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Canon Launches New S-Series of Ultra-Compact, Lightweight, Full HD Network Cameras with Built-In Analytics

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 17, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, added four new Full HD resolution network cameras to its product lineup – the VB-S30D PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera, VB-S31D PT (pan-tilt) Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera, VB-S800D Fixed Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera and VB-S900F Micro Box Full HD Network Camera. The new ultra-compact S-series network cameras have been designed for indoor environments that require sensitive monitoring of specific areas or items, such as in the retail, education, commercial and hospitality sectors. PoE (Power over Ethernet) and ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Profile-S Conformance allow system integrators easy installation of all four new lightweight full HD cameras as part of a new or existing security network.

With high-sensitivity CMOS sensors, large-apertures, wide-angle lenses and dual DIGIC processors, the new S-series cameras offer an ideal combination of Full HD resolution, detailed image quality, wide-angle of view and excellent low-light performance. The new S-series of network cameras features two processors – DIGIC DV III and DIGIC NET II – enabling all capturing, processing, encoding and transmitting of outstanding images with life-like colors and tonal accuracy, simultaneously in both H.264 and M-JPEG at 1920 x 1080 up to 30 frames per second. The S-series of network cameras offer low-light performance, even in difficult lighting conditions, with Day/Night operation.

The processing architecture of the DIGIC DV III and DIGIC NET II processors, featured in the new S-series cameras, has been engineered to deliver multiple H.264 and/or M-JPEG streams in a selection of resolutions including Full HD (1920×1080). In addition to multi-streaming, the cameras can also do simultaneous streaming. The full range supports edge recording on microSD cards (up to 64GB) and features a new utility that can playback directly from the microSD card without the need to download content to a PC first.

“Our new ultra-compact series of network security cameras demonstrates Canon’s ability to incorporate feedback from our security partners and system integrators and develop network camera technology that ultimately enables our partners to better serve their customers through tighter security monitoring with a minimal physical presence,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “This feedback also guided us to include the same comprehensive set of built-in analytics on the new compact S-series models that is currently available on our larger, higher priced security cameras.”

All of the new S-series cameras benefit from Canon’s 70-year heritage in imaging technology and include Auto Smart Shade Control, which automatically selects the optimum exposure level and helps compensate for dark areas while simultaneously maintaining the bright areas by adjusting the gain of the underexposed areas. This is possible without affecting exposure of properly exposed areas. This feature enhances overall image quality and allows the cameras to work easily in back-lit environments or difficult lighting conditions. With built-in video analytics that sense movement, abandoned and removed objects, camera tampering and changes in volume, the S-series of network cameras are an ideal choice for a range of applications.

Compatible with major third-party solutions and ONVIF v2.2 and Profile S compliant, the new S-series cameras are expected to start shipping at the end of 2013.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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Canon U.S.A. Delivers Innovative IP Video Security Cameras at ASIS 2013 with Full HD and Megapixel Imaging Performance

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 24, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will exhibit its product line of Full HD, Megapixel and Standard Definition IP Video Security cameras at ASIS 2013, held September 24-26, 2013, at McCormick Place (booth # 377) in Chicago, Ill. Designed to deliver a wealth of end-user benefits to various professional security markets, Canon’s eight different IP Security cameras include Pan-Tilt-Zoom, Fixed Dome and Stationary “Box” Style models.

Visitors at the Canon ASIS 2013 exhibit will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of the precision optics and exceptional image quality of Canon IP Security cameras at four specially designed demo stations. A special demonstration of the low-light capabilities of Canon’s IP Security cameras will display how Canon cameras capture color and black & white video even better than the human eye can see. Also present at the exhibit will be information on Integration Partners and a wide range of third-party Enclosure Solutions, including housings, domes and mounting brackets.

The following models from the Canon IP Video Security camera product line will be on display at the show:

Full HD IP Security
• The VB-H41 Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera, featuring a Canon 20x optical zoom lens with 12x digital zoom, a wide 60.4º angle of view and an advanced auto focus algorithm for accurate focusing even in low-light, haze, and other challenging environments. With a built-in electronic image stabilization feature that minimizes blur that can be caused by vibration in the installation base, the VB-H41 can capture potentially crucial image detail in low-illumination environments.
• The VB-H610VE Fixed Vandal-Resistant Dome Camera, featuring a clear polycarbonate dome mounted to an aluminum body. This unified enclosure has a dust- and water-resistance rating of IP66 and is designed to absorb violent impacts, or for use in areas that may be subject to abuse, such as correctional facilities, public transportation centers, shopping malls and schools. An optional heater allows the camera to be used in temperatures down to -22º F. The VB-H610VE also features a built-in genuine Canon 111º wide-angle 3x optical zoom lens for clear, high-quality images and can capture potentially crucial image detail in low-illumination environments.
• The VB-H610D Fixed Dome Camera features a built-in genuine Canon wide-angle 3x optical zoom lens with an ultra-wide 111º angle of view, making it ideal for use in areas with severe space restrictions such as stairways, narrow halls and elevators, as well as vast, wide-open spaces such as shopping malls or factory floors.

