31 March 2022

Canon Files Annual 2021 Report on Form 20-F

Canon Files Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2021
Canon Files Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2021

TOKYO, March 31, 2022—Canon Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CAJ) today announced that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2022, The annual report on Form 20-F, which contains the Company's complete audited financial statements, can be accessed from the Company's website at:

https://global.canon/en/ir/library/form20f.html >>

The Company will also provide a hard copy of its complete audited financial statements free of charge to all shareholders upon request.

To facilitate this, Canon provides an online request form that can be accessed from the Company's website at: 

Canon Annual Report 2021

Canon Annual Report : Fiscal Year Ended, December 31, 2021
Canon Annual Report : Fiscal Year Ended, December 31, 2021

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Source: Global Canon

28 March 2022

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022
London, United Kingdom – 28th March – Canon Europe launches its prestigious Canon Student Development Programme for 2022. Now in its sixth year, the industry-leading student incubator offers invaluable access and exposure to experienced professionals from the photographic community and the opportunity to attend key industry events.

Aspiring photographers to be given an incredible platform to showcase their work, gain direct access to and feedback from acclaimed experts, and attend key industry events 100 students to receive mentorship from renowned photography professionals – including Nobel Peace Prize photographer Finbarr O’Reilly, National Geographic Explorer and VII agency member Anush Babajanyan, award winning documentary photographer and book maker Laura El-Tantawy, and lauded Magnum photographer Jérôme Sessini, whose hard-hitting images consistently appear in the world's most prestigious news publications 30 of the strongest students will take part in a career-defining, five-day Canon workshop and attend Visa pour l’image in Perpignan, one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals A final shortlist of 5 students will be granted an exclusive Canon-curated experience at the Hamburg Portfolio Review, and supported for a further six months with longer term mentorships, a €2,000 grant and top-of-the-line Canon equipment

Applications open from Monday, March 28th to students across Europe, Middle East and Africa

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022 - Portfolio Submission
The educational programme lasts between six to twelve months depending on mentee’s progress through the process and is designed to cultivate the next generation of photojournalists. By creating a peer-to-peer network for visual storytellers, the programme will work with a cohort of international experts to support this year’s mentees and provide them with the knowledge and inspiration they need to launch their careers.

The programme is open to students and interns residing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from March 28th until April 29th. A limited number of spaces will also be available for recommendations from industry professionals. Submissions will be judged by a panel of editors from AFP, Getty Images and Reuters who will decide on the initial 100-strong shortlist of the region’s most promising young storytellers.

Forging future careers through 1:1 mentoring

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022
Once selected, each of the 100 student mentees will be partnered with one of the programme’s expert mentors. Throughout June and July, they will complete three virtual sessions to refine their portfolio and project synopsis – with a particular focus on exploring different editing options and ways to further strengthen narrative skills and develop authorial signatures.

Based on these sessions, each mentor will nominate their strongest candidates and a 30-strong group will then be chosen by an independent panel for the following stages of the programme.

Finbarr O’Reilly, Programme Mentor and Canon Ambassador commented: “It’s a great opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners in our industry. The Canon Student Development Programme gives photographers, who are in the early stages of their career, direct access to some of the most experienced photojournalists, who can share what they have learned over decades of working in the field, and some of the tips and techniques that they use for visual storytelling. Students get to learn the various stages of ideation, research, concepting, execution, then editing and sharing their work with editors and the wider public. In addition to the creative aspects, they also learn about the business side to a certain extent – how to present and market yourself.”

Hands-on workshops and portfolio reviews

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022 - Worksjop
The top 30 shortlisted students will be invited to attend Canon’s prestigious workshop, taking place in the run up to Visa pour l'image in Perpignan, France – one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals. The workshop will offer an intimate forum to exchange ideas, build relationships and nurture talent. Students will be exposed to a mix of lectures and practical sessions hosted by revered photographers including Canon Ambassador Paolo Verzone, who will run a masterclass on lighting techniques for portraiture.

On the penultimate day, students will take part in group portfolio review sessions hosted by acclaimed industry experts, including Benoit Baume (Fisheye), Chiara Bardelli Nonino (Vogue Italia) and Fiona Shields (The Guardian), and have the incredible opportunity to present their work and critique their fellow peers in an exclusive knowledge sharing forum. On the final day, participants will attend the first day of Visa pour l'image and explore all that the festival has to offer.

Hamburg Portfolio Review

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022 - Hamburg
The final stage of the process will see five finalists head to Hamburg for Europe’s newest development platform, the Hamburg Portfolio Review. During a three-day trip, the final five will each take part in four individual portfolio reviews, have their work physically exhibited at the show and attend a series of exclusive media appointments with key editors in the industry. Over the following six months, they will receive longer term mentorships and will be provided with a €2,000 grant and top-of-the-line Canon equipment to support their next creative chapter.

