PARIS, 13 October 2015 – Canon Europe today shares its future vision for the rapidly evolving world of consumer imaging. Passionate about developing new ways to help people enjoy and immerse themselves in their memories, Canon will showcase an exciting collection of concepts and technologies that will fundamentally change the way we capture, store and share images in the future, at Canon EXPO 2015 in Paris.
Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe, commented: “EXPO is an incredibly exciting time for us. Over the past five years we have leveraged our heritage, knowledge and expertise to push the boundaries of imaging. We’re transforming our consumer business to respond to our customers’ needs, focusing on creating new digital consumer services alongside our renowned imaging hardware.
“Reflected throughout everything we’re showcasing in Paris is our commitment to enabling powerful experiences that make it easier for everyone to get more enjoyment from imaging. Whether reliving photos at home using our next generation Connect Station wireless imaging hub, or being able to see things the human eye simply cannot using our 4 million ISO camera. The best images represent precious memories, and we want to help people capture and surround themselves with these moments in the best possible quality. At EXPO 2015 we’re showcasing the many exciting ways in which we’re changing how people can and will interact with imaging, today, tomorrow and in the future.”
Support at every stage of the imaging journey
As increasing importance and emotional links are placed on photos and videos, with more being shot year-on-year, Canon continues to push the boundaries of imaging technology and pioneer new experiences and creative possibilities. Through its evolving ecosystem of products and digital consumer services, Canon is committed to supporting people through every stage of their imaging journey, and make it easier for everyone to get the best from their photos and videos – regardless of what device they’ve used to capture them on.
Reaffirming its commitment to enhance and expand its range of digital services and smartphone photo apps, Canon is showcasing its latest solutions designed to tackle the challenges facing consumers in managing their large and ever expanding photo libraries. Following the acquisition of Lifecake in April 2015, Canon will preview the new capabilities and fresh look and feel for its cloud-based image management service, irista. Also at the show is hdbook EZ – a soon to be launched app for smartphones, tablets & PCs that intelligently selects the best images from your photo and video libraries, and automatically creates a personalised photobook in a few minutes.
Other highlights amongst the range of technology concepts, products, solutions and services include:
8K Camera: Supporting the production of next-generation, cutting edge 8K entertainment, this concept camera captures everything from stunning nature documentaries set in the Amazon rainforest to nail-biting sports matches at your favourite stadium, all in mind-blowing quality
120MP Camera: This prototype camera will produce super high-resolution images capable of recreating a three-dimensional texture, feel and presence, making subjects appear as if they are physically there, before your eyes – perfect when coupled with 3D printing applications or hologram technology
250MP CMOS Sensor: 30x sharper than 4K¹, Canon’s latest ultra-high resolution sensor has the world’s highest number of pixels² for a CMOS sensor³ - it can even capture the lettering on the side of an airplane in the sky, from an incredible 18km away
4 million ISO Camera: Capable of recording Full HD colour video footage in extreme low light environments, Canon’s new ultra-high sensitivity camera makes capturing the impossible possible, supporting filming in situations where it was not achievable before
Intelligent Imaging for Life: Make your home a live canvas for reliving your memories with Intelligent Imaging for Life. This innovative, intuitive technology allows you to recall and interact with your photos and videos in completely new ways, including the ability to share, crop and print your images from an interactive table surface
Those unable to attend Canon EXPO in person can experience the technology concepts and imaging solutions virtually and read about all the highlights from the event here: http://www.canon-europe.com/expo
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¹ At five frames per second
² As of September 7, 2015, based on a Canon survey.
³ On a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor