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 Wednesday, January 16, 2013
From Canon:
 
PARK CITY, UT, January 15, 2013 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that they will support the Sundance Institute as a Sustaining Sponsor of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Held in Park City, Utah from January 17-27, 2013, the Sundance Film Festival is the premier showcase of independent film with a slate of 200 feature films, documentaries, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions and music events attended by an estimated 50,000 people.
 
Among the slate at this year's Sundance Film Festival are Lucy Walker's documentary The Crash Reel and Sean Fine's film Life According to Sam, both shot with the Cinema EOS C300. Additionally, a few of the other projects to be screened at the Festival that were shot using Canon products include A River Changes Course, Blood Brother, Catnip: Egress to Oblivion, Dirty Wars, The Roper, and Who Is Dayani Crystal?
 
As a Sustaining Sponsor of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Canon will offer filmmakers the opportunity to touch and try a lineup of its Cinema EOS professional products, including the Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera, Cinema EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, Cinema EOS C100 Digital Video Camera, EOS-1D C4K DSLR Cinema Camera, as well as the EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera and select Canon lenses, including the brand new CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F lenses. These products–designed to offer storytellers a new set of tools for capturing compelling visuals and emotional reality on screen–will be on display from Thursday, January 17 - Saturday, January 19, 2013 outside of the Film Office at Festival Headquarters located at the Park City Marriott (1895 Sidewinder Dr).
 
Canon will also host the "Canon Celebrates Cinematography" cocktail event on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at 614 Main St. Hosted by cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC (Jobs) and director/producer R.J. Cutler (The World According to Dick Cheney), the event will bring together established and emerging filmmakers, producers, and talent to honor and recognize the work of the cinematographers of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The event will also feature a special partnership between Variety and Canon to recognize Festival cinematographers through the capture of cinematographer portraits to be shared on Variety.com.
 
Lastly, Canon will present a special presentation "Canon Spotlights Cinematography" at the New Frontier Microcinema at The Yard (1251 Kearns Blvd) on Monday, January 21 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to Festival Credential holders and the public as space allows. The afternoon will feature a special screening of shorts created with groundbreaking Cinema EOS Technology, including:

  • Bart - Directed by Richard Landes and cinematography by Peter Simonite
    The big screen premiere of the narrative short shot on the new Cinema EOS C100
  • The Nightshift Belongs to The Stars - Directed by Edoardo Ponti and cinematography by Ferran Paredes
    A short film based on an original story by Erri De Luca and shot on the Cinema EOS C300
  • Man & Beast - Directed by Dante Ariola and cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth
    Inspired by true life events, the short was filmed in 4K resolution with a Cinema EOS C500

Immediately following the screening, Canon Film and Television Production Advisor Tim Smith will moderate an in depth discussion with Peter Simonite and Edoardo Ponti, as well as cinematographers Andre Lascaris (Ron & Bryce Dallas Howard's when you find me) and Alex Buono (Saturday Night Live) about their filmmaking process and how Cinema EOS products helped to bring their stories to life.

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Post Date: 1/16/2013 7:20:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 15, 2013
From Canon:
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 15, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has rolled out a consumer-safety initiative that will promote awareness of a consumer electronics industry-wide issue: the risks of using counterfeit accessories for digital cameras and camcorders, especially batteries and chargers. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real products, designed to take advantage of the superior value of the real product. These fake accessories are produced in a manner that is increasingly more difficult for average consumers to identify. Purchase of these products can lead to potentially dangerous results. Unlike genuine Canon products, counterfeit accessories may not meet government and industry safety standards and may overheat, smoke, melt, ignite and may cause bodily injury and property damage.
 
In support of this initiative, a digital campaign, with the tagline, "Play it safe. Power your Canon with Canon Power" was launched on January 8, advising consumers to avoid counterfeits by purchasing products through established retail channels. In addition, the Canon USA Website has been enlisted to educate consumers on the Canon batteries and chargers most frequently counterfeited and to provide helpful tips to spot them.
 
"Canon takes safety seriously and, as good corporate citizens, we want to inform and educate so that consumers are aware of the risks counterfeit products pose," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "We will be rolling out an initiative over the next few months, encouraging consumers to help play it safe with genuine Canon power when making an investment in a camera or camcorder and its accessories, so that they may continue to enjoy the quality experience they expect from us."
 
