30 June 2022

Canon Sustainability Efforts Awarded by EcoVadis

Canon Sustainability Efforts Awarded by EcoVadis
Canon's sustainability efforts rewarded with top 5% Gold rating from France-based international agency EcoVadis

TOKYO, June 30, 2022—Canon Inc. announced today that the company has been awarded the Gold rating for its sustainability efforts by France-based international environmental organization EcoVadis. The award places Canon within the top 5% of companies globally.

EcoVadis assesses various criteria across the four themes of "Environment," "Labor & Human Rights," "Ethics " and "Sustainable Procurement." As worldwide scrutiny of corporate sustainability efforts increases, companies around the world now take into consideration the EcoVadis rating of potential clients and partners.

The 2022 survey evaluated over 90,000 companies from 200 industries spanning 160 countries, with the Canon Group receiving especially high marks in the areas of "Environment" and "Sustainable Procurement." What's more, this is the seventh year in which the Canon Group has received the Gold rating.

Going forward, Canon will strive to help achieve a sustainable society through all of its corporate activities.

Canon's initiatives for sustainability

Canon has been leading efforts to address environmental and social issues.

Canon has been working to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle encompassing the supply chain with the aim of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. This improvement is attributable to our having undertaken various environmental activities that include developing smaller and lighter products, streamlining logistics operations engaging in energy-saving initiatives at production sites, developing products that are energy-saving during use, and recycling products.

Moreover, Canon is committed to strengthening its initiatives to protect the dignity and rights of people and fulfilling its corporate social responsibility within the supply chain and honoring its RBA Code of Conduct* as a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), an industry coalition dedicated to ensuring socially responsible global supply chains.

For more information, please refer to the Sustainability page of Canon's global website, as well as the Canon Sustainability Report 2022.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Global

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27 June 2022

Canon to join Rugby World Cup for New Zealand 2021 and France 2023

TOKYO, June 27, 2022—Canon Inc. (hereafter: Canon) announced today that the company will serve as a Worldwide Partner for Rugby World Cup 2021, which will take place in New Zealand from October 8 to November 12, 2022* and Official Supplier for Rugby World Cup 2023, which will take place in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023.

Rugby World Cup New Zealand 2021 logo

With the aim of promoting further development of the rugby world, Canon has become a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand (9th Women's edition). Canon has also signed a contract to become Official Imaging Supplier of Rugby World Cup France 2023 (10th Men's edition).

This latest agreement marks Canon's involvement for the third consecutive Rugby World Cup having previously sponsored Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, and Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. In addition, and for the first time, this new sponsorship establishes Canon as a Worldwide Partner of the women's tournament, further supporting the advancement of gender equality in rugby.

Rugby World Cup France 2023 logo

As a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2021 and Official Imaging Supplier of Rugby World Cup 2023, Canon offers the full support of its diverse businesses, ranging from products and solutions—including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, network cameras and medical equipment. As with other sporting competitions in the past, both in Japan and overseas, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support services to members of the press covering Rugby World Cups 2021 and 2023, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans, to enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport.

The Canon Group will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament scheduled for 2021 has been postponed to 2022

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Global

16 June 2022

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Supports the New York Marine Rescue Center Book Launch

Canon Supports New York Marine Rescue Center Book Launch

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Supports the New York Marine Rescue Center Cold Stunned Turtle Program Student Book Launch

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Supports the New York Marine Rescue Center Cold Stunned Turtle Program Student Book Launch

MELVILLE, NY, June 16, 2022 – In an effort to increase awareness about marine conservation and amplify messaging to students, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and the New York Marine Rescue Center, is excited to announce its support of the New York Marine Rescue Center and its conservation efforts surrounding cold stunned sea turtles. In connection with those efforts, the New York Marine Rescue Center released 'The Adventures of Peachy Keen,' a culmination of stories and illustrations about the 16 North Country Road Middle School Science Club students rescue and release of their Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Their book was printed on a Canon imagePRESS C10000 Digital Press.

The New York Marine Rescue Center is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. Its mission is to preserve and protect the marine environment through conservation efforts including rescue, rehabilitation, education and research. They are the primary responders for sick or injured seals, sea turtles, dolphins, porpoises and small toothed whales, and maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State.

"I'd like to thank the NY Marine Rescue Center for supporting the publication of our Science Club students' book and for Canon USA’s support in printing the publication and both the New York Marine Rescue Center and Canon for its sponsorship of the program providing our students with such an enriching and rewarding learning experience," said Dr. Marianne Cartisano, superintendent of the Miller Place Union Free School District in Miller Place, NY.

"The partnership that we have with Canon has been instrumental to our organization for the past number of years," said Danielle Perillo, director of administration and development, New York Marine Rescue Center. "Canon is generously supporting two satellite tags for our sea turtles, which provides the data necessary for us to be able to track these sea turtles and study their movements for conservation research."

As part of the New York Marine Rescue Center pilot program, New York Marine Rescue Center staff provided lectures on cold stunned sea turtles, marine mammals that inhabit New York waters and gave a virtual behind-the-scenes tour to the students. The students learned firsthand what to do if they find a stranded sea turtle and the importance of removing debris from our beaches to ensure the safety of the marine life.

"Environmental conservation is one of the central tenets of Canon’s corporate philosophy of building a strong unified future. We are proud of these exceptional students for their efforts to raise awareness of the need to protect marine life through this incredible book," said Christine Sedlacek, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications Divisions, Canon U.S.A. "Though Canon is a global brand, Long Island is our home. We are honored to support the NY Marine Rescue Center and its educational program involving the Miller Place School District as it builds the next generation of innovators and environmental champions."

Canon U.S.A. is excited to continue this program in 2022 with the Half Hollow Hills School in Dix Hills, NY.

For more information about the book, please click on the link: http://nymarinerescue.org/product/peachykeen/

For more information on Canon’s work with New York Marine Rescue Center, please visit here.

15 June 2022

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer
Dear Image Makers: Canon's New imagePROGRAF Provides Exceptional Quality Prints and Newly Updated Software Solutions

New Premium Fine Art Paper for Professional, Advanced Amateur Photographers and Art Lovers Further Benefitting Image Makers also Introduced

MELVILLE, NY, July 9, 2020 – After taking the time to create your ideal photo, every creative image maker should look to complete the process with a vibrant print to share for everyone to admire. Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging duo that meets creators’ demands.

“With the introduction of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300, we are continuing our outstanding tradition of creating great quality printers for a variety of image makers, making it easier to print work at home,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “As the creative responsibilities of our customers have evolved and the importance of preserving historic moments has increased, it is imperative the features Canon integrates into new solutions and consumables meet the needs, wants and asks of our customers.”

Smaller Footprint Completes the Lineup
There has been a shift in what traditional work and school looks like over the last few months, as many creative-focused jobs, industries and areas of study now require tasks to be completed in non-traditional ways. Without access to a studio, office space or classroom with all the necessary tools and equipment, there is no better time to introduce a professional printer that is 15% smaller than its predecessor. With the addition of the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer, the lineup of professional inkjet printers expands while offering a new space-saving design that is fitting for a home studio or office.

Core features of the newest printer include:
  • 9-color LUCIA PRO plus Chroma Optimizer ink providing expanded color gamut and enhanced black density
  • New matte black ink offering greater black density, smooth gradations and details in darker areas
  • Technologies to help prevent print failures such as a nozzle recovery system and a skew correction function. Nozzles are carefully checked by sensors, and if a clog is detected in one nozzle, others will automatically compensate for it
  • Updates to the Professional Print & Layout software to help create seamless photo printing from image-editing software including Digital Photo Professional and Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom, or as stand-alone software
  • Improved media compatibility with the additional capability to support panorama-sized paper, and multiple feeding methods for media of varying thicknesses
  • High-speed printing at up to approximately 4 minutes and 15 seconds1 for a bordered 13” x 19” inch print when using Photo Paper Pro Premium paper

The usability of the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is also improved with the addition of a 3.0 inch LCD display, allowing the user to check printer status and monitor ink levels at a glance.

New Fine Art Paper
Continuing the theme of high quality to use with the new imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer: new Premium Fine Art Rough paper is now available in a variety of sizes including 17 inches by 22 inches, 13 inches by 19 inches and Letter sized within a pack of 25 sheets. To help express the depth of an image and add a three-dimensional touch, the new paper consists of a rough texture. The cotton used to create the paper provides a luxurious touch and makes it suitable for long-term storage.

Pricing and Availability of the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and Premium Fine Art Rough paper
The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July with an MSRP price of $899.99*. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for an MSRP* of:

  • $44.99, Letter size
  • $109.99, 13” x 19” inches
  • $169.99, 17” x 22” inches

For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com.

Source: Canon USA

New Canon Laser Printers for Hong Kong

Canon imageCLASS MF441dw Full Duplex High Speed B&W All-in-One Laser Printer /  LBP223dw High Speed B&W Laser Printer

Canon imageCLASS MF441dw Full Duplex High Speed B&W All-in-One Laser Printer

Canon New imageCLASS MF441dw Full Duplex High Speed B&W All-in-One Laser Printer and LBP223dw High Speed B&W Laser Printer supporting Mobile Print, Wi-Fi Network Print, Duplex Print and Multiple Printer Languages suitable for Large Enterprises, SME Offices and SOHO Users

HONG KONG, 15 June 2022 - Canon today announces the new imageCLASS MF441dw Full Duplex High Speed B&W All-in-One Laser Printer and LBP223dw high speed B&W laser printer support all-round BYOD mobile printing technologies including AirPrint, MopriaTM, and “Canon Print Business”-free mobile application, Wi-Fi network print function, auto duplex printing and the incorporation of multiple printer language. MF441dw features secure print function and both models also support “Department ID” function for management, they are providing flexible and efficient document handling solution for small to medium sized offices as well as large enterprises.

