24 January 2018

Canon Receives another BenchmarkPortal Center of Excellence Certification

Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Continued Dedication to Customer Service and Receives BenchmarkPortal Center of Excellence Certification for Ninth Consecutive Year
Canon U.S.A. Exhibits Continued Dedication to Customer Service and Receives BenchmarkPortal Center of Excellence Certification for Ninth Consecutive Year

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 24, 2018 – Showing steadfast commitment to service and support, the Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) Technical Support Center of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, proudly receives the “Center of Excellence” certification from BenchmarkPortal for the ninth consecutive year. One of the most prestigious certifications in the customer service and support industry, the certification honors customer service call centers that rank in the top 10 percent of call centers surveyed.

“The certification of Canon U.S.A. is a direct result of its leadership’s commitment to balancing cost-effective service solutions with best-in-class service performance,” says Bruce Belfiore, CEO, BenchmarkPortal. “It is an achievement of distinction.”

To evaluate a call center, BenchmarkPortal researchers audit and validate companies against a balanced scorecard of metrics for efficiency and effectiveness. This balanced scorecard includes key performance indicators, customer satisfaction ratings, cost, and quality-related evaluations.

“As we approach nearly a decade of earned Center of Excellence Certifications, it paints a vivid picture of our continuous dedication to provide outstanding customer support and experience. We are once again honored to be recognized by BenchmarkPortal for our continuous efforts to provide exceptional customer support,” says Leroy Farrell, vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Engineering Services and Solutions, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The recent launch of our new Customer Solutions Center speaks volumes about our continued commitment to providing state-of-the-art and innovative end-to-end solutions support for our channel partners and customers.”

The Customer Solutions Center fosters collaboration, with the technical support, engineering, and development teams all working together within one location to employ cutting-edge technologies that deliver outstanding service and support solutions to our channel partners , and in turn customers, across the enterprise, production, large format, image capture, and desktop imaging product lines.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

20 January 2018

Free Google Nik Collection Download


Nik Collection Photo Editing Suite
  • Analog Efex Pro
  • Colour Efex Pro
  • HDR Efex Pro
  • Silver Efex Pro
  • Sharpener Pro
  • Viveza

From Google (24 March 2016):

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.

Download Google Nik Collection for free>>

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Nik Collection Installation Instructions


Installation Instructions (From Google)

1. Make sure to quit out of any host image editing application such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture.
2. Locate the downloaded installation file and double-click on it to begin.
3. The installer will automatically attempt to locate the appropriate installation location, as well as the installed host applications. It is recommended that you leave the default options provided in the installer. In case no host applications are found, please try quitting and restarting the installer.
4. After the installer has completed, your software will be available within the available host image editing applications.

For previous owners of the Nik Software products, your Product Keys will no longer be required to access the software.

Note: If you are installing the Nik Collection over previous versions of the software, it is recommended to first export your custom and imported Presets and Recipes from Analog Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, and HDR Efex Pro 2.

19 January 2018

Canon Named to Fortune's “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2018

FORTUNE Magazine Places Canon Among “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2018
FORTUNE Magazine Places Canon Among “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2018

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 19, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Inc., its parent company, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2018, demonstrating its strong standing within the global business community. Called the “definitive report card on corporate reputations” by FORTUNE, Canon received positive marks for financial soundness, long-term investment value, social responsibility, global competitiveness and quality of products and services to earn this distinction, resulting in a rank of fourth in the Computer category.

“To be named as one of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ is a true testament to Canon’s forward-thinking vision, solidifying the strength of our brand and speaking to our continued commitment to innovation,” said Christine Sedlacek, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon prides itself in developing leading-edge technology to help meet the needs of our customers while still staying true to our strong philosophy of corporate social responsibility. Receiving this honor is the result of the hard work and dedication of all Canon employees, as well as the devotion of the company’s loyal customers, for which we are incredibly grateful.”

Executive, directors and analysts from 680 companies in 29 countries around the world were asked to rate these companies based off of nine criteria categories: financial soundness, long-term investment value, people management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, quality of management, quality of products/services, innovation and global competitiveness.