For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com/aboutcounterfeits.
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Post Date: 1/15/2013 9:35:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 11, 2013
From Canon:
 
Mr. Masaya Maeda, Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operation, Canon Inc., is proud to have Canon acknowledged along with peers, Sony, Red, and Arri in receiving a Technical Emmy award for advancements in CMOS sensor technology for film and television production.
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Post Date: 1/11/2013 12:16:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
Canon tops among Japanese companies in U.S. patent rankings for eighth consecutive year
 
TOKYO, January 11, 2013 — Canon Inc. ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2012, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 10, 2013.
 
Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas, carefully adhering to a patent-filing strategy that pursues patents in essential countries and regions while taking into consideration the business strategies and technology and product trends unique to each location. Among these, the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large market scale, represents a particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances.
 
Canon U.S. patent ranking among Japanese companies 2005 - 2012

YearRanking*No. of
patents
20121st (3rd)3,174
20111st (3rd)2,813
20101st (4th)2,551
20091st (4th)2,200
20081st (3rd)2,107
20071st (3rd)1,983
20061st (3rd)2,367
20051st (2nd)1,828

* Number in parenthesis represents Canon’s ranking among all companies
 
Canon prizes its corporate DNA of placing a high priority on technology. And with regard to research and development results, the company actively promotes the acquisition of patent rights in accordance with the management direction of the Canon Group and technology trends while conducting thorough pre-application searches to raise the quality of applications. Through close cooperation between Canon’s technology and intellectual property divisions, the company aims to improve its technological capabilities while further enhancing its intellectual property rights.

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Post Date: 1/11/2013 8:49:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, January 06, 2013
Orginally scheduled to end January 5, the Canon DSLR Camera & Lens Rebates have been extended through February 2.
 
Eligible Canon DSLR Cameras:
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$200.00 - $400.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Buy$400.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00 on Kit
Canon EOS 7D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$70.00 - $220.00

 
Eligible Canon Lenses:
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$180.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$400.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$80.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$250.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$250.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$180.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$15.00
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy$30.00
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$180.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy$70.00
Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy$70.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$60.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$45.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$15.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$80.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Flash Buy$50.00
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Post Date: 1/6/2013 10:53:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 04, 2013
From Canon:
 
CAPTURE, CONNECT AND SHARE WITH THE LATEST CANON PRODUCTS AT THE 2013 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
 
Company Brings to Life “Image Incredible” through Interactive Experiences and Inspired End-User Photographs
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 4, 2013 - At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8th, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils the vision behind its 2013 lineup of connected digital cameras, camcorders and printers. Visitors to Canon’s booth (#13304) will be invited to explore “Image Incredible” with product demonstrations and on-site experiences designed to unlock creative potential and inspire users to express their individuality using the Company’s exceptional imaging technology products.
 
Upon entering the Canon booth, attendees will experience “Image Incredible” through inspiring visual displays, celebrity photographer guest speakers, staged performance showcases, interactive product demonstrations and social media activities. Canon’s mission to inspire creativity in customers of all levels will be seen throughout the show as end-user inspired images submitted to the “Project Imaginat10n” program will decorate the Company’s booth as well as adorn on-site advertising and signage as examples of how imaging inspires creativity in us all.
 
“Consumers are looking for higher performing and functioning products that work exceptionally on their own, as well as together, to push the boundaries of imagination and creativity,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “This year, we have created a space where this truly comes to life in unique and exciting ways, just like our products.”
 
Through interactive on-stage presentations, attendees will be immersed in the true meaning of “Image Incredible” as a series of end-user scenarios play out illustrating the various creative possibilities and wireless connectivity of Canon EOS cameras, PowerShot digital cameras, VIXIA camcorders and PIXMA printer products. Also on the Canon stage will be industry renowned photographers and cinematographers. Canon Explorers of Light (EOL) members, Jack Reznicki, Bruce Dorn, Vincent Laforet and Rick Sammon will be conducting presentations on various filmmaking and photographic techniques throughout the week. To further showcase the Canon booth theme, there will be a special gallery showcasing the works of various members of the EOL program.
 