Both the Canon VB-H610VE and VB-H610D IP Security Cameras also include a Remote Adjustment Function to change their angle of view – including pan, tilt, rotation, zoom, and focus – from any remote Internet-connected PC, thereby virtually eliminating the time and expense of on-site adjustments involving labor, transportation and equipment.

• The VB-H710F Fixed “Box” Camera provides a built-in genuine Canon wide-angle 3x optical zoom lens with an ultra-wide 112.6º angle of view. A feature of this camera is its built-in motorized focus and zoom function, which enables users to remotely adjust those settings from any Internet-connected PC.

The two proprietary Canon DIGIC processors in each of Canon’s Full HD IP Security cameras include the Canon DIGIC DV III image processor, which provides superior image quality, vivid color reproduction, low noise, and smooth gradations and the Canon DIGIC NET II network video processor, which transmits H.264 and M-JPEG simultaneously at 1920 x 1080 up to 30 frames per second.

Megapixel IP Security
The following Canon Megapixel IP Security cameras will be on display at ASIS. They feature a 1.3-Megapixel CMOS image sensor and a Canon DIGIC NET processor for simultaneous transmission of H.264 and M-JPEG at 1920 x 960 up to 30 frames per second.

• The VB-M40 Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera, featuring a Canon 20x optical zoom lens with 4x digital zoom, a wide 55.4º angle of view, advanced auto focus and electronic image stabilization.
• The VB-M600VE Fixed Vandal-Resistant IP66-rated Dome Camera can absorb violent impacts due to the mounting of the camera’s lens in a damping mechanism. This unique Canon aspherical 3x optical zoom lens delivers an ultra-wide 101.2º angle of view, making it ideal for use in areas with severe space restrictions. An optional heater allows the VB-M600VE camera to be used in temperatures down to -22º F.
• The VB-M600D Fixed Dome Camera also includes a Canon aspherical 3x optical zoom lens with an ultra-wide 101.2º angle of view and special lens-coating technology enabling it to produce sharp, high-quality sharp images with minimal distortion and flare.

Intelligent Features
These Canon Full HD and Megapixel IP Security cameras include built-in video analytics to assist monitoring personnel in identifying potentially crucial image details. This includes moving, removed and abandoned object detection. The four Full HD IP Security cameras also offer passing (or “tripwire”) detection. User-adjustable in terms of detection characteristics, such as sensitivity, area and duration, video analytics can engage configured alarms and notification functions. All eight cameras also feature camera analytics, which include detection of camera tampering and sound-level detection that may indicate vandalism or sabotage.

Additional features shared by each of these security cameras include a privacy mask function to block sensitive locations (such as ATM keypads or computer monitors) from the cameras’ view while still allowing for a full range of motion. The cameras feature two-way audio connectors for bi-directional sound communication, built-in management tools and a web viewer function for remote video monitoring by authorized users on supported web browsers.

Standard Definition
• The VB-C60 (640 x 480) Resolution Pan-Tilt-Zoom IP Security Camera will also be on
display at the show. It features a built-in 40x optical zoom with a 56° wide angle lens, a wide panning range (± 170°), auto focus, image stabilization, and a proprietary Canon DIGIC NET Processor for simultaneous M-JPEG and MPEG-4 video output at up to 30 frames per second.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Canon U.S.A. Showcases Innovative New Projectors and HD Cameras At InfoComm 2013

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will exhibit innovative new projection and HD camera products at InfoComm 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center (booth # 3729) from June 12-14, in Orlando, FL. Designed to address the needs of many professional markets and a wide range of end-users, Canon’s new products will include two entirely new projector categories for the Company: the ultra-portable Canon LE-5W Multimedia Projector, and a series of eight new REALiS Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS projectors. On the image-capture side, Canon will introduce the new EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W robotic remote-control HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras with outstanding image quality, color reproduction, and precise Canon Auto Focus performance for many different indoor and outdoor applications.

Canon’s spacious InfoComm 2013 booth exhibit will feature special product-demonstration areas enabling attendees to view many of the Company’s latest advances in imaging and optical technologies. These areas will include a central Touch & Try section in which attendees can see first-hand new Canon DSLR cameras, PIXMA PRO professional inkjet printers, and the outstanding EOS C100 Cinema camera. The Touch & Try section will be flanked by additional areas demonstrating the energy efficiency, consistent light output (relative to zoom position), edge-blending technology, and network multi-projection (LAN-based video streaming) capabilities of Canon’s all-new REALiS Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS projectors.

Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors
Combining the outstanding picture quality of larger installation projectors with the plug-and-play convenience of portable models, Canon’s new series of REALiS Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS projectors are engineered to deliver excellent imaging performance, in a smaller, more affordable design. The Canon REALiS WUX450, REALiS WUX400ST, REALiS WX520, and REALiS WX450ST, all available in both standard and DICOM® Simulation models, will debut during InfoComm 2013. Each feature a trim design under 14 lbs., easy set-up, and sophisticated operational advantages intended for use in environments such as houses of worship, college lecture halls, government monitoring facilities, and corporate boardrooms.

