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 Wednesday, December 2, 2015

 
From Canon USA:
 
Profiling Modern Day Rebels Including Daredevil Nik Wallenda and Music Producer Swizz Beatz, “Rebel With A Cause” Campaign Filmed Entirely with Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras
 
MELVILLE, N.Y. — Celebrating 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to honor this milestone by introducing its new “Rebel With A Cause” campaign. In 1990, the iconic “Image is Everything” campaign introduced the Canon EOS Rebel, an SLR camera born with a cause — to put the power of pro photography into the hands of the public and level the playing field forever. 25 years later, Canon launches “Rebel With A Cause,” embarking on a journey to follow modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way, capturing their causes through the eye of a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR. “Rebel With A Cause” will invite people into their worlds, celebrating the imagery that makes their causes shine and motivating others to join their movements.
 
The campaign kicks off today featuring American daredevil Nik Wallenda followed by GRAMMY Award winning record producer Swizz Beatz.
 
For the first video from the campaign, Nik Wallenda, best known as a member of The Flying Wallenda Family, and the first and only person to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, encourages an unexpected group of people, senior citizens, to check items off of their personal bucket lists. After visiting a senior center in Sarasota, FL, the man who’s conquered every feat he’s ever dreamed of, sent one senior citizen into the sky and one to the racetrack to inspire them to finally conquer theirs. The campaign, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can now be viewed here: http://canon.us/bkQln .
 
“I’m honored to be selected as a Rebel with a Cause as part of Canon’s campaign, as I’ve spent my entire life pushing boundaries and encouraging others to do the same,” said Nik Wallenda. “Partnering with Canon to tell my story and continuing to pursue my mission to never give up, has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I hope this inspires others to live their lives to the fullest.”
 
“Canon has always made it a priority to make what was once thought to be impossible possible, and it’s one of the reasons we created the EOS Rebel cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The heart of this campaign is about showcasing modern day rebels entirely through the eyes of a Canon EOS Rebel camera, encouraging people to take their creativity to the next level and to tell their own unique stories.”
 
“Rebel With A Cause” will continue with hip-hop artist and multi-platinum record producer Swizz Beatz, who has recently become a major force in the art world. However, instead of focusing on his own art, he’s focused on finding the next great, unknown artist – and into 2016 with a range of high profile individuals each embracing their own cause. Every rebel has their own unique story, and the campaign will encourage everyone to find the rebels within themselves.
 
The Evolution of the Canon EOS Rebel Camera
Canon announced the first ever EOS Rebel SLR camera 25 years ago in August 1990, changing the game in the SLR camera category. At the time it was Canon’s smallest and lightest 35mm autofocus single-lens reflex (SLR) camera in the EOS line of autofocus SLRs. The EOS Rebel line has been continuously known to pack advanced features and imaging technologies into affordable high-quality consumer-level camera bodies. Through its first 14 years, Canon introduced 13 EOS Rebel film SLR models and in 2003, the Canon EOS Rebel DSLR was born, marking the beginning of the modern-day EOS Rebel DSLR camera. From 2003 to 2015, there have been 15 models in the EOS Rebel DSLR camera line including the latest models introduced this year featuring built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability -- the EOS Rebel T6i and T6s DSLR cameras. The EOS Rebel camera line has been used by creative consumers to express themselves through still images for decades as well as Full HD video since the introduction of the EOS Rebel T1i in 2009. Also known for their compact size and superb feature set these cameras have enticed many consumers to make this their first entry into Canon’s EOS interchangeable lens camera family. All Canon EOS Rebel cameras are compatible with Canon’s entire line of EF and EF-S lenses. The sales success and longevity of the EOS Rebel camera line is why the cameras are a household name across generations making it one of the most popular lines in SLR cameras.
 
B&H carries Canon EOS Rebel DSLRs.
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Post Date: 12/2/2015 9:37:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 24, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
Wide Range of Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses Are Eligible, Even if Given as Gift, for Complimentary 13-Month Coverage
 
MELVILLE, N.Y. — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, launched a promotion for CarePAK PLUS (which includes accidental damage protection) just in time for the holidays. Now through Saturday, January 9, 2016, Canon's CarePAK PLUS is available at no cost to customers who purchase from a list of six professional Canon EOS DSLR camera bodies and eight EF USM lenses plus “kit” lenses on eligible camera bodies from a Canon Authorized Dealer. Providing protection from accidental damage like coffee spills to additional hardware coverage from excessive wear and tear on mechanical and electrical issues, CarePAK PLUS coverage lasts 13 months from the date of product purchase. And as an added bonus, CarePAK PLUS is transferable, meaning the customer can give the product as a gift this holiday season and the benefits will transfer.
 
“This complimentary CarePAK PLUS promotion was developed so photographers can focus on capturing family festivities during the holidays, or shooting professionally on assignment, without having to worry about the costs and anxiety associated with accidental damage,” said Eliott Peck, senior vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “By offering this promotion to our customers, we’re letting them know we stand firmly behind them and if it’s needed they can count on Canon’s 100 percent U.S.-based customer service.”
 
