Canon wants you ready for the next total solar eclipse in the USA, has a dedicated site for this

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Canon started a dedicated site to get you ready for the next total solar eclipse in the USA.

Canon press release:

Canon Prepares for First Total Eclipse Across the Country Since 1918 with Specialized Educational Content and Resources

”A Total Guide to Totality” Blog Features Expert Tips, Videos, and Resources for Capturing This Rare Celestial Phenomenon

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 18, 2017 – On August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth, fully blocking the Sun from view for over two minutes to a large portion of the country. This natural phenomenon is called a total solar eclipse; this is the first one to race across the entire country in 99 years. The last one viewed in the United States occurred in 1979. Serving as a resource for all photographers interested in documenting these once-in-a-lifetime moments, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon Eclipse Blog, “A Total Guide to Totality” (usa.canon.com/eclipse); a vital resource for anyone looking to capture what is likely to be the most photographed total solar eclipse to date.

The blog, co-authored by Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute and photographer Dave Henry, will feature a series of ongoing posts with helpful guidelines, images and videos that teach photographers of all skill levels how to capture the total solar eclipse including tips that may help protect your eyes and camera’s lenses and sensor. In addition to the blog, consumers can also learn and practice their photography skills in-person through specialized Canon Live Learning workshops at Canon facilities around the country.

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Canon Expands its Leading Sheet-fed Inkjet Portfolio with new technology and products

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Canon press release:

Canon Expands its Leading Sheet-fed Inkjet Portfolio with the New Océ VarioPrint i200 Inkjet Press, MICR inks, and the next generation PRISMAsync controller

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 18, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its newest inkjet technology breakthrough, poised to increase application ranges and help ensure even faster turnaround times for professional printers looking to expand their business offerings and explore new opportunities.

Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce the Océ VarioPrint i-series Release 2, an expansion into a family of groundbreaking products that include the introduction of the Océ VarioPrint i200 press, an MICR version for sensitive financial documents, and the previously launched, revolutionary Océ VarioPrint i300 device. Powered by Océ iQuarius technologies, the new expansion is set to provide inkjet productivity combined with sheet-fed versatility, while offering cost-effective, premium inkjet quality prints on an expansive range of media. By taking action to expand the inkjet line of products, a broader range of customers will have access to a highly versatile device that is within their budget and enable them to acquire a device that better serves their operational needs.

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Canon’s medical business sets sails, report suggests

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Some of you will probably remember that Canon bought Toshiba’s medical division. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Canon is set to be part of the global players in this domain.

TOKYO — Having emerged as a savior for buying Toshiba’s medical systems operations for a hefty sum, Canon has now embarked on a fresh journey as a major player chasing global leaders in health care equipment featuring the latest information technology.

Toshiba Medical Systems, which became a Canon subsidiary at the end of 2016, showcased several new products at a medical imaging trade fair that opened Friday in Yokohama. New offerings such as CT and MRI scanners accentuated the unit’s fresh start.

Canon is still king but Sony now is 2nd seller of full-frame DSLR in USA, overtook Nikon

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Sony’s conquer of the photographic industry made another step forward. Sony is now second ranked in USA when it comes to full-frame DSLRs, they surpassed Nikon. Canon is stil the first manufacturer for full-frame DSLRs in the USA.
Sony press text:

SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has announced today that their continued growth has vaulted them into the #2 overall position in the U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market. 1

Sony’s interchangeable lens cameras and lenses have seen record sales in 2017, in particular within the U.S. full-frame camera market, where they have experienced double-digit growth (+23%) 2 compared to the same period last year. The popularity of key models including α7RII and α7SII has been paramount to this success.
Additionally, Sony’s rapid growth has helped to drive growth of the overall full-frame interchangeable lens camera market compared to the same period last year. Without Sony’s contributions, the full-frame market would be facing a slight decline. 3
“Our commitment to the industry is stronger than ever,” said Neal Manowitz, VP of Digital Imaging at Sony North America. “We are always listening to our customers, combining their feedback with our intense passion for innovation to deliver products, services and support like no other.”
A variety of exclusive stories and exciting content shot Sony α products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com , Sony’s community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony α brand.
Notes to Editors
1The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Detachable Lens Camera, Full Frame, Based on Dollars, Jan- Feb 2017
2The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Detachable Lens Camera, Full Frame, Based on Dollars, Jan/Feb 2016- Jan/Feb 2017

3The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Detachable Lens Camera, Full Frame, Based on Dollars, Jan/Feb 2016- Jan/Feb 2017

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]