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

Canon Press Release: Canon USA

12 January 2018

CPS and PPA to offer Exclusive Membership Discounts

Canon Professional Services and Professional Photographers of America Collaborate to Offer Exclusive CPS Membership Discounts Launching at Imaging USA Expo 2018
Canon Professional Services and Professional Photographers of America Collaborate to Offer Exclusive CPS Membership Discounts Launching at Imaging USA Expo 2018

The Company Will Showcase Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions for Professional Photographers and Feature Educational Presentations by Canon Explorers of Light

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 12, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce that the company will launch a special pricing promotion for new and existing Canon Professional Service (CPS) members at the Imaging USA EXPO 2018 hosted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). This exclusive promotion, offers 20 percent off new, renewed or upgraded CPS gold or platinum memberships for active PPA members. Imaging USA EXPO 2018 will take place through January 16th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

“CPS members are among the most loyal and dedicated customers of Canon. Their passion, experience and knowledge are invaluable assets to the photo and video imaging community,” Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Offering this special promotion to both new and existing CPS members is an exciting initiative for us. We want these photographers to continue to grow and succeed with Canon’s world-class service and support right alongside them.”

Beginning at Imaging USA and effective throughout 2018, active PPA members will have the opportunity to renew or upgrade their current CPS membership, while non-CPS members can open a new membership – both at a 20 percent discount off current prices. Attendees who sign up for a CPS membership at the show will also qualify for a free gift. PPA members who do not sign up at Imaging USA can call 1-844-58-CANON to also receive the 20 percent exclusive offer.

“PPA is always looking to provide our members with savings on their essential needs,” says Kristen Hartman, PPA’s Director of Member Value & Experience. “We are excited that Canon is offering this exclusive discount to our members and we look forward to working with Canon in the future.”

CPS and PPA to offer Exclusive Membership Discounts
Canon Professional Services will also host the CPS Lounge where Gold, Platinum, Enterprise and Cinema CPS members can have their Canon equipment (up-to-two current Professional DSLR bodies or lenses) cleaned and checked. CPS members can also enter the CPS member photo contest for a chance to win a PIXMA PRO-10 printer. Restrictions apply. Stop by the lounge for more information.

The hours of operation for the CPS Lounge are:

Saturday, Jan 13: 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Pre-show day)

Sunday, Jan. 14: 10:30am – 5:00 pm

Monday, Jan. 15: 10:30am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 16: 11:00am – 1:30pm (Equipment pickup only)

At the booth, Canon will also showcase its latest digital imaging solutions for professional photographers, including its full line of cameras and lenses.

The Canon Imaging USA Live Stage in the booth will feature presentations from several Canon Explorers of Light (schedule subject to change without notice), including Lindsay Adler, Peter Hurley and Michele Celentano. Complete Speaking Schedule

Each day of the show, join Canon Live Learning for exciting Photo Walks. Participants will learn about portrait lighting with Speedlites, working with natural light and how to get the best results for nighttime portraits. Photo Walks are free and are available on a first come, first served basis. Each walk is limited to 25 Imaging USA attendees per walk. Pick your walk and register now: canon.us/imaging2018photowalks.

Follow Canon throughout the 2018 Imaging USA Expo @CanonUSApro. To see the full details of Canon’s presence at the Expo and details about the promotion, please visit: https://www.ppa.com/membership/

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

10 January 2018

Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 32 years running

Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 32 years running and first among Japanese companies for thirteen years running
Image Credit  :  Canon Europe
Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 32 years running and first among Japanese companies for thirteen years running

TOKYO, January 10, 2018- Canon Inc. ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2017, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 32 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. What’s more, Canon once again ranked first among Japanese companies.

Canon actively promotes the globalisation 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 places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 32 years running and first among Japanese companies for thirteen years running
Note: Number of patents for 2016 and 2017 are based on 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.

Canon Press Release Source>> Canon Europe

Canon Lands Top Five Spot Among U.S. Patent Holders for 32nd Consecutive Year

Canon’s Focus on Innovation Once Again Lands Imaging Leader a Top Five Spot Among U.S. Patent Holders for 32nd Consecutive Year
Canon’s Focus on Innovation Once Again Lands Imaging Leader a Top Five Spot Among U.S. Patent Holders for 32nd Consecutive Year

Company claims third most U.S. Patents, placing it ahead of fellow tech giants globally.

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 10, 2018 – As part of its mission to redefine the boundaries of innovation and expand the possibilities of imaging technology, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, ranks third among U.S. patent holders in 2017.