Eligible Canon cameras and lenses include:
 
Camera Bodies/Kits
 
Lenses
 
In addition, any lens included within a kit with an eligible body will be covered. For example, if a customer purchases the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens kit, the lens will be covered since it is included in the box with the body (also known as a “hard bundle”).
 
The CarePAK PLUS promotion provides protection from kids, pets, and life including accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and other unforeseen events. It also includes additional hardware coverage from excessive wear and tear on mechanical and electrical issues. Those that do require a repair under this promotion will also enjoy priority service, free return shipping and support direct from Canon, never a third party. Canon’s CarePAK PLUS gives consumers the confidence that their product will be serviced by Canon factory trained technicians using only Genuine Canon parts. Customers who activate the complimentary CarePAK PLUS offer after taking delivery of their covered product will also have the option to extend the coverage for up to three years from date of purchase at an additional cost.
 
Details of the promotion are available at http://www.usa.canon.com/carepak-plus including the terms and conditions and the link to register eligible products.
 
B&H carries Canon gear which features their excellent Service and Support staff.
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Post Date: 11/24/2015 9:47:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 12, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that Canon Marketing Japan Inc. (CMJ) has recently released 12 new free filters and editing functions that include copying and resizing text for the PERSTEXT iOS app that inserts dynamic text into photos so you can enjoy new types of expression.
 
CMJ is offering PERSTEXT as a free photo editing app for iPhone/iPad on the App Store. With PERSTEXT you can insert dynamic text into photos to convey a message and a greater design sense, and enjoy a new form of expression and communication.
 
This time, with 12 free filters that make it possible to express changes in color tone, and special effects, as well as the addition of copying and resizing text editing functions, you can enjoy expressing images that suit you with even greater freedom. The new version is available for download at canon.jp/perstext.
 
In addition to filters that adjust the color tone, a total of 12 filters to express special effects such as diorama, vignette, and zoom have been added. By changing the filter, it is possible to enjoy a variety of different impressions even with the same image. And, by using the text copy function, the photographer can insert their signature into images brimming with originality when uploading to SNS.
 
About PERSTEXT
PERSTEXT is a free app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch1 that makes it possible insert dynamic text into photos, and share them easily on various SNS. With the simple operations of just entering text and specifying the perspective lines with your fingers, you can easily enjoy creating works of art.
 
By copying edited text, it is now possible to paste into a different image. By pasting text into various works, it can be used for the photo's signature and help expand the range of expression. Also, a function that can retain the format of edited text when resized has been added, providing even better freedom of layout.
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Post Date: 11/12/2015 11:36:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 11, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
Environmental Sustainability Initiative Achieved Goal of Contributing to the Planting of 50,000 Trees in 2015
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., — As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the Company’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation has helped contribute to the planting of 50,000 trees this year. The achievement is the latest result of Canon U.S.A.’s long-lasting support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program, which helps to rebuild communities affected by natural disasters through the planting of trees.
 
Since 2009, Canon U.S.A.’s contributions to Arbor Day’s reforestation efforts and the Community Tree Recovery Program have helped in the planting of over 360,000 trees across national forests and communities that have been impacted by natural disasters.
 
“As a cornerstone of our corporate philosophy of Kyosei, Canon is a strong believer in community involvement,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are proud to have achieved this goal in helping communities where natural disasters have struck.”
 
This year, the Community Tree Recovery Program has provided recovery support to 11 states across the nation, including New Jersey, Kentucky, Texas and Washington. Through the Canon Forest Program, which supports the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon supported the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold from April 1, 2015, up to the now-achieved goal of 50,000 trees planted. Various imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction systems have achieved outstanding Total Energy Consumption (TEC) ratings, received ENERGY STAR certifications, and have also received various EPEATi ratings, which is the global registry for greener electronics.
 
"We are thankful for the partnership with Canon as they help in the rebuild of communities across the country," said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation, president. "Planting trees is a powerfully inspiring experience that will help to bring hope and healing back to the good people affected by these natural disasters."
 
For more information about the Canon Forest Program and Canon's other environmental initiatives, visit: www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/corporate-social-responsibility/environment/arbor-day-foundation
 
For more information on the communities supported by the Community Tree Recovery Program, visit: http://www.arborday.org/takeaction/community-tree-recovery/
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Post Date: 11/11/2015 10:16:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 9, 2015
Canon USA's website has been completely redesigned with an updated interface that [in my experience] more closely resembles their international sites.
 

What do you think of Canon USA's overhaul? Let us know in the comments.
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Post Date: 11/9/2015 6:13:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 23, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
"The Rusted" is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student's Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 23, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, "The Rusted," as part of Canon's Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon's Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games") chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for "The Rusted," a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler ("Hellion") starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone ("The Hunger Games").
 
"The Rusted" is a film about a brother and sister's attempt to renovate their childhood home into a recording studio, but strange happenings force them to deal with memories from their past. The global premiere of the film took place via a livestream with AOL BUILD, giving consumers everywhere a chance to experience the film, and will now be available at imagination.usa.canon.com.
 
"I'm honored to continue this journey with Canon, seeking inspiration from those around us and urging everyone to tap into their creative souls and bring stories to life," said Ron Howard. "It's truly been a delight to collaborate with Josh Hutcherson who challenged himself to star in a role that was unlike any he has done to date."
 
"Working with Canon, Ron and Kat have given me a great creative outlet to flex my filmmaking muscles," said Josh Hutcherson. "I feel so fortunate to bring the vision of Mark's trailer to life and work alongside Jena to create this beautiful film. I'm excited for everyone to see it."
 
Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy of Freestyle Picture Company as well as Josh Hutcherson and Michelle Hutcherson produced the film.
 
Project Imagination: The Trailer contest launched in February 2015 and was open for submissions through April 29th. Based on the concept that anything in life can be a movie, and every movie starts with a trailer, Canon invited all consumers - even those who have never picked up a camera before - to turn everyday photos and video footage into a creative movie trailer with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks. Consumers of all skill levels were encouraged to create and submit trailers of their everyday moments using Canon's Trailer Editor tool. One winning trailer was then selected by Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson.
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Post Date: 10/23/2015 8:25:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 21, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
Program to Include Influencers from Emerging Imaging Markets
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 21, 2015 – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its Explorers of Light Program, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is welcoming new members into the program, including: Lindsay Adler, David Bergman, Jimmy Chin, Charles Glatzer, Joel Grimes, Peter Hurley, and Roberto Valenzuela. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon's program, expanding to align with a wide range of talented personalities that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. Many of these new Explorers of Light will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2015, October 22-24 at the Javits Center in New York City. For a full schedule of events in the Canon booth, please visit pro.usa.canon.com/photoplus2015.
 
The new ambassadors for the Explorers of Light Program go beyond the boundaries of still photography by sharing their work through gallery prints, the silver screen, Facebook, Instagram and more. These influential talents are constantly advancing their craft and helping to create new ways in which our world is visually captured and shared. The program brings these creative individuals together to offer their knowledge, photographic passion, and technical expertise while also acting as a conduit of two-way communication between Canon and various developing imaging markets.
 
"Our world is constantly changing, and Canon prides itself on being at the forefront of change. For 20 years the Explorers of Light program has enabled us to align with amazing professional photographers that educate and inspire, and now these new luminaries will help us to engage in meaningful two-way communication with exciting and emerging imaging markets," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon's Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields, garnering awards and accolades for their work. These individuals work with Canon extensively as representatives, ambassadors, educators, and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and personal appearances throughout the United States.
 
For more information about the Explorers of Light program, visit: http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/explorers_of_light/eol_home.shtml
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Post Date: 10/21/2015 12:02:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
New Advanced Amateur and Professional Imaging Products Demonstrate Canon's Complete Input to Output Capabilities for those Obsessed with Image Quality
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 21, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be showcasing its latest in high-quality imaging products for photographers of all skill levels in addition to hosting educational seminars and professional photographer print signings at PhotoPlus Expo 2015 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October, 22 - 24, 2015, in booth #121.
 
On display, and announced just today, will be Canon's new imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer. This new printer complements Canon's professional line of EOS DSLR cameras and lenses for an ideal pairing that will produce high-detail, high-quality prints on a variety of media. This 17-inch, large format solution packs significant technological advancements, including a new print head, new ink and a new image processing engine. Canon will be hosting one free limited edition print signing each day of the show, where the first 100 attendees will be able to take home a beautiful signed image, printed on the imagePROGRAF PRO- 1000, from a Canon Explorer of Light (EOL). Signings will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday (Ken Sklute) and Friday (Joel Grimes), and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (Lindsay Adler).
 
On display will be Canon's brand new digital cameras and lenses including:
 
  • EOS M10 Digital Camera: Outfitted with a new, retractable EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, the EOS M10 is a compact and stylish digital camera that helps photographers expand their creativity. The camera is equipped with Wi-Fi and NFC capability, making it easy to share high-quality photos and videos on- the-go via most current Android1 and iOS2 devices.
  • PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X Digital Cameras: These two new large sensor digital camera models are ideal for advanced amateur photographers looking for a highly portable, advanced point-and-shoot camera. Both models are equipped with a one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel3 High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and feature Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, allowing users to easily print or share images and videos. The PowerShot G5 X camera is housed in a classic black body and is equipped with a built-in, high-resolution electronic viewfinder. The slim, lightweight PowerShot G9 X camera is easy to carry anywhere, and in addition to being available in classic black, also comes in a retro-style, silver-gray body with brown-stitched leather accents.
To showcase the vivid, realistic imagery that Canon products can create there will be a 20 billion pixel at 200 dpi panorama of Yankee Stadium taken by EOL David Bergman, created with the 50.6 megapixel EOS 5DS R camera. At over 20-feet long, the image consists of 825 separate photographs stitched together.
 
Programming
 
The main stage in the booth will feature presentations from Canon EOLs (schedule subject to change), including several new members of the program who will make their debut at PhotoPlus Expo. The booth will also feature a gallery of selected photographs from various EOLs, showcasing the skill and talent that earned them a place in this elite program.
 
