30 April 2022

29 April 2022

Canon launches Image Square 4.0 in Jaipur, India

Expanding its line-up of experiential stores, Canon launches Image Square 4.0 in the Pink City
Expanding its line-up of experiential stores, Canon launches Image Square 4.0 in the Pink City

Jaipur marks the second launch of Image Square 4.0 other than Mumbai; aims to launch 50+ in the next five years

Jaipur, 29 April 2022: To elevate the customer experience, Canon India today announced the launch of its innovative and futuristic format, Canon Image Square (CIS) 4.0 in Pink City, Jaipur. This experience store will bring together technology, lifestyle, and innovation to offer unique experiences to the consumers. Canon India has embarked on a paradigm shift in its retail strategy, persuading professional photographers to experience the brand’s end-to-end photography solutions. These new version stores will also have service collection and CPS registration desks to cater to consumer demands. This is the second version 4.0 store in India, as the first store was launched in Mumbai in October 2021.

The new CIS Version 4.0 store aims to deliver an immersive experience to the consumers, thereby making it relatable to their existing workflows. Furthermore, it will serve as a one stop solution for all kinds of photography needs, with a more curated approach of exhibiting the full line-up strategy and exclusive technical support for professional photographers. The CIS 4.0 Stores will include four interactive zones specifically designed for customers to have in-depth knowledge and experience genre-specific photography needs. The four zones that will be a part of the stores are Wedding, Wildlife, Vlogging and the Family zone, enabling the customers to simply walk into these zones and seek an understanding on the specialized solutions, by engaging in roundtable discussions with a highly trained technical staff.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO of Canon India said “At Canon, we aim to provide our consumers with the best of imaging solutions targeting the diverse needs of imaging enthusiasts. Creating touchpoints for our customers across the country is of topmost priority for us at Canon. Jaipur is one of the most illustrious tourist attractions in India and has royal scenic views that are truly a photographer’s delight to capture. With the launch of the new Image Square 4.0 store in the Pink City, we look forward to the inception of new creative imaging ideas. As we continue nurturing the imaging culture in India, we are confident that the new store will serve as one stop solution for all kinds of photography and videography needs with our specialized technical support and creative zones.”

Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director- Consumer Systems Products and Imaging Communication Business, Canon India added, “With the launch of Image Square 4.0 in Mumbai last year, we have seen a phenomenal response from our customers. We are excited to replicate the resounding success of Image Square 4.0 in Jaipur, a city which is a creative melting pot of art, history and culture. Driven by innovation and evolving technology, the new Image Square 4.0 store is mindfully conceptualised to provide a holistic customer experience as well as an exhaustive product knowledge to help customers make informed choices. The interactive zones in the store have been made keeping in mind the areas wherein consumer demand is significant as well as where the industry is paced to move in the future. Our full-line up strategy at the store will empower customers to focus their energies into experiencing products that specialise in their domain of photography and videography. We look forward to strengthening our connect in the city and promote the love for cameras through our experiential imaging destination.”

An interesting addition to these stores that make them a one-stop-shop for all professional photography needs is the introduction of third-party essentials such as memory cards, lights, tripods, bags, gimbles, etc. Providing a comprehensive perspective to imaging, CIS 4.0 stores will showcase Canon’s entire product line up ranging from DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, cinema cameras, EF & RF series Lens, digicam and photo printers.

Additionally, to make the buying experience more seamless, EMI finance options will be available at CIS 4.0 stores. Furthermore, the store is in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols setup by various authorities, to provide the customers with a safe and healthy in-store experience by fully vaccinated workforce.

Canon Press Release: Canon India

28 April 2022

Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Laretta Houston

 Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Laretta Houston - Official Canon Video

 

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Canon Explorer of Light Laretta Houston captured one of her favorite images from a high fashion photoshoot. 

Connect with Laretta: https://canon.us/3DEICYv 

Learn more about Laretta: https://canon.us/3JEqfWx 

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27 April 2022

Learn About Canon Lens Focal Lengths

Canon Quick Tips: Learning About Focal Lengths - Official Canon Video


Canon Quick Tips: Learning About Focal Lengths
Do you have questions about which lens to use? Or why you should pick one type of lens over another? In this episode of Canon Quick Tips, Senior Technical Specialist Mason Higa will show you a wide variety of focal lengths and provide some quick guidance on when to choose one over another. 

