28 July 2022

Canon EOS R10 Officially Launched in Hong Kong

Canon Officially Launches the New Compact high-performance non-cropped 4K APS-C EOS R Mirrorless camera EOS R10

Cabob EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit
Cabob EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit

HONG KONG, 28th July 2022— Canon today announced the New compact, high-performance and non-cropped 4K APS-C EOS R mirrorless cameras EOS R10 is available for sale. Launched in 2018, the EOS R system has been well received by professional photographers and photography enthusiasts for the outstanding optical performance of RF Lenses and the high image quality, advanced functions and uncompromised reliability of EOS R Full Frame cameras. Canon now further expands the EOS R system’s high image quality and advanced functions to APS-C cameras, and debut compact high performance EOS R-series APS-C cameras — EOS R10.

EOS R10, inheriting the advanced subject recognition and tracking auto focus system from the renowned EOS R3, features high speed continuous shooting up to 23FPS[1] and other advanced functions to expand the realm of photography for entry users. When paired with recently announced RF-S Lens Series - RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, EOS R10 further highlight the benefits of RF-S lens’ compact optical design. The RF Mount’s high speed communication also improves image stabilization and the Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) function to achieve outstanding image quality and functionality. More users can now enjoy the benefits of the EOS R system and expands the versatility of creations.

Canon EOS R10 - Compact High-Performance non-cropped 4K APS-C EOS R Mirrorless camera with Advanced Auto Focus

- Made for: Photo Amateurs

- Best for: Travel, Landscape, Portrait, Pets and online content creation

High Speed and High Image Quality
EOS R10 is equipped with Canon’s newly developed high-speed 24.2MP APS-C size Canon CMOS Sensor combined with high-speed DIGIC X digital image processor, making it capable of providing up to approximately 23FPS[2] high-speed continuous shooting with electronic shutter[3] (or up to 15FPS[4] with mechanical shutter) with Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Tracking. The EOS R10 offers a maximum 1/16000 second for electronic shutter, effectively freezing images of fast-moving objects while in motion, and support shooting Long Exposure (Bulb). The newly added RAW burst mode[5] captures RAW images at approx. 30FPS with approx. 1.33x cropped (approx. 13.6MP), with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure Tracking. With “Pre-Shooting” enabled, it will record images up to 0.5 seconds before the shutter release is pressed, especially suitable for capturing unanticipated moments of subjects.

Benefited from the DIGIC X digital image processor, EOS R10 also realizes a wide standard ISO range of 100-32000, expandable to ISO 51200, to help deliver low-noise, high-quality images even in low-light situations. EOS R10 also supports HDR PQ high dynamic range shooting with 10-bit HEIF recording format to cater the popularity of HDR display. The built-in “Digital Lens Optimizer” (DLO) and “Clarity” setting also helps to output high quality and ready-to-use JPEG images. Moreover, Canon has developed a new “Cloud RAW Development”[6] service, which uses image processing algorithm developed through “deep learning" technology to process RAW images into JPEG/HEIF images with enhanced image quality.

EOS R10 incorporates new imaging function for or the first time in EOS camera to expand creative expression. The first one is the Panorama Shot (SCN mode), which capable of capturing up to 200 shots at a time and let the camera merge them to form a high-resolution, high-quality panorama shot automatically. The second new feature added is in-camera “Depth Composition” function which automatically merges focus bracketed images taken with focus bracketing into an image that is clearly in focus from front to back, allowing users to check the composition results on site.

Advanced subject recognition and tracking auto focus inherited from the renowned EOS R3
With Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, EOS R10 offers extensive autofocus coverage at up to 100% of the entire image area[7] and 651 AF zones, making precise focusing and tracking of subjects possible even when they move to the edge of the frame and allows for greater compositional freedom. EOS R10 features EOS iTR[8] AF X inherited from EOS R3, its AF algorithm developed using Deep Learning technology provides high performance Subject Recognition and AF tracking of people, animals[9] and vehicles[10]. In addition to enhanced eye detection which is now possible even when the subject is obscured by shadow, hair, make-up or a face mask, People detection features enhanced head detection for athleteswearing goggles or face masks during winter sports, a body detection algorithm has also been added for situations where large movements block or hide the face or the head of the subject. Animal detection now capable of steadily tracking the animal's body, face and eyes can help photographers capture the precious wildlife moment with ease. Vehicles detection is capable of “overall” detection of fast-moving motorsports (automobiles and motorcycles) or more specific focus of the driver’s helmet using “spot” detection, which significantly reduce the opportunities of out-of-focus.

The EOS R10 also uses the same AF controls and settings as the EOS R3, allowing photographers to fully utilize the fast-paced shooting environment. The advanced tracking system allows simply “grabbing” the parts of a subject to be tracked using the 1-point AF or zone AF for the camera to determine the optimum tracking position and perform subject detection and tracking. Subject tracking is now possible from any one of the 8 AF Area modes, including 1-point AF or Flexible Zone AF. During AF or continuous shooting, AF frame or Tracking subject can be switched with Multi-controller, and Subject Tracking can be turned on or off (Required button customization) to meet the needs of shooting. The new Flexible Zone AF Area that allows customization of AF Area has also been added to bring even greater freedom in photography.