Thursday, Oct. 22Friday, Oct. 23Saturday, Oct. 24
10 a.m.Lindsay Adler
In-Camera Creativity with the EOS 5D Mark III Live Shoot
Michele Celentano
 Dynamic Family Posing Lecture
Joel Grimes 
Lenses That Rock Lecture
10:45 a.m.Rick Sammon 
Exploring the Light with New Canon Cameras and Lenses Lecture
Vincent Laforet 
Lecture
David Bergman
Separate Yourself from the Pack Lecture
11:30 a.m.Ken Sklute
Capturing the Elusive Moment Lecture
Hanson Fong 
Glamour Lighting with Speedlites Live Shoot
Bruce Dorn 
Small Cameras, BIG Results – Portraits with PowerShots Live Shoot
12:15 p.m.Jack Reznicki 
One Light Lighting Live Shoot
Sam Abell 
Your Pictures – Better!! Lecture
Michele Celentano 
Family Photography with the EOS M3 Live Shoot
1 p.m.Hanson Fong
Glamour Lighting with Speedlites Live Shoot
Bruce Dorn
Creating Music Videos with Canon Cinema EOS Video Lecture
Jack Reznicki 
Exploring Canon Speedlites Live Shoot
1:45 p.m.Scott Kelby 
Lecture
Peter Hurley 
The Headshot Live Shoot
Greg Heisler 
The Evocative Portrait Lecture
2:30 p.m.Clay Blackmore 
Adding Motion to Still to Increase Your Revenue Lecture
Roberto Valenzuela
High Impact Speedlites Live Shoot
Peter Hurley 
The Headshot Live Shoot
3:15 p.m.Stephen Johnson 
Lecture
Rick Sammon 
Exploring the Light with New Canon Cameras and Lenses Lecture
Roberto Valenzuela 
High Impact Speedlites Live Shoot
4 p.m.Joel Grimes 
The Dramatic Portrait  Live Shoot
Lindsay Adler 
Larger Than Life: Explorations with Macro Lenses Live Shoot
 

Additional educational presentations by industry professionals as well as Canon EOLs will take place at the Live Learning studio, also located inside the booth.
 
Thursday, Oct. 22Friday, Oct. 23Saturday, Oct. 24
10 a.m.Clay Blackmore 
Making Things Happen with the EOS 7D Mark II and Speedlites Live Shoot
Ken Sklute 
Edgy Lighting Live Shoot
Syl Arena 
A New Era in Speedliting Featuring the 430EX III-RT Live Shoot
11:00 a.m.Joel Grimes 
One Light Beauty Light Live Shoot
Lindsay Adler 
Beauty Portraits with the EOS 5DS and EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Live Shoot
Lindsay Adler 
Beauty Portraits with the EOS 5DS and EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Live Shoot
NoonLindsay Adler 
Beauty Portraits with the EOS 5DS and EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Live Shoot
Joel Grimes 
One Light Beauty Light Live Shoot
Joel Grimes 
One Light Beauty Light Live Shoot
1 p.m.Ken Sklute
Edgy Lighting Live Shoot
Greg Heisler 
Wild Portraits with Tilt-Shift Lenses Live Shoot
Moshe Zusman 
Perfect Venue Lighting Featuring the Speedlite 600EX-RT Live Shoot
2 p.m.Bruce Dorn 
Small Cameras – BIG Results with the PowerShot G3 X, G7 X, and EOS M3
Moshe Zusman 
Perfect Venue Lighting Featuring the Speedlite 600EX-RT  Live Shoot
Bruce Dorn 
Small Cameras – BIG Results with the PowerShot G3 X, G7 X, and EOS M3
3 p.m.Syl Arena 
A New Era in Speedliting Featuring the 430EX III-RT Live Shoot
Syl Arena 
A New Era in Speedliting Featuring the 430EX III-RT Live Shoot
Ken Sklute 
Edgy Lighting Live Shoot
4 p.m.Moshe Zusman
Perfect Venue Lighting Featuring the Speedlite 600EX-RT Live Shoot
Bruce Dorn 
Small Cameras – BIG Results with the PowerShot G3 X, G7 X, and EOS M3
 

Canon CPS Lounge
 
Canon Professional Services will once again 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 lenses4) cleaned and checked during Expo hours starting Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 24 in Room 2D12.
 
The hours of operation for the CPS Lounge are:
 
Thursday, Oct. 22: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Equipment pickup only)
 
Canon will also feature factory trained technicians directly in the Canon booth, performing Canon Maintenance Service for CPS customers. This area will highlight Canon's commitment to providing world class service and support for professionals. For more information on CPS, visit cps.usa.canon.com. For more information on Canon Maintenance Service, including a list of eligible products, visit usa.canon.com/maintenance. Follow Canon throughout the PhotoPlus Expo show @CanonUSApro. To see the full details of Canon's presence at PhotoPlus Expo, please visit: pro.usa.canon.com/photoplus2015.
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Post Date: 10/21/2015 10:38:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
New 17-inch Large Format Printer Can Produce Sharp Images and Astounding Image Clarity for Pro Photographers and Design Professionals
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 21, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer, a 17-inch, large format solution packed with significant technological advancements, such as a new print head, new ink set and a new image processing engine, resulting in stunning image quality designed for photographers who are "equally obsessed" with the printed image.
 