Susie Donaldson, EMEA Marketing Director for Canon, said: “We are really seeing the incredible successes of the Canon Student Development Programme, as we are watching alumni of previous years advance in their careers. We’re establishing something special, a truly impressive programme of knowledge sharing and talent development that is self-perpetuating with successful candidates returning to give back to the programme which helped them in the right direction.”

“We are constantly learning and evolving how this programme can best serve the creative community it looks to cultivate and support. For example, for this year, we’ve added new activities to the overall package, designed to support students longer term to make a real difference to their career development. This year will also be the first since 2019 undisrupted by the pandemic and with the return of in-person events and experiences.”

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022 - Student Participation
Since 2017, more than 1,000 students have taken part in the programme, resulting in real success stories of talents that have gone on to establish incredible careers. Alumni such as Ksenia Kuleshova (2017), who has since gone on to become a successful photojournalist, works regularly for publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; while Michele Spatari (2018) is an award-winning documentary and news photographer for AFP who has captured some of the most significant events in recent history, including the Covid-19 pandemic. Since attending the Programme, both photographers have also gone on to become Canon Ambassadors.

To apply to be a part of the 2022 Canon Student Development Programme or view the entry criteria/

Please visit: https://www.canon.co.uk/get-involved/student-development-programme/

Images Credit: Canon

The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022 - Workshop Activities
The Canon Student Development Programme launches for 2022

Canon still No. 1 in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market

Canon Celebrates 19th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market
Canon Celebrates 19th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market


MELVILLE, NY, March 28, 2022 – Canon Inc. announced today that the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 19 consecutive years1 from 2003 to 2021.

Canon develops the key imaging system components featured in its EOS series of digital interchangeable-lens cameras — including CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses—under the core notion of, "Speed, Comfort and High Image Quality." Amassing together a wide-ranging product lineup—from high-performance flagship models that are go-to tools for professionals to entry-level models that allow users to enjoy high-image-quality shooting with easy operation, as well as a wide variety of RF and EF series lenses that make possible a broad spectrum of creative expression—Canon continues to support the diverse needs of customers.

During the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Kiss Digital in Japan (EOS Digital Rebel or EOS 300D in other regions) in September 2003. This groundbreaking camera, which was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design, captured the top share of the global market and set the stage for growth in the digital SLR market. Since that time, Canon has continued to launch a range of revolutionary products, including the professional-model EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording. Launched in October 2018, the EOS R System was born from Canon’s desire to construct the ideal lens mount and maximize the appeal of its new RF lenses. Canon has since continued to expand the range of imaging creativity and new possibilities for visual expression, including the release of the EOS R5—the first Canon camera to feature 8K video recording2—in July 2020.

EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera
In 2021, Canon announced the EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera (released in November 2021) featuring the high performance and reliability demanded by professional and enthusiast users, alongside eight new RF lenses3. 

While further expanding its lineup through such new launches as the EOS VR System, Canon managed to secure the No. 1 share of the global market for the 19th consecutive year.

Canon will continue to enhance its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technology while further strengthening and expanding the EOS series of cameras and RF and EF series of lenses, opening up new avenues of image capture to meet the needs of increasingly diverse users and to promote the spread of photo and video culture.

Canon Press Release: Canon USA

25 March 2022

Canon Launches PIXMA Zone in Pune, India

Canon strengthens regional presence; launches its biggest PIXMA Zone in Pune
Canon strengthens regional presence; launches its biggest PIXMA Zone in Pune

Expanding and consolidating its regional presence in Pune, Canon now boasts of having 295+ exclusive Canon PIXMA Concept stores across India

Pune, 25th March 2022: Canon today announced the launch of one of its exclusive PIXMA Zones in Tilak Nagar, Pune’s key IT Market hub. With this launch, Canon furthers its plan to expand its regional retail presence and strengthen its foothold in the consumer printing segment by enabling a broader spectrum of consumers. Furthermore, the all new PIXMA Zone aims at familiarizing consumers range of Canon inkjet & laser printers and is a one stop for supply of genuine ink, toner cartridge and photopaper.

With the country moving towards gradual unlocking and experiencing relaxations in the COVID protocols, Canon has pushed the restart button towards customer outreach. In line with the same, the company is all set to resume its retail expansion spree within the country and start being available for its customers across all touchpoints. As in-store consumer experience took a hit and was dearly missed due to the lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions, the launch of the new PIXMA Zone aims to provide consumers with an exclusive in-store buying experience with access to its entire portfolio of innovative products, whether it is for home or professional use. Serving as a one-stop-shop for all printing needs, the PIXMA Zone will offer specialized solutions for all kinds of printing essentials while addressing any queries that a customer may have regarding the product or service.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director- Consumer Systems Products and Imaging Communication Business, Canon India said, “At Canon, we are driven by innovation and constantly strive to simplify the evolving needs of our consumers. The launch of the new PIXMA Zone in Pune is a testament to our plans of consolidating our retail presence and expansion plans in India while enriching the customer experience. With our new centrally located store, we are well poised to take expedite this growth.”

