Release Issued by Canon:
‘The Other Side of Football’ – beyond the beautiful game
• Over 100 elite European footballers and football personalities including Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, Francesco Totti and Andriy Shevchenko show us ‘the other side of football’ with images taken on a Canon Digital IXUS 40
LONDON, May 17, 2005 – More than 100 of Europe’s leading footballers, referees, sports commentators and pundits welcomed a stylish Canon Digital IXUS 40 into their lives to produce a collection of highly personal images, which offer true insight into what drives and inspires them, their lifestyle and interests beyond the ‘beautiful game’.
Canon Europe, leader in photographic and imaging technology, created ‘The Other Side of Football’ to celebrate its long association with European football and to offer a rare glimpse into the private world of modern football. The collection will be exhibited in nine European cities during summer 2005 and will also go on sale on Amazon as a coffee table book. All proceeds from the project will go to support the invaluable work that Red Cross societies do in communities across Europe.
The Digital IXUS 40, a 4.0 Megapixel 3x zoom compact from Canon's current line-up, features a stylish, sleek design and outstanding build quality. Its ease of use and extended functionality enabled all the football personalities to produce high quality, highly creative results.
About the Canon Digital IXUS 40
Sleek and formidable; a masterpiece of high-tech miniaturisation. The tiny 4.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 40 is a seductive blend of extraordinary power, flawless styling and super high-speed processing.
• 4.0 Megapixel sensor
o Ideal for prints up to A3
• UA lens for ultra slim body and 3x optical zoom
o Delivers outstanding, uncompromising image fidelity in an incredibly compact size
• Extra large 2.0" LCD screen
o Allows immediate review of images
• Long VGA movie clips with sound at 30fps
o Makes recording of up to 1GB movie files possible
• DIGIC II and iSAPS
o Drives fast auto-focus, outstanding camera performance and quick start-up times
o Enables superb image quality and rapid, smooth continuous shooting
o Optimises exposure, white balance and auto-focus settings for consistently brilliant results
• 9-point AiAF
o Ensures even off centre subjects are sharply in focus
• 6 scene modes
o Help you create great results with confidence
• PictBridge/Canon Direct Print compatible and Print/Share button
o Enables quick and simple full colour printing within seconds
• CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
o Allows you to create your own online gallery with 100MB of free space
To find out more about ‘The Other Side of Football’ exhibitions and book, and to view a selection of the images, visit www.canon-europe.com/football