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EOS software updates

A number of Canon software applications have been updated. We show the latest version below, together with changes since the previous version.

Digital Photo Professional 4.0.2
     - Supports EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM. 

Digital Photo Professional 3.14.41 Updater for Mac OS X :
     - Supports images taken with EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot G7 X
     - Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported.
     - Windows Vista and Windows XP are no longer supported
     - A function to delete the shooting data when executing [Convert and save] has been added
     - For EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM, EF-M22mm f2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM, the latest lens data can be used, of which Digital Lens Optimizer's performance has been improved.
     - Fixed a phenomenon that a file may not be converted and saved if specific character is used in the file name's first character
     - Supports new lenses EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM.


Canon at the 2014 Ryder Cup

Canon is involved in an interesting project with Getty Images. Photographer Henry Stuart will work with his team at Visualise, the world’s leading provider of high-quality virtual and 360 degree content, to create a high-resolution Gigapixel format photograph of fans at The Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles.

Throughout the competition Henry will be positioned down the fairway from the first tee, capturing a letterbox-shaped panoramic photograph of the crowd at the tee and down the fairway towards the green. The image will be made up of around one billion pixels (Gigapixel), meaning that even when the image is fully zoomed to 100 percent, there is still incredible picture quality and sharp focus, enabling spectators to spot themselves in the crowd.

Fans attending The Ryder Cup will be able to view the image online at and can tag themselves in the Gigapixel image so that they can share with friends on social media. When spectators tag their photograph, they’ll also h…

EOS 7D Mark II – built for speed

Canon has unveiled the EOS 7D Mark II. Building on the EOS 7D and harnessing technologies found in the professional EOS-1D X, the new model is ready for action. Completely rebuilt and redesigned, the EOS 7D Mark II delivers all the performance of its predecessor – and much more.

The camera can capture 10 frames per second (fps) without a drop in resolution. Together with a new 65-point cross-type AF system and Dual DIGIC 6 processors, the EOS 7D Mark II sets a new benchmark for speed and power.

The camera boasts a new 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with a native ISO 100-16,000 range, expandable to ISO 51,200.

Completely adaptable to the way you shoot, the camera offers customisable body controls. A new viewfinder which provides approximately 100% coverage. Pro-level movie features include live, uncompressed HDMI output and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.

Capture split-second action
The EOS 7D Mark II excels in high-speed situations, shooting bursts of 10 full resolution im…

New EF and EF-S lenses

EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM
The EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM is Canon’s first 24mm EF-S pancake lens – with a portable and lightweight design it’s ideal for travel photography, or for unobtrusive photography at social events. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM has an RRP of £179.99/€224.99.

The EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM
The EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM is a new 24-105mm zoom lens. Built for optimal performance when used in combination with EOS full-frame cameras, it offers a versatile zoom range with the added benefit of quiet, smooth focusing thanks to STM and Image Stabilizer technology. The EF 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM has an RRP of £479.99/€599.99.

EF 400mm f4 DO IS II USM
The new EF 400mm f4 DO IS II USM is Canon’s latest super-telephoto lens, ideal for photographers who need a compact and lightweight design without compromising on reach. It features Canon’s unique third generation Diffractive Optic technology and a completely redesigned optical structure, for stunning results whether shooting wildlife, spor…

Limited edition camera bag

Canon and Stella McCartney have announced an exclusive collaboration unveiling the limited edition Linda camera bag. Named after Stella’s mother, the Linda camera bag combines fashion and technology with creativity and style.

Functional without compromising on style and true to Stella McCartney’s vegetarian philosophy, the  bag is crafted with an innovative Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative which uses natural vegetable oil coating that is less harmful to the environment. The stylish box shaped bag in a colour combination of matte neutral tones and metallic finish has been custom designed to house the Canon EOS 100D White, the world’s smallest DSLR camera.

The camera bag also doubles as a sophisticated everyday handbag, featuring an adjustable strap to be worn either over the shoulder or as a handheld tote.

A limited run of 1,000 bags will be produced and will only be available as a special package with the EOS 100D White. Within the UK the package will be available from Harrods an…

Free gifts with your Canon camera or lens purchase

Free gifts are available when you buy a selected Canon camera or lens between 4 September and 28 October 2014.

Purchase an EOS 5D Mark III and receive a 12 month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan plus a Manfrotto 055 Tripod Kit or Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet.

Purchase an EOS 6D and receive a 12 month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan plus a Manfrotto 190 Tripod Kit or Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet.

Buy a selected EF lens and receive a Manfrotto 3 Section Monopod 679B Black.

Offers are also available for selected PowerShot cameras and Legria camcorders.

Full details are at:

Kwanon's 80th anniversary

Canon is commemorating the 80th anniversary of their first camera, the Kwanon.

Produced as a prototype in 1934, the Kwanon was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera. It was the culmination of the dreams of engineers who wanted to catch up with Europe, the leading presence in the camera industry at the time.

The engineers who created the camera decided to name it after Kwannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, hoping the deity would share her benevolence as they pursued their dream to produce the world’s finest camera. The camera’s lens, called Kasyapa—after Mahakasyapa, a disciple of Buddha—also took its name from Buddhism. Additionally, the top portion of the camera body featured an engraving depicting the thousand-arm Kwannon.

In 1936, two years after the birth of the Kwanon and following much trial and error, Canon launched the Hansa Canon,  its first commercial 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera. The rest, as they say, is history.