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Friday, 30 April 2010

TIPA awards 2010

The best imaging products of 2010 were voted on at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly held from 8 to 10 April 2010 in New York. The judges were editors of the 28 member photo magazines from nine European countries plus Canada, South Africa and the United States.

Canon received the following awards:
Best DSLR Advanced - EOS 550D
Best DSLR Expert - EOS 7D
Best Large Format Printer - Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 6350
Best Multifunction Printer - Canon PIXMA MP990
Best Expert Compact Camera - Canon PowerShot G11

More details are available at www.tipa.com


Thursday, 15 April 2010

Firmware update for EOS 7D

Firmware Version 1.2.1 for the EOS 7D incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

* Extends the timing at which the high temperature warning indicator is displayed and the timing of automatic shut down of the camera due to a rise in internal temperature during Live View or EOS Movie functions.
* Optimizes program shift when the ISO setting of the camera is set to AUTO.
* Corrects a misspelling in the French-language menu.
* Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode. (This only occurs when in Manual exposure mode and when the ISO speed is set to "H". Note that this phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.0)

The firmware upgrade can be installed by the user. Full instructions and downloads are available at the
>>Canon Download Centre


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

New Canon Professional Services scheme

Canon has launched its new, enhanced after-sales support scheme for professional photographers and videographers, the Canon Professional Services (CPS) programme.

The CPS scheme offers professional users of Canon products exclusive, free access to a range of benefits, from CPS support teams at many international and local events, to a priority repair service and direct support from Canon Professional Representatives in selected  European countries.

The scheme offers three types of membership to professional photographers, depending on the qualifying equipment registered with the scheme (for a full list of qualifying Canon products go to:
www.canon-europe.com/cps

Silver membership is available to photographers who register two bodies and three qualifying lenses. Repairs to CPS-serviced equipment will be turned around in five working days.
Gold membership is available to those who register two qualifying bodies and three qualifying lenses. Repairs to CPS-serviced equipment will be turned around in three working days with a free back-up loan service should this be exceeded.
Professional photographers with a wider array of Canon equipment can qualify for Platinum membership after registering three qualifying bodes and four lenses. Benefits of this membership include a two-day turnaround for repairs to CPS-serviced equipment and free back-up equipment loans.

New CPS members can register their Canon equipment through www.canon-europe.com/cps from 7 April onwards. The appropriate level of membership will be automatically assigned depending on the number of qualifying bodies and lenses registered with CPS.

Existing CPS community members are invited to validate and update their details through the CPS website in order to ensure the correct CPS membership has been registered. All existing, unvalidated memberships will expire in June 2010. After this, a new registration will be required and new cards will be issued.

* European countries that currently offer the CPS program are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom


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