He also added, “Regional penetration is one of our core focus areas going forward as we want to make our products and services available to the farthest geographies in the country. We are optimistic for the coming years as we continue to expand our footprint across markets and delight our customers at every touchpoint.”

Akshar Technology is a Canon Authorized Reseller to promote Canon printers with a counter share of 80%+. Having been in the city since the past 18 years and being located in a prime IT hub, Akshar Technology is the ideal partner to launch Canon’s new PIXMA Zone.

Providing a comprehensive perspective to printing, the PIXMA Zones will feature Canon’s latest product line up ranging from MAXIFY series, PIXMA series, genuine consumables including toners, cartridges, and other essential parts. So far, there are 295+ Canon PIXMA Concept stores and 1500+ OIC Signature Stores across India.

Press Release Source: Canon India

New Firmware Update 1.5.2 for Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6

New firmware Update for Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6
New firmware Update for Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6

Canon EOS R5: Firmware Update March 2022  

Firmware Version 1.5.2 incorporates the following enhancement:
1. Optimizes AutoFocus accuracy when Extender RF1.4x or Extender RF2x is attached to the RF800mm F5.6 L IS USM and RF1200mm F8 L IS USM lenses.
2. Enhances the stability of Eye Detection.
3. Enhances AutoFocus tracking when shooting moving subjects.

Firmware Version 1.5.2 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.5.1. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.5.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Download Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update >>

Canon EOS R6: Firmware Update March 2022  

Firmware Version 1.5.2 incorporates the following enhancement:
1. Enhances the stability of Eye Detection.
2. Enhances AutoFocus tracking when shooting moving subjects.

Firmware Version 1.5.2 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.5.1. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.5.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Download Canon EOS R6 Firmware Update >>

24 March 2022

Latest Canon EOS R RP Camera | RF Lens Firmware Updates

Latest Firmware Updates for Canon EOS R Bodies and RF Lenses
The following EOS R / RP Bodies and RF Lenses / Canon Wireless Transmitter WFT-E7 Firmware updates are now available for download:

Canon EOS R5 Full Frame Mirrorless

Firmware Version 1.5.2

Canon EOS R6 Full Frame Mirrorless

Firmware Version 1.5.2

Canon EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless

Firmware Version 1.1.0

Firmware Version 1.2.0

Firmware Version 1.4.0

Canon EOS RP Full Frame Mirrorless

Firmware Version 1.1.0

Firmware Version 1.3.0

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens
Firmware Version 2.0.0

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM lens
Firmware Version 2.0.0

Canon Wireless Transmitter WFT-E7
Firmware Version 1.4.0>> (Support for EOS R)


Latest Canon R / RP Mirrorless Full Frame Firmware Updates

Introducing the new Canon EOS RP

23 March 2022

Canon to support humanitarian efforts for Ukraine

Canon announces donation to support humanitarian efforts for Ukraine
Canon announces donation to support humanitarian efforts for Ukraine

TOKYO, March 23, 2022—Canon Inc. expresses deep concern for the ongoing military attacks against Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis it has created, and hopes that the people affected may soon be able to live in peace once again.

The Canon Group is making a donation of approximately one million euros (approximately JPY 130 million / USD $1.1 million) to the UNHCR refugee agency and other international humanitarian organizations. These funds will be used to provide support to the Ukrainian people whose lives have been so deeply affected. The Canon Group will strive to provide ongoing support through such measures as collecting donations from Group employees.

Canon's corporate philosophy is kyosei. It conveys our dedication to seeing all people harmoniously living and working together in happiness into the future.

Canon sincerely wishes for a peaceful resolution as soon as possible.

Canon Press Release: Canon Global

22 March 2022

Canon Officially Launches the New EOS R5 C

Canon Officially Launches the New EOS R5 C
Canon EOS R5 C More Information

HONG KONG, 22nd March 2022 — Canon announces the New EOS R5 C is now available for sale. EOS R5 C is a Full Frame Mirrorless Camera the newest addition to the company’s Cinema EOS System. It is a powerful, hybrid cinema camera which combines the high-resolution photo shooting capabilities of the EOS R5 with the efficient video shooting capabilities of the Cinema EOS. Equipped with a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and 8K 60P non-stop video recording1, it combines superb resolution and video performance. 

Built using the innovative RF mount, the EOS R5 C can be used with a series of high-quality RF lenses from EOS R System. Content creators can also attach the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens to the EOS R5 C mirrorless camera, allowing users to take full advantage of the camera's 8K movie shooting capabilities to capture 8K 3D 180o VR images2 to create ultra-high-resolution, immersive video. The excellent performance of the EOS R5 C meets the needs of different content creators in both photography and video recording. Ideal for a Wide Variety of Content Producers, Including news photography, stage performances, wedding photography and event photography.

