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Canon Honors 50 Years of SLR Camera Sales

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 6, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is honoring 50 years of SLR camera sales, beginning with the sale of Canon’s first SLR camera in 1959. 2009 is a milestone year, commemorating the passing of 50 years since Canon sold its first single-lens reflex camera. Canon’s single-lens reflex cameras have evolved with the times, incorporating advanced and groundbreaking technology. Exceeding a cumulative total of 53 million units, they have garnered extensive support from photographers around the world. Looking to the future, Canon will continue its efforts to develop its single-lens reflex cameras and lead image culture for the next fifty years.

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Canon opens EOS Pro concept store in Malaysia

(TechCentral)- CANON Marketing Malaysia has officially opened its first Canon EOS Pro Centre concept store at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. Liew Sip Chon, Canon president and chief executive officer, said the new EOS Pro Centre is the first of its kind in Malaysia and South East Asia.

The Canon EOS Pro Centre features a wide range of EOS (DSLR) professional cameras and accessories, allowing customers to try, touch and feel the products.

The centre can become an avenue for customers to come and discuss issues regarding their camera equipment. While they are here, customers can even try out new lenses and even purchase them,” said Liew.

Canon said the flagship concept store would also double up as a training centre offering seminars and photography workshops for both amateur and professional photographers.

“Aside from meeting the needs of our customers, photo associations can organise workshops and activities such as studio shooting sessions at the EOS Pro Centre,” said consumer imaging and information division assistant director, Calvyn Laang.

“We hope this new centre will act as a bench mark for other EOS Pro Centres in the near future,” said Liew.

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PMA08: Canon’s EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses Launching

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 23, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of two new telephoto lenses for use with its EOS SLR cameras: the EF200mm f/2L IS USM*/** and the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM*/**, the world’s longest focal length lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer system.*** The Company, which exhibited prototypes of the lenses during PhotoPlus Expo in New York last October, is launching them at the PMA tradeshow (booth E101) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 31 to February 2.

EF200mm f/2L IS - Top

Canon EOS EF200mm f/2L IS – Top

EF800mm f/5.6L IS - Top

Canon EF800mm f/5.6L IS – Top . Click for FULL version

The development of these two new lenses continues to show how Canon actively responds to the imaging needs of our professional and advanced amateur customers. We are proud to provide the right equipment to help photographers capture the best and brightest images under all conditions,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.

The EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM and EF200mm f/2L IS USM are professional L-Series lenses that incorporate the latest generation of Canon’s high-performance Optical Image Stabilizer system (OIS), giving them a stabilization effect equivalent to a shutter speed four settings faster. In addition, they feature optical systems utilizing fluorite and UD lens elements to provide excellent chromatic aberration correction for high-resolution, high-contrast shooting performance. Both lenses use only lead-free glass, and also incorporate lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy lens barrels with enhanced resistance to moisture and dust.


The Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM
is an exceptionally sharp lens that is significantly lighter (2520g/5.5 lbs. vs. 3000g/6.6 lbs.) than its predecessor, the renowned EF200mm f/1.8L USM lens, while adding OIS and a weather-resistant design. Ideal for all kinds of low-light photography including portraiture as well as indoor sports, the EF200mm f/2L IS USM has a close-focus setting of 1.9 m/6.2 feet and a circular aperture system that enhances its background blur rendition at wide apertures.


The Canon EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM
is not only the longest focal length lens available with OIS, it is also virtually the same physical size as the EF600mm f/4L IS USM (461mm vs. 456mm), while weighing nearly 2 lbs. less (4500g/9.9 lbs. vs. 5360g/11.8 lbs.). These outstanding features were made possible by the use of a lightweight magnesium alloy lens barrel construction and a state-of-the-art super-telephoto optical system featuring 2 fluorite elements as well as Super UD and UD glass elements. The EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM is well-suited for a wide variety of long-range photo applications such as wildlife and nature photography as well as sports and documentary photojournalism.

The new Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM is scheduled to be available in April at an estimated retail price of $5,999.00 and the new Canon EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM is scheduled to be available in May for an estimated retail price of $11,999.00.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007?, with global revenues of $34.9 billion, is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.

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* This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

** A Product Report required by 21.C.F.R.§ 1002.10 has not been submitted to the United States Food and Drug Administration for this product. This product is not, and may note be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until the required report has been submitted.

*** As of January 24, 2008, based on published competitive data

Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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

IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008

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Press Release: New Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM

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Canon EOS XSi aka 450D Official Sample Photos

Canon Japan released a series of sample photos taken by the Canon EOS XSi aka 450D. But there is only two image at the moment that are in full resolution. Both photos were taken with 85mm F1.2 and 400mm F2.8 IS USM. Click on the image for larger view. 100% cropped version is included as well.


Canon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample - Portrait FULL
Canon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample – Portrait 1/800 F3.2 ISO200, EF85mm F1.2L II USM.

Canon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample - PortraitCanon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample – Portrait 1/800 F3.2 ISO200, EF85mm F1.2L II USM

Canon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample - Sports FULL
Canon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample – Sport 1/5000. F5.6 ISO400, EF400mm F2.8L IS USM.

Canon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample - Sports
Canon EOS XSi/450D Official Sample – Bicycle 1/5000. F5.6 ISO400, EF400mm F2.8L IS USM

For stunning photography with point-and-shoot ease, look no further than Canon’s EOS Rebel XSi. The EOS Rebel XSi brings staggering technological innovation to the masses. It features Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Live View Function, a powerful DIGIC III Image Processor, plus a new 12.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor and is available in a kit with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens with Optical Image Stabilizer. The EOS Rebel XSi’s refined, ergonomic design includes a new 3.0-inch LCD monitor, compatibility with SD and SDHC Memory cards and new accessories that enhance every aspect of the photographic experience.

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Dealers to return Canon EOS 1D Mark III to Canon for sub mirror-fix


Read Full article of Canon halts shipments to dealers in the UK by Rob Galbraith


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Press Release: New Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM

The Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM, targeting users who seek a brighter lens for portraiture and indoor sports photography, realizes a large aperture of f/2. The EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM, expected to deliver telephoto performance surpassing the current top-of-the-line EF600mm f/4L IS USM super telephoto lens, is being developed in response to requests from users working in the fields of sports and news photography who are looking for a high-performance lens that offers a longer focal length.

EF200 f/2L IS

EF200 f/2L IS

 

 

EF800 f/5.6L IS

EF800 f/5.6L IS

 


"These new lenses demonstrate that Canon is continuing to respond actively and flexibly to the wide-ranging needs of professional and advanced amateur users, with the aim of contributing to the expansion of photographic possibilities for SLR cameras," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "Canon’s EOS System is the premier brand of Digital SLR cameras, and we take great pride in offering the world’s largest selection of interchangeable autofocus lenses." ***
As these new lenses are currently under development, pricing and availability information is not yet available.


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* This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
** A Product Report required by 21.C.F.R.§ 1002.10 has not been submitted to the United States Food and Drug Administration for this product. This product is not, and may note be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until the required report has been submitted.
*** As of October 15, 2007
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
Specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.
† IFI Patent Intelligence, January 2007.




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