MELVILLE, N.Y., June 4, 2013 – With an emphasis on practice efficiency, operator ease-of-use and enhanced patient experience, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Retinal Camera, a new non-mydriatic retinal camera. This addition to the Canon ophthalmic camera lineup offers fast and accurate autofocus, easy operation, even in manual alignment, and rich image capture and observation functionality.
"Amidst the evolving healthcare industry, eye care professionals are met with tough challenges, ranging from tighter budgets to increased office demands," said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Healthcare Solutions Division, Canon U.S.A. "The variety of enhancements in this new model is designed to help practitioners streamline exams, reach confident diagnoses and improve the patient experience."
The CR-2 PLUS AF retinal camera offers a variety of new automated functions that enable eye care and other healthcare facilities to streamline patient appointments, while still providing quality patient care and comfort. With the press of a button, users can switch between auto and manual focusing, for ultimate control and ease-of-use. The new Autocapture function determines the appropriate moment to capture an image by analyzing when exposure and alignment are ideal.
With upgraded features and enhancements made to alignment operability, as compared with the CR-2 PLUS Digital Retinal Camera, the new CR-2 PLUS AF retinal camera decreases exam time while reducing the possibility of an invalid image capture. The new real-time indicator instantly identifies the alignment status with an easy-to-read icon. Practitioners can now preview images on the dedicated EOS camera observation monitor immediately, so images can be quickly retaken, minimizing any delay in the exam. Also new to the CR-2 PLUS AF retinal camera is the HDMI-ready interface, which allows practitioners to preview images without needing to sync and to change the aspect ratio so that content can be projected on varying monitor sizes.
The CR-2 PLUS AF retinal camera offers the legendary Canon image quality, featuring a dedicated EOS camera and built-in 18 megapixel sensor. The three-inch Clear View LCD screen and 45-degree angle of view improves ease-of-use, while the wide variety of photography modes - including color, FAF, Digital Redfree and Digital Cobalt - enhance exam capabilities, as compared with the CR-2 PLUS digital retinal camera. In addition, the optional low-flash intensity minimizes pupil constriction, reducing the need to take multiple images.
New to the CR-2 PLUS AF retinal camera, the internal fixation shift capture has been upgraded from the CR-2 PLUS digital retinal camera so practitioners can easily select and register their pattern. Stereo capture has also been improved from the previous model, and can be accessed directly from the EOS camera or through the dedicated Canon Image Management Software. Fixation shift patterns are also now preset for stereo capture for an enhanced and streamlined workflow.
The CR-2 PLUS AF retinal camera is now available through authorized Canon dealers. For more information about Canon ophthalmic devices and solutions, please go to www.usa.canon.com/eye-care.
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