28 April 2023

New Canon A4 and A3 Document Scanners

Optimise Business Productivity with the New Canon A4 and A3 Document Scanners

New Canon A4 and A3 Document Scanners

With fast scan speeds and versatile scan options, the imageFORMULA DR-M140II and DR-M1060II will accelerate digitization and workflow efficiency for businesses

SINGAPORE, 28 Apr 2023 — Canon today announced two compact document scanners to enhance the productivity of small offices and workgroups. The imageFORMULA DR-M140II is a compact A4 desktop scanner that makes high quality scans at speeds up to 40 ppm / 80 ipm1, and the imageFORMULA DR-M1060II is ideal for industries such as finance, education and government agencies with capability to scan A3 documents up to 60 ppm / 120 ipm2. Built to handle daily scan volumes of up to 7,000 scans, these robust devices also feature advanced processing technologies that deliver clear and legible images even from faint text originals.

Ultra Compact Design with Versatile Document Handling
The imageFORMULA DR-M140II and DR-M1060II come with a remarkably small footprint by adopting a U-turn paper path design, making them ideal for offices with limited desktop spaces or front desk operations. In addition, both devices also support a straight paper path mechanism to allow users to scan thicker media such as embossed plastic card up to 1.4 mm thickness, long documents up to 3 metres for the DR-M1060II, and up to 5.6 metres long on the DR-M140II.

Ensure Productivity with High Quality
Both the DR-M140II and DR-M1060II accept up to 80 sheets feeding capacity for excellent productivity when scanning batches of documents. Document archival efficiency is enhanced further by automatic rotation of scanned images and removal of blank pages, which otherwise have to be done manually.

Feed alignment is ensured with skew correction, while ultrasonic double feed detection ensures that each document page is scanned and archived. Powerful features such as Advanced Text Enhancement, Automatic Colour Detection, Automatic Resizing, Deskew Correction and Text Orientation Correction mean that business owners can rely on the new DR-M140II and DR-M1060II for all their document digitization needs, and focus on their day to day business.

Reliable and Intuitive Software
The imageFORMULA scanners are compatible with the latest CaptureOnTouch Pro software that makes it incredibly easy to use to achieve premium scan results. Physical documents can be optimised into text-searchable files for management and archival, and scanned documents can be uploaded to a range of cloud-enabled services3, including Dropbox, Google Drive and more, keeping document workflows efficient and organised.

Batches of documents can even be scanned and sorted into separate files and folders using blank page separator or barcode, streamlining the scanning processes. In addition to PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP. PPTX support, the CaptureOnTouch V5 Pro4 now allows output to Word and Excel.

The new imageFORMULA DR-M140II and DR-M1060II will be available at authorised Canon dealers from May 2023 onwards.

Canon Media Source: Canon Asia

27 April 2023

Canon EOS R5 C added to Netflix Approved Range of Cameras

Committed to empowering Indian OTT production, Canon adds EOS R5 C to its Netflix approved range of cinema cameras

Committed to empowering Indian OTT production, Canon adds EOS R5 C to its Netflix approved range of cinema cameras

Delhi, 27th April 2023 – Canon, one of the leading digital imaging solutions companies, announced today that its hybrid genius, Canon EOS R5 C is now Netflix approved. With a new firmware update, the compact and full-frame mirrorless camera promises filmmakers enhanced operation and superior image quality for OTT video production.

With an uptake in OTT streaming services followed by the rise of premium video content on-demand, the EOS R5 C is impressively Canon’s eighth addition to its line up of Cinema EOS cameras approved for use on Netflix productions. As a testament of its commitment to bolster growing imaging segments and especially that of India’s promising cinema industry, other Canon cameras on the Netflix authorized list include EOS R5, EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark II, EOS C700 FF, EOS C700 and the EOS C500.

Speaking about the announcement, Mr Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India, said, “Whether it is spending time with family, friends or even enjoying personal downtime, OTT has now become synonymous with entertainment. The advent of OTT platforms has revolutionized the means for a storyteller to create content in a way that transcends beyond boundaries. At Canon India, we have been witnessing consistent growth in the cinema segment since 2019 and expect it to grow at even higher rates. Through our wide array of Cinema EOS range, we have consistently enabled creators to tell their stories in the most captivating way possible. The Netflix stamp of approval on our flagship Canon EOS R5 C is testament to our commitment and contribution to the growth of the Indian OTT industry. It is our endeavour to further empower Indian filmmakers with our innovate technologies that are at par with their creative storytelling abilities."

Offering a perfect amalgamation of cinema-quality video and high range still image captures, Canon EOS R5 C stands true to the company’s vision of bringing innovative and industry-leading digital imaging solutions. Being Canon’s first camera to provide internal 8K 60P Cinema RAW Light recording, EOS R5 C maintains the aesthetics of RAW video while reducing file size backed by an internal cooling system for continuous internal recording in different file formats. Equipped with 45MP full-frame CMOS sensor, the hybrid imaging marvel generates less noise and creates a shallower depth of field. EOS R5 C is also equipped with 4K/120P video recording, HDR support with HLG and PQ formats.

The new firmware update (Version strengthens Canon’s commitment to the filmmaking and content creation market. Users can download the update by simply visiting EOS R5 C Firmware Version

Canon Media Source: Canon India

24 April 2023

Canon launches PRISMAcolor Manager

Canon launches PRISMAcolor Manager for simpler colour measurement and validation across all CMYK digital production printers

PRISMAcolor Manager is a cloud-based colour management software that enables PSPs to measure and validate colour across Canon and non-Canon CMYK printers over multiple locations.

Canon Europe today launches PRISMAcolor Manager, a cloud-based, colour management software that enables commercial and in-house print service providers (PSPs) to measure and validate colour across Canon and non-Canon CMYK inkjet and toner printers1 over multiple locations. Using a simple, step-by-step process that carries out rigorous checks on quality and consistency, PRISMAcolor Manager verifies colour accuracy against recognised industry standards, such as those specified by FOGRA2 and IDEAlliance3, or user-defined targets and tolerances, allowing operators to compare and precisely replicate printed colours.

PRISMAcolor Manager is a cloud-based colour management software that enables PSPs to measure and validate colour across Canon and non-Canon CMYK printers over multiple locations.

Using a simple, step-by-step process, PRISMAcolor Manager verifies colour accuracy against recognised industry standards or user-defined targets and tolerances.

PRISMAcolor Manager offers PSPs an easy way to confirm and visualise the colour quality of digital prints against a chosen target by clearly structuring the digital colour measurement process, simplifying how results are displayed and analysed, and collecting colour measurement results from different printers. PRISMAcolor Manager validates and grades the results of the analysis against defined standards.

Canon launches PRISMAcolor Manager

Through its intuitive interface, the software can be used by any operator, saving time and resources. PRISMAcolor Manager shows the operator simple, step-by-step animations of how to carry out colour measurements, from initialisation to generating reports. Reducing wasteful misprints, PRISMAcolor Manager helps minimise errors either by automatically submitting the measurement charts with the correct settings to a PRISMAsync- or Fiery controller-driven device or by displaying the correct colour quality settings on screen as instructions for the operator. During the measurement, illustrations provide real-time feedback and checkmarks after correctly carrying out each step.

