24 October 2018

Canon EOS R on Display at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

Canon EOS R on Display at PhotoPlus Expo 2018
See The Revolution: Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera and RF Lenses on Display at PhotoPlus Expo 2018

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 24, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be showcasing its latest in high-quality digital imaging products, including the Company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, at PhotoPlus Expo 2018. The brand-new EOS R is the latest revolution in the company’s long history of innovative and award-winning camera systems, featuring the newly designed RF mount, which uses groundbreaking RF lenses and has full compatibility with the existing range of EF lenses. Canon will also have its complete line of digital imaging solutions on display, including EOS DSLRs, EF Lenses, PowerShot Digital Cameras, Digital Camcorders and imagePROGRAF PRO Professional Inkjet Printers. Additionally, Canon will host educational seminars and will have its Canon Professional Services team on-site in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 25 – 27, 2018 in booth #121.

“The unique and interactive setting of PhotoPlus Expo serves as an opportunity for the photography community to come together to experience firsthand the newest technology in the industry,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon is excited to welcome attendees into our booth and provide hands-on time with the products that help to capture and commemorate cherished memories, as well as exhibit the many ways Canon supports photographers through educational workshops and our world-class service and support.”

For many visitors to the Canon booth, PhotoPlus Expo will serve as their first opportunity to experience the EOS R camera and RF lenses. Attendees will be able to test the new camera system through various shooting opportunities, mini workshops and educational sessions with Canon technical specialists and trainers in the Canon Live Learning studio. Canon trainers are also leading five Midtown-area Photo Walks throughout the Expo; spots are limited (register here).

Canon Explorers of Light and other imaging professionals will be on the Canon stage for live-shoots and lectures featuring the best Canon digital imaging solutions. There will also be an in-booth gallery featuring images by Explorers of Light printed on the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. In addition, Explorers of Light Lindsay Adler, Jimmy Chin and Joel Grimes will each sign 100 custom printed photographs for attendees, which will be available on a first come, first served basis.

New to the Canon booth, the state-of-the-art aRchive gallery will feature work from cultural influencers and storytellers like Nicole Issacs, Jake Guzman and Katie Goldie, using augmented reality technology to add to the experience. In order to view the gallery, visitors will need to download the aRchive app from the Google Play or Apple App stores.

Visitors to the Canon Professional Services counter will have the opportunity to learn more about the industry-leading program and offerings supporting photographers, including repair discounts, expedited service and evaluation loaners for CPS Gold, Platinum and Cinema members. Guests who renew or sign up for a paid CPS membership during the show will receive a 10 percent discount and free show-exclusive gifti. To learn more about Canon Professional Services, please visit www.usa.canon.com/aboutcps.

The CPS Lounge will be open again this year, where Platinum, Gold, Cinema and Enterprise CPS members can have their Canon equipmentii (up-to-two current Professional DSLR bodies or lenses) cleaned and checked during Expo hours on Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 26, in Room 2D12.

CPS Lounge Hours during PhotoPlus Expo 2018:
Oct. 25: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Oct. 26: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Oct. 27: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (equipment pickup only, no new items accepted)

Visit the CarePAK PLUS counter to learn more about the current promotion for free 13 months of accidental damage protection with the purchase and registration of select Canon cameras and lenses through January 5, 2019. Exclusive for PhotoPlus Expo, visitors can get their badge scanned to enter for the chance to win a free upgrade to 49 months coverageiii plus Image Recoveryiv.

Follow Canon throughout the PhotoPlus Expo show @CanonUSApro. To see the full details of Canon’s presence at PhotoPlus Expo, including the Canon stage speaker schedule, please visit: usa.canon.com/photoplus2018

Canon News Source: Canon USA

23 October 2018

Canon Support Arbor Day Foundation’s “Replanting Our Forests” Program

 Canon Support Arbor Day Foundation’s “Replanting Our Forests” Program
Canon Crosses a Milestone in its Planting and/or Distribution of 500,000 Trees in Support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Replanting Our Forests” Program

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 23, 2018 – With hurricanes and severe weather sweeping the country and taking their toll on trees nationwide, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, stays steadfast in its commitment to support the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Replanting Our Forests” program. The Company successfully helped to contribute to the planting or distribution of more than 500,000 trees in the United States since 2009.

