Canon celebrates 15 delightful years in the Philippines

Last July 4, Digital imaging leader Canon Philippines held a Night of Delight at the Harbor Garden Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza. This is to celebrate 15 years in the Philippines and to honor their partners in success. The exclusive guest list consisted of friends and partners from media, dealers, sponsors and other companies and organizations that have been part of Canon’s success. Canon had a display of technologies – a series of beautiful vintage cameras and camcorders, printers and calculators that have taken part of history and is obviously part of their collections. PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima delivered the keynote speech while Canon Asia Marketing Group President and CEO, Hideki Ozawa, and the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, Toshinao Urabe, delivered their speeches and commended the company for this success. There were local celebrities and endorsers who took part in this celebration – the Miss Earth 2012 pageant winners, the lovely Vina Morales, and Piolo Pascual, who won the audience’s hearts by singing a couple of ballads. Canon’s Philippine operations are considered as among the main drivers of the Japanese multinational’s impressive growth in Asia. They operate three units in the Phlippines: Canon Information Technologies, Canon Business Machines, and Canon Marketing. Since it began operations, Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. has consistently displayed double-digit growth and caters to a wide range of clients including multi-million dollar companies, entrepreneurs from amateur to professional ones from all over the country. According to Canon President and CEO Alan Chng, “Our tagline Delighting You Always” is not just for our clients and customers, it is also for our partners whose continued support has boosted steady growth and expansion of our Philippine organizations. Night of Delight is our way of saying ‘thank you’.” Related posts: Canon celebrates 15 years in the Philippines EPSON launched hi-end projectors Free camera cleaning at the Canon Roadshow Nikon Launches D3100 and D7000 DSLRs along with five Coolpix Cameras, Lens and Speedlight Canon garners six awards from...

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Canon garners six awards from TIPA

At the recently concluded 2012 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards, Digital imaging leader Canon bagged six new honors for best products. TIPA is Europe’s leading photo imaging and press association composed of editors from leading photography titles worldwide. The TIPA Awards, widely considered as the most coveted international imaging honors, lauds best products launched in the preceding year. Once again, TIPA has acknowledged the outstanding quality that consumers around the globe have come to associate with Canon, especially with its revolutionary new Cinema EOS range. This year, Canon received six awards from TIPA namely Best DSLR Professional for Canon EOS-1D; Best Expert Compact Camera for Canon PowerShot G1 X; Best Professional DSLR Lens for Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye; Best Multi-function Photo Printer for Canon PIXMA MG8250; Best Video DSLR for Canon EOS 5D Mark III and finally, Best Professional Video Camera for Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera. The citations for the product awardees noted the sophisticated technology of Canon cameras and printers including the “well-balanced package of image quality and shooting speed that can go as high as 14 frames per second” offered by Canon’s top-of-the-line professional DSLR, the EOS-1D X. The TIPA judging panel also recognized the “superior image quality” afforded by the PowerShot G1 X, the  PIXMA MG8250’s “photo lab-quality printing at impressive speed” and the role of the EOS 5D Mark III in furthering the digital photography revolution started by its predecessor, the EOS 5D Mark II. Finally, the judges also noted the “landmark video camera technology” implemented in the creation of the C300 Digital Cinema Camera. Related posts: Canon steps up printer business by taking over Océ in Philippines Canon celebrates 15 years in the...

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Canon celebrates 15 years in the Philippines

Apr 19, 12 Canon celebrates 15 years in the Philippines

Posted by in Events, Imaging & Photography, Tech News

Canon is celebrating its 15th year anniversary here in the Philippines. Kicking off the celebration was the media launch, then an expo which runs until April 26 that will showcase their latest products and technology. As of today, Canon Marketing (Philippines) is in six major regions in the country and is continuously expanding its network. More than 300 authorized service centers to cater to everyone’s need from the consumer level to SMEs up to multi-million dollar companies. Canon Marketing (Philippines)’s growth and expansion is leveraged by the strength and stability of Canon worldwide. As of 2011, Canon (International) is among the top 25 companies with the strongest reputation in the world, according to the Global Corporate Reputation Index. Landmark achievements Here are some of the recognitions from various organizations which prove 2012 to be a truly fitting year for Canon’s celebration of its market dominance: The International Data Corporation (IDC) announced Canon PIXMA printers as the number one total inkjet printer brand for 2011 based on unit sales. The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) also recognized Canon Marketing (Philippines) by giving an Award of Merit for both its Canon GreenNation environmental campaign and annual Canon Photomarathon event. Meanwhile, international and independent research firm GfK Research and Technology gave Canon its first certification as number one camcorder brand for 2011 based on its majority market share. This citation is a milestone for Canon which has also been the consistent top brand for compact digital cameras since 2007. Finally, the latest run of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards ended with Canon bagging six honors, namely: Best DSLR Professional for Canon EOS-1D Best Expert Compact Camera for Canon PowerShot G1 X Best Professional DSLR Lens for Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye Best Multi-function Photo Printer for Canon PIXMA MG8250 Best Video DSLR for Canon EOS 5D Mark III Best Professional Video Camera for Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera Related posts: EPSON launched hi-end projectors Free camera cleaning at the Canon Roadshow...

