From Canon UK:
Canon UK commissioned the research to mark the launch of its 365 Days of Summer competition to find a storyteller to spend a year identifying and living 365 new stories across the globe as part of its new Live For The Story brand positioning.
Roald Dahl, the creator of classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach has topped the poll of the greatest authors, songwriters, artists and photographers. Visual storytellers including graffiti artist Banksy, Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg and legendary cartoonist Walt Disney also featured in the top 50.
The research also showed a staggering 94 per cent of adults enjoy a good story with the average adult telling four stories a day, through words, conversation and with photos.
Matthew Searle – Country Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: “You can’t beat a good story, whether it’s words in a book, photographs, film or simply through conversation. Roald Dahl in particular may be well known for his words, but the images which accompanied many of his children’s books have helped to paint a picture for children for generations.
“As technology evolves, stories are now so much more than just the written word and people today have a variety of ways to tell their story and make sure it lives on. Whether they are to inform, relay a message or just to entertain, there are stories which will go on to be told for generations to come. At Canon we celebrate storytelling in all its forms and with the launch of our Live For The Story campaign we want to encourage people to tell their story and live every experience to the fullest no matter how insignificant.”
Canon is looking for someone to fill a very unique position as it begins its search for the ultimate storyteller. The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories. Applications for this unique role will be taken via Instagram and judged by actress, producer, musician and storyteller, Zoë Kravitz.
The successful candidate will chase summer all over the world, visiting destinations from Lisbon to Melbourne to Brazil, curating their own story of the summer.
Those who think they have what it takes to inspire people to find their own stories can apply by sharing their most memorable summer story on Instagram with the story behind it (no more than 50 words), tagging @CanonUK and #liveforthestory. Submissions will be judged on a number of elements including storytelling ability, visual appeal, originality and inspirational qualities. The successful candidate will be required to travel the world chasing summer in order to identify 365 inspiring stories throughout the course of the job. The role is all expenses paid and, of course, offers a holiday allowance of 365 days per annum.
Canon’s storyteller will be tasked with identifying 365 new summer stories throughout the year, bringing back the art of storytelling and inspiring people to make the most of every moment in their life. The journey they choose is for them to decide, it will be their story to create and inspire.
Matthew Searle – Country Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: “Every moment has the potential to be important, even more so in the summer when we are open to new challenges and experiences. We are on the hunt for someone to inspire us, to help us ‘Live For The Story’ every day and ensure none of us miss those special moments.”
London, UK, 22 July 2016 – Canon Europe will be demonstrating its full range of professional imaging products at IBC 2016, the leading global tradeshow for the media and broadcast industry in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Having exhibited at IBC for more than three decades, Canon will display its latest industry-leading innovations – the range will include professional cameras, broadcast live streaming, reference displays and in excess of 100 lenses.
The Canon stand will provide visitors with the opportunity to get hands-on with Canon’s Full HD, 4K and HDR products, through a variety of end-to-end workflow scenarios – from shooting experiences, to review and editing processes, including innovative low-light and long distance live shooting demos.
Since its inception in 2011, Canon’s Cinema EOS range has been instrumental in transforming the professional video industry – with a range of innovations, including Dual Pixel CMOS AF for effective autofocus, leading sensor technology and advances in resolution. In April 2016, Canon saw the family of Cinema EOS products expand further with the launch of the versatile ME200S-SH, a compact professional multi-purpose video camera, and CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS, a compact cinema EOS lens with cine-servo style functionality. Both will be on display for touch and try, for the first time in Europe.
“The recently announced ITU HDR TV standard reaffirms the importance of both HDR and 4K for the future viewing experience, at Canon we continue to listen to our customers when developing the product range to ensure our innovations meet their needs,” said Kieran Magee, Director Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “We understand that content providers and creators demand quality products that will deliver the creative vision in HDR and 4K. At IBC 2016, we’ll display our largest range of 4K HDR products to-date.”
At the show, broadcast and cinematography professionals will be able to get hands-on with Canon’s full range of 4K, Full HD and HDR products including the prestigious Cinema EOS Range, stunning reference display units and broadcast solutions. Visitors can experience the full power of the company’s optics portfolio, with Canon’s extensive range of lenses, from broadcast to cinema and EF lenses.
Canon’s IBC stand can be found at Hall 12, stand D60.
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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 21 June 2016 – Canon UK, a leader in imaging solutions, today marks the company’s 40th anniversary with a birthday celebration for all 2,000 employees who will also receive an extra day off to celebrate their own birthdays.
Canon Business Machines was established in the UK on 21st June 1976 when the key focus was on sales of calculators, micrographic equipment and photocopiers for the business market. In 1982, Canon merged with a separate camera sales operation to create Canon UK, as it is now known, growing to become a leader of digital imaging solutions for office and home environments.
Dave Newell, a long-serving Canon employee who joined the company in 1982 said: “It’s brilliant to work at a company like Canon. There is a great atmosphere and staff are treated as valued members of the team, rather than just cogs in a wheel. When asked why I have chosen to stay at one company for so long, I have to say that it’s not the same company – the business continually transforms in really exciting ways to support the changing needs of our customers.”
When Canon first came to the UK it operated from a house in Croydon but now has offices across the country including the award winning head office in Reigate (Surrey) as well as London, Birmingham, Livingston (Scotland) and Belfast where today’s anniversary will be celebrated.
Throughout the period, Canon has continued to evolve and enhance its broad offering to create exciting technologies that continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of imaging, including developments in broadcast, production print, photography and office solutions.
When Canon UK was established the latest product was the “AE-1”, the world’s first 35mm AE SLR equipped with a central processing unit (CPU) and seen as a pioneer of automated and computerised cameras. With its strong ongoing investments in R&D, Canon remains a creator of ground breaking new technologies, such as a 250-megapixel CMOS sensor, the world’s highest pixel count for its size.
Canon’s ongoing passion for the power of image has extended and grown into new markets such as 3D print and Network Video Solutions ensuring that the demands of customers are met today and into the future.
Wex Photographic is an Authorized Retailer of Canon gear in the UK.
From the Canon Professional Network:
Canon is reinforcing its commitment to high levels of service with the announcement of a two year warranty on all EOS-1D and Cinema EOS camera bodies, providing photographers and filmmakers with outstanding cover, free of charge.
The offer consists of a one-year extension on top of the one-year Standard European Warranty System (EWS), under identical terms and conditions, and is absolutely free of charge. This gives you a total warranty period of two years from date of first purchase.
The two-year warranty is valid on products originally distributed by Canon within the EU countries plus Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. To be able to claim the additional year of warranty you must have purchased the product in one of these countries.
If you're an existing CPS member you can register your product by clicking here. You can also also register to join the CPS Programme from this link.
From Canon UK:
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 24th February 2016 – Canon will be back at The Photography Show in March with its biggest, most engaging stand to date. For the first time Canon will be premiering its very own Live Stage, hosting live and insightful talks from world renown, industry leading photographers and videographers. Canon will also be showcasing the recently announced EOS 1D-X Mark II, demonstrating its awesome power and speed along with a host of award winning products.
Across the course of the show, Canon’s first ever Live Stage will feature professional Canon photographers including the likes of wildlife photography expert Andy Rouse, leading filmmaker Simeon Quarrie and international photographers Lara Jade and Christian Anderl. They will take visitors on an inspiring journey through their photography experiences and share how Canon products have allowed them to take their passion to a professional level.
Experts from Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) team will be on hand throughout the show, offering advice and tips to pros and those looking to take their photography to the next level.
Canon’s largest Photography Show stand yet will also be chocked full of brand new products such as the new EOS 80D and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II.Plus visitors will be able to witness Canon’s range of PIXMA and large format printers including the new A2 inkjet printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.
Plus Canon is giving people the chance to be part of its show experience, offering lucky fans on its social media pages the chance to win tickets to the show and have their image displayed on the Canon stand. To find out more visit Canon on Facebook and Twitter.
Come and see Canon at The Photography Show from 19th – 22nd March 2016 at Stands D141 and E131.
More information on Canon’s complete presence at The Photography Show 2016 can be found here.
United Kingdom, 11 SEPTEMBER 2015 – Canon today announces that the XC10 video camera has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcast Union (EBU) standards for HD content acquisition. The tests found that the large 1.0 inch Canon CMOS sensor coupled with Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor provides ‘little or no aliasing’ concluding ‘ its performance meets (HD) Tier 1, and it easily meets (HD) Tier 2L’ allowing its use in a wide array of broadcast and cinematography applications.
The XC10 joins several of Canon’s high-end professional broadcast cameras in meeting the criteria defined by the European Broadcasting Union, including the Canon XF305, the Canon EOS C300 and the Canon EOS-1DC. The XC10 has impressive low light performance and image quality, which, combined with its compact size and remote controllability, makes it an ideal main or secondary camera in HD broadcast acquisition.
The European Broadcasting Union recommendations exist to help broadcasters understand which technology is best suited for certain tasks. The UK's digital production partnership broadcasters use these recommendations to ensure their content meets a minimum threshold.
“Canon strives to understand the needs of film-makers and broadcasters and creates a range of products to help meet their business needs and inspire them to take their work to new levels of creativity and productivity,” said Kieran Magee, Director of Professional Imaging at Canon Europe.
“The XC10 was developed to provide film-makers with a compact but powerful professional 4K camera that will be an asset to their creativity, especially for use in challenging conditions with limited space, or as a secondary camera in a set-up with a limited number of operators. The size of the device and its ease of use make it a perfect tool alongside a Cinema EOS or XF series camera, or as a standalone camera in its own right.”
The Canon XC10 is a compact 4K digital video and stills camera combining a large 1” (12.8mm x 9.6mm) sensor and a high quality optically stabilised 10x zoom lens offering a 35mm equivalent range of 24mm-240mm.
From Canon UK:
Canon developing next-generation imaging devices to expand the possibilities of visual expression
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8 September 2015 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today announces that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display that will support the production of next-generation 8K video content, along with a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels. Through the Company’s proprietary imaging technologies, Canon provides still and video input and output devices that will contribute to the development of imaging culture.
Canon, as a leading company in the field of imaging technology, conducts research and development into devices designed to support cinema and video production with the aim of expanding the boundaries of visual expression. Through the further enhancement of the Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display under development, Canon aims to contribute to smooth production workflows, facilitating not only the input and output of 8K video content, but also such processes as 8K to 4K down-conversion and 4K cropping.
The Cinema EOS System 8K camera being developed will be equipped with a Canon Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor that makes possible high-resolution 8,192 x 4,320 pixel (approximately 35.39 million effective pixels) imaging performance even at a frame rate of 60 frames per second with 13 stops of dynamic range and a richly expressive wide colour gamut. Additionally, featuring a body size that realises outstanding mobility and a design that delivers high levels of operability, along with an EF mount that offers compatibility with Canon’s extensive interchangeable EF lens lineup, the camera will support diverse shooting styles and means of visual expression.
Incorporating Canon image-processing technology, the ultra-high-resolution 8K reference display currently under development will achieve high brightness, high contrast (high dynamic range) and a wide colour gamut. Additionally, with a pixel density exceeding 300 pixels per inch, a level approaching the limit of human visibility, the display will make possible ultra-realistic imaging that enables the reproduction of subtle changes in light that were previously not possible. Furthermore, when used in combination with the Cinema EOS System 8K camera, the display will be capable of conveying truly impressive levels of visual expression.
Featuring a resolution of approximately 120 effective megapixels, the SLR camera now being developed will incorporate a Canon-developed high-pixel-density CMOS sensor within the current EOS-series platform, which will realise compatibility with the Company’s diverse interchangeable EF lens lineup. The high-resolution images that the camera will be capable of producing will recreate the three-dimensional texture, feel and presence of subjects, making them appear as if they are really before one’s eyes. The camera will facilitate a level of resolution that is more than sufficient for enlarged poster-sized printout while also enabling images to be cropped and trimmed without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.
From Canon UK:
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 1 September 2015 – Canon Europe and Getty Images today reveal a series of iconic images which, shot by some of the world's leading photographers, represent defining moments from the past decade and bring to light the power of photography and the role it plays in helping to affect change around the world.
Known for enabling people to tell the stories that need to be told, the Canon EOS 5D series celebrates its 10th anniversary with an initiative that showcases 10 amazing images that tell some of these stories. From exposing the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army, to uncovering illegal logging of rare and endangered trees in Madagascar, the EOS 5D has been the camera of choice for many professional photographers over the past decade and has captured some of the world’s most significant and important moments.
To view all the images and the amazing stories behind them, visit Canon’s Showcase within the Come and See website. The images will also be available to view as part of a special anniversary exhibition within Canon’s space during the professional week at Visa pour l’Image 2015, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France, from August 31 to September 6 2015.
Canon invites you to share your iconic images
To further celebrate 10 years of profound imagery, Canon Europe is also launching a pan-European competition that will offer participants the chance to win limited edition EOS 5D anniversary prizes.
All photographers, from amateurs to professionals, both smartphone and camera users, are invited to share an image that they feel represents a story of change. Winners will be selected by a panel of award winning judges, including Canon Ambassador Brent Stirton and Getty Images photographer Toby Smith.
The Canon Iconic Images competition will run in eighteen European countries (UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Russia) from September 1 until October 2 2015.
For more information please visit the ‘Iconic Images’ competition page within the Gallery section of Canon’s ‘Come and See’ website.
“Since the launch of the original EOS 5D in 2005, the series has grown to become one of the most popular camera ranges of all time. 10 years on and now with four iterations under our belts, we’re showcasing today at Visa pour l’image how the EOS 5D series has enabled photographers around the world to tell some of the most important stories throughout the past decade,” said Kieran Magee, Director, Professional Imaging Group, Canon Europe. “We’re incredibly proud of what has been achieved over the past 10 years and want to invite everyone, both amateur and professional photographers, to share their own iconic stories and join us in celebrating the power of photography.”
The 10 iconic Getty Images photographs are:1. John Moore, EOS 5D Mk I; Arlington, USA - May 27, 2007
John’s image of a woman weeping at the foot of her husband’s grave depicts a personal moment of change against a backdrop of simultaneously changing attitudes towards the deployment of troops in conflicts overseas such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Published within many of the world’s leading media titles, his image touched the heart of millions and showed the devastating consequences at home of war.
2. Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, EOS 5D Mk I; Colombia – November 29, 2007
Taken whilst on assignment to document the Colombian civil war, Alvaro’s image of two female guerrilla soldiers caught the attention and imagination of the mainstream media, highlighting the long suffering plight of the Columbian people and bringing the reality of this largely forgotten 50-year conflict to the general public.
3. Veronique de Viguerie, EOS 5D Mk I; Hobyo, Somalia - October 27, 2008
When Veronique de Viguerie and her journalist colleague travelled to Somalia to meet with one of the pirate chiefs it was still an unknown story outside of the region. The resulting report was ground-breaking and was published as the first landmark feature on the subject, just as it was about to enter headlines globally.
4. Toby Smith, EOS 5D Mk II; Masoala National Park, Madagascar - August 21, 2009
Toby’s body of work on illegal logging of endangered species of trees in Madagascar became part of the first prosecution on US soil of international traders using endangered species of timber.
5. Ed Ou, EOS 5D Mk II; Mogadishu, Somalia - April 24, 2010
Ed’s heart-breaking photos of young children armed with powerful weapons were published internationally and later shown in the US Senate which went on to see the US government and UN Security Council apply renewed pressure on the Somali transitional government to stop using child soldiers.
6. Marco Di Lauro, EOS 5D Mk II; Gadabedji, Niger - June 27, 2010
Marco Di Lauro partnered with UNICEF UK to document the serious food crisis gripping the West African nation of Niger. His surreal, striking photograph captured the attention of the public by offering something new, a different side to a widely reported issue. The impact of the work helped raise several million dollars in a few months to help the Nigerien people.
7. Jonathan Torgovnik, EOS 5D Mk II; Port-au-Prince, Haiti – January 10, 2011
Port-au-Prince was one of the most severely damaged places in Haiti during the devastating earthquake in 2010. Published internationally, Jonathan’s image raised refreshed awareness about the extraordinarily poor conditions that people were still living in one year on.
8. Brent Stirton, EOS 5D Mk II; Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya - July 13, 2011
Permanently guarded by four armed sentries, Brent’s image of one of the last northern white rhinos in the world was captured as part of a wider investigation in to the use of animals in black market medicines. Highlighting the fragility of the rhino’s existence, as the world’s most endangered species, the image reached an audience of millions globally.
9. Laurent Van der Stockt, EOS 5D Mk II; Jobar, Damascus, Syria - 13 April, 2013
The series of images, video footage and soil samples which Laurent and a fellow journalist took, were published globally and used by French, British and American administrations as evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army. This lead to pressure by world leaders to stop the use of chemical weapons in this conflict.
