31 May 2023

Canon publishes Sustainability Report 2023

Read / Download Canon Sustainability Report 2023

Canon Sustainability Report 2023

TOKYO, May 31, 2023—Canon Inc. announced today that the company, in order to provide its various stakeholders with an understanding of its sustainability-oriented initiatives, has published the Canon Sustainability Report 20231 via the company's official website.

Canon Sustainability Report 2023 (English Edition) https://global.canon/en/csr/report/index.html

Download Canon Sustainability Report 2023 (English Edition) 
https://global.canon/en/sustainability/report/pdf/canon-sus-2023-e.pdf

The Canon Sustainability Report 2023

As standards for disclosing sustainability-related information continue to evolve, this year's Sustainability Report follows the International Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines revised in 2021, listing major challenges regarding environmental and social impact, organized by priority. In addition, through dialogue with entities based outside Japan, the company aims to provide a wealth of information in its Sustainability Report. Furthermore, Canon aims to expand the disclosed data regarding its human capital, as well as improve the reliability of its environmental data2, which has been verified by third-party auditors3.

Until last year, the Canon Sustainability Report also included the Canon Integrated Report, which contains information on the company's business performance, financial health, ESGs and other related content. As of this year, the Canon Sustainability Report and the Canon Integrated Report have been published separately, with the former focusing on Canon's sustainability related initiatives. With this change, Canon aims to provide readers with more valuable information on content relevant to their interests.

Going forward, Canon will continue to value communication with its stakeholders while pursuing sustainability initiatives and proactively publishing related information.

1. The Japanese edition of the Canon Sustainability Report 2023 can be accessed via the following website: https://global.canon/ja/csr/report/index.html

2. Third party auditing by LRQA Limited. For more information, please visit:
https://global.canon/en/environment/third-party-guarantee.html

3. Disclosed data regarding human capital and environmental data can be accessed via the following website: https://global.canon/en/sustainability/report/pdf/data-2023-e.pdf

Canon Press Release Source: Global Canon 

Canon Oceania biggest ever Grants program celebrating 50 years!

Canon Oceania launches their biggest ever Grants program celebrating 50 years!

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 31 May 2023: Today, Canon Oceania is opening submissions for its 2023 Grants program. This year, to celebrate Canon’s 50th year in Australia, they have increased the Grant pool to $50,000 across the region. In addition to the three category winners across Education, Community, and Environment, Canon will also recognise an overall winner to receive both a Grant and a Content Development Package valued at $10,000.

Canon Oceania launches their biggest ever Grants program celebrating 50 years!
Pictured top (L-R) previous winners Remember the Wild and GingerSnap Patisserie

Pictured bottom (L-R) previous winners Kamaruka School and Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue

Since the inception of its Grants program 17 years ago and guided by its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon has supported more than 100 community organisations and schools and provided more than $500,000 in monetary and product support.

“Through our annual Grants program, we get the chance to hear from organisations who are contributing to positive change. Kyosei is at the heart of everything we do, so it gives us great pride to be able to celebrate and reward the important role they are playing within their local communities. In celebration of our 50th year of operating in Australia this year, we are excited to be able to offer $50,000 worth of Grants across the region, extending our support so these organisations can continue the great work they’re doing,” said Kotaro Fukushima, Managing Director for Canon Oceania.

The three categories in this year’s Grants program are Community, Education and Environment. The program will provide each Grant recipient (in both Australia and New Zealand) with $2,500 in cash and Canon product worth up to $2,500 RRP. Products will range from cameras to lenses, printers, and other accessories.

In addition, the $10,000 Content Development Package awarded to the overall Grant recipient in each country will enable the winning individual or organisation to build professional content to support their initiative in the form of editing, photography, videography and/or studio hire.

The Grant pool is made up of $25,000 of Grants in Australia and $25,000 in New Zealand, totaling $50,000 across the region. These funds will support the winning projects to continue their important work across the Community, Education and Environment sectors.

Last year’s winner stories
Winners of the 2022 Canon Oceania Grants have put their rewards to great use. Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue, winner of the Community ‘Flood Recovery’ Grant*, aims to lessen the impact of humans on the marine environment. The organisation does this by rescuing and rehabilitating seabirds, shorebirds, sea turtles and sea snakes, and through conducting educational activities to inform the public.

“We took the opportunity to install CCTV cameras in all animal care areas and to be able to stream to a TV in our education room. The ability to monitor the patients remotely has enhanced our after-hours care and allowed us to give timely intervention without the constant need to physically monitor them. In the event of another flood, the cameras will give us the ability to mitigate against being caught unawares.

We would recommend organisations applying for the Canon Grants Program as the impact can be huge. We would like to thank Canon for this generous support of not-for-profit organisations,” said Anna Dicker, President, Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue.

Last year’s winner of the Education Grant, Kamaruka School, is a specialist school for neurodivergent boys from Years 2 to 10, who often have difficulties navigating the mainstream education system or require support for their unique needs such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

“We have captured a few basic recollections of the school from past and older students to eventually add to our website and we can’t wait for the next camp so that students can capture motion not just moments. Students are also keen to start their own film making. They are currently in the creating and storyboard stages. We are also investigating the safest way to launch a YouTube Channel.

The application process for Canon Grants Program was straightforward. Being a small school with no social media presence, we weren’t sure we would get the votes, but our community got behind us to support us,” said Michelle “Zinny” Zintschenko, Principal, Kamaruka School.

The 2022 Community Grant winner, GingerSnap Patisserie, is a social enterprise that creates plant-based desserts to celebrate the limitless potential of people with disability and create opportunities for more people with a disability to share their stories.

“The Canon Grants program has been monumental for GingerSnap on many levels, predominantly through brand recognition.

During the campaign, we were able to share our story on multiple social media groups and ask for community support. We received hundreds of messages of support from people who had never heard of us prior to the campaign and wanted to jump straight on and vote. This converted to more newsletter sign ups, and even some orders.

Together with this brand recognition, the quality of our photos has gone to a whole new level and means we can develop quality content for our newsletter and website. We now look professional!” said Jessica Colgan, Co-founder/Operations, GingerSnap Patisserie.

Finally, Remember the Wild, winner of the 2022 Environment Grant, is Australia’s leading nature connection organisation that dedicates itself to capturing a huge breadth of wildlife and landscapes and tells their stories. The organisation is committed to educating people on the ways in which Australia’s species and land can flourish, if people are willing to live in a way that fosters connection, respect and reverence for the many forms of life.

“It was a privilege to be the recipient of the Canon Oceania Environment Grant in 2022. At Remember the Wild, we exist to connect people to nature by means of education, art, events and any resource that can further the cause. We are currently producing a film about the endangered and little-known Spotted-tailed Quoll, the largest marsupial predator on the Australian mainland. But to photograph and film them in ultra-high definition, we need camera traps. This was why the Canon Oceania Grant was so helpful to our