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2010-2012

2010-2012

  • 2010

    • EOS 550D (Americas : EOS Rebel T2i, Japan : EOS Kiss X4)TIPA Best DSLR Advanced , TIPA Best Photo & Imaging ProductsEISA European Camera, EISA Awards

      TIPA Best Photo & Imaging Products

      Honored with the “Best DSLR Advanced in 2010″ award, the judges identified the 18.0-megapixel Canon EOS 550D digital SLR camera as “dedicated to the demanding consumer, but definitely usable by any amateur and enthusiast photographer.” The camera was also praised for its “impressive number of settings and functions,” including Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) recording and a Live View mode.

      EISA Awards

      Incorporating a “wide range of features contained in a well-designed and easy to use body,” the EISA jury called the Canon EOS 550D an “excellent entry-level camera.” With the same 18.0-megapixel resolution as the advanced-amateur model EOS 7D, the EOS 550D was praised for its image quality and cost performance, and described as a “well-specified camera packed with features.”

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    • EOS 7DTIPA Best DSLR Expert , TIPA Best Photo & Imaging ProductsEISA European Advanced SLR Camera, EISA Awards

      TIPA Best Photo & Imaging Products

      The Canon EOS 7D digital SLR secured the “Best DSLR Expert in 2010″ award, and was recognized for its 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C size) and its ability to deliver “superb results” up to ISO 6400. Of the camera, the judges said, “Action photographers will love shooting at 1/8000 sec. shutter speed and ultra fast frame rates,” and noted that “exceptional HD video makes this camera the choice of professional video makers.”

      EISA Awards

      Featuring 19 cross-type AutoFocus points, extremely high ISO settings, and a burst mode capable of up to eight frames per second, the EISA jury called the Canon EOS 7D the “natural choice when it comes to photographing action and sport.” Combining Canon’s powerful DIGIC 4 image processor and an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C size), the EOS 7D was commended for its high-quality still pictures and Full HD 1080p movie-capture capability.

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    • PowerShot G11TIPA Best Expert Compact Camera, TIPA Best Photo & Imaging Products

      Winning “Best Expert Compact Camera in 2010,” the Canon PowerShot G11 was recognized as a “well-built and user-friendly” camera with a diverse range of functions and capabilities that photographers need. The judges stated that the model, which features a 28-140mm (equivalent) optical zoom lens and high-resolution 10.0-megapixel CCD sensor, “is a great tool to work with precision and discretion.”

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    • LEGRIA HF M31 (Americas : VIXIA HF M31, Japan : iVIS HF M31)EISA European Family Camcorder, EISA Awards

      According to the EISA jury, the perfect family camcorder should be easy to operate by users of all ages, and the judges determined that the compact Canon LEGRIA HF M31 “manages this perfectly,” through its “superb touch-screen and low button count.” The fully featured HD camcorder offers high-speed Instant AF (Auto Focus) and incorporates Powered IS, optical image stabilization that provides an “unexpected high level of performance.”

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  • 2011

    • EOS 600D (Americas : EOS Rebel T3i, Japan : EOS Kiss X5)TIPA Best DSLR Entry Level, TIPA Best Photo & Imaging ProductsEuropean Camera of The Year, EISA Awards1

      TIPA Best Photo & Imaging Products

      Honored with TIPA’s “Best DSLR Entry Level in 2011″ award, the Canon EOS 600D (Canon Rebel T3i in the Americas, Kiss X5 in Japan) digital SLR camera was recognized for continuing “the legacy of easy operation and high functionality.” The selection jury was “very impressed” with such features as the camera’s 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video and Live View shooting, saying the model “makes for a great first camera for those seeking to ‘step up’ from compact cameras.”

      EISA Awards

      Noted for its “very strong” set of features and customizable functions, the 18.0-megapixel Canon EOS 600D was recognized by the EISA jury for its “excellent” resolution and low-noise performance, making the camera an “extremely desirable model” for entry-level users. Praised for its “host of beginner-friendly features,” such as Full HD video recording, a wide dynamic range and articulated LCD screen, the 600D was commended for making “advanced picture quality easier to achieve.”