10. Dan Kitwood, EOS 5D Mk III; Kos, Greece - June 4, 2015
Dan’s image of four Pakistani migrant men arriving on the beach of the Greek Island of Kos from Turkey captures one of the most important stories to have come out of 2015 so far. His work has been published internationally in many influential media outlets, helping to raise awareness of the issue around the world.
Check out the special article on CPN to see the 10 iconic images.
From Canon UK:
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th August 2015 – As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. Lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to attend a Rugby World Cup 2015 match held at one of 13 venues around England and Wales.
With Canon’s starting line-up of products, including the EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 750D and PowerShot G7 X, customers can get closer to the action to capture those all-important sporting moments.
Plus they will also receive a free Gilbert Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Replica Ball with every selected product purchased.
The offer runs from 20th August 2015 until 31st October 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Terms and conditions apply.
From Canon UK:
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 25 August 2015 – Canon today unveils the CJ12ex4.3B, a new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length – an incredible 4.3mm, designed for professionals shooting interviews or live broadcast, including sport and news. Canon also today announces that it is developing a new compact 2/3” 4K all-purpose-zoom lens. Further bolstering Canon’s 4K broadcast lens range for cameras employing 2/3” sensors, the versatile new lens will be optimised for both indoor and outdoor shooting, across a variety of applications including, sporting events, live broadcasts, as well as television dramas and commercials.
Outstanding 4K optical performance
Leveraging Canon’s renowned heritage in optical design and advanced technologies, the CJ12ex4.3B delivers outstanding 4K image quality throughout the entire 12x optical zoom range. Providing the freedom to quickly adapt to different shooting environments, the new lens enables shooters to swiftly move from an ultra-wide 4.3mm angle shot to close ups, whilst ensuring first-class image quality from the very centre to the edge. A built-in 2x extender also helps provides even greater focal reach, whilst still maintaining 4K optical performance.
To further provide sharp, high contrast images, the CJ12ex4.3B includes an increased use of fluorite and UD glass combined with Canon’s expert coatings, resulting in exceptional control over ghosting and flare. A new three group internal focus system also reduces focus breathing.
Exceptional portability and flexible operation
Boasting a brand new design, the CJ12ex4.3B is compact and lightweight, weighing just 2.1kg, making it similar in size and weight to a comparable 2/3” HD lens. Ideal for on-shoulder shooting traditionally adopted by news gatherers, the lens can easily be used on-the-go, and with an ergonomic design and grip, it is comfortable to hold for longer periods of time. The lens also incorporates three 20-pin connectors for easy integration with existing HD zoom/focus controllers and can be directly connected to an external virtual operation system at the same time.
Featuring a Digital Drive Unit, the CJ12ex4.3B offers advanced operability giving users the freedom to select repeatable zoom positions and speeds, in addition to focus and iris settings. A 16-bit absolute value encoder integrated into the Digital Drive Unit allows operators to start shooting with the camera’s aberration compensation function in an instant, without the need for any initialization. This is perfect for news and wildlife environments where action can disappear as quickly as it started. A digital display, built into the Digital Drive Unit, also makes it easy to set, review and adjust vital functions in a way similar to 2/3” HD lenses.
Key features CJ12ex4.3B:
From Canon UK:
Canon is recognised with three esteemed EISA Awards for EOS and EF-lens products
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 August 2015 – Canon today announces it has received three prestigious awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 7D Mark II has been named the ‘European Prosumer DSLR Camera 2015-2016’, both the EOS 5DS and 5DS R have been honoured with the title of ‘European Professional DSLR Camera 2015-2016’, while the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM has been awarded ‘European Professional DSLR Lens 2015-2016’ – highlighting the outstanding quality of Canon products throughout its DSLR and lens range.
Voted for by panels of editors representing nearly 50 prominent magazines from across 20 European countries, the EISA Awards honour products which combine the most advanced technology, intuitive design and sought-after features, while also providing genuine value to end users. Each of the awarded products has been received with great acclaim since launch, and the EISA award recognition is further testament to their exceptional quality and performance.
“Canon has a warranted reputation for producing high-quality products that our customers really value,” said Steve Marshall, Product Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe. “For us, photography is all about expression and discovery and as a company we consistently strive to produce pioneering, class leading products and technologies that enable people to tell their own stories through quality photography. Each of our awarded products is a fantastic example of our dedication and commitment to pushing boundaries and bringing new capabilities to both professionals and consumers, so we are truly honoured to receive such distinguished awards from the EISA panel.”
Discussing the three awards, the EISA panel said:
EUROPEAN PROSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is one of the best APS-C DSLRs ever made, offering features normally only available in professional full frame models. The 65-point AF system gives fast and responsive focusing in a wide range of conditions, even when tracking fast moving subjects. It can shoot at 10 frames per second, with a huge buffer even when shooting in Raw. The build quality is superb, with full weatherproofing that can cope with almost any conditions. Overall the 7D Mark II is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photographers who like to capture the most fleeting moments.
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016
Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R
The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the highest resolution full frame DSLRs on the market. The two models give photographers a choice: the EOS 5DS includes an optical low-pass filter to suppress digital imaging artefacts, while the EOS 5DS R cancels its effect for the sharpest possible images. The 50.6-million-pixel sensor, dual DIGIC 6 processors, reduced mirror vibration and reliable metering deliver superb image quality, while the 61-point AF with 41 cross-type points ensures reliable and fast AF performance. These two cameras are the perfect choice for professional photographers for whom ultimate image quality really matters.
