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MELVILLE, N.Y., February 6, 2018 – In 2017, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, was the number one selling Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC)¹ brand and APS-C ILC² brand in the U.S., according to The NPD Group. Canon has been number one worldwide in these camera segments for the last 14 years, based on a global Canon survey³. February 4th showed that 2018 is off to a great start for Canon, as top sports photographers from across the country gathered in Minnesota to cover the big game between the teams from Philadelphia and New England. An estimated 80 percent4 of the photographers in the stadium used Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, and Canon’s iconic white lenses filled the sidelines from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. In addition to the photographers on the sidelines, Canon’s line of HD broadcast lenses were also used extensively to help deliver the game to nearly 110 million television viewers.

“Canon understands there are many equipment options for photographers and we are honored to be the primary choice for both the pros capturing the nail-biting moments of the big game and for people capturing the important moments of their lives,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As an industry leader, we also recognize the important role that service and support plays in keeping our customers satisfied, whether at our award-winning service centers throughout the country or on-site at major global events.”

A full complement of friendly and knowledgeable staff from the Canon Professional Services (CPS) team, a fixture at major sporting events throughout the year, were on site at the stadium for most of the week leading up to game day providing comprehensive equipment maintenance, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support to the major photo agencies and individual professional (or media) photographers covering the game.

For veteran sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller, this was his 40th time covering the big game as a professional, and he was well stocked with Canon cameras and lenses.

“CPS has been a great support to me throughout the years, especially at a game like this where I get real time technical and equipment support. They’ve been instrumental in my success over the years.”,” said Miller. “40 years of shooting the big game is an amazing experience. Photographers are just as competitive as the athletes, and it’s great to know that I can count on Canon equipment and support to help me get the winning shot.”

In 2018, CPS will be proudly attending to professional photographers at over 22 locations, including major sporting, auto racing, Hollywood and political events.

For more information about CPS, please visit http://www.cps.usa.canon.com/

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Looks like Sony and Nikon are putting pressure on Canon.  Sony announced that they were #2 in full frame ILC sales in the US for two months of last year, and Nikon announced that they were #1 in FF ILC sales in the US for one month of last year.   So I guess Canon felt pressured to tack an addendum on to their annual "big game" press release stating that they were #1 in full frame ILC sales in the US for the entire year, as well as #1 in US APS-C sales, and of course, #1 in global ILC sales for the year, as usual.

But this year, no doubt Canon is doomed. Doomed, I tell you. Doomed.
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Looks like Sony and Nikon are putting pressure on Canon.  Sony announced that they were #2 in full frame ILC sales in the US for two months of last year, and Nikon announced that they were #1 in FF ILC sales in the US for one month of last year.   So I guess Canon felt pressured to tack an addendum on to their annual "big game" press release stating that they were #1 in full frame ILC sales in the US for the entire year, as well as #1 in US APS-C sales, and of course, #1 in global ILC sales for the year, as usual.

But this year, no doubt Canon is doomed. Doomed, I tell you. Doomed.
Yes but the Sony CEO has just stepped down and they have and Kenichiro Yoshida named as President and CEO effective April 1, 2018. You can't make this stuff up. ;D

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Looks like Sony and Nikon are putting pressure on Canon.  Sony announced that they were #2 in full frame ILC sales in the US for two months of last year, and Nikon announced that they were #1 in FF ILC sales in the US for one month of last year.   So I guess Canon felt pressured to tack an addendum on to their annual "big game" press release stating that they were #1 in full frame ILC sales in the US for the entire year, as well as #1 in US APS-C sales, and of course, #1 in global ILC sales for the year, as usual.

But this year, no doubt Canon is doomed. Doomed, I tell you. Doomed.

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Obviously the local Canon Camera Club outing having their photos taken by the fifth member using a special selective shooting technique with a telephoto lens on an APS-C camera at minimum focusing distance.

I'm sure if the photo had been taken by someone further away on a full-frame with a wide angle lens we would have seen them flanked and outnumbered by all of the Sony and iPhone shooters. /s

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In 2017 I bought an M5 and a 5DlV, so I can state unequivocally that Canon was the #1 seller of MILC and FF ILC  in my house. Leadership indeed...