Offering placement flexibility, the new Canon REALiS WUX450 and REALiS WX520 Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS projectors are equipped with a Genuine Canon projection lens that delivers a consistent fixed aperture of f/2.8, helping to ensure virtually no light loss across its entire 1.8x zoom range. This feature will be demonstrated within Canon’s InfoComm 2013 exhibit, in which the outstanding energy efficiency of the new REALiS Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS projectors will also be displayed. In addition, built-in edge blending functionality, which is employed through a newly developed imaging processor, will be showcased within the “Deliver Possibilities” section of the booth. Demonstrations will show how the new Canon REALiS Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors can be used in multi-projector configurations for the display of large, seamless images with precisely matched edges.

Also to be demonstrated are the short-throw projection capabilities of the new Canon REALiS WUX400ST and REALiS WX450ST Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS projectors. The WUX400ST has a throw ratio of 0.56:1 and the WX450ST has a throw ratio of 0.57:1. The models include a 0-75 percent vertical and ± 10 percent horizontal lens-shift adjustment feature for easy installation in environments where the projector must be located close to the screen or other display surface. These features allow for space reduction without complicated mirror setups and provide cost savings compared to complicated long throw projection setups that generally require expensive long/ultra-long throw lenses.

The new Canon REALiS Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS projectors are also available in “D” versions featuring a DICOM® Simulation mode and superb 21-step grayscale gradation display capabilities designed to effectively project high-quality medical images such as X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs.*

The Ultra-Portable LE-5W Multimedia Projector
Great for both small business and home use, the ultra-portable LE-5W Multimedia Projector weighs just 3.5 lbs. yet delivers 500-lumen native WXGA (1140×912) resolution still or motion images with superb color fidelity and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. Equipped with energy-saving, long-life 3-LED technology, the Canon LE-5W projector includes an HDMI input for display of content from tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices, as well as PCs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, HD streaming players, and digital cameras.

The LE-5W projector is excellent for viewing movies, video games, and still or streamed images. It also includes built-in 2.5-watt stereo speakers. The LE-5W projector can also deliver “PC-less” smart presentations directly from a USB thumb drive, SD card, or its own built-in memory, so it can play multimedia files without peripheral components. Equipped with three LED’s (RGB) that have up to a remarkable 20,000 hour lifespan, the projector is energy-efficient, with an ECO mode that consumes 30 percent less energy than while running in Normal Mode.

New HD PTZ Cameras
Building on the success of its line of cost-effective, remote-control HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras, Canon is also introducing the EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras at InfoComm 2013. Compact, affordable, and fully integrated, these cameras are designed for houses of worship, concert and performing arts venues, civil service, and many other applications. The new EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras feature a 20x Genuine Canon zoom lens (with additional 12x digital zoom), and a 2.1-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor. The EVERCAM XU-81 is designed for indoor use, while the EVERCAM XU-81W features a tough, durable housing that meets the IP-55 enclosure rating for waterproof and dustproof integrity, enabling it to be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. Capable of fast, smooth, highly precise, quiet movements even while simultaneously panning and tilting, the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras feature an open control protocol for flexible systemization and an integral microphone that allows for the capture of sound at the camera location.

Full HD and Megapixel Network Cameras
Also on display in Canon’s booth at InfoComm 2013 will be the Company’s line of full HD and megapixel network cameras. These include the VB-H41 Full HD PTZ Network Camera, VB-M40 Megapixel PTZ Network Camera, VB-H610VE Vandal Resistant Fixed Dome Network Camera, VB-M600D Megapixel Fixed Dome Network Camera, and the VB-H710F Fixed Network Camera. The full HD models (VB-H41, VB-H610VE, and VB-H710F) feature Genuine Canon optics, a 1/3 2.1-Megapixel CMOS image sensor, Canon DIGIC NET II and DIGIC DV III processors, and simultaneously transmit H.264 and MJPEG at 1920 x 1080 up to 30fps. A built-in Web Viewer allows for remote video viewing by authorized users on any web browser, including smart phone web browsers or leading third-party applications. In addition, the models VB-H610VE and VB-M600D feature a unique Remote Adjustment Function to adjust the pan, tilt, rotation, zoom, and focus settings of these fixed cameras from any Internet-connected PC at any time. All Canon Full HD network cameras include on-board video analytics and ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Profile S conformance for improved compatibility with other ONVIF-compliant third-party products.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
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All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

* These models are not cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for diagnosis purposes.

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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W, Full HD Robotic Remote-Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom Indoor/Outdoor Cameras

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2013 – Building on the success of its line of cost-effective, remote-control HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced the durable EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras, which provide improved image resolution, color reproduction, and Canon Auto Focus precision over previous models. Compact, fully integrated, and featuring an open control protocol for flexible systemization, the new EVERCAM XU cameras provide high-quality widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) image capture from practically any visual perspective.

The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) HD cameras are equipped with a 20x Genuine Canon zoom lens (with additional 12x digital zoom), 2.1-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, genlock input, and an HD-SDI output. Designed with a sturdy water-resistant/dustproof housing for indoor or outdoor use, applications for the new cameras include broadcast TV, houses of worship, sports arenas, schools, government, and performing arts venues. The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 W features a motorized ND filter and a wiper unit for outdoor applications.

“From sports stadiums, to traffic and weather POV cams, and houses of worship, there is an increasing demand for broadcast-quality, cost-effective remote-control HD image capture,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Canon has successfully addressed this market with a series of versatile professional HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras. The latest introductions – the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras – deliver exceptional full HD resolution video, precise Canon Auto Focus, and great low-light performance ideally suited for most PTZ applications.”