High Resolution and Imaging System with superb image quality

EOS R5 C features the same Canon’s 45-megapixel high resolution, full-frame CMOS sensor, paired with the equally impressive DIGIC X image processor as found in EOS R5. It provides the high-quality still image performance and high performance in the image data processing. Offering photographers’ greater creative freedom in HDR PQ photo shooting, 10-bit HEIF images can be captured with extended dynamic range and color gamut.

EOS R5 C is equipped with 3 basic ISO setting. Benefited from the DIGIC X processor’s arithmetic processing capacity, signal to noise ratio is greatly improved, enabling the capture of incredible high-resolution and rich details.

Supports a variety of recording Format for Creating High-Quality, Delicate Video

The EOS R5 C features a variety of advanced movie recording modes for a more flexible and efficient post-production workflow. The camera records up to 8K 60P 12-bit Cinema RAW Light recording format and supports up to 2.6Gbps recording bit rate. The EOS R5 C also supports 8K (8192x4320) 30P and or 4K (4096x2160) / 120P YCC422 10-bit video recording in MP4 format. In addition, it also supports the higher quality XF-AVC format to shoot 4K (4096x2160) 120P YCC422 10-bit video, which is convenient to create more creative video effects such as slow motion according to the shooting theme. The EOS R5 C adopts a dual card slot design, one is a CFexpress (Type-B) memory card slot that can write/read data at high speed, and the other is an SD (UHS-II support) memory card slot, which supports 8K/4K and Cinema RAW Light/XF-AVC or MP4 simultaneous recording. The EOS R5 C has built-in Canon Log 3 and HDR (HLG / PQ) gamma options, which can accurately retain more image color details in the brighter and darker parts of the screen, which is convenient for post-production color correction and image quality calibration to achieve high dynamics Range video recording.

Excellent Operability and Reliability

The design of the EOS R5 C greatly improves the reliability and durability. The EOS R5 C features a cooling fan built into the body, forcing out the heat from inside, enabling continuous and virtually limitless shooting of high definition 8K 60P1 video. Content creators can capture breath-taking, true-to-life video and realize greater expressive possibilities with the EOS R5 C. In addition, it is constructed with an RF mount, which can be used together with a series of high-quality RF lenses and realizes high-speed transmission of lens information through the RF mount.

As demands for VR content increase, the combination of 8K1 video with Canon’s new RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens, simplifies the production of immersive 8K 3D 180o VR footage2 from set up through to post-production, enhancing content creators’ experience from input to output.

The EOS R5 C is equipped with high-definition 0.5-inch 5.76 million-dot (UXGA) OLED electronic viewfinder that displays bright images and provides extensive shooting information. Shorten the display lag during continuous shooting and near-instant electronic viewfinder/on-screen display switching ensures smoother operation during shooting. In addition, the 3.2-inch 2.1 million-dot multi-angle Clear View II LCD touch monitor allows users to have flexible image composition during production.

Working in combination with the Optical IS in compatible lenses, the camera features electronic image stabilization with coordinated control that mitigates the effects of shaking when shooting hand-held, for smooth footage and sharp imagery.

As well as the flexibility of lenses, it is equipped with a multi-function Shoe for directly connecting and powering accessories. Data communication and power supply can be realized without cables. for example, it can be used in conjunction with an XLR adapter (sold separately) to connect an XLR microphone to meet various shooting needs with different needs of users.

The EOS R5 C has also been fitted with a dedicated Timecode In/Out terminal for integrating into a professional multi-camera solution. It is convenient for time code synchronization during multi-camera shooting and improves the efficiency of post-editing. Furthermore, the EOS R5 C provides a smooth and efficient shooting-to-output experience. It supports RAW output via HDMI for 8K 30P recording with compatible external recorder. Proxy data can also be simultaneously recorded to an SD card in-camera, helping to provide efficient post-production operations.

Network and Connectivity that Meet the Need for Professional Workflow and File Transfer

The EOS R5 C supports the Browser Remote function. It only needs to cooperate with the wireless file transmitter WFT-R103 to perform wireless remote control. Through Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac standard wireless transmission. The camcorder can be remotely operated by computer, tablet computer and smart phone without any software installation within 150 feet distance, which enhances the mobility of shooting. In addition to being used as a remote video recording switch and providing real-time composition display, it can also adjust various parameters such as focus, white balance and gain, bringing unprecedented freedom of production.

Responding to the increasingly mobile working environment, the EOS R5 C also supports the CTM (Content Transfer Mobile) mobile application, which can instantly transfer proxy videos and News metadata to mobile phones via Wi-Fi3 or USB.

