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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 3rd February 2014 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, will be attending The Photography Show 2014 with an aim to excite everybody with a passion for photography. With talks from special guests, access to Canon experts and a vast interactive display of innovative products, Canon is set to bring photography to life (Stand B10).
Hear first-hand and delve into the journeys of seasoned professionals that have been operating in the industry for years. Learn of their experiences and tips with talks from Canon photographers across different areas of the show, including:
- Jeff Ascough, Wedding Photographer & Canon Ambassador, at The Student Conference
- Clive Booth, Fashion Photographer & Canon Explorer, at The Catwalk
- David Noton, Landscape Photographer & Canon Explorer, at The Studio
- Danny Green, Wildlife Photographer & Canon Explorer, at The Studio
Canon is also supporting those looking to take their first big step in photography with hands on experience at Mollie Takes, a brand new workshop from the team at Mollie Makes. This explores a range of shooting techniques and essential skills when it comes to photographing the things you love.
Canon’s team of experts will be on hand to advise how to make to most of your kit to deliver excellence in everything you capture.
Visitors to the Canon stand will be able to experience a broad range of products that meet the modern and evolving needs of photographers. A full DSLR product line up will be showcased alongside an elevated lens bar showing Canon’s wide selection of EF lenses highlighting new standards of performance and reliability. Visitors to the Canon stand can have hands-on experience with the products and see how each lens can give a new perspective.
To complete the plethora of imaging solutions, Canon will be demonstrating how the PIXMA group of printers can take your shots from digital to physical. Take creative control and be the master of your image journey with Canon’s range of PIXMA professional photo printers, the perfect match for exceptional photography.
Susie Donaldson, Consumer Imaging Marketing Director of Canon UK and Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled to be exhibiting the power of image at The Photography Show 2014. By showcasing our offering at an event like this we show how our products can help photographers to consistently deliver the finest results. We’re looking forward to bringing photography to life.”
Birmingham’s NEC is the setting of this inaugural event taking place between Saturday 1st and Tuesday 4th March 2014. Through the highly interactive features, product displays and variety of exhibitions it is set to entertain and engage attendees.
Visit Canon at The Photography Show 2014 from 1st – 4th March at Stand B10.
Canon’s a very large company, often we forget that consumer cameras and lenses are just a small fraction of that, to get an idea of the scope have a look at their financial results for 2013 (if you’re into looking at other people’s money.) Links are PDF’s
An excerpt on digital cameras:
“Within the Imaging System Business Unit, interchangeable-lens digital cameras maintained their top market share despite the challenging environment, which was marked by a drop in demand in Europe and China due to the economic downturn, although demand in Japan continued to expand. In particular, the EOS 5D Mark III and 70D advanced-amateur-model digital SLR cameras continued to realize healthy growth. Furthermore, in Japan, the new entry-level EOS Digital Rebel SL1 and T5i cameras proved popular. As for digital compact cameras, although total sales volume declined due to the market slowdown and the increasing popularity of smartphones, sales volume increased from the previous year for high-added-value models incorporating features that differentiate them from smartphones, such as large-size image sensors and models like the PowerShot SX50 HS and SX510 HS, which feature high-magnification zoom lenses.”
With almost no mention of mirrorless and it’s impact on the DSLR or compact market.
B&H photo has the well regarded Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS macro lens for sale for $669 after a $300 rebate (compare at $969.00)
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS macro lens
B&H photo has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1749 after you add it to the cart (compare at $1899).
Canon EOS 6D SLR (body only)
2013 hasn’t been a stellar year for Canon
Canon Inc., the world’s largest camera maker, cut its annual profit forecast and predicted its first drop in sales of models with an interchangeable lens as consumers switch to smartphones to take photos.
Net income will probably total 240 billion yen ($2.5 billion) for the year ending December, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement yesterday, cutting its earlier forecast of 260 billion yen. The new projection missed the 250.8 billion-yen average of 21 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Smartphones are eating into digital camera sales as companies such as Apple Inc. and Sony Corp. release new handsets with stronger built-in lenses and sensors to lure shoppers. The value of worldwide camera shipments dropped 19 percent in August from a year earlier, a ninth consecutive monthly decline, according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association in Tokyo.
Read the rest of the story at Bloomberg
Smartphones to blame?
Canon sold 19% fewer digital cameras worldwide in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the same period last year – with demand for interchangeable-lens cameras falling 4%. However, Canon’s global imaging division sales revenue climbed 4.4%….