Canon Gear featured: 
Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM: https://canon.us/3vM6A28
Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM: https://canon.us/37G6MrM 
Canon RF85mm F1.2 L USM: https://canon.us/3OCFZNx 
Canon RF70-200 F2.8 L IS USM: https://canon.us/3Mv0k5E

26 April 2022

Canon Launches Six New Printers for Small Offices and Home Offices

Canon MAXIFY GX5020 : Canon Launches Six New Printers for Small Offices and Home Offices to Help Increase Productivity and Efficiency
Canon Launches Six New Printers for Small Offices and Home Offices to Help Increase Productivity and Efficiency

Continues Expansion of Company’s Business Inkjet and Laser Printer Portfolio for Hybrid Work Environments

MELVILLE, NY, April 26, 2022 – With hybrid working environments now the new norm for many companies, remote employees need every tool available to help keep them productive at home, while businesses also need intuitive equipment for when staff does come to the office. To help bridge the gap between home and office, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to introduce six new printers designed to enhance productivity for hybrid workers and small businesses. These models include new features to help meet the latest market needs for convenience, workflow efficiency, and security.

"Canon is proud to deliver solutions designed to meet new customer needs through the continued expansion of the MAXIFY and imageCLASS printer lines," says Isao "Sammy" Kobayashi, senior vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc. "These new printers are designed to improve efficiency for small and home offices, while being versatile, eco-friendly, and time-saving tools."

The new MAXIFY GX5020 printer is an extension of the Canon MegaTank Printer lineup utilizing a high-volume continuous ink supply system, which can significantly reduce ink costs by utilizing high-volume ink bottles. This technology also allows users to focus on their work and not get distracted by frequently replacing ink cartridges; and when bottles do need refilling, it is an easy-to-fill, "no mess" process. The MAXIFY GX5020 printer can hold up to 350 sheets of paper. Additional features include:
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership & Increased Productivity –Thanks to low running costs of roughly two cents, coupled with high-volume ink bottles, it can produce approximately 14,000 sheets in color and approximately 6,000 sheets in black ink*.
  • Small Footprint – Don’t let the size of the MAXIFY GX5020 printer fool you. While sufficiently compact to fit neatly in limited space, such as a retail store counter or medical reception desk, it delivers high productivity and efficiency.
  • Print Quality & Media Versatility – The MAXIFY GX5020 printer delivers professional print quality via a four-color pigment-based ink system -- sharp, crisp prints that are less likely to smudge. Plus, it offers the versatility to print a range of media from labels to banner papers, glossy media, envelopes and more.

The Canon MAXIFY GX5020 printer is also compatible with the new online version of PosterArtist, a poster creation program designed for all levels of users to create professional-looking posters, banners and signage, with a unique technology allows it to express four different textured looks in gold or silver to enhance the output. This application, that works across many supported compatible models of Canon devices including the imagePROGRAF, PIXMA, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageCLASS, imagePRESS and MAXIFY series, offers prepopulated templates in various categories including education, business, health, travel, hospitality, and many others that the user can customize to fit their needs.

Along with the launch of the new MAXIFY GX5020 printer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce the addition of three new models to its imageCLASS-branded black-and-white laser all-in-one portfolio:
  • imageCLASS MF453dw – Three-in-one (print, scan, copy) at 40 pages per minute (ppm)**
  • imageCLASS MF452dw – Four-in-one (print, scan, copy, fax) at 34 ppm**
  • imageCLASS MF451dw – Three-in-one (print, scan, copy) at 34 ppm**

Canon imageCLASS MF451dw Printer
With their high-speed, crisp prints, user-friendly interface and Wi-Fi printing capabilities, these new models will benefit small and home office workers. These printers utilize Canon’s Application Library device platform, which provides the ability for frequently used applications and convenient functions to be registered as quick buttons on the home screen for user convenience. It takes only five seconds for the first page to print on all of these three new imageCLASS models.

The new models build upon the platform capabilities of Canon’s imageCLASS predecessors with features such as:
  • Cloud Connect (Scan and Print) ***: Cloud-based printing and scanning directly from the printer’s 5-inch color touch screen. Users can print documents directly from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive accounts, or scan images and documents directly to these services.
  • Simple Wi-Fi Network Setup Process: Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is much easier than in the past.
  • One Pass Scan: Scan both sides of your document in a single pass for increased scanning speed and to help keep documents in order.