Connectivity like built-in 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is also included for the transfer of still images

Offers the Same Exceptional Still-Image Performance as the EOS R5 mirrorless camera

The EOS R5 C also features the EOS R5's advanced autofocus system and ultra-high-speed continuous shooting function for photo shooting, allowing you to easily record excellent still images and capture every critical moment. The high-precision mechanical shutter of EOS R5 C provides up to 500,000 times4 of durability for high-speed continuous shooting. Precise focus and lightning-fast speed are cornerstones of the EOS R5 C, featuring high-speed continuous shooting of up to 12 frames-per-second (fps) in mechanical shutter mode and up to 20 fps in silent electronic shutter mode. This allows users to track and photograph split-second movements of even the most elusive subjects.

Advanced EOS Autofocus Technology

The EOS R5 C features the same "Dual Pixel CMOS AF II" technology as the EOS R5 in still image shooting, providing up to 100% AF coverage5, with up to 1,053 Automatic AF zones. EOS R5 C can perform stable and accurate AF function even under challenging low-light conditions like EV-6.EOS R5 C also features an evolved AF algorithm developed using an expanded scope of application of Deep Learning technology for improved subject recognition and AF tracking. It can recognize the eyes, face and head of people; it can also recognize and detect the eyes, face, body of animals (such as dogs, cats, birds). Moreover, AF Detection precision is also enhanced for tracking subject's large-scale movements.

The new EOS R5 C is now available for sale with suggested retail price of HKD$35,100.

Canon Press Source: Canon Hong Kong

18 March 2022

Social Print & Copy CIC strengthens new partnership with Canon

Social Print & Copy CIC strengthens new partnership with Canon
Social Print & Copy CIC strengthens its offering through new partnership with Canon

United Kingdom 18ᵗʰ March 2022 – Canon UK & Ireland is delighted to announce its partnership with Social Print & Copy CIC – a social enterprise based in Edinburgh, which delivers transparent and fair priced printing, photocopying, document and digital solutions to third sector organisations across Scotland.

Through this new partnership, Social Print & Copy CIC, which specialises in the procurement of printers, copiers, Multi-Function Devices (MFPs) and software, will become an official Canon reseller – offering Canon’s renowned portfolio to its customers across Scotland.

Social Print & Copy CIC will now offer devices from Canon’s entire document solutions portfolio which includes imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX, iSENSYS X and imagePRESS ranges – as well as expertise around Canon’s cloud-based products which include uniFLOW Online, an award-winning print and scan management platform.

Established by a group of leading charity partners and print industry professionals in 2019, Social Print & Copy’s CIC objective is to change the way that the third sector meets its printing and copying needs. It aims to put an end to complex and expensive long term service contracts and instead, works closely with its customers to deliver better value, ethical and sustainable print, and trusted document solutions.

Since its inception, the organisation has grown to be a highly respected business – providing numerous third sector organisations with printing and copying solutions. Coupled with this, Social Print & Copy CIC is also committed to boosting employment in its local area and removing barriers to work for young people. In line with this, in 2021, the business was awarded major funding from Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and the Scottish Government’s Adapt and Thrive programme which helped it to boost its business and recruit five new apprentices.

As a result of the new partnership with Canon, Social Print & Copy CIC will be taking on additional staff including six apprentices and new recruits in sales and service. A move it hopes will help meet the increased demand the new partnership with Canon will bring. The organisation has also transformed the meeting space within its Edinburgh offices to create an interactive showroom area where new technology will be displayed.

The business will be enrolled into Canon’s Partner Programme, a scheme created to provide Canon’s partners with the tools they require to meet today’s customer needs and to grow. As a Silver Partner, Social Print & Copy CIC will have access to market insight, business planning resources, exclusive events, marketing and sales support, and incentive programmes – all delivered through Canon’s Partner Portal. Canon will also work closely with Social Print & Copy to identify shared goals and provide dedicated account support.

James Pittick, Partner Channel Director for Canon UK & Ireland comments: “We are excited to be partnering with Social Print & Copy CIC, whose legacy is based on providing ethical and sustainable products and great value solutions to its customers. Through our partnership, we look forward to working with new customers in the third sector and introducing them to our award-winning range.”

Ian Gray from Social Print & Copy CIC said: “The new partnership with Canon will allow us to offer a much stronger portfolio to our customers and to grow our customer base. Canon is the perfect partner to support us on this journey – with a superior product range, competitive prices, fast turnaround speeds and unrivalled training support for our young people. We anticipate an exciting partnership ahead.”

Canon UK Press Release

Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Larry Chen

 Behind the Shot with Canon Explorer of Light Larry Chen : Official Canon YouTube Video

 

Car Culture & Commercial Automotive Photography
Go behind-the-scenes with world-renowned car culture & commercial automotive photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Larry Chen.