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR LENS 2015-2016
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
With the 11-24mm f/4L USM Canon’s engineers have constructed one of the best wide angle zooms ever made. The world’s widest rectilinear zoom provides class-leading image quality, with exceptional sharpness at all settings even on high resolution sensors. Distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting are all kept reasonably low. Construction is superb, with weather sealing for outdoor use, and the autofocus is fast and silent. Full-frame users specialising in landscape, architectural or interior photography who demand exceptional optical performance need look no further. It’s bulky and expensive, but for those who can afford it, it’s an absolutely outstanding piece of glass.
From Canon UK:
LONDON, 13 July 2015 – Canon Europe will be demonstrating its end-to-end professional 4K workflow at IBC2015, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Canon, having exhibited at IBC for more than three decades, will showcase its first-class 4K range in its entirety for the first time in Europe – with 4K lenses, sensors and reference displays, all on show to demonstrate the company’s advanced glass-to-glass 4K workflow.
The Canon stand will include dedicated areas for live capture, providing visitors with the opportunity to get hands on with Canon’s 4K and Full HD product range through a series of shooting scenarios, review and editing processes. A variety of live demonstrations including cinema shooting and documentary shooting will also be available to visitors.
Canon’s Cinema EOS range has transformed the professional video industry since its introduction in 2011, with leading sensor technology, lens heritage and innovative product updates. In April 2015, the range expanded with the introduction of the next generation of 4K imaging devices, including the EOS C300 Mark II, a 4K video camera, and the DP-V2410, a lightweight and robust 24” 4K reference display. Both will be on display in Europe for the first time at IBC.
“As the industry realises the benefits of 4K within a professional workflow, Canon has been developing our product range to meet the needs of our professional imaging customers,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Canon Europe. “Canon recognises that demand for higher quality production is going to grow. This year at IBC Canon will be displaying the full set of tools needed for this next step forward in versatile 4K content production.”
At the show, broadcast and cinematography professionals will be able to get hands-on with Canon’s full range of 4K and Full HD products including the recently launched XC10 and the EOS C300 Mark II cameras, as well as having the opportunity to experience the full power of its optics portfolio. Industry professionals will also be able to experience the full power of the company’s optics portfolio with the opportunity to touch and try Canon’s extensive range of lenses, from broadcast to cinema and EF lenses.
Canon’s IBC stand can be found at Hall 11, stand E50.
From Canon UK:
LONDON, 27 May 2015 – Canon, a leader in imaging solutions, is sponsoring the ‘Hack the Visual’ 48-hour hackathon event, to engage with talent in London’s Tech City and support the creation of new digital imaging ideas and applications to enrich people’s lives.
The event, organised by Imaging Mind – 26 to 28 June at IDEALondon – aims to bring together over 100 participants and challenge them to uncover the hidden possibilities of imaging and technology and bring new perspectives on visual culture.
“Digital technology has transformed visual culture over the past couple of decades. With almost one trillion images forecast to be taken this year alone, we believe the way people will live with photos will be profoundly different in the future. We see a huge opportunity to innovate in this field by embracing today’s creative technologists,” says Alberto Spinelli, Director of Digital Services at Canon Europe.
“Last month we acquired London based start-up Lifecake, accelerating the development of our digital consumer services proposition. The Hack the Visual event will help us to build relationships with more talent in this space that we can potentially help nurture and grow and pave the way to broadening our digital ecosystem,” Spinelli continued.
“Anyone with a passion for visuals, regardless of whether that stems from a technology or an art perspective, is welcome. The best ideas are generated when teams come from a diverse mix of backgrounds and experience. We want people to embrace the true spirit of a hackathon, to share, collaborate, have fun and really run wild with their ideas." commented Floris van Eck, CEO, Imaging Mind.
Canon will provide prizes at the event and will continue to look for opportunities to collaborate and further explore the winning concepts with the finalists.
Details on the Hack the Visual event and how to register as a participant in the competition can be found at www.hackthevisual.com
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LONDON, 23 APRIL 2015 – Canon Europe today announces that it is acquiring London-based digital start-up Lifecake, marking a major step in the development of Canon’s digital consumer services business. This brings Canon closer to its ambition to play a part in every image taken no matter what device is being used, and enables the business to establish a presence within London’s ‘Tech City’.
Lifecake is the company behind the Lifecake photo-sharing app for families, which allows parents to store, organise, share and relive key moments of their children’s lives. With Lifecake, parents can create photo and video timelines that the whole family can experience on smartphones, tablets, computers and in printed photobooks.
Alberto Spinelli, Director of Digital Services at Canon Europe, says: “Today, we are all taking more photos on more devices than ever before but often become overwhelmed and even disconnected from them. We would all like to be able to quickly find our photo as we remember a moment – at the swipe of a finger – and relive it on any screen, or print it to hold. At Canon, we are building digital services to help people do just that with tailored experiences.
“Lifecake is an extremely exciting addition to the Canon Group providing a digital service that makes it easy for families to take control of their ever-increasing number of photos. This acquisition fits perfectly with our vision to give everyone taking photos the tools to bring their stories and experiences to life – and engage with them whenever and wherever they choose.”
CEO and co-founder of Lifecake, Nicholas Babaian comments: “With the reach and technology of Canon, we’ll strap booster rockets onto our service. At the same time, our team will accelerate the growth of Canon’s digital services ecosystem. But we’re most delighted that our existing and potential customers will know their precious memories are safe with one of the most trusted brands in photography – a company that’s helped families capture and relive moments for nearly 80 years and will continue to do so for generations to come.”
