Canon U.S.A. Announces New CR-2 Plus AF Digital Retinal Camera with Auto-Focus Functionality

  Canon U.S.A. Announces New CR-2 Plus AF Digital Retinal Camera with
  Auto-Focus Functionality

    Latest Version Offers Automation and Operability in a Comfortable and
                             Easy-to-Use Design

Business Wire

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.”

Ease of Image Capture

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.

Enriched Capture and Observation

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.

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 $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
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Office.

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Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Siobhan Cullagh, 631-330-4602
scullagh@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. Web Site:
http://www.usa.canon.com
 
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