Canon PhotoPlus 2011 Press Release


Canon Will Debut the New PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer and the EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera at the Canon Booth #402.

NEW YORK, October 27, 2011 – Reaching new heights in imaging excellence, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will showcase the Company’s latest imaging products, including the new PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Photo Inkjet printer and the revolutionary EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera,* at PhotoPlus Expo 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City (Booth #402).

Attendees will receive hands-on demonstrations of Canon’s award-winning EOS DSLR and PowerShot cameras, VIXIA high-definition (HD) video camcorders and PIXMA photo inkjet printers. In addition, the Canon Digital Learning Center website will broadcast live stage presentations of Canon’s acclaimed Explorers of Light, such as Vincent Laforet, Clay Blackmore and Vincent Isola, to audiences online.

“Designed for professionals and enthusiasts in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo offers Canon the opportunity to connect directly with photo enthusiasts, igniting inspiration and imagination,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “With the Company’s complete line of imaging solutions, Canon is proud to continuously offer photographers a complete professional ecosystem needed to capture and create high-quality images and prints.”

A new way to print professional photos

Delivering superb printing performance, the new Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Photo Inkjet printer features a newly developed 12-ink system, five of which are monochrome, along with a new FINE Print Head which helps deliver consistent and superb results to meet the demands of professional photographers. As part of the 12-ink system, a new Chroma Optimizer is included to aid in the accuracy and quality of prints. In addition to increasing the color gamut, the Chroma Optimizer further increases the black density when printing on glossy media types for a deeper, darker black. For the first time in a Canon PIXMA Professional Printer, the PIXMA PRO-1 Printer uses a tubular ink-delivery system – with the ink tanks conveniently located on either side of the printer – helping to improve the print speed when compared to the existing PIXMA Pro printer models. With this system, the PIXMA PRO-1 Printer can produce a 13x19-inch print in approximately 4 minutes and 20 seconds, helping to increase productivity in any photography studio1.

Canon’s EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera* Re-Designed from the Inside Out

Making its debut at PhotoPlus Expo, the EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera helps take tradition to a whole new level with a completely new 61-Point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System (the first of its kind for a DSLR AF system), 12 frames per second (fps) of fast shooting, a newly developed high-performance 18-megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Image Sensor and Full HD Video Recording. The EOS-1D X DSLR camera features three DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors as well as a DIGIC 4 for metering and AF control. In conjunction with the CMOS Image Sensor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ processors provide high-speed continuous shooting, lower noise and a significant increase in data processing speed than their predecessors. As the new leader in Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup.

In addition to the Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Inkjet Printer and the EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera, Canon U.S.A. will display its complete line of input to output equipment, such as:

Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras and EF lenses

From the EOS 5D Mark II to the EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR camera, each Canon EOS model and EF lens provide various opportunities to shoot beautiful and captivating still images as well as HD video. Each camera possesses a large CMOS Image Sensor, DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor and advanced AF System. The perfect complement to Canon’s EOS Digital cameras is the Company’s impressive EF lenses. From the standard zoom 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens to the 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM telephoto zoom lens, the wide variety of Canon EF lenses make them an ideal fit for any professional photographer looking to capture beautiful images near or afar.

Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras

Canon’s advanced PowerShot Digital cameras capture high-quality photos and HD video, by using the latest Canon optics, Canon’s new DIGIC 5 image processor enhanced image quality and HS SYSTEM that delivers clear images with minimal noise and maximum details in shadowy areas. Among the PowerShot cameras on display will be the PowerShot G12, PowerShot S100, and SX40 HS Digital cameras, each equipped with a high-megapixel CMOS Sensor, HD Video Recording with stereo sound and 32 pre-defined scenes with Advanced Smart AUTO. These models also include High-Speed Burst HQ, Intelligent Image Stabilization, and a host of options for creative control. This combination of style, performance and image quality in each PowerShot Digital camera makes it the perfect pocket-friendly companion for professional photographers looking to capture images and video at a moment’s notice.

