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 [email protected]

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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