Canon designs recognized with iF Design Awards for 22nd consecutive year with XC10 4K camcorder winning top honors

Canon Designs Recognized With IF Design Awards For 22nd Consecutive Year With XC10 4K Camcorder Winning Top Honors

Canon press release:

Canon designs recognized with iF Design Awards for 22nd consecutive year with XC10 4K camcorder winning top honors

TOKYO, February 29, 2016—Canon Inc. announced today that seven Canon product designs were recognized by iF International Forum Design GmbH with prestigious 2016 iF Design Awards. Notably, Canon’s XC10 4K camcorder was selected for the iF Gold Product Design Award 2016, the highest honor in the product category.

Established in 1953, the iF Design Awards are recognized internationally as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design, with outstanding industrial designs chosen from all over the world each year. This year 5,295 entries from 53 countries and regions were judged by internationally active design experts across seven disciplines: product, packaging, communication, interior architecture, architecture, service design, and professional concept.

This year marks Canon’s 22nd consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards. Encouraged by the recognition of 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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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II deal – $1,449 (reg. $1,749)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II Deal – $1,449 (reg. $1,749)

Seller AllNewShop on eBay (99.5% positive ratings) has a very good deal on the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, on sale at $1,449. Compare to $1,749– Free shipping. Please note: this may be a grey import item. This is a highly regarded lens at a killer price.

More Canon deals on eBay. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II overview after the break.

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Canon EOS 5Dx coming with 4K recording? [CW4/CW3]

Canon EOS 5Dx Coming With 4K Recording? [CW4/CW3]

Another suggestion of 4K coming to the EOS 5D Mark III replacement. As a reminder: we were the first to leak it (in July 2014), and we got another pertinent suggestion a month ago.

The interesting thing with this rumor: it comes from an unexpected site. It’s online retailer DigitalRev on their blog to post the latest suggestion about the EOS 5D Mark III replacement. They also suggest the moniker EOS 5Dx, something we leaked last year. To sum up what they posted:

  • 4K will be on board
  • A new Auto-Focus system based on 1D X Mark II is suggested

And then:

The new 5D will also include Canon Log and Wide DR gamut, allowing the camera to capture a much wider dynamic range and opening up more possibilities in post. The camera will reportedly include both a CFast card slot and an SD card slot, presumably to accommodate 4K video.

The 5DX is already in testing with a select number of photographers, and should be ready for production once any software bugs have been ironed out.

Things are getting interesting, and all of our EOS 5D Mark IV rumors are hitting the web again. As I wrote many times, 4K on the EOS 5D Mark III replacement is no longer a matter of speculation but a matter of common sense. Would it be possible for Canon to announce such a camera without 4K on board? Don’t think so.

I rate the rumor about 4K on the EOS 5D Mark IV with CW4, the suggestion about the moniker EOS 5Dx as CW3.

All EOS 5D Mark IV rumors. Stay tuned…

[via DigitalRev via DIY Photography]

Canon congratulates winner of World Press Photo of the Year

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Warren Richardson won the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 (CPN article), using a EOS 5D Mark II!

The overall winning image – which also won first prize in the Spot News category – was taken on 28 August 2015 at night with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and shows a man and child seeking to cross into Hungary before a secure fence on the border was completed.

Canon press release:

Canon congratulates winner of World Press Photo of the Year

LONDON, 18 February 2016 – Canon Europe, leader in imaging solutions, today sends its congratulations to Warren Richardson winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. The winning photograph depicts a man and child attempting to cross the border from Serbia to Hungary at night. The pair were part of a group of people seeking to enter the country before a secure border fence was constructed. Due to the circumstance, Richardson was not able to use flash to capture the image, so the photograph is lit by moonlight alone.

The World Press Photo Contest, now in its 59th year, is internationally seen as the world’s most prestigious competition for photojournalists. The judges of the contest, which has been sponsored by Canon since 1992, selected one image of 82,951 photos submitted by 5,775 professional photographers from 128 countries as the winning Press Photo of the Year 2015. There were seven themed categories, and two long-term project categories, open for contestants to enter this year.

“We are proud to support the world’s best photojournalists in their quest to tell the stories that need to be told through this prestigious and highly anticipated event,” comments Kieran Magee, Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “Images such as Warren’s play a hugely powerful role in capturing the real impact and human side of a story and importantly, making sure they reach a broader audience. It is for this reason we’re honoured to have been supporting these awards for the past 24 years.”

Warren Richardson captured his winning image on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a EF 24mm f/1.4L USM lens. The winning photograph also won first place in the Spot News category. Other category winning entries taken on Canon cameras include:

  • Aftermath of Airstrikes on Syria, taken by Sameer Al-Doumy on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III for the Spot News stories category
  • FIS World Championship, taken by Christian Walgram on a Canon EOS-1D Mark II for the Sports singles category
  • China’s Coal Addiction, taken by Kevin Frayer on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III for the Daily Life singles category
  • Storm Front on Bondi Beach, taken by Rohan Kelly on a Canon EOS-1D Mark II for the Nature singles category
  • Tough Times for Oragutans, taken by Tim Laman on a Canon EOS-1D C for the Nature stories category

As winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2015, Warren Richardson will receive a cash prize of €10,000 from World Press Photo at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam on 25 April. In addition, Canon Europe will award him with the EOS-1D X Mark II, its recently announced flagship camera.

The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting more than 100 cities in over 45 countries over the course of the year and seen by more than 3.5 million people worldwide. This year’s first 2016 World Press Photo exhibition opens in Amsterdam on 16 April. This year’s exhibition displays will be printed on Canon large-format and Arizona flatbed printers.

In addition, in partnership with WPP a series of 80 lectures entitled “Reflections will run in cooperation with universities across Europe telling the story of professional photo journalism and the power of photography”.

Further information about World Press Photo is available at

Editors please note:
World Press Photo – Press Kit
A selection of awarded images for publication can be downloaded from the World Press Photo press download area here
Link to the list of winners:

Yet another mention of 4K on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Yet Another Mention Of 4K On The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

We were the first to leak it (in July 2014), and we got another pertinent suggestion a month ago. While we have never been quoted by any of the big rumor sites, it appears some of those sites are now also starting to suggest the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (or whatever it will be named) might feature 4K video recording.

As I wrote in the past, 4K on the EOS 5D Mark III replacement has become matter of common sense. It is hard to imagine Canon can afford to announce the fourth iteration of their high popular EOS 5D line-up without featuring 4K.

The announcement of the EOS 5D Mark IV is still a matter of speculation. Somewhere in Summer or late Summer/Fall is likely. Stay tuned…

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Canon unveils biggest presence ever at The Photography 2016

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Canon press release:

Canon unveils biggest presence ever at The Photography 2016

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 24th February 2016 – Canon will be back at The Photography Show in March with its biggest, most engaging stand to date. For the first time Canon will be premiering its very own Live Stage, hosting live and insightful talks from world renown, industry leading photographers and videographers. Canon will also be showcasing the recently announced EOS 1D-X Mark II, demonstrating its awesome power and speed along with a host of award winning products.

Across the course of the show, Canon’s first ever Live Stage will feature professional Canon photographers including the likes of wildlife photography expert Andy Rouse, leading filmmaker Simeon Quarrie and international photographers Lara Jade and Christian Anderl. They will take visitors on an inspiring journey through their photography experiences and share how Canon products have allowed them to take their passion to a professional level.

Experts from Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) team will be on hand throughout the show, offering advice and tips to pros and those looking to take their photography to the next level.

Canon’s largest Photography Show stand yet will also be chocked full of brand new products such as the new EOS 80D and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II.Plus visitors will be able to witness Canon’s range of PIXMA and large format printers including the new A2 inkjet printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.

Plus Canon is giving people the chance to be part of its show experience, offering lucky fans on its social media pages the chance to win tickets to the show and have their image displayed on the Canon stand. To find out more visit Canon on Facebookand Twitter.

Come and see Canon at The Photography Show from 19th – 22nd March 2016 at Stands D141 and E131.

More information on Canon’s complete presence at The Photography Show 2016 can be found here.