24 September 2017

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Update: Version 2.0.9

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.9 Windows / Mac
Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.9 Windows / Mac


Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.9 Driver/Software Details


File Name
eos1dx-v209-win.zip
File Version
2.0.9
File Size
33.27 MB
File Languages
English | Spanish | French | Japanese | Chinese
Post Date
11/29/2016
Download and Installation Instructions
Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 2.0.9 incorporate the following fix: 

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to "Enable", correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 2.0.9 is for cameras with firmware Version 2.0.8 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.9, it is not necessary to update the firmware. 
The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.

Notes: 
1) Once the EOS-1D X camera is updated to Version 2.0.9, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.2 through 2.0.8). 
2) It is recommended that the latest application software*1 be used, once the EOS-1D X is updated to the firmware Version 2.0.3 (or later) from older firmware (Versions 1.0.2 through 1.2.4). Certain previous versions of these applications do not support functions which are added by the new firmware. 
  You can download the latest application software from our Web site. 
    *1: EOS Utility version 2.13.30 or later
    *1: Digital Photo Professional version 3.13.50 or later
3) Accompanying the enhancements to the functions, the instruction manual has also been revised. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site. 
4) As a result of this fix, cameras with Firmware Version 2.0.7 (or later) will not be able to read the "camera settings file" created with cameras running Firmware Version 2.0.3 (or earlier). If you require the "camera settings file", please create it after updating to firmware version 2.0.7 (or later).


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: 1DX00209.FIR / file size: 33,245,376 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 2.0.9?
A: Yes, the following improvements from the previous version are included:

(Previous) Version 2.0.8 improvements:

1. Fixes a phenomenon which occurs when the "Shutter button half-press" menu item, configured in "C.Fn5: Operation" > "Custom Controls Menu", is set to metering start only; depending on when the shutter button is half-pressed, it may initiate AutoFocus.

(Previous) Version 2.0.7 improvements:

1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when shooting long exposures (several minutes), vertical lines appear on the right edge of captured images (still photos).
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) may not perform as intended when in continuous shooting mode and where the shutter speed is longer than 1 second.
4. Improves the reliability of the control mechanism for the Picture Style Auto setting.
5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the electronic level indicator does not work correctly.
6. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when using the "Save and read camera settings" function, the color space data that is selected in "Custom shooting mode (C1-C3)" is not saved. *
* As a result of this fix, cameras with Firmware Version 2.0.7 (or later) will not be able to read the "camera settings file" created with cameras running Firmware Version 2.0.3 (or earlier). If you require the "camera settings file", please create it after updating to firmware version 2.0.7 (or later).
7. Corrects some incorrect indications on the "English" and "Russian" menu screens.

(Previous) Version 2.0.3 improvements:

1. Auto focusing performance under low-light conditions has been enhanced when performing focusing before shooting in AI Servo AF mode. The enhancement comes from the improvement in tracking capability for the first image in the low-light conditions. 
2. The number of release parameters settings for the "AI Servo AF 2nd image priority" AF function has been increased to enable improved AF tracking in low light or maintain consistent high frames rates during continuous shooting. 
3. The number of parameters for acceleration/deceleration tracking in the AF Configuration Tool will has been increased. 
4. Exposure compensation can be performed when using manual exposure and ISO Auto.
5. The minimum shutter speed limit for ISO Auto has been increased with shutter speeds up to 1/8000. 
6. A new function to keep the exposure constant by altering the ISO or shutter speed in manual exposure, when the aperture value changes when zooming or changing lenses has been added. 
7. A new option has been added to orientation linked AF point to enable only the AF point to switch as you change orientation rather than both AF point/ AF area settings 
8. A new option to continue to use the previously manually selected AF point as the initial starting AF point when switching to 61-point automatic selection has been added. 
9. New customization of the Exposure metering and AF controls has been added for more flexibility. 
10. The number of possibilities for controls to switch between one-shot AF and AI Servo AF using custom controls has been increased. 
11. A function has been added to allow the playback and review of protected images only. 
12. A phenomenon has been fixed in which the white balance may be disturbed by the timing of the shutter release when the drive mode is single shooting and a flash (E-TTL)is used.

