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Canon U.S.A. Previews the CR-2 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera for Eyecare Professionals

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 7, 2010 – Improving patient comfort and operator efficiency, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technology, today previewed its new CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera1 for eyecare professionals. The CR-2 retinal camera, which is awaiting FDA clearance, will be on display in the Canon booth along with Canon's current complete line of ophthalmic solutions at Vision Expo West (booth #: MS6063) at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, October 7th – 9th, 2010.

The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera incorporates the latest in Canon retinal imaging technology and enhancements in a compact and lighter design, weighing only 33 pounds. The CR- 2 retinal camera can be easily installed and takes up minimal office space or for added convenience, can be easily transported when needed. The illuminated control panel on the CR-2 retinal camera allows medical staff to navigate operations in darkened rooms. Contributing to a lower total-cost-of-ownership, the CR-2 retinal camera can help reduce energy costs in medical facilities with its energy-efficient design.

"Canon's advanced diagnostic retinal cameras have expanded the limits of retinal photography and have helped to improve the quality of vision care," said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. "When we launch the CR-2 retinal camera, ophthalmic professionals will be able to easily and efficiently work with our equipment to provide quality care to their patients by providing the latest digital imaging features and technology."

The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera incorporates EOS camera technology to create 15.1-megapixel retinal imaging2. This technology has been specifically adapted to capture extremely detailed diagnostic images of the retina, helping eye care professionals detect and monitor ocular conditions. A single sensor handles all functions for infrared observation, color and digital filtered images for red-free and cobalt imaging.

The CR-2 retinal camera's low flash intensity minimizes pupil constriction and shortens the time required for taking multiple pictures such as binocular, stereo photography. It also helps avoid having to retake images due to patient's blinking. The CR-2 retinal camera's small pupil mode has a 3.3mm diameter that contributes to efficient screening and assists when a patient's pupil is difficult to dilate. The auto exposure function optimizes image brightness without having to manually set the observation light and flash intensity. The white LED for flash intensity improves maintenance frequency and power consumption, helping to save on operating costs.

Control Software

The Canon CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera comes with the latest version of the Canon Retinal Imaging Control Software that supports the Windows 7 operating system and the export of data. The PC-based software allows quick input and access to demographic information and images required to assist in diagnosis, and easily save data to various external media. Collecting, processing, archiving and referencing data has been made easier while RGB images or line drawings of current cup-to-disc ratios can be stored easily alongside patient name, patient indentification number, accession number, right/left eye, photographic mode, and date of examination.

The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera joins Canon's complete line of total digital imaging solutions and workflow management solutions for ophthalmic professionals.

For more information about Canon ophthalmic devices and solutions, please go to

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2010 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting


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1The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera has not yet been cleared by the FDA. This device has a 510(k) application pending with the FDA. Not for sale or lease in the United States.

2 Based on using the EOS Digital Camera; resolution may vary depending on camera model.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.