Event Coverage

Picture gallery: What Canon has in store for the future

By Bryan Chan & Liu Hongzuo - 24 Mei 2016

Crystal-fidelity printing

Crystal-fidelity printing

This is the 'image airport' display. The 'viewing gallery' seen here is actually a printed picture, proudly displayed in Canon's exhibition.

Canon coined the term "Crystal-fidelity", which refers to a print quality so high that it faithfully reproduces images captured by Canon's EOS cameras. More specifically, the 'faithful reproduction' is focused in the photo's three-dimensionality, clarity, and texture on prints. One example Canon showed was a large print of an airport's runway, which looked realistic as it's aided by props to simulate an actual viewing gallery. Two unnamed concept model printers were on display as well.

We used a magnifying glass to see the details on this print example by Canon. It's incredibly sharp.

Besides increasing print accuracy, Canon introduces Wide Dynamic Range printing. To achieve Wide Dynamic Range on print, a user would need to have Canon's new pigment ink, the LUCIA PRO, which supposedly achieves deeper black concentration, as compared to conventional ink.