Adding to the overall booth experience, attendees can touch-and-try a range of Canon high-performance optics and cameras by entering an in-booth tower that features 15 different EF lenses and DSLR cameras. Throughout the show, the Canon HD Theater will be showing a highlight reel of spectacular footage shot and captured on EOS and Cinema EOS equipment as the Company looks to enable both consumers and professionals to tell their story through video as well as still images.
 
To help bring the show experience to Canon fans, there will be a dedicated social media counter that will display Canon-related social media engagement through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Canon Forum. Please visit the following Canon U.S.A. social media sites:
 
Facebook: facebook.com/CanonUSA
Twitter: @CanonUSAimaging #CanonCES
YouTube: youtube.com/CanonUSA
Canon Forum: forums.usa.canon.com
 
For more information on all of Canon’s products, please visit: www.usa.canon.com.
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Post Date: 1/4/2013 9:04:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 24, 2012
The hugely popular and iconic Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Camera is now listed as discontinued on Canon Japan's website.
 
With the introduction of the EOS 6D, it was inevitable that the dated 5D Mark II (now 4 years old) would be making an exit. Even so, we're just a little sad to see it go.
 
You can still purchase a Canon EOS 5D Mark II at B&H, Adorama, Amazon, or a refurbished model at the Canon Store (20% off right now).
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Post Date: 12/24/2012 9:12:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 21, 2012
From Canon:
 
TOKYO, December 20, 2012—Canon Inc. announced today that a range of Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.
 
Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design. Every year iF honors excellent design in three disciplines: product, communication and packaging design. For the 2013 iF Design Awards, seven Canon product designs received coveted iF Product Design Awards.
 
Within the Audio/Video category, awards went to the EOS-1D X digital SLR camera, the IXUS 500 HS/510 HS (PowerShot ELPH 520 HS/530 HS and IXY 3/1 in other regions) compact digital cameras, the Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products, and the EOS M interchangeable-lens digital camera system. In the Computer category, the PIXMA PRO-1 (PIXUS PRO-1 in Japan) professional inkjet printer, the PIXMA MG6350/MG5450 (PIXMA MG6320/MG5420 and PIXUS MG6330/MG5430) inkjet all-in-one printers, and the i-SENSYS MF4890dw (imageCLASS MF4890dw and Satera MF4890dw) monochrome laser all-in-one printer were awarded.
 
Encouraged by the multiple iF Design Awards recognizing the company's design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.
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Post Date: 12/21/2012 6:33:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 04, 2012
From Canon USA:
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., December 3, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that for the fourth year in a row it has earned the Center of Excellence certification by BenchmarkPortal, placing its customer service call center in the top 10 percent as surveyed for efficiency and effectiveness.
 
"Earning this award for the fourth straight year validates our commitment to matching Canon's innovative products and services with a high level of technical support which our customers deserve," said James Sharp, senior vice president and general manager, Systems and Technical Support, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "I am particularly proud of our team members who strive to build stronger relationships with customers every day."
 
The Systems and Technical Support Division, Canon U.S.A.'s 100-percent U.S.-based call center, provides service and support to the Company's vast network of direct and non-direct sales channels covering a wide range of products and solutions, including the Company's imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imagePROGRAF, imageCLASS and imagePRESS product lines.
 
"Canon's customer service call center continues to demonstrate excellent performance on both cost-related and quality-related metrics which are among the best in the industry," said Bruce Belfiore, CEO of BenchmarkPortal and senior research executive at the Center for Customer-Driven Quality that was founded at Purdue University. "It certainly deserves to achieve our Center of Excellence certification."
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Post Date: 12/4/2012 7:33:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 27, 2012
When the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens was announced, we understood that the lens hood and pouch were not included. As usual for a non-L lens.
 
On November 21, we published a news announcement noting the apparent inclusion of a lens hood and case with the purchase of this lens. The accessories were (and still are) listed in the "What's in the Box" section of the product page at both B&H and Adorama. A B&H rep informed us that this information was sourced directly from Canon.
 
Yesterday, via PetaPixel, Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon USA advised otherwise:

"EF35mm f/2 IS USM lenses imported by Canon USA will not be supplied with lens hood or pouch, as confirmed by our sales group. If the dealers in question are offering the lens with these accessories in the box, it would most likely be a gray market item."