The free Canon PRINT Business application for compatible Apple and Android mobile devices offers convenient and quick printing and scanning on the go for the imageCLASS MF450 printer models.

"Canon’s MAXIFY GX and imageCLASS devices offer a great value for small and home office environments and increase the value of the company’s already impressive lineup for the SOHO buyer to consider," says Keith Kmetz, program vice president, imaging, printing & document solutions, IDC.

Lastly, Canon is adding the imageCLASS MF3010 and MF3010VP ("Value Pack") to its lineup of black-and-white laser printers for home office environments. These models can print up to 19 ppm**, with the first page printed in 8 seconds, and a capacity of 150 sheets. The MF3010VP printer comes with an additional toner cartridge, and both models come with a long USB cable to connect to a PC or Mac. The imageCLASS MF3010 and MF3010VP printers can be perfect for those looking for a low-cost printer with the functionality to get the job done.

The new MAXIFY GX5020 printer is available for immediate purchase through the Canon online store for $399.00. The imageCLASS MF453dw and MF451dw printers are available for purchase immediately for $349.00 and $299.00, respectively. The imageCLASS MF452dw printer will be available for purchase the first week in May for $329.00. The imageCLASS MF3010 printer is available exclusively through Walmart for $99.00 and the imageCLASS MF3010VP printer is available for purchase immediately for $149.00.^

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

Notes:

† Number of patents for 2021 are based on figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2020 are based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

* The page yield is based on the consumption data from the succeeding ink bottle but not the first ink bottle. Color document page yield is the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 24712 color chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement after initial setup.

** Print speed is based on internal testing. Print speed may vary depending on the number of copies selected, as well as the settings for size, type and orientation of paper.

*** Supported by MF453w, MF452dw and MF451dw. Subscription to a third party cloud service required. Subject to third party cloud service provider terms and conditions.

^ Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon Press Release: Canon USA

25 April 2022

Canon U.S.A. Continues To Support Annual Japan Center Essay Awards

Canon U.S.A. Continues To Support Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Program
Canon U.S.A. Continues To Support Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Program

The competition, organized by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University, recognized seven students for showcasing different aspects of Japanese culture that connects to personal experience

MELVILLE, NY, April 25, 2022 – Extending its commitment towards empowering students and supporting education, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, proudly sponsored and participated in the 17th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Program on April 23.

The essay competition, organized by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University, honored seven students for work that demonstrated their awareness and understanding of the Japanese culture. The program encourages students to think creatively and critically about their lives in relating experiences to aspects of Japanese culture to help broaden horizons and promote global citizenship through the thought-provoking essays.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. and the Japan Center at Stony Brook University have a longstanding partnership, which began in 2005 with former President and Chief Executive Officer of Canon U.S.A., Inc., the late Mr. Kinya Uchida. Contestants were asked to write about one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business, and technology in relation to their personal views, experiences, and/or future goals.

Isao "Sammy" Kobayashi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Hybrid-workplaces Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., spoke at the virtual awards ceremony and congratulated the winners. Kobayashi said working with the Japan Center helps bolster Canon’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei, which means "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future."

"It’s important to support youth, education and our communities, and our continued collaboration with Stony Brook University’s Japan Center helps demonstrate the benefits of local social responsibility initiatives," Kobayashi said. "The Japan Center continues to do great work, and we are very proud of all the students who wrote so passionately about their experience and understanding of Japanese culture as it relates to their personal lives."

Among the 140 essays submitted by students from high school to college undergraduates in the New York metropolitan area, seven winners were selected by a committee of judges and received awards including a Canon camera.

The winners from each division are:

High School Division Best Essay Award:
  • 1st Place Best Essay Award and Consul General of Japan Special Award“Hitofude Ryuu:
    The Meaning Behind Tradition” by Sally Chen (Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts)

  • 2nd Place Best Essay Award
    “Cabinet of Porcelain” by Mohammad Fahad (Deer Park High School)

  • 3rd Place Best Essay Award
    “Ichi-go Ichie-e – Once, a Meeting” by Tara Isabel Lago (Staten Island Technical High School)

Uchida Memorial Award
  • "The Tears We Shed" by Devin Overend (Stony Brook University)

Special Award
  • "Furoshiki: An Understanding of Japan, the World and Self" by Martin Kordas (Stony Brook University)
  • "The Glass Half Full: A Story of Perseverance" by Ashlin Benny (New Hyde Park Memorial High School)
  • "The Magic of Yokai" by Nolan Jin (Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School)

"We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Canon U.S.A. and are thankful for the support in promoting education and research in the study of Japanese culture," said Dr. Iwao Ojima, the President of Japan Center at Stony Brook University. "The essay competition provides a means to promote education and research and develop a better understanding of cultural activities related to Japan. Canon’s support in sponsoring this competition is always appreciated. We congratulate the winners of this year’s essay competition for their great work."

