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 www.worldpressphoto.org.

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: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2016

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…

All Canon EOS 5D Mark IV rumors.

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.

Canon Recognized As One Of The World’s Most Admired Companies In 2016 By Fortune

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Canon press release:

Canon Recognized As One Of The World’s Most Admired Companies In 2016 By Fortune

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Inc., its parent company, has been named to the 2016 FORTUNE magazine World’s Most Admired Companies list as a member of the computers industry. Canon received high marks in innovation, social responsibility, global competitiveness and quality of products and services.

“The prestigious honor of being named as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine is a true testament to our company’s forward-thinking vision, as well as to the tremendous work that all of our employees continue to do on a daily basis worldwide,” said Kotaro Fukushima, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon is proud to continue to invest in both our customers and technology while still staying true to our philosophy of being a good corporate citizen in the communities that we serve.”

Executive, directors and analysts from approximately 652 companies in 30 countries around the world were asked to rate these companies based off of nine criteria categories: financial soundness, long-term investment value, people management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, quality of management, quality of products/services, innovation and global competitiveness. In order to be listed, a company must have scored within the top half of its respective industry.1

The complete FORTUNE magazine World’s Most Admired Companies list can be found at www.fortune.com/wmac.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge use Dual Pixel Auto-Focus technology (is this Canon’s tech?)

Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Use Dual Pixel Auto-Focus Technology (is This Canon’s Tech?)

Samsung announced their new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The interesting point: Samsung touts both smartphones to have DUal Pixel Auto-Focus (DPAF) on board. DPAF is a technology developed by Canon and introduced first on the Canon EOS 70D in 2013.

Now, while Samsung doesn’t mention Canon anywhere, there are some statements that indirectly point to Canon. Like the following sentence taken from Samsung’s Galaxy S7 product page (emphasis mine):

Dual Pixel technology, which is utilized in selective, high-end DSLR camera models, as well as those of the Galaxy S7, sends light from the lens to two image sensors separately to adjust the focus, much in the same way that the human eye does.

Did Canon license their DPAF technology to Samsung? Or did Canon build the imaging sensor found in the Galaxy S7? I couldn’t find any pertinent information on the web. However, I guess it is an almost safe bet to say that Canon is in some way involved in the imaging sensor of the Galaxy S7.

Look how Samsung presents Dual Pixel AF:

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That’s pretty similar to how Canon presents DPAF.

Below are Samsung’s Galaxy S7 introduction video as well as a video about Samsung’s implementation of DPAF.

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