Canon Announces New EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits For Aspiring Content Creators At VidCon 2016

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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Video Creator Kits For Aspiring Content Creators At VidCon 2016

New Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits Provides YouTube Enthusiasts with the High Quality Imaging Tools to Elevate their Videos

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 21, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23-25. In addition, visitors to the Canon booth #1801 on the main floor of Hall B at VidCon will have access to engaging live speakers and guest appearances by YouTube® content creators like Anna Akana as well as touch-and-try areas where they can see for themselves how Canon cameras and lenses can help them create high-quality videos.

New for VidCon 2016 is the Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits which include the following:

  • Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit: Includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera & EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card. This kit also includes the Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 which allows creators to smoothly control their zoom at the push of a button or right from their compatible smartphone by using the Canon Camera Connect app*.
  • Canon EOS M3 Video Creator Kit: Includes an EOS M3 digital camera & EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, an external microphone and a 32GB SD card.

The new EOS 80D Video Creator Kit is currently scheduled to be available in August 2016 for an estimated retail price of $2,049.00**.

The new EOS M3 Video Creator Kit is currently scheduled to be available in late June 2016 for an estimated retail price of $899.99**.

The new kits join a family of Video Creator Kits that include the EOS Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i and EOS 70D. To learn more about the Video Creator Kits, please visit: www.usa.canon.com/daretodream

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Canon will also host an on-site social media contest that encourages attendees to share their talents (Fashion/Costume, Beauty, Dance, Skit, or Talent Tricks). Participants will have the chance to create their own unique 30-second video using Canon Video Creator Kits. One lucky winner will be selected to create a video with a YouTube® star at the Canon Experience Center in Cosa Mesa, CA and win an EOS Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit!

YouTube® sensation Anna Akana will discuss various topics, such as how she got her start on YouTube®, what inspires her, and the challenges she faces during the creative and filmmaking process. Below is the full Canon speaker schedule for VidCon 2016.

Speaker Schedule

TIME THURSDAY, JUNE 23 FRIDAY, JUNE 24 SATURDAY, JUNE 25
10:00AM Wildlife photographer, filmmaker and host of Nat Geo WILD’s first digital series wild_life Bertie Gregory
11:00AM Up Your Game: The New Canon Video Creator Kits
12:00PM Up Your Game: The New Canon Video Creator Kits Sawyer Hartman Q&A
1:00PM Wildlife photographer, filmmaker and host of Nat Geo WILD’s first digital series wild_life with Bertie Gregory Chris Peterson, Director of Photography, LAIKA
2:00PM Tiffany Ma Q&A Loey Lane Q&A
3:00PM RJ Aguiar Q&A
4:30PM Anna Akana Q&A
5:00PM Clarissa May Q&A
6:00PM

For those with a Creator or Industry Badge for the show, Canon will also have a booth on the second floor of the convention center #205L. Creators will be able to touch and try Canon’s professional video products, including the new COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF, and have their questions answered by Canon product experts.

Follow Canon’s Instagram feed at @CanonUSA and its Twitter accounts @CanonUSAImaging and @CanonUSApro.

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Canon UK celebrates 40th anniversary today

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Canon press release:

Canon UK celebrates 40th anniversary

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.

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Canon “AE-1” camera – launched in 1976, that’s 40 years ago

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.

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Canon Announce Four New Media for the Fine Art and Production Markets

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Canon press release:

Canon Continues Large Format Momentum with Four New Media for the Fine Art and Production Markets

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 15, 2016 – Expanding upon the excitement of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of four new large format media options, including three media for the fine arts and photography market, as well as a signage media that can be used outdoors. The Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro Luster, and Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte media, previously available in cut sheet for the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer users, are now available in 100-foot rolls for those images that were meant to be printed in large format. The first of its kind to be added to the imagePROGRAF media lineup, the Water Resistant Matte Polypropylene paper expands the applications available for imagePROGRAF large format printers.

Fine Arts and Photography Media
Providing photographers with an outstanding medium for their images, the Photo Paper ProPlatinum, Photo Paper Pro Luster and Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte media are available in widths of 17, 24, 36 and 42-inch rolls, all 100 feet in length. Leveraging the image performance of the newly developed LUCIA PRO pigment ink, these newmedia are great for customers with 12-channel models, including the new imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 and PRO-4000 printers.

For prints with vivid color and deep blacks, the durable Photo Paper Pro Platinum (300gsm) provides excellent color fastness, to help minimize fading or running. Another medium offering ample fade-resistance, the Photo Paper Pro Luster paper (260gsm), features a calm texture that is resistant to the effects of lighting, making it suitable for exhibition and gallery settings. This photo paper also dries quickly for easy handling. The Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte (210gsm) offers professionals and skilled amateurs a media with smooth surface quality for outstanding color performance. Great for printing black-and-white photography, this paper provides a natural whiteness, thickness and smooth texture while also offering superb gradations.

Outdoor Media
With this newly developed, Water Resistant Matte Polypropylene media, posters can now be displayed outdoors for up to six months without lamination.* The durable, synthetic medium uses a binder for water and light resistance, helping to prevent the ink-receiving layer from peeling. The addition of a UV absorber limits density reduction on printed areas to help keep output vibrant over time while exposed to sunlight.

Best-suited for the production signage and poster printing markets, this new media is compatible with existing imagePROGRAF pigment printers, including the new PRO Series and the imagePROGRAF branded 12-color, eight-color and six-color devices. At 115gsm, this paper is available in widths of 24, 36, 42 and 54-inch rolls, all 100 feet in length.

“Whether printing a photo to be hung in a gallery or outdoor signage subject to the elements, image quality should be consistently vibrant and beautiful from the moment a picture is captured to the time it leaves the printer,” said Toyo Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With these new media, large format customers can expect their prints will be created with the same Canon quality they have come to know and love.”

Availability
These new media are now available for purchase through authorized Canon dealers. The new imagePROGRAF PRO Series Large Format printers are now available for ordering and will ship mid-June.

For more information about Canon U.S.A., Inc., visit www.usa.canon.com.

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