Canon U.S.A. Closes out 2012 in Award-Winning Fashion

  Canon U.S.A. Closes out 2012 in Award-Winning Fashion

Company Receives Numerous Awards in 2012 Including a Technology & Engineering
                                 Emmy® Award

Business Wire

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- November 15, 2012

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to mark
2012 as another award-winning year. Customers and publications are praising
Canon across various product segments for quality, innovation and customer
support. The business world has taken note of Canon’s dedication to
environmental issues and industry-leading practices. This year, Canon was
selected as one of Interbrand’s 50 Best Global Green Brands 2012 (ranking
number 29) while also placing among the top five companies in the computer
industry on Fortune magazine’s 2012 World’s Most Admired Companies list.

Additional key awards and industry recognitions received by Canon include the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years;  placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the
2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide^1report; and
for the fourth consecutive year,  BenchmarkPortal’s^2 Center of Excellence
certification, demonstrating Canon’s dedication to providing comprehensive
service and support to customers.

“We are extremely pleased to have received so many awards and industry
recognitions from various industry organizations spanning product review,
customer service and corporate initiatives,” said Bunji Yano, senior director
and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. “These awards and
recognitions exemplify our commitment to not only providing high-quality
products and services, but also our dedication to our customers and the
environment as well.”

Maintaining status as an industry leader and continuing to earn accolades from
the top industry publications continued throughout 2012 across all Canon
product lines. As in years past, 2012 was no different for Canon cameras and
lenses as honors were earned by entry-level point-and-shoot cameras up to
professional DSLR and video cameras.

New for this year, Canon is extremely proud to announce that the Company will
receive a 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy® award in the category
“Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition
Broadcast Video Cameras.” The CMOS image sensor debuted in the Cinema EOS
system line in November 2011 and has helped bring digital cinema closer to the
superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film. The Cinema EOS
line took home numerous honors including the Digital Video Black Diamond award
from Digital Video Magazine and the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera won the
Pick Hit award from Broadcast Engineering.

Canon’s input-to-output capabilities were highlighted with awards granted to
several cameras. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera won Outside magazine’s Gear
of the Year award and PCMag.com named the EOS Rebel T3 and T3i to their best
digital cameras list. Reviewed.com, a division of USA TODAY, named the EOS-1D
X DSLR camera Best Ultra High-End and Best Overall Camera and presented the
Best Value System for Video award to the EOS Rebel T4i DSLR camera.
Additionally, numerous Canon printers were the recipients of awards throughout
2012 including the PIXMA PRO-1 that won the Gold Award from DP Review and the
PIXMA MG6220 that CNET named to their best all-in-one printers list.

Canon’s line of scanners, Multifunction Printers (MFP) and Large Format
Printers received awards for various products. The imageFORMULA P-215 Personal
Document Scanner was the PCMag.com 2012 Editors’ Choice and received the title
of “best scanner” along with the CanonScan LiDE110 Color Image Scanner. The
2012 Top Products Awards from My Print Resource named 17 imagePROGRAF printers
to their list including the imagePROGRAF iPF760, iPF6300S, and the iPF825 MFP,
and BERTL named the Canon FAXPHONE L100 to its Best Spring Awards list.
Continuing to offer consumers efficient products, the Canon imageCLASS
MF5950dw (as tested with its wired interface), MF5960dn, MF8380Cdw (as tested
with its wired interface) and imageRUNNER 1750 MFP were all awarded the Summer
2012 Buyers Laboratory “Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency” award.

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. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level 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.

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^1Gartner, Inc.: Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, 2012.

^2The “Center of Excellence” distinction is awarded by BenchmarkPortal in
conjunction with the Center for Customer-Driven Quality, founded by Purdue
University.

Contact:

Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Editorial:
Daniel Lorenzo, 516-328-5184
dlorenzo@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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