The first Japan Center Essay Competition, organized by Stony Brook University in New York and supported by Canon U.S.A., was held during the 2005-2006 school year. Since its inaugural year, there have been 3,358 submissions from more than 250 schools.

Each of the winning essays can be found on the Japan Center’s website.

24 April 2022

Through a Different Lens (Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens)

Through a Different Lens (Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens) - Official Canon Video

   

Through a Different Lens (Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens) - 8K 3D 180° VR

Immerse yourself in “Through a Different Lens,” a stereoscopic 3D 180° VR film captured on Canon’s RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens. “Through a Different Lens” follows a young girl as she encounters the lively characters that inhabit the depths of her imagination. The magical film documents the creative journey through the eyes of our inspiring narrator, who delightfully challenges us to see the world through a new lens.​ 

From co-directors Tino Schaedler and David Stamatis, the virtual reality experience was filmed in stunning 8K by cinematographer Larkin Donley on the new RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens and EOS R5 camera. 

As the world’s first digital interchangeable lens capable of stereoscopic 3D 180° VR shooting to a single image sensor,* the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens simplifies VR creativity for seasoned pros and newcomers alike. Learn more: https://canon.us/3I0S4ry

*When paired with the Canon EOS R5 camera equipped with firmware update version 1.5.0 or later, and with use of Canon EOS VR Software solutions. Viewing in 3D requires a compatible Head Mount Display. Video was captured with a pre-production version of the Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens and EOS R5 firmware.

18 April 2022

Canon Recognized with iF Design Awards for 28th Consecutive Year

Canon designs recognized with iF Design Awards for 28th year
Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 28th consecutive year

TOKYO, April 18, 2022—Canon Inc. announced today that nine Canon Group product designs were recognized by iF International Forum Design GmbH with prestigious 2022 iF Design Awards. This year marks Canon's 28th consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards. Encouraged by the recognition of the Company's design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.



Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 28th consecutive year 01

Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 28th consecutive year 02

Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 28th consecutive year 03


iF Design Award 2022 (Product) winners : Design Award winners (9 total)

Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame mirrorless camera
  • Shown with RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM

Canon PowerShot PX Auto-capture camera
  • (Canon PowerShot PICK in Japan)

Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Interchangeable RF-Mount lens

Canon EOS C70
  • Digital cinema camera
  • Shown with RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM

Canon CR-N500 / Canon CR-N300
  • Remote camera system for video production
  • Shown here: CR-N500

Canon MAXIFY GX6050 / Canon MAXIFY GX7050 Inkjet printer 
  • (GX6030 / GX7030 in Japan)
  • Shown here: MAXIFY GX7050

Canon imagePROGRAF TZ-30000
(not yet available in Japan)

Canon imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 MFP Z361
(Canon imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 MFP in Japan)
  • Large-format printer
  • Shown here: TZ-30000 MFP Z36

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5800 series
  • Office multifunction device
  • Shown here: C5870
  • Shown with optional attachment with Japanese product name: C5870F

Canon Aquilion Exceed LB2
Full-body X-ray CT diagnostic scanning equipment

1 MFP model scanner manufactured by U.K. firm Global Scanning
2 Product of Canon Medical Systems Corporation


iF Design Awards
Established in 1953, the iF Design Awards are recognized internationally as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design, with outstanding industrial designs chosen from all over the world each year. This year over 10,000 entries from 57 countries and regions were judged by internationally active design experts across nine disciplines: product, packaging, communication, interior architecture, professional concept, service design, architecture, user experience and user interface.

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14 April 2022

Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Sue Bryce

Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Sue Bryce : Official Canon EOS R5 Video

 

Watch as portrait photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Sue Bryce captures one of her favorite images in the desert with the Canon EOS R5.

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse as Sue navigates harsh desert lighting and utilizes outdoor elements to shoot creative imagery.

