This announcement is great news for those building their hopes up on
the various rumours circulating around what Canon may have in store for
us over the coming year.
One of the most prevalent rumours is that of a replacement for the EOS
20D and that it will be the next step in Canon's quest to make all
their digital SLRs full frame.
Other rumours include a basic SLR model that would sit below the EOS
350D in the range, a 1Ds Mk III, and details of various improvements to
the current lens line up.
Canon are most likely to announce any new developments at the PMA show
near the end of February this year.
Canon Celebrates Its 14th
Consecutive Year as One of the Top Three Patent-Receiving Organizations.
Underscoring its commitment to pioneering information and
technologies and innovations that revolutionize workstyles and
lifestyles, Canon Inc. today announced that it has captured the number
two position on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Top 10 Rankings
2005, Canon received 1,828 patents, rising one position from its 2004
third-place ranking. Canon has been one of the top three
patent-receiving organizations for the past 14 consecutive years and
number two for the total number of patents received in the past 10
years. Canon spends nearly eight percent of its yearly sales on
research and development, allowing the company to constantly be a
leading innovator in many consumer and business markets.
has a long heritage of imaging excellence and innovation that has
helped us earn the trust of customers around the world,
Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With
that heritage as our foundation, Canon leads the market in bringing
quality and original digital imaging technology to a broad range of
consumers, businesses and industries.
Canon's heritage of
innovation extends back to the company's founding in the 1930s. Canon
released the first 35mm camera in 1936 and the first Single-Lens Reflex
(SLR) camera in 1959. In addition, Canon's AE-1 (1976), which was the
first SLR with a built-in microprocessor, was the best selling 35mm SLR
camera in history. Also, in the mid-1970s, Canon's innovative Bubble
Jet printing technology was born in the Canon Labs.
original laser-based copier to the networking and digitalization of the
workplace to today's shift to colour documents, Canon has set the
standard for digital imaging in departmental, workgroup environments
and high-end production applications. Canon entered the business
machines industry in the 1960s and went on to achieve world-class
status for its technological innovations. In 1968, Canon introduced a
plain-paper copying machine. Canon also further improved
electrophotography technologies to create the full-colour copying
machine familythe CLC Seriesand the award-winning
of networked digital MFPs, both benchmarks for imaging innovation.