High Print Speed for Quick Handling of Massive Printing

imageCLASS MF441dw All in one and LBP223dw support up to 33ppm A4 mono document printing. They also support A5 landscape document printing up to 52ppm. These can have a wide range of applications from printing invoices to flyers. A print resolution of up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi can deliver crisp text and attractive graphics, ensuring professional quality while saving precious time and energy for high volume printing.

The printers also feature Canon’s proprietary On-Demand Fixing technology which uses a ceramic heater to speed up heat transfer and reduce warm up time, allowing quick printing while achieving energy efficiency with a significant reduction in power consumption. As a result, they offer a quick first mono print out time in just 5.5s.

Canon LBP223dw High Speed B&W Laser Printer
Secure Print Function and Department ID Function for Security Control and Easy Usage

When handling confidential documents, simply turn on the Built-in secure print function of MF441dw and a valid password is required before processing to printing, ensuring all confidential documents are properly secured. In addition, both models offer 300 sets of user accounts for easy control of function authority, monitoring and even customizing the print capacity and function authority for each user. This provides greater convenience to better manage printer usage and eventually operating cost.

All-Round and Flexible Mobile Print Solutions for Enhanced Work Efficiency

Incorporated with mobile printing technologies including “Canon PRINT Business” mobile application, Canon Print Service, AirPrint, and Mopria™, the printers offer added convenience to users to make high quality printing directly from mobile devices, providing a competitive edge in today’s fast-paced business world.

“Canon PRINT Business” Mobile Application

The new printers support the free “Canon PRINT Business” mobile application which is designed to meet various office printing needs. It allows users to print directly from iOS and Android™ devices via network[1] and supports a vast variety of commonly used file types, including image files in JPEG / GIF / BMP / PNG / TIFF formats, Microsoft Office files, iWork files[2] and PDF files. Direct printing of online articles and web pages is also possible for easy and quick backup of useful information. Setup and connection are simple, easy and fast. Comprehensive print settings are also available to meet various needs.

AirPrint, Canon Print Service, Mopria™ and Windows® 10 Mobile Wireless Printing

iOS, Android™ and Windows® 10 Mobile users can make direct wireless printing of documents, photos, emails or web pages from their mobile devices anytime, without the need to connect to a computer nor installation of any printer driver. The Canon Print Service, AirPrint, Mopria™ and Windows® 10 Mobile standard further enhances connection and operation between iOS, Android™ and Windows® Mobile devices and the printer, bringing the best out of the devices’ printing functions.

Direct Connection Mode and Network Print and Scan[3] Function for Efficient Document Handling

The Direct Connection Mode allows you to connect up to 5 units of mobile devices directly to the printers for print and scan3 wirelessly without router. In addition, the printer also features a built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n wireless network and ethernet for network print and scan3 function. Both Windows and Mac operating systems are supported for easy network setup and the printers offer Direct Connection Access point to enhance work efficiency.

Duplex Auto Document Feeder to Save Resources and Enhance Productivity

imageCLASS MF441dw supports duplex function for printing, scanning3, copying3, and sending3 while imageCLASS LBP223dw supports duplex function for printing which can save paper resources and printing cost, as well as to enhance office efficiency by making multiple-page documents and reports neat and easy to read. Coupled with the capability to print double or even quadruple on a single sheet of paper, paper usage can be further reduced.

Catering to the high volume printing needs in a busy office, both models feature a 250-sheet paper cassette and 100-sheet multipurpose tray. Users can also add optional paper cassettes to bring the total capacity to a maximum of 550 sheets, thus total paper capacity will be 900 sheets.

LCD Display for Intuitive Operation

The MF441dw is equipped with a 5-inch Color Touchscreen LCD supporting both Traditional Chinese and English display and easy-to-understand graphical instruction, keeping users well informed of the printers’ operation and status. The simple touch operation and user-friendly interface make operation a lot easier. In addition, it supports Application Library Function which can personalization of advanced workflows with simple one-touch operability. Equipping users with the ability to store and run regular jobs in one touch.

imageCLASS LBP223dw is equipped with a 5-line LCD Display, facilitating easy device management and maintenance.

Supports UFR II and PCL Printer Languages for Fast and Efficient Printing

The printer incorporates Canon’s proprietary Ultra Fast Rendering Technology (UFR II) for efficient printing by offloading some of the data processing tasks, such as the processing of images and half-tone graphics to the computer, taking full advantage of the computer’s constantly evolving processing speed and operating system performance. The processed data will then be highly compressed, resulting in a much smaller graphical file that dramatically reduces the printer’s processing time. Coupled with up to 1GB built-in memory, the printer can handle highly complex prints in a short time without the need for expensive memory upgrades. In addition, the printer comes with PCL and Post Script(Applied to MF441dw only) printer language to support printing of a wider range of documents.