      1 2011 was the 30th edition of the EISA awards, which were first presented in 1982. As of 2011, Canon had picked up an EISA award for 23 straight years. Overall, Canon has taken home an award in 26 of the 30 years, with 52 winning products and technologies in many product categories, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and inkjet printers. Canon’s first award came in 1984 for the T70 SLR camera.

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    • PowerShot SX230 HSTIPA Best Super Zoom Camera, TIPA Best Photo & Imaging Products

      The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS compact digital camera was selected as “Best Super Zoom Camera in 2011.” TIPA jury members said they were “impressed” with such features as the HS System, which combines a high-sensitivity 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with Canon’s high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor, to deliver reduced noise levels in high ranges up to ISO 3200. Offering Full HD 1080p video and a new GPS function, the judges said the model’s 3-inch LCD screen with 100% frame coverage “makes for easy viewing and menu controls.”

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    • LEGRIA HF M41 (Americas : VIXIA HF M41, Japan : iVIS HF M41)European Camcorder of The Year, EISA Awards1

      The compact LEGRIA HF M41, lauded as “useful for shooting high-quality videos under practically all conditions,” comes equipped with an “easy-to-use menu system” and “as many automatic and manual functions [users] could wish for.” The high-end camcorder was awarded for its “extremely fast” auto-focus performance and “extremely good” picture quality, and earned praise from the EISA jury for its “exceptionally low level of noise, even in poor light.”

      1 2011 was the 30th edition of the EISA awards, which were first presented in 1982. As of 2011, Canon had picked up an EISA award for 23 straight years. Overall, Canon has taken home an award in 26 of the 30 years, with 52 winning products and technologies in many product categories, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and inkjet printers. Canon’s first award came in 1984 for the T70 SLR camera.

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    • EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USMTIPA Best Professional Lens, TIPA Best Photo & Imaging Products

      Winning “Best Professional Lens in 2011,” the Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM telephoto lens was awarded for its improvements in autofocus speed, optical image stabilization and optical quality compared with its “legendary predecessor,” which the jury added was “no easy feat.” The lens was noted for its reduced chromatic aberration performance thanks to one fluorite and five UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements, while its “rugged, dust-proof and moisture-resistant design, for use under the most extreme shooting conditions” also garnered recognition.

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    • EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USMEuropean Professional Lens of The Year, EISA Photo Awards1

      Acclaimed as an “amazing telephoto lens,” the EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM was awarded for its “high image quality” performance, “extremely durable” construction, and “surprisingly compact” design. According to EISA judges, the cost-effective lens “sets a new standard” for this popular zoom range thanks to its professional-level Auto Focus and Image Stabilizer functions, and performs “very well even at its widest aperture.”

      1 2011 was the 30th edition of the EISA awards, which were first presented in 1982. As of 2011, Canon had picked up an EISA award for 23 straight years. Overall, Canon has taken home an award in 26 of the 30 years, with 52 winning products and technologies in many product categories, including digital cameras, digital camcorders, and inkjet printers. Canon’s first award came in 1984 for the T70 SLR camera.

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  • 2012

    • EOS-1D XBest DSLR Professional, TIPA Awards1iF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards2

      TIPA Awards

      Canon’s top-of-the-line EOS-1D X, crowned “Best DSLR Professional in 2012,” combines the “creative advantages of a full-frame sensor with high-speed, high-sensitivity technology” in response to the needs of professional news, sports and wildlife photographers. Incorporating an approximately 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 5+ image processors, the pro-model camera offers a “well-balanced package of image quality and shooting speed.” The TIPA jury members lauded the newly engineered 61-point AF system as “the fastest and most accurate ever,” enabling the camera to “detect and track fast-moving subjects even in low-light conditions.”

