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Canon Japan Execs Interviewed By CPN Europe

EOS 1D-X bodies at the London Olympics (image credit: inkiboo)

Therefore we have two points that we always keep in mind for professional photographers – Canon contributes to photo culture and also Canon develops products. Those are the two roles Canon has.

Canon Europe published an interview with Mr. Ken-ichi Shimbori (Advisory Director, Group Executive, Photo Products Group). The focus is on the EOS system and professional photographers. Discussed topics include video modes on the EOS 5D Mark II and what Canon thinks about DSLR video making, the development and philosophy of the EOS system, the EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens, and more. The interview is worth to be read.

CPN: Do you have a dream EOS camera that you’d like to develop and have in the EOS range, or is there something that the EOS System has achieved that you are most proud of?

KS: “My personal dream to develop EOS would be that EOS can do more than what a human eye can do. Just for example, at high ISO the human eye cannot sense lightness or darkness, so actually EOS with high sensitivity can recognise the subject and can shoot – that is one example.

For example, in the film ‘Blade Runner’ a picture is enlarged and enlarged with no reduction in the high quality, so even when it’s enlarged, enlarged and enlarged again the detail still remains. That is also a dream – high pixel count technology.”

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