(Previous) Version 1.2.4 improvements:

1. Improves the speed of the camera's acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite's AF-assist beam. 
2. Reduces the time it takes to display the metering result on the LCD or Viewfinder when the meter has been activated. 
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a "Caution 02" message is unnecessarily recorded in the camera status log. 
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which continuous shooting pauses when using a Canon Speedlite. 
5. Fixes a phenomenon, when the Canon GP-E1 is attached, in which the GPS device settings are reset to default settings when the camera has been powered off.
Note:
* This phenomenon occurs only with firmware Version 1.2.1.
* After changing the GPS device settings, please be sure to power off the camera before removing the battery. This will ensure that the camera's GPS device settings will be saved. 

(Previous) Version 1.2.1 improvements:

1. The function to disable the Image size selection button has been added.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 and Err 80 may occur during certain shooting conditions. 

(Previous) Version 1.1.1 improvements:

1. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8 (f/5.6 without the firmware update).   
* Please see the "Lenses and Usable AF points" section of the revised instruction manual for more detail on the lens & camera combinations.
2. Displays the viewfinder information (such as the AF frames, grid, etc.) in red during autofocusing in AI Servo AF.
* When shooting in dark environments during AI Servo AF, the AF points can be easily confirmed. 
* During AI Servo AF, the viewfinder will be lit intermittently, not continuously. 
3. Corrects a phenomenon in which the metering value of the AE sensor becomes incorrect and the captured images become pitch-black depending on the timing of lens attachment and/or detachment. 
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 may occur during AEB shooting. 
5. Corrects errors in the Arabic menu. 
6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the firmware of the lenses cannot be updated normally. 

The instruction manual has been revised consistent with the changes outlined in items 1 and 2 listed above. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.

(Previous) Version 1.0.6 improvements:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF Microadjustment cannot be correctly carried out.
2. Fixes a phenomenon such that when using the camera with combinations of certain lens*1) and extender*2), the images captured become back-focused. 
*1) EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM or EF 200mm f/2L IS USM 
When used with 
*2) Extender EF 1.4x III or Extender EF 2x III 
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when the camera is powered on in very dark environments 
(including instances when the lens cap or the body cap is attached), Error 80 appears on the camera.
4. Fixes the following phenomenon: if two CF cards are inserted into the camera and the "Standard" or "Auto switch card" setting is selected for the recording method for [Record func+card/folder sel.], and then one of the CF cards is removed and then reinserted into the card slot, the card selected for recording and playing back images may be switched to the other CF Card.
5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value is not correctly displayed in the EXIF information of the images captured.
6. Displays a "O" or "X" result to indicate whether images have been successfully transferred through the FTP protocol when using the WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter.
Zip Type
zip

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.4

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.4 now available for both Windows and Mac.

Download Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.4


File Name
eos5d3-v134-win.zip
File Version
1.3.4
File Size
18.87 MB
File Languages
English | Spanish | French | Japanese | Chinese
Post Date
11/29/2016
Download and Installation Instructions
Changes in the Firmware
Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following fix:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to "Enable", correction will not be applied.

Firmware Version 1.3.4 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.3.3 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.3.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.


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: 5D300134.FIR / file size: 17,961,792 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.

Notes:
- Once the EOS 5D Mark III camera is updated to Version 1.3.3 (or later), it cannot be restored to a previous firmware Version (Version 1.0.7 through 1.2.3). 

- It is recommended that the latest application software*1 be used, once the EOS 5D Mark III is updated to the new firmware Version 1.2.0 (or later) from older firmware (Versions 1.0.7 through 1.1.3). Certain previous versions of these applications do not support functions which are added by the new firmware. 

- In order to use EOS Utility software with the updated EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS Utility software must be updated to the latest version. 

