23 April 2024

Canon Supports Essay Competition at Stony Brook University

Canon U.S.A. Supports Japan Center Essay Competition at Stony Brook University

Canon Supports Essay Competition at Stony Brook University

The competition challenges students to write about aspects of Japanese culture, with a personal connection

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 23, 2024 – Highlighting its commitment to empowering students and supporting education, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, proudly sponsored the 19th Annual Japan Center Essay Competition Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 20th, at Stony Brook University.

The essay competition, organized by the Japan Center at Stony Brook, honors students for work that demonstrates their awareness and understanding of the Japanese culture. The competition aims to inspire the students to think creatively and critically about their lives in relating experiences to aspects of Japanese culture, to broaden their horizons and promote global citizenship through the writing of thought-provoking essays.

"We are proud to partner with Canon U.S.A. on the essay competition, providing students with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of cultural activities related to Japan," said Dr. Iwao Ojima, the President of Japan Center at Stony Brook University. “We congratulate the winners and every participant for their great work."

233 high school and college students submitted essays for the competition. Contestants were asked to discuss one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business, and technology in relation to their personal experiences, views, and/or future goals. A panel of qualified judges selected the winners, who received awards including a Canon product.

High School Division Best Essay Award

1st Place Best Essay Award and Consul General of Japan Special Award
“Reflections” written by Talia Beck (Hunter College High School)

1st Place Best Essay Award and Consul General of Japan Special Award

2nd Place Best Essay Award
“The Sound of Drums Behind a Stage” written by Anderson Maziero (Bethpage High School)

3rd Place Best Essay Award
“Embracing the Harmony of Silence” written by Arihunt Garg (The Brooklyn Latin School)

Uchida Memorial
“Sparks of Identity” written by Marisa Yamamoto (Syosset High School)

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. Attendees included the award-winning students, and representatives from the Japan Center at Stony Brook, Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Consulate General of Japan in New York. Each winner took to the stage and read their essay to the audience. Isao “Sammy” Kobayashi, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc., was an honorary judge of the competition.

“We are very proud of all the students who wrote so passionately about their experience and understanding of Japanese culture, connecting it to their personal lives in these captivating essays,” Kobayashi said. "The Japan Center does great work for the community, and Canon is honored to be a partner for this program.”

For a list of winners, finalists, and semifinalists, you can visit the Japan Center’s website. Award-winning essays will be posted in early May.

Canon Media Release Source: Canon USA

16 April 2024

Canon’s SELPHY Photo Printers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Canon’s SELPHY Series of Compact Photo Printers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Canon’s SELPHY Photo Printers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 16, 2024 — Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. is excited to acclaim that its SELPHY series of compact photo printers, which enables users to easily print high-quality photos and continues to offer a wide range of ways to enjoy photo printing, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2024.

The SELPHY series was created in 2004 in response to heightened demand for photo prints due to the rapid spread of digital cameras in the early 2000s. As of April 2024, the SELPHY series has launched 31 products1 and sold a combined total of more than 17 million units2 worldwide.

The name SELPHY, a combination of “self” and “photography,” was given to convey Canon’s hope that easily printing photos taken using a digital camera on one’s own would allow people to experience new ways of enjoying photography. SELPHY printers produce photo prints that possess both high-quality and excellent durability3 through the adoption of a dye sublimation printing process, in which ink is printed by vaporizing it with heat. They are also easy to use and feature a small, lightweight body which makes them convenient for transport. The SELPHY series has earned support from a wide variety of users as it offers user-friendly photo printing on the spot, which not only helps to share memorable moments but can also be used to produce a work of one’s choice or in various situations from wedding decorations to ID photos.

Canon staked its claim as a pioneer in the market of photo printing when it introduced the CP-10 dye sublimation printer in April 2001. Then in 2004, it released SELPHY CP500 and SELPHY CP400 (October 2004). At the same time, in order to become more familiar to its users, Canon launched the SELPHY brand, weaving the product concept into the brand name.

From that point on, Canon continued to develop products in line with generational changes and technological advancement. SELPHY CP710, equipped with a color LCD monitor and capable of printing photos directly from memory cards, was released in September 2005. Then, with the release of SELPHY CP900 in September 2012, SELPHY printers became compatible with wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) and achieved wireless linkage with smartphones and tablet devices. SELPHY SQUARE QX10, a compact and lightweight model equipped with an internal battery, making it ideal for carrying, was newly added to the lineup in April 2020. Following that, Canon continued to further develop product functions and designs and in September 2022 released the SELPHY CP1500, the latest model in the CP series which enables vivid color expression through its automated color correction function.

