Canon Unveils New Concepts for Future of Imaging

Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, today unveiled a wide range of new products and concept imaging technologies which will shape the future of imaging for consumer, professional, business, and healthcare environments at Canon EXPO 2010 in Paris.

Building on a history of continuous innovation and re-affirming its goal to develop products recognised as number one in their categories, Canon will be demonstrating new technologies from image capture through to mixed reality interaction and digital radiography at the EXPO exhibition.

The company will also be outlining its commitment to further develop its services business to deliver value for customers by unveiling a new Consultancy Services business, entering the enterprise information and media management market.

Imaging Innovation
The highlights of the new imaging innovations are being demonstrated at Canon EXPO 2010 Paris, 12 – 14 October, and include:

  • In the New Perspective of Imaging zone, Canon’s imaging technologies will give visitors a unique view into the power of image by allowing them to see images in a way they could not have seen before – making the invisible, visible
  • Multi-purpose camera – a compact and lightweight camera which supports both video and still image capture with ultra-high definition 4K resolution.  Suitable for both work and professional use it features a newly developed CMOS sensor that enables video shooting at high frame rates in excess of 60 frames per second
  • Interactive mixed reality – Combining the real and virtual worlds in real-time, creating a visual experience in which users can not only “see” images in a visual space, but also control and create them. Canon’s Mixed Reality concept system uses a head-mounted display with built-in cameras and a computer which processes video to blend real and virtual realities
  • Medical imaging – a range of new imaging innovations, from Canon’s first fully integrated low-dose digital radiography system, to eyecare imaging solutions that enable healthcare professionals to visualise the retina in 3D for quicker and more accurate diagnosis for patients.

“Canon EXPO 2010 Paris is an exciting demonstration of Canon’s vision for the way in which people incorporate imaging technology into both their personal and working lives,” said Mr Ryoichi Bamba, President and CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Imaging innovation is at the heart of Canon’s business strategy and today we have brought together Canon’s present and future visions for the industry, showcasing the power of image”.

Canon Business Strategy Update
During his keynote address at EXPO Paris 2010, Mr Fujio Mitarai, Chairman and CEO Canon Inc. provided details of Canon’s business strategy for the next five years. This strategy further promotes Canon’s two longstanding key strategies of globalisation and diversification. 

Canon and Océ
In March 2010, Canon became the majority shareholder in Océ, one of the world’s leading providers of document management and print products and services for professionals.  Canon and Océ will be demonstrating their products and solutions together for the first time at EXPO, exhibiting the broadest portfolio of production and large format print systems available to the professional print market. Integration planning by the two companies is well underway and initial steps to combine Canon and Océ’s product portfolios are now being taken in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Océ is already selling a range of Canon devices through its channels and Canon will start to sell its first Océ products at the end of the year.

Consultancy Services
In an illustration of its commitment to broadening services available to customers, Canon Europe will be unveiling a new Consultancy Services business at the event. This business will see Canon collaborate with Accenture to enter an emerging European enterprise information and media management market, predicted to be worth $9.6bn annually.

This new organisation will draw on Canon’s expertise and heritage in information and imaging solutions and Accenture’s leading business management consulting services to target large enterprise companies initially in UK Switzerland, Finland and Austria with six further countries going live in 2011.

About Canon EXPO 2010
Canon EXPO 2010 Paris is a global showcase which takes place once every five years, held in the impressive Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. Covering almost 8,000 square metres of exhibition space, the exhibition will introduce new products for the home and office and demonstrate how great innovations impact a wide range of new business areas within consumer imaging products, office equipment, print production, broadcast and communications, medical systems and security solutions.

Canon EXPO 2010 is the ultimate experience of ‘We Speak Image’ – expressing Canon’s vision to provide imaging solutions that encourage customers to explore their own passion for the power of image.