Larry shares how he captured one of his recent favorite photos using light painting techniques.

Connect with Larry: https://canon.us/4p2gh

Learn more about Larry: https://canon.us/3vPfcqb

Canon Gear Featured:
Canon EOS R5: https://canon.us/34vMY8S
Canon RF28-70mm F2 L USM: https://canon.us/3vSYKFC

16 March 2022

Canon USA Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2022

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2022
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for Fifth Straight Year


MELVILLE, NY, March 16, 2022 – For its commitment to advancing business integrity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, was recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2022. Canon U.S.A. earned the honor for the fifth consecutive year from Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

Canon U.S.A. has been recognized every year since 2018 and, for the fifth straight year, is the lone honoree in Ethisphere’s Imaging Technology category. In total this year, Ethisphere recognized 136 honorees spanning 22 countries and 45 industries.

"Our goal is to develop solutions and provide the highest quality of support in an ethical manner," said N. Scott Millar, senior vice president & general manager, Corporate Human Resources, Audit, Ethics & Business Consultation and senior vice president, Human Resources, Canon Solutions America, Inc. "To have Ethisphere once again recognize our business practices is a testament to our continuing commitment to corporate social responsibility and serving our customers with integrity."

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for Fifth Straight Year
Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient,® the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

"Today, business leaders face their greatest mandate yet to be ethical, accountable, and trusted to drive positive change," said Ethisphere CEO, Timothy Erblich. "We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to integrity, sustainability, governance, and community. Congratulations to Canon U.S.A. for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation."

To access the full list of the 2022 World's Most Ethical Companies, please visit here.

Canon USA Press Release

15 March 2022

Canon searches for the Best Storytellers in Photojournalism 2022

Canon searches for the best storytellers in photojournalism at Visa pour l’image 2022
Canon searches for the best storytellers in photojournalism at Visa pour l’image 2022

London, United Kingdom – 15th March 2022 – Today, Canon Europe announces the launch of its annual photojournalism grants, in search for standout professional photographers and filmmakers.

Championing the very best in storytelling, the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant celebrates an outstanding photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism; whilst the Canon Video Grant acknowledges those wanting to magnify a social, cultural or economic issue in documentary form. 

Run in conjunction with Visa pour l’image, one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals, both grants give recipients the funding to pursue their project alongside a platform to be seen and heard. The winners will be officially presented at this year’s festival, which takes place during September in Perpignan, France, with their work showcased the following year.

Canon’s Video Grant

For the third year, Canon’s Video Grant celebrates creative documentary making, recognising the best emerging filmmaking talent. The winner will be selected by a jury of professional figures in the world of photography in June and awarded a grant of €8,000 plus the loan of Canon kit to support the production of a short-film documentary. Entries will be judged on the presentation, relevance and originality of their project.

Last year’s recipient – Camille Millerand – used the funding to work on his project The Invisibles, focusing on illegal workers who are an essential part of France’s economic activity. He also received the loan of pioneering Canon professional video equipment to support the project. His documentary will be screened at the 2022 festival.

The very best of female photojournalism

For the twenty-second year in a row, Canon and Images Evidence will be presenting the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant to an outstanding photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism - €8,000 will be awarded, supporting the winning photographer with her year-long project ahead of their exhibition the following year.

The 2021 recipient, Acacia Johnson, received the grant money to carry out her project in Alaska – To Know The Earth from Above: The Bush Pilots Connecting Rural Alaska. Currently, only 20 per cent of Alaska is accessible by road, and dozens of its remote settlements, largely Alaskan Native communities, rely on bush aircraft for essential services, including food, medical care, and emergency transport. Starting in her hometown of Anchorage, the grant allowed Johnson to put this community into light through large-format portraits of pilots with their aircraft and aerial photographs of aircraft in flight in the Alaskan landscape. Johnson will be showcasing their body of work at Visa pour l’image 2022.

Past recipients of the grant have received funding, support and exposure, as well becoming a source of inspiration for other female photographers in the industry. Acacia Johnson, winner of the 2021 grant, says: “I was honored to be awarded the 2021 Canon Female Photojournalist Grant. The grant money has allowed me to spend time, energy and creativity on a slower, more in-depth project, with the hope that it will be a lasting contribution to my home community. If you are thinking about applying, I encourage you to – the grant could be career-changing. It has allowed me to undertake a longtime dream project.”

Entries to both grants are now open, with submissions closing on 17th May 2021.

For more information on the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant, please visit:
www.visapourlimage.com/en/festival/awards-and-grants/bourse-canon-de-la-femme-photojournaliste.

For more information on the Canon Video Grant, please visit:
www.visapourlimage.com/en/festival/awards-and-grants/bourse-canon-du-documentaire-video-court-metrage.