Additionally, the SELPHY Photo Layout application, exclusively for the SELPHY series, features a function to create collages by automatically combining several photos and makes it possible to produce images using filters and stamps, etc. as well as create layouts in various paper sizes such as for printable stickers. SELPHY printers also address demand that has risen alongside the popularization of smartphones, by producing prints in square formats which have become familiar thanks to social media.

Going forward, Canon will continue to provide new ways of enjoying and using photos and aim to make contributions to photo and video culture by continuing to expand the SELPHY series alongside the changing times while satisfying a wide variety of users.

Please see below for videos, available on YouTube, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Canon SELPHY series:

SELPHY celebrates 20th Anniversary "Birthday"

SELPHY celebrates 20th Anniversary "Craft"

SELPHY celebrates 20th Anniversary "Wedding"

Canon Media Release Source: Canon USA

10 April 2024

Canon Redefines Imaging Excellence at NAB 2024

Canon U.S.A. Redefines Imaging Excellence at NAB 2024

Canon Redefines Imaging Excellence at NAB 2024


Inspiring NAB 2024’s attendees to explore the possibilities in cinema, broadcast, and beyond, Canon will host an expanded booth presence with a Virtual Production area and a touch-and-try station for its new broadcast lens, the CJ27e×7.3B

MELVILLE, NY, April 10, 2024 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 NAB Conference, where it will showcase its latest developments and solutions, including a new next-gen broadcast lens. Throughout its expanded booth (#C3825), Canon will offer attendees new opportunities to explore the future of production and the latest Canon gear, including its new broadcast lens, the CJ27e×7.3B, Canon’s first 2/3” portable lens with a class leading 27x optical zoom (among portable lenses for 2/3-inch 4K cameras with ENG-style design). The theme of Canon’s NAB booth this year is “Connect, Create, Collaborate.”

“Canon's exhibit at NAB 2024 showcases our cutting-edge technology and forward-thinking innovations,” said Brian Mahar, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “We welcome any and all visitors to see all that Canon has to offer in the industry.”

The booth will feature Canon’s line of outstanding RF cinema prime lenses and flex zoom lenses, as well as the versatile RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens for hybrid shooters. Canon will also showcase the improved PTZ tracking system, the EOS VR System featuring the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens, and the enhanced functionalities of the EOS C500 Mark II, which now supports three new Cinema RAW Light formats through a new firmware update. These displays demonstrate Canon's continuous innovation across broadcast, house of worship, cinema, VR, and social capture solutions.

An LED Virtual Production set will be at the front of the booth, and toward the back Canon will have a display of Canon’s low-light SPAD (Single Photon Avalanche Diode) Sensor technology. Education is also fundamental to Canon's mission, evident in interactive engagements at every counter and all product demos. Professionals across all levels can explore Canon's complete product lineup and gain insights into Canon’s latest advancements in imaging technology through the lens displays and PTZ control room area.

Canon will also showcase how our volumetric video technology, which is currently being used to capture live sports, can also be used in a virtual production studio. This technology can help unlock fresh realms of creative and technical exploration for professional production companies, advertising agencies, filmmakers, and beyond.

Canon extends an invitation to all attendees to visit its exhibit at NAB 2024 and embark on a journey to Connect, Create, and Collaborate. For more information about Canon at NAB 2024, please visit here.

Canon Media Source: Canon USA

01 April 2024

Canon Annual Report for the Year Ended Dec 31, 2023

Canon Inc. Publishes Annual Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2023

Canon Annual Report for the Year Ended Dec 31, 2023

MELVILLE, NY, April 5, 2024 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. filed its annual report for 2023. The consolidated annual report, which contains the company’s audited financial statements can be accessed from Canon Inc.’s website.

This report includes the CEO's message and business strategies based on the “Excellent Global Corporation Plan Phase VI”, a medium- to long-term management program. In addition, with regard to non-financial information on ESG and other corporate activities, Canon incorporates many photographs and graphs to explain Canon's initiatives in an easy-to-understand manner.


