Ahead of the curve: Canon projectors on show at ISE 2017

Canon XEED 4K501ST

Canon XEED 4K501ST

Canon press release:

Canon Europe will showcase its latest projectors at the Integrated Systems Europe show (ISE) 2017, the international AV and electronic systems trade show, taking place at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 7-10 February 2017…

Located in Hall 1, Stand F-42, Canon will collaborate with a variety of partners to showcase a range of installations across industry sectors including education, entertainment and digital signage, demonstrating the latest developments in Canon’s 4K projection technology. This includes an immersive domed 4K projection area, a creative blend installation, as well as “touch and try” demonstrations for visitors.

IMMERSIVE DOMED 4K PROJECTION

For the first time, Canon’s XEED 4K600STZ laser projector will be on display, projecting content on a panorama dome screen from Elumenati. The demonstration will show how the XEED 4K600STZ, with native 4K (4096 x 2400) resolution and Canon’s long-life 6,000-lumen solid-state light source technology, can project outstanding 4K image quality onto curved or domed surfaces with consistent focus.

Visitors will also experience an immersive double-4K projection demonstration via two Canon XEED 4K501ST projectors on a curved surface from AV Stumpfl. This is thanks to Canon’s marginal focus adjustment that keeps images perfectly focused even on the edges of a curved or domed screen.

This area will also feature the XEED 4K501ST projector in collaboration with Phoenics 360° displays, showcasing a seamless 360 degree 4K projection on a multi-media column, ideal for digital signage applications such as advertising.

CREATIVE BLEND SOLUTION

The stand will also feature three Canon XEED WUX450ST projectors along a passageway, offering viewers superb image quality as they walk through, without any obstructions such as shadows. This is due to the projector’s vertical lens shift that enables a range of installation options, as well as the flexible picture-by-picture and edge blending options.

TOUCH & TRY DEMONSTRATIONS

The stand will also include a “touch and try” demonstration area, with devices on display including the XC15 video camera, and EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II DSLRs. Here visitors will experience first-hand Canon’s high-resolution image quality and superior functionality, demonstrating the company’s heritage, expertise and knowledge of imaging.

Andreas Herrnböck, European Business Development Manager, Visual Communications, Canon Europe, says: “We’re excited to be at ISE this year to showcase our variety of first-class 4K imaging projectors suited for an array of installations from simulation for education, to entertainment at museums, theatres and galleries, as well as digital signage. We’re excited to be working with our partners that have joined us on the stand this year. Together, we’re continuing to push the boundaries on developing innovative and exciting solutions for a range of installation requirements.”

Canon has been exhibiting at ISE for ten consecutive years, demonstrating its long-standing commitment to excellence in the AV market. The exhibition will showcase the benefits of working with Canon’s industry leading technology.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV tutorial videos (AF, AWB, 4K, Live View, GPS, more)

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

CanonUSA posted a set of tutorial videos for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Each tutorial last approximately 3 minutes and gives a quick insight in the discussed topic. A lot of stuff is covered, from AF area selection, video features, 4K, GPS, Live View, lens aberration correction, and more. Enjoy!

Please note: these videos were previously published by the Canon Digital Learning Center. Since they are now available on YouTube I thought it would be a nice idea to post them here too.

Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Review (real world useful, D. Abbott)

Canon EF-M 18-150mm F/3.5-6.3 IS STM Review (real World Useful, D. Abbott)

Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-240mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-6.3
  • STM Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Combination IS and Stabilized Panning

Reviewer and photographer Dustin Abbott reviewed the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, one of the latest additions to the EF-M lenses line-up.

Dustin Abbott praises the good sharpness, well controlled vignette and chromatic aberrations, fast and accurate focus, a very well working IS system, and even the macro mode. All in all the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM seems to be a pretty valuable addition to the EOS M system.

In the conclusion he writes:

[…] the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is going to find a lot of takers among those who buy into Canon’s mirrorless system.  The lens is the largest Canon-branded lens for the system thus far (by a fraction), though it is still very compact and light.  In many ways the size of this lens makes more sense now that the M series has evolved into more of a mini-DSLR than the square-edged original M that had more of a point and shoot profile.  The M3 and M5 aren’t really “pocketable”, and thus this lens makes more sense.  It is still extremely small and light by DSLR standards, and fulfills the mandate of being a light yet flexible alternative to a heavier DSLR kit.

The Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM comes in two color variants (black and silver) and sells for $499. Dustin’s reviews come as video-reviews (see above) along with a written review with a lot of sample pics.