Canon Media Source: Canon UK

08 March 2022

Online Version of Canon PosterArtist

Online Version of Canon PosterArtist
Canon U.S.A. Announces an Online Version of PosterArtist, Adding New Value for Many Canon Printer Customers

A new user interface and wide-ranging design options can help stimulate creativity for varying skill levels

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MELVILLE, NY, March 8, 2022 – Users will have more options for creating stylish posters, flyers and other media as Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the launch of an online version of PosterArtist.

This free online application provides two main paths at the top of the page to access the poster-creation process, providing the end-user choices to select from various applications based on the desired format, while also maintaining the option to choose from a variety of pre-designed templates. These templates are available in various themes, such as food and beverage, retail, sale, and many more.

"Users can create stylish posters using this new online version and we’re excited to provide wider options and support so that everyone can more easily execute their creative vision," said Shinichi "Sam" Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "This new free online version can also add value to existing Canon devices, as high-quality flyers and posters designed on PosterArtist can be printed by compatible imagePROGRAF, PIXMA, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageCLASS, imagePRESS and MAXIFY series printers."

Online Version of Canon PosterArtist
PosterArtist is a poster creation program designed for all levels of users to create professional-looking posters, banners and signage. This application offers prepopulated templates in various categories, including education, business, health, travel, hospitality and many others that the user can customize to fit their needs.

This application keeps both business and personal users in mind while helping to meet content creators’ needs. This free application can be run on both Windows and Mac platforms and supports compatible models of Canon devices including the imagePROGRAF, PIXMA, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageCLASS, imagePRESS and MAXIFY series.

The online version of PosterArtist incorporates a new user interface (UI) and user experience (UE) to help meet the printing demands of all skill levels. This new UI can assist users in creating original designs by altering text, backgrounds and photos of selected templates. The "Auto Design" function can be utilized to generate design ideas based on users’ category selections and themes when title and image searches are selected.

It also features the ability to add the look of gold or silver texture to text, graphics and backgrounds. Canon’s unique technology allows it to express four different textured looks in gold or silver to enhance the output. Users can choose from a wide selection of images from third-party photo service providers including Pexels, Pixabay and Unsplash with millions of photos to choose from, or users can choose to import their own photos. The web version is compatible with the new imagePROGRAF GP Series printers, using a Fluorescent Pink Ink and Canon’s Radiant Infusion technology designed to help produce vivid colors and create impactful posters.

For more information and to access the online version of PosterArtist, please click here.

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07 March 2022

Canon Corporate Strategy Conference 2022 PDF Download

Canon Corporate Strategy Conference 2022 PDF Download


Canon Inc. Corporate Strategy Conference 2022

>> Download Canon Corporate Strategy Conference Presentation 2022

Agenda
  • Excellent Global Corporation Plan Phase VI – Progress
  • 2021 Results and Future Growth Strategy
  • Financial Strategy
  • Actions to Solve Social Issues
  • Summary

Canon Growth Strategy: Mirrorless Cameras and Network Cameras

Canon Growth Strategy 2022: Cameras and Network Cameras

Canon Strategy Update 2022: Mirrorless Cameras / RF Lenses (Canon EOS R System)

As for cameras, although the overall market continues to shrink, this mainly reflects lower sales of entry-class models. In contrast, demand among professionals and advanced amateurs seeking high-quality image expression remains strong. Overall, the market seems to be bottoming out. Over the past several years, we have worked to raise the appeal of the EOS R system by enhancing our lineup with highly competitive full frame mirrorless cameras and RF lenses. As a result, we have established a solid position in mirrorless cameras, and are now in a situation where we can target the top market share position. Leveraging this, we will not only increase our market share, but also strive to improve our product mix, and combined with the effects of structural reforms we have been implementing, we feel we have created a system that can generate stable, high profits.

Going forward, we will continue to expand our lineup in response to user feedback, secure the global No. 1 market share position in mirrorless cameras, maintain the level of sales, and further increase profitability by expanding automation and improving development efficiency. 

Source: Page 8 / Slide 6 from the Canon Corporate Strategy Conference 2022 Documentation

Canon Growth Strategy: Summary (overall)

Canon Corporate Strategy Conference 2022 Summary Slide


Canon Strategy Update 2022: Summary towards future Growth Strategy (2025)

Last year, in the first year of our 5-year initiative, Phase VI of the Excellent Global Corporation Plan, we were affected by product supply shortages, but our profits exceeded those of 2019 before the pandemic hit, and we are off to a good start in achieving our targets for 2025. We will continue to change by fully demonstrating the "enterprising spirit" and "Spirit of the Three Selfs" that have been in our DNA since our foundation. In the final year of Phase VI, we will return to being a highly profitable company, achieving our performance targets for 2025 of net sales of 4.5 trillion yen or more, operating income ratio of 12% or more, and net income ratio of 8% or more.

