Canon at Focus on Imaging 2005

January 17, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Focus On Imaging | Comment |

Focus on Imaging 2005 is the UK’s biggest photography trade show, held on February 27th - March 2nd. PhotographyBLOG will be there to bring you all the news from the show floor. Canon have got in early by issuing the following press release, detailing which products they will be displaying. With the PMA show held a week before Focus on Imaging, I’d expect a few as-yet-unannounced products to be joining this list.

Canon UK Press Release
Canon will be displaying the photography of 12 members of its consumer programme ‘Imagine’ at Focus on Imaging 2005 (N.E.C Birmingham, 27 February – 2 March 2005). The work will be displayed on Canon’s stand (L20) along with Canon’s latest range of class-leading consumer imaging equipment.

Imagine is designed to help Canon customers make the most of their product. It features a gallery where members are invited to publish photographs they have taken, and every month Canon awards a framed print to some of the most interesting entries. The Imagine Members’ Gallery on the stand at Focus is a selection of the best shots.

“The Imagine gallery is our way of letting our members share their images, and encourages them to test their ability by taking adventurous shots that they can be proud of,” commented Jemma Parsons, Consumer Communications Manager, Canon Consumer Imaging UK and Ireland. “The images on the Focus stand demonstrate the high standard of photography our members can achieve with their Canon camera.”

Those members whose work is displayed will also receive two tickets to the show.

The very latest in imaging technology
Canon products on the stand will include the ground-breaking PIXMA range of printers, which turn the household printer into a design feature that sits comfortably on a shelf next to the most stylish of home entertainment equipment.

Also on show will be the very latest Digital IXUS cameras. These include the diminutive IXUS i5, available in a choice of Midnight Blue, Storm Grey, Bordeaux Red and Platinum Silver finishes. In addition to this are the IXUS 30 and 40, which are almost half the depth of their predecessors but maintain a 3x optical zoom thanks to new lens technology, unique to Canon.

Canon digital cameras are complimented by Canon’s newest sub-brand; the SELPHY compact photo printers. SELPHY stands for SELf PHotographY, illustrating how with these tiny printers, which produce lab-quality prints in seconds, Canon is bringing a complete photo solution into the home.

The stand would not be complete without Canon’s class-leading range of Digital SLR cameras and lenses. The show will offer consumers the chance to get to grips with the new EOS 1Ds Mark II and EOS 1D Mark II, along with Canon’s latest entry level DSLR, the popular EOS 20D.

Other products on display will include Canon’s range of camcorders, CanoScan Scanners, Image Stabiliser Binoculars and MFP peripherals.