According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases, Canon was granted a total of 3,285 patents in 2017. This is the 32nd consecutive year that Canon Inc., has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and for the 13th consecutive year, ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. The patents granted demonstrate the company’s commitment to using a robust set of intellectual property rights to develop visionary consumer, business and medical solutions.

“Having landed once again among the top three patent holders, Canon’s longstanding and continued commitment to strategic research and development through continued innovation is evident,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “With 3,285 patents to our name, Canon is immensely proud of our strong standing among fellow tech giants as we continue to cement our role as a worldwide leader in imaging solutions in 2018 and beyond.”

In 2017, Canon U.S.A. imaging IP and technology innovation has earned Emmy recognition for its 4K cameras and lenses and opened up new research opportunities for wildlife habitats in the dark with its low light camera, the ME20. Ripples of Canon’s technological advancements were also felt in the production printing industry, where the company unveiled breakthrough new technology such as the Océ Colorado 1640 wide format printer, powered by Canon’s UVgel technology, which is the world’s first 64-inch roll-to-roll printer.

The patent news also comes on the heels of Canon’s innovation showcase at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where its “Visionaries Welcome” themed-booth featured previously-patented technologies integrations in manufacturing, retail, sports and entertainment and experiential marketing solutions.For more information on Canon and its products, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

09 January 2018

New Canon PIXMA G Series refillable ink tank printers

Canon PIXMA G4510 Printer
Canon PIXMA G4510 Printer
Canon Europe launches new range of PIXMA G Series refillable ink tank printers

London, United Kingdom, 9th January 2018 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, announces the anticipated launch of its new collection of refillable ink tank printers, successor models to Canon’s existing PIXMA G series range.

The high yield, easy to use and compact PIXMA G Series printers are designed for those seeking high volume, low cost per page, productive printers for home, home office and small office environments.


The new PIXMA G series collection includes:
PIXMA G1510, a printer designed for high volume printing at low cost per page
PIXMA G2510, a high yield multi-function printer with added user benefits of copying and scanning
PIXMA G3510, a high yield multi-function 3-in-1 printer with Wi-Fi connectivity that supports smartphone and tablet print, copy and scanning via the Canon PRINT app
PIXMA G4510, a compact 4-in-1 printer with 20 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and wireless connectivity to smart devices with a high page yield resulting in a low cost per page

Boost Productivity
Created for home, home offices and small office environments, the PIXMA G Series has been designed to boost productivity. Keeping running costs down and delivering more prints, the PIXMA G Series offers convenience and efficiency to suit all printing requirements.

Key Features:
  • The strong focus across the range is the high page yield allowing users print up to 6,000 pages from the black ink or 7,000 pages from a set of colour inks1 meaning you can print for longer without changing inks and ensuring very low cost per page
  • Auto Power ON/OFF setting2 helps to save energy when the printer is not in use
  • High quality prints with genuine pigment black ink ensuring sharp and crisp text & dye colour inks for vibrant images; all the models within this series can produce borderless photos up to A4

Canon PIXMA G3510 Printer
Canon PIXMA G3510 Printer
Design & Technology
The new PIXMA G Series printers have been built with productivity and design at its forefront; with front facing ink tanks that make it easy to determine remaining ink levels, well designed ink bottles minimising potential spills or leaks and quick installation process due to the inherent technology of the printer.

Easy to set up and simple to use, the PIXMA G series models ensure better prints on plain paper for high quality prints every business will be proud of. PIXMA G2510 and PIXMA G3510 also feature a new 1.2” mono segment LCD screen while PIXMA G4510 retains the 2 line segment mono LCD. The handy screens make it easy to copy, check Wi-Fi connectivity and troubleshoot so your time is better spent on work.

With the FINE print head system the new printers are made to be durable and produce high volume printing meaning you can rely on the PIXMA G Series when printing weighty documents for that all important meeting. The air-tight ink tube technology for smooth printing ensuring every print is as good as the one before.

Connectivity
PIXMA G4510 and PIXMA G3510 both feature Wi-Fi technology, allowing users to print wirelessly via a laptop/PC or smart device. Use the Canon PRINT app3 for printing, scanning and copying purposes, as well as printer maintenance. You can access PIXMA Cloud Link via the Canon PRINT app so you can print photos and documents remotely from cloud services such as Facebook, GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Instagram and more.