Canon to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo

 imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

Canon U.S.A. to Display Large Format Solutions for Fine Art Photography at West Coast Art & Frame Expo

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 23, 2017 – Demonstrating the high quality of its capture-to-print solution, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that it will be in attendance for the 18th Annual West Coast Art and Frame Expo and National Conference, held at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from Monday, January 23rd to Wednesday, January 25th. Attendees visiting the Canon booth (#625) will have the opportunity to interact with the Company’s input-to-output solution, including the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 and imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printers, as well as an array of Canon cameras and lenses, with technical representatives available to provide a hands-on experience. In the booth, Canon representatives will be on-hand to educate photographers on how to get the most out of their camera and printer. Finished framed photography will be exhibited in the booth, demonstrating the quality of Canon’s capture-to-print solution.

Guests are invited to attend the “Fine Art Success with Canon” class, at no additional charge, on Monday, January 23rd from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, hosted by Canon U.S.A. Attendees will be walked through the process of digitizing artwork and printing captured images to both help improve their own skills and possibly expand their business offerings. The class will review technical aspects integral to the workflow of camera set-up to image capture and then techniques for color correction. In addition to the class, Canon representatives will be on-site in the booth to help provide hands-on assistance to booth visitors on the process of capture-to-print.

To learn more about Canon’s large format offerings for fine art photography, visit www.cusa.canon.com.

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Canon ranks first among manufacturing companies in 20th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

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Canon press release:

Canon Inc. ranks first among manufacturing companies in 20th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

TOKYO, January 23, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has ranked first for the third time among manufacturing companies in Nikkei Inc.’s 20th Environmental Management Survey, receiving high ratings for each criterion, including perfect scores for promotion of environmental management structure, resource recycling and measures against global warming.

Started in 1997 by Nikkei Inc., the Environmental Management Survey is an annual survey that assesses businesses’ endeavors to improve environmental measures and management efficiency. This year’s survey was based on a questionnaire sent to 1,733 companies that was answered by 396 companies.

In the manufacturing category, each company’s level of environmental management was assessed based on five criteria: promotion of environmental management structure, pollution and biodiversity-related measures, resource recycling, environmental product policy and measures against global warming, and ranked based on their total score.

In this year’s survey, Canon achieved perfect scores for promotion of environmental management structure, resource recycling and measures against global warming for such highly rated activities as the Company’s carbon offset program that reduces CO2 emissions equivalent to those produced by such products as office multifunction devices and some production printers to zero and the establishment of an automatic toner and ink cartridge recycling system. Additionally, the Company also scored highly for other criteria, achieving a total score of 496 (out of a possible 500), placing first in the manufacturing category.

Under its Action for Green environmental vision, introduced in 2008, Canon set a goal of annually reducing lifecycle CO2 emissions for each product by 3%, and is proactively making efforts through such initiatives as energy-saving activities at manufacturing bases, a modal shift in distribution, reduced energy consumption during product use, product remanufacturing,* reusing parts and recycling consumable goods. As a result, in 2015, lifecycle CO2 emissions per product were approximately 30% of those in 2008—successfully achieving an average reduction of approximately 5% a year.

Canon’s Action for Green environmental vision aims to realize a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment through technological innovation and improved management efficiency. Throughout the entire product lifecycle—Produce, Use, Recycle—Canon continues to expand activities with its customers and business partners to reduce environmental burden in pursuit of this environmental vision.

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A Bit of Everything

Above: Side by Side- CanonUSA

Canon U.S.A. has collaborated with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) on a campaign to bring attention to the risks associated with purchasing counterfeit power accessories, such as batteries, chargers, and external flashes.


Flying with legends: life in the clouds with John Dibbs – Canon Professional Network

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Canon  Master Nick Nichols about National Geographic Yellowstone projectCanon Professional Network

Photographer, conservationist, activist and Canon Master Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols, bowed out from National Geographic in suitably impressive style this year. His final photo essay – a grand finale involving teamwork, logistical hurdles and the occasional stray bear – was perhaps his biggest career challenge yet, as he reveals to CPN Editor David Corfield.


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Darcy Padilla: on the frontline of change – Canon Professional Network

Documentary photographer Darcy Padilla was awarded the Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2016, by Canon France – in association with Images-Évidence and supported by Elle Magazine – at this year’s Visa pour l’Image festival held in Perpignan, France, during the event’s pro week in September.


Aquatic people, Andrey Golovanov and Sergey Kivrin – Canon Professional Network

“Aquatic people”. We took pictures of many swimming competitions in 2016. The first photo was taken for material about doping problems in Russia. A broken image is a symbol of broken dreams and a symbol of the broken life of an athlete.


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“That sinking feeling…”, Diving to a new record – Canon Professional Network


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Minsk, City of Love – Franco Novecento Buttiglieri

Shot with Canon SL1 and 10-18mm, 18-135mm, 55-250mm and 50mm f1.8 lenses