You can download the latest application software from our Web site.
*1: EOS Utility Version 2.12.11 or later (Supported OSes: Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / VistaSP2 / XP SP3, Mac OS X v10.6 / 10.7)
*1: Digital Photo Professional Version 3.12.52 or later (Supported OSes: Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3, Mac OS X v10.6 / 10.7)

When cameras, or images taken with cameras, have been updated to the new Firmware Version 1.2.0 (or later), and are used with the old version application software*2, the following phenomena will occur. 
*2: EOS Utility
- The "HDMI output" function, "HDMI output setting" or "HDMI output frame rate setting" cannot be registered to My Menu of the camera. 
- The lens aberration compensation data cannot be registered to the camera.
*2: Digital Photo Professional
- If the Lens Aberration Correction Window is chosen when working with a RAW image taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.0 (or later), the adjustment window will automatically shut down and the adjustment (correction) cannot be made.

- Due to the differences in the camera firmware versions, the following phenomena will occur.*3
*3: RAW images taken with a Firmware Version 1.2.0 (or later) camera cannot be processed on cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.3 or before.
*3: When images taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.0 (or later), are read by a camera running Firmware Version 1.1.3 or older, Direct print is not possible.

- Accompanying the enhancements to the functions, the instruction manual has also been revised. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.


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

Q: Are the previous versions of firmware included in Version 1.3.4?
A: Yes, the following improvements from the previous Versions are included:

Changes in Version 1.3.3:
1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
2. Corrects some incorrect indications on the "English" and "Russian" menu screens.

Changes in Version 1.2.3:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value may change.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the histogram of a LiveView image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.
5. Enables the brightness of the camera's LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.

Changes in Version 1.2.1:
1. Uncompressed HDMI output is now enabled. 
2. Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8. 
3. Improves the speed of the camera's acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite's AF-assist beam.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may freeze and display Err 70 or Err 80 when a still photo is taken during Live View or in movie shooting mode.
5. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur when the continuous shooting priority setting is enabled for multiple exposures, such that, after the sixth image is taken, there is a slight pause before the remainder of the sequence is completed. 
6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the viewfinder display shows incorrect information during AEB shooting. 
7. Communication with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter has been improved.
8. When images have been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "O" will be displayed. When images have not been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "X" will be displayed. 
9. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function properly when an Eye-Fi card is used. 
10. Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length value listed in the Exif information is not displayed correctly for images shot with the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens.
11. Fixes a phenomenon in which the lens firmware cannot be updated properly.
12. Corrects errors in the Arabic language menu.
13. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera changes the AF microadjustment value to -8.
14. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the "Setting the ISO Speed Range for Auto ISO" option.

Changes in Version 1.1.3:
1. Supports the single focal length EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens that is to be released at the end of June, 2012.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which an image may become underexposed  when using the Auto Lighting Optimizer for continuous Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shooting.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which  the backlight of the LCD monitor may not turn off depending on the camera settings and timing.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera's power may not turn on  when a super-telephoto lens*1) is mounted to the camera with an extender*2).
*1) EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM / EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
*2) Extender EF 1.4X III / Extender EF 2X III
5. Corrects mistakes in the Dutch, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish menu screens.

Changes in Version 1.1.2:
1. Supports a new accessory, GPS receiver GP-E2.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where a pink cast may develop over the image when the shutter is completely pressed with the camera's power turned off (by the auto power off setting).
3. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera operation stops after one shot when shooting in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. 
4. Fixes a phenomenon where the Shooting Date/Time in the EXIF data of the image shows a later time than the actual shooting time. 
5. Fixes the time zone for the Samoa Islands. 
6. Corrects errors in the Finnish menu screen.
Zip Type
zip

23 September 2017

Download Canon EOS M10 DSLR Camera PDF User Guide / Manual

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Canon EOS 800D / EOS Rebel T7i: Links to Professional / Consumer Reviews

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21 September 2017

Canon U.S.A. Renews Sponsorship of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Canon U.S.A. Renews Sponsorship of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Image  :  Canon USA
Canon Will Continue to Engage and Educate Visitors at One of the World’s Most Photographed Events Through 2020

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 21, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce a renewal of its partnership with world-renowned event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, taking its role as presenting sponsor of the event through 2020. This renewed sponsorship marks Canon’s commitment to the Albuquerque community, an area where Canon calls home to one of the two U.S. support centers that service the Company’s customers. To mark this momentous three-year sponsorship renewal, Canon has and will continue to sponsor the opening Mass Ascension and closing Night Magic™ Glow events.