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Yes but the Sony CEO has just stepped down and they have and Kenichiro Yoshida named as President and CEO effective April 1, 2018. You can't make this stuff up. ;D

Read more: http://sonyaddict.com/page/2/#ixzz56RdnS2dA

This likely has a lot to do with Sony performance in the TV, and Smart Phone sectors where they keep blowing profits made by cameras and sensors.

Don't expect to see any noticeable changes from a consumer standpoint, but internally, there will be changes to increase the bottom line.  We will just have to see.

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Yes but the Sony CEO has just stepped down and they have and Kenichiro Yoshida named as President and CEO effective April 1, 2018. You can't make this stuff up. ;D

Read more: http://sonyaddict.com/page/2/#ixzz56RdnS2dA

This likely has a lot to do with Sony performance in the TV, and Smart Phone sectors where they keep blowing profits made by cameras and sensors.

Don't expect to see any noticeable changes from a consumer standpoint, but internally, there will be changes to increase the bottom line.  We will just have to see.
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Yeah, the sidelines was dominated by a sea of white lenses.

As I mentioned before, the press gaggle in front of the the tropy presentation podium (where the distance is very short), there was also a massviely dispropoportionate number of (smaller) Canon lenses.

I wonder if Sony/Nikon had tech teams there.

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Looks like Sony and Nikon are putting pressure on Canon.  Sony announced that they were #2 in full frame ILC sales in the US for two months of last year, and Nikon announced that they were #1 in FF ILC sales in the US for one month of last year.   So I guess Canon felt pressured to tack an addendum on to their annual "big game" press release stating that they were #1 in full frame ILC sales in the US for the entire year, as well as #1 in US APS-C sales, and of course, #1 in global ILC sales for the year, as usual.

But this year, no doubt Canon is doomed. Doomed, I tell you. Doomed.
Yes but the Sony CEO has just stepped down and they have and Kenichiro Yoshida named as President and CEO effective April 1, 2018. You can't make this stuff up. ;D

Read more: http://sonyaddict.com/page/2/#ixzz56RdnS2dA

Yes, a CFO will surely  understand photographers' needs.    ::)

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Yes, a CFO will surely  understand photographers' needs.    ::)

I'm sure he'll do fine... I think that Sony is going to enter a maturity stage in the MILC arena anyways, where the cameras start tapering off in terms of what each successive generation offers.  Hopefully, it means the cameras will get more usable, for people like me.

Eventually, I predict an intersection of features between major manufacturers and what you get at various price points, with the biggest difference being optical versus electronic viewfinders, and lens collections.

For all the talk of "innovation", what it really comes down to for a lot of people who prefer the Sony cycle is that Sony comes up with new electronics at a dizzying rate, while Canon pumps out new glass at a dizzying rate.  Put aside the vast collection of existing lenses that have been built up over decades; there is no company that comes close to the depth and breadth of Canon's lens releases each year.

Really, whether you're very casual, an amateur hobbyist, professional, or a very specialized buyer, Canon will drop something interesting for you to consider pretty frequently in the glass department.

Excluding the 50mm prime department, anyways!

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Excuse me, but Minnesota is MN not MI!!!
Some of us may take offense at this slight and Vikings have been known to seek reparations. We're not called the Bold North for nothing!
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Excuse me, but Minnesota is MN not MI!!!
Some of us may take offense at this slight and Vikings have been known to seek reparations. We're not called the Bold North for nothing!

Well, CRGuy is Canadian, and they have only 10 provinces and 3 territories to keep straight.  Here in the US, we have 50 states and 14 territories, so things get more confusing...   ;)
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Excuse me, but Minnesota is MN not MI!!!
Some of us may take offense at this slight and Vikings have been known to seek reparations. We're not called the Bold North for nothing!

Well, CRGuy is Canadian, and they have only 10 provinces and 3 territories to keep straight.  Here in the US, we have 50 states and 14 territories, so things get more confusing...   ;)

And my guess is the title was going to spell out Minneapolis but it got cut off due to length.
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Excuse me, but Minnesota is MN not MI!!!
Some of us may take offense at this slight and Vikings have been known to seek reparations. We're not called the Bold North for nothing!

Well, CRGuy is Canadian, and they have only 10 provinces and 3 territories to keep straight.  Here in the US, we have 50 states and 14 territories, so things get more confusing...   ;)

And my guess is the title was going to spell out Minneapolis but it got cut off due to length.

Close, they were spelling out Minnesota.
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