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Canon Digital Camera SDK Status Update (2721-2800)

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Canon Digital Camera Software Development Kit Status Update
September 14, 2006

On August 24th 2006, Canon announced the following new digital cameras:

Model                   Resolution  Availability      Estimated Selling Price*
EOS Digital Rebel XTi 10.1 MP Current $899 (with zoom lens)
PowerShot A710 IS 7.1 MP End of Sept. $399.99
PowerShot A640 10.0 MP Current $399.99
PowerShot A630 8.0 MP Current $299.99

This was followed up on September 14th, 2006 with the introduction of 4 additional PowerShot models:

Model                   Resolution  Availability      Estimated Selling Price*
PowerShot G7 10.0 MP End of October $599.99
PowerShot SD900 10.0 MP October $499.99
PowerShot SD800 IS 7.1 MP October $399.99
PowerShot SD40 7.1 MP October $349.99

*Actual selling prices are set by dealers and may vary.

Additional product information for these new models and all other current models is available on our web site:

Canon :: Consumer Products Home :: Camera

We would like to share with you, our registered SDK developers, the status of SDK support for the new models.

  • The EOS Digital Rebel XTi will be supported by new versions of the ED-SDK for Windows and Macintosh computers. The release date has not been finalized, but we are expecting the new SDKs to be available in Q4, if not sooner.
  • The PowerShot A640 and the PowerShot G7 will be supported by a new version of the PS-ReC SDK when it is released. The exact release date of the next PS-ReC SDK has not been finalized, but we are expecting it in December. The next version of the PS-ReC SDK is expected to support remote control and video out for the A640 and G7 in addition to the S80, S3 IS and A620.
  • SDK support will not be provided for the A710 IS, A630, or any of the new Digital ELPH models.

Inventories of the PowerShot A620 and S80 have sold out, so the S3 IS is the only current PowerShot model that is supported by an SDK and is currently available for purchase through authorized dealers.

Going forward, Canon Inc. informs us that they plan to limit SDK support for future PowerShots to the top-of-the-line A-series model and higher models excluding the Digital ELPH series. We do not expect any further versions of the CD-SDK. As always, registered developers will be informed as new SDKs become available.

Remote Capture Usage Survey Update

Last but not least, thanks to the registered developers who answered our survey questions in July and August. We received approximately 150 responses, which were forwarded to Canon Inc. in Japan for consideration. We will inform you of their response when we receive it.

Best Regards,

Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Digital Camera Developer Relations Program

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:04:11 -0700

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