28 February 2018

Acceptance schedule for Canon's New Cosmos of Photography 2018 competition

Canon announces entry acceptance schedule for New Cosmos of Photography 2018

TOKYO, February 28, 2018—Canon Inc. announced today that the company will begin accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st edition) photo competition on April 18. To promote the competition as a global photo contest, experts from outside Japan have also once again been invited to judge this year's competition.

Canon announces entry acceptance schedule for New Cosmos of Photography 2018

Entries for New Cosmos of Photography 2018 will be accepted between April 18 and June 6, 2018, while the Excellence Award Selection Committee is to meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorable Mention Award winners. Later, in November, the Grand Prize selection committee is scheduled to meet to select one Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

The Grand Prize winner of this year's competition will receive not only JPY 1 million in prize money and a Canon product, but as an added bonus will be granted the right to hold a solo exhibit at the exhibition of winning entries for next year's New Cosmos of Photography. Additionally, to encourage the continued pursuit of their creative activities, 2018 Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will each receive prize money and the right to display their works at this year's exhibition of winning entries.

The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon's cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers who pursue new possibilities in creative photographic expression. Launched in 1991, this year marks the 28th iteration of the annual contest, which, since its 25th iteration in 2015, has expanded to accept digital submissions (stills and video). What's more, promoting the competition as a global photo contest that elevates photographers and videographers playing an active role in the current art scene, this year's seven judges will include the Artistic Director of the Dutch photo and video exhibition Unseen, Emilia van Lynden, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) Curator Emerita of Photography Sandra Philips.

The New Cosmos of Photography encourages the creation of original works that push the boundaries of photography's potential and systematically assists and nurtures award winners through exhibitions and published collections of their winning works as well as through publicity on the New Cosmos of Photography website. To date, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 27,406 entries from both individuals and groups, and has turned out a great number of outstanding photographers who are enjoying widespread success around the world. As a result, the contest has come to be regarded today as a gateway to success for new photographers.

For additional information about this year's New Cosmos of Photography competition, visit the New Cosmos of Photography homepage.

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Canon News Source: Canon Global

25 February 2018

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Released

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera
Do your stories justice with Canon’s cutting-edge EOS M50 mirrorless camera with 4K movie capability
London, UK, 26th February 2018 – Canon Europe today launches the EOS M50, the latest addition to the EOS M series and Canon’s most intuitive and technologically advanced mirrorless camera yet. Designed for today’s modern adventurers, the EOS M50 is Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K movie capability, a Vari-Angle touchscreen and Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor.