Robert P. Luckett, a Canon Public Relations Specialist, has confirmed this news for us:

"We have double checked and confirmed that Canon U.S.A. is not providing a soft carrying case, or lens hood with the 35mm F/2 IS lens."

While everyone is still not on the same page, we are going to go with Chuck and Rob on this one. Oh well...at least we are still getting center-pinch lens caps!

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Post Date: 11/27/2012 4:30:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
Changes to PhotoStitch 3.1.23 Updater for Windows

  • Supports Windows 8.

Changes to PhotoStitch 3.2.6 Updater for Mac OS X

  • Support added for Mac OS10.7.
  • QuickTimeVR has been removed from the supported image type when saving a composite image.

Download the PhotoStitch Updater for Windows or Macintosh.

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Post Date: 11/27/2012 10:19:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Historically speaking, Canon has provided a lens hood and case (or carrying pouch) with the purchase of L-series lenses. However, Canon has generally not included the accessories with non L-series lenses.
 
However, according to B&H's "What's In the Box," a lens hood and case will be included with the new Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens. The included accessories are also confirmed on Adorama's site.
 
With the announcement of center-pinch lens caps from Canon, that may be two items we can cross off Bryan's "What I Want From Canon for Christmas” list from 2010!
 
Preorder the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens at B&H, Adorama, and Amazon.
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Post Date: 11/21/2012 7:52:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Canon Camera Museum has just published a very informative technical report on the Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera.
 
B&H carries the Canon Powershot G15.
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Post Date: 11/20/2012 10:25:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 19, 2012
Canon has released a notice announcement regarding projected dividends for the year ending December 31, 2012.
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Post Date: 11/19/2012 7:03:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 16, 2012
From Canon USA:
 
Company Receives Numerous Awards in 2012 Including a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 15, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to mark 2012 as another award-winning year. Customers and publications are praising Canon across various product segments for quality, innovation and customer support. The business world has taken note of Canon's dedication to environmental issues and industry-leading practices. This year, Canon was selected as one of Interbrand's 50 Best Global Green Brands 2012 (ranking number 29) while also placing among the top five companies in the computer industry on Fortune magazine's 2012 World's Most Admired Companies list.
 
Additional key awards and industry recognitions received by Canon include the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years; placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide1 report; and for the fourth consecutive year, BenchmarkPortal's2 Center of Excellence certification, demonstrating Canon's dedication to providing comprehensive service and support to customers.
 
"We are extremely pleased to have received so many awards and industry recognitions from various industry organizations spanning product review, customer service and corporate initiatives," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "These awards and recognitions exemplify our commitment to not only providing high-quality products and services, but also our dedication to our customers and the environment as well."
 
Maintaining status as an industry leader and continuing to earn accolades from the top industry publications continued throughout 2012 across all Canon product lines. As in years past, 2012 was no different for Canon cameras and lenses as honors were earned by entry-level point-and-shoot cameras up to professional DSLR and video cameras.
 
New for this year, Canon is extremely proud to announce that the Company will receive a 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy® award in the category "Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras." The CMOS image sensor debuted in the Cinema EOS system line in November 2011 and has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film. The Cinema EOS line took home numerous honors including the Digital Video Black Diamond award from Digital Video Magazine and the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera won the Pick Hit award from Broadcast Engineering.
 
Canon's input-to-output capabilities were highlighted with awards granted to several cameras. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera won Outside magazine's Gear of the Year award and PCMag.com named the EOS Rebel T3 and T3i to their best digital cameras list. Reviewed.com, a division of USA TODAY, named the EOS-1D X DSLR camera Best Ultra High-End and Best Overall Camera and presented the Best Value System for Video award to the EOS Rebel T4i DSLR camera. Additionally, numerous Canon printers were the recipients of awards throughout 2012 including the PIXMA PRO-1 that won the Gold Award from DP Review and the PIXMA MG6220 that CNET named to their best all-in-one printers list.
 