EOS Movie supports non-cropped 4K UHD 30p movie
EOS R10 equipped with professional EOS Movie capability is a perfect partner for online content creators. It supports high-quality non-cropped 4K UHD 30p (6K oversampling) movies and cropped 4K UHD 60p movies. Non-cropped Full HD 120p high frame rate movie can also be recorded for easy capture lifestyle movies. The 10-bit HDR PQ (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ))H.265 movie and uncompressed 4K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit UHD 60P HDR (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ)) HDMI output[11] are also supported.

EOS R10’s Movie Servo AF and Subject Tracking AF are available in all video formats. Maximum continuous movie recording time is extended from 29min 59sec to 2 hours. The built-in internal Stereo Microphone is newly equipped with “Audio Noise Reduction” feature that reduce focus noise and white noise to provide a better sound recording quality. The camera also supports digital sound recording via the Multi-Function Shoe for high-quality sound provides a qualitative sound effect.

Improved Operability and Connectivity
EOS R10 features a Canon developed high precision 0.39-inch 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with up to 120FPS display frame rate. With the “OVF simulation view assist” function originated from EOS R3, EOS R10 is able to reproduce the view of an SLR optical viewfinder by displaying more natural highlights and dark gradations with high brightness level of EVF and Canon HDR technology. EOS R10 also equipped with a high definition 3.0-inch 1.04M-dot side-opening Vari-angle Clear View II LCD Touch Monitor, offering greater flexibility and convenience for more challenging low or high angles. When LCD Monitor is opened, viewfinder sensor can be disabled to prevent inadvertent display switching between EVF and LCD Monitor during operation.

To enhance the operability of EOS R10, Canon specially includes Multi-controller and Quick control Dial as found on high-end EOS cameras. By mounting Quick Control Dial and Multi-controller in a position where the thumb reach naturally while holding the camera, users can swiftly handle various operations with small movement of their thumb. A new “Focus Mode Switch” is also added for quick switching of focus mode on RF/RF-S Lens[12] has been added to the front for easy access while looking through the viewfinder. Moreover, a new “Silent Shutter Function” which enables the user to collectively switch off various sound-related settings is also incorporated in EOS R10, makes switching to silent shooting a breeze.

Designed to be lightweight and compact, EOS R10 body only weighs 382g (429g with Battery pack LP-E17 and memory card). However, EOS R10 comes with a built-in retractable flash in this compact body. Its guide number is approx. 6 (m, ISO 100) and supports E-TTL II Flash Metering. This flash will come in handy in low-light situations or provide fill flash in backlit condition. The camera is also equipped with a UHS-II compatible SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, supports battery charging and powered via USB-PD, making it hassle-free even when shooting outdoor as the camera can be recharged easily with portable charger via the USB port, which further extends shooting time.

With EOS R10, photographers can expect greater convenience and higher efficiency when transferring images and movies. The camera has built-in high-speed 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) Wi-Fi allows for fast wireless network transfer to Camera Connect App on smart device or to computer. WPA3-Personal is newly supported for added file security on wireless networks. Additionally, Built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology is available for easy smartphone connection and built-in USB Type-C (Hi-Speed USB 2.0) for new wired connection with smart devices[13] is also provided for fast file transfer.

The New EOS R10 Body, EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit and EOS R10 with RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit are now available for sale.

Suggested Retail Price:

EOS R10 with RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit: HK$10,580

EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit: HK$8,680

EOS R10 Body: HK$7,380

Press Release Source: Canon Hong Kong

Canon EOS R10 Officially Launched in Hong Kong

26 July 2022

Canon Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

 Canon Results Presentation Material Downloads 2022

Canon Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Agenda
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  • 2Q 2022 Results
  • FY 2022 Projection Details by Business (2Q 2022 Results & FY 2022 Projection)
  • Financial Situation
  • Sustainability Measures
  • Excellent Global Corporation Plan Phase VI
  • Supplementary Information

 Imaging - Cameras: From Canon Results Presentation Material Downloads 2022 - Slide 11

Imaging - Cameras: From Canon Results Presentation Material Downloads 2022 - Slide 11


 Canon Excellent Global Corporation Plan Phase VI - Slide 18

Canon Excellent Global Corporation Plan Phase VI - Slide 18
Source: Global Canon

 Canon Second Quarter 2022 Results : Speech Summery

As for the second quarter, due to things such as the prolonged Russia-Ukraine conflict and Shanghai’s COVID lockdown, and accelerating global inflation, there is growing uncertainty about the future direction of the global economy. Despite this, demand for our products remained firm. That said, the impact from Shanghai’s COVID lockdown was larger than expected, and we were unable to produce products in the quantity we planned for in the second quarter. Though this will impact sales in the third quarter, we were able to expand sales in the second quarter by taking advantage of our inventory. 

Net sales increased by 13.3% to 998.8 billion yen, or nearly 1 trillion yen. And we achieved our sixth consecutive quarter of net sales growth 

As for profit, although the rise in material and logistical costs continue to affect us, in addition to adjusting prices, we raised the ratio of sales of high price range products, such as full-frame cameras and medium- to high-speed color MFDs. Additionally, by controlling the rise in expenses even while sales were increasing, we increased operating profit by 27.4%, significantly raising it to 98.5 billion yen. 