Coupled with Bluetooth®1 and Wi-Fi2 for seamless connectivity, an APS-C sized 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor for beautiful soft backgrounds and sharp, high-resolution images in low-light situations, and 10 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting for capturing the most fleeting moment in rich defined detail.
The Canon EOS M50 is the perfect choice for confident smartphone and compact camera photographers seeking to enhance their photography capabilities, with a lightweight and highly portable interchangeable lens camera for storytelling to be proud of.
Packed with the latest technology, the Canon EOS M50 distils DSLR quality into a compact body, sleek enough to be taken on any adventure. For a super-fast and responsive autofocus system, the camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF speed enables photographers to capture crisp, high-resolution images and Full HD videos with beautiful depth of field control for sharp subjects and soft backgrounds. The cinematic look and feel achieved by the 24.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor reaches new heights with the addition of 4K movie capture, for enriched detail with four times the resolution of Full HD.
The EOS M50 features Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor, a first for any Canon camera. The new processor powers many of the cameras functions, including: 4K movie recording, 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs from 4K movies; fast continuous shooting speed and a standard maximum ISO of 25,600, which allows for low light shooting whilst still obtaining sharp images. The DIGIC 8 image processor also supports a wide range of improvements in autofocus, Auto Lighting Optimiser, Digital Lens Optimiser and Highlight Tone Priority, for superb high-quality images ready to share straight from the camera.
The EOS M50’s bold and contemporary design offers a modern take on a traditional shooting experience, with its large centrally mounted electronic viewfinder. Users can also explore creative shooting angles, take great selfies, and easily record vlogs using the 7.5cm Vari-Angle touchscreen, enabling multiple perspectives for improved story capture. Evolved touchscreen capabilities enable Touch and Drag AF, allowing for instinctive and seamless autofocus point adjustment without taking your eye away from the viewfinder.
Connectivity and control with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
The Canon EOS M50 integrates effortlessly with smart devices, using the free Canon Camera Connect app for iOS and Android. A constant low energy Bluetooth connection allows a smart device to ‘wake up’ the camera, perform remote triggering, and facilitates a simple switch to Wi-Fi for remote Live View shooting and transferring images.
Photos and videos can be transferred from the camera to smart devices3 automatically for easy sharing on social media sites, making the step from capturing to sharing with the world seamless. In addition, content can be cloud stored to Canon Irista or synced automatically and wirelessly to PCs and Macs with Canon’s Image Transfer Utility 2 installed.
For group shots, vlogs, and interesting creative angles, users can take control of their EOS M50 with Remote Live View shooting via the Canon Camera Connect app, changing settings and previewing shots on a smart device.
Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera WhiteInspiring technologies for stories to be proud of
The Canon EOS M50 automatically captures photos and movies packed with detail, thanks to a host of in-camera optimising technologies enabled by the DIGIC 8 image processor. Memories can be transformed into cinematic epics with the rich detail of 4K movie and the realism of Canon colour.
Up to 120 frames per second HD movie capture enables smooth action sequences and expands options for slow motion playback. Superb action shots can also be captured with fast 10 fps continuous shooting, the first time this has been achieved in a Canon mirrorless camera, and 7.1 fps with continuous AF is also possible.
More images, more storytelling. The EOS M50 is the first camera to feature the new CR3 14-bit RAW file format, as well as a new C-RAW option that creates full resolution RAW files whilst saving approximately 30 to 40% on the file size of standard RAW files – increasing the number of images that can be stored on a memory card yet retaining the flexibility of RAW images.
A lens for every occasion
The EOS M50 is compatible with Canon’s range of compact and high-quality EF-M lenses, allowing users to create their ideal compact system. For ultimate storytelling choice and flexibility, EOS M50 is compatible with over 80 renowned EF and EF-S interchangeable lenses via the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. This extends to the exploration of flash photography, thanks to a hot shoe that allows simple connection of Canon’s Speedlite flashes, and high-quality audio with a 3.5mm mic input for connecting a dedicated microphone such as Canon’s Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1.
Canon has produced its most intuitive and powerful mirrorless camera to date, delivering the latest in photographic technology and capabilities. The combination of image processing power, 4K movie capability and the latest in sensor technology, empowers the world’s modern adventurers to start doing their stories justice.
The Canon EOS M50 is available to pre-order from Canon’s online store and official Canon dealers from 26th February 2018.
For more information, please visit: EOS M50
Key benefits:
  • Modern, hassle free shooting for superb results
  • Compact, sleek and intuitive shooting experience
  • Clever connectivity and control with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Inspiring technologies for stories users will be proud of
  • Creative freedom to capture every story
What’s in the box:
  • EOS M50 body (Black and White options available)
  • Camera cover R-F-4
  • Strap EM-200DB
  • Battery charger LC-E12E
  • Battery pack LP-E12
  • Power cable

1 Equipped with Bluetooth® low energy technology. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Initial pairing with compatible device required.
2 Wi-Fi: Not all functions or devices are supported; see full specifications for details.
3 Smart devices: Compatible iOS and Android devices with the Canon Camera Connect app, see specifications for details. Computers: Mac and PC running Canon Image Transfer Utility 2, see specifications for details.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Back / LCD View

Canon EOS 2000D and Canon EOS 4000D Released

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera
Step up to effortless DSLR storytelling with Canon’s new EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D cameras