Both models are compatible with Mopria on Android so you can print without needing to download additional apps. PIXMA G4510 is compatible with Apple AirPrint which allows compatible iOS devices to print directly too.

PIXMA G4510 and PIXMA G3510 allow users to simultaneously handle both conventional Wi-Fi connection via a router and without access to a Wi-Fi router using Wireless Direct or Access Point Mode4, making connecting a smart device to the printer simple.


Canon PIXMA G2510 Printer
Canon PIXMA G2510 Printer
Photo Printing
Users can now print borderless 4 x 6” photos in just 60 seconds and select from a range of templates with My Image Garden. Use the software to get creative with your photos and print various projects using your own images.

The rear paper feeding system capable of holding up to 100 sheets of plain paper enables a smooth paper pass for a wide range of media support including glossy photo paper Square Media (5x5”).

Get Creative
Enjoy a range of creative platforms to do more with your printer:
  • PosterArtist Lite5 programme lets users create and print eye-catching posters and brochures for all business purposes.
  • Experiment with Canon’s Message In Print6 app by sending invisible messages to friends and family when printing photos with PIXMA G3510 and PIXMA G4510. Add animations, URLs or text to the photo for the recipient to decode when using the Message In Print app
  • Organise photos, create collages or gift personalised calendars and cards to loved ones, with online platform My Image Garden – compatible with all printers in the PIXMA G Series with applications such photo layout print and Full HD Movie Print
  • Print arts and crafts from Canon’s Creative Park free online web platform, allowing users to print a range of crafts from 3D models, greeting cards, frames, masks and more

Convenient Copying

Make copies of hard documents at the touch of a button. Simply take a photo of any document with the Smartphone Capture and Copy function on the Canon PRINT app and convert it to a PDF to save, share or print; ideal for remote working.

Make copies of double sided ID cards with PIXMA G4510 for trips abroad or personal verification. The easy to use feature enables you to scan the front and back sides to print on one page.

Handy Design
Built for the home and office environment, the compact PIXMA G Series is designed to save space while optimising both print quality and quantity. The front-facing ink tanks make it easy for you to monitor your ink levels so you’re always prepared for your printing demands.

Make copies7 at the touch of a button when you choose either PIXMA G2510 or PIXMA G3510 with built-in 1.2” LCD screen. With PIXMA G4510 users will also benefit from a two-line LCD screen to assist with initial setup, Wi-Fi status and troubleshooting.

The new PIXMA G Series range offers small businesses and home offices cost-effective printing solutions; increasing productivity and easing flexible working. The new printers guarantee long-lasting, durable prints, whether it’s vivid photos or documents for a professional-looking finish.

1 Page yield is the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 24712 chart & continuous printing simulation with the replacement ink bottles after initial setup. Page yields are not to be combined

2 Auto Power ON/OFF is not activated by default. The setting must be enabled via Quick Menu or Printer Driver

3 Android and iOS

4 Wireless Direct is compatible with PIXMA G4510, Access Point Mode is compatible with PIXMA G3510

5 PosterArtist Lite (ver 2.6) is a free download from the Canon support site

6 Requires an Internet connection and the Message In Print app, available for free on the App Store. Compatible with iPhone 6 or later devices running iOS 9.0 or later. Your device must be connected to a working network with wireless capability. Requires original content to be created using the Message In Print app/service, then printed on a compatible Canon Printer released between August 2009 or later and delivered to recipient who views image and content through the compatible Message In Print app on their compatible device. Compatible paper sizes include 4x6” and Square 5x5” only, and compatible media types include Genuine Canon Photo Paper Glossy, Photo Paper Semi-Gloss, Photo Paper Luster and Photo Paper Matte only. Certain exceptions may apply

7 Up to 20 copies can be made at a time

Canon Press Release Source: Caron Europe

Canon PIXMA G1510 Printer
Canon PIXMA G1510 Printer

08 January 2018

Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament in Japan

Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament in Japan
TOKYO, January 19, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has renewed its contract and become the first company to serve as an official sponsor for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which will take place in twelve cities and prefectures1 across the country from September 20 to November 2, 2019.