“The Arbor Day Foundation is a prime example of our commitment to engaging in activities that promote social and environmental responsibility across the nation,” says Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “We are honored to play a role in helping to revitalize forests in the United States and help benefit future generations.”

The Arbor Day Foundation implements reforestation initiatives across the country to rebuild forests that are in desperate need of regrowth. Through this program, Canon helped contribute to the distribution or planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees.

Canon’s strong commitment to the environment is evident in the product design, manufacturing, and operation of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE series. These models help encourage users to work more conscientiously while allowing administrators to enable multiple settings that can help save energy and paper. All current* imageRUNNER ADVANCE models are ENERGY STAR® certified**, currently rated EPEAT Gold***, and offer low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) ratings.

With the company’s support, the foundation planted and distributed trees this year in Bastrop Lost Pines Forest in Texas to support wildlife habitat improvement, Superior National Forest in Minnesota to help climate resiliency, and Withlacoochee State Forest in Florida for watershed restoration purposes.

“Canon’s corporate support is an incredible benefit to our program and we thank the team for their ongoing support,” says Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “Their contributions can be seen through revitalized forests and communities that, until recently, had lost the benefits that a full forest brings to the environment.”

The Kyosei Philosophy

Canon’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei signifies that all people should work together for the common good. Canon seeks to achieve its goals of energy and resource conservation, as well as reducing environmentally hazardous materials used in its products. Canon shares this philosophy through various environmental, conservation, recycling and sustainability initiatives.

For more information about the communities that the Arbor Day Foundation supports, visit: www.arborday.org/takeaction/community-tree-recovery/. To learn more about Canon’s involvement, visit: www.usa.canon.com/arborday

Canon News Source: Canon USA

09 October 2018

Canon Europe supports U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Canon Europe program recognized by the U.N. for contribution towards realizing its Sustainable Development Goals
Canon Europe program recognized by the U.N. for contribution towards realizing its Sustainable Development Goals
Canon Europe Ltd.'s Young People Programme, which encourages participants to tell photographic stories that support the implementation of the United Nations' (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has received recognition from the U.N. at the SDG Leaders Reception 2018, highlighting the Company's strong and continued commitment to creating a positive impact on society and on our planet.

The SDG Leaders Reception 2018 was held on September 23 under the concept of bringing together leaders from diverse sectors to reaffirm existing commitments, highlighting substantial progress and encouraging the efforts of external actors to drive further action, awareness and accountability to meet the SDGs. Canon was among eight companies invited because of their strong support for the SDGs.

Canon Europe program recognized by the U.N. for contribution towards realizing its Sustainable Development Goals
Participants of Canon's Young People Programme in South Africa   Image: Canon Global

The event was hosted by H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, with film producer-director Richard Curtis presiding as master of ceremonies. Also attending the event were such prominent figures as U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, U.N. Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed and California Gov. Jerry Brown.

The U.N. has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including promoting gender equality and ending hunger. Canon Europe's Young People Programme, which began in 2015, gives people ages 13-18 the opportunity to harness the power of imaging by using Canon products to create positive change in these areas. The program is active in 18 countries and continues to grow.

Canon News Source: Canon Global

05 October 2018

Canon Returns as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Canon Returns as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Up, Up And Away: Canon U.S.A. Returns As Presenting Sponsor For The 47th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

“Get Carried Away” at the Canon Tent with all the Latest Products, Including the New EOS R Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 5, 2018 – The sky is the limit as Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, returns as the presenting sponsor of the 47th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta taking place from October 6-14, 2018. The sponsorship solidifies Canon’s commitment to engaging and educating visitors at the festival through 2020, while also supporting the city of Albuquerque, which Canon calls home to one of its two U.S. customer support centers.