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Canon steps up printer business by taking over Océ in Philippines

Océ is a global leader when it comes to digital document management and delivery and Canon aims to capitalize on that when they acquired the European company. Canon and Océ aim to become the No. 1 presence in the Production & Display Graphics industry. Canon will sell, distribute and service Océ products in the areas of production printing, wide format printing, signage printing and business services. According to Mr. Alan Chng, President & CEO, Canon Marketing Philippines. “This move enhances our strategy and positions us to become the technology leader, offering greater value products and services to customers and partners of both our companies. With this move, we will change the dynamics of competition in the industry and that will also benefit customers in terms of cost and propositions.” Going forward, Canon Marketing Philippines will be handling the Océ business portfolio and will be the single interface across a range of products targeting multiple segments including transaction printing, bill printing, signage printing, photo printing, CAD and GIS printing.  The alliance will offer customers the largest portfolio in the professional printing space. Commenting on joining forces, Mr. Jojo Bolima, Director, Canon Marketing Philippines, said, “the Philippines is a major printing market and continues to grow year on year. Océ, being a world leader in various printing segments including the production printing domain, will supplement Canon’s best in class processes and infrastructure. This will effectively enhance our ability to unlock the market’s considerable potential and to become the key growth driver in the digital printing market.” Mr. Michael Sak, Managing Director Océ Singapore, added, “I am looking forward to expansion in  Océ’s business now as Océ has joined forces with Canon. There is a great fit between our companies. We share similar values and a strong commitment to technology and innovation. This is the most compelling combination in the consolidating global printing industry and will deliver scale in R&D, manufacturing and distribution. The Philippines is a very important market for us. We are extremely proud to enter the Philippines through our association with Canon Marketing Philippines. Our partnership and...

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Canon 3-day sale on September 9, 10, 11 gives you up to 70% discount

Sep 05, 11 Canon 3-day sale on September 9, 10, 11 gives you up to 70% discount

Posted by in Contest & Promos, Imaging & Photography

Christmas comes early for camera buyers as Canon will be having a 3-day sale starting this Friday, September 9 up to Sunday, September 11 at People’s Village 1 in Tiendesitas. You can get up to 70% off on selected cameras with freebies included. Oh yeah, some models of Canon DSLRs and lens will be included in the sale but don’t expect 70% off on that L-lens or EOS 7D you are eyeing for. Free camera cleaning for your Canon DSLRs is also available on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 PM. There will also be a free basic photography workshop happening on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM. So if you’re planning to get yourself or somebody else a camera for Christmas, this weekend can be the right time for you. Canon 3-Day Sale Sep. 9 – 11, 10AM to 9PM People’s Village 1, Tiendesitas (mall map) Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Ave. Related posts: Free camera cleaning at the Canon...

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Popular cameras according to Flickr

With the millions of Flickr users out there, it’s a really nice sampling to see what are the cameras most people are using. You see when you upload your photos to Flickr, it will also store the photos’ tags including the camera that was used. So here are the top cameras for the past year according to the huge Flickr community. Consistently at the top is the oldie but still goodie, Nikon D90 prosumer DSLR, but the trend is moving towards the iPhone 4 which is unsurprising being one of the phones that has a really good camera. Third and slowly declining is the bang-for-buck professional-grade Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The decline maybe caused by professional photographers shying away from Flickr in favor of pro-friendly photosharing sites. Now let’s take a look at point-and-shoot cameras and see which brand leads the pack. Well would you look at that. Flickr is dominated by Canon users. The 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS was popular for a long time but it’s already on the decline probably in favor of newer and higher-megapixel cameras out there. Rising up is the compact yet powerful PowerShot S95. This proves that the S90 didn’t took off but Canon was able to correct things with the S95. How about cameraphones? Flickr also has data for those. Now why is Apple dominating this category? There are plenty of good cameraphones out there made by other manufacturers. I wouldn’t use this as a baseline to see which cameraphone is the most popular. I would chalk this to the iPhone being a consumer-friendly product with a lot of users who love to shoot and upload to Flickr. Or maybe because Android users would rather upload to Picasa which is readily available since it’s also a Google service. This is by no means an indication of what are the best cameras are out there. It just shows what most Flickr users are using. You have to understand that a bulk of these users are your ordinary...

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Canon EOS 1100D brings color to DSLRs