      1 As of 2012, Canon had picked up a TIPA award for 18 consecutive years, starting from the EOS 100 SLR camera in 1992. Overall, Canon has won awards in 20 years for 60 different products and technologies.

      iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

      2 Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design.

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    • EOS 5D Mark IIIBest Video DSLR , TIPA Awards1European Advanced SLR Camera, EISA Awards2

      TIPA Awards

      According to the TIPA jury, the EOS 5D Mark III, awarded “Best Video DSLR in 2012,” further improves on the experience offered by the 5D Mark II, a camera that “changed the landscape of digital photography.” Delivering both high-quality still images and video in a single camera, the 5D Mark III was praised for its newly designed 61-point AF system and “incredibly high ISO sensitivity,” as well as such movie functions as manual exposure control.

      1 As of 2012, Canon had picked up a TIPA award for 18 consecutive years, starting from the EOS 100 SLR camera in 1992. Overall, Canon has won awards in 20 years for 60 different products and technologies.

      EISA Awards

      Described as an “extremely versatile still camera,” the EOS 5D Mark III was lauded for being an “easy-to-use, professional quality, DSLR movie camera” that boasts “substantial improvements in real-life photography as well as in performance” compared with its predecessor, the 5D Mark II. In addition to a 22.0-million-pixel CMOS sensor that, according to EISA jury members, “yields great results under normal and low-light conditions,” the EOS 5D Mark III was noted for its six frames-per-second continuous shooting speed and body design featuring “significantly improved resistance.”

      2 2012 was the 31st edition of the EISA awards, which were first presented in 1982. As of 2012, Canon had picked up an EISA award for 24 straight years. Overall, Canon has won awards in 27 years for 56 different products and technologies.

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    • PowerShot G1 XBest Expert Compact Camera, TIPA Awards1European Compact Camera, EISA Awards2

      TIPA Awards

      The PowerShot G1 X, named “Best Expert Compact Camera in 2012,” was lauded for its “DSLR-like image quality, but in a compact camera-style body with an excellent fixed zoom lens.” Featuring a large 4:3 aspect ratio 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that is similar in size to the APS-C sensors used in EOS DSLR cameras, the G1 X “delivers superior image quality even when working in low light.”

      1 As of 2012, Canon had picked up a TIPA award for 18 consecutive years, starting from the EOS 100 SLR camera in 1992. Overall, Canon has won awards in 20 years for 60 different products and technologies.

      EISA Awards

      According to the EISA jury, the PowerShot G1 X’s image quality is “at a level that can compete with many DSLRs,” a feat that is “quite amazing for a camera with such a compact body.” In addition to featuring a sensor size that helps “keep noise well under control” even at high ISO settings, the G1 X’s powerful DIGIC 5 image processor “plays a major role in reducing image noise” and processing the camera’s 14.3-million-pixel, 14-bit images “at top speed.” Based on tests by EISA, the camera’s 4x zoom “offers good image quality for such a compact design” while its built-in image stabilizer, which uses the same hybrid IS technology as some professional Canon lenses, is “very efficient.”

      2 2012 was the 31st edition of the EISA awards, which were first presented in 1982. As of 2012, Canon had picked up an EISA award for 24 straight years. Overall, Canon has won awards in 27 years for 56 different products and technologies.

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    • LEGRIA HF M52 (Americas : VIXIA HF M52, Japan : iVIS HF M52) European Camcorder, EISA Awards1

      The compact HF M52 camcorder, according to EISA, gives users the opportunity to shoot “high-quality video with ultra-fast focusing and effective picture stabilization.” The 32GB built-in memory provides up to three hours of shooting “at the highest picture quality,” while external SD flash memory, including SDXC, means users should “never run out of space.” In addition to its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which “makes it easy to share footage,” the jury noted that, what stood out most for the HF M52 was its “superb picture quality, courtesy of Canon’s HD CMOS PRO sensor.”

      1 2012 was the 31st edition of the EISA awards, which were first presented in 1982. As of 2012, Canon had picked up an EISA award for 24 straight years. Overall, Canon has won awards in 27 years for 56 different products and technologies.

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    • EOS C300Best Professional Video Camera, TIPA Awards1

      According to the TIPA panel, “Canon called upon expertise from diverse fields, including sensors, image processors and optics” to develop the “revolutionary” EOS C300, awarded “Best Professional Video Camera in 2012.” Part of the Cinema EOS System, the cinema camera comes in two versions: the EOS C300, with an EF mount for use with Canon’s diverse lineup of interchangeable EF lenses and EF Cinema Lenses, and the EOS C300 PL, with a PL mount compatible with industry-standard PL lenses. Featuring “landmark video camera technology,” the C300’s high-resolution approximately 8.3-megapixel Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor was especially developed for the camera while both the EF- and PL-mount versions offer modular architecture for increased expandability.

      1 As of 2012, Canon had picked up a TIPA award for 18 consecutive years, starting from the EOS 100 SLR camera in 1992. Overall, Canon has won awards in 20 years for 60 different products and technologies.

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    • EOS MiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards1

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

      1 Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design.

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    • IXUS 500 HS / 510 HS (Japan : IXY 3 / IXY 1)iF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards1

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

      1 Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design.

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    • CINEMA EOS SYSTEMiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards1

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

      1 Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design.

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    • EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USMBest Professional DSLR Lens, TIPA Awards1Lens of the Year, Camera Grand Prix2

      TIPA Awards

      Selected as “Best Professional DSLR Lens in 2012,” the Canon EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, which can produce either full frame or circular fisheye images, was recognized for its 180-degree field of view offering “exceptional creative capture capabilities.” Noted for its “exceptional optical design, quality and durability,” the jury singled out the premium L-series lens’s SWC (Subwavelength Structure Coating), which “reduces ghosting effects and flare,” and fluorite coating for “easy cleaning of the large front element.”

      1 As of 2012, Canon had picked up a TIPA award for 18 consecutive years, starting from the EOS 100 SLR camera in 1992. Overall, Canon has won awards in 20 years for 60 different products and technologies.

      Camera Grand Prix

      Delivering both 180-degree diagonal angle of view and 180-degree circular fisheye in a single zoom lens, Canon’s EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM enables a wide range of stunning imaging possibilities with unique and interesting perspectives. The lens was selected for this year’s Camera Grand Prix award thanks to such factors as its 8-15mm focal length range, and its high-image-quality performance made possible by the incorporation of UD (ultra-low dispersion)-glass and high-precision glass-mold aspherical elements to correct for aberrations. The lens was also recognized for its Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC), which minimizes the occurrence of ghosting and flare; its compact design delivering enhanced portability; and a dust-proof, moisture-proof structure for reliable shooting even in harsh weather conditions.

      2 The Camera Grand Prix awards are considered the most influential in Japan. Awards were given for the 29th time in 2012.

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    • Design of Canon’s Digital Camera1 Graphical User Interface (GUI)Invention Prize, National Commendation for Invention

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      In recent years, because of the increasing number and diversity of digital camera functions and the complex operations involved, there has been a growing need for digital camera user interface designs that are intuitive and easy to use for novices.

      To address these demands, Canon made use of a cylindrical design for the function selection screen when shooting. When the user rotates the menu settings dial, the cylinder on the screen’s left side also rotates so the user can clearly see and select desired functions. Also, users can easily select functions by aligning icons with the central focus selection. Furthermore, function guidance offering easy-to-understand explanations of photography terminology is aligned to the right of the focus selection, creating a layout that is easy to see and read without forcing the user to shift his or her gaze.

      The cylinder is designed with gradations to give it a three-dimensional appearance that ensures the information at the center stands out. The focus selection is orange to make it easier to see even in sunlight and because people with color-vision deficiencies can easily distinguish the color.

      Through these many innovations, the design provides excellent operability and is used on many digital cameras, winning strong support from users.

      1 Such as the IXY Digital 510 IS and other compact digital cameras.

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