Canon High Definition (HD) Camcorders

Offering photo aficionados and alike the ability to easily capture stunning HD video for everyday use, most VIXIA camcorders, such as the VIXIA HF G10 and the VIXIA HF M41, utilize Canon’s proprietary HD CMOS Pro Sensor which incorporates large, sensitive pixels, resulting in high video resolution, outstanding low-light performance and an expanded dynamic range. The VIXIA camcorders also possess Dual SDXC-compatible Card Slots, which help ensure that users always have multiple sources of memory and allow for super-high capacity storage that expands as the capacity of SD memory cards increases. For added flexibility, these camcorders also offer HD-to-SD down-conversion for easy sharing and editing on standard definition systems, while preserving the original HD video.

Canon PIXMA Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers and SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printers

To produce high-quality prints while maintaining overall ease of use, look no further than Canon PIXMA Inkjet Photo printers. The new PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One printers feature built-in Wi-Fi capability for easy printing and scanning of images and documents wirelessly2. Both printers feature the Intelligent Touch System which offers a sleek, responsive touch panel so only the buttons you need light up. Additionally, photo enthusiasts can unlock their creative printing side with Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print3 software , both of which have been upgraded from earlier versions. The Canon SELPHY CP800 Compact Photo Printer is an easy-to-use compact photo printer that produces exceptional quality and allows users to print creatively, with features such as the Shuffle layout feature that arranges multiple images in an enjoyable and creative format. When paired with the optional battery, the CP800 can also be made truly portable.

PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II and Pro9000 Mark II Photo Printers

The Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II Photo Printer features 10 pigment-based ink colors – photo black, matte black and gray as well as cyan, magenta, yellow, photo cyan, photo magenta, red and green – allowing users the benefit of a wide color gamut for stunning color prints, as well as three levels of black for true black-and-white photographs. Designed for the pro and advanced amateur fine-art photographers, the printer provides outstanding resolution and droplet control utilizing Canon's double-encoder system to help produce gallery-quality prints. The eight-color dye-based PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Photo Printer’s impressive quality and speed are the result of the Canon FINE print head technology coupled with a high-performance, high-density 6,144-nozzle print head, which is capable of producing nearly invisible ink droplets of two-picoliters.

The CPS Lounge will be open to the public on October 26 at noon, the day before PhotoPlus Expo opens and will be located in rooms 2D02/03 and 2D04/05 and throughout the PhotoPlus Expo during show hours. In addition to answering questions and providing Clean & Check services throughout PhotoPlus Expo, Canon Professional Services will also host a number of great opportunities for CPS members to enjoy additional membership benefits:

Print Signings

On October 27, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., legendary rock ’n’ roll photographer and CPS member Bob Gruen will be signing copies of one of his iconic images for the first 100 Gold and Platinum CPS members to visit the lounge. These limited edition prints will be produced on the new Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet printer.

On October 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CPS Lounge, Canon Explorer of Light Vincent Isola will be signing prints of a legendary jazz performer for Gold and Platinum members. Images will be printed on the new Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet printer. Vincent Isola has won numerous awards for his work and teaches digital photography, printing, and lighting techniques to photographers throughout the country.

Free Large Format Print Sample of Your Own Image

Throughout PhotoPlus Expo, Canon will station an imagePROGRAF iPF6350 Large Format printer in the CPS Lounge where Gold and Platinum members will be able to receive a sample print of their own image, limited to one print per member.

Free Clean & Check

Gold and Platinum members will be able to take advantage of free on-site Clean & Check services for up to two Canon professional DSLR or lens models. All equipment must be dropped off before 5 p.m. on October 28 in order to guarantee turnaround before the show ends. The lounge will not be accepting additional equipment to service on October 29.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number five in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2011 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes.

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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Photo print speed is based on the default setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc.

2 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or 802.11n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.

3 Full HD Movie Print allows printing from HD or Full HD "MOV" movie files created by Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Print quality is determined by video resolution. Function does not upscale video resolution. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.

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