One of the reason why some people are hesitant to move into the world of DSLRs is because these cameras look intimidating in black. Or well simply because they just don’t like their cameras black. Canon has a solution for that and it’s in the form of their latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1100D which they launched last week. The Canon EOS 1100D is designed with novice users in mind who wants a more stylish DSLR with simpler controls yet still superior image output. Actually, too colorful makes a DSLR look toy-ish but with the way Canon made the red, brown and metallic gray 1100D, they still look very high-end. Another feature of the EOS 1100D are its simple operations with redesigned layout controls which are now placed on the right side like your typical compact shooter. It also has a function called Basic+ to change photography terminologies with easier to understand terms like “Warm”, “Vivid”, “Soft” instead of dealing with “color saturation” and “white balance”. There’s also a feature guide which acts like a built-in help explaining every mode and setting in the camera. Some point-and-shoot cameras have this feature that also suggests the ideal situations to use each settings so you get to use your DSLR and at the same time gain knowledge on how to use it. This makes it easier for compact digital camera users to make the switch to a DSLR thereby foregoing the need to transition to prosumer cameras. I guess this is how an entry-level DSLR done right. You get the ease of use of a point-and-shoot and the power, interchangeable lens and image quality of a DSLR. Canon EOS 1100D Specs: 12-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor DIGIC 4 image processor Advanced iFCL metering system w/ 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor Feature guide – displays a simple description or advice for respective function HD movie shooting and playback (720p@30fps) ISO 100-6400 30s – 1/4000 sec shutter speed SD card slot 2.7″ LCD display w/ live view shooting (230k...

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Canon intros new PowerShot cameras starting from Php3,950

I remember owning my first digital camera. It was a 2-megapixel Canon PowerShot A20. That was supposed to be an entry-level camera at that time that’s powered by 4 AA batteries but you know how much I got it for? A whopping Php15,000. These days you know how much an entry-level Canon PowerShot goes for? You can get one for as low as Php3,950 and it can do 10 megapixels and is powered by 2 AA batteries so it’s lighter and more compact than its ancestor. That’s the Canon Powershot A800. It is made with the needs of a novice photographer in mind. Or for those who still do not own their own camera. It won’t break your wallet but you can still get Canon-quality shots. Canon PowerShot A800 10 megapixels 3.3x optical zoom Blur reduction mode 19 scene modes comes in red, silver, blue and black Php3,950 Taking it up a notch is the PowerShot A1200 and PowerShot A2200. Both cameras has an enhanced Smart Auto mode capable of detecting 32 different scene. It also comes with creative filters like the Toy Camera and miniature effect. They also have the Live Control feature so you can actually see what your photo will look like given any enhancements before taking the shot. The PowerShot A1200 is available in silver and stealth black with a front lens ring in a hexavelent chromium metallic silver finish. The PowerShot A2200 is intended for enhanced ease of use. Its slim body design and concave finger-rest at the top of the camera is very ergonomic. The shutter release button and all other controls are within easy reach. Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A2200 12.1 megapixels 14.1 megapixels 4x optical zoom 4x optical zoom 28mm wide-angle lens 28mm wide-angle lens 2.7-inch LCD screen Creative Filter modes Creative filter modes 32 scene modes 32 Scene modes Slimmest A-series to date comes in Silver and Stealth Black comes in Red, Blue, Silver and Black Php4,590 Php6,950 The high-end PowerShot belongs to the...

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Free camera cleaning at the Canon Roadshow

Canon EOS DSLR users, here’s your chance to have your camera cleaned for free. There’s a Canon Roadshow at the SM Mall of Asia from October 14-27 where you can check out the latest Canon cameras and get freebies for your purchases. Also, Canon is offering cleaning services for your DSLR camera every Friday-Saturday on Oct. 15-16 and Oct. 22-23 from 10AM to 7PM. The roadshow is happening at the Main Mall ground floor near the ice skating rink. [via Digital Spidey] Related posts: Samsung launches NX10 DSLR camera in Rockwell photo exhibit Winners of Sony Vaio M contest The Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 and how to win one These Canon products go Super...

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These Canon products go Super Zoom

Sep 28, 10 These Canon products go Super Zoom

Posted by in Gadgets, Imaging & Photography

Want a telephoto lens on your digital camera or camcorder? Check out this two new Super Zoom products from Canon which are perfect for safaris, concerts and recitals, stalking, and sporting events. PowerShot SX30 IS Armed with a 35x optical zoom lens, the PowerShot SX30 IS is Canon’s first compact digital camera equipped with an ultra wide-angle super telephoto lens with a focal range of 24mm to 840mm. PowerShot SX30 IS features a new Zoom Framing Assist function (a combination of high speed zoom with high speed AF) to help users frame or compose shots more effectively when shooting at the higher end of the zoom range. The SX30 is an excellent all-rounder for people with all levels of photography experience. Experienced users, for instance, can choose to use their own preferred presets or opt for full manual control. Photography novices, on the other hand, can rely on the camera’s enhanced Smart Auto Mode that intelligently detects faces, distance, motion, color, and brightness in the frame, with the camera selecting from one of 28 presets to optimize settings for the best results. The PowerShot SX30 can also take advantage of the Smart Auto function in movie mode enabling users to shoot movies with ease. It automatically adjusts to 21 different scenes with different lighting conditions with the Dynamic IS function, allowing users to record sharper and clearer footages, even while walking. It also has a hotshoe that allows it to be used with optional accessories such as the Speedlite EX flashes. SRP: Php28,950 VIXIA FS300 The VIXIA FS300 is a flash memory camcorder that conveniently records video directly to a removable SD or SDHC Memory Card. This makes it easier to carry around spare cards instead of lugging around extra tapes. It features Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom that gets you closer to your subject while preserving image quality. It also has Dynamic IS for smooth and steady videos. See how close the VIXIA FS300 can get and still record and focus properly? The...

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