Canon USA has once again assembled a group of the world's leading professional photographers to provide insight, inspiration and education to future generations of creative photographers. Known as the "Explorers of Light," this prestigious panel of 78 Canon photographers delivers seminars, workshops, gallery showings and photo presentations at a variety of professional association and amateur photo groups and colleges across the country as a means of fostering imaging excellence and nurturing the increasingly digital art's next wave. Representing specialties and styles that span the gamut of photographic expression within the imaging profession, Canon's Explorers of Light program welcomes 20 new members to their ranks.
Canon is strengthening its leadership position as America's choice for digital cameras. In a recent IDC study, the Canon brand captured number one position for total digital camera shipments in the first half of 2006, with a market share of 21.0 percent (which is up from 20.2 percent in 1H05). "As the digital camera market matures, it is more important than ever for camera vendors to meet dealer requirements for timely product introductions, and properly address consumer desires with compelling designs and feature sets," said Christopher Chute, research manager for the worldwide digital imaging practice at IDC. "Canon continues to properly execute on these critical principles."