London, UK, 26th February 2018 – Canon Europe today unveils the launch of the EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D, Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR cameras. With a wide range of practical and easy to use features, these new cameras cater to the storytelling needs of individuals taking their first steps into interchangeable lens photography and those wanting to create superbly detailed DSLR quality pictures and cinematic Full HD movies with ease.
The newest additions to Canon’s entry-level DSLR range, the EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D have been designed for people who seek out new experiences and want to share their adventures seamlessly to social media. The cameras’ powerful combination of APS-C sensor technology, DIGIC 4+ image processor, seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and straightforward in-camera feature guides enable stories to be captured and shared with highly detailed photos and Full HD movies.
With the EOS 2000D featuring a new 24.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor, and the EOS 4000D using an 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor, each camera allows for compelling storytelling with superb control over depth of field for beautifully blurred image backgrounds. Shooting rich, atmospheric photos during night-time adventures is also made possible with both models capable of low light shooting up to ISO 6400, expandable to ISO 12800.
The DIGIC 4+ image processor, used in both models, powers Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode, enabling simple point and shoot photography with superb image results, as it automatically optimises every shot. The fast and responsive DIGIC 4+ image processor enables the Full HD video capabilities in both models, breathing cinematic life into captured memories.
In addition to a rear mounted LCD screen (7.5 cm on the EOS 2000D and 6.8 cm on the EOS 4000D), both cameras feature a centrally mounted optical viewfinder, providing a distinctly authentic photography experience and allowing stories to be told just as they were experienced with the naked eye. Decisive moments in unfolding stories can be captured with responsive and precise nine point auto focus and continuous shooting at 3.0 frames per second.
Both cameras are Wi-Fi enabled for seamless smartphone connectivity via the Canon Camera Connect app (iOS and Android), enabling adventurers to rapidly shoot and share their content on social media whilst on the move. New images can be conveniently backed up to Canon’s cloud storage service, irista, via a Wi-Fi connection, ensuring stories and memories shared are never lost.
These processes are made even easier for the EOS 2000D with the inclusion of Near Field Communication (NFC), which can establish a Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone by simply tapping the device on the camera (available on compatible Android devices).
Both models include simple in-camera feature guides, perfect for those looking to improve their storytelling potential as they upgrade from a smartphone. Both cameras include six image settings outside of basic auto modes and a variety of creative filters, enabling experimentation with manual control and the artistic freedom to tell dynamic and vibrant stories. Those embarking on their first DSLR adventure will also benefit from the Canon Photo Companion app, which provides the necessary tips on getting the best out of the cameras.
Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera
The EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D’s excellent battery life delivers approximately 500 pictures, or one hour 30 minutes and one hour 15 minutes of HD video respectively, allowing for peace of mind during extended outdoor adventures and the freedom to explore.
Both DSLR models are compatible with over 80 Canon EF and EF-S lenses and range of accessories, giving beginners the greatest choice of systems as they grow and develop their photography skills. The new cameras will be sold as a body only option or with a selection of lens kit options, including an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens.
Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR cameras offer a fantastic gateway to the joys of interchangeable lens photography. The Canon EOS 2000D and Canon EOS 4000D provide an easy and reliable shooting experience that enable users to capture detailed images and sharp Full HD video. As people step-up from their smartphone and expand their creativity, Canon’s new DSLR cameras will intuitively capture superbly detailed professional-looking images, time after time.
The Canon EOS 2000D is available to pre-order from Canon’s online store from 26th February 2018.
For more information, please visit: Canon EOS 2000D and Canon EOS 4000D
Key Features:
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC4+ processor
  • ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
  • Full HD 1080p video up to 30fps and Video Snapshot mode
  • 3fps continuous shooting
  • 9-point autofocus
  • 3” (7.5 cm) 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor with inbuilt Feature Guide
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Creative filters
  • Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC4+ processor
  • ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
  • Full HD 1080p video up to 30fps and Video Snapshot mode
  • 3fps continuous shooting
  • 9-point autofocus
  • 2.7” (6.8 cm) 230k-dot TFT LCD monitor with inbuilt Feature Guide
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Creative filters
  • Wi-Fi
In the Canon EOS 2000D box:
  • EOS 2000D body
  • Eyecup EF
  • Camera strap EW-400D
  • Battery pack LP-E10
  • Battery charger LC-E10E
  • Power cable for battery charger
  • Getting started guide
In the Canon EOS 4000D box:
  • EOS 4000D body
  • Eyecup EF
  • Camera strap EW-400D
  • Battery pack LP-E10
  • Battery charger LC-E10E
  • Power cable for battery charger
  • Getting started guide
Canon News Release Source: Canon Europe

New Canon EOS M50 and EOS Rebel T7

Canon EOS M50 - Black with EF-M 15-45mm STM Lens
Want To Up Your Photography Game? Next Generation of EOS Cameras from Canon Bring Image Quality Up A Notch

New Additions to the Canon EOS Family include EOS M50 and EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D

Canon Europe Media Release: Canon EOS M50 >>

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 25, 2018 – Upgrading from a smartphone camera to an entry-level interchangeable lens camera (ILC) can be considered to some people a daunting task. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, supports those looking to advance their skills by continuously developing and evolving its gear. Today, the company announced their latest additions to its all-encompassing lineup of digital cameras: the EOS M50 Interchangeable Lens Camera, the first Canon EOS M-series camera with 4K video recording which is four-times the size of full HD 1080, and the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D, the latest addition to the wildly popular EOS Rebel line of entry-level DSLR Cameras, with an upgraded CMOS sensor to deliver sharp, high-resolution images to capture life’s key moments.