Hosted every four years, Rugby World Cup is one of the world's most prestigious sporting events with the world's top 20 national teams competing across 48 matches to win the ultimate prize in the sport, the Webb Ellis Cup.

Japan 2019 will be the event's ninth edition and the first in Asia. The 2015 Tournament, which was hosted in England, was the best attended with 2.48 million fans, the most viewed with record broadcast, digital and social coverage in more than 207 nations2.

As with other sporting competitions in the past, both in Japan and overseas, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering the Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans, to enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport. The Canon Group will also provide print and copying solutions used by the Tournament Organizing Committee, supporting the event by facilitating the printout of handout materials and the streamlining of document workflows.

As a Rugby World Cup 2019 official sponsor, Canon offers the full support of its diverse businesses, ranging from input and output products—including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, network cameras, copiers, multifunction devices, printers and projectors—to medical equipment.

Canon Inc. Chairman & CEO Fujio Mitarai said, "Following on from Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, Canon is delighted to continue backing the tournament, which will take place in Asia for the first time, as an official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. In addition to supporting professional photographers and news media from Japan and overseas as they capture the intense action of the world's top teams facing off in peak condition; Canon, working together with World Rugby, the organizing committee, relevant authorities, local government and other corporate sponsors, will do the utmost to support Rugby World Cup 2019 throughout Japan."

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said, "We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Canon as a Rugby World Cup 2019 official sponsor. Canon is an important supporter of rugby in Japan, an innovator in its field and a perfect match for our premier event."

"This exciting relationship underscores the significant global appeal of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia and we look forward to working in partnership with Canon to extend the reach and impact of the sport in Japan, across Asia and around the globe."

The Canon Group will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.

  1. Sapporo City, Iwate Prefecture and Kamaishi City, Saitama Prefecture and Kumagaya City, Tokyo Metropolitan, Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture and Toyota City, Osaka Prefecture and Higashiosaka City, Kobe City, Fukuoka Prefecture and Fukuoka City, Kumamoto Prefecture and Kumamoto City, Oita Prefecture. (Host responsibilities will be shared by Cities and Prefectures written together)
  2. According to a World Rugby survey


Canon Media Source: Canon Global

Canon to sponsor the Asian Games 2018

Canon to sponsor the Asian Games 2018
TOKYO, January 9, 2018—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has signed a basic partnership agreement to become a sponsor for the Asian Games 2018, organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. This year's games, the 18th Asian Games, will be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

First held in 1951, the Asian Games is an international sports competition comprising the Asia region held once roughly every four years. This year, approximately 10,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions will compete in 462 events across 40 sports.

As with other sporting competitions in the past, both in Japan and overseas, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering the Asian Games 2018, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans, to enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport. As a sponsor, Canon offers event management the full support of its diverse products and services, ranging from input and output products—including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, broadcast equipment, network cameras, copiers, multifunction devices and printers—to medical equipment.

The Canon Group will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.

Canon Press Release Source:  Canon Global

Canon Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printers Receive NPD Group Award

Canon Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printers Receive Consumer Electronics Award
Canon’s Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printers Receive a Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Award for ‘Top Increase in Market Share, North America’ From the NPD Group

This Award Marks a Company First for the Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printer Group from NPD

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 9, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has received a consumer electronics industry performance award for the “Top Increase in Market Share” in the Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printer category in North America from The NPD Group. This award was determined by data from The NPD Group Retail Tracking Service for the 12-month period ending October 2017. During that time, the Company’s Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printers achieved the Top Increase in Market Share in North America1.

“We are very excited to receive this award from The NPD Group recognizing the stellar North America market share increase of our Inkjet Single and Multi-Function printers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This is a true testament to Canon’s hard work and dedication, as we pride ourselves on continuously striving to provide the highest quality and experience for our customers.”

“Congratulations to Canon for its accomplishment in earning the Top Increase in Market Share in North America for its Inkjet Single and Multi-Function printers,” said Ian Hamilton, President, Technology Sector, The NPD Group. “In a fast-paced and ever evolving industry, we know manufacturers are regularly having to solve for new challenges, and the NPD Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Awards aim to celebrate a few of the brands that are leading the industry, as well as kick-off an exciting year ahead.”