Connect with Sue: https://canon.us/3x99QXF

Learn more about Sue: https://canon.us/3NOCUJX

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11 April 2022

New Canon Software to Expand Functionality of 4K PTZ Cameras

Canon Announces New Software That Expands Functionality of 4K PTZ Cameras : Canon CR-X300 PTZ Camera
Canon Announces New Software That Expands Functionality of 4K PTZ Cameras

Webcam Driver delivers benefits for online meetings and classes

MELVILLE, NY, April 12, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of Webcam Driver, a new free-of-charge software for Windows™ that allows three models of Canon 4K PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras to be used as webcams.

Canon’s new Webcam Driver software is compatible with the CR-N500, CR-N300, and CR-X300 4K PTZ cameras, and allows them to be used as webcams. By simply connecting the cameras via IP to a Windows PC with the Webcam Driver installed, the cameras can be operated as webcams.

There has been a rapid increase in demand for video content with the widespread adoption of smartphones and other mobile devices and, as a result, a significant amount of live and pre-recorded video content is being created and distributed to meet this demand. In addition, remote alternatives to in-person events have increased, leading to widespread adoption of online content distribution.

With the wide variety of uses made possible by this software, users of the CR-N500, CR-N300, and CR-X300 4K PTZ cameras can adapt to new communication styles in the “new normal” and beyond by utilizing video streaming for such events as online meetings, classes and worship services.

Additionally, Canon is announcing the Mac OS supported Search Tool software. This software was previously only available for Windows systems. The Search Tool software is used during PTZ setup and configuration. When the software is utilized it will search the network for existing Canon IP supported PTZ cameras and quickly provide information about the camera such as IP address, model name and serial number – making it easy for the installer to set up.

Canon will showcase its latest digital imaging solutions and products at the NAB Show 2022 (Booth #C4432) in Las Vegas, April 24th-27th. For more information about Canon’s presence at the show and the Webcam Driver, please visit usa.canon.com.

Canon’s Webcam Driver will be provided free-of-charge starting in early June 2022.

Press Source: Canon USA

Canon Publishes Cybersecurity Guide for Printers and Multifunction Devices

Canon Publishes Guide to Help Customers Protect Environment Against Cybersecurity Threats
Canon Publishes Guide to Help Customers Protect Environment Against Cybersecurity Threats

Canon publishes guide to assist in managing and protecting important information for printers and multifunction devices

MELVILLE, NY, April 11, 2022 – To assist companies in taking appropriate steps in managing and protecting important information on printers and multifunction devices, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that Canon Inc. has published a white paper that covers cybersecurity guidelines for organizations and their systems that manage important information. Canon multifunctional printer covered by the whitepaper support each control within both National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and provides specific guidance for how to configure the devices in support of the NIST controls.

The white paper, created by Canon Inc. and verified by Trellix (former McAfee Enterprise), can serve as a guide to organizations’ security administrators who are responsible for the configuration and maintenance of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX devices.1 It covers cybersecurity guidelines for NIST SP 800-171, which is required for organizations that conduct business with government bodies (such as the United States Department of Defense and the Japanese Ministry of Defense). The white paper also includes information on NIST SP 800-172, which defines Advanced Persistent Threat countermeasuresto help companies take appropriate steps so that they can protect important information.

Among the topics the white paper addresses are access control, which details how to verify and control connection to – and use of – external systems while limiting the use or portable storage devices on external systems. Awareness and training, which emphasizes an organization’s responsibility to provide security training on insider threats and reporting, as well as audit and accountability components, are examples of important steps the white paper details that can be taken to help a company bolster their own security measures.

Details that relate device functions and settings to specific cybersecurity controls are also part of the white paper, emphasizing the importance of actively and assertively detecting, tracking and responding to threats via analyzing audit logs and utilizing threat intelligence to search for indicators of compromise.

The white paper was supported by Trellix in Musarubra, Japan, as the cybersecurity company reviewed the document’s descriptions and ensured its accuracy regarding the description on how to fulfill minimum security requirements for implementation and operation of information-technology equipment.

The guidance also extends to color printers, such as the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX series as well as the imagePRESS C170 / C165 models and the imagePRESS Lite C170/C165, as well as imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX models that print black and white. A list of printers and multifunction devices in support of NIST SP 800-171 and 172 target models can be found here.