For photographers actively seeking to upgrade their skills, the EOS M50 is an all-around, entry-level camera with an extensive list of user-friendly features that encourages users to broaden their creative visions. Providing improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor resulting in less noise and high definition in low-light situations, and the capability of recording 4K video, the EOS M50 will capture crisp, photographic expressions in various situations.

“Our core goal when developing new entry-level interchangeable lens cameras for our consumers is to meld high-quality features and usability together. In listening to our customers, we believe we have achieved this goal with both the EOS M50 and EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D, ” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With enhanced features for photographers of all skill levels to enjoy, both cameras demonstrate Canon’s commitment to developing and manufacturing best-in-class quality imaging solutions.”

Additional features of the EOS M50 include:
  • New DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • HD 120p High-frame video rate
  • Built-in OLED Electronic Viewfinder with Touch and Drag Autofocus
  • Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi*, NFC** and Bluetooth connectivity***
  • Automatic image transfer to compatible devices while shooting*
  • New Silent Mode
Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D
The EOS Rebel T7 DSLR camera, featuring an upgraded CMOS sensor of 24.1 megapixel resolution, is the successor to the EOS Rebel T6. Offering easy sharing of high-quality photos and videos on social media sites, the EOS Rebel T7 provides continuous shooting up to 3.0 frames per second (fps), a nine-point autofocus system and a three-inch LCD monitor, offering users a multitude of options to capture and share life’s important moments.

Additional features of the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D include:
  • Built-In Wi-Fi* and NFC** connectivity
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Optical View Finder

For an additional cost, both products are also eligible for the reliable protection of CarePAK PLUS, Canon’s optional service plan, which includes accidental damage protection and Image Recovery, designed to retrieve irreplaceable images or videos otherwise lost or corrupted. CarePAK PLUS, along with all Canon camera service plans, is performed exclusively by Canon’s renowned service and support team.

The Canon EOS M50 is scheduled to be available in April 2018 for an estimated retail price of $779.99^ for the body only. The EOS M50 will also be available with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens in both black and white for an estimated retail price of $899.99^. Additionally, the EOS M50 will be sold with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM in black only for an estimated retail price of $1,249.00^. A Video Creator Kit will also be available for the EOS M50 for an estimated retail price of $999.99^.

The EOS Rebel T7 is scheduled to be available in April 2018, and will be sold as a lens-and-body kit with the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS II for an estimated retail price of $549.99^.

For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

Canon News Release Source: Canon USA

Introducing the new Canon EOS Rebel T7

EOS Rebel T7 “Function Introduction” (Canon Official Video)

Introducing the new Canon EOS Rebel T7 Continuous shooting Max approx.3.0 fps, high sensitivity shooting with low noise great for shooting various scenes with high-definition images unique to SLR. Please check out its features. Subscribe to the official Canon Imaging Plaza YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/canonima... Enjoy Canon's latest imaging technology. Official Canon website http://global.canon/

Introducing the Canon EOS M50 Digital Camera

Introducing the Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Official Canon Video

Join Canon USA for an up-close look at the newest member of the EOS M Series family, the EOS M50, the first Canon compact camera to feature 4K UHD. Learn more at http://Canon.us/ptxdn

Canon Video Source: YouTube

New Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash

New Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash
World’s First Flash Featuring Auto Intelligent Bounce Technology* Introduced From Canon New Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash Offers Photographers the Opportunity to Enhance The Creativity of their Captured Images

London, UK, 26 February 2018 – Canon Europe today launches the world's first flash equipped with AI Bounce – a new Auto Intelligent (AI) function that takes the fuss and uncertainty out of flash photography. 

This revolutionary new technology intelligently calculates and maneuvers the flash head position automatically to create optimum lighting for outstanding images. From photo enthusiasts learning how to use flash, to professionals looking for straightforward shooting, the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI is a must-have for photographers.

Accomplished portrait, lifestyle and wedding photographer Jo Thorne used the flash whilst it was in development. Commenting on her experience, “Having used the Speedlite 470EX-AI on a few different shoots recently, the results are exceptional - far exceeding my expectations. The Speedlite 470EX-AI’s set-up efficiency means I’m able to capture more in-action moments, which cuts down my post-production time and gives me an abundance of more images to choose from. Using this flash has reignited my love of light, something that can add immense value to an image.”

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash

Revolutionary flash innovation – AI Bounce
The AI bBounce function automates bounce photography within the flash. This never-before-seen innovation uses a test flash to calculate the perfect angle for natural, flattering illumination, whilst automatically moving the motorised flash head into the optimum position for perfect lighting. The full-auto modei carefully manipulates the flash head for every new shot, eliminating unwanted shooting complications. It also removes the time needed to evaluate the shot and reposition the flash head manually. As a result, photographers of all levels can confidently and quickly use the flash, reassured that the Speedlite 470EX-AI can help deliver consistently beautiful images.

For those with greater experience in flash photography, the semi-auto mode allows the user to set the bounce flash angle for different shooting scenarios. The Speedlite 470EX-AI then automatically adjusts the flash head for different camera orientations. This pioneering technology enhances the opportunity for photographers to be creative with their lighting, whilst achieving consistency in every shot. This is crucial for portrait photographers who regularly alternate between landscape and portrait.

Powerful and reliable
The Speedlite 470EX-AI harnesses the power and reliability of Canon’s flash technology to deliver incredible illumination for diverse lighting scenarios. The revolutionary flash has a Guide No of 47mii to create robust lighting over broader distances; great for shooting in large venues or in complex shooting scenarios, where all subjects need to beautifully lit. The impressive wide lens coverage - from 24mm to 105mm - and 14mm possible with the built-in adaptor, provides a flash distribution extensive enough to illuminate shots captured with a wide-angle lens. This is a particularly beneficial feature for wedding photographers who need to capture group shots.

Even the most spontaneous moments can be captured with natural looking lighting, as the Speedlite 470EX-AI recharges rapidly and silently in 5.5 seconds to full power with 4 AA/LR6 batteries, or 3.5 seconds with rechargeable NiMH batteries. This is first-class when swiftly capturing consecutive shots, such as during weddings or parties. The Speedlite 470EX-AI features a high-speed sync function, which enables the flash to be fired several times in rapid succession and thus uses a higher shutter speed than normally possible. This is particularly useful for action shots, or to create a darkened or blurred background for stand-out images.

Satisfy your creativity, extend your control

By rotating the flash head 180 degrees left and right, plus 120 degrees upwards, the AI Bounce flash function enables photographers to adapt to different environments and remove unwanted shadows. The bounce adaptor can be clipped onto the Speedlite 470EX-AI to deliver softer illumination, allowing for much more radiant portrait shots. With this level of control over the flash, photographers can focus on capturing high-quality, well-lit imagery that consistently delivers unrivaled results.

With 19 custom functions, the Speedlite 470EX-AI offers complete creative control as the photographer can personalise the settings in pursuance of capturing beautiful and unique shots. The wireless optical receiver function allows the flash to be used at distances of up to 10m away from the camera. With a built in Speedlite transmitter function or Speedlite with Optical transmitter, further creative capturing is enabled via experimenting with varying lighting scenarios. This is perfect for photographers aiming to develop and create their own lighting style. The dot-matrix LCD panel provides an intuitive interface, guiding photographers to easily navigate the flash settings and select how diffused or concentrated the light is via priority settings. To achieve maximum flash output, shortcut buttons and a control wheel provide fast access to settings, delivering a creative fall-off effect and an even distribution of light across the whole image.

Key Features
  • AI Bounce with Full-Auto and Semi-Auto modes 
  • Guide Number 47 (m, ISO 100) 
  • Wide flash coverage 24 to 105mm 
  • Wireless Optical Receiver 
  • Large LCD and intuitive user interface

i While it is compatible with all EOS products, the AI Bounce full-auto mode on the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI will only work with EOS models built after 2014 - excluding EOS 2000D, EOS 4000D, 1300D, EOS M6, EOS M5 and EOS M3
ii The high-performance Speedlite achieves a Guide No of 47m when at 105mm position with 100 ISO

Canon News Release Source: Canon Europe

22 February 2018

New resource-efficient Canon Eco Technology Park opens

Canon Eco Technology Park opens as environmental activities focal point for Canon Group, which achieves high level of resource efficiency

TOKYO, February 22, 2018—Canon Inc. and Canon Ecology Industry Inc. announced today the opening of the Canon Eco Technology Park as a focal point of the environmental activities of the Canon Group—which achieves a high level of resource efficiency—in Bando City, Ibaraki Prefecture, approximately 85 km north of Tokyo.

Canon Eco Technology Park  Image : Canon Global
Canon Eco Technology Park  Image : Canon Global

The Canon Eco Technology Park, which strives to reduce waste and make effective use of limited resources, comprises a showroom and a cutting-edge plant pursuing further resource efficiency through re-use and recycling. The facility aims to maximize resource efficiency through such initiatives to enable the repeated re-use of used products as the Canon Automated Recycling System for Toner Cartridges* (CARS-T), the Canon Automated Recycling System for Ink Cartridges* (CARS-I) and the remanufacturing† of multifunction office devices.

The work environment inside the plant has been developed under the concept "clean and silent," taking employees' ease-of-work into consideration. What's more, with such features as an air conditioning system that makes use of a double-skin construction‡, which blocks heat in the summer and retains heat in the winter, the plant building has been designed to save energy and take into account the building's impact on the environment and has obtained an A rank in the Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency§ (CASBEE).

Additionally, as the focal point of the Canon Group's environmental activities where the Group's environmental technologies are concentrated, the Canon Eco Technology Park has established a plant field trip course so the facility can be used as a place where such groups as elementary and middle school students can learn about the environment.

Through technological innovation and improved management efficiency, Canon aims to realize its "Action for Green" environmental vision: a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment. Canon strives to reduce the environmental burden throughout the entire product lifecycle—Produce, Use, Recycle. Under this vision, Canon set a goal of a 3% improvement per year in the lifecycle CO2 emissions improvement index per product, and in 2016, lifecycle CO2 emissions per product were approximately 34% of those in 2008—successfully achieving an average reduction of approximately 5% a year. Canon will continue to support a future that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment through technological innovation.

*CARS-T: Closed-loop recycling that collects and re-uses plastic extracted from used toner cartridges as the raw material for new toner cartridges. CARS-I: a process in which of collected ink cartridges are sorted by model, disassembled, crushed and washed.

†The collection and restoration of used products. Collected products are disassembled to part level, worn or deteriorated parts are removed, and parts are cleaned until they meet our internal standards for re-use. Remanufactured products that are shipped meet the same levels of quality and reliability as products that were manufactured using only new parts.

‡Refers to the glass of the outer wall comprising two panes.

§A method to rate the environmental efficiency of a building employed by the Japan Sustainable Building Consortium (JSBC). The method is a comprehensive evaluation system that takes into account energy efficiency and the use of materials with a low impact on the environment as well as rating the surrounding landscape and comfort inside the building.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Global

20 February 2018

Canon EOS 2000D EOS 3000D EOS 4000D

New entry-level EOS DSLR's registered by Canon. URL links of speculation and rumor.

Canon EOS 2000D & EOS 4000D Images, Specs Leaked
Canon EOS 2000D & EOS 4000D Images, Specs Leaked

Canon 4000D Leaked Images and Specifications
Canon 4000D Leaked Images and Specifications

Here’s the Canon EOS 4000D, A New Entry Level DSLR
Here’s the Canon EOS 4000D, A New Entry Level DSLR

Canon EOS 2000D EOS 3000D EOS 4000D Registered
Canon EOS 2000D EOS 3000D EOS 4000D Registered


New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras to be Released 2018

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras to be Released 2017
New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Released 2016
New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2016

Canon EOS 2000D EOS 3000D EOS 4000D

14 February 2018

Canon designs recognised with iF Design Awards for 24th consecutive year

Canon designs recognised with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 24th consecutive year

Canon designs recognised with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 24th consecutive year

London, UK, 14 February 2018 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, announced today that six Canon designs were recognised by iF International Forum Design GmbH and received prestigious 2018 iF Design Awards.

Canon Winning Products: iF Design Award 2018
Canon designs recognised with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 24th consecutive year

Established in 1953, the iF Design Awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design, with outstanding industrial designs chosen from all over the world. This year, 6,402 entries from 54 countries and regions were judged by internationally renowned design experts across seven categories. These included product, packaging, communication, interior architecture, professional concept, service design/UX and architecture.

This year marks Canon’s 24th consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards. Encouraged by the recognition of the company’s design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realise products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Europe

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