Canon PIXMA and MAXIFY inkjet printers feature high-quality ink systems, wireless connectivity, and simple copy, scan and print options that customers find useful to help increase work productivity and beautifully document memories. With core Canon technology, such as FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print heads, controlling microscopic ink droplets and the ChromaLife100+ system, users can expect long-lasting prints with superb image quality.

For more information on Canon printers, please visit: usa.canon.com.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

01 January 2018

Canon Professional Inkjet Printer Previews / Reviews

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Printer

Canon professional Inkjet printers for enthusiast and professional photographers:

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

Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer

Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer

Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Inkjet Printer
Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Inkjet Printer

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer

Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer
Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer


Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras: Professional / Consumer Review Links
Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras: Professional / Consumer Review Links

Top 10 Most Visited Canon Camera News Posts of 2017

Top 10 Most Visited Canon News Posts of 2017Top 10 most visited Canon Camera news / posts for the period 01//01/2017 - 31/12/2017 - here on the Canon Camera News Website

Canon PowerShot / EOS DSLR Search Domination
Canon camera search terms / visits dominating daily visits during the year:

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Rumors /Release
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Rumors / Release
  • Canon EOS Shutter Count Software
  • Canon EOS 90D Rumors
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark III Rumors
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Rumors
  • Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras
  • Canon Long Exposure / Night Photography Tips

Top 10 2017 News Articles : Canon Camera News


1. New Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Superzoom Rumored / Released
    New Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Superzoom Rumored / Released

2. New Canon EOS 90D Rumors & Announcement Updates
    New Canon EOS 90D Rumors & Announcement Updates

3. New Canon EOS 7D Mark III Rumors & Announcement Updates
    New Canon EOS 7D Mark III Rumors & Announcement Updates

4. New Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Release Rumors
    New Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Release Rumors

5. New Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Rumors / Released
    New Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Rumors / Released

6. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Rumors / Released
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Rumors / Released

7. New Canon EOS 6D Mark II Rumors / Released
    New Canon EOS 6D Mark II Rumors / Released

8. Canon EOS Shutter / Actuation Count Software Utilities
    Canon EOS Shutter / Actuation Count Software Utilities

9. Canon Long Exposure / Night Photography Setup and Tips
    Canon Long Exposure / Night Photography Setup and Tips

10. New Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Rumors & Announcement Updates
      New Canon PowerShot G5 X Mar II Rumors & Announcement Updates


Top 25 Country Visits to Canon Camera News 2017
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  2. United Kingdom
  3. India
  4. Germany
  5. Canada
  6. Italy
  7. Netherlands
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Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 ISTM Lens
Aperture Test with Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM Lens

With Canon EOS 6D (Av Mode) testing the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens.

Objective
Demonstrating application of different aperture settings and the effect on background blur / bokeh quality using the Canon EOS 6D and new EF 50mm F/1.8 STM lens

Note: Using the same subject (London Red Telephone Money Box) at 50mm focal distance using apertures between f/1.8 - f/16 (9 images).

Location
Milnerton, Cape Town

Canon Equipment

  • Canon EOS 6D SLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM prime lens 
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash 
  • Exposure settings: Aperture f/1.8 - f/16
  • Auto-ISO 400 
  • Manfrotto Tripod 190X MK190X3-3W
  • No post-proceesing - only croping 

Av Settings: Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm F/1.8 STM Lens
  • 50mm lens f/1.8 - f/16 
  • ISO 400 
  • Shutter speed: 1/60 seconds 
  • Centre-Point AF
  • Autofocus on

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (F/1.8 / F/2.8 / F/4 / F/5.6 / F/6.3 / F/7.1 / F/8 / F/11 / F/16)

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Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/1.8
Aperture f/1.8  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/2.8
Aperture f/2.8  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D  / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/4
Aperture f4  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D /  / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/5.6
Aperture f/5.6  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D  / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/6.3
Aperture f/6.3  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D  / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/7.1
Aperture f/7.1  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D  / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/8
Aperture f/8  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D  / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/11
Aperture f/11  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D  / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens - Aperture Test @ f/16
Aperture f/16  ISO 400 : Canon EOS 6D  / EF 50mm f. 1.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens  - Depth of Field Test
 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

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

Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Zoom Test Cape Town
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Zoom Test Cape Town

Long Exposure Photography - Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm Lens
Long Exposure Photography - Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm Lens