"It’s been a true honor to serve as the presenting sponsor of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta since 2015,” said Eliott Peck, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "It is a place to let your imagination run wild and is truly awe-inspiring as colorful balloons fill the sky – making it the ideal setting for photographers and videographers to capture spectacular images.”

As one of the most photographed events in the world, the balloon fiesta offers many photo opportunities to create memories of a lifetime. This year’s 46th annual event will take place Oct. 7-15, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, featuring over 500 hot air and gas balloons, of which the Fiesta anticipates almost 100 of those to be special shaped balloons.

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Canon as the Fiesta’s Presenting Sponsor for the next three years,” said Balloon Fiesta board president, Mike Rice. “This event is a crux of the Albuquerque community and Canon’s support over the years has helped our guests create lasting memories.”

With this renewal, Canon will continue to host hands-on activities, allowing attendees to try its wide array of products to bring their experience to life. Attendees will have the opportunity to borrow the latest Canon equipment* from the Main Street booth where they can also sign up for photo walks and use Canon’s interactive photo booth. Canon imaging experts will also be on site to provide educational experiences to help attendees capture once-in-a- lifetime photos and videos.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

19 September 2017

Canon launches new Print Rewards Loyalty Programme

Canon launches new Print Rewards loyalty programme to reward users printing with genuine Canon ink
Image  :  Canon Europe
Canon launches new Print Rewards loyalty programme to reward users printing with genuine Canon ink

Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, has today announced a new loyalty programme, Print Rewards, for users to earn points every time they print. Compatible with new PIXMA printers, the incentive programme will offer users of genuine Canon ink the chance to retrieve tangible rewards in return for points collected.

The first print loyalty programme from Canon, Print Rewards, has been launched to incentivise users to print more. The scheme is simple to use and accessed via an online portal where users of genuine Canon ink can keep track of their points and print history as they reach their Print Rewards goals.

Getting started with Print Rewards
Print Rewards has been launched to coincide with the release of Canon’s five new PIXMA printers, launched to help users easily turn the moments that matter into lab-quality photos. The new printers, PIXMA TS6150 Series, PIXMA TS8150 Series, PIXMA TS9150 Series, PIXMA PIXMA TR8550 and PIXMA TR7550, hold newly designed single ink cartridges with key formulas designed to produce vivid, bright coloured photos and sharp crisp text for documents. The printers enable users to do even more, from wireless & cloud printing to inspiring creativity with photo printing and fun printables from Canon’s Creative Park service.

Getting started with Print Rewards is simple. For users setting up their new PIXMA printer1 for the first time an automatic prompt will guide users to the Print Rewards set up whilst installing the printer software. If users forget to set up the reward programme on the initial set up they can install the software at a later date to make sure they’re not missing out on the new scheme’s benefits.

Get saving straightaway
Users’ points will accumulate in real time2 on their online portal so they can manage their account and track their reward goals. For signing up users will receive 100 bonus points to get them on their way to redeeming prizes. Each page printed guarantees one point so every print job is rewarding. Even new ink cartridges give users a boost to achieving more with their Print Rewards; with 10 points for every Canon cartridge installed. Max number of points that can be earned per month is 300 points.

Canon launches new Print Rewards loyalty programme to reward users printing with genuine Canon ink
Image Credit : Canon Europe
Redeeming rewards
Choose from a variety of rewards available, from products, digital services to fun gifts. Print Rewards is graded with a three tiered system so users can save up their points to get even bigger prizes in exchange for simply printing with Canon. Designed to encourage users to get creative with their printing, the tier one rewards include beautifully designed printable content. Once you have earned 100 points, simply follow the download link to access your own printable content such as colouring pages, offering hours of fun for all the family.