Durable, Quick, and Quiet
The tough, durable housing of the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras meets the IP-55 enclosure rating for water-resistant and dustproof integrity, enabling it to be installed in environmentally challenging locations. The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 W is optimized for permanent outdoor installation and comes equipped with a wiper unit to maintain lens port clarity and a servo neutral density (ND) filter unit to optimize picture quality (an optional washer unit is also available). Both cameras are equipped with an integral weather-resistant microphone that allows for the capture of sound at the camera location.

Capable of fast, smooth, and highly precise movements while simultaneously panning and tilting at a maximum rate of 60˚/sec., the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras feature a pan range of ±180˚ and a tilt range of +220˚/-40˚. While quick and nimble, the cameras are also extremely quiet while in motion, with a maximum noise level of NC30. This makes the cameras well-suited for use in quiet environments where noise distractions are not permitted, including during broadcast, performance studios, lecture halls and classrooms, conference rooms, and hospital operating theaters.

Further adding to the versatility of the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras are their low-light capabilities and super sensitivity mode. When shooting under low-light conditions, the cameras can acquire extra brightness by using a slow-shutter (frame accumulation) function. The camera’s black & white mode, without the Infrared cut filter, will also support shooting in near-darkness. Dynamic Range Compensation allows for shooting in environments with a high contrast of light and shade (such as an office building lobby on a sunny day) by automatically correcting the contrast of the video according to the range of scene illumination. Both camera models have a sensitivity rating of 0.6lux (f/1.6, 1/60, 50IRE, +42dB).

In addition to providing clear, crisp HD video, the 2.1-Megapixel CMOS sensor in the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras delivers native imaging performance. A locally switchable output/control feature enables users to select either 1080i or 720p HD output (via a convenient HD-SDI connection) with simultaneous SD analog composite (NTSC or PAL) for monitoring. A genlock input on the XU-81 and XU-81 W provides the synchronization signal necessary for TV station use and other broadcast applications.

Remote control of the pan, tilt, and zoom movements of the EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras employs a non-proprietary control protocol that enables users and system integrators to interface the camera with their own control system, or that of a range of third-party providers. Control can be toggled between RS-232 and RS-422, making the cameras extremely adaptable to new and existing multi-camera environments.

Compact and lightweight, the EVERCAM XU-81 camera weighs only 14.5 pounds, and the EVERCAM XU-81 W camera weighs only 15.5 pounds. The cameras include a built-in handle for convenient portability, and can be mounted upright or in an inverted ceiling mount. In either position, the picture image will automatically flip when the tilt angle reaches 90˚.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras are expected to be available in September 2013, for the estimated retail price of $11,000.00 and $13,000.00, respectively.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Availability, prices, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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Canon U.S.A. Defines a New Category of Pro AV Compact Installation Projectors with the Introduction of New REALiS Models

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 29, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced a new multimedia projector category that combines the exceptional picture quality of larger installation projectors with the plug-and-play convenience of portable models. Known as Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) Projectors, this new Canon product category consists of the Canon REALiS WUX450, REALiS WUX400ST, REALiS WX520, and REALiS WX450ST Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors. All feature a trim design under 14 lbs. each, installation flexibility, easy set-up, and sophisticated operational advantages strategically designed for higher education, boardroom installations, museums, and many other professional markets.

Drawing on Canon’s expertise in optical and imaging technologies, the new Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors feature newly designed built-in Genuine Canon projection lenses engineered to address a broad range of image-display requirements. The new Canon REALiS WUX450 and REALiS WX520 Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors offer placement flexibility with their advanced Genuine Canon projection lens that delivers a consistent fixed aperture of f/2.8 allowing for no light loss across its entire 1.8x zoom range. Designed for short-throw use, the new Canon REALiS WUX400ST and REALiS WX450ST Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors are equipped with an advanced Genuine Canon 1.35x zoom lens with generous horizontal and vertical lens-shift adjustability for distortion-free image quality in environments where the projector must be located close to the screen or display surface.

“Canon’s new REALiS WUX450, REALiS WUX400ST, REALiS WX520, and REALiS WX450ST Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors blend the high-quality and exceptional detail, clarity and contrast of large projector models with the portability of smaller models,” explained Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The demand for installation projectors is growing across many professional markets, and Canon is demonstrating its commitment to these users by developing this entirely new category of the Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors, which integrate the latest technologies to provide exceptional user benefits, convenience, and affordability.”

All of Canon’s new Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors employ a new Canon AISYS 5.0 optical engine that helps improve the management of light through the projectors’ next-generation Canon LCOS display panels. The result is the projection of high-resolution images with intricate detail, crisp contrast, high brightness, deep blacks, precise color, and reduced blur during fast-moving movie scenes. The REALiS WUX450 and REALiS WUX400ST deliver WUXGA (1920 x1200) resolution imagery with 4500 and 4000 lumens of brightness, respectively. The REALiS WX520 and REALiS WX450ST provide WXGA+ (1440 x 900) resolution imagery with 5200 and 4500 lumens, respectively. All models deliver a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio images, versatile connectivity and management controls, sophisticated image-processing and edge-blending capabilities, energy efficiency, and a lower total cost of ownership as compared to previous models.

