Recreating the world as we see it with our own eyes

The red line symbolizes professional-level quality

EOS & Image Prograff with red line

Recreating the world as we see it with our own eyes.
From input to output, only Canon can make this possible with its coordinated solutions.

Canon's EOS cameras and EF lenses deliver overwhelmingly high resolution
while its imagePROGRAF PRO printers create impressive, high-definition prints.

Canon's seamless input-to-output solutions allow for all light
captured by EOS cameras to be faithfully reproduced in prints.

It is this “Crystal-fidelity” technology which allows two-dimensional images
to look like three-dimensional images without any limitations.

Strong three-dimensionality, texture, and transparency

Canon is able to get the most out of EOS cameras since it knows everything about them.

High-definition printing

High-definition printing reproduces sharp images by faithfully including image characteristics. This brings out the three-dimensionality of ornaments with detailed patterns and fine texture of the outer wall with precision.

Rich colors

The ability to create colors which are not overly vivid results in the faithful reproduction of accurate shades that provide a feeling of transparency (peacock feathers) and the three-dimensionality and texture of subjects through gradation expression (watch).

Fine detail and smooth gradations of dark areas

Textures are reproduced with smooth gradation by expressing warmth from light and shading found in dark areas. This means that dark areas that also appear in low-light images are not overly black. In addition to dark areas, bright areas are also faithfully reproduced. This allows for textures found in images to be reproduced more faithfully.

Core Technology

EF Lens L-Series

The vivid single red line found on EF Lens barrels is a symbol of the L-Series, the highest quality SLR lenses which have an “L” for luxury.
This series is worthy of being called a professional level lens series, consisting of only the highest quality lenses which provide everything from superior image performance, outstanding operability, and durability, to toughness, truly a lens series that Canon is proud of. This lens series achieves high resolution through maximum correction of various aberrations by pursuing everything in its most ideal form, from elaborate optical designs, and advanced simulation technology to precision machining technology.

Core Technology

CMOS Sensor

Canon utilizes its semiconductor technology accumulated through independent development and manufacturing to provide resolution, sensitivity, noise and dynamic range all in an optimally balanced manner. Subjects are realistically captured in detail due to outstanding resolution performance which fully utilizes the high-level optical performance of L-Series lenses.

Core Technology

Image processor DIGIC

Utilizing an in-house designed architecture, the DIGIC image processor is a high-performance system LSI independently designed by Canon capable of ultra high-speed processing. False color and moiré reduction processing, noise reduction processing during long exposures and high-sensitivity shooting, and other types of processing are conducted at high speeds thanks to Canon’s proprietary algorithms which make use of the company’s know-how in the area of image processing technology cultivated over many years. Sharing information about lenses and sensors within the company allows Canon to provide superior image quality performance.

Core Technology

High-precision print head technologyFINE

Accurate ink droplet control results in the creation of high-definition prints. This is a result of FINE high-precision print head technology, which combines high-precision nozzle manufacturing technology utilizing advanced semiconductor technology, and ink ejection technology for even and accurate placing of microscopic ink droplets. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 features a 1.28 inch wide newly-developed long nozzle print head. Offering 12 colors in a single print head, it is more compact than conventional print heads and the number of inks which can be ejected in one second are increased for higher precision. The combination of new print head technology and FINE technology allows you to print photos quickly in high definition.

Core Technology

New pigment-based ink
LUCIA PRO ink

All 12 colors of LUCIA PRO ink, which feature a Chroma Optimizer and pigment, can produce prints with wide color gamuts that will last. Using a new ink material, LUCIA PRO ink is capable of producing a wider color gamut and more color expression in dark areas than the LUCIA ink found in the PRO-1. Through precision ink droplet placement, ink has a higher density on paper which achieves an even higher color gamut. This also achieves brilliance, improves image clarity, and bronze phenomenon control when using glossy paper. Paper abrasion prevention has also been improved to protect your valuable images.

Core Technology

High precision control processorL-COA PRO

The L-COA image processor, the heart of the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, processes large-volume image data at a high speed, compiles printing data, and creates high-resolution prints.

Canon's genuine image sharpening technology

Although your camera and printer may be loaded with high-performance functionality, there is no way to avoid the attenuation of transmitted light and signals during processing. However, the main cause of this is the difference between the ideal image and an image which is not sharp in detail, and if this is corrected based on the precision data of each, it will be possible to achieve a naturally ideal image. What makes this possible is Canon’s superiority in terms of control of everything, from input to output, using Canon products exclusively. Images can be restored to their original sharpness through corrections based on precision data for both ideal and less than idea optical and print characteristics.

Image Sharpening Technology
Digital Lens Optimizer

The Digital Lens Optimizer is a feature which can either be found in Digital Photo Professional, a genuine EOS software application designed for processing RAW images, or as a function installed in some cameras. It removes less than desirable optical characteristics from the RAW image data when using compatible cameras and lenses. It is part of Canon’s image sharpening technology which is made possible since Canon independently develops everything from lenses and sensors to image processors. In addition to correcting lens aberration, altered light is corrected to its original state using a diffraction phenomenon, low-pass filters, etc. to faithfully and beautifully recreate original images in full sharpness.

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Image Sharpening Technology
Contrast Reproduction

Contrast reproduction is a function found in Print Studio Pro plugin software which is included with the PRO-1000. This function corrects any loss in sharpness during printing by analyzing the differences in the printer and paper in advance. This results in a more faithful recreation of original image sharpness, achieving prints that are full of life. Distinguishing between ideal and less than ideal print characteristics makes it possible to print high-resolution photos that retain the same level of sharpness as the original images.

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Camera Information

EOS-1DX Mark II
EOS 5DS/5DS R

Printer Information

imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
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