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 Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Canon has also today announced the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers (Canon press release).
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Post Date: 8/23/2011 9:12:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has today introduced the PowerShot SX150 IS, PowerShot ELPH 510 HS and PowerShot ELPH 310 HS along with a PowerShot Flash.
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Post Date: 8/23/2011 8:45:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 11, 2011
Canon Inc. has announced intention to acquire own shares.
Canon intends to acquire up to 15.0 million shares of common stock, equivalent to 1.2% of outstanding shares. The total cost of the acquisition will be up to 50 billion yen. The purchase is expected to be made between August 12, 2011 through September 16, 2011.
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Post Date: 8/11/2011 9:44:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Canon made some non-Camera announcements yesterday. I'll send you directly to the Canon USA press releases for the details:
Canon U.S.A. Enhances Creativity With New PIXMA Printers
Canon U.S.A. Announces New Desktop Accessories For Today's Business Professionals
Canon U.S.A. Expands imageCLASS Laser Multifunction And Printer Lineup With Seven New Products
Canon U.S.A. Commemorates The 20th Anniversary Of Its Jamesburg Location
I have a current model Canon X Mark I Premium Black Desktop Calculator - it looks great on my black back-painted glass desktop. The new models would replace my wireless keypad as well. Very nice.
Sorry for being a day late on these announcements. I arrived home at 1:00 AM this morning after three days on the road. I'm behind on email replies as well - please be patient - I'll be responding soon.
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Post Date: 7/27/2011 2:17:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
It's baaaaack. Canon Canada has restored the EOS 1Ds Mark III from the archives. (thanks John)
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Post Date: 7/27/2011 10:34:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, July 24, 2011
Canon CA has moved the EOS 1Ds Mark III to the archives (thanks Edward).
This seems like an unusual move - unless a replacement model is soon to be announced. I already suspected that a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IV announcement was coming soon - this occurrence feeds my guess. Perhaps an August announcement?
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Post Date: 7/24/2011 10:35:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Canon USA has added the newly announced Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens to their website - assuring that the lens will indeed be coming to the USA.
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Post Date: 7/20/2011 10:19:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 13, 2011
In a press release issued today, Canon UK has announced the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens.
Europe-only? Canon USA has said nothing about this new lens - I'm inquiring.
Update: At this time, Canon USA has no information about the availability of this lens in the US.
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Post Date: 6/13/2011 9:40:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"When is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III going to be announced?" is the big question hitting my inbox these days. And that is a good question - one that Canon has not answered publicly.
Last year, my guess was that the EOS 5D Mark III would be announced in August 2011 with availability in December. The reasoning behind this answer was that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was announced 3 years after the Canon EOS 5D and August is historically the month of one of Canon's biannual major DSLR, lens and flash announcements. The 5D II became available in December (to those who preordered early).
Today, I'm much less optimistic about seeing a 5D Mark III this year.
First, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IV announcement did not happen in its historical timeframe (August 2010) - and has not happened to date. I expect the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III to be updated before the EOS 5D Mark II.
And second, the disaster in Japan was hugely disruptive. Details of Canon's recovery have been absent lately, but I have not been hearing any optimistic news coming from the affected area. I'm happy that we can still buy most current Canon DSLRs and lenses.
So back to the question: "When is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III going to be announced?" As with the rest of Canon's unannounced products, no one who knows is allowed to say. My complete guess is that we will not see an upgrade to the 5D II available until at least mid-2012.
The advice I've been giving is to get the incredibly successful Canon EOS 5D Mark II now. It has impressive image quality and you will most likely get a LOT of great shots from it before even my last-year-estimated 5D Mark III arrival date.
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Post Date: 5/10/2011 1:23:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 7, 2011
Canon has today unveiled a trio of new video lenses. While not for the DSLR market, the new lenses are interesting to learn about nonetheless. The new Canon KJ20x8.2B is particularly interesting with its built-in 2x extender.
Canon FK14.5-60 Wide-Angle Cine Zoom Lens
Canon FK30-300 Telephoto Cine Zoom Lens

Canon KJ20x8.2B Portable HD Lens
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Post Date: 4/7/2011 11:12:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 5, 2011
"Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Canon USA, Inc. to leverage Technicolor’s color-science in the development of a suite of creative tools for cinematographers to facilitate greater usability and integration of Canon EOS DSLR cameras into the motion picture and television production pipeline"
Read the Canon & Technicolor Strategic Alliance Press Release for more information. (thanks Jordan)
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Post Date: 4/5/2011 2:15:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 24, 2011
Want to make your images huge? Project them with one of the five new portable LCD projectors Canon has announced.
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Post Date: 3/24/2011 10:00:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 21, 2011
Canon U.S.A. has announced its expansion into the production photographic print market with the introduction of the Canon DreamLabo 5000 (press release).
Don't look for one of these in my studio anytime soon. Of course, with availability expected to be early 2012, don't look for one of these anywhere other than a trade show for awhile.
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Post Date: 3/21/2011 9:44:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 18, 2011
Canon will be attending the 2011 Wedding & Portrait Photographer International Convention (press release).
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Post Date: 2/18/2011 3:28:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, February 17, 2011
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