Press Source: Canon USA

05 April 2022

New Canon PIXMA G660 Ink Tank Colour Printer

New Canon PIXMA G660 Ink Tank Colour Printer
Canon’s next generation MegaTank printer offers a high-quality solution for home photo printing

Canon’s first MegaTank printer designed for efficient home photo printing

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 5 April 2022: Canon Australia today announces the expansion of its refillable ink tank colour printer range, with a new printer designed specifically for home photo printing – the three-in-one Canon PIXMA G660. With a FINE print head and set of six ChromaLife 100 dye-based inks, this model produces vivid and bold prints for photo enthusiasts. Combined with the MegaTank ink bottles, which enable high-capacity printing, simple maintenance and enhanced media support, this is a great cost-effective solution for fans of printing photos at home.

High quality, bold prints on a wide range of media
The PIXMA G660 uses six dye-based inks, including two new dedicated red and grey dyes, for a wider colour range, creating deeper shaded areas and richer colours for vibrant photos with strong contrast. This printer uses Canon’s FINE print head technology for enhanced image quality, gradation expression and image stability1.

With reduced colour shift across different media types, from double-sided matte to conventional glossy and semi-gloss paper, users can produce high-quality prints across a range of media. Photography enthusiasts who want to unleash their creativity can print borderless photos up to A4 and choose from media types such as Canon’s Magnetic Photo paper for personalising fridge magnets.

High volume cost-effective photo printing
Canon’s latest inkjet printers feature MegaTank ink bottles which deliver incredibly high page yields. One set of bottles can print up to 3,800 borderless 4x6” photo prints, meaning fewer bottle refills, less downtime and reduced costs2. Users save up to 94% on the cost of ink when printing 4x6” borderless photos3 with ink costing just 4.7c per 4x6” photo print4. The PIXMA G660 also has the ability to print a 4x6” photo in just 47 seconds5 and offers a 100-sheet rear feed for uninterrupted printing.

Simple to use, easy to maintain
With useful additions such as the user-replaceable maintenance cartridge, the PIXMA G660 makes it easy for users to manage the device themselves and reduce downtime. Saving time and effort, the new GI-63 series MegaTank ink bottles also feature a fool-proof, key-type nozzle unique to each colour in the series to avoid any errors and require minimal effort to refill.

Designed with efficiency in mind, this printer saves energy with the handy Auto Power On/Off, while the two-line LCD display simplifies managing printer settings. The Canon PIXMA G660 offers Wi-Fi connectivity so photography enthusiasts can wirelessly connect their computers, cameras and smart devices and print their favourite snaps directly via the Canon PRINT App, Mopria for Android or Apple AirPrint for a seamless printing experience.

Pricing and availability
Pricing will be set at dealers’ discretion, with an RRP of $599.00 (incl. GST). Available in Australia from end of April at Harvey Norman, more information on the PIXMA G660 can be found here: https://www.canon.com.au/printers/pixma-g660-megatank

Key Features Canon PIXMA G660:
  • Easy refill and high yield MegaTank ink bottles – print up to 3,800i 4x6” photos from a single set of bottles
  •  Fast print speeds (47 seconds6 for 4x6 print)
  • Replaceable maintenance cartridge to significantly reduce downtime
  • Compatible with a wide variety of media, including magnetic photo paper, iron on transfers, double sided matte paper and glossy photo paper

1 Further information on FINE print head technology is available here: https://global.canon/en/technology/support06.html

2 Page yield is the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 29103 chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement ink after initial setup.

3 Cost of ink consumed when printing a 4x6” borderless photo is approximately $0.047 for Canon PIXMA MegaTank G660 vs $0.867 for Canon PIXMA Home TS8360A. Based on RRP values of relevant inks on 5th April 2022 and stated page yields which are the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 29103 chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement ink after initial setup. Excludes cost of paper.

4 Cost of ink consumed when printing a 4x6” borderless photo is approximately $0.047 for Canon PIXMA MegaTank G660. Based on RRP values of relevant inks on 5th April 2022 and stated page yields which are the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 29103 chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement ink after initial setup. Excludes cost of paper.

5 Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.

6 Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer
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Canon PIXMA G660 pictured with set of six ChromaLife 100 dye-based inks
Canon PIXMA G660 pictured with set of six ChromaLife 100 dye-based inks  Image: Canon

01 April 2022

Canon PHOTO CULLING App

Canon PHOTO CULLING App
Photo Culling: Your Personalized Photo Assistant

Photo Culling can help you select your best photos, while helping save space on your device by suggesting what photos to delete

Save The Best, Delete The Rest
Have too many photos on your phone and want to find the best ones? Powered by PHIL, Canon U.S.A.'s AI Technology, users can quickly and easily find and organize only their best photos. The latest version of the Canon Photo Culling app was released in November 2021, with improvements to the browsing experience and providing free users with 5 culling sessions of up to 40 images every 30 days. Getting organized is as easy as downloading the Canon Photo Culling app and choosing a subscription plan that works for you and your photo library goals.