Lifecake is currently available in English language worldwide. Today sees the launch of additional language versions in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, April 16, 2015 – Canon today unveils the SELPHY CP1000, a new compact photo printer that allows you to print creative, lab-quality photos at home and on the move. Capable of printing your favourite images in just 47 seconds¹ directly from your camera², USB or memory card, with the SELPHY CP1000 now every photo can be treasured. With an elegant, compact design, the SELPHY CP1000 includes 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD tilting screen and combines an easy-to-use interface with exceptional print quality. Plus, with the inclusion of an optional battery pack accessory, the CP1000 is the ultimate portable photo printer.
Print your favourite photos in rich, vibrant colours
With ultra-high quality prints thanks to advanced dye sublimation technology, the SELPHY CP1000 produces high-resolution photos using 16.7 million colours. For even more clarity in prints the CP1000 also includes an Auto Image Optimize feature to further enhance blue skies and sunsets, correct colour cast and contrasts, as well as remove red-eye and noise. Plus, for picture-perfect selfies and group shots, the Smooth Skin mode removes facial imperfections to ensure you get stunning results every time.
Full control for creative freedom
With the ability to control the heat applied to the ink ribbon on the print head, the SELPHY CP1000 offers four print finishes without ever having to use a different paper or media type. The options include a glossy finish for a durable print that will last up to 100 years, and three variations of semi-gloss for smudge and fingerprint resistant photos you can hand around.
Whether you need a standard postcard sized image or a more unusual shape, such as a 50 x 50 Instagram style or a credit card sized print, the SELPHY CP1000 gives you the freedom to make your prints your own. The SELPHY CP1000 also allows for ID Photo Printing at 43 pre-set sizes, perfect for small offices or events where you need to print ID badges in a hurry. Plus, with the ability to print two different ID image sizes on one sheet, and ID framing and cutting guide improving accuracy and precision, every print counts with the minimum of waste.
SELPHY CP1000 key benefits:
The SELPHY CP1000 will have an MSRP of £89.99/€109.99.
From Canon UK:
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 13 February 2015 – Canon will be showcasing its industry leading Cinema EOS range at BVE 2015 (Stand G12), giving visitors the chance of a hands-on demonstration in a live shooting set up.
Following a highly successful demonstration at BVE 2014, Canon will once again be recreating a live shooting environment allowing visitors to experience the company’s iconic Cinema EOS range, including the C100 MKII and C500 camera models.
Visitors to the Canon stand will be greeted with an immersive experience that also features Canon’s 4K monitor, cine servo and cine prime lenses as well as a DSLR counter for testing Canon’s range of DSLR cameras.
Austin Freshwater, Director, Professional Imaging at Canon UK and Ireland, said: “The broadcast industry is evolving constantly and our aim is to ensure that visitors get a real life feel for Canon’s latest innovations. We will exhibit Canon’s rich heritage in lens technology whilst looking to the future with 4K by allowing videographers the opportunity to get hands-on with our offering.”
Taking place on 24th-26th February at ExCeL London, BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) is Europe’s premier broadcast and production technology event, showcasing technologies and services for the production, management and broadcast of audio visual content.
Visit Canon at BVE on Stand G12.
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 January 2015 – Canon today goes live with exciting new updates to its cloud-based image management service, irista, making it more user-friendly than ever before. The features going live are part of the next development phase of the platform and include an optimised user experience for tablets, as well as the ability to order high quality photo books directly from irista. Alongside the feature updates, Canon also today unveils new pricing for the irista subscription tiers, giving photography enthusiasts increased storage.
Feature upgrades – providing an optimised, user-friendly experience
The features going live today are:
New pricing – increased storage for photography enthusiasts
The irista updates are accompanied by a pricing refresh for the subscription tiers, which increases the storage options at all levels. The updated free tier now offers 15GB of cloud storage space - with full irista functionality. Advanced enthusiasts or professional users with larger image libraries can now get 200GB and 500GB tiers available for a monthly or annual cost.
Updated irista subscription tiers are as follows:
Additional storage can also be purchased at £35.00/€39.00 per year for 100GB, £65.00/€69.00 per year for 500GB and £99.00/€109.00 per year for 1TB.
The updated irista service is now live, sign up by visiting: www.irista.com
From Canon UK:
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 July 2014 – Canon today announces the details of its presence at IBC, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An IBC exhibitor for more than three decades, Canon will be showcasing its entire line-up of broadcast solutions and technologies, including the recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.
With growing consumer demand for Ultra High Definition content, there’s never been more focus on the industry to provide the equipment and services required to move professional broadcasting to the next generation. To reflect this, visitors will be able to experience Canon’s full range of cutting-edge solutions as well as live demonstrations including 4K output from studio camera configurations and live colour grading enabled by its 4K reference monitors.
“We’ve already seen some dramatic shifts in the industry this year and Canon’s presence at IBC 2014 is a reflection of changing times,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The bar for quality content is rising every year. Canon is at the forefront of the creative industry, providing products and solutions that professionals need to craft outstanding content, whether in HD or 4K. Helping our customers to capture and tell stories has never been more important. The portfolio of products, and expertise, we’re displaying this year is a demonstration of the tools that they are using to set new standards every day.”
Highlighting the company’s commitment to providing an unrivalled choice of creative products and solutions, attendees can experience Canon’s extensive range of professional lens and camera technologies, including the full power of its optics portfolio. Broadcast professionals will be able to get hands-on with over 100 lenses and a vast array of focal lengths and types, from ENG to cinema to EF lenses. The stand will also display the entire line-up of Canon’s X-series camcorders, providing visitors the opportunity to touch and try the recently announced XF205 and XF200, as well as the company’s pioneering range of Cinema EOS products.
In addition to Canon’s on-stand experts, a selection of independent industry professionals will also be on-hand to present on an exciting array of topics, sharing their experiences of using Canon products and answering visitors’ questions.
Canon’s stand location at IBC 2014 will be Hall 11, Stand E50.
