Canon Video Home Edition is Best-Selling Multimedia Authoring Software

Additional Canon Software Titles Sell in High Volume

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA, October 23, 2000 -- Canon Video Home Edition was the best-selling title in PC Data’s "Multimedia/Authoring" category for September 2000, the product’s first full month of sales. The $49.95* consumer video editing software title from Canon Software Publishing (CSP), a division of Canon U.S.A., Inc., which is a subsidiary of Canon, Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), gives Windows and Macintosh computer users the ability to edit and create new videos using existing video clips, audio files, image files, text and transitions. A clean interface with intuitive storyboards and drag-and-drop simplicity makes Canon Video Home Edition a solid choice for entry-level digital video editing.

According to PC Data, a leading source of data on retail software sales, Canon Video Home Edition held an 84% market share and sold 10 times more software than the second ranked multimedia authoring title. The sales velocity of Canon Video Home Edition also propelled the title into eighth place among all software sales for September 2000 and brought CSP into the top 20 echelon of all retail software publishers.

Other software titles from CSP also fared well at retail in September according to PC Data. In PC Data’s "Personal Productivity: Music" category, eJay MP3 achieved a market share of 11% and was the second best selling title in the category. The OfficeReady software line continued to do well with OfficeReady Professional claiming the top spot in the "Business: Small Business" category and OfficeReady 2.0 ranking second. OfficeReady Business Plans appeared as a top ten seller in this group as well. OfficeReady Family Essentials was ranked third in PC Data’s "Personal Productivity: Home Office" category.

CSP’s line of photography software also continued to sell in volume at retail with 4 titles in the top 20 spots of PC Data’s "Personal Productivity: Photo Editing" category. This includes two new titles, Canon Photo Advanced Edition and Canon Photo Home Edition, which were introduced in mid-September.

Canon Software Publishing (CSP) is a division of Canon U.S.A. Inc. (Lake Success, NY) which is a subsidiary of Canon, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan). The division, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., was founded in 1998 to develop, publish and distribute computer software primarily in North and South America. CSP publishes titles from both independent third-party developers and associated Canon companies. Canon is recognized as the world’s leading imaging technology company, a leader in printer technology and a top worldwide patent holder. As a global technology leader, Canon achieved $25 billion in worldwide sales in 1999.

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