T6i) is ideal for creating portraits with beautiful, soft-blurred backgrounds. It's also ideal for low-light photography and night scenes. Now incorporating Canon's proprietary STM stepping motor technology, this new lens supports Canon's EOS Movie Servo AF* (autofocus) function to provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when capturing still photos.

"Canon's optical heritage of creating high-quality lenses is something we are very proud of ," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Regardless of skill level or budget, all photographers and videographers should have access to superb creative tools that enable them to capture not only beautiful images but images that tell the story of their lives. This new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, will provide photographers and videographers with outstanding images they will want to share for years to come."

The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM lens is excellent for entry-level and advanced amateur photographers, as well as users looking to capture video. Featuring an improved exterior design, including a new focus ring placement, it provides photographers with the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever, at just 1.5 inches in length. In addition, this new lens uses a metal mount providing additional stability and ruggedness compared to its predecessor.

Composed of six elements in five groups, the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM lens features an optimized lens placement and Super Spectra Coating (SSC), translating into less ghosting and flaring than the previous model, while at the same time helping to enhance light transmission and optimize color reproduction accuracy. The new lens features a seven blade circular aperture, improved from the predecessor's five blade non-circular aperture, helping to deliver a more visually appealing blurring effect, and producing sharp images of subjects that truly stand out against beautiful, soft backgrounds. The minimum focusing distance for the lens has been shortened to 1.1 feet from 1.5 feet with a maximum magnification of 0.21x, allowing for more creative close-up photos and videos.


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Pricing and Availability
The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM standard prime lens is scheduled to be available by the end of May for an estimated retail price of $125.99. For more information please visit the 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM lens Canon USA Product Page>>

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Telephoto Prime Lens Specifications Summary:

  • Compact, lightweight, fixed focal length standard lens for EOS cameras 
  • Large f/1.8 maximum aperture 
  • 80mm effective focal length when attached to EOS cameras with APS-C sensors 
  • Canon STM gear type stepping motor technology provides quiet autofocusing to support Canon's EOS Movie Servo AF function 
  • Improved exterior design including new focus ring placement makes it the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever 
  • New metal mount for stability and ruggedness 
  • Super Spectra Coating for minimized ghosting and flaring 
  • Circular seven blade aperture 
  • 14-inch minimum focusing distance 
  • 0.21x maximum magnification 

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
For gorgeous, high-quality photos and videos that are easy to share, look to the Canon EOS 750D / EOS Rebel T6i camera. The EOS Rebel T6i does more, easier, making capturing photos and shooting videos a breeze. Its high-resolution 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor means finely detailed, crisp and natural-looking photographs. An updated light-metering system means well-exposed images. HD videos are effortless with the EOS Rebel T6i's advanced AF that provides speedy and precise focus on subjects. Canon's advanced EOS Scene Analysis system automatically adjusts the camera's settings to produce the best results whether shooting friends, landscapes, sports scenes and in tricky light situations. (Canon USA)

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Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i Features / Brief Specifications 
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor 
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) 
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor 
  • Built-in Wi-Fi / NFC (Near Field Communication) 
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode / MP4 format 
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III. 
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch ClearView II LCD monitor 
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps 
  • New EOS scene analysis system 
  • 19-point all cross-type AF system 
  • Creative filters / 
  • Live View shooting


Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
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