Canon launches the Student Network to help students take their next step with imaging
United Kingdom, Republic Of Ireland, 23rd September 2013 – Canon today unveils a new program to help engage students in the world of photography. The Canon Student Network (CSN) is designed to help aspiring photographers studying photography or equivalent courses to take their next step with imaging and further develop their love of photography along with real world business advice.
The initial phase of the programme, which launches today, rolls out to 11 universities across the UK and Ireland and provides tailored experiences, opportunities and offers to help the students develop, as their course progresses.
The opportunities for students include experience events to find out what it is like to be a professional photographer such as “Shoot the Show” at London Fashion Week. There will also be events for those interested in most types of photography including sports, wildlife, portrait and wedding.
Education including tips, tricks and business advice from noted professional photographers via seminars around the country and online are also available along with unique offers. There is the opportunity to network with prospective companies and agencies to help establish contacts suitable for a working life in photography once they complete the course.
A headline photo competition, where the winner will have the opportunity to have their photo used as the main image within a major Canon campaign including print, outdoor and online advertising as well as in store, is a huge opportunity for any budding photographer.
The opportunities, benefits and training compliment and progress with the courses the students are studying. As the programme has been developed in partnership with the universities, it ensures the programme will be of benefit to the course work set and future employment prospects of the students.
Access is easy and free for eligible students. Those in first year simply need to be studying photography or equivalent course, within one of the initial 11 roll out universities and sign up to the free Project 1709 – Canon’s beta online imaging management system. Students in their second year will also be required to own a current Canon DSLR and lens. A course for students in their third year will be rolled out in the next academic year, there will be no extra requirement for students in order to join.
To sign up students need to register on http://www.canonstudentnetwork.co.uk/.
From Canon UK:
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 14 May 2013 - Canon today announces the release of a new in-camera Picture Style pre-set for its range of EOS DSLRs. Created following direct feedback from video enthusiasts, the new Picture Style, called Video Camera X–series-look, enables users to capture EOS Movie footage with lower contrast levels, allowing for easier colour grading during post production processes.
Similar to that available in Canon’s range of X-series camcorders, the new Picture Style works by lowering colour saturation levels and contrast during filming. This makes it ideal for videographers during post production grading processes, especially if complementing with pre-existing footage shot with Canon’s X-series models, or alternatively for those who instantly want to add atmosphere to Full HD movies. In addition, the new Picture Style can also be applied to still images captured in RAW or JPEG formats.
The new Picture Style can be downloaded now from:
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/picturestyle/index.html (thanks Henri)
From Canon UK:
Canon has updated its Project 1709 beta, introducing version 1.1 that offers users the option of full Flickr integration, as well as new management and organisation features.
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 20 March 2013 – Project 1709 version 1.1 now makes it possible to publish images and comments directly to Flickr from within the Project 1709 interface, as well as to pull in images already stored on Flickr, allowing users to enjoy their photographs from an even wider range of social networks.
A series of enhanced functions and management tools have also been added providing greater flexibility to manage and organise images. Project 1709 now includes the ability to edit file names, rotate and delete images and create albums, along with improved search functionality, allowing users to filter images by ‘All’ and ‘Any’ tags.
These new features and functionalities have been added to Project 1709 following feedback and requests from photography enthusiasts who have joined the beta programme since its launch at Photokina in September 2012. Canon will continue development of the service in the run up to a full public launch in 2013.
Consumers interested in participating in the beta can register at www.Project1709.com
Project 1709 - key features
From Canon UK:
Canon develops feature upgrade for the world’s first 4K DSLR, the EOS-1D C
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30 January 2013 – Canon today announces the development of a new feature upgrade for the ground-breaking EOS-1D C. The upgrade has been developed taking into account feedback from the European professional video community, and adds support for 25p recording at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
Designed for the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, the EOS-1D C is the world’s first DSLR to support 4K video capture. It offers a unique, highly portable package optimised for ultra-high quality recording, delivering exceptional low light performance and film-like dynamic range from a highly-compact body that can be used in a wide-range of shooting situations.
The EOS 1D-C captures 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video using 8-bit motion JPEG compression, with the ability to simultaneously output an uncompressed Full HD (1920x1080) YCbCr 4:2:2 signal to an external recorder via its HDMI terminal. Full HD video can also be recorded direct to CF cards at frame rates of up to 1080/60p, whilst Canon Log Gamma ensures video is rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range – offering outstanding freedom for video professionals during shooting, and for colourists in post-production.
The new feature upgrade will be available free of charge from April 2013.
From EOS Magazine:
Whilst much of the buzz at Photokina is always around camera launches, Canon had something different to announce this year. Project 1709 is the working title for a new image management platform from Canon. Currently in beta phase, Canon is inviting photographers to register their interest for Project 1709 prior to the full launch in 2013.
The platform is a cloud-based service which promises to bring together and organise all of your images, regardless of their source (social networks, computers, elsewhere in the cloud). You will be able to tag and filter your images, using meaningful personal tags, EXIF data, geotagging, dates and device information. If the same image is stored in several different locations, advanced image matching technology will identify these duplicate images. It promises to be an intelligent and sophisticated image management and sharing service for the digital age.
You can register your interest at:
Note: It does not look like you can register yet if you live in the United States.
Canon lightweight, super-telephoto EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses available to purchase in May 2012
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th February 2012 Canon today announces that its EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses will be available to buy from May 2012.
Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding sports and wildlife photographers, both lenses offer breakthrough performance, delivering consistently high-quality images and incredible mobility.
Pricing and Availability
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is available from May 2012, priced at £8,999.00/€10,799.00 RRP incl. VAT.
The EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM is available from May 2012, priced at £11,299.00/€13,549.00 RRP incl. VAT.