Canon Source: Global Canon

Canon Inc. Publishes Annual Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2023

Nauticam Underwater Housings for Canon EOS R Cameras

 Nauticam Underwater Housings for Canon EOS R Camera Bodies / Lenses

Underwater Housing Canon DSLR / PowerShot Cameras

Nauticam Underwater Housings for Canon EOS R Cameras

Underwater Housing Canon EOS R7
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Underwater Housing Canon EOS R6 Mark II
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Underwater Housing Canon EOS R6
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Underwater Housing Canon EOS R5 C

Underwater Housing Canon EOS R5
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Underwater Housing Canon EOS R3
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Underwater Housings for Canon EOS DSLRs
Underwater Housings for Canon EOS DSLRs >>

Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II >>

Canon RF Lenses for Canon EOS R Cameras

Canon RF-Mount Lenses / Information

Canon RF Lenses for Canon EOS R Cameras

Canon RF-S Lenses for Canon R APS-C Cameras View

Listing of current consumer and professional Canon RF Lenses for Canon EOS R6 / EOS R5 / EOS R Cameras:
  • Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens
  • Canon RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM Ultra-Wide Lens
  • Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens
  • Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM Lens
  • Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Lens
  • Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z
  • Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens
  • Canon RF 85 mm f/1.2L USM DS Lens
  • Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 135mm F1.8L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS Lens
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM lens
  • Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L US USM Lens
  • Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens 
  • Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 400mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF 800mm f//5.6L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF 800mm f/8L IS USM Lens
  • Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens

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Canon RF Lenses PDF User Manual Downloads>>

Canon EOS R Full Frame Bodies

Canon EOS R
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Canon EOS Ra More Information >>

Canon EOS RP More Information >>

Canon EOS R3 More Information>>

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Canon EOS R6 Mark II More Information>>

Canon EOS R8 More Information >>


Canon EOS R APS-C Bodies

Canon EOS R7 More Information>>

Canon EOS R10 More Information>>

Canon EOS R50 More Information>>

Canon EOS R100 More Information>>


Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM Lens
Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM Lens

Canon EOS R Body | System Information

Canon EOS R System Information and Updates
Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Information
Canon EOS R Full Frame / APS-C Bodies

Canon EOS R PDF User Guide / AF Guide Downloads

Canon EOS R System - EOS R Full Frame Bodies:
  • Canon EOS R1 (to be announced)
  • Canon EOS R3
  • Canon EOS R5  / Canon EOS R5 C
  • Canon EOS R6 / Canon EOS R6 Mark II
  • Canon EOS R8
  • Canon EOS Ra / Canon EOS RP
  • Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R System - EOS R APS-C Bodies:

Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R5 C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
  • 45 Megapixel
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS)
  • 8K Video / Canon Log 3
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS AF II Focus System
  • Media Release
  • More Information

Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera


Canon EOS R6 Mark II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R8 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

  • Full frame 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Full width 6K oversampled 4K 60p video recording and 180fps Full HD recording
  • High resolution 2.36 million dot EVF runs at up to 120fps maximum refresh rate
  • Intelligent subject detection for animals, vehicles and people
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for always on connection
  • Media Release
  • More Information


Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera


    Canon EOS Ra Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
    • 30.3 Megapixel
    • For Astrophotography
    • 4K Time Lapse Shooting
    • Media Release

    Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera



    In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) - View >>



    Canon EOS Virtual Reality System Information >>

    ShutterCount now available for the EOS R >>


    Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 with RF-S Lenses
    Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 with RF-S Lenses

    Canon EOS R / EF Lenses Rumors / Release Dates 2023

    Canon EOS Virtual Reality System Information

    Canon EOS Virtual Reality System Updates

    Canon EOS Virtual Reality System Information

    EOS VR System Information on the Canon Camera News 2023 website:

    What is Virtual Reality?
    Virtual Reality is the creation of an environment that fills the viewers field of view and presented in such a way as to immerse the user within that environment and make them ‘believe’ they are somewhere else. Environments can be filmed real life scenes, using specialist camera systems, or can be computer generated (or can even be a mixture of the two).

    To experience virtual reality in its truest form, the user must wear a Head Mounted Display (HMD) / VR headset that projects a (3D) stereoscopic image onto the users eyes (using two images, one for each eye, showing the same scene but from slightly different angles), providing depth perception and filling their field of view, while ideally also incorporating spatial audio.

    Canon EOS VR System
    Canon’s EOS VR SYSTEM (which includes the Canon RF 5.2MM F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens) aims to provide a better balance of price and performance while making the process of 180° VR content creation a lot simpler and more efficient, enabling greater opportunity to create more content and enabling more people to enter the VR content creation market. (Source: Canon EOS VR System White Paper).