Auto-removal of Toner Cartridge Seal Design for Easy Maintenance

With the new auto-removal of toner seal, users just need to “plug & play”. When the toner installed to the printer, the seal will be removed automatically. It greatly simplifies the toner cartridge replacement. The printers utilize an integrated 2-in-1 Toner Cartridge which combines drum and toner cartridge in one easy-to-replace unit. This significantly saves the environment by reducing the number of consumables to make maintenance easier, save time and lower long-term operating costs.

Convenient and Comprehensive Services that Meet Your Needs

The printer includes a Toner Status feature to remind users of the remaining toner so that a replacement can be made in due course. In addition, users can simply check out and enjoy same day delivery[4] when ordering toner cartridges over HK$400 and placed before 11am in Canon Online Store, please visit http://store.hk.canon for more details. Concerning the importance of recycling, Canon also provides free pick-up services for 2 pieces or more used toner cartridges with the "Toner Cartridge Recycling Program", joining hands with users to save the environment. For every recycled toner cartridge, you will be rewarded a 10% off discount coupon for your next purchase at Canon Online Store. Please visit https://hk.canon/zh_HK/consumer/web/toner-cartridges for details.

Canon provides comprehensive 1-year free on-site warranty service to users of the new printer. With prompt and professional services addressing maintenance and repair issues, users can be assured of high printing performance at all times. On the other hand, users can purchase extended warranty service for the printer.

Canon’s new imageCLASS MF441dw all in one and LBP223dw laser printer are now available for sale in Canon Online Store and Canon Image Square in Hong Kong with suggested retail price of HK$5,888 and $3,888.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Hong Kong

13 June 2022

Canon India Connects with Millennials with Latest Campaign

Canon India makes a shift in its consumer connect; brings brand closer to the millennial audience with the latest campaign

The new campaign ‘Big Smile with Canon’ stars Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO along with Anshu Mor, ace stand-up comedian, as they bring together the fusion of comedy and corporate ethos

Canon India brings Brand closer to Millennial Audience with Latest Campaign

India, 13th June 2022: To build a stronger connect and make the brand relatable to the younger generation of consumers, Canon India has launched its unique corporate campaign, ‘Big Smile with Canon’. The campaign comprises of five episodes featuring Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India, and Mr. Anshu Mor, noted stand-up comedian and former senior business executive. With this collaboration, Canon brings to the fore one of its kind unique campaign, taking an inventive approach to strengthen its image as a young brand that the millennial customer group can relate to.

Being a leading Japanese player in the imaging industry, Canon has built a strong legacy through its reliable innovative technology and impeccable services. As the company celebrates its 25th year milestone in India, through this campaign, Canon India is further deepening the connect with the Indian customers, especially with the CEO coming forward as the brand ambassador in the videos.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President, and CEO, Canon India, said, “I am thrilled to announce the launch of our latest campaign ‘Big Smile with Canon’, an endeavor from our side to spread big smiles amongst our audience and employees alike. With this campaign, we look forward to being recognized as a young brand that is constantly not only launching products in line with industry trends but also campaigns that are relevant and most importantly, relatable. We are sure that the messaging brought out with this series will hold the attention and help us build connection with the millennials, which will surely help position Canon as a brand that understands the pulse of Gen Z. It has been a memorable and fun experience for me working with a talented stand-up comedian like Mr. Anshu Mor, and I think it brought me even closer to the beautiful culture of India.”

What comes together beautifully in these episodes is the ideal synergy of discussing mentorship, professional culture, work-life balance, passion and creativity in a quirky way. This unusual and innovative plot twist of a leading brand CEO collaborating with a comedian is in line with Canon’s corporate belief of delighting all - its employees, partners, customers and community at large.

Taking a two-pronged approach in the campaign, Canon has also planned a slew of internal engagement activities with the employees over the course of 5 weeks. The organization strongly believes that for delighting its customers, one needs to be delighted within always. Hence, the activities are aimed at spreading happiness amongst the employees, creating a fun and lively atmosphere to work in.

Mr. Anshu Mor, noted Standup Comedian said, “As a creator, I am always on the lookout to create unique content, which is funny and relatable. This project is of special value to me as a former business professional who got to mix his love for stand-up comedy with the corporate beliefs of such a renowned imaging brand. Never have I interacted with a Japanese CEO before and that too in such an innovative format. It was indeed an extremely fun project to work on and it was an amazing experience to converse with Mr. Manabu Yamazaki and get exposed to his humorous side. During the shoot, I learnt about Canon’s culture and how they stay true to their motto of spreading ‘Big Smiles’ to their stakeholders. We have received some positive audience response so far and we hope the love keeps pouring for this series that we all put so much thought behind.”

