Canon Expands Large Format S-Series Printers with 44-inch iPF8400S and 24-inch iPF6400S Models

Canon imagePROGRAF large format IPF8400S printer

Canon has added a pair of new large format printers to its line – the new imagePROGRAF 44-inch iPF8400S and 24-inch iPF6400S printers. The new color management capabilities of these models are designed to help ensure output is consistent and accurate across multiple locations and environments.

The new imagePROGRAF iPF8400S and iPF6400S printers should be available later this month for $4,995 and $2,995, respectively.

More details in the complete press release below. [Read more...]

Canon Develops 8″ x 8″ CMOS Image Sensor

Canon’s R&D group has been eating its Wheaties, as evidenced by the recent 120MP CMOS sensor and the new 8-inch CMOS sensor.  That’s the 8″ sensor above, just to the left of a 35mm sensor.

The new sensor is roughly 40 times the size of the sensor found in the 5D Mark II.  It measures 202 x 205mm, or roughly 8″ x 8″ – holy cow! Canon says that it is “capable of capturing images in one one-hundredth the amount of light required by a professional-model digital SLR camera.”

Don’t expect to see these in your next DSLR though – this is just bragging rights for now.  Get the full tech-speak and marketing buzz in the press release below. [Read more...]