For users wanting to print glossy images or novelty gifts to treasure their memories, Print Rewards has a range of items to choose from. Once 500 points are reached, users are eligible for tier two rewards. You can choose from free three month subscriptions to Irista Plus or Lifecake3 or even Canon printing paper4 to share your memories with family and friends. For top tier rewards (1000 points and more) users can create beautiful products to bring their photos into their home. Whether printing a personalised calendar or photobook, Canon’s Print Rewards helps users make the most out of their printing.

The handy homepage on the Print Rewards portal alerts users to their Reward level so users can easily see what they are eligible to redeem or could reach by earning more points and printing more. Print Rewards is the first printing incentive scheme from Canon; making printing fun and giving back to users for their loyalty.

Keiichi Wakabayashi, European Product Management Director – Inkjet at Canon, said, “Using the magic trilogy of genuine Canon ink, paper and printer all together guarantees peak performance and exceptional results every time. This new incentive programme has been launched to reward loyal customers who realise the benefit of utiising the entire Canon ecosystem.”

Print Rewards is a new initiative launched to reward loyal customers giving them the chance to get more from their printing and reap the benefits of purchasing a new PIXMA printer and using genuine Canon ink. The scheme will encourage users to print more to redeem Canon products and content to make and share memories with loved ones.

1 After Print Rewards is launched on 19th September 2017

2 Can initially take up to one hour to update on portal

3 Redeem online via the provider’s website using voucher code

4 Redeem online on the Canon online store with voucher code


Canon Press release Source: Canon Europe

Canon launches new Print Rewards loyalty programme to reward users printing with genuine Canon ink
Image Credit  :  Canon Europe

14 September 2017

Canon U.S.A. Continues AirPrint Support for New PIXMA TS and PIXMA TR Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer Lineups

Canon U.S.A. Continues AirPrint Support for New PIXMA TS and PIXMA TR Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer Lineups
AirPrint Compatibility Delivers Seamless, Convenient Mobile Printing From iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® Touch Devices

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 14, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that seven new printers, PIXMA TS9120,TS8120, TS6120, TS5120, TS3120, TR8520 and TR7520 Wireless Inkjet Printers, now support Apple® AirPrint wireless1 technology. Beneficial for consumers and home office professionals alike, AirPrint2 allows users to seamlessly print photos, emails, web pages and documents wirelessly from iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch, without the need to download or install any device drivers.

In addition to these seven new printers, the other PIXMA printer models currently compatible with AirPrint wireless technology include:
  • PIXMA TR8250 Wireless1 Inkjet Home All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA TR7520 Wireless1 Inkjet Home All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA TS9020 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA TS8020 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA TS6020 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA TS5020 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MG7720 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MG6820 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MG6821 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MG6822 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MG5720 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MG5721 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA MG5722 Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One Printer
  • PIXMA iP8720 Wireless1Inkjet Crafting Printer

For a full list of all the printers from the Canon PIXMA lineup that support AirPrint wireless technology, please visit www.usa.canon.com/AirPrint.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

10 September 2017

History of Canon Cameras / Photography: Online Listings

History of Canon Cameras / Photography: Online Listings
Kwanon - First Canon Camera
Listing of online links to Canon Cameras and related photography history

Canon Camera Museum
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20 Years of Canon EOS - The Digital Picture

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Canon History Timeline - Canon Europe

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The History of Canon - Canon Global

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Canon EOS - Wikipedia
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Canon Inc. - Wikipedia
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The History of Photography - Free PDF Downloads & Links
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05 September 2017

Photography Communities Across Asia Gear Up for Canon PhotoMarathon 2017

Celebrating its 15th year since the first installment, Canon PhotoMarathon kicks off in Kuala Lumpur on 9 September and will take place across 16 cities over three months

Photography Communities Across Asia Gear Up for Best Form at Canon PhotoMarathon 2017
The best among photo enthusiasts in Asia will win a coveted place to the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship

SINGAPORE, 5 September 2017 – Canon today announces the lineup of Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 competition dates across Asia before the first competition commences on 9 September 2017, 0700 hour at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This year, Canon celebrates 80 years of dedication to imaging solutions and competition intensity is simultaneously building up across the 16 Asian cities. 

