By Lisa Johnston
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Melville, N.Y. – Canon unveiled Thursday six PowerShot point-and-shoot cameras and the Rebel T5 DSLR.
The highlight of the new PowerShot offerings is the PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($799 suggested retail) advanced compact camera featuring a 5x zoom lens with a f/2-3.9 variable aperture and a 24-120mm equivalent zoom range, a 13.1-megapixel resolution in 4:3 format and 12.8-megapixel in 2:3 format 1.5-inch format sensor.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Melville, N.Y. — Canon Information Technology Services said Monday that it has added a new customer support center in Albuquerque, N.M.
The 33,682-square-foot facility, which is located at 4041 Jefferson Plaza NE, will provide additional customer service support and technical capabilities for Canon customers.
Minneapolis — Best Buy said Tuesday it is now selling Canon’s new advanced midrange EOS 70D DSLR through its BestBuy.com e-commerce store.
“We now have the Canon 70D available on BestBuy.com, and all orders include free expedited shipping through Sept. 7,” the retailer said.
The store is offering the 70D in three different package SKUs:
• Canon EOS 70D DSLR (body only) for $1,199; model 8469B002, Best Buy SKU 8896099;
Melville, N.Y. – Canon today tied the introduction of several cameras and printers to the grand opening of its new headquarters on Tuesday, located here.
The new products were officially introduced by Elliot Peck, Canon’s senior VP and general manager of imaging technology, and his staff at the 700,000-square-foot office building on Long Island.
Canon is emphasizing connectivity and social media with its newest models, all of which have the ability to quickly and wirelessly share images to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social-media sites.
Tokyo – A global economic slowdown, especially in China, forced Canon to cut its profit forecast for the year Wednesday as it lowered sales targets on high-end and point-and-shoot cameras.
In its quarterly earnings report, Canon lowered its operating profit forecast 16 percent to $3.81 billion (380 billion yen), from its April estimate.
Net income was forecast at 260 billion yen in 2013, down 10 percent from projections of 290 billion yen in April.
Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA this week launched a new tutorial video series that shows photographers how to improve their photographic abilities.
The Canon EOS 101 tutorial video series is available on the Canon Digital Learning Center and Canon’s YouTube channel, and provides entry-level Canon EOS users and budding DSLR enthusiasts guidance in enhancing their imaging skills.
Melville, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A. introduced Wednesday its first ultra-portable 3LED-based projector targeting both business and home entertainment applications, and a lineup of Pro AV installation LCoS projectors in the company’s 2013 REALiS series.
The Canon LE-5W 3LED-based multimedia projector, which ships this summer at an $800 suggested retail price, targets both corporate and home entertainment applications, and was designed to clearly present everything from spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations to video games and movies.
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.