Source: Page 18 / Slide 15 from the Canon Corporate Strategy Conference 2022 Documentation

Presentation Material Source: Global Canon

01 March 2022

Canon RF 2.8 Trinity Lens Announcement with Rudy Winston

 Canon RF 2.8 Trinity Lens Announcement with Rudy Winston - Official Canon Video


Canon RF 2.8 Trinity Lens Announcement

Two new RF Lenses are joining the lineup for your EOS R or RP (and EOS R5 / EOS R6 / EOS R3) camera – the RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM ultra-wide angle zoom and the RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM standard zoom – with a third lens, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM telephoto, coming later this year to give you three great options to literally cover all the angles.

Learn more: https://Canon.us/umd6j

Canon RF Lenses: Professional Reviews

Download Canon EOS 5 C Technical / Specifications PDF Brochure

Download Canon EOS 5 C Technical / Specifications PDF Brochure
Download Canon EOS 5 C Technical / Specifications PDF Brochure

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CONTENTS

EOS R5 C HIGH PERFORMANCE PHOTO/MOVIE OPTIONS

INTERNAL COOLING FAN FOR EXTENDED RECORDING

HIGH PERFORMANCE PHOTO AND VIDEO

ENHANCED IMAGE STABILIZATION 

HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH PRECISION FOCUSING

ADDITIONAL TERMINALS FOR PROFESSIONAL VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONS

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS    

Download Canon EOS 5 C Technical / Specifications PDF Brochure
Canon EOS R5 C Image Stabilization with EF Lens / RF Lens Diagram

Magic Lantern Support for various Canon EOS Full Frame / APS-C bodies

Magic Lantern For Canon EOS Cameras
Magic Lantern is free open source software enhancing the functionality of compatible / supported Canon EOS full-frame and Canon EOS APS-C cameras.

Main enhancement areas:
  • Audio
  • Live View Overlays
  • Movie
  • Shoot Focus

Magic Lantern key features:
  • Audio: disable AGC and digital filters, audio meters, manual audio controls, selectable input source (internal, internal+external, external stereo, balanced), audio monitoring via USB.
  • Exposure helpers: zebras, false color, histogram, waveform, spotmeter.
  • Focus tools: focus peaking, zoom while recording, trap focus, rack focus, follow focus, focus stacking,zoom in Face Detect mode.
  • Movie helpers: Bitrate control (QScale or CBR), movie logging (Exif-like metadata), auto-restart after buffer overflow or 4 GB limit, clean LiveView display without any overlays, change movie position on the mode dial.
  • Cropmark images: user-editable overlays to assist framing and composition.
  • Fine control for ISO, Shutter, Kelvin white balance and other image settings.
  • Remote release with LCD face sensor and audio trigger, without extra hardware.
  • Bracketing: exposure bracketing, focus stacking.
  • Timelapse: intervalometer (for photos and movies), silent pictures without shutter actuation.
  • Astro- and night photography: bulb timer for very long exposures (up to 8h).
  • Info displays: focus and DOF info, CMOS temperature, shutter count, clock.
  • For strobists: flash exposure compensation, range up to -5 to +3 EV (depends on the camera).
  • Power saving: Turn off display or reduce backlight in LiveView during idle times.
  • Fun stuff: slit-scan pictures. Read more >>
Source: http://magiclantern.wikia.com

Compatible / Supported Canon EOS Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS M
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EOS 100D
  • Canon EOS 500D
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • Canon EOS 1100D
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sample Images

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III fficial Sample Images
The ultimate EOS is here, making way for a new era in autofocus speed, accuracy and precision – the EOS-1D X Mark III. Offering the highest level of performance an EOS DSLR has ever possessed, the EOS-1D X Mark III changes the game for serious photographers around the world, boasting a powerful new 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor, combined with a cutting-edge new DIGIC X image processor, for truly outstanding stills and video. Track subjects with incredible focus using the new 191-point AF system – including innovative new Head Detection AF technology (EOS iTR*1 AF X) – along with faster continuous shooting speeds of up to 16 fps with the viewfinder and up to 20 fps in Live View mode. 

The EOS-1D X Mark III camera is also our most powerful DSLR for video to date, equipped with 4K 60p video capability, plus the option to shoot 5.5K RAW video or 10-bit 4:2:2 video with Canon Log, recorded to a CFexpress card in either or both of the available dual card slots. And, with built-in Wi-Fi®*** for the first time ever in an EOS-1D series, this revolutionary, dust and weather resistant camera offers the connectivity to share photos and videos with clients, colleagues or family from virtually anywhere. The EOS-1D X Mark III – raising the bar on pro DSLR quality and performance. (Source: Canon USA )

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Image

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Images
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon Official Sample Image

Other Canon EOS Official Sample Images
Other Canon EOS Official Sample Images

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