Canon Expo 2015: Scary Good Technology, Not Just for Filmmakers and Photographers

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Want to know what it’s like to actually attend this once-every-five-years event? Follow Hugh Brownstone as he wends his way through what he calls the single most impressive display of imaging technology by a single vendor he’s every seen – and is startled by some of what he sees.

I’ll let the video speak for itself – and encourage you to go through it in its entirety.

This is not your father’s Canon Camera company.

Impressive on many levels, Canon is a unique reflection of the world in which we live circa 2015.

Canon Expo 2015 Part 2: The Pavilions

planet5D writer Hugh Brownstone heads over to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City to see the once-every-five-years Canon Expo. Here's a taste of what it's like inside.

In a word: incredible.

And scary (see especially Canon University).

We hope that humanity has the integrity and morality to use the kind of tech we saw properly.

00:00:25 Just Inside Security
00:00:45 In “Canon Central Park” – a Survey of the Pavilions
00:01:04 Film Production
00:01:06 Canon History
00:01:37 First set and the 8K Camera Concept
00:02:09 Professional Printing
00:02:32 Douglas Kirkland Still Images and Another Set with Current DSLR and Cinema EOS Cameras
00:03:17 Canon Film Festival: 8K Sample Footage
00:04:04 Yankee Stadium Recreated: L glass and DSLR bodies
00:04:56 Canon University (bland name, anything but bland tech including 4,000,000 ISO sensor concept)
00:10:38 250 megapixel sensor concept
00:11:08 Medical & Wellness Center
00:11:28 A Bit of Silliness
00:11:37 Advanced Industry Solutions (including augmented reality)
00:12:50 An Easter Egg for FroKnowsPhoto Fans


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Hugh is the author of Apple’s iPhone: The Next Video Revolution. Follow him on Twitter (@hughbrownstone) or write to him at

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
Hugh Brownstone

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