Using PRISMAcolor Manager, operators can validate colour quality in four ways:

1. From a PRISMAsync4 print server, a test chart is printed with the correct settings and measured via the digital press’ internal colour sensors. Validations are then uploaded to PRISMAcolor Manager. This whole process occurs automatically.
2.From PRISMAcolor Manager, an ID-coded5 test chart is automatically printed with the correct colour settings to a PRISMAsync- or Fiery controller-driven CYMK engine, and easily measured via a compatible X-Rite i1 Pro or iSis measurement device, linking the validation results to the test via the test ID.
3. An ID-coded test chart is downloaded from PRISMAcolor Manager and manually printed on any SNMP-enabled CMYK printer using the colour quality settings displayed in PRISMAcolor Manager. The chart is then easily measured via PRISMAcolor Manager using a compatible X-Rite i1 Pro or iSis measurement device and the validation results are linked to the test via the test ID.
4. A standard test chart for colour validation is measured via PRISMAcolor Manager for validation using a compatible X-Rite i1 Pro or iSis measurement device.

Jennifer Kolloczek, European Planning, Marketing & Innovation Senior Director, Production Print at Canon Europe comments, “Validating and optimising colour consistency is essential for print service providers and is one of the most critical aspects of professional printing. Monitoring colour quality and ensuring that it is in line with industry standards can be very time consuming and complex and often requires a colour expert. For PSPs with more than one type of printer or printer supplier, the process of measuring and analysing colour consistency and quality across different devices can be even more challenging. PRISMAcolor Manager provides PSPs with a simple, printer-agnostic tool to support these processes. And its easy-to-use user interface enables operators at all levels to carry out the validation.”

PRISMAcolor Manager will be available in May 2023 via PRISMA Home the home for all PRISMA Cloud tools and applications. For more information about PRISMAcolor, visit: [LINK]

  • The CMYK printer must be SNMP-enabled (Simple Network Management Protocol) and capable of handling the required colour settings of a specified test.
  • FOGRA is a not-for-profit scientific research institute for the printing and media industries. It conducts audits that provide an independent quality benchmark, enabling both vendors and print businesses to objectively assess the capabilities of their presses and production processes.
  • IDEAlliance is the leading developer of specifications and certifications in the graphic communications industry, and a global association of brands, printers, and technology companies.
  • Advanced Colour Management license required.

20 April 2023

New Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens

Canon Introduces the RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens to Its Lens Line-up

The new lens combines the flexibility of a zoom lens with the quality of a telephoto lens

Canon RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens

MELVILLE, NY, April 20, 2023 – Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the launch of the RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM lens, answering calls from photojournalists and professional level customers for a modern 300mm f/2.8 equivalent lens.

“This lens is an absolute game changer! It gives you the most incredible range, but without sacrificing the f/2.8 aperture. To have this kind of performance at your fingertips is incredible!”

Roberto Valenzuela, fashion and wedding photographer

For decades, the 300mm f/2.8 telephoto lens has been an industry standard for photojournalists, professionals, and aspiring enthusiast photographers due to its outstanding image quality, excellent speed for indoor shooting, and relatively light weight for hand-holding. Now, with the launch of the RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM, Canon delivers the flexibility of a zoom lens design with the truly outstanding quality of a 300mm f/2.8 L-series telephoto lens. Exceeding the reach and potential of traditional 70-200mm lenses, and adding zoom flexibility to its Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS predecessor, the RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM lens brings new value to customers with the following features:
  • Wide Focal Range — 100-300mm range
  • Extended Zoom — Optional RF1.4x and 2x extenders are supported with this lens, enabling a zoom range of up to 600mm
  • Spectacular Image Quality — f/2.8 constant wide aperture; Fluorite Aspherical and UD-glass design
  • Reliable Stabilization — Up to 5.5 stops correction with in-lens Optical Image Stabilization and up to 6.0 stops correction with in-body coordinated Image Stabilization (CIPA standard)
  • Weather and Dust Resistant — Durable in various environmental conditions
  • Compact and Lightweight Design — Despite capabilities to zoom over 300mm, this lens is unusually lightweight, just barely heavier than the EF300mm f/2.8L IS II

“I love this lens! It’s incredibly lightweight, versatile, and sharp. Toss on the 2x extender and you can snipe gorgeous frames at a distance, especially with the built in image stabilizer. This lens is going to change the game for live concerts, weddings, and so much more.”

Ben Hagarty, Grammy award-winning cinematographer

This telephoto zoom lens is ideal for professionals who use a Canon EOS R3, EOS R5 or EOS R6 Mark II full-frame mirrorless camera, but can also be a catalyst for users who have developed into serious, aspirational enthusiasts and are looking to step beyond their traditional telephoto lens experience. Best use cases include, but are not limited to, indoor sports, motorsports, outdoor fashion, video and cinema, photojournalism and theater work. For high-level shooters and videographers particularly working in low-light settings and seeking a hand-holdable solution, this lens provides the total answer.

​​​Price & Availability

​​​​​​​The Canon RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is expected to be available in May for an estimated retail price of $9,499.00*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

New Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Ideal for EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6 Mark II
New Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Ideal for EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6 Mark II

Canon Press Release: Canon USA

Introducing the Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens

 Introducing the Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens with Rudy Winston

Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens

Join Rudy Winston from Canon USA to learn about the design, performance, and features that make the RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM lens that builds on the legacy of the incredible EF 300mm f/2.8. 

Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Demo Footage

 The RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Demo Footage by Canon Co-Lab Ambassador Ben Hagarty

Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM
Video creator and Canon Co-Lab Ambassador Ben Hagarty was one of the first people to get his hands on the RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM lens to shoot video, and he filmed a beautiful cinematic montage of scenes paired with an EOS R5 C in Iowa to showcase the breath taking image quality of this constant aperture lens. 

Firmware Notice: Canon EOS R3: Firmware V 1.4.1

Download Canon EOS R3 Firmware Version 1.4.1

Canon EOS R3: Firmware Version 1.4.1

Canon EOS R3 Firmware Version 1.4.1 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:
  • Adds support for Speedlite EL-5.*
    *The automatic light intensity adjustment of the AF-assist beam is not supported.
  • Adds [Register people priority] to the camera menu.
    Pre-registered people can now be detected and tracked with priority. **
    ** This feature may not operate if faces are too small to detect, in profile or turned at an angle or partially hidden; for scenes where the subject is moving; or due to certain shooting environments.
  • Adds [Save/load comm. settings on card] to the camera menu.
    Network settings can now be transferred between cameras of the same model.
  • Adds [Panning Assist] to the camera menu. When a compatible lens is used for panning shots, image stabilization and subject blur correction are applied during the exposure.
  • Improves the Auto White Balance (AWB) setting to reduce the time it takes for the AWB result to be reflected in the camera’s viewfinder's display when looking through the viewfinder.
  • Adds Protect Images During [FTP Transfer] to the camera menu. Images transferred via FTP can now be automatically protected. The user can determine if images have already been transferred via FTP.
  • Fixes an issue in which Error 70 may occur when using the camera with certain EF lenses after having updated the camera firmware to Version 1.4.0.
  • Fixes an issue in which the original tracking performance of Servo AF cannot be attained depending on shooting conditions when performing high-speed continuous shooting using the electronic shutter after having updated the camera firmware to Version 1.4.0.
  • Fixes minor issues.

