Canon Named Leader in IDC MarketScape on Smart Multifunction Peripheral Assessment Report

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Canon Named as a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Smart Multifunction Peripheral Assessment Report

Report recognizes Canon’s strategy for growth and commitment to research and design in managed print and document services

MELVILLE, N.Y. – April 20, 2015 – Canon, U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for another year ,has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Smart Multifunction Peripheral 2014-2015 Vendor Assessment, doc #254761, March 20151 report, for being innovative and excelling in the pace and productivity of its research and development efforts with respect to managed print and document services. The report cites Canon’s achievement in demonstrating strengths in all of IDC’s key requirements to help ensure MFP market success, including a broad product portfolio, leading MFP market share, support for a wide range of customer targets, pricing models that fit customer requirements and a solutions/services model to help drive value-added differentiation.

“The evolution of today’s market requires MFPs to no longer be simply copy/print-focused devices, but high-performance business information systems,” said Keith Kmetz, vice president, Hardcopy Peripherals Solutions and Services, IDC. “As in the past, Canon’s strategy for growth, including investments in software platforms, software applications and services delivery, has helped ensure that its MFPs provide for the market’s requirements.”

“Canon takes great pride in our deep understanding of customer requirements and long-standing reputation for technology leadership,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “We are honored to be recognized as a leader and look forward to continuing the Company’s commitment to research, design and innovation.”

For more information about Canon technology, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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Canon Improves XF205 Functionality with Free Firmware Update

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Canon Improves XF205 Functionality with Free Firmware Update

London, UK, 21 April 2015 – Canon today announces new firmware for its popular XF205 Full HD camcorder, which improves the camera’s noise ratio in low light conditions¹ and enables live streaming of content over IP networks. Developed following feedback from a variety of XF205 users – from broadcasters to wedding videographers – the new firmware also enhances the XF205’s standard of performance and recording modes.

Improved low light performance, reduced noise – a new image quality setting

The first firmware update, available now, will enable a new image-quality setting, allowing users to record footage with reduced noise, even in low-light conditions. The new update gives operators the freedom to choose their preferred image quality based on their shooting requirements. Users can select from the current default setting, which prioritises the camera’s high-resolution shooting, or the new setting, which gives priority to capturing video footage with reduced noise.

 

Support for live IP streaming
An additional firmware update, available from late June 2015, will enable the XF205 to steam video footage over IP networks, a practice widely used by the broadcasting industry. By enabling this feature, users will be able to transfer live footage to news programmes and video-sharing websites. Additionally, the new firmware will allow the XF205 to work with Fujitsu’s video transmission equipment – the Fujitsu Network IP-900IID and IP-920D HD/SD Compact Video Decoders² – as well as software³ supporting IP streaming. With this new feature, users will be able to stream video over an IP network without having to alter existing video-capture and editing workflows, such as those employed at broadcasting stations.

Enhancing XF205 functionality
In addition to the IP video streaming functionality, the new firmware will also enable XF205 users to take advantage of two new recording features. Firstly, when recording in MP4 format, videographers will be able to use slow and fast motion recording – slowing down action up to 40 percent, or speed up video by up to 250 percent. Additionally, when choosing Wi-Fi settings on the XF205, the selection menu will feature an improved user interface, delivering intuitive and easy to understand operability.


¹The new image quality setting results in a slight decrease in resolution compared to the image quality setting originally employed in the XF205

²The Fujitsu Network IP-900IID and IP-920D are trademarks of Fujitsu Limited, registered in Japan and other countries. The Fujitsu Network IP-900IID and IP-920D are scheduled to support the XF205 from April 2015. The Fujitsu Network IP-900IID and IP-920D HD/SD Compact Video Decoders may not be available/sold in all regions

³Details regarding tested software are scheduled to be made available in late June 2015 on Canon’s Japanese-language professional digital video camcorder homepage: canon.jp/prodv

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The three most used Cameras at Shutterstock are all Canon DSLRs

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Shutterstock provided some stats about the cameras used by photographers who submit photos to the service. As you can see in the chart (larger version), Canon DSLRs are firmly at the top of the used cameras: Undisputed at the first rank is the venerable EOS 5D Mark II, followed by the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 6D.

The EOS 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III together are used for 41% of the photos shot with the top 10 cameras. Shutterstock produced this figures by extracting EXIF data from the photos.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

 

Entries open for 2015 Canon Female Photojournalist Award

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To find out more about the 2014 Canon Female Photojournalist Award and download the rules and an application form to enter, please click here.

Canon press release:

Canon France, in association with Images Evidence, has announced that the 15th annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is open until 22 May 2015 for submissions from female photojournalists of any age and nationality.

Once again, the award is supported by Elle magazine and Canon France will grant the winning female photojournalist €8,000 to help her to continue and complete a photojournalistic project on a social, economic, political or cultural subject.

A jury made up of photography and press professionals will select the winner in June. Applicants will be judged by both the presentation of their project and their previous work. Among the selection criteria are the quality of the photographs, as well as the journalistic thoughts and relevance of the chosen subject.

The Award will be presented to the winner at the Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, during the professional week from 31 August – 6 September 2015. The winner will produce an ongoing one year project which will lead to an exhibition or showing at the Festival in 2016.

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Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R manuals available for download

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Image: © Canon

Want to have a look at the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R features? The user manuals for the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R can be downloaded at Canon Europe.

Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order:

More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R after the break.

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Canon EOS M3 is best selling MILC on Amazon Germany

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The Canon EOS M3 is the best selling mirrorless interchangable lens camera on Amazon Germany.

Canon EOS M3 now shipping!

The EOS M3 is not on sale in the US, and is available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US taxes depend by the state. Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews after the break.

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