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Canon Digital Camera Software Development Kit Update Information

Attention EOS Digital SLR Software Developers:

Effective February 23, 2009, general distribution of Canon EOS Digital Camera Software Development Kit (EDSDK) Version 2.5.2 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Canon EOS Digital Camera Software Development Kit (EDSDK) Version 2.5.2 for Mac OS X (10.3.9 - 10.5 for PowerPC, 10.4.7 - 10.5 for Intel Mac) has begun for registered developers residing in our sales area. This new SDK supports EOS Digital SLRs with DIGIC II, DIGIC III or DIGIC 4 processors exclusively. The list of supported models includes: EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi, EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20D/20Da, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark II. Remote Live View is supported for EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS Rebel XSi and EOS Rebel XS. Support for EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 1.0.7 has been added. The Visual Basic sample program has also been updated. Please refer to the EDSDK 2.5.2 Software Developer's Guide for details.

EDSDK 2.5.2 is not compatible for applications that require connection via interface cable with early EOS Digital SLRs including the EOS D30, D60, 1D, 1Ds, 10D and 300D/Digital Rebel. Please continue to use RC-SDK 8.4 for connection to those models. For more information, be sure to read the API Programming Reference bundled with the EDSDK and RC-SDK downloads.

To obtain EDSDK 2.5.2, please submit an SDK application online. Go to the following page and click on the link at the bottom of the page for Digital Camera SDK Request Form. Upon approval, which is usually granted within 2 business days, you will receive an e-mail notification with a link to our password-protected website to download the SDK.

Click here to learn more and submit an SDK application.

Attention PowerShot Software Developers:

Please be advised of the following information.

* PS-ReC SDK 1.1.0e, which was released in 2008, is the final edition of the PowerShot SDK. PS-ReC SDK 1.1.0e adds support for the PowerShot G10 and SX110 IS models. It is not Vista-compatible. No PowerShot cameras released after 2008 will be SDK-supported.

* SDK support for EOS Digital SLRs will continue, and is already available for Windows Vista as well as Mac OS X.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

- When will the last PowerShot cameras that are supported by the SDK be released?
The last PowerShot cameras (G10 and SX110 IS) to be supported by Canon's digital camera SDKs were announced and released in 2008.

- Do you have a projection on when the last camera that is supported by the SDK will no longer be available for sale?
We cannot be specific, but we expect that the PowerShot G10 and SX110 IS models will continue to be sold at least through the 1st Half of 2009. Exact sales dates are subject to change without notice.

- Is it quite certain that Canon will no longer offer SDK support for the PowerShot series?
It is quite certain that Canon will no longer update its SDKs for PowerShot cameras. However, PS-Rec SDK 1.1.0e and CD-SDK 7.3 will remain available for the foreseeable future.

All registered developers will be notified by e-mail whenever new SDKs become available.

Canon U.S.A., Consumer Imaging Group
Fri, 20 Mar 2009 20:44:56 +0000

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