Over the past few years, Canon India has been ahead of the curve by introducing state of the art technology and devising new ways to improve customer experience. Canon’s focus areas and marketing strategies strive to be in line with upcoming industry trends and new consumption patterns.

Episode 1 of the series is already out and can be accessed on Canon’s official Social Media handles

YouTube: https://youtu.be/X8gZLXvOR3E

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CesjeOlr7z8

Facebook: https://fb.watch/dBhb_tXXun

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Canon_India/status/1535872024471449600

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6941639283329896448/

10 June 2022

New Canon PIXMA G660 Ink Tank Colour Printer

Canon PIXMA G660 Printer
New Canon PIXMA G660 Ink Tank Colour Printer
Canon’s next generation MegaTank printer offers a high-quality solution for home photo printing

Canon’s first MegaTank printer designed for efficient home photo printing

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 5 April 2022: Canon Australia today announces the expansion of its refillable ink tank colour printer range, with a new printer designed specifically for home photo printing – the three-in-one Canon PIXMA G660. With a FINE print head and set of six ChromaLife 100 dye-based inks, this model produces vivid and bold prints for photo enthusiasts. Combined with the MegaTank ink bottles, which enable high-capacity printing, simple maintenance and enhanced media support, this is a great cost-effective solution for fans of printing photos at home.

High quality, bold prints on a wide range of media
The PIXMA G660 uses six dye-based inks, including two new dedicated red and grey dyes, for a wider colour range, creating deeper shaded areas and richer colours for vibrant photos with strong contrast. This printer uses Canon’s FINE print head technology for enhanced image quality, gradation expression and image stability1.

With reduced colour shift across different media types, from double-sided matte to conventional glossy and semi-gloss paper, users can produce high-quality prints across a range of media. Photography enthusiasts who want to unleash their creativity can print borderless photos up to A4 and choose from media types such as Canon’s Magnetic Photo paper for personalising fridge magnets.

High volume cost-effective photo printing
Canon’s latest inkjet printers feature MegaTank ink bottles which deliver incredibly high page yields. One set of bottles can print up to 3,800 borderless 4x6” photo prints, meaning fewer bottle refills, less downtime and reduced costs2. Users save up to 94% on the cost of ink when printing 4x6” borderless photos3 with ink costing just 4.7c per 4x6” photo print4. The PIXMA G660 also has the ability to print a 4x6” photo in just 47 seconds5 and offers a 100-sheet rear feed for uninterrupted printing.

Simple to use, easy to maintain
With useful additions such as the user-replaceable maintenance cartridge, the PIXMA G660 makes it easy for users to manage the device themselves and reduce downtime. Saving time and effort, the new GI-63 series MegaTank ink bottles also feature a fool-proof, key-type nozzle unique to each colour in the series to avoid any errors and require minimal effort to refill.

Designed with efficiency in mind, this printer saves energy with the handy Auto Power On/Off, while the two-line LCD display simplifies managing printer settings. The Canon PIXMA G660 offers Wi-Fi connectivity so photography enthusiasts can wirelessly connect their computers, cameras and smart devices and print their favourite snaps directly via the Canon PRINT App, Mopria for Android or Apple AirPrint for a seamless printing experience.

Pricing and availability
Pricing will be set at dealers’ discretion, with an RRP of $599.00 (incl. GST). Available in Australia from end of April at Harvey Norman, more information on the PIXMA G660 can be found here: https://www.canon.com.au/printers/pixma-g660-megatank

Key Features Canon PIXMA G660:
  • Easy refill and high yield MegaTank ink bottles – print up to 3,800i 4x6” photos from a single set of bottles
  •  Fast print speeds (47 seconds6 for 4x6 print)
  • Replaceable maintenance cartridge to significantly reduce downtime
  • Compatible with a wide variety of media, including magnetic photo paper, iron on transfers, double sided matte paper and glossy photo paper

1 Further information on FINE print head technology is available here: https://global.canon/en/technology/support06.html

2 Page yield is the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 29103 chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement ink after initial setup.

3 Cost of ink consumed when printing a 4x6” borderless photo is approximately $0.047 for Canon PIXMA MegaTank G660 vs $0.867 for Canon PIXMA Home TS8360A. Based on RRP values of relevant inks on 5th April 2022 and stated page yields which are the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 29103 chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement ink after initial setup. Excludes cost of paper.

4 Cost of ink consumed when printing a 4x6” borderless photo is approximately $0.047 for Canon PIXMA MegaTank G660. Based on RRP values of relevant inks on 5th April 2022 and stated page yields which are the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 29103 chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement ink after initial setup. Excludes cost of paper.

5 Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.