This is the first in a new series of imagePROGRAF printers that are marked by the distinctive Canon red line across the body of the printer, echoing the same red line on Canon's EF L-Series lenses. This feature-rich professional printer complements Canon's professional line of DSLR cameras and lenses for an ideal pairing that can produce high-detail, high-quality images when printed on a variety of media, creating images that look as accurate printed as when they were captured.
 
"We designed a printer to give our customers incredible large-format image reproduction in a size that fits almost any home, studio, design and production departments, or in a classroom of photography students," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Knowing how important fine details and precise colors are to professional users, this printer is designed so that the final output is exactly what they envisioned. The launch of the first printer in the new imagePROGRAF PRO Series of printers further illustrates the commitment Canon has to providing the imaging community with solutions that help deliver superb output true to a photographer's obsession."
 
New Print Head
Improving upon the specifications of the Canon PIXMA PRO-1 printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer features a 50 percent larger print head, which also expands the total number of nozzles to 18,432 for each of the 12 channels. The increased size of the print head helps produce faster print speeds†† while still maintaining high-resolution prints. This new print head design utilizes a sophisticated real-time ink ejection system which helps to maintain a consistent print head temperature allowing for consistent ink droplets to help limit clogs and reduce cleaning cycles and wasted ink. The new print head helps to further reduce the amount of wasted ink through anti-clogging technologies where ink ejection conditions are precisely checked with sensors, and if a clog is detected, another nozzle automatically provides backup.
 
New Inks
The new LUCIA PRO 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system was designed specifically to meet the demands of the most critical photographer. An optimized resin-coating of each pigment allows for denser droplets to be applied to the media, resulting in an increased color gamut of up to 19 percent over the PIXMA PRO-1 printer. This dense ink-configuration also brings gloss uniformity for viewing conditions and image clarity that helps achieve anti-bronzing. The LUCIA PRO ink system also introduces an improved level of black density not only achieving deep, rich blacks but also helping to bring out incredibly fine shadow detail in the darker areas, creating works of art on fine art media. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer is designed to work seamlessly when changing media types, Photo Black and Matte Black inks have their own dedicated nozzles so no switching is necessary. Users can print on glossy media then fine art media with no worries, no changes, and no waste. The new ink system includes matte black, photo black, gray, photo gray, red, blue, magenta, photo magenta, cyan, photo cyan, yellow and Chroma Optimizer. The size of the ink tanks is 80ml per tank, allowing for less frequent refills and reduced cost per print.
 
New Processing Engine & Printer Architecture
Demonstrating a rich understanding of optimum balance stemming from its expertise in camera technology, Canon offers precise placement of ink droplets ideal for vivid print results. The new processing engine, L-COA PRO, controls the balance of inks and the precise placement of ink droplets, carefully calculating best results for each print mode and media using various factors including color reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and elimination of metamerism, all of which contribute to creating an amazing printed image. L-COA PRO, combined with an internal 1GB of memory, enables high-speed processing of massive volumes of image data for demanding workflows. To bring further accuracy to ink ejection and limitation of color unevenness, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer offers a two-way vacuum paper feeder, which keeps media flat and even, helping with accuracy of ink ejection. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer also has a built-in calibration function to help prevent variability of color output by aging changes or printer differences. This feature allows for a consistency in colors from PRO-1000 to PRO-1000 of under a Delta E of 2†††. Reliability and quality are further maintained by the enhanced rigidity in the printer chassis allowing for even more improved dot placement, helping to produce sharper prints, including stunning borderless images.
 
New Software*
Enhancing the user experience with imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer is the intuitive software solution of Print Studio Pro v 2.0. With a focus on quality and ease of use, Print Studio Pro is a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Canon Digital Photo Professional software that easily exports files directly to the printer.1 With 16-bit processing capabilities, fine details are dramatically improved, gradations are smooth and a highly accurate reproduction of the original captured image can be reproduced. Also set to be included is the Media Configuration Tool (MCT)*, enabling customization of the media in both the driver and printer. Additionally, MCT can make adjustments such as print head height and vacuum strength for each media, offering the flexibility needed in order to help achieve optimal quality across a broad range of media options. Accounting Manager* is set to be included for those looking to keep track of consumable costs such as ink and media, allowing users to manually enter in their costs in order to help determine their overall printing expenses. Whether it is an individual printing in their studio, or an administrator looking to centrally manage a number of users in a multi-unit networked environment, this tool can help you keep track of printing expenses. Device Management Console* is an administrative tool which provides users with the means to manage multiple PRO-1000 printers by helping users monitor activity such as error messages and printer information such as the execution status of calibrations.
 
Availability and Pricing
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is scheduled to be available end of October 2015 for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,299.99. MSRP of each color ink is $59.99 and Chroma Optimizer is $54.99.
 
* Certain software and utilities to be released post launch: Device Management Console for PC estimated to be available December 2015, for MAC 3rd Quarter 2016,Media Configuration Tool for MAC estimated to be available 1st quarter 2016 and Accounting Manager for MAC and PC estimated to be available for 1st Quarter of 2016.
 
B&H has the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer available for preorder.
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Post Date: 10/21/2015 8:27:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 12, 2015
Between October 11, 2015 and January 9, 2016, Canon is offering a full-featured accidental damage protection program – called CarePAK PLUS – on select items purchased at authorized retailers (like B&H, Amazon, Adorama, etc).
 