As for income before income taxes and net income, due to rapid depreciation of the yen in June, and subsequent foreign exchange losses arising from foreign-currency-denominated borrowings of the parent company through the Group’s internal financing system, we posted a decrease of 0.7% to 85.2 billion yen and a decrease of 3.5% to 59.0 billion yen, respectively.

All of our Business Units posted higher sales and profit. 

As for Printing, even though the number of people returning to the office is still on the way to recovery and the supply of products is not sufficient, thanks to structural reforms centered on overseas sales companies and the consolidation of product platforms to strengthen our foundation to deliver earnings, this business has maintained double-digit profitability. 

As for Imaging, unit sales of camera bodies, because of product shortages, remained below those of last year. However, supported by strong sales of interchangeable lenses, we posted double-digit growth in both sales and profit, and our operating profit ratio increased to 16.1%. 

22 July 2022

Macquarie University supported by Canon Australia unveils new Telescope

Macquarie University’s unique telescope to help determine the fate of the Milky Way

Macquarie University’s unique telescope to help determine the fate of the Milky Way

Macquarie University, with support from Canon Australia, unveils the Huntsman Telescope: a ‘first of its kind’ array in the Southern Hemisphere to study the faintest, most elusive clues to better understand galaxy lifecycles.

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 22 July 2022: Macquarie University supported by Canon Australia today officially unveils The Huntsman Telescope – a novel telescope concept designed to ‘hunt’ for and study ultra-faint galaxies and astronomical objects in the Southern Sky. Comprising an array of 10 commercially available Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II super-telephoto lenses, the Huntsman Telescope is the only telescope of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere1.

Located at the Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, NSW, the Huntsman Telescope will perform deep southern sky surveys to provide researchers with a unique understanding about galaxy formation and evolution; how galaxies form, how they grow, how they engage with structures that surround them, and what happens when galaxies collide.

According to Principal Investigator of the Huntsman Telescope, Dr Lee Spitler, from Macquarie University’s School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences and Australian Astronomical Optics- Macquarie, the Huntsman Telescope’s work will be crucial to understanding what might happen should our Milky Way Galaxy have a head-on collision with its neighbour, the Andromeda Galaxy – an event theorised to occur in 4.5 billion years.

“The Huntsman Telescope is pioneering the way in which we view our Southern skies by capturing images of the faintest galaxy structures that conventional telescopes simply couldn’t,” says Dr Spitler. “The ability to observe the remnants of galaxies colliding with each other and searching for the faintest and smallest galaxies in the universe, will help us understand the potential fate of the Milky Way in the far distant future.”

Inspired by the innovative Dragonfly Telephoto Array, based in the United States, the Huntsman Telescope comprises 10 ‘off-the-shelf’ Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II super-telephoto lenses which are usually used by professional sports or wildlife photographers.

Part of Canon’s L-series professional lens range, the second-generation Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L lens has superb anti-reflection properties, owing to one of the first applications of Canon’s patented nano-fabricated coatings with sub-wavelength structures on optical glasses. The coated lens array contrasts to a conventional mirror telescope, whose imperfectly polished surface can introduce subtle errors that ruin faint, extended structures surrounding galaxies.

Furthermore, each lens in the array is equipped with a single monolithic wide-field detector covering six square degrees. With multiple redundant lines of sight, the Huntsman is able to achieve extremely accurate modelling of the night sky emission and produce ultra-clear renderings of our universe.

“For 80 years, Canon has been committed to developing precision optical technologies that exceed the needs of our customers, and we’re proud that our EF-lenses will play a role in helping Australian scientists tackle some of the most critical questions in astronomy today,” said Kotaro Fukushima, Managing Director, Canon Oceania

“With our origins in camera development, Canon has diversified its business and technological potential to become essential to a wide range of fields - from space exploration to printing, medical equipment and security - with the purpose of solving diverse social challenges and enriching the lives of all global citizens.”

“In combining our innovative imaging technology with AI, cloud, and other IT solutions, Canon is helping to unlock the next stage of the future.”Kotaro Fukushima, Managing Director, Canon Oceania

The Orion Nebula through the Huntsman Telescope. CREDIT Sarah Caddy, PhD Candidate

Of the nine members of the Huntsman Telescope’s technical and science team, five are Macquarie PhD students, who are benefiting from the unique opportunity to have hands-on training with such high-tech equipment.

According to Sarah Caddy, PhD Candidate from the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Macquarie University, in observing the Dragonfly Array program in the Northern Skies, the approach of combining individual EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II super-telephoto lenses will enable the Huntsman telescope to scale with the needs of scientists in the future. Recent upgrades to the telescope are already set to further enhance Huntsman’s abilities in studying the Universe.

“The Huntsman’s new suite of powerful computers enable each lens or ‘eye’ of the Huntsman to operate independently of each other. This will allow the telescope to autonomously detect ultra-fast transient events like stellar flares from distant stars, or even more exotic phenomenon like aiding the search for origin of fast radio bursts that continue to elude astronomers,” says Ms Caddy.

The Huntsman Telescope project is a jointly-led project from Macquarie University School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Australian Astronomical Optics Macquarie, both within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University. The project is supported financially by a Discovery Project awarded through the Australian Research Council.

The Huntsman Telescope will be open to the public on 1 October 2022, as part of the annual StarFest.