6 Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer

Canon PIXMA G660 pictured with set of six ChromaLife 100 dye-based inks
Canon PIXMA G660 pictured with set of six ChromaLife 100 dye-based inks  Image: Canon

09 June 2022

Canon Awarded Five 2022 TIPA World Awards

TIPA Word Awards 2022 - Canon Awarded Five Awards
Canon Awarded Five 2022 TIPA World Awards

Canon awarded five 2022 TIPA World Awards – a commendation to the expansion of imaging creativity and potential

Canon’s EOS R3 honoured to achieve the ‘Japan Camera Journal Press Club Editors’ Choice Technology Award’ for Eye Control Autofocus (AF) innovation.

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 9 June 2022 - Canon Australia is celebrating its collection of five 2022 accolades from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), highlighting Canon’s commitment to advancing technological capabilities across its mirrorless, RF lens, and MegaTank refillable ink tank printer lines. Commended for driving emerging trends to expand creative potential, Canon’s EOS R5 C is described by judges as a “do-everything” camera for photographers, while the Canon EOS R3’s intriguing and impressive Eye Control AF has been credited as delivering “a new stage in focus point selection development.”

The TIPA World Awards is one of the most coveted photo and imaging awards globally. 2022 marks Canon’s 28th year of recognition from TIPA, showcasing Canon’s continued expertise in the digital imaging industry.

The following Canon products have received 2022 TIPA World Awards:

Canon EOS R3, EOS R5 C, RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM, and RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EOS R3, EOS R5 C, RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens, and RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens 

According to Masayuki Murase, Senior Director – Sales and Support Group, Canon Australia, now is the time for camera makers to look to futuristic and emerging technologies to create solutions that will continue to push the limits of creative potential.

“The needs of professional creators have evolved, and Canon continues to push our imaging innovation to stay one step ahead by offering versatile, reliable, and uncompromising hybrid solutions through our Mirrorless EOS R System. We are proud to have combined our trusted professional filmmaking features of the Cinema EOS range with the EOS R System’s photo capabilities to bring forth the EOS R5 C. We are honoured to enable high-speed shooters the ability to see, react, and respond to moments via the EOS R3’s Eye Control AF capabilities. We are humbled to expand our customers’ ability to bring precious memories to life at home via our refillable ink MegaTank colour printer range. Our heritage is based on a commitment to deliver best-in-class imaging tools for creators regardless of their skill level, and we will continue to do what other brands can’t do, won’t do, don’t do.”

In honouring Canon’s award-winning products, the TIPA judging panel offered the following citations:

The Canon EOS R3 adds a new stage in focus point selection development, Eye Control AF, a method of choosing a subject or object as the focus point merely by looking at it through the viewfinder. Previously, focus points could be chosen in Canon cameras via the touch panel screen or multi-controller to move focus throughout the entire frame. TIPA members who tested Eye Control AF were intrigued and impressed by how rapidly focus point was attained and displayed in the camera’s OLED EVF (electronic viewfinder). They noted how the AF system could then continue to keep focus on the subject via the R3’s AF tracking technology – including humans, animals, and vehicles – due to its deep learning, AI autofocus system and the camera’s very fast and responsive back-illuminated stacked sensor and DIGIC X processor.

Further to its Best Camera Innovation TIPA award, the Japan Camera Journal Press Club, which contributes a vote towards TIPA’s selection of award winners, honoured Canon’s EOS R3 with the CJPC Editors’ Choice Technology Award for its Eye Control AF.

Whether it’s sport news, documentary, nature, or wedding still and video capture, TIPA editors saw the R5 C as a “do-everything” camera for photographers who want to carry one camera to cover all their pro video and stills creators needs. Featuring 45MP still and 8K Cinema Raw Light video, with a full host of resolution and format options, the Vari-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD makes for complete compositional and POV freedom, further enhanced with an incredible low-light AF sensitivity of -6EV. Connectivity and storage capacity are designed for easy after-shot download and editing, with audio and video I/O, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity and dual card slots for both CF Express and SD cards. Unlimited shooting times can be achieved due to the active cooling system on the back of the camera.

Wide angle zooms offer unique and flexible compositional capabilities that have strong appeal to landscape, nature and architectural photographers and videographers. TIPA members felt that Canon’s RF 14-35mm earns its L-series designation, known for its tack sharp, accurate color rendition images. Weather resistant, with fluorine coating, the lens incorporates an optical image stabilizer that compensates for up to 5.5 stops and an incredible 7 stops when used with a Canon R-series camera with In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS). The Nano USM (ultra-sonic motor) results in fast and quiet focusing action, thus ideal for videography as well, plus there’s full-time manual focus control when using one-shot AF mode. A very handy and configurable on-lens control ring can be used for aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation settings.

