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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
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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.
Source: [SA] via [NL]
From Canon USA
Canon USA will be launching new rebates starting on April 29, 2012. They will run through until June 2, 2012. This rebate program is a “double up” program. Your rebate will double if you purchase a 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D or 60D. For example, if you buy a 5D Mark III and a 14 f/2.8L II, the actual rebate would be $320.00.
The prices shown are current prices, updated hourly. They won’t reflect the rebate until April 29th.
EF-S Zooms (Rebate Amount) B&H Price | Adorama Price | Amazon Price
EF Prime (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon
EF Zooms (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon
EF Macro (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon
EF Tilt Shift (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Teleconverters (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Speedlites (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon
A cool Canon event
If there was one guy I wanted to meet at NAB and never had the chance, it was Shane Hurlbut. I did see him speak at the Tiffen booth and the guy just exudes passion for content creation. I especially liked the part where he showed us how to steady a car mounted camera with sponges. Looking forward to seeing more films he’s involved in.
So if you’re in the LA area, it just may be worth registering for the free event.
First Look: Canon’s New 4K EOS-1D C Featuring Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Date: April 25th, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: Free of charge. Advanced registration required. Limited Seating.
Location: The Los Angeles Film School, 6363 Sunset Blvd, 4K Theater, Los Angeles, California 90028
Join Canon Live Learning for a first look at the EOS-1D C, Canon’s new 4K digital cinema camera. In the evening’s main event, Explorer of Light, Shane Hurlbut, ASC will be on hand to screen and discuss The Ticket, a short film shot exclusively on the EOS-1D C. Mr. Hurlbut will speak about his production experiences with the EOS-1D C, including how its small footprint allowed him to shoot in extremely tight set-ups while still retaining superb image quality and handling. The Ticket is a love story, set in West Hollywood, shot by Shane Hurlbut, ASC and directed by Po Chan. In addition to the screening and Mr. Hurlbut’s presentation, there will also be a brief technical introduction to the EOS-1D C by a Canon Technical Representative. EOS-1D C cameras will also be available for touch and try during this event.
This is the world’s first adapter that would give Canon lens owners electronic contact with Nex cameras (such as changing aperture using the camera itself).
Estimated availability: January 21, 2012
Welcome to CES 2012
We’ve arrived and are ready to cover all things Canon! We’ll also be coving a few other things too.
I have posted a page that we’ll update throughout the day. You’ll see it at the top left of the site.
Read our coverage of CES 2012
A Translation of a Japanese Interview
“Canon has been forced to change their plan for 2011 because of the earthquake on the 11th March 2011 in Japan and floods in Thailand, but they are going to be back to the normal operation in 2012.”
Summary of interview with Masaya Maeda, Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Image Communication Products Operation at Canon Inc.
He stated that they are planning to release mirrorless compact system cameras in 2012.
Concept of Canon’s mirrorless system
- Try to develop a compact camera which features high image quality.
- Trying to make cameras smaller and more compact, mirrorless system could be the key.
- Miniaturization of cameras is the top priority, which means the cameras may have a different mount to the EF mount.
- For mirrorless cameras, being able to change lenses is certainly a big merit, however, the ratio of use of interchangeable lenses is very low. We have to think on how we can make users use interchangeable lenses more, that is very critical. We have to look into the whole system as well as miniaturization.
- All DSLRs featuring EF mount would be getting smaller and smaller with high image quality. For interchangeable lenses, we are going to stick to EF mount.
- EF lenses are being developed and extended this will include shooting movies. The compatibility of the new system and the EF system is very important.
- As a premise of the new mount for mirrorless system, “the image sensor will be larger than the regular standard size” would be necessary.
- The quality of image sensor will be improving. Having said that, in time downsizing the sensor is coming in the future.
C300 movie cameras
- C300 contains various ideas of camera systems including new mounts. C300 was made from a lot of feedback from people in the movie industry, a good example is C gamma.
- New unique lenses for movies are going to be marketed in 2012, Auto Focus for movies and the smooth movement of aperture are being developed.”
Source: [NL] via [DCW]
From Market Watch
Oracle, Oracle Japan, Canon Inc., and Canon IT Solutions have revealed plans to combine imaging technologies from Canon with Oracle? software products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebCenter, and Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME). The partnership is built on a long, successful relationship between Oracle and Canon, wherein Canon has integrated Oracle’s database, middleware and Java ME capabilities into its multifunction office systems and software technologies.
Sony, Panasonic & Olympus knocking at the door
Bloomberg has written an interesting article the higher ups at Canon have certainly taken notice of. That being their dropping marketshare in Japan along with Nikon to the mirrorless segment.
I haven’t had a problem with Canon being last to the game. I don’t personally like any of the true mirrorless options (you don’t count M9), none of them feel like cameras to me. Lots of people do though, and that’s cool. I was eager to see what Nikon came up with, though it doesn’t look too exciting to me.
I’ve always thought if Canon was going to get into it, they’d go all in. We’d see 3 mirrorless camera bodies, one high end mirrorless, a Canon M9 if you will (not a rangefinder). A prosumer middle camera body for the 5D user who wants IQ and portability, and then an entry level variant for the people that want more than a “G”.
I could be dreaming, or wishing. I’d just like to think Canon would be the company that did it right.
Canon Inc. and Nikon Corp. the world’s two biggest makers of high-end cameras, may be missing out on the industry’s biggest technology shift since film rolls became obsolete.
The two Tokyo-based companies use mirrors in all cameras with interchangeable lenses, a technique Sony Corp. (6758) is shifting away from. As a result, Canon and Nikon’s combined share of the Japanese market has fallen by 35 percent, while Sony’s share has doubled, according to estimates at research firm BCN Inc.