For more information on the Huntsman Telescope, please visit the Macquarie University website here.

For more information on the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II super-telephoto lenses, please visit the Canon Australia website here.

Firmware Updates to Canon EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6

Canon introduces more speed and endurance to the R System with its latest firmware
22nd July 2022


Based on user feedback, Canon’s latest firmware update allows new levels of speed and efficiency

Firmware Updates to Canon EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 22 July 2022: Canon Australia today announces firmware updates in response to feedback and requests from users. For the EOS R3, firmware v1.20 sets new standards for high speed, while the EOS R5 firmware v1.60 extends recording times and the EOS R6 firmware v1.60 streamlines workflows.

Capture every second of the action
The EOS R3 is already a powerhouse for news and sports and the v1.20 firmware update further improves on its incredible speed. With the new custom high-speed continuous shooting setting, users can capture at frame rates from 30fps up to an astonishing 195fps1, at full resolution in JPEG, HEIF or RAW. This gives photographers the ability to capture the definitive moment of action, such as when the bat connects with the ball in baseball or when a bird of prey attacks.

It’s not just lightning-fast stills this upgrade offers. EOS R3 users will also be able to capture Full HD movies at 240p, to achieve frame rate speeds previously only possible on dedicated video cameras. 240p recording slows down the action by a factor of six, for smooth slow motion that’s perfect for seeing pivotal moments in a fast-moving situation.

Streamlined workflows
To ensure photojournalists and reporters can beat the competition, the v1.20 update simplifies operation and enables them to cut down the time between capture and publication. Featured in the newly launched EOS R7, Cloud RAW Image Processing2 will now be available in the EOS R3, applying sophisticated deep learning processing within image.canon to improve the resolution and sharpness, whilst also reducing the potential for moire in images. This also supports neural network imaging processing that provides stunning, AI based noise reduction without the loss of detail. The EOS R3 also gains in-camera compositing (focus stacking) of images taken with focus bracketing, to create images with a great depth of field and sharpness - perfect for macro photography. This function is also possible when used with the Speedlite EL-1.

In response to feedback, users can now assign a 1.6x crop or other crop ratios to a custom button on the EOS R3, which acts as a built-in extender so that photographers can quickly and easily zoom in on newsworthy moments.

Enhancing video capabilities
Addressing feedback from vloggers, that the edges of captured video would shake in selfie-mode when shooting with an ultra wide-angle lens, the EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6 now include wobble correction within the Digital Movie IS function. This correction is in addition to the conventional shift correction of Digital Movie IS, for much more stable shooting. A time-lapse movie function has also been added to the EOS R3, with the ability to retain time lapse movie settings if the camera is powered down accidently.

The v1.60 firmware for the EOS R5 will also bring a popular feature of the EOS R3 to the EOS R5 – Auto Power Off Temperature – which (depending on conditions) enables longer recording times to be achieved.

8K 30P
Auto power off temperature – Standard (same as previous 1.5.2 firmware)
 • Full Sensor Width: 20 minutes3
 • Full Sensor Width RAW: 20 minutes
 • Auto power off temperature – High (New in Firmware v1.6.0)
 • Full Sensor Width: 45 minutes3
 • Full Sensor Width RAW: 45 minutes3

4K 60P
Auto power off temperature – Standard (same as previous 1.5.2 firmware)
 • Full Sensor Width: 35 minutes3
 • APS-C crop (5.1K oversampled): 25 minutes
 • Auto power off temperature – High (New in Firmware v1.6.0)
 • Full Sensor Width: 60 minutes or longer3
 • APS-C crop (5.1K oversampled): 50 minutes3

The EOS R3 v1.20 firmware update will be available to download here from next week:

EOS R3 Support - Firmware, Software & Manuals

To download the v1.60 firmware update, please visit the following pages:
EOS R5 Support - Firmware, Software & Manuals
EOS R6 Support - Firmware, Software & Manuals

1 Custom high speed continuous shooting is limited to a maximum of 50 shots at all speeds and AF / AE is fixed on the first frame.

2 This is a chargeable service and will be available from 25 July, 2022.

3 This functionality means the exterior of the camera will become hotter depending on the operational environment. Times given are based on Canon testing conditions at 23°C/73°F. If ambient temperature is higher or lower than 23°C/73°F, the available recording time may differ. Recording is limited to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Indicates the time when recording can be resumed immediately.

Canon Press Release: Canon Australia

20 July 2022

Latest Canon EOS DSLR Camera Firmware Updates

Canon EOS DSLR Camera Firmware Updates

Latest Canon EOS DSLR Firmware Updates


Latest Canon EOS DSLR Firmware Camera Updates for the following Canon EOS Bodies:

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Updates

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.6
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.6

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.4
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.4

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.3
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.3



Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Updates

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.1.1
Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.1.1

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.1.0
Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.1.0

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.9

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.9


 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 
Firmware Updates

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Version 1.1.4
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Version 1.1.4

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Version 1.1.2
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Version 1.1.2

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Version 1.0.4
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Version 1.0.4


 Canon EOS 5DS / EOS 5Ds R 
Firmware Updates

Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R Firmware Update: Version 1.1.3
Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R Firmware Update: Version 1.1.3

Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2
Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2

Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2

Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2


Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Updates

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.6
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.6

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.5

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.3.4



Canon EOS 6D Mark II Firmware Updates


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Firmware Update Version 1.0.4

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Firmware Update Version 1.0.3
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Firmware Update Version 1.0.3


Canon EOS 6D F
irmware Updates


Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update Version 1.1.8
Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update Version 1.1.8

Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update Version 1.1.7


Canon EOS 7D Mark II 
Firmware Update


Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2


Canon EOS 7D 
Firmware Update


Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update: Version 2.0.6
Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update: Version 2.0.6


Canon EOS 90D 
Firmware Update

Canon EOS 90D Firmware Update: Version 1.1.1
Canon EOS 90D Firmware Update: Version 1.1.1


Canon EOS 80D 
Firmware Updates

Canon EOS 80D Firmware Update: Version 1.0.3
Canon EOS 80D Firmware Update: Version 1.0.3

Canon EOS 80D Firmware Update: Version 1.0.2
Canon EOS 80D Firmware Update: Version 1.0.2


Canon EOS 70D 
Firmware Updates


Canon EOS 70D Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2

Canon EOS 70D Firmware Update: Version 1.1.2


Canon EOS 700D / EOS T5i Firmware Update


Canon EOS 700D / EOS T5i Firmware Update: Version 1.1.5
Canon EOS 700D / EOS T5i Firmware Update: Version 1.1.5


New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras to be Released 2022
Latest Canon EOS DSLR Firmware Updates

The Basics of Filming Stereoscopic 3D 180° VR Video

With Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens - Official Canon Video

The Basics of Filming Stereoscopic 3D 180° VR (Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens)
New to shooting stereoscopic 3D 180° VR or simply want to know the ins and outs of Canon's revolutionary RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens? This video will get you started.

 Grab your headset of choice and join Canon USA's Sr. Technical Specialist Brandon Chin in this immersive experience as he guides you through the use of the Dual Fisheye Lens and the artistry of shooting in stereoscopic 3D 180° VR. From selecting your equipment and setting up your lens to camera placement and best practices for 180° VR storytelling, this video gives you the tools you'll need to shoot your first masterpiece with the world’s first digital interchangeable lens capable of stereoscopic 3D 180° VR shooting to a single image sensor.*

Learn more about the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens: https://canon.us/3I0S4ry

For more information about the Canon EOS VR System: https://canon.us/EOSVRSystem

For manuals and software downloads: https://canon.us/eosvirtualrealitysystem *When paired with the Canon EOS R5 camera equipped with firmware update version 1.5.0 or later, and with use of Canon EOS VR Software solutions. Viewing in 3D requires a compatible Head Mount Display.

12 July 2022

New Canon RF 24mm Macro IS STM / RF 15-30mm IS STM Lenses

Canon RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Lens
Canon Introduces RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM - Two New Compact and Lightweight Wide-Angle RF-Mount Lenses

Both Lenses Are Ideal for Entry Level and Photography Enthusiasts Looking for The Next Lens After The Standard Zoom

MELVILLE, NY, July 12, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of two new RF-Mount lenses, the RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM. The lenses are both high-value, compact and lightweight wide-angle additions to the RF-Mount family and pair perfectly with the complete lineup of EOS R cameras, including the newly announced Canon EOS R10 and EOS R7 cameras.

The Canon RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM lens is a large-diameter, wide-angle fixed focal length lens designed for capturing bright and clear images with beautiful bokeh and macro capabilities to get even closer, both features not possible with a standard kit lens. Will Cadena, wedding and portrait photographer touts the focal length saying, "I love this lens! It helps give you the feeling you are right there in the action, and the focal length really directs your eye to the center of the frame."

Thanks to the wide-angle of view and built-in STM motor that tracks focus with natural movement, the new RF24mm lens is optimized for video use, particularly vlogging and other social media uses.

Additional Features of the RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Lens Include:
  • Fast F1.8 maximum aperture for great control over depth of field and bokeh, low-light shooting, and video recording, with fast and reliable autofocus.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include a UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element, one aspheric element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to help minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Minimum focus distance of approx. 5.5 In./0.14 m; close-up magnification 0.5x at minimum focus distance.
  • Optical image stabilization — up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction. Up to 6.5 stops Coordinated IS when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
  • Dedicated, programmable Control Ring with click-stop operation.
  • Equivalent to approximately 38mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Impressively compact and light at only 0.6 lbs/270g.
  • Circular (9 blades) aperture for beautiful, soft backgrounds.

Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
The Canon RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed for a variety of image-capturing moments such as dynamic landscapes and natural snapshots. Travel vlogger Juliana Broste (@TravelingJules) says that a wide-angle lens is her go to, "I’ve got options–whether I’m standing super close to my subject or backing up to get a sense of a place, I’m covered."

Like the new RF24mm, this new lens has macro capabilities and produces images with beautiful bokeh, with the added flexibility of a zoom range. The RF15-30 is another excellent option for photographers looking to go beyond the standard zoom lens.