Easily Find Your Best Photos
With two culling options, Similar Culling and Whole Culling, you can find your best photo out of a group of photos or group similar photos.

AI Technology
PHIL is Canon U.S.A.'s unique computer vision AI engine. PHIL is used to detect the photo score using AI technology, to show how good or bad the quality of your photos are, grouping with similar photos, sharpness, noise, emotion and closed eyes.

Delete Duplicates & Unwanted Photos
Photo Culling thoroughly analyzes your library, finds similar or low-quality photos and suggests which photos to keep and which to delete; helping to save you time and space on your device.
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Hands-on with the Canon EOS R5

The Canon EOS R5 camera with Omar El Sayed - Official Canon Video

 

Canon EOS R5
Capture sensational 45 megapixel photos at up to 20 frames per second, or cinematic 12 bit 8K RAW video using the Canon EOS R5. Photographer Omar El-Sayed gives you the insights about the camera specifications, shifting the limelight on the advanced Autofocus programmed using deep-learning AI and protection against handheld camera shakes. http://canon.sm/2L9nCUC

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Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens Professional Reviews

Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens Professional Reviews
Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens

Engineered specifically for full-frame EOS R series cameras, the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM is the world’s first* medium telephoto macro lens delivering close-up imagery at up to 1.4x magnification with autofocus. 

Featuring a fixed 100mm focal length, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture for blurred backgrounds and low light shooting, fast, highly-precise AF, and an SA (spherical aberration) Control Ring, the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens elevates the look of portraits and macro shots with the option of creating dreamlike or romantic images with a soft focus look. 

With strong built-in optical image stabilization and Canon's Hybrid IS system, close-up shooting and video are sharp and stable. Using the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM, imagemakers can expect to see stunning results that can enhance their creative/artistic vision. (Source: Canon USA)

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Canon RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM Lens Professional Reviews

Canon RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM Lens Professional Reviews
Canon RF 70-200mm F4 L IS IS USM Lens

The RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM is a telephoto zoom lens delivering impressive image quality along with superb mobility as our shortest and lightest 70-200mm f/4 lens to date. Designed for the EOS R System, this lens takes advantage of the large diameter mount and short back focus distance of the RF mount to maintain high image quality while being more compact and portable so you’ll be even more inclined to take it with you on your travels. Results are stunning thanks to 4 UD lenses which help correct chromatic aberration and keep colors vivid, reduced ghosting provided by Air-Sphere Coating (ASC), and Optical Image Stabilization plus coordinated Optical Image Stabilizer and In-Body Image Stabilizer for amazingly clear, crisp images at slow shutter speeds and smooth video footage. There are also dual Nano USMs contributing to a short minimum focusing distance and high-speed autofocus for still shooting and near-silent, smooth autofocus during movie shooting. These features and more, combined with the confidence to shoot in almost any condition with dust- and weather resistant seals and fluorine coating, make the RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM lens a solid performer for any situation. (Source: Canon USA)

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Capture It All with Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens

Capture It All with the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens - Official Canon Video
 

Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens
Whether you need a lens for macro shots, portraits, landscapes or anything in-between, the wide-ranging RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens is the perfect complement to your Canon R Series camera for inspiring results. 


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Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens Professional Reviews

Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens Professional Reviews
Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens

With its fixed 85mm focal length and wide f/1.2 maximum aperture, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM lens is ideal for photographing portraits, weddings, fashion and more, and great for low-light situations and producing beautiful, soft backgrounds. It gives you fast autofocus speed, and works great with the Eye Detection AF feature found in the EOS R and EOS RP cameras to provide impressive focus on a subject’s eye. 

All this and more, including Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR) to help reduce chromatic aberration and Air Sphere Coating to help minimize flaring and ghosting, combine to give you a lens you’ll want among your favorites. (Source: Canon USA)

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Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Vanessa Joy

 Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Vanessa Joy - Official Canon Video

 

From Canon gear to photography techniques, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Canon Explorer of Light Vanessa Joy captured one of her favorite shots. 

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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 10 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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