BEST MACRO LENS: Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L MACRO IS USM Lens
While this lens bears the “Macro” designation, and offers up to 1.4x life-size magnification, the TIPA members commented that it could serve double-duty as an excellent portrait lens as well. On the portrait side, and equally applicable for macro work, a spherical aberration control ring allows for the creation of images with a soft-focus look. On the macro side, the close focus design allows for working with subjects as close as 10.2 inches (260mm) away, which, when combined with its 9-bladed diaphragm, can yield dramatic bokeh effects. Tripod-free macro work potential is greatly enhanced by the 5-stop shake optical image stabilisation in the lens, which becomes an 8-stop advantage when used with a Canon EOS R camera featuring In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS). The Dual Nano USM yields smooth, fast, and quiet AF, plus the lens is dust and moisture resistant for protection when working in the field.

Canon PIXMA MegaTank G650 Printer
Canon PIXMA MegaTank G650 Printer

BEST PHOTO PRINTER: Canon PIXMA MegaTank G650 (known as PIXMA G660 MegaTank in Australia)
Printing and archiving photographs have become a major activity during the past few years, and Canon’s G650 makes it easy and economical to make prints for albums and sharing. TIPA members were impressed with its economical aspects in terms of ink/output ratios and its built-in Wi-Fi that links with smartphone and home systems via Canon’s free software and Easy Photo Print Editor app, which include numerous editing options. The MegaTank concept saves on ink, with an approximate 3800 4×6” prints per ink set using Canon’s ChromaLife 100 6-color dye inks, the 100 branding referring to a claimed 100-year life in album storage. Print sizes range from 4×6” to 8.5×11”, with a special Canon 5×5” square paper also available. Easy loaders in the rear tray allow for 20 sheets of 4×6” or 10 5×7” sheets in a batch.

For more information on the 2022 TIPA World Awards, please visit: https://www.tipa.com/tipa-world-awards-2022/

Press Release Source: Canon Australia

08 June 2022

Canon USA to Showcase AMLOS Collaboration Technology

Canon AMLOS Collaboration Technology
AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) System is being designed to help redefine how we see, engage and interact in hybrid environments
Canon USA to Showcase AMLOS Collaboration Technology It is Developing at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas

AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) System is being designed to help redefine how we see, engage and interact in hybrid environments

MELVILLE, NY, June 8, 2022 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to invite customers and show attendees to experience the AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) System at the InfoComm 2022 Exhibit Hall that’s open June 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canon will be orchestrating demonstrations of the technology being developed1,scheduling one-on-one appointments with potential business partners and customers, and displaying designs of the creative process from when the AMLOS solution was used to help people collaborate in connection with creating an animated short film with HITRECORD, the company that runs an online community for creative collaboration. The animated short film has been submitted for several film festivals.

The AMLOS solution is a single (camera), and simple and seamless hybrid work solution being designed to enable in-person meeting participants to guide the focus of a single camera2 using simple hand gestures and share digitally enhanced, high-resolution images from the room with remote collaborators.3Remote users can access the AMLOS meeting through a web browser from a link sent by the in room presenter, and can personalize their view , focusing on the speaker or the whiteboard, a screen or a prop in the room that the in room presenter is highlighting – creating a useful and engaging experience.3,4

"We are so excited to be attending InfoComm 2022 and welcome attendees to visit our booth to learn about the AMLOS System being developed and the many ways it can help to bridge the gap for hybrid work, remote learning, and creative communities," said Kohei Maeda, advisor, marketing, Business Information Communication Group (BICG), Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Collaboration has taken on an entirely new meaning as a result of the pandemic. AMLOS is being developed with the goal of keeping colleagues and team members connected in a different way in hybrid environments, and to help alleviate some pain points that can come with working remotely in an interactive group setting."

"As the advertising agency that’s helping Canon launch AMLOS, we’ve gotten to know the technology inside and out. We understand what a game changer it is, especially in our industry where we’re constantly collaborating on ideas, with coworkers and clients all over the world,” said Andrés Ordóñez, chief creative officer, FCB Chicago.

Further amplifying Canon’s message around connecting remote work environments through the AMLOS System, Kohei Maeda will be participating in a panel session at InfoComm 2022 titled, "The Trend Forecast - Conferencing & Collaboration," scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 at the Technology Innovation Stage (West Hall, Booth W2247).

Attendees can find the Canon booth in the North Hall N1362 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) Solution Availability

Canon is excited to announce a projected introductory pricing for the AMLOS software of $150 monthly subscription fee per room5. Each customer will also need to purchase one of the following Canon PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras per room: a CR-N300 for longer zoom range or a CR-N500 for a wider angle of view and better low light performance.2,5 Service and support and additional third party fees may apply.4,5

Canon is currently scheduled to make the AMLOS software available in third quarter 2022.1,5 

For additional information, please visit usa.canon.com/amlos.

