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.”
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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
Enhancing XF205 functionality
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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Looks like the announcement of Adobe Lightroom 6 is imminent. Fuji Rumors spotted a teaser for “something really BIG” at lightroomkillertips. Scott Kelby isn’t explicitly mentioning LR6, but we think it is very likely that Lightroom 6 will be announced tomorrow. Writes Scott Kelby:
OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy).