LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., December 1, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to mark 2011 as another award-winning year in which the company was selected by key publications and customer groups as providing outstanding products and services. Marking the highest ranking to date, Canon placed among the top five companies in the computer industry and in the Asia/Pacific region on Fortune Magazine's 2011 World's Most Admired Companies list and ranked among the top 50 of the 100 Best Global Brands for 2011 by Interbrand, the leading brand consultancy.
Among the company's key awards, Canon has been placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide1 report; PCMag.com Readers' Choice awards for service and reliability for the eighth consecutive year for Canon digital cameras and printers, and the first year for camcorders in a new category for 2011; and for the third consecutive year, BenchmarkPortal's2 Center of Excellence certification, demonstrating Canon's dedication to providing the most comprehensive service and support to customers.
Additionally, several Canon products received awards from outlets including Professional Photographer, CNET, PC World, Buyers Laboratory, the Technical Image Press Association and BERTL, an independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate.
"It has always been a top priority of Canon to provide the highest quality and most advanced products and solutions, backed by the finest customer service," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "We are very proud to have received such distinctive awards across various product lines, which proves Canon's dedication to exceptional quality and innovation."
Continuing a long tradition of quality and performance, Canon cameras and lenses were highlighted by numerous outlets and publications throughout 2011. Professional Photographer named the EOS 60D DSLR camera, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens and the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Wide Zoom Lens to its 2011 Hot One Awards list. The PC World Best Products of 2011 featured the EOS Rebel T3i, the PowerShot G12 and the PowerShot SX230; and the Technical Image Press Association named the Canon EOS Rebel T3i Best DSLR Entry Level and the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS the Best Superzoom Camera. CNET named the VIXIA HF G10 Best Prosumer Camcorder, while the PowerShot S95 was named Best Prosumer Compact. In addition to the Hot One Award list, the EOS 60D was the About.com Readers' Choice Awards Finalist.
Canon imagePROGRAF, imageRUNNER, SELPHY and imageCLASS printer lines and imageFORMULA scanners all received top honors from industry-leading publications and independent testing groups. For 2011, Canon printers received seven "Best" Fall, and eight "Best" Spring awards from BERTL for models from its imagePROGRAF large format printer, imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system, and imageCLASS printer product lines. Professional Photographer 2011 Hot One Awards include the Canon PIXMA MG8120, Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350 and the Canon SELPHY CP800. In addition to the Hot One Award, the PIXMA MG8220 was named to the 100 Best Products of 2011 by PC World. The Canon PIXMA MX882 Wireless Inkjet Office All-in-One was named to PCmag.com's Editors Choice for Multi-function printers along with the Canon REALiS SX80 Mark II projector. Select imageFORMULA scanners were recognized by Buyers Laboratory as Highly Recommended and Reliability Certified, including the new imageFORMULA DR-C125 Document Scanner, and the imageFORMULA ScanFront 300/300P received its Outstanding Network Scanner award. Business Solutions awarded imageFORMULA scanners its Best Channel Vendor award, and named the imageFORMULA DR-7550C production scanner as its Best Channel Product.
Highlighting energy efficiency, Canon was granted the 2011 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series being recognized for reducing power consumption and carbon emissions. Buyers Laboratory awarded the Canon imageCLASS MF5880dn and Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051 for "Outstanding Achievement" for Energy Efficiency.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010†, and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. 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. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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1 Gartner, Inc.: Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Cecille Drew, 25 October 2011.
2 The "Center of Excellence" distinction is awarded by BenchmarkPortal in conjunction with the Center for Customer-Driven Quality, founded by Purdue University.