Canon's line of scanners, Multifunction Printers (MFP) and Large Format Printers received awards for various products. The imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner was the PCMag.com 2012 Editors' Choice and received the title of "best scanner" along with the CanonScan LiDE110 Color Image Scanner. The 2012 Top Products Awards from My Print Resource named 17 imagePROGRAF printers to their list including the imagePROGRAF iPF760, iPF6300S, and the iPF825 MFP, and BERTL named the Canon FAXPHONE L100 to its Best Spring Awards list. Continuing to offer consumers efficient products, the Canon imageCLASS MF5950dw (as tested with its wired interface), MF5960dn, MF8380Cdw (as tested with its wired interface) and imageRUNNER 1750 MFP were all awarded the Summer 2012 Buyers Laboratory "Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency" award.
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Post Date: 11/16/2012 2:53:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 14, 2012
From Canon Professional Services:
 
Thank you for being a valued Canon Professional Services (CPS) member. We previously communicated to you that our service facility in Jamesburg, New Jersey was without power due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. We are happy to report that the facility has recovered and is now operating at normal capacity.
 
Thank you for your understanding while operations were temporarily disrupted.
 
Canon Professional Services (CPS)
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 Saturday, November 10, 2012
From Canon:
 
Canon U.S.A., Ron Howard And The Public Select 91 Winning Photos For "Project Imaginat10n" Which Will Inspire Short Films Directed By Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman And James Murphy
 
Ron Howard Chooses One Winning Photograph, "Discovering limits" by David Saylor from Melbourne, FL for the "Discovery" Theme to be Represented in All Celebrity Director Films
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 9, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, Ron Howard and the public, have selected 91 winning photographs from the "Project Imaginat10n," contest where five innovative celebrities - Eva Longoria (film and TV actress), Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner), Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem) - will direct short films based on ten of the photos.
 
A consumer vote helped narrow down the photographs, where one of the selected winners' photos was chosen by Ron Howard in the "Discovery" category to be a thematic tie across the celebrities' films. The directors will now each select one additional photograph from the other nine storytelling categories that personally inspire them, ultimately utilizing ten photos to represent their creativity and imagination. In addition to "Discovery," the themes include Character, Mood, Goal, Backstory, Setting, Obstacle, Relationship, The Unknown and Time. The winning photographs determined by Ron Howard and the consumer vote can be seen at imagination.usa.canon.com.
 
Ron Howard said, "In choosing 'Discovering limits' for the Discovery category, it was important that I picked an image that was tremendously imaginative, visually fantastic and thematically pliable so that it could give the filmmakers a lot of possibilities to inspire an element of mystery and suspense. Moments of discovery are often what you remember most in a film."
 
Howard added, "This image suggests discovery through reflection or through isolation while also suggesting a range of tonal possibilities as well. It's also just a very unusual and emotionally interesting image."
 
In 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. partnered for a similar creative endeavor, "Project Imagin8ion." Eight photos were selected and influenced an award-winning short film, "when you find me," directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. For year two of Canon's "Long Live Imagination" campaign and the next endeavor, "Project Imaginat10n," Ron Howard will once again mentor the celebrity directors as they begin the filmmaking process to prove that "we're all creative."
 
"I am so passionate about the integrity and user-generated process of 'Project Imaginat10n' where our celebrity directors can be directly inspired by photographers from all across the country," said Ron Howard. "As we selected the photographs, I was blown away by the beauty, perspective and intrigue that they conveyed, and was thrilled that so many people wanted to once again take part in this exciting artistic experiment."
 
The celebrity directors are currently reviewing the winning photos to make their selections, craft their stories, develop their scripts and prepare to produce their own short films with Canon's Cinema EOS System and DSLR cameras. The films will be produced by Freestyle Picture Company, which also produced "when you find me" in 2011. All five films go into production between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 and will premiere at a special "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival. The "10" in "Imaginat10n," represents ten films that will ultimately be produced - five additional directors will be announced at a later date.
 
The 91 winners of the photo contest span in age from 16 to 67 years-old and are from across the country.
 
Click here to see the full press release and list of winners.
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Post Date: 11/10/2012 7:59:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 07, 2012
From Canon:
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 7, 2012 – In the wake of the devastating effects from Hurricane Sandy, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today made a donation of $100,000 to AmeriCares to be used toward the relief efforts.
 
"On behalf of all employees at Canon U.S.A., we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A.
 
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs - and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs - for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion.
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Post Date: 11/7/2012 2:55:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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