Markets for the new Canon REALiS WUX450, REALiS WUX400ST, REALiS WX520, and REALiS WX450ST Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors include large classrooms, lecture halls, and auditoriums, houses of worship, museums and galleries, corporate boardrooms and conference rooms, ad agencies and photo studios, video and motion picture post-production facilities, training simulators, government command and control rooms, medical training and conference rooms, and videoconferencing sites.

Installation Flexibility
Approximately 25 percent smaller than previous Canon Pro AV Series projectors, the new projectors feature a new heat-exhaust design and a flat chassis which allows for a wide variety of installation-placement choices. Optional feet can be installed on the top of each projector for inverted ceiling-type mounts. Two units can be stacked to double light output, yet still fit into a compact space. The 1.8x zoom lens built into the REALiS WUX450 and REALiS WX520 includes a mechanical lens-shift feature for increased installation flexibility, enabling both projectors to be installed vertically, pointing up or downwards.

The REALiS WUX400ST and REALiS WX450ST Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors for short-throw environments include a built-in 1.35x distortion-free zoom lens and a 0-75 percent vertical and ± 10 percent horizontal lens-shift adjustment feature. This combination enables these projectors to be used for short-throw display applications, including both front- and rear-projection installations. Short-throw projection applications can include environments where the presenter and the display screen must be in close proximity because of room size, design, or other unique factors, such as a ceiling that is too low for mounting a projector.

Canon’s new Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors have a long-life lamp that provides up to 4000 hours of operation. Easy access lamp and filter covers help simplify lamp replacement and filter cleaning, even while installed. Power consumption for the REALiS WUX450 and REALiS WX520 projectors equals less than .081 watts per lumen at its brightest mode.

Imaging Versatility
Although integrating many unique technologies, the new Canon REALiS WUX450, REALiS WX520, REALiS WX450ST, and REALiS WUX400ST Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors are simple to operate and provide easy set-up features. These can be accessed using a configurable control panel on the side of each unit and by using the projected installation and professional-settings menus. The extensive image-processing capabilities of these projectors provide multiple user benefits. These include a dozen built-in test patterns (triggered via the remote control unit and user-accessible onscreen menus) for fast, simple image calibration without the need for a pattern generator or a PC. An innovative four-point keystone-adjustment function enables users to adjust each corner of the image independently while also keeping focus consistent, and to achieve true diagonal projection as well as moiré reduction.

An easy-to-use built-in edge-blend function with precision luminance ramp adjustment and pixel-overlap control enables the new Canon Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors to be used in multi-projector configurations for the display of large, seamless images with precisely matched edges. Easy registration adjustment for perfect edge-blend alignment is further enabled by the combination of the low “TV distortion” characteristics of the projectors’ zoom lenses and an integrated micro digital lens shift adjustment (a separate feature from the projectors’ mechanical lens-shift adjustment capability). The result is pixel-precise image blending for seamless multi-projector displays.

Advanced Management and Connectivity
Built into the new Canon Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors is a full suite of networking features, including full control over IP and content streaming. An Ethernet (LAN) interface enables advanced remote control and monitoring capabilities including power management, usage tracking, and other control functions. The REALiS WUX450, REALiS WX520, REALiS WX450ST, and REALiS WUX400ST are Crestron RoomView™-compatible.

Key networking features also include a content-streaming capability, which allows one or more PCs to connect to a projector over a standard LAN to share content. This NMPJ (Network Multi Projection) system has the ability to display content from four different PC’s on a single screen. Content can be streamed from any point with a network connection to a projector, either within a room or in multiple locations, simplifying installation. The NMPJ system allows for video streaming (without audio) through the LAN to the projector in four ways:
• Meeting mode – to share a participant’s screen with everyone (or share between remote sites via the Internet).
• Classroom mode – allows an instructor to select which PC screen to project; up to four PC screens can be shown simultaneously.
• Broadcast mode – images can be projected at multiple sites simultaneously.
• Direct mode – enables a projector to be connected directly to a PC using a LAN cable.

Input terminals on the new Canon Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors include a USB port for “PC-less” presentations of JPEGs and other content directly from a thumb drive or other USB-equipped flash-memory data storage device (and for firmware updates). Other inputs include DVI, component video, HDMI, and two mini-jack audio inputs. A special Picture-by-Picture Processor allows for the simultaneous use of HDMI and DVI in split-screen mode. A 5-watt mono speaker is built-in for audio playback without peripheral components.

The Canon REALiS WUX450, REALiS WX520, REALiS WUX400ST, and REALiS WX450ST are also available in “D” versions (REALiS WUX450 D Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projector, REALiS WX520 D ProAV Compact Installation Projector, REALiS WUX400ST D Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projector and REALiS WX450ST D Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projector) featuring a DICOM® Simulation mode and superb 21-step grayscale gradation display capabilities designed to effectively project high-quality medical images such as X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs. Please note, these models are not cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for diagnosis purposes.

Price and Availability
The new Canon REALiS WUX450, REALiS WUX450 D, REALiS WX520, and REALiS WX520 D Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors have suggested list prices of $5,499.00, $6,199.00, $4,999.000 and $5,699.00, respectively. All are expected to be available through authorized Canon dealers by September 2013.