"The RF15-30 F4.5-6.3 IS STM makes it easy to film handheld, so you can stay light on your feet and move about freely. So long shaky shots!" - Travel Vlogger, Juliana Broste

Additional Features of the Canon RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Include:
  • Equivalent to approximately 24–48mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include two UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass elements, one aspheric element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to help minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Optical Image Stabilization — up to 5.0 stops* of shake correction. Up to 7.0 stops of Coordinated IS when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
  • Equivalent to approximately 24–48mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Minimum focus distance of approx. 11 in./0.28m (5.1 In./0.13m in manual focus at 15mm zoom position.)
  • Canon STM (stepping motor) focus drive, especially suited for smooth, quiet video AF operation.
  • Impressively compact and light — approx. 0.9 lbs./390g.

​​​Price & Availability

The Canon RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM, and Canon RF15-30 F4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available in late August 2022 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 and $549.99, respectively**.

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

Introducing the Canon PowerShot PICK Active Tracking Camera

Canon PowerShot PICK Active Tracking Camera - Canon Official Video


Canon PowerShot PICK Active Tracking Camera
Check out a new way to capture memories. Now you can let this little camera record experiences as they happen organically, genuinely. No posing, no pausing—just candid memories to enjoy.

Learn more about the PowerShot PICK: https://canon.us/3OVXFDz

Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM Lens

Will Cadena and the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM Lens - Official Canon Video


Canon RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM Lens
Join photographer Will Cadena as he gets a first look at the Canon RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS lens and shows off what he can do with it.

Learn more about the Canon RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM: https://canon.us/3O5inj1

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Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Paul Seibert Takes on the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens - Official Canon Video


Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Join Paul Seibert as he takes the RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens into the wild.

Learn more about the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM: https://canon.us/3aBxUJO

Canon Strengthens RF Range with Two New Versatile RF Lenses

The Canon RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM ’s wide 24mm focal length and fast f/1.8 aperture makes for beautiful bokeh while the Canon RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM’s ultra-wide zoom range of 15-30mm is versatile for many applications

Canon Strengthens RF range with Two New Versatile Lenses

India, 12 July 2022: Canon today announced the launch of the RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses, which are versatile and lightweight additions for photography enthusiasts using the EOS R range of mirrorless cameras. These two lenses complement and complete the line-up of affordable RF lenses. With the addition of these two lenses, the RF lens line-up now has 30 lenses.

RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM completes the affordable range of RF prime lenses, which now covers 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths. Similarly, RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM now completes the affordable zoom lenses line-up, covering from 15mm to 400mm focal lengths.

Both lenses take advantage of the large diameter and short back focus that the EOS R camera system is renowned for, which results in both a compact optical system and excellent quality throughout the whole image.

Wide-angle with Beautiful Bokeh

One of the key benefits of using the RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM on a full-frame EOS R camera body is its minimal form factor. This lens is also identical to the highly popular RF35mm f/1.8 IS STM lens in size, making it great for travel and landscape photography or as an everyday lens.

When mounted on an APS-C body, the focal length becomes 38mm, which is closer to the human eye’s field of view, making it suitable for portraits or street photography. At f/1.8, the RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM is at least two stops brighter than a typical kit zoom lens, allowing it to create beautiful bokeh, a stunning background blur effect which cannot be achieved by a zoom lens. The large aperture also makes it an ideal lens for astrophotography.

The RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM is also able to double up as a macro lens, which is an uncommon attribute for wide-angle lens. With a minimum focusing distance of only 0.14m, it can achieve up to 0.5x magnification. This combination of 24mm with f/1.8 aperture creates a unique wide-angle close-up with beautiful bokeh, making it ideal for food or flower shots during travel or as an everyday lens.

The RF24 MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM has a native lens image stabilization (Optical IS) of up to 5 stops and can go up to 6.5 stops when coupled with a compatible camera body with in-body image stabilization (In-Body IS). This enables precise snapshots with minimal camera shake in a dim environment, with low shutter speeds or other scenarios prone to camera shake.

Coupled with the silent Stepping Motor (STM), the RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM is perfect for videos. Vloggers who often use a small tripod or selfie stick will appreciate its light weight and compact size.

Versatile with Near Macro Capabilities

An ultra-wide angle zoom lens is usually expensive to own and the RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM is designed to meet the budget of photography enthusiasts while providing a practical focal length range that covers 15-30mm. Weighing approximately 390g, its small size makes it great for those who travel. Compared to the RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, the RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM is approx. 53% lighter (approx. 390g vs approx. 840g).

At 15mm, the RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM covers a view much wider than any standard kit lens, allowing users to include the atmosphere or environment along with the subject, especially in small rooms or tight spaces where backing up is not possible. The wider 15mm end is also great for interior shots and breathtaking landscape shots.

At the 30mm zoom telephoto end, users can capture images utilizing a natural angle of view and perspective that is closer to the human eye.

When mounted on an APS-C EOS R camera, the RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM has a very versatile 24-48mm zoom range, offering a wider angle of view at the wide end compared to a kit lens. The lens can still be used even if the user switches to a full-frame camera in the future, making it an excellentfuture-proof investment.

The RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM corrects chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range with the use of two Ultra-low Dispersion lenses, achieving crisp and clear images with minimal colour blur. The RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM has a native lens image stabilization (Optical IS) of up to 5.5 stops, which can go up to 7 stops of image stabilisation when paired with a compatible camera body with in-body image stabilisation (In-Body IS). This enables low light photography with minimal camera shake and achieve images with low shutter speed that usually would require a tripod.

RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM can achieve a magnification of up to 0.52x on the 15mm wide end while in manual focus mode for close-up shots. The 319 has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.128m.

With wide angle capabilities, both the RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM will come in handy for indoor photography which are often limited by space constraints, while their compact and lightweight size make them a breeze to use outdoors. Their wide angle(s) of view, built-in IS and smooth autofocus for video make them well-suited for shooting videos on top of delivering excellent still images

RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM- MRP: ` 58 495.00/U incl. of all taxes, will be available in stores from Mid-July

RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM- MRP: ` 52 495.00/U incl. of all taxes, will be available in stores from September

Canon Press Release Source: Canon India

Introducing the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Introducing the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens with Rudy Winston - Official Canon Video


Introducing the Canon R F15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
4,700 views Jul 12, 2022 Join Rudy Winston from Canon USA to learn about the design, performance, and features that make the RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens a worthy addition to your camera bag. 

Learn more about the RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM: https://canon.us/3O44qSz

Introducing the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM Lens

Introducing the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM Lens with Rudy Winston - Official Canon Video



Introducing the Canon RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM
Join Rudy Winston from Canon USA to learn about the design, performance, and features that make the RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM lens a worthy addition to your camera bag. 

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New Canon SELPHY CP1500 Printer

SELPHY CP1500: Print Fun Into Your Life

Canon’s latest SELPHY compact photo printer is faster, better, and more fun than ever!
Canon SELPHY CP1500 Printer

India, 12 July 2022 : Canon today announced the SELPHY CP1500, a new wireless compact photo printer that injects fun and spontaneity into your life. The SELPHY CP1500 is easy to use and promises to delight with personalized, high quality print-outs. Be it adorning your home with your favorite photo, making creative photo projects or sharing photos taken at events, the possibilities are endless. Available in black and white, the SELPHY CP1500 takes on a clean, minimalistic design which is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Bringing Print to Life

There is so much more that you can do with physical photo prints. You can say that compact photo printers like SELPHY print life into digital photos! Inheriting the imaging quality of the SELPHY series, the SELPHY CP1500 further enhances the vividness of portrait prints. In addition to the use of dye sublimation technology, which enables smoother colour tones and richer gradations, the SELPHY PRINTER CP 1500 comes with an automatic correction function that adjusts the brightness, saturation, contrast and tones in images for a better, clearer finish.

At the end of the printing process, a special overcoat finish is applied to protect the photo from water, dirt, colour fading, and even fingerprints. Whether the photo was a quick smartphone snapshot, or a photographic work shot on a camera, it will stay in pristine condition for up to 100 years when preserved in an album[1].

New Canon SELPHY CP1500 Printer - Adding Your Personal Touch


Adding Your Personal Touch

With the upgraded SELPHY Photo Layout 3.0 smartphone app, the SELPHY CP1500 also lets you add patterned overcoats to decorate your photos. Frame your image with stars or fill it with cascading flowers and other patterns to your heart’s desire.

Users can personalise the print further by including a QR code - whether it links to a photo album, a video, an online map with the photo location or even a secret message just for the recipient, the possibilities are endless!

Canon SELPHY CP1500 Printer - Instantaneous Print


Experience the Joy of Sharing Moments Instantaneously in Print

With its simple, minimalistic design, the SELPHY CP1500 is not only small and light but also easy to operate. The ease of use expands to its high connectivity. Whether it’s through Wi-Fi or a USB Type-C cable, users can print images from their smartphone, camera, or computer any time—or even just by directly inserting an SD card or USB flash drive.
For users printing from a mobile device, the upgraded SELPHY Photo Layout 3.0 smartphone app, supported on iOS, iPadOS, and Android OS[2], can now also access camera or smartphone images uploaded onto image.canon, social media, or elsewhere on the cloud, allowing them to be turned into high-quality prints easily.

At any one time, up to eight smartphones can be connected to the SELPHY CP1500, so it’s perfect for shared use at parties and events. Pairing is quick and easy: simply scan a QR code with the SELPHY Photo Layout app to connect and let the fun begin!

Postcard sized prints (approx. 100 x 148mm) can be made in approximately 41 seconds while card-size prints (54 x 86mm) can be made in just around 23 seconds.

CP 1500, MRP: `11 995.00/U incl. of all taxes, will be available in stores from September

Canon Press Release: Canon India

New Canon PowerShot PICK Active Tracking PTZ Camera

Let the PICK, Pick Your Moment

Canon U.S.A. Introduces PowerShot PICK Active Tracking PTZ Camera To U.S. Market

MELVILLE, NY, July 12, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is releasing a new product: the PowerShot PICK Active Tracking PTZ Camera. This portable camera offers a hands-free solution for capturing candid photos and videos automatically*.

Many of us find that capturing content can interrupt the moment, resulting in a forced posed look. The PowerShot PICK can be the solution. Its face-detecting and tracking technology helps ensure that smiles and more can be detected, when set up through the corresponding app, and the PowerShot PICK will automatically move its camera to capture it all.

Previously, the product saw great success with a leading crowdfunding platform in Japan. Due to that success, Canon collaborated with Indiegogo, a similar platform in the United States, which now leads to the official introduction of the PowerShot PICK in the United States.

