San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Tokyo – Canon reported its operating profit and net income dropped in the double digits for its fiscal first quarter, ended March 31.
Operating profit dropped 33.8 percent from the same period last year to 54.8 billion yen ($551 million) as net income fell 33.5 percent to 40.9 billion yen ($411 million).
Net sales were down 1.5 percent to $8.68 billion.
Melville, N.Y. — Canon said Monday that its EOS line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras (DSLR and compact-system cameras) have held the No. 1 worldwide market share position by volume for the 10 consecutive years through 2012.
Canon, which said the accomplishment was determined in “a Canon survey,” attributed the feat to developing its own key components, including lenses, optics and the CMOS image sensors, including the new cutting-edge chips that are first used in the flagship EOS-1D series.
Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA said Thursday it opened a service and support center in Ridgefield Park, N.J., offering comprehensive product repair and maintenance services for its professional imaging products.
Canon said the Ridgefield Park on-site repair operations include state-of-the-art camera and lens dark rooms, Canon's most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment, spare parts inventory, and repair staff to work offering quick turnaround of professional products.
Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA unveiled Wednesday a new flagship advanced enthusiast-level camcorder featuring a 20x f/1.8 Canon HD video lens, MP4 recording, and built-in Wi-Fi capability with dual-band wireless support: the Canon Vixia HF G30.
It will ship in June at a $1,700 suggested retail.
The 26.8mm-536mm (35mm equivalent) lens was is based on Canon’s professional-level Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) technology to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range.
Melville, N.Y. – Canon unveiled Thursday a pair of DSLRs and a new advanced PowerShot point-and-shoot with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity.
The camera models include the new flagship of the consumer EOS Rebel DSLR line, model T5i; the Canon SL1, a compact entry-level DSLR; and the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.
The Canon EOS Rebel DSLR flagship T5i features an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor.
Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA revealed Thursday the 2013 Canon Live Learning (CLL) workshops and programs schedule.
The four-year-old on-site education program is aimed at advanced imaging enthusiasts and professionals with seminars on photography and filmmaking using Canon imaging and printing products.
Programs include the EOS Immersion Seminars, EOS Destination Workshops, and Canon Professional Development Seminars and Workshops.
Lake Success, N.Y. – Canon USA has introduced three additions to its 2013 PowerShot point-and-shoot digital camera line.
Models include the PowerShot Elph 330 HS, Elph 115 IS and A2500.
The Elph 330 HS integrates advanced wireless connectivity and enhanced low-light shooting capability in dimly lit situations.
It also adds Canon’s HS system offering clear images, minimal noise and maximum detail from low-lit conditions.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Canon USA Tuesday issued a consumer-safety warning on the risks of using counterfeit accessories with digital cameras and camcorders — especially batteries and chargers.
Canon said it is spearheading an awareness promotion to what it called an industrywide problem of counterfeit accessory products, “designed to take advantage of the superior value of the real product.”
LAS VEGAS – Canon is using International CES to introduce four Powershot point-&-shoot cameras highlighted by the new “N” compact model with advance WiFi connectivity.
In fact, two of the new models will employ WiFi to keep pace with imaging advances seen in the smartphone and a tablet arena.
The Powershot N and Elph 130IS are both Wi-Fi enabled and will easily link with smartphones and tablets to remote control the camera, and send and share images with friends and family without the need to connect to a PC.