The new Canon REALiS WUX400ST, REALiS WUX400ST D, REALiS WX520ST and REALiS WX450ST D Pro AV Compact Installation LCOS Projectors have suggested list prices of $6,899.00, $7,499.00, $6,299.00 and $6,899.00, and are expected to be available by September 2013.

For more information please visit www.usa.canon.com/projectors.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Ultra-Portable Three LED Projector for Business and Home Entertainment Use

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 29, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced its first ultra-portable projector ideal for both business and home entertainment use – the Canon LE-5W Multimedia Projector. Featuring high image quality and bright, vibrant color projection, the affordable and lightweight LE-5W can clearly display everything from spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations to video games and movies through its wide range of interconnectivity and multiple connection ports.

With HDMI input and five different projection modes, the Canon LE-5W projector can easily be used to project high-quality movies, video games, and still-or-streamed images from PC’s, Blu-ray players, game consoles, HD streaming players, and digital cameras onto nearly any surface. The perfect projector to bring along for off-site presentations and client visits, professional and home use, or even camping trips, the LE-5W also enables “PC-less” smart presentations directly from a USB thumb drive, SD card, or its own built-in 1.5GB memory. Featuring an energy-saving, long-life 3LED technology, the unit’s three LED’s (RGB) have a remarkable 20,000 hour lifespan with an ECO mode that consumes 30 percent less energy than while running in Normal Mode.

“The enormous growth in the use of tablet PC’s and mobile devices has created demand for a new kind of high-quality, affordable projector that easily integrates with tablet PC’s and AV equipment while also being ultra-portable and easy-to-use,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The new Canon LE-5W Multimedia Projector is the perfect traveling companion for small business users who need to quickly and vividly share presentations or other visual information with clients.”

Multiple Projection Scenarios
The LE-5W Multimedia Projector employs 3LED technology to project vibrant and accurate colors. Because the LED light source for each primary color (red, green, and blue) is used without splitting light through a color wheel, images and video with pure, highly vibrant colors can be projected. Five different projection modes suit a diverse array of user needs:
• Presentation mode – this default mode matches the colors generally displayed by the screens of PCs and notebook computers.
• Standard mode – designed for optimal projection in rooms with minimal ambient light.
• Movie mode – delivers saturated colors, and is perfect for presentation in darkened rooms.
• sRGB mode – optimized for the colors as seen in a calibrated sRGB color space. This mode is best used for displaying graphics, AutoCAD diagrams, and other computer-calibrated presentations involving critical colors.
• User mode – enables customized settings of brightness, contrast, color, tint, temperature, and even sharpness.

Weighing just 3.5 lbs. and delivering 500 lumens of brightness with WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution, a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and superb color fidelity, the LE-5W features a throw ratio (1.2:1) that achieves large-screen projections even in tight spaces. The Canon LE-5W is equipped with two built-in 2.5-watt stereo speakers, and a five-color wall-projection mode that makes practically any flat surface a suitable display screen. Also excellent for point-of-purchase digital signage applications, the LE-5W features a ¼ 20 Tripod Mounting Socket on its base, helping to make projection in tight locations without a tabletop possible.

The Canon LE-5W Multimedia Projector’s built-in USB thumb drive and SD card slots, and its own built-in 1.5GB memory, enable it to play multimedia files without peripheral components. Supported formats include: MJPEG, MPEG1/2/4, H.264, WMV, and RMVB video; JPEG and BMP photos; MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, and WAV music; and Adobe PDF 1.2-1.7 and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) documents.

The Canon LE-5W powers-up in four seconds and shuts down in less than one second, and measuring just 9.76” (w) x 7.60” (d) x 2.16” (h), the ultra-portable projector can easily fit in a carrying bag for on-the-go scenarios. The projector features an integrated lens cover and built-in power adaptor, and sports a clean design with a scratch-resistant finish. The LE-5W is available in black or white to match the décor of any location.

The Canon LE-5W Multimedia Projector will be available in the Summer of 2013, for an estimated retail price of $799.00. For more information about the Canon LE-5W Multimedia Projector, including a full list of product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/projectors.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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Canon Megapixel IP Security Cameras Provide Comprehensive Video Coverage for The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation Theatre

Located in the heart of Hollywood, California, The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation Theatre is a venue for diverse cultural events. A well-equipped 1,000-seat facility, its security system includes several 1.3-megapixel IP security cameras from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. The cameras are mounted on exterior and interior locations of the theatre, which is named after the late actor and performing-arts patron Ricardo Montalbán.

“Security is a concern in any busy urban area, and when you’re moving large groups of people in and out, it’s paramount for maintaining the confidence of both patrons and staff,” noted Gil Smith, chairman of the Montalbán Foundation Theatre. “We have an iconic 1926 Broadway-style theatre building, and graffiti and vandalism are continuing challenges. We want to maintain a positive environment here, and video surveillance provides documentation after the fact. If there’s an indication of some incident, you can go back and review the footage. This video information provides for better communication with both the community and the police.”