The PowerShot PICK offers a wide range of features, including:
  • Approximately 340 degrees of Pan movement and Tilt capabilities between -20 to 90 degrees
  • 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
  • 19-57mm focal length (35mm equiv.) and automatic image stabilization
  • Active Tracking with Auto Capture
  • Battery Powered
  • Select Voice Commands
  • 11.7MB photos and Full-HD 1080 60p video with movie rates of 59.94, 29.97, and 23.98 frames per second (FPS)

The PowerShot PICK requires the MiniPTZ mobile app for compatible iOS, iPadOS, and Android devices. The app includes capabilities like configuration settings, manual remote control of the camera1, automatically generated highlight videos (iOS only), and the ability to browse through and select favorite moments for download.

The PowerShot PICK is also a great way to capture your next social media post or home video. Whether you want to film a cooking tutorial or dance video, the PICK can easily record them. The PowerShot PICK is equipped with select voice commands. Let’s say you want to record a dance video. Say, “Hello PICK, record a video!” It’s as easy as that. The PICK is compact and convenient. Lightweight and battery powered, this product is great for everyone who wants to easily capture candid photos and videos almost anywhere.

Price & Availability

The PowerShot PICK will be available for an estimated retail price of $499.992. Shipping is currently scheduled to begin late summer 2022.

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

07 July 2022

Canon Europe Announces Launch of three new i-SENSYS Printers

Canon refreshes its i-SENSYS range, enabling channel partners to empower more small businesses with secure, productive solutions

Canon Europe Announces Launch of three new i-SENSYS Printers
Canon I-SENSYS MF750 Series Printer

LONDON, UK, 7ᵗʰ July 2022: Today, Canon Europe announces the launch of three new models in its i-SENSYS range: two in the MF750 series of colour multifunction printers, plus the LBP673Cdw, a dedicated single-function colour printer. Equipped with new technology, all packed into a compact design, these devices are specifically designed for SMB and SOHO (small office / home office) users, enabling channel partners to access this growing market with the latest security, productivity and connectivity features. These updates are part of an ongoing commitment to refresh the i-SENSYS range, so these businesses remain supported with the most up to date functions.

Expand sales opportunities by capturing small business needs

SMBs and SOHO workers are increasingly looking for competitively priced, high-performing solutions to meet their varied and expanding needs. Fast-moving environments like retail, for example, often need to print or scan documents quickly in a shared workspace. With simple, out-of-the-box cloud connectivity, the new i-SENSYS devices allow partners to maximise sales potential thanks to their straightforward functionality and flexibility.

Joe Courts, Head of Product Marketing, Digital Printing & Solutions at Canon UK & Ireland says: “Innovation is key for meeting customers’ evolving needs. That’s why we have refreshed most of the i-SENSYS range this year, to ensure our devices are optimised to answer users’ growing requirements and support our partner community in expanding their market opportunities as a result.”

Empowering SMEs with premium productivity features

With printing speeds of up to 33pm and 100ipm scanning speeds for the MF750 series, the new range takes productivity to the next level. The devices can also handle a wide variety of media, perfect for those who work with different sized documents daily, such as receipts and labels.

Thanks to the simple step-by step set up and a streamlined Wi-Fi process, users can confidently plug and play with no prior IT expertise, ideal for businesses that do not have dedicated technical support. Native cloud connectivity to DropBox, Google Drive and OneDrive simplifies everyday business tasks by enabling printing and scanning directly from cloud storage, while also centralising print management with Microsoft Universal Print support.

The devices also boast leading security features, including secure PIN print functionality that restricts access to sensitive documents, and verification upon start up, which assures the device remains protected from malicious attacks.

The new models have also decreased in size and weight in order to reduce CO2 consumption during transportation. This, combined with packaging built with sustainability in mind, allows partners to showcase their commitment to offering more sustainable product choices.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.canon.co.uk/business/products/office-printers/multifunction/colour/i-sensys-mf750-series/

Canon i-SENSYS MF750 Series Printer Key Features
  • Native cloud connectivity to Google Drive, DropBox and OneDrive
  • Verify System as start-up
  • Encrypted Secure print
  • Latest network encryption with TLS 1.3
  • WiFi network authentication IEEE802.1x and easier set up
  • Universal Print ready
  • Additional Library apps
  • Faster printing speeds of up to 33ppm
  • Faster scanning speeds of up to 100ipm
  • A5 duplex print and A6 media support
  • Smaller footprint and reduced weight

Canon i-SENSYS LBP673Cdw Printer Key Features
  • Native cloud connectivity to Google Drive, DropBox and OneDrive
  • Verify System as start-up
  • Encrypted Secure print
  • Latest network encryption with TLS 1.3
  • WiFi network authentication IEEE802.1x and easier set up
  • Universal Print ready
  • Faster printing speeds of up to 33ppm
  • A5 duplex print and A6 media support
  • Smaller footprint and reduced weight

Canon Press Release Source: Canon UK

01 July 2022

Canon EOS R7 Official Sample Images

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Canon EOS R7 Official Sample Images from Canon Japan
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Canon EOS R7 Instruction Manual / User Guide Download

Canon EOS R7 Information Page

The Canon EOS R7 was launched on 24 May 2022. 

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