The details of the extended accidental damage protection program are really pretty amazing, especially considering manufacturers' warranties around the industry.
 
CarePAK PLUS Benefits
 
Protection from Accidental Damage
Protection from kids, pets, and life including accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and other unforeseen events.
 
Priority Service and Free Returns
No additional cost, free return shipping,* and minimal downtime with fast and reliable service direct from Canon. We’ve got you covered!
 
$0 Deductible
No Deductible for any repair or replacement, ever.
 
Additional Hardware Coverage
No more worries! Receive additional hardware coverage from excessive wear and tear on all mechanical and electrical issues.
 
Service & Support Directly from Canon
With hassle free service and support direct from Canon, you will never deal with a 3rd party. Feel confident your product will be serviced by Canon factory trained technicians using only Genuine Canon parts.*
 
Transferable
CarePAK PLUS is transferable. Purchase a product as a gift for someone else or sell it during the covered period and transfer the benefits to someone else.
 
Always Genuine Canon Products
If your product cannot be fixed and needs to be replaced you will receive the exact same model, or better, always!
 
No Lemon Guarantee
If the product needs to be repaired for the same problem three times you will receive a new product.
 
* Offer valid October 10, 2015 12:00 a.m. through November 15, 2015 11:59 p.m. ET. Offer valid in U.S.A. only, and void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Availability of certain items may be limited. Limit of ten of any one item per order, subject to availability. Order will be shipped to a street address in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia only. Dealers, distributors and other resellers are not eligible for this offer. Offer subject to Canon Online Store Terms of Sale.
 
Please see the EOS CAMERA/EF LENS LIMITED WARRANTY terms and conditions for your specific Canon model or visit us at usa.canon.com/carepak-plus for complete details. Additional benefits provided by CarePAK PLUS are listed below. Valid for purchases between Oct. 11, 2015 – Jan. 9, 2016.
 
  • An extension of the LIMITED WARRANTY term from one (1) year to thirteen (13) months from the date of original purchase.
  • ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE FROM HANDLING (ADH): labor and /or parts required to repair the Product, or at our sole discretion, replacement of your original Product in lieu of repair in consideration of sudden and unforeseen ADH; such as damage resulting from dropping the Product or in association with screen breakage or liquid damage.

Eligible Camera Bodies/Kits
 
Eligible Lenses
 
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Post Date: 10/12/2015 6:18:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 8, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 7, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon has been ranked 40 out of 100 on the 2015 Best Global Brands and third among Japanese Best Global Brands. Interbrand's annual 100 Best Global Brands ranking report identifies and evaluates companies that have created and sustained strong global brand performance. The standings are based on publicly available information including the financial performance of the branded products or services, the role of brand in the purchase decision process and the strength of the brand.
 
"This award is a testament to the Company's efforts to see the impossible, breaking the boundaries of what is possible and shifting the focus from Canon as solely a high-quality digital imaging product manufacturer to a Company that empowers the creative spirit within its people and customers," said Joe Adachi, chairman and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
To access Interbrand's 2015 Best Global Brands report, visit: http://interbrand.com/best-brands/best-global-brands/2015/ranking/ and follow Best Global Brands across social media at #BGB2015.
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Post Date: 10/8/2015 5:06:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 6, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
Celebrating the Beginning of a Three-year Sponsorship, the Company Launched the Canon See Impossible Balloon into the Gorgeous New Mexico Sky during the Opening Mass Ascension
 
NEW YORK, October 6, 2015 - As the Presenting Sponsor and Official Imaging Company of the 44th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, led the spectacularly colorful, world-renowned primary mass ascension of the world's premiere balloon event with the first official flight of the Canon See Impossible Balloon.
 
On Saturday October 3, 2015, in Albuquerque New Mexico, the Canon See Impossible Balloon led more than 500 colorful hot air and gas balloons operated by pilots from more than 22 countries around the world to take flight in unity. From the event grounds to the vast New Mexico sky, Canon's presence at and in support of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta encourages and empowers attendees from all over the world to capture and print these once in a lifetime moments using tools that authentically represent the fiesta's vibrant glow.
 
Throughout the event, Canon also offers attendees the chance to experience the wide array of its photographic and printing products and provides educational experiences to help attendees capture the colorful balloons and vivid imagery all around them.
 
Update: Special thanks to site visitor Henry who sent us this picture from the event!
 
Balloon Festival 2015 Henry Winokur 1
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Post Date: 10/6/2015 9:18:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 17, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
Company Launches First-Ever EXPO Virtual Tour to Provide an Insider's Look into the Future of Imaging Technology
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 17, 2015 - Although Canon EXPO 2015 New York may be over, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it will extend the excitement to those unable to attend, via the first-ever virtual tour on the Canon EXPO Website. This site will provide rich online content that recaps being at the company's five years in the making EXPO, recently held September 10-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
 
Revealing Canon's vision into the future of imaging technology, Canon EXPO 2015 New York featured more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, showcasing a combination of current and future Canon products and highlighted how powerful and innovative imaging technologies enhance homes, universities, businesses, hospitals, stadiums, movie sets and more.
 
Andy Slawetsky, with Industry Analysts, said of his first-hand experience at EXPO, "Canon is one of the largest annual patent recipients in the world and attending a show like this is just awesome. Technology everywhere. While I really only focus on a small part of Canon's portfolio, it's a treat to see everything they do under one roof."
 
Visit the Canon EXPO website for a virtual tour including:
 
  • The Stadium Zone, an impressive recreation of Yankee Stadium, where visitors can find information on the cameras and lenses professionals choose to capture the action and bring memorable events to life.
  • The Imaging Journey Zone highlights the evolution of imaging including a 4K projector capable of 8K projection, under development, as well as museum quality printing technology.
  • The Professional Printing Zone provides visitors with information on a range of large format printers including the Oc‚ Arizona Series flatbed printers, the Oc‚ varioPRINT i300, and the award-winning Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Digital Press, which sets a new quality benchmark in its class by delivering robust productivity of up-to-100 images per minute.
  • The Home Zone allows visitors to experience modern home imaging solutions for the always-connected generation.
  • The Enterprise Zone shows how Canon supports businesses worldwide and spotlights Canon's new Rich Collaboration System, an innovative communication platform under development, allowing businesses to connect virtually to enhance communication.
  • The Film Production Zone highlights new ways to help professional storytellers bring their visions to life. Cinematographers, videographers, photographers, production companies, broadcasters and networks can benefit from Canon innovations designed to achieve greater levels of depth, detail and dimension.
  • The Customer Experience Zone provides access to information on Canon's Live Learning programs, professional imaging services as well as its commitment to top-notch customer service.
  • The University Zone demonstrates ultra-high zooming capabilities when utilizing a 250 megapixel CMOS sensor as well as optical technology behind the Subaru Telescope.
  • The Advanced Industry Solutions Zone features a glimpse into Canon's MREAL Solution demonstrations.
Canon EXPO will visit Paris and Tokyo later in 2015 and Shanghai in 2016.
 
For more information visit: Expo2015NY.com/virtualtour
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Post Date: 9/17/2015 3:00:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 9, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
Once-Every-Five-Year Exhibition Brings Together Powerful Products, Cutting-Edge Technology and Inspirational Ideas
 
NEW YORK, September 9, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today commences its Canon EXPO 2015 New York, an imaging showcase galvanized by the visionary experience of New York and inspiring visitors to see impossible by providing a peek into the Company's vision for the future. This once-every-five-year event offers attendees the rare chance to see and experience the incredible breadth of Canon's imaging technology, as well as a glimpse into future products, solutions and services that will transform the way customers live, work and share experiences.
 
"Throughout history, from roll film to digital cameras, wooden printing presses to inkjet technology, creators have relied on technology to discover new worlds and further the progress of mankind. When we embark on new adventures, we explore uncharted territories, choosing to see what's never been seen, and doing what has never been done," said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "As today's creators explore their world, continuing to dream and discover, Canon will be there for the journey, ready at the helm to provide the right technology to see impossible."
 
Capturing the vibrant energy of New York City, Canon EXPO 2015 is an invitation-only event featuring more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan with stops in Paris and Tokyo in 2015 and Shanghai in 2016. Leading industry experts, award-winning photographers and film directors and business trailblazers will provide insight on the ways technology is changing the landscape and what innovations they see on the horizon.
 
New for 2015, Canon EXPO website will offer remote and ongoing access to those not attending the event in-person. Additionally, news, updates and video content will continue to be added after the exhibition, delivering an expanded inside look at Canon EXPO 2015 New York for people across the globe.
 
The exhibition will be divided into zones demonstrating the theme of Canon See Impossible and modeled after notable New York City landmarks and scenery, each highlighting a different portion of the Canon experience, beginning with a central hub: Modeled after a National Historic Landmark, this area will provide guests with a better understanding of the Company's corporate philosophy, Kyosei, a pledge to work towards harmonizing environmental commitment and economic interests in all business activities. Encapsulating the picturesque landscape of a famous New York City park, visitors will see how this mission drives Canon's active sustainability programs, incorporating recyclable materials into products and promoting cleaner processes throughout the Company.
 
Continuing this innovation journey, visitors can enter EXPO Zones including:
 
Imaging Journey - See Progressive Technology
New York is a top tourist destination, and this area offers a captivating museum of New York scenery, beginning with an airport gate overlooking a jet on a tarmac. Guests will climb a ramp that puts them at the top of a skyscraper before going to a room that offers a 360-degree display that thrusts them into a pulsating experience with a unique sense of movement while standing still. From immersive experiences to security solutions and surveillance technologies, this zone will impress even the most seasoned tourists.
 
Stadium - See Winning Imagery
Upon stepping into Canon's own baseball stadium, visitors become professional sports broadcasters. Entering through the stadium tunnel and onto the field, attendees will have the opportunity to capture in-action photos from the dugout and up on the mezzanine through a variety of camera bodies and lenses. Guests will have the opportunity to jump in a production truck, get behind the broadcast cameras and capture the game live for fans at home.
 