"There are certain moments in life that are so vivid and memorable, that they simply must be captured,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of those moments. We are honored to continue to assist attendees through our sponsorship in visually capturing, sharing, and printing the wonderment as hundreds of balloons take to the skies."

Featuring more than 500 hot air and gas balloons across 78-acres at Balloon Fiesta Park, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the most photographed events in the world.

Canon Returns as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
To bring the theme of this year’s Fiesta to life, “Get Carried Away,” Canon will be on site hosting a variety of hands-on activities within their booth located in the center of Main Street. Attendees will have the opportunity to test and try a wide array of Canon products such as the new mirrorless EOS R camera and latest lenses as well as:
  • Take a photo with the Canon hot air balloon basket photo prop and have the photo printed on a PIXMA TS82201 as well as share socially on-site via their mobile device and preferred social media platforms2
  • Engage with Canon street team members who will be walking throughout Balloon Fiesta Park taking photos and printing them on-the-spot with the new IVY mini photo printer
  • Print fiesta photos on the Canon PIXMA TS8220, SELPHY CP1300, and the IVY Mini Photo Printer1 as well as learn how to create a Canon hdAlbum
  • Sign up for photo walks3 provided by Canon photography experts. To view the schedule please visit: canon.us/aibfphotowalks 
  • Speak with Canon experts to get advice on how to capture once-in-a-lifetime photos and videos
  • Receive free camera and lens clean and checks from Canon’s expert Service and Support team ensuring they are ready to help you capture breathtaking images4

For Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta video highlights, gear recommendations, photo tips and more, please visit: https://www.usa.canon.com/balloonfiesta

Canon News Source: Canon USA

Canon Returns as Presenting Sponsor for 2018 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

01 October 2018

Recommended Photo Paper: Canon Photo Glossy II / Glossy Paper

Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 50 Sheets 4" x 6"
Canon PIXMA Photo Paper Glossy II & Glossy Photo Paper

As a frequent user of Canon's Glossy II Paper and / or Glossy Photo Paper these two paper offerings are recommended for anybody wanting to print standard to high quality photographs on their Canon Inkjet printers.


Genuine Canon 6" x 4" (10 x 15cm) glossy paper options are used for printing standard to high quality borderless photos on my Canon PIXMA MG 3140 A4 Inkjet Photo Printer (Images from my Canon EOS 700D and Canon PowerShot SX40 HS cameras):
  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
  • Glossy Photo Paper

All my photo printing is done via Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint EX bundled Windows 7 printer software interface. 


I print less than 50 photos per month and both these Photo Paper packs are really a low cost high quality solution for smaller home / office print jobs.
Canon Canon Glossy Photo Paper 100 Sheets 4" x 6"s
Canon PIXMA Photo Paper Plus Glossy II PP-201 50 Sheets 4" x 6" 
This paper yields a superior high quality photo finish on the PIXMA printer and is similar to photographic print standards offered by most high-end consumer print shops. Colours are rich and calibrate well with the on-screen image colours. Use these to really show off your portrait and landscape photos to clients, family and friends.

Canon PIXMA Glossy Photo Paper GP-501 100 Sheets 4" x 6"
Although the print quality is less 'professional' than the Glossy II finish, its still of very higher quality print standard compared to printing on standard A4 print / copy paper. Colours are vibrant and of a good gloss finish. Its about 50% cheaper than the Glossy II Paper and as Canon brands it on the packaging  - photo-lab quality for "Everyday Use".

Frequent bulk printing?
Both these Glossy Photo Paper options are not recommended for frequent bulk photo printing of +- 20 or more images at a time (considering photo paper / ink cartridge costs). A visit to your local print / copy shop should yield a much more cost-effective print solution.

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Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (100 Sheets)
Glossy Photo Paper (100 Sheets)


Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy  II / Glossy Photo Paper Images: From Vernon Chalmers Personal Canon Stock


Canon PIXMA Photo Paper