    Download Canon EOS Virtual Reality System White Paper

    Canon Enters The Virtual Reality Platform Software Market with Kokomo Media Release

    Kokomo - Say Hello to Realistic Face-to-Face Canon VR Watch

    Canon EOS R5 C Camera More

    Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens More

    Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens - Canon YouTube Video Watch

    Shoot VR with the Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens Watch

    The Basics of Filming Stereoscopic 3D 180° VR (Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens) Watch


    Canon EOS Virtual Reality (VR) System Downloads

    Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE Lens PDF User Guide

    Canon VR Recording Guide HTML Manual 

    Canon EOS VR Utility Learn more / Downloads

    Canon EOS VR Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro Learn More / Downloads

    Canon Imaging App Service Plans Learn More

    Download Canon Computer Software Download Page


    Canon EOS Virtual Reality (VR) System Media Coverage
     

    Canon enhances VR Content Production Workflows with new VR Software Canon Camera News

    Canon Announces its First Virtual Reality Video Production System Digit

    Canon Ambassadors Predict AI and AR to Drive Storytelling Amateur Photographer

    Canon EOS VR System In-Depth Review for 3D VR180 Creators & Filmmakers Hugh Hou Medium

    Canon EOS VR System is the Strongest Tool for VR creators Medium

    Canon reforms EOS VR system with Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens TechX

    How Canon's VR Lens is Becoming integral to the Metaverse Experience Red Shark News

    Our First Look At Footage From Canon’s New VR Camera Lens VR Scout

    Virtual Reality Through A New Lens: Canon Introduces Their First Dual Fisheye Lens Bloomberg




    Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens
    Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens

    Canon EOS RP Camera PDF User Guide / Manual Download

    Download Canon EOS RP Camera PDF User Guide

    Canon EOS RP Camera PDF User Guide / Manual Download

    Free Download: Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Advanced PDF Manual / User Guide

    Download >>


    Also Available at the EOS RP download link: Advanced Canon EOS RP User Guide For Small Screens

    Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Specifications / More >>

    Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Advanced Camera User Guide Contents
    • Introduction
    • Preparation and Basic Operation
    • Basic Shooting
    • Creative Zone
    • Shooting
    • Playback
    • Setup
    • WiFi Functions
    • Customs Functions / My Menu
    • Reference 
    Canon EOS RP Camera PDF User Guide / Manual Download


    Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads

    2023 Canon RF and RF-S Lens Rumors

     Rumored Canon RF / RF-S Lenses 2023 / 2024

    2023 Canon RF and RF-S Lens Rumors

    Canon RF and RF-S  Lens Releases and Release Dates 2023 / 2024
    We should see some of the following speculated Canon EOS RF (USM and STM) / Canon RF-S lenses for Canon R Full Frame and Canon EOS R APS-C bodies releases during 2023 (or 2024).

    Lens rumor sources will be updates as it becomes more clear if / when these Canon RF / Canon RF-S lenses is going to be officially release by Canon.

    Canon RF Lenses

    • Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM lens Source
    • Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM 1.4x Source
    • Canon RF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens Source
    • Canon RF 200-500mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens Source
    • Canon RF 300-700mm f/5.6L IS 1.4x lens Source
    • Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM lens Source
    • Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens Source
    • Canon RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens Source
    • Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM lens Source
    • Canon RF 28mm f/1.4L USM lens Source
    • Canon RF 24mm f/1.4L USM lens Source
    • Canon RF 12mm f/1.8L USM lens Source


    Canon RF DO Lenses

    • RF 400mm f/3.5 DO IS USM lens Source
    • RF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM lens Source
    • RF 500mm f/4.5 DO IS USM lens Source
    • RF 500mm f/5 DO IS USM lens Source
    • RF 800mm f/9.5 DO IS USM lens Source

    Canon TS-R Lenses

    Canon RF-S Lenses
    • Canon RF-S 11-22 mm f/4 – f/4.5 IS STM lens Source
    • Canon RF-S 16-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens Source
    • Canon RF-S 22mm f/2 STM lens Source
    • Canon RF-S 32mm f/1.4 STM lens Source
    • Canon RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens Source
    • Canon RF-S 22mm F2 STM lens Source

    New Canon RF / EF-S Lenses Disclaimer - Canon Camera News 2023:
    Any information / specifications published on rumored, upcoming and anticipated Canon RF and Canon RF-S lenses for Canon R camera releases (for) 2023 / 2024 in this post and / or elsewhere on any of the Canon Camera News website's posts / pages are based on anticipated / expected and rumored upcoming publicly available information released of new Canon RF and Canon RF-S lenses.

    E & O.E (Errors and omissions excepted). No media responsibility or ownership is taken or claimed for any Canon Product (proposed or speculative) Release Dates and / or additional information provided by any website we may point readers to. All Canon rumors will be directed to the original (and various other) online rumor source. Any enquiries should be directed to the listed website(s) if required. 

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