Items 1-6, and 9 are changes of Version 1.4.0, and items 7 and 8 are additions of Version 1.4.1.

If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.4.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.


Download Firmware Version 1.4.1 for the Canon EOS R3 >>

To help obtain optimal performance of this camera, we recommend that you download and install the most recent versions of Canon software and the EOS R3 Advanced User Guide (PDF).

If you have not already done so, please register the EOS R3. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Canon Advisory Source: Canon USA

19 April 2023

Kokomo by Canon

Connect face-to-face from anywhere with Early Access to Kokomo Software by Canon. Immersive Calling lets you meet virtually in person using the Meta Quest 2 headset. Experience dynamic environments with lifelike detail.

For the ultimate experience, pair with the Kokomo mobile app found on Apple App Store and Google Play Store to see and hear each other — as if you’re really there
  • Add friends and make calls to connect in virtual environments
  • Complete a face scan with the Kokomo mobile app to capture you and all your real-time expressions
  • Kokomo replaces the headset in the call, so your friends can see you
  • Hand tracking is available, so you can use hand motions and interact with the menu from your palm
  • Switch environments — from Malibu to Hawaii and more, find your right vibe
  • Check yourself out in Mirror Mode
  • Share your media like pictures and videos with your caller
  • Add your own profile picture or capture one from your face scan

This is your virtual play space. So go on and Kokomo!

Visit Canon.us/kokomo for details and specifications of Kokomo Early Access.

Additional Details
Warning: Apps from App Lab haven’t gone through the full Oculus review process, so they may include unknown issues relating to comfort, performance or other factors.

Kokomo Informa Source: Oculus by Meta Quest

18 April 2023

Canon Recognized with iF Design Awards for 29th Consecutive Year

Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 29th consecutive year

Canon designs recognized with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 29th consecutive year

TOKYO, April 18, 2023—Canon Inc. announced today that seven Canon Group product designs were recognized by iF International Forum Design GmbH with prestigious 2023 iF Design Awards. This year marks Canon's 29th consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards. Encouraged by the recognition of the Company's design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.

Canon EOS R7
(Mirrorless Camera)

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM
(Interchangeable Lens)

Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE
(Lens for VR Image Capture System)

Canon XF605
(Professional Video Camera)

- Canon imagePROGRAF TC-20 Printer
- Canon  imagePROGRAF TC-20M Printer
(Large-format Desktop Printer)

Canon Aplio go / Aplio flex*
(Diagnostic Ultrasound System)

Canon Aquilion Serve*
(Full-body X-ray CT System)

*Manufactured by Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Media Release Global Canon

13 April 2023

Getty Selects Canon as a Preferred Supplier of Digital Imaging Equipment

Getty Images Selects Canon as a Preferred Supplier of Digital Imaging Equipment

Getty Images Selects Canon as a Preferred Supplier of Digital Imaging Equipment

MELVILLE, NY, April 13, 2023 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and Getty Images (NYSE: GETY), a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, announced today a new multi-year partnership that makes Canon a preferred digital imaging equipment supplier for Getty Images.

“As the world’s foremost visual experts, there is no shortage of digital imaging companies that Getty Images could have partnered with,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president & general manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The breadth of Canon cameras and lenses, as well as our distinguished service and support, can help Getty Images connect people with high quality, impactful visual content.”

Getty Images mission is to move the world, a mission that aligns with Canon’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei - all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future – synergistically creating a partnership that will support visual content storytelling worldwide.

“Canon is synonymous with the innovation and evolution that digital image storytelling has experienced over the years making them an ideal partner,” said Ken Mainardis, Senior Vice President, Content, Getty Images. “Getty Images has a longstanding reputation of being a solutions-focused company by leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies, and partnering with Canon benefits us to continue that approach by providing our photographers and videographers the right tools to create impactful visual stories.”

Getty Images will use a variety of Canon EOS system cameras, including the EOS R3 camera, EOS R5 camera, and a wide range of RF lenses for both still and video capture in one seamless system. Canon and Getty Images desire to collaborate on testing and implementation of new technologies that can help optimize workflow and address the needs of Getty Images photographers and content creators in the future.

Canon Media Source: Canon USA

12 April 2023

Canon Officially Launches the Full Frame EOS R8 in Hong Kong

Canon Officially Launches the Lightest Full Frame EOS R mirrorless camera EOS R8 And the New RF lens RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon EOS R8 with RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Canon EOS R8 with RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

HONG KONG, 13th April 2023— Canon today announces the Lightest Full Frame EOS R Mirrorless Camera [1] EOS R8 and RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM are available to sale. The new full-frame EOS R8 mirrorless camera fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R system to realize unprecedented levels of speed, operational ease and image quality in compact form factor, improving performance and mobility to meet the various needs for everyday and general photography use. The new EOS R8 is equipped with a high-speed 24.2 Megapixels Canon-developed CMOS image sensor and DIGIX X digital Image processor, its subject recognition and AF tracking capabilities and high-speed continuous shooting capabilities have also been greatly improved. Subject detection capability of the AF system is enhanced with newly added subjects including trains, airplanes, horses and eye detection AF now supports right eye priority or left eye priority focus.Delivering incredible performance at high-speed continuous shooting of up to 40 FPS[2] with the electronic shutter[3], the EOS R8 can capture the split-second details between a subject’s movements.

EOS R8 caters to the needs of videographers and content creators seeking advanced video capabilities in a compact mirrorless camera body. It supports high-quality non-cropped 4K UHD 50p/60p (6K oversampling) IPB movies, and non-cropped FHD 150p/180p high-frame movies. EOS R8 is an extremely compact, full-frame camera aimed at First time full frame buyer and content creators looking for budget-friendly options that don't sacrifice performance.

The RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM launched with the EOS R8, is an ultra-compact 2x standard zoom lens with a 24mm wide angle, weighing only 210 grams and only 58mm long when retracted. The zoom range of 24-50mm is suitable for shooting different types of subjects, such as snapshot, food, pet, or portrait, etc. Despite its lightweight design, the lens features Optical Image Stabilization that provides up to 4.5 stops[4] of image stabilisation, making handheld shooting easier.

EOS R8 –The lightest Full Frame EOS R mirrorless camera with Advanced DAF and uncropped 4k 50p movie

Made for: First time full frame buyer and content creators

Best for: Travel, Snapshots, Lifestyle photography and Video creation

Lightweight, High Speed and High Image Quality

The ultra-compact EOS R8 weights only 414g1 (body only, 461g including battery and memory card) but packs a powerful punch with high performance photo and video features. EOS R8 is designed with a high-speed 24.2MP Canon full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with high-speed DIGIC X digital image processor, making it capable of providing up to approximately 40FPS2 high-speed continuous shooting with electronic shutter3 (or up to 6FPS[5]with mechanical shutter) with Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Tracking, the camera can capture the split-second details between a subject’s movements. The EOS R8’s electronic shutter offers a maximum 1/16000 second[6] shutter speed, effectively freezing images of fast-moving objects while in motion, and support shooting Long Exposure (Bulb).

EOS R8 also features RAW burst mode[7] (supports Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Tracking) using the electronic shutter to record a sequence of RAW images. It can record RAW images at up to 30 fps with the full 24.2-megapixel sensor resolution on the EOS R8. When “Pre-shooting” function is enabled, it can also capture images 0.5 seconds before the shutter button is even pressed. This is convenient for wildlife photography that targets sudden movements of subjects — such as the moment when a bird takes flight, for example. Benefited from the DIGIC X digital image processor, EOS R8 also realizes a wide standard ISO range of 100-102400, expandable to ISO 204800, to help deliver low-noise, high-quality images even in low-light situations.
EOS R8 features High Frequency Anti-Flicker Shooting (50.0Hz to 8192.0Hz), inherited from EOS R3, to accommodate shooting with LED lighting[8].

EOS R8, like many EOS products, supports HDR PQ photo and video shooting. The HEIF images shot by the EOS R8 can be converted to JPEG in batches in the camera, and it is also compatible with Digital Photo Professional (Windows version only), making adjustments after shooting easier. The latest [Moving Subject] HDR mode has been added to EOS R8. For subject such as People, animals, and vehicles, etc., which will have different positions due to movement between the three HDR shots, can now be expressed in a single shot with high dynamic range.

As monitors and TVs that support HDR 10 become more popular, EOS R8 is the best choice to try to explore the world of HDR and enjoy shooting images in different ways.

The digital tele-converter of the EOS R8 can take digitally processed 2.0x or 4.0x photos, allowing users to obtain telephoto effects without changing the lens[9]. By customizing the digital teleconverter function to the cross keys, it is also possible to switch to the digital teleconverter instantly while using the electronic viewfinder.

EOS R8 also incorporates new imaging functions to expand creative expression. The first one is the Panorama Shot (SCN mode), which captures breath-taking high resolution panorama shot images in-camera. Continuous shooting is performed while panning and a panoramic image is automatically generated. 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. Moreover, EOS R8 supports Canon’s “Cloud RAW Development”[10] service, which uses image processing algorithm developed through “deep learning" technology to process RAW images into JPEG/HEIF images with enhanced image quality.

Advanced subject recognition and tracking auto focus inherited from the renowned EOS R3

With Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, EOS R8 offers extensive autofocus coverage at up to 100% [11]of the entire image area and 1053 AF zones[12], making precise focusing and tracking of subjects possible even when they move to the edge of the frame and allows for greater compositional freedom. Featuring a minimum AF brightness down to EV -6.5[13], EOS R8 is able to perform stable Servo AF even under low-light conditions.

EOS R8 features EOS iTR[14] 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[15] and vehicles[16]. For more ease of use, Auto mode is now available for subject detection, in which the camera automatically selects the type of subject (people, animals or vehicles) without the need to switch the Subject Detection setting in the menu.

EOS R8’s Vehicle Detection is now enhanced to cover train (high speed trains, conventional trains and steam locomotives) and airplane (jet planes and helicopters) in addition to motorsports (automobiles and motorcycles). With Spot detection setting, the driver cab of high speed train or cockpit of airplane can be detected. Meanwhile, Animal detection newly supports detection of horses (racing horses, zebra and ponies etc) even with rider. Eye Detection AF is also enhanced to include options for right-eye priority or left-eye priority. Moreover, the AF tracking performance of EOS R8 has been improved even subject change posture or brightness change by applying deep learning technology to extract subject features during subject tracking, which applies to animals, vehicles and any other subject selected by users.

EOS R8 also adopted EOS R3’s advanced tracking system that 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. “Whole Area Tracking Servo AF” 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 “Whole Area Tracking Servo AF” can be turned on or off to meet the needs of shooting. Flexible Zone AF which allows customization of AF Area has also been added to bring even greater freedom in photography. When shooting with electronic viewfinder, the "Touch and Drag AF" allows user to adjust the focus position by touching the LCD screen and dragging the position, and confirming the focus position in the electronic viewfinder screen in real time, making the focus control more intuitive and simpler. Users can also use "Tap to select the subject to detect" function to switch the detected subject instantly by tapping the screen.

Canon Officially Launches the Full Frame EOS R8 in Hong Kong

New EOS Movie features to optimize workflow for content creators

EOS R8 is equipped with professional EOS Movie capability which is perfect for new generation content creators. It supports a variety of 4K recording formats including high-quality non-cropped 4K UHD 50p/60p (6K oversampling) IPB movies, and cropped 4K UHD 50p/60p IPB movies. In addition, the new camera can record FHD 150p/180p high-frame movies without cropping to make 6x slow-motion movies, so as to record smooth and dramatic slow-motion movies.

Taking advantage of the increased CMOS sensor readout speed, the rolling shutter distortion of 4K 25p/30p movie has been reduced by approximately 50%[17].

EOS R8 is equipped with Movie Digital IS, which provides 5-axis digital image stabilization to reduce the camera shaking during handheld shooting. And when RF/RF-S lens equipped with optical image stabilizer is installed, the camera shake can be further reduced through the coordinated control of the Movie Digital IS and the lens optical image stabilizer, further improving stability when shooting movies while walking. In addition, Tilt Correction is added to the Movie Digital IS, which can further compensate for the vibration around the screen and can greatly reduce the distortion (shake blur/wobble) at the edge of the screen when using a wide-angle lens to shoot while walking, especially when taking selfies.

EOS R8 has added a new Focus Breathing Correction[18] feature, which can correct the focus breathing phenomenon according to the optical design value of the compatible lens and correct the change of the angle of view caused by the change of the focus distance, so that the user can suppress the focus breathing for high-quality movie recording.

EOS R8 also supports 10-bit Canon Log 3 and 10-bit HDR PQ (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ)) H.265 Movie for use in high-contrast scenes and fast-paced situations. 10-bit Canon Log 3 offers a wider dynamic range and precise highlights for high-contrast scenes and HDR movies. It is also compatible with Cinema Gamut which offers a wide colour space for perfect integration with the professional Cinema EOS System. Meanwhile, HDR PQ movies with higher brightness, wider tonal range and wider colour gamut can deliver realistic images with only minimal colour grading is necessary. With simplified post-production workflow, it is useful for time demanding environment and can be viewed conveniently on HDR-compatible screens. Uncompressed 4K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 60P HDR (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ)) HDMI output is also supported[19], ensuring seamless integration with filmmaking industry equipment and workflows.

EOS R8 also features new functions inherited from the Cinema EOS system to improve shooting efficiency. With the pre-recording function originated from Cinema EOS, the EOS R8 can record the scene 5 seconds or 3 seconds before the user presses the video shooting button. This function enables new shooting methods, such as recording a scene that appears suddenly or waiting for a scene change without continuous recording. This reduces the recording of unnecessary clip data, thereby saving data storage space and reducing editing workload, among other advantages. Users can also use Camera Connect to operate pre-recording, which can greatly reduce the workload of finding suitable scenes during editing.

EOS R8 is also equipped with the false color function that is widely used in the Cinema EOS System. Since exposure can be intuitively adjusted, shooting efficiency is improved. If using EOS R8 as a sub-camera for the Cinema EOS camcorder, the same function can be used to adjust the exposure, making it easy to use both cameras. Zebra display function is also available. Button customization enables quick recall of both functions, allowing the user to check exposure conditions whenever needed.

Moreover, aspect markers (such as: 2.35:1, 1:1, 9:16) are added to match the aspect ratio of the screen of the movie-posting destination when shooting on the premise of uploading the data to a certain social media site to display the aspect ratio mark on the screen when shooting. This makes it easy to determine the intended composition while shooting and reduces the burden of editing after shooting. In response to users' needs for shooting, EOS R8 has also added a record emphasis function, which displays a flashing red frame on the screen during video recording, so that it can be seen at a glance that the video is being recorded.

In order to facilitate live streaming for creators, EOS R8 is also compatible with UVC/UAC specifications, no additional adapter is required, and it is more convenient to output high-quality FHD 30p video via USB for live streaming or online conferences[20]. When connected via UVC/UAC, " AF for close up demos " is available. When the user picks up an object to make a review or display in front of the camera, the auto focus will focus on the displayed object. It is convenient for users to introduce products in live streaming.

EOS R8’s Movie autofocus control and seamless workflows can also meet professional-level requirements. The Movie Servo AF of the EOS R8 can be applied to all movie formats; Movie Servo AF can accurately track people, animals and vehicle subjects during shooting, maintaining high-quality clear focus at all times. The Movie Servo AF of the EOS R8 has also included the "Detection only" option. When the camera detects a subject within the screen, focusing and tracking are automatically performed. If no subject can be detected, the camera waits for the emergence of a subject to start focusing. This function eliminates the burden of turning AF on and off even if the subject goes off screen or becomes invisible on screen.

EOS R8 supports continuous recording of non-cropped 4K UHD 50p/60p movie for 30 mins or longer while the maximum continuous movie recording time has been extended to 2 hours. Moreover, the built-in internal Stereo Microphone is newly equipped with “Audio Noise Reduction”[21] feature that reduce focus noise and white noise to provide a better sound recording quality. The noise reduction effect can be monitored via headphone terminal output. The camera also supports digital sound recording via the Multi-Function Shoe for high-quality sound.

Uncompromised Operability and Connectivity

EOS R8 features a high precision 0.39-inch 2.36M-dot 0.7x OLED electronic viewfinder with up to 120FPS display frame rate. With the “OVF simulation view assist” function originated from EOS R3, EOS R8 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. It also features a 3-inch 1.62M-dot side-opening Vari-angle Clear View II LCD Touch Monitor offers greater flexibility and convenience for more challenging low or high angles.

Inheriting the excellent control design of EOS R6 Mark II, the power switch of EOS R8 is also moved to the right side of the camera, which is convenient for quick operation after picking up the camera. Even if the camera is powered off, the user can immediately perform power operation after picking up the camera. Camera start-up time is as fast as 0.4 seconds[22]. A new photo/video mode switch has been added to the top left of the body, which is convenient for users to quickly switch between photo and video modes. In addition, in order to match the shooting of different scenes, users can use the wireless remote control BR-E1 for high-speed continuous shooting.

When it comes to camera body design, EOS R8 features a rigid and lightweight magnesium alloy chassis with high level of dust and water resistance[23] design. For assurance in high-speed burst shooting performance, the camera is equipped with a high-precision shutter unit with 100,000 cycle durability[24]. The camera comes with SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II) card slot, also supports battery charging and powering 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.

EOS R8 is also adopted the next-generation Multi-Function Shoe to significantly enhance communication capabilities and power supply[25] functionality to further support various types of accessories.

With EOS R8, users can expect greater convenience and higher efficiency when transferring images and movies. The camera’s built-in high-speed 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) Wi-Fi allows for fast wireless network transfer to Camera Connect App or computer. WPA3-Personal is newly supported for added file security on wireless networks. Built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology is available for easy smartphone connection. A built-in USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2) digital terminal can be found on the camera body for 10Gbps high-speed transmission. Additionally, new wired connection to Camera Connect App with full function is support for iPhone[26] and AndroidTM smartphone.

The New EOS R8 Body and EOS R8 with RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit are now available for sale.

Suggested Retail Price

EOS R8 with RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit: HKD$13,980

EOS R8 Body: HKD$12,380

The accessories for EOS R8 and their suggested retail prices are as follows:

Model Suggested Retail Price
  • Extension Grip EG-E1 HKD $720
  • Speedlite Transmitter ST-E10 HKD $1,180
  • Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1 HKD $380
  • Multi-Function Shoe Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1D HKD $2,980
  • Multi-Function Shoe Adapter for Smartphone Link AD-P1 HKD $680
  • Mount Adapter EF-EOS R HKD $880
  • Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R HKD $1,680
  • Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R With C-PL Kit HKD $2,480
  • Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R With V-ND Kit HKD $3,280
  • Remote Switch RS-60E3 HKD $140
  • Wireless Remote Control BR-E1 HKD $310
  • Interface Cable IFC-100U HKD $320
  • Interface Cable IFC-400U HKD $420
  • Battery Pack LP-E17 HKD $560
  • DC Coupler DR-E18 HKD $360
  • AC Adapter AC-E6N HKD $680
  • Battery Charger LC-E17E HKD $490
  • USB Power Adapter PD-E1 HKD $1,580
  • Multi-Function Shoe Cover ER-SC2 HKD $90
  • Camera Cover R-F-5 HKD $35

Official Media Release: Canon Hong Kong

Canon Aims to Accelerate Growth in India with 'Transformation'

Canon aims to accelerate growth in India with ‘Transformation’ as a key strategy across domains, launches one of its kind ‘Live Office Infrastructure’ as a first step Canon aims to accelerate growth in India with ‘Transformation’ as a key strategy across domains, launches one of its kind ‘Live Office Infrastructure’ as a first step

Bets big on integrating technology and portfolio experientials for creating end to end education and empowerment for all stakeholders

Canon Aims to Accelerate Growth in India with 'Transformation'

(From Left to Right) Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & COO, Canon Marketing Asia and Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India along with the esteemed guests Mr. Sandesh Kaup, Country Manager, Milestone, His Excellency Dr. Fukahori Yasukata, Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai, Mr. Pankaj Gupta, CEO, Commercial Real Estate, Oberoi Realty Limited and Mr. Sudhindra Holla, Director (India and SAARC), Axis Communications at the inauguration of the Canon India’s first live-office in India (Mumbai).

Mumbai, 12 April 2023 – Building on its success as one of the leading digital imaging solutions company, Canon India today embarked upon the next phase of growth with the launch of a state-of-the-art Live Office in Mumbai to elevate the customer experiential journey. The latest development comes as part of its 2023 growth strategy ‘Transformation’ across domains. On its way of solidifying its industry leadership as a futuristic and innovative technology brand even further, the unique office infrastructure brings to force an integration of technology and experiences, while getting Canon’s entire ecosystem on one single platform for all its key stakeholders be it Employees, Partners or Customers. With India as one of the most important markets in Asia for Canon, the company regards this as concrete step defining its success in the near future as it moves ahead to replicate the concept for its headquarters and regional branch offices spread across India.

As part of its corporate infrastructure pillar, Canon’s Live Office efforts are directed towards elevating the experiential aspect which is a step up from its other successful experiential formats like Image Square, PIXMA Zone, BIS Lounge, NVS experience centres. Dedicated to creating world class experiences, Canon will utilise this platform to demonstrate its global legacy, technological innovation and its complete 360-degree imaging portfolio. It will exhibit Canon's expansive operating ecosystem comprising of cameras, printers, surveillance cameras, copiers, multi-functional devices and much more, under one cohesive platform.

Canon India has been witnessing a successful growth trajectory with year-on-year growth while showing utmost agility post pandemic by foraying into new avenues and building new customer segments. Besides ‘Corporate Infrastructure’, under ‘transformation’ as a key strategy for this year, Canon India will also revolutionize its product portfolio alongside organization workflows to supplement rapid growth plans.

Speaking about the announcement, Mr Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India said, “As we look towards the future and embark on this next phase of growth with transformation at its core, we are looking at expansion across our product portfolio, revolutionizing experiences, and much more, to strengthen our legacy as a total hardware and software solutions provider. Through 25 glorious years in India, we have gained insight about unique customer patterns while also studying the changing dynamics of the industry moving towards a digital age. Understanding the importance of the India market, we have remained agile and innovative while leveraging the power of technology to drive growth and create new opportunities. As a testament to our commitment and to achieve a new pinnacle of transformation, we are excited to pioneer the launch of one of its kind Live Office concept in India.”

He further added, “With it, we are bringing everyone onto a single platform that weaves together the ideal synergy of technology to create experiences like never before. Live Office will showcase our entire portfolio of products and services as well as empower both customers and partners. We look forward to setting foot in this new direction and channelise how best we can continue delivering and delighting.”

For employees, the new space will provide a platform for maximizing creativity and collaboration by gaining first-hand feedback and insights into customers' needs. On the other hand, customers and partners will gain a comprehensive understanding of Canon's offerings while also connecting with the brand's legacy of innovation, empowering them to make informed purchase decisions.

Over the years, customer experiences have emerged at the heart of a relationship between a business and its customers. With a sharp focus on every aspect of business and having entered many new business avenues, Canon India continues its promise of delivering exceptional products and solutions that meet the evolving needs of their customers, along with creating meaningful experiences.

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment, industrial equipment, and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes production printers, multifunction office systems, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video and cinematography equipment, network cameras, medical systems and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With approximately 180,775 employees worldwide, the Canon Group includes manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2022 (ended December 31, 2022) totaled $30.31 billion (at an exchange rate of \133=U.S. $1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: global.canon

About Canon India

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. Is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Canon Inc., a world leader in imaging technologies. Having started its operations in 1997, Canon India markets a comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices in 10 cities across India with merchandise warehousing facilities at 4 location and employs over 1000 staff and over 850 channel partners. Canon India enjoys a vast retail presence across the country through Canon Image Square (CIS) stores, PIXMA Zones, and BIS Lounges. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 632 towns covering 19,118 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 349 Camera collection points, 15 Camera repair centers, 316 Printer repair centers, 184 Copier, Scanner and 129 Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of February 2023)

In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World-class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including Digital Production Printers, Large Format Printers, Commercial Printers, Multi-Functional Devices, Managed Document Services, Inkjet & Laser Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, Cinematic Imaging Products, Surveillance cameras and Medical Imaging products catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs.

Canon Press Release: Canon India

11 April 2023

Canon Cost-Effective Large-Format Printer with Built-in Flatbed Scanner

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Industry’s First Sub-$1,000, 24-Inch Large-Format Printer with a Built-in Flatbed Scanner, Ideal for Schools, Shop Owners & More

Canon Introduces Sub-$1,000, 24-Inch Large-Format Printer wit Built-in Flatbed Scanner

New 4-color, desktop pigment printer empowers users of all levels and types to produce eye-catching posters, signs and more – or even to enlarge smaller originals - in popular sizes up to 24” x 36”

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 11, 2023 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the imagePROGRAF TC-20M, a new large-format, multifunction, 4-color pigment inkjet printer supporting both roll paper and cut-sheet media. Educators, retail shop owners, hospitality staff, graphic designers, side hustlers, office employees and more can easily print a wide variety of vivid, original large print materials such as posters and banners in just a few short steps. Plus, users can breathe life into smaller printed originals (such as hand drawings, diagrams and flyers) via the printer’s “enlarge copy” feature, for a variety of applications, from visual learning, to creative review, to media and advertising.

Examples of industries that can benefit from the imagePROGRAF TC-20M include:


School districts and private schools will benefit from the imagePROGRAF TC-20M printer as an educational tool to help teachers improve learning and retention in the classroom. Large visual aids can be printed and displayed throughout classrooms and hallways, plus teachers can enlarge student drawings, sketches and worksheets to bring classwork and student masterpieces to life. The TC-20M is compact and can fit in virtually any classroom or administrative office, and replacement Canon ink supplies are affordable for budget-strapped districts.

Retail Shops

Retail shop owners will benefit from the agility of the imagePROGRAF TC-20M for in-store promotion and merchandising. Store signage and eye-catching promotional materials can be easily produced in minutes for window and in-store displays without the need to outsource. The ability to enlarge smaller original printed or hand-written flyers offers further flexibility to quick promote clearance sales and new arrival items to help maximize store revenue. A repeat copy function1 even allows the replication of an original copied image onto roll paper up to A1 paper size, including gift wrap paper for in-store gift services.


Restaurant owners will enjoy the flexibility offered by the imagePROGRAF TC-20M printer. Large poster-sized menus (and “post-worthy” meal art) can be easily printed (and smaller menus and food pictures enlarged) for outside and window displays to help grab passers-by. The enlarge copy feature offers the ability to quickly communicate and promote daily chef specials and other menu rotations to accommodate changing available ingredients.

Travel agencies, museums and libraries, art studios and craft stores, religious organizations and graphic design shops are other industries that can benefit from the TC-20M printer.

The compact, desktop printer is the first Canon imagePROGRAF large-format model equipped with an integrated contact imaging sensor (CIS) flatbed scanner that assists in digitizing originals (to cloud or USB), as well as offering the ability to produce enlarged copies of letter-size originals without the use of a computer. The TC-20M is designed for use in almost any environment, even merchants working from home. It can print the most common document and poster sizes, up to 24” x 36” (ARCH D).

“The imagePROGRAF TC-20M is emblematic of how Canon is committed to delivering valuable products that meet the needs of today’s productive and creative workforce,” said Shuji “Steve” Suda, vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Thanks to technology advances, we can now offer even novice users the ability to produce and digitize their own large graphics, or even enlarge originals, to serve a wide range of needs, through a product that is designed to simplify the user experience and make it accessible at a more affordable price point. This product is a real game-changer.”

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Industry’s First Sub-$1,000, 24-Inch Large-Format Printer with a Built-in Flatbed Scanner, Ideal for Schools, Shop Owners & More

Core features of the imagePROGRAF TC-20M include:

Big performance; small footprint

With a compact body and space-saving design, the printer can be placed on a desk or shelf, affording large-format printing capabilities even in tight spaces. All print-related operations can be performed from the front of the unit, including setting the roll or cut sheet media, receiving printed materials, refilling ink and replacing maintenance cartridges. The printer is equipped with a standard auto sheet feeder, facilitating copying and printing of various sizes including A3 and A4 on one machine. Roll and cut sheet paper can be loaded simultaneously, with the printer driver able to distinguish and select the correct paper source. The optional desktop basket “BU-06” can be used to catch printed materials when used on a desk or shelf.

Print without a PC

Directly print PDF and JPEG files with the imagePROGRAF TC-20M using a USB drive – no computer needed. The printer’s panel screen displays previews of selected files, making it convenient to see what is being printed. In addition to the enlarge copy feature, a repeat copy function is available, which enables the repeated placement of a copied image onto roll paper up to A1 paper size, including wrapping paper for retail gifting applications.

Bang for your buck

A large-capacity ink tank system (bundled 70ml per color) benefits users by reducing frequency of needing to refill. Ink slots are color coded to prevent incorrect filling. Pigment ink improves durability, provides water and UV light resistance, reduces smudging and offers color stability.

Free design software available

Easily create posters and flyers using the PosterArtist web application - choose from a variety of templates, and modify text and images to create an original design. Variable data printing is possible via a simple Excel import for personalized batch printing. In addition, new templates have been included for a wide range of applications, both business-oriented (i.e. menus and flyers) and personal (i.e. photo collages and calendars).

Environmentally conscious

Currently rated Gold by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)2 – this is the first Canon large-format printer to earn the rating. It achieves low power consumption of just 26W (during operation) and 1.9W (in standby), and utilizes refillable ink bottles, helping to reduce waste.


The imagePROGRAF TC-20M complements the previously announced imagePROGRAF TC-20 single function 24” desktop model and is available for purchase directly through Canon and via select retailers and resellers for an MSRP of $995*.

Canon Media Source: Canon USA

10 April 2023

New Canon imageClass Laser Printers with Duplex Printing

New Canon Laser Printers with Duplex Printing to Maximise Productivity of Small Offices and Workgroups in Large Enterprise

New Canon imageClass Laser Printers with Duplex Printing

Six new A4 printers with fast print speeds, versatile connectivity and enhanced security features for modern offices

SINGAPORE, 10 April 2023 — Canon announced today the latest additions to the imageCLASS laser printer series: two monochrome printers - LBP121dn, LBP122dw, and four monochrome multifunction laser printers - MF271dn, MF272dw (Print, Scan, Copy) and MF274dn, MF275dw (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax). These new printers are designed to meet the needs of small offices and small workgroups with fast printing speeds, automatic two-sided printing and enhanced network connectivity.

Compact Footprint with High Productivity
Small but mighty, the LBP121dn and LBP122dw weigh in under 6 kg and fit comfortably into tight spaces while delivering A4 print outs at up to 29 pages per minute (ppm). With Canon’s proprietary On-Demand Fixing Technology, the LBP120 series deliver first print-outs in just 5.4 seconds after data is received by the printer.

The 3-in-1 models, MF271dn and MF272dw can perform simple flatbed scanning, while the 4-in-1 models, MF274dn and MF275dw get a boost on productivity with Auto Document Feeder (ADF) that can transform 20 document originals into monochrome PDF formats1 in under a minute.

Ease of Use
The LBP120 series and MF270 series are equipped with a 5-line LCD, or 6-line2 Touchscreen LCD displays, making daily operation, device management and maintenance extremely easy.

All-in-One Toner Cartridge System for Easy Maintenance
With an all-in-one toner cartridge design that can be swapped out of the machines easily, consumables can be effortlessly replaced so businesses have more time to focus on their core tasks. Replacement toner cartridges are available in standard yield of 1,200 pages3 and high yield of 2,500 pages3 options, so offices with differing print volumes over time can scale accordingly, helping with lower operational costs and less frequent toner cartridge replacement.

Seamless Connectivity and Enhanced Security
All new imageCLASS LBP120 and MF270 series come with network connectivity, and on the LBP122dw, MF272dw, MF275dw, the availability of wireless connectivity maximises the potential of print solutions such as the Canon PRINT Business for iOS and Android, Canon Print Service, Apple® AirPrint™ and Mopria® Print Service.

Network security has been enhanced from previous printer generations, and the inclusion of TLS 1.3, IEEE802.1X, and Verify System at Startup support IT security administrators to protect the network environment from security threats.

The latest imageCLASS LBP120 and MF270 series will be available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers from April 2023 onwards.

More information is available at https://asia.canon.

04 April 2023

Update to Online Version of Canon PosterArtist

Canon U.S.A. Announces Update to Online Version of PosterArtist

Canon PosterArtist Updater Ver.3.43.10 Updater >>

Canon Announces Update to Online Version of PosterArtist Canon PosterArtist Updater Ver.3.43.10

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 4, 2023 - Support for two-sided and variable data printing - plus new templates - are among the enhanced features for the online version of PosterArtist, it was announced by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Additionally, version 1.1 can offer a way to improve value by featuring automatic photo color correction, provisional registration of templates and enhancements for sharing content via Google Drive.

PosterArtist, designed for all levels of users to create professional-looking posters, flyers, banners and signage, can provide additional options for creativity while offering flexibility in regards to printing options. Finished designs can be printed on Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX series of multifunction printers, the imagePROGRAF series of large-format printers, and the PIXMA home printer series in addition to MAXIFY printers and imageCLASS and imagePRESS models.

The latest version can support two-sided printing, facilitating the creation of items such as flyers for retails stores or menus, among many potential projects. Additionally, the variable printing function can assist in efficiently printing items such as certificates, where the contents of each sheet can be changed by importing text data from an Excel file.

Canon U.S.A. Announces Update to Online Version of PosterArtist Canon PosterArtist Updater Ver.3.43.10

The auto photo fix function enables an efficient editing process, applying auto-color correction, backlight corrections and fixes for lack of exposure, among others. Color tones and photo brightness can be automatically adjusted to aid in the creation of original designs.

Expanded templates and clip art can benefit a variety of users, both business and private, while also providing ways for unified two-sided designs and variable printing for customized pieces.

The easy-to-use PosterArtist application offers prepopulated templates in various categories, including education, business, health, travel, hospitality and many others that the user can customize to fit their needs, using just a few clicks. Please visit here for more information.

To learn more about how PosterArtist can help expand your creativity and productivity please join one of the offered webex opportunities:

Thursday, April 6, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time


Tuesday, April 11, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Specifications and availability subject to change without notice.

*Microsoft Excel is a separate offering subject to third party terms and conditions.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

03 April 2023

Canon is Developing a World 1st Ultra-High-Sensitivity ILC with SPAD sensor

Canon developing world-first ultra-high-sensitivity ILC equipped with SPAD sensor, supporting precise monitoring through clear color image capture of subjects several km away, even in darkness

Canon MS-500 - Ultra-high-sensitivity interchangeable-lens camera (ILC)
Canon MS-500 - Ultra-high-sensitivity interchangeable-lens camera (ILC)

TOKYO, April 3, 2023—Canon Inc. announced today that the company is developing the MS-500, the world's first1 ultra-high-sensitivity interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) equipped with a 1.0 inch Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) sensor2 featuring the world's highest pixel count of 3.2 megapixels3. The camera leverages the special characteristics of SPAD sensors to achieve superb low-light performance while also utilizing broadcast lenses that feature high performance at telephoto-range focal lengths. Thanks to such advantages, the MS-500 is expected to be ideal for such applications as high-precision monitoring.

There is a growing need for high-precision monitoring systems for use in such environments as national borders, seaports, airports, train stations, power plants and other key infrastructure facilities, in order to quickly identify targets even under adverse conditions including darkness in which human eyes cannot see, and from long distances.

The currently in-development MS-500 is equipped with a 1.0 inch SPAD sensor that reduces noise, thus making possible clear, full-color HD imaging even in extreme low-light environments. When paired with Canon's extensive range of broadcast lenses, which excel at super-telephoto image capture, the camera is capable of accurately capturing subjects with precision in extreme low-light environments, even from great distances. For example, the camera may be used for nighttime monitoring of seaports, thanks to its ability to spot vessels that are several km away, thus enabling identification and high-precision monitoring of vessels in or around the seaport.

With CMOS sensors, which are commonly used in conventional modern digital cameras, each pixel measures the amount of light that reaches the pixel within a given time. However, the readout of the accumulated electronic charge contains electronic noise, which diminishes image quality, due to the process by which accumulated light is measured. This leads to degradation of the resulting image, particularly when used in low-light environments. SPAD sensors, meanwhile, employ a technology known as "photon counting", in which light particles (photons) that enter each individual pixel are counted. When even a single photon enters a pixel, it is instantly amplified approximately 1 million times and output as an electrical signal. Every single one of these photons can be digitally counted, thus making possible zero-noise during signal readout—a key advantage of SPAD sensors4. Because of this technological advantage, the MS-500 is able to operate even under nighttime environments with no ambient starlight5, and is also capable of accurately detecting subjects with minimal illumination and capture clear color images.

The MS-500 employs the bayonet lens mount (based on BTA S-1005B standards) which is widely used in the broadcast lens industry. This enables the camera to be used with Canon's extensive range of broadcast lenses which feature superb optical performance. As a result, the camera is able to recognize and capture subjects that are several km away.

Going forward, Canon will continue to pursue R&D and create products capable of surpassing the limits of the human eye while contributing to the safety and security of society by leveraging its long history of comprehensive imaging technologies that include optics, sensors, image processing and image analysis.

Canon plans to commence sales of the MS-500 in 2023.


The MS-500 will be displayed as a reference exhibit at the Canon booth during the 2023 NAB Show for broadcast and filmmaking equipment, to be held in Las Vegas from Saturday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 19.

1 Among color cameras. As of April 2, 2023. Based on Canon research.
2 Among SPAD sensors for imaging use. As of April 2, 2023. Based on Canon research.
3 Total pixel count: 3.2 million pixels. Effective pixel count: 2.1 million pixels.
4 For more information on how SPAD sensors operate and how they differ from CMOS sensors, please visit the following website:
5 Ambient starlight is equivalent to approximately 0.02 lux. A nighttime environment with no ambient starlight is equivalent to approximately 0.007 lux.

General Enquiries
Please include the keyword "SPAD sensor" in the email subject line.

Canon Media Source: Canon Global

Canon expands Auto Tracking / Loop availability for PTZ Cameras

Canon expands Auto Tracking and Auto Loop availability for PTZ cameras

Canon expands Auto Tracking and Auto Loop availability for PTZ cameras

London, United Kingdom 3rd April 2023 – Today, Canon Europe expands the functionality of its PTZ cameras with two new apps available via its Add-On Applications System, enabling users to add new functionalities for video production, alongside a firmware update to enhance user experience. First announced in January, and showcased at ISE 2023 with the CR-N700, the two apps – Canon’s Auto Tracking Application RA-AT001 and the Auto Loop Application RA-AL001 – can be used with the CR-N500, CR-N300 and CR-X300 from August1. Both apps build on market demand to create a powerful standalone solution for video production without the need for external hardware. These new paid applications are easy to configure, and coupled with Canon’s 4K camera technology, make the ideal solution for a broad range of scenarios, from higher education, corporate, live events, broadcast and houses of worship.

Powered by Canon’s advanced drive mechanism in its PTZ cameras, this new Auto Tracking application automatically tracks people with precision, to ensure they are always framed and in-shot, without the intervention of a camera operator. Enabling both single and multi-camera shoots to be filmed without the need of a camera operator, the tracking reduces the burden on AV staff or operators, whilst still capturing high-quality, professional content. Performing visual analysis in-camera, the function is available without any external device, resulting in a quicker – and more accurate – tracking capability. From full body, upper body, shoulders-up and other viewpoints, as well as speeds ranging from slow to brisk walking. The camera’s precision and the smooth drive work in synergy with the pan/tilt mechanism for high quality footage straight from the camera.

With the new firmware, the Auto Tracking application becomes compatible with a wider range of PTZ models – the CR-N500 and CR-N300 – so they can be optimised for a multitude of different use cases, such as live production, corporate events, or lectures. With the Composition feature, operators can set the optimal position to ensure the subject is always well framed, while the tracking sensitivity offers up to ten levels of adjustments, meaning it can be used for a variety of use cases.

Auto Loop Application: Expanded compatibility

The Auto Loop application is being made available for the CR-N500, CR-N300 and CR-X300, enabling the cameras to follow a pre-programmed, automated pan/tilt/zoom movement without the need for an operator to manually change the shot. This is perfect for situations where operators must make simple repeated camera movements, such as live music events for instance where the shot would move from the drummer, to lead singer, to audience and then back again. Directors and operators can concentrate on switching and framing with other cameras, reducing workload.

Two movement pattern options, loop or back-and-forth, give greater flexibility to choose movements that suit each shooting environment. To ensure footage looks natural amongst a multi-camera set up, the application offers smooth adjustment of start-stop acceleration/deceleration to simulate manual camera movements. These features are easily programmable via a single screen, where operators can apply position and route settings and even access a preview, as well as control the speed of movement and duration of pause at each position.

The Auto Tracking and Auto Loop applications are currently available for the CR-N700 and will be available for other PTZ models with the firmware update later in 2023.

Enhanced user experience

Committed to expanding the functionality of its PTZ cameras, Canon’s latest firmware update enhances user experience and workflow – whether the camera is being used independently, or part of a multi-camera set-up. When used in conjunction with Cinema EOS cameras or Canon’s XA / XF series camcorders, the CR-N500, CR-N300 and CR-X300 can tap into common settings – including the capability of setting the shutter angle in addition to the shutter speed. It’s also easier to match the image from other cameras than before, with added colour compensation function for white balance. What’s more, the CR-X300 will have the addition of SRT protocol and Free-D protocol support, enabling easier workflow integration – particularly in live events and sports. All of these features are readily available with the CR-N700 on shipment.

The applications (paid) and firmware update (free) will be available from mid 2023https://www.canon-europe.com/support/

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Europe

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