Canon EOS 6D / EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Birds in Flight Test

Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide Lens Zoom Test Cape Town
Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide Lens Zoom Test Cape Town

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


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 Digital Photo Professional 4.7.1 Software Update

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.7.1 Software Update
NEW DPP SOFTWARE RELEASE
Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.8.30 Software For Windows
Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.8.30 Software For Windows>>

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is a high-performance RAW image processing, viewing and editing software for EOS digital cameras and PowerShot models with RAW capability. Using DPP you can easily perform basic and advanced editing and printing of RAW images. An example of the available editing functions are image rotation, white balance adjustment, dynamic-range adjustment, colour adjustment and fine-tuning of tone curve characteristics.

DPP supports sRGB, Adobe RGB, Wide Gamut RGB and Colour Management System (CMS) using the International Colour Consortium (ICC) Profile.

Digital Photo Professional is included in the initial software setup for your Canon camera.


Digital Photo Professional 4.7.1

Canon has released a new update to its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP4) software.

Supported Models EOS M100, EOS 6D Mark II, EOS Kiss X9 / EOS REBEL SL2 / EOS 200D, EOS Kiss X9i / EOS REBEL T7i / EOS 800D, EOS 9000D / EOS 77D, EOS M6, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS M5, EOS M3, EOS M10, EOS Kiss X8i / EOS REBEL T6i / EOS 750D, EOS Kiss X80 / EOS REBEL T6 / EOS 1300D, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D / EOS REBEL T6s / EOS 760D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5DS, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III

Download: Digital Photo Professional; 4.7.1>>

EOS Utility 3.7.0
EOS Utility makes it easy to transfer images from your EOS camera to your computer. You can transfer all images at once or select individual images to transfer, it also integrates easily with Digital Photo Professional and ImageBrowser EX.

EOS Utility also allows you to remotely operate the camera from your computer using either a USB cable, via Wi-Fi if your camera includes it or via a separate Wireless File Transmitter.


Download: EOS Utility 3.7.0>>

Available DPP Downloads
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 31.4A (All applications)
  • EOS Utility 3.7.0 for Windows
  • Picture Style Editor 1.19.0
  • Digital Photo Professional 4.7.1 
  • EOS MOVIE Utility 1.7
  • Map Utility

Canon Digital Photo Professional Instruction PDF User Manual Downloads

Canon Digital Photo Professional Instruction PDF User Manual Downloads

2017 Canon EOS│PowerShot Cameras Released

2017 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors / Release Dates
Anticipated Canon EOS / PowerShot Releases and Release Dates 2017
We've seen various new Canon EOS / Canon EOS M / Canon PowerShot cameras / EF Lenses released during 2017. A few more releases are expected during the remainder of this year.


Canon EOS bodies, Canon PowerShot cameras and EF lenses expected for release during 2018 are listed here - 2018 Rumors / Release Dates.

Canon EOS Releases / Releases  2017


Canon EOS 6D Mark II - Released 29 June 2017

Replacement for the current Canon EOS 6D (Full Frame)
More Information>>


Canon EOS 77D - Released 14 February 2017
To be released below the current Canon EOS 80D
More Information>>


Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D - Released 14 February 2017
Possible replacement for the Rebel T6s / T6i
More information>>

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D - Released 29 June 2017
Replacement for the current EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
More information>>


Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Camera - Released 29 August 2017
Possible replacement for the Canon EOS10
More Information>>

Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera - Released 14 February 2017

It is speculated that the Canon EOS M6 will be released during February 2017
More Information>>

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III - Release 16 October 2017
Replacement for the current Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (Compact / non-DSLR)
More Information>>

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II - Released on 4 January 2017
Replacement for the current Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark (Compact / non-DSLR)
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Canon EF / EF-S Lenses released / expected to be released 2017
  • Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens
  • Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lens
  • Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lenses
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Macro USM Lens
  • Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM Lens
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

Please note:  Information / specifications published in Anticipated Canon EOS DSLR / Canon PowerShot Releases 2016 post and / or elsewhere on any of this website's posts / pages ares based on anticipated / expected and rumored upcoming releases of new Canon EOS / PowerShot cameras - possibly to be launched during 2017. No responsibility or ownership is taken or claimed for [additional] information provided by any website we may point readers to.

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2018

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2016

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2015