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Canon U.S.A. Supports Microsoft at Launch of Windows XP

Press release from the issuing company

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.- Oct. 24, 2001-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. and a leader in imaging technologies, today demonstrated support for the launch of Microsoft Windows XP in New York City. Canon's imaging technologies, found in the company's popular lines of digital cameras, digital camcorders, Bubble Jet printers, multifunction devices and scanners that have become mainstream peripherals for PC owners, complements Windows XP and jointly willhelp businesses and home users understand the value of purchasing a new personal computer with Windows XP or, as an option, upgrading their current Windows operating system. "Just a few years ago, no one imagined that cameras and camcorders would enjoy the same relationship with the personal computer as those of printers and scanners,'' said Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "PCs now involve practically everything we do for business and fun, including editing, storing and emailing digital still images and digital video. Our leadership in these key PC peripheral areas allows Canon to support the seemingly endless opportunities for the PC with Windows XP.'' "Today's launch of Windows XP represents the arrival of a new standard of computing,'' said Chris Jones, vice president, Windows Client Group, Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is excited to have the support of Canon to deliver the great new computing experiences to our customers.'' Canon products in the digital camera, digital camcorder, Bubble Jet printer, multifunction product and scanner categories will carry the "Designed for Windows XP'' logo, an indication to businesses and consumers that Canon products support the new Windows XP software. With the continued introduction of new and exciting digital camera products, Canon now has a full line of digital cameras to meet the needs of all consumers. From the professional level Canon EOS D30 to the most popular Canon PowerShot ELPH series, and the entry level Canon PowerShot A series, consumers on every level can enjoy the fun of digital photography. As a leader in digital camcorders, Canon has a line of consumer, business and professional MiniDV products. These include models under $999 (Canon ZR20, Canon ZR25 MC and Canon ZR30 MC), the Canon Elura 10, Canon Elura 20MC and Canon Optura100 MC in the consumer/business category, and the three-chip Canon GL1 and Canon XL1S professional models. Canon's line of Bubble Jet printers offers high quality, high speed printing for text, color graphics, Web and photo printing solutions. The hallmark of Canon's Bubble Jet printer and MultiPASS multifunction product lines is the Advanced Microfine Droplet Technology for improved quality prints, especially photo printing, and the unique individual ink tank system that eliminates ink waste by allowing users to replace only the color that has run out. Canon also is a leader in color flatbed scanner products, an increasingly important product group for PC and Internet users that allows consumers to easily import photos into their PC for e-mailing or Web posting.

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