The region's largest, annual photo competition brings the community of photography enthusiasts closer together while challenging them to push their boundaries and showcase their city through their own perspectives, all under time pressure. This year, the event expands to China mainland. In total, more than 22,000 photo enthusiasts from different communities are expected to showcase their photo masterpieces. 

"Canon has been championing "overall wellness" for many years, advocating a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude towards life, and this project is a perfect interpretation of this philosophy. The Canon PhotoMarathon is a perfect combination of photography and sports. Participants will not only enjoy shooting, but also improve their health and help people to communicate more smoothly. For more than a decade, Canon PhotoMarathon has been gaining popularity in Asia, and it continues to attract more and more participants. This year also marks the Canon Group's 80th anniversary. As we launch this activity in 16 Asian cities, we hope to create happiness and delight to everyone," said Howard Ozawa, President of Canon Asia Marketing Group.


Photography Communities Across Asia Gear Up for Best Form at Canon PhotoMarathon 2017
The 2016 Best of Show winners won an all-expense paid photo clinic trip to scenic spots in Japan
Apart from attractive category prizes, all the Best of Show winners from each competition will win an exclusive spot in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship held in 2018, which is valued at more than US$5,000. The Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship will see these winners from across Asia converge on an all-expenses paid trip (destination to be advised next year) that promises awe-inspiring scenery for any photography buff. Apart from the chance to explore various facets of photography under the tutelage of a professional photographer, the event will also involve further theme challenges which be a test of mettle to select the champion among winners.

The Endurance Race requiring more than Shutter Speed
Beyond a showcase of creativity, Canon PhotoMarathon heightens the excitement element through time pressure and endurance. Participants have to demonstrate a unique perspective in picture composition according to assigned themes within a short span of time. In true competition style, crossing the finishing line entails composure to perform under time pressure and the tenacity to last a grueling full-day marathon.

15 years of Cultivating Photography Culture
Canon believes that photography has the powerful ability to transcend differences to convey touching everyday narratives. Inspired to bring communities even closer together through the cultivation of photography culture, the very first Canon PhotoMarathon was conceptualised in 2003, and the inaugural competition was held in Singapore.

Since then, photography culture has proliferated. In 15 years, the event has grown in geographic reach to become ever more inclusive, bringing together varied photography communities all under one roof.

The annual event now includes parallel competitions around the region including Brunei, Cambodia, China Mainland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Get set to go
After the first competition of 2017 kicks off in Kuala Lumpur, Canon PhotoMarathon will also take place in the following locations:

DateLocation
23 SeptemberSingapore
8 OctoberHong Kong
8 OctoberDanang, Vietnam
21 OctoberManila, Philippines
21 OctoberColombo, Sri Lanka
21 OctoberTaipei, Taiwan
29 OctoberHo Chi Minh, Vietnam
4 NovemberMumbai, India
4 NovemberJakarta, Indonesia
5 NovemberHanoi, Vietnam
11 NovemberBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
12 NovemberYogyakarta, Indonesia
18 NovemberDelhi, India
25 NovemberChina Mainland (name of city to be advised)
26 NovemberPhnom Penh, Cambodia

To view the gallery of past winning images and for more information on Canon PhotoMarathon and the PhotoMarathon Asia Championship, please visit https://photomarathon.canon-asia.com/2017/regional/en

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Asia

Canon U.S.A. Makes Donation to Americares for the Relief Efforts From Hurricane Harvey

Canon U.S.A. Makes Donation to Americares for the Relief Efforts From Hurricane Harvey

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 5, 2017 – With massive flooding, thousands left homeless and communities in need of medical supplies, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it will be making a donation of $100,000 to Americares to be used toward the relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

“On behalf of all employees at Canon U.S.A., we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to our customers, partners and all the people in the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “May you have strength, peace and hope during this difficult time.”

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. The organization responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities. Americares has a long history of responding to severe storms in the United States including Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA