At recently held EXPO Paris 2015 Canon showcased a glimpse of its vision for future as well as a wide range of products and concepts.
Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe, commented: “EXPO is an incredibly exciting time for us. Over the past five years we have leveraged our heritage, knowledge and expertise to push the boundaries of imaging. We’re transforming our consumer business to respond to our customers’ needs, focusing on creating new digital consumer services alongside our renowned imaging hardware.
“Reflected throughout everything we’re showcasing in Paris is our commitment to enabling powerful experiences that make it easier for everyone to get more enjoyment from imaging. Whether reliving photos at home using our next generation Connect Station wireless imaging hub, or being able to see things the human eye simply cannot using our 4 million ISO camera. The best images represent precious memories, and we want to help people capture and surround themselves with these moments in the best possible quality. At EXPO 2015 we’re showcasing the many exciting ways in which we’re changing how people can and will interact with imaging, today, tomorrow and in the future.”
Following the acquisition of Life cake in April 2015, Canon showcased the new capabilities and fresh look and feel for its cloud-based image management service, irista. Also at the show was hdbook EZ – a soon to be launched app for smartphones, tablets& PCs that intelligently selects the best images from your photo and video libraries, and automatically creates a personalised photobook in a few minutes.
Other highlights amongst the range of technology concepts, products, solutions and services included 8K camera, 120 MP camera, 250 MP CMOS Sensor, 4 million ISO camera, and intelligent imaging for life camera.
Canon Europe also demonstrated its latest network visual solutions (NVS) technologies at Canon EXPO 2015 in Paris.
On show for the first time in Europe is Canon’s concept high-sensitivity network camera with ultra-telephoto lens. This high-magnification lens makes it possible to achieve eight times the level of brightness of conventional telephoto network camera models, meaning that clear and accurate monitoring and filming is possible in extremely low light, without the need for infrared imaging.
At EXPO, Canon will highlight NVS as a key area for future growth over the next five years. In the EMEA region alone, the video surveillance market is estimated to be close to €18 billion by 2018, and Canon will continue to strengthen its leadership in this dynamic and fast growing market.
But perhaps most interesting technology canon showcased was its 3D printing machine.
Canon, which has in the past worked with 3D Systems to distribute their advanced manufacturing machines, with a selection of the ProJet range of 3D printers, expects their new and fairly top secret system to rival other 3D printers within the industry due to its intrinsic innovation, along with the following:
Ability to use a wide range of diverse materials
Simplification of post processing
Faster build times
The not-yet-released machine is said to accelerate speeds and reduce costs, at the same time offering users the opportunity to work with a wide range of general purpose resins and deliver a competitively smooth surface finish. The company has developed 3D Integrated Software, designed to seamlessly link 3D technologies and devices such as 3D scanners and allow easy handling of multiple formats of 3D data.
Developed completely in-house, the new technology concept showcased at the Canon EXPO in Paris.