Veteran Los Angeles area security equipment specialists Post Alarm Systems handled installation and integration of the Canon megapixel IP security cameras, which include: VB-M600VE fixed vandal resistant dome cameras for the exterior of the building, VB-M600D indoor dome cameras, and VB-M700F “box-style” cameras. Plans call for a VB-M40 PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera to also be mounted to the outside of the building for wide-angle street views captured with its built-in Genuine Canon 20x zoom lens. All Canon megapixel IP security cameras are ONVIF conformant to ensure network interoperability.

“My first concern in choosing security cameras was picture quality, and I knew of Canon’s reputation for digital technology in its consumer and professional products,” Smith recalled. “Canon is a world leader in optics and image-making, so my instinct was to look very seriously at their IP security cameras. I think it was a very good decision to go in that direction.”

From Dark to Bright
The VB-M600VE, VB-M600D, and VB-M700F feature Genuine Canon optical zoom lenses, a 1.3-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS image sensor, and a sophisticated Canon DIGIC NET image processor for excellent low-light performance. A Smart Shade Control feature automatically adjusts the contrast between bright and dark areas of the image to enhance the detail display. A special Night Mode provides increased low-light sensitivity over the standard recording mode.

“The theatre presents a lot of challenges for maintaining good picture levels,” Smith informed. “Conditions range from the darkest dark on our theater stage, to the hottest hot in bright outdoor sunlight. Our entry court has deep, dark corners that turn into bright sunlit areas as the day progresses. The dynamic range that I’m seeing from these Canon IP cameras, from highlights to shadows, is amazing. The edge control from the sharpness of the Canon lens, and the way the images are processed, is much better than what I’ve seen from other security camera systems.”

Remote Adjustment Function
In addition to their exceptional 1.3 megapixel imaging, the networked Canon IP security cameras at the Montalbán Theatre also feature Canon’s Remote Adjustment Function, which enables integrators and installers to remotely change the viewpoint, zoom, and focus of these fixed cameras after installation remotely from any Internet-connected PC, without removing the camera’s dome cover. Viewpoint adjustments to the image-capture area of these stationary cameras include their pan, tilt, and rotation angles. Access to the camera with a ladder or bucket truck becomes unnecessary, which eliminates the time and expense of on-site adjustments involving labor, transportation, and equipment. This feature is especially handy for large installations of multiple Canon IP security cameras.

“Using Canon megapixel IP security cameras with the Remote Adjustment Feature saved us a good several hours per camera,” noted Rich Buchanan, account executive at Post Alarm Systems, which installed the cameras at the Montalbán Theatre. “I can go down in front of a web page and make some tweaks in five seconds that would have taken me at least an hour to do if I was already on-site. That’s a huge savings that adds up over and over again. The Remote Adjustment Function is definitely going to equate to happier customers, and having a happy customer is definitely going to equate to more referrals and recommendations of Canon products.”

Yet another built-in feature of all Canon megapixel IP security cameras that the Montalbán Foundation Theatre is also taking full advantage of is video analytics, which assists in detecting abandoned, moving, and removed objects. User-adjustable in terms of detection area, sensitivity, and duration, these analytics can trigger alarms. In addition, camera analytics can alert for abnormal sound levels and tampering that may indicate a camera is being vandalized.

“The Canon megapixel IP security cameras at the Montalbán Foundation Theatre are indispensable,” Smith concluded. “The image quality detail, color accuracy, corner-to-corner focus, and low-light performance they deliver are amazing. The system gives us the confidence that we can close the doors, walk away, and know that at any moment we can access our servers and the images that we are capturing 24/7. Canon is at the center of the digital revolution, and it has made high-quality imaging far more accessible.”

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New RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens From Canon U.S.A. Brings More Versatility to REALiS Pro A/V Projectors

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens which can be used with the Company’s REALiS Professional A/V Series projectors to bring high-image quality to a wide variety of locations. With this lens, users have the flexibility of installing their professional A/V systems anywhere from 15 to 290 feet from the desired projection area with minimal image quality change.

“Canon is committed to providing users with a complete system to satisfy their projecting needs,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The addition of this new lens helps expand the locations and applications where our REALiS models can be utilized.”

The Canon RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens is compatible with all current Canon REALiS Pro A/V Series projectors, including all WUX 4000, WUX 5000, WX6000 and SX6000 models. With a 1.95X zoom ratio and a throw ratio of approximately 3.8~7.3:1, this lens is optimized for 60” to 600” screens and is ideally suited for larger venues such as houses of worship, auditoriums, and lecture halls.

Similar to other lenses Canon provides for its REALiS Pro A/V Series projectors, the RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens includes independently floating elements, helping to ensure minimal image quality change and light loss throughout the zoom length of the lens, thus greatly reducing the need to over-specify projector brightness to compensate for light loss. For example, the brightness of the Canon REALiS WUX4000 projector drops only 17% from the wide angle to the telephoto setting of the standard zoom lens, while competitive products can lose up to 35% of their brightness in making the same adjustment.

REALiS Pro A/V interchangeable lenses offer color accuracy and image quality that users look for from a fixed lens combined with the flexibility of optical zoom. All of the lens options in the REALiS Pro A/V series include features developed from Canon’s industry-leading EOS technology, including aspheric lens elements help to diminish distortion and an Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) element to reduce chromatic aberration. The lenses are also similarly sized to fit within the body of the projector, allowing for easy installation, regardless of the desired throw distance, when using a lift.