Sales of Canon compact cameras fell 26% worldwide from April-June 2013 in volume terms (year-on-year) but demand for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs continued to grow and the EOS 700D ‘proved popular’ in Japan over the three months.
Read More at Amateur Photographer
Sigma has started a new instant rebate program in the United States. Save up to $200 on select lenses until September 25, 2013.
Sigma lens rebates at B&H Photo
Tamron is running instant rebates until September 30, 2013. Included in their program is the highly regarded 24-70 f/2.8 VC
Tamron lens rebates at B&H Photo
Canon’s lens and Speedlite rebates are set to expire on July 6, 2013. B&H Photo is telling us that the rebate program is not being extended. There’s a chance a new program will launch shortly after this one, but there’s no guarantees of that for the moment.
Canon lens & Speedlite rebates at B&H Photo
Hurricane Sandy Update for Jamesburg, New Jersey Repair Facility
Thank you for being a valued Canon Professional Services member. Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Canon USA repair facility in Jamesburg, New Jersey is currently without power and is closed.
If you recently sent a product to the Jamesburg facility and wish to check on the repair status, please enter your Canon Repair Number and ZIP Code into the designated fields at the following Canon USA web site address: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer?pageKeyCode=checkRepairStatus
Recovery operations are underway and we have been informed by the local utility servicing the Jamesburg facility that power should be restored by November 7. However, due to storm-related delays, normal operations and repair turnaround are not expected to resume until November 16. Until that time, please direct any new repair requests to one of the Canon Repair Facilities below:
1. Newport News, Virginia
Canon Factory Service Center
12022 Canon Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606
(Mail-In Service Only)
2. Irvine, California
Canon Factory Service Center
15955 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92618
(Mail-In and Walk-In Service)
When sending in your equipment for repair please ensure the box is marked as CPS Pro Rush Repair to expedite the request.
Assistance is also available to CPS members 24×7 via the CPS Member Hot Line at 1-877-CPS-8122 (1-877-277-8122).
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to return to normal operations in New Jersey as soon as possible.
Canon Professional Services (CPS)
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Contact Information for Inquiries
CPS Toll free; 1-877-CPS-8122
24 hours 7 days/per week
Canon’s Photography in the Parks Program Equips Visitors with Free Camera and Camcorder Loans, Professional Photography Lessons and a Unique, Hands-On Experience to Create Lasting Memories
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 4, 2012 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is once again joining forces with several of the country’s acclaimed national parks to offer free photography workshops to visitors this summer. The Canon Photography in the Parks Program provides participants with free equipment loans and professional photography instruction as they take part in a guided walking photo tour. Following the tour, participants have the opportunity to print images for free and take home a CD of their image files. Visitors of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate.
New to this year’s program are Canon video workshop sessions. Visitors can experience and learn about shooting video by using a Canon VIXIA camcorder or EOS digital SLR camera and participating in a hands-on videography demonstration with experts.
“Canon is incredibly excited to help people improve their photography skills and capture the beauty of our national parks through our Photography in the Parks Program,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Our nation’s magnificent and pristine national parks offer the quintessential location to help people improve their photography skills and inspire creativity. In doing so, Canon hopes to also help those who visit parks this summer create and preserve lasting memories and leverage their newfound skills throughout their lives, for all of their important moments.”
In addition, Canon is sponsoring the new National Geographic iPhone application, National Parks by National Geographic. Available as a free download from Apple’s App Store, the app provides users with park information and photo galleries, travel tips from National Geographic editors, and information about park events – including the Canon Photography in the Parks Program. The app also features photo tips to help users capture beautiful photography throughout their summer travels.
The Canon Photography in the Parks Program will take place at various dates through the summer at the following national parks:
Grand Canyon: May 31 – June 20
Zion: June 24 – July 9
Yosemite: July 13 – July 17
Yellowstone: July 23 – July 31
Grand Teton: August 1 – August 2
Rocky Mountain: August 5 – August 11
Acadia: August 18 – August 29
For more information on the Canon Photography in the Parks program, visit Canon U.S.A. on Facebook at facebook.com/canonUSA.
… of course they do
Canon is projecting selling 27% more DSLR cameras this year, to the tune of 9.2 million units. They’re also aiming for a 17% increase in compact camera sales, up to 22 million units.
With DSLR sales growth, lens sales should take a similar path upwards.
Said about their compact segment
“… we will further differentiate and enhance our lineup by launching new cameras offering the image qualities that approaches SLR cameras; furthering the improvement in design and qualities, and by incorporating features such as network, connectivity capabilities.”
Cue the mirrorless rumors.
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