University - See Canon's Future
Canon helps drive innovation through powerful university, hospital and industry partnerships. In the center of the space, Canon will demonstrate medical innovations that help healthcare professionals diagnose patients. In another section, visitors will experience new sensor technologies in addition to a pioneering telescope project* that will allow astronomers to see further into the galaxy than ever before.
 
Film Production - See Creative Storytelling
In this zone, visitors will step into a replica of a soundstage in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where filmmakers and producers use Canon products to bring their visions to life as motion picture masterpieces. Entering through the soundstage doors, visitors will be immersed in a true film production experience, featuring numerous cameras and lenses in action, including the new 8K camera system* - the definition of high-image quality. As visitors walk through the zone, they will witness the advancement of picture quality over the last few decades and experience the powerful storytelling tools used by professional cinematographers, videographers, photographers, broadcasters and networks.
 
Advanced Industry Solutions - See Innovative Manufacturing
Modeled in the shape of a 20th Century Brooklyn factory, this innovation center brings visitors into an integrated workspace for hands-on experiences with Canon's MREAL System for mixed reality, advanced printing and other tools that inspire creative and expand workflow capabilities. Designed to showcase workflow advancements for the production and technical industries, visitors will get a glimpse into how Canon is helping to make business more efficient through intelligent automation, collaborative endeavors and universal precision.
 
Enterprise - See Empowered Business
Showcasing universal technologies and services to empower businesses large and small, this EXPO zone will highlight innovations to help optimize business processes and drive business growth. Visitors will begin their journey at the Brooklyn Bridge, leading them from Manhattan's bustling Wall Street into the dynamic neighborhood of smaller business across the way in Brooklyn. As they walk the landscape from one end to the other, guests will experience a wide variety of never-before-seen Canon enterprise technology, including Canon's new Rich Collaboration System, an innovative communication platform under development, to empower tomorrow's businesses to work more effectively by connecting offices together virtually to enhance communication. Also, visitors will witness Canon innovations that can provide enhanced document security, business intelligence and workflow solutions.
 
Home - See Immersive Home Interaction
Demonstrating the future of sharing family moments, this zone will allow visitors to experience modern home solutions for the always-connected generation. This inviting neighborhood apartment will present photos and videos projected via platform technologies and include an activity room with an interactive platform to bring projects to life for both home and office. A can't miss highlight is the new Intelligent Imaging for Life System*, designed to provide an engaging visual experience that lets customers display, interact, organize, and print images directly from cameras and the Connect Station CS100 device.
 
Professional Printing - See Inspired Printing
Exposing visitors to a bookcase of hard- and soft-cover picture books, this gallery of stunning, detailed prints and lifelike textures will showcase a wide range of innovative printing solutions. From large and small, high-speed to high-quality, production printing to large format and all other variables in between, visitors will experience live printing processes for a variety of uses including commercial printers and book publishers. An anticipated highlight of this zone is the first public debut of the Océ VarioPrint i300, one of the first-of-its-kind digital high-speed, sheetfed inkjet press designed to help accelerate the printing industry's transition from offset to high-volume digital output.
 
Medical and Wellness Center - See Innovative Healthcare
Demonstrating advanced imaging systems, document management and diagnostic tools, this zone will provide hands-on access to the technology and services Canon provides to a broad range of medical professionals. Following check-in at reception, visitors can view demonstrations of select eye care products. Continuing through the exhibit, visitors will also see a range of medical imaging systems, including radiology and mammography products.
 
Customer Experience - See Service Excellence
Reflecting the iconography and systematic prowess of a famous New York City train station this zone allows visitors to experience the full breadth of Canon's comprehensive service and support capabilities. Agents will answer real-time customer support questions, including guiding customers through live video calls. This zone will also include a Live Learning stage where training sessions will take place throughout EXPO, offering valuable tutorials and insightful speakers. By walking through the archway of this zone, visitors can also see innovative service from Canon Professional Imaging Services, Healthcare Support Services and Professional Business Services.
 
For more information please visit: www.expo.usa.canon.com.
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Post Date: 9/9/2015 2:00:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 27, 2015
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y, August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR), a new optical element for use in camera lenses that corrects chromatic aberrations at an extremely high level to achieve superb imaging performance.
 
The new Canon-developed BR optical element offers characteristics that significantly refract blue light, which lies within the short-wavelength range, to achieve impressive levels of chromatic aberration correction for outstanding imaging performance. The BR optical element, positioned between two glass lens elements to create a BR lens, will make its debut in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM wide-angle fixed-focal-length lens, which is scheduled to go on sale in October 2015.
 
Canon Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Technology

Natural light, or white light, comprises a spectrum of wavelengths, or colors, each of which realizes a unique refractive index when passing through a lens. As all colors do not converge on the same point, this disparity causes chromatic aberrations, or color fringing, to occur in an image.
 
Canon develops optical elements by reviewing organic optical materials, beginning with the design of molecular structures, with the aim of achieving optimal chromatic aberration correction that suppresses color fringing. With the successful development of the BR optical element, which offers unique light-dispersion characteristics that significantly refract blue light—a wavelength that, until now, had proven particularly difficult to converge to a specific focal point—Canon is able to develop lenses that result in outstanding imaging performance by correcting chromatic aberrations at an exceptionally high level.
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/27/2015 12:00:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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