Canon Wins Emmy
Canon Cinema EOS C500.
Canon is set to pick up an Emmy for its contribution to the development of high-definition video cameras with large-format CMOS sensors.
Canon has announced that it will be recognised at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for, "Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras."
Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards recognise, "companies, organisations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering."
Canon debuted its large-format CMOS image sensor for broadcast video cameras in the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera in November 2011.
The development of video and DSLR cameras with full-frame CMOS sensors has allowed photographers to create video that is closer in appearance to the look of 35 mm motion picture film.
"We are honoured to receive this recognition from NATAS for our work on large format sensors," said Masaya Maeda, Managing Director and Chief Executive, ImageCommunication Products Operations, Canon Inc. "We see this award as a testament to the warm acceptance that the film and television production community has extended to us as we’ve partnered with them over the last year to help tell their stories. It also serves as further incentive for our continued commitment to the entertainment industry."
Over the past 10 months, Canon has introduced a total of three high-definition Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras – the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the compact EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.
Separately, the EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera, equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full frame (36 mm x 24 mm) CMOS image sensor, also joined the Cinema EOS product family in April of this year.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award will be presented on January 10, 2013, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.