06 June 2022

Step away from the Crowds with Canon PowerShot ZOOM

Canon PowerShot ZOOM
Canon PowerShot ZOOM
Lose the crowds this summer with Canon’s PowerShot ZOOM and LOST iN’s unique travel guides

London, United Kingdom, 6ᵗʰ June 2022 – With travel restrictions easing, tourism across Europe is expected to increase by 80% compared to last year¹. Yet with Covid still on people’s minds, some explorers are being cautious to visit popular tourist hubs this summer with the possibility of encountering huge crowds and the chaos of long queues. To help travellers discover hidden gems and beat the masses, Canon has partnered with travel company LOST iN to produce a series of exclusive travel guides spotlighting 30 lesser-known attractions across 10 popular European cities. The guides have been curated with new perspectives in mind, shot on Canon’s PowerShot ZOOM - a pocket-sized super zoom monocular camera that helps holidaymakers explore Europe’s most stunning locations from a distance.

Step away from the crowds with PowerShot ZOOM

Famous landmarks are often filled with throngs of tourists clamouring for the best view, leaving people fighting through crowds for just a glimpse, let alone a perfect shot. Canon’s compact PowerShot ZOOM is set to make this struggle a thing of the past with a 3-step zoom capable of 100mm, 400mm and a digitally extended 800mm focal range that lets you see all the architectural detail of Europe’s hidden gems. With stills and video recording capability, the compact and lightweight design makes it ideal for intrepid explorers who want the convenience of a zoom camera that can fit in their pocket. Featuring a 12-megapixel sensor and an optical 4-axis Image Stabilizer, shooting by hand has never been simpler. Full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity enables users to view and share their snaps via their smartphone.

Get lost with Canon this summer

History, architecture, food hot spots and parks are all covered – allowing visitors to discover fresh ways to explore these cities from new angles, whether it’s visiting the Shad Thames district in London, or the Parc del Laberint d’Horta in Barcelona.

A historical heartland, the city of London is home to some of the United Kingdom’s most iconic landmarks. LOST iN and Canon’s London travel guide takes you to the city’s cultural and creative South Bank district for the functionalist Queen Elizabeth Hall, identified by its striking yellow staircase, before heading on to the East End for a peak into London’s larder - the Shad Thames district. The narrow-cobbled streets and high Victorian factories are a spectacular visual. A trip to London wouldn’t be complete, however, without a visit to one of its lush green parks, and what better way to view Greenwich Park than from the Royal Observatory View?

Joseph Djenandji, LOST iN Founder says: “Travelling is an immensely personal experience, and our aim at LOST iN is to bring that element of playful curiosity and individual perspective to an industry which can sometimes drown out the hidden voices and gems of a city. We’re thrilled to partner with Canon on this project, as it demonstrates that whether you’re in a city for the first or tenth time, you can always benefit from seeing things from a new vantage point.”

To download the Canon x LOST iN travel guides please follow the link: https://www.canon.co.uk/get-involved/hidden-spots/london/

Canon and LOST iN have created guides in the following cities:
  • Antwerp
  • Amsterdam
  • Barcelona
  • Hamburg
  • Lisbon
  • London
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Stockholm
  • Vienna

Press Release Source: Canon Europe

01 June 2022

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 - Official Canon Video

 The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 - In the hands of Sanjay Jogia

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 - In the hands of Sanjay Jogia
Canon Ambassador, Sanjay Jogia, put the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 to the test. As a wedding and portrait photographer, fine art quality printing is crucial. It makes it possible for people to enjoy photography in their homes and to archive it for the next generations. The Canon system allows Sanjay to maintain consistency in image quality in his photography and do it justice in printing. 

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 uses 10 single inks and chroma optimizer, so there's no need to change the inks to cover the greys and the blacks, the change of the settings in the software will cover this. The pure black and white photo print mode allows true monochrome printing and delivers true blacks on different media types. 

The printer retains the details of shadows and represents true dynamic range effortlessly. The borderless edge to edge printing up to A3+ also opens up new possibilities for photographers. The soft proof function of the software simulates the look and feel of the paper, the paperwhite and how the ink will set on the paper. 

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300: https://canon.sm/2PaPV3b

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Hosted by Canon Photographer Paul Seibert Featuring Christopher Markisz Official Canon Video (Wildlife Photography)

Field 2 Frame Hosted by Canon Photographer Paul Seibert Featuring Christopher Markisz | Ep. 2
Canon Photographer Paul Seibert visits with photographer and music producer Christopher Markisz in Marin County, California. They discuss Christopher’s move to the west coast from New York City, and why he became increasingly intentional about photography since moving out west. Follow along their journey from capturing a fog formation from atop Mount Tamalpais, and learn the importance of perseverance and adaptation along the way. As they wait for the right conditions with the fog, Paul and Christopher track down a wide range of wildlife, which speaks to the photographic diversity of Marin County. Lastly, Paul returns home to Colorado to use the skills learned during the previous episode to print one of Christopher’s favorite images on his own Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.

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