The suggested list price of the RS-IL04UL Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens is $3499 and it is scheduled to be available at the end of November.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss .

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Canon Wins 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 22, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that Canon Inc. will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for “Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras.” Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.

Canon debuted its award-winning large format CMOS image sensor in its acclaimed EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera in November of 2011 at a global launch event held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. By exploring alternatives to the established Bayer color filter array algorithms, Canon was able to achieve an overall image quality capture through its CMOS sensor that has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from NATAS for our work on large format sensors,” said Masaya Maeda, managing director and chief executive, Image Communication Products Operations, Canon Inc. “We see this award as a testament to the warm acceptance that the film and television production community has extended to us as we’ve partnered with them over the last year to help tell their stories. It also serves as further incentive for our continued commitment to the entertainment industry.”

In November 2011, Canon announced its full-fledged entry into the theatrical motion picture, television programming and television commercial production industries with the launch of the Cinema EOS System. Over the past 10 months, the Company has introduced a total of three high-definition, high-performance Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras—the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the compact, lightweight EOS C100 Digital Video Camera—all built around Canon’s innovative Super 35-mm CMOS image sensor technology specifically developed for Cinema EOS motion image capture. Separately, the EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera, equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full frame (36 mm x 24 mm) CMOS image sensor, also joined the Cinema EOS product family in April of this year. For professional photographers, and independent and student filmmakers, Canon has also introduced the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, building on the strong success of the EOS 5D Mark II in film and television production.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award will be presented on January 10, 2013, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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Canon U.S.A. BU-47H Outdoor Remote-Control PTZ Camera Delivers Upgraded Functions and Full HD Broadcast Quality


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 4, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced the BU-47H outdoor remote-control PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera, which provides extensive upgrades in functionality and performance over previous models. Equipped with three 1/3-inch (2.37 million pixel) CMOS sensors for full 1920 x 1080 HD image quality, the new BU-47H integrates a genuine Canon 18x HD zoom lens (7.4 – 134mm) with 1.5x digital extender, advanced Canon auto focus and Optical Shift-Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, and the sophisticated Canon DIGIC DV III image processor for exceptional picture clarity, detail, and color accuracy even in low-light conditions*. Featuring a non-proprietary control protocol, the new BU-47H includes 4:2:2 color sampling and finely graded video-adjustment settings to help meet exacting user preferences for broadcast and professional applications. These include use of the BU-47H as a full HD point-of-view(POV) camera for TV sports, news, traffic, or weather, as well as coverage of services in houses of worship, and for security/surveillance use.

“The Canon line of remote-control PTZ cameras has been embraced by a wide range of markets for its superb full HD picture quality, convenient cost-effective operation, and versatility,” noted Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The BU-47H, for outdoor use, is the newest addition to this line, and it delivers upgraded features for even greater functionality that many broadcasters and professionals are looking for.”

Designed for use in locations where an on-site camera operator is impractical – such as at the top of a high mast overlooking a stadium or a busy seaport – the Canon BU-47H outdoor remote-control PTZ camera is capable of panning through 340 degrees and tilting +30 degrees ~ -50 degrees in precise and smoothly choreographed movements. The entire camera unit is contained in a compact, lightweight housing that meets the stringent IP-45 specification for dust- and waterproof-efficiency (Ingress Protection Rating published by International Electrotechnical Commission). Combined with its superb weather-resistance, the BU-47H housing also includes a “windshield-wiper” type blade to keep its lens port clear. Built-in features include a four-position remote-control ND (neutral density) filter and Canon Optical Shift-IS technology to help minimize camera shake even in high-wind conditions. The BU-47H is also equipped with a choice of auto focus, or full remote-control manual focus operation.

The BU-47H outdoor remote-control PTZ full HD camera features a non-proprietary control protocol that helps enable users and system integrators to interface the camera with their own control system or that of third-party providers. The BU-47H can be operated in automatic or manual mode, and can pan, tilt, and zoom simultaneously to up to 32 preset coordinates. Essential to the upgraded functionality of the Canon BU-47H camera is a range of finely graded video-adjustment settings of particular importance to broadcast users. Settings include white balance, master pedestal, R-, B-, and G-gain, hue, master black (R/G/B), setup level, gamma, knee, sharpness, knee aperture, skin detail, color matrix, and horizontal detail frequency.

Especially important to security and surveillance use is the exceptional low-light performance of the BU-47H. The camera features a minimum subject brightness of 0.08 lux,* which can enable shooting even in brightness levels equivalent to moonlight (0.5 to 1 lux).

The BU-47H camera provides a genlock input for broadcast video-system synchronization. Video outputs include HD-SDI with embedded audio for full HD recording and a simultaneous SD analog composite output for monitoring. Short- and long-distance control systems interface via RS-422 connections. An audio input enables a third-party microphone to be connected to the BU-47H, which has a maximum noise level of less than NC55. The total weight of the BU-47H is 17 kg. (approx. 37 lbs.).

The Canon BU-47H outdoor remote-control PTZ camera is scheduled to be available in late December 2012 for an estimated list price of $26,000.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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* At 60i, f/1.6, +33dB, ¼ sec. shutter speed.

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