Canon Europe has posted a nice Wireless File Transmitter overview.
Canon UK has introduced a new EOS training promotion:
Your EOS Adventure starts here - Canon EOS training promotion
United Kingdom, 4th July, 2011 – Canon today announces the launch of a new EOS training promotion - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts Here’. Aimed at photographers of all skill levels from the experienced enthusiast to beginners taking their first steps on their EOS Adventure, Canon aims to make photography accessible for all.
Canon will be giving away a free training DVD and up to £150 worth of training vouchers when photographers purchase a Canon EOS 1100D, EOS 600D or EOS 60D. There are four DVDs to choose from:
The Essential Guide to Getting Started
The Essential Guide to Wildlife Photography
The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography
The Essential Guide to Travel Photography
Photographers will be sent their welcome pack – ‘Your EOS Adventure starts here’, which includes their choice of DVD and their training voucher which can be redeemed against an Experience Seminars training course. Photographers have until 31st October 2012 to use their training voucher and the value of the voucher is dependent on the EOS camera that is purchased:
EOS 1100D - £50 training voucher
EOS 600D - £100 training voucher
EOS 60D - £150 training voucher
This training promotion will support Canon’s on-going campaign - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts here’. This includes advertising, in-store activity and the newly launched microsite, designed to encourage photographers to get the most out of EOS - the world’s most comprehensive photographic system; www.canon.co.uk/eosadventure.
For further information about the training promotion, DVDs and training vouchers and full terms and conditions please visit www.canon.co.uk/eostraining
Please note the EOS training promotion is only available to customers in the United Kingdom.
Canon UK has announced that its Pro Solutions 2011 show – a two-day event for photography, video, and broadcast professionals – will be held on 25 and 26 October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
Now in its third year, Pro Solutions has been designed to be the largest and most comprehensive consumer-focused exhibition of Canon’s imaging products where visitors can experience Canon’s complete workflow solutions, from image capture to output. Its aims are to educate and inspire visitors and to demonstrate to them how Canon technologies, and those of compatible products, can be used in their digital workflow to generate increased revenue and business.
The Pro Solutions 2011 show will be centred on extensive displays of Canon products, including professional DSLR cameras, L-series lenses, pro HD camcorders, large format and A3 inkjet printers, and broadcast lenses. Visitors will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of professional workflow solutions, plus there will be a comprehensive schedule of free seminars given by Canon Ambassadors and renowned photographers and filmmakers from a wide spectrum of genres.
The convergence of stills and video technology will be an extremely important element of the show and visitors will be able to gain a greater understanding of how to develop and evolve their businesses in a rapidly changing market. As in previous years there will be a wide range of companies at the show who provide tailored products, services and solutions to professionals, and visitors will be able to ‘try and buy’ products at the show.
Susie Donaldson, Consumer Marketing Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: "We are delighted that the Pro Solutions show will return again in 2011. The feedback from visitors and exhibitors from last year’s show was very positive. Last year professional image makers used the show to get hands-on with the entire Canon professional range, and the information shared at the seminars and live demonstrations gave them a vital insight into how to maximise their business potential. Canon is proud of our unique proposition of image-capture to image-output, and the content for this year’s Pro Solutions Show 2011 looks set to be really exciting."
Entrance to Pro Solutions will be free for all those who pre-register online. The show opening times will be from 11am to 8pm on Tuesday 25 October and from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 26 October. To find out more details about the event and to pre-register for the Pro Solutions 2011 event just click here.
CPN (Canon Professional Network) has posted some information about Canon's latest technologies, including Hybrid IS, Fluorine lens element coating, Fisheye zoom lens, Power Focus (PF), IS Mode 3 and Mark III Extenders.
How the Royal Wedding was Shot is another recent CPN article you may find interesting.
Canon UK has posted some expected availability information for the new Canon lenses we have been waiting for:
Update to sales start for EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 25th May 2011 – Following the announcement of delays to the sales start to the following lenses :- EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Canon can now provide an update on the planned start dates for these lenses:
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM - Late August, 2011
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM - Late August, 2011
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM - Late July, 2011
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM - Within 2011*
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM - Within 2011*
Canon would like to apologise to any customers who have been inconvenienced by these delays.
*Any sales start dates will be communicated as soon as they become available.
Canon has announced that it is extending its offer of a free two-year warranty for the EOS-1D Mark IV to include all cameras that are purchased before 30 June 2012.
This two-year warranty is a one-year extension on top of the standard Canon one-year European warranty that’s offered on all products, and it will be operating under identical terms and conditions. This gives photographers a total warranty period of two years from the date of purchase of their new product.
Canon is not only providing this extended two-year warranty on new EOS-1D Mark IV purchases, but it is also making it available to all existing owners of EOS-1D Mark IV bodies.
The extended warranty is available on EOS-1D Mark IV purchases that are made, or have been made, in specific countries in Europe. The countries where the two-year warranty is available are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
To be eligible for the extended warranty customers must provide a valid proof of purchase. For full terms and conditions please click here or download the 'Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Two-Year Warranty: terms & conditions' pdf from the 'Downloads' box on the right hand side of this page. Please note that within the Download pdf terms and conditions are available in all languages relevant to the participating countries, as mentioned above, where the warranty is available.
Information about Canon's standard terms and conditions of warranty will also be found in the two-year warranty leaflet that will be available in each EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR box from mid-April 2011.
To make the most of the warranty services purchasers of the EOS-1D Mark IV should register their product online - just click here to do so.
"Canon UK today announced that its Pro Photo Solutions show will be returning again on 26th and 27th October 2010 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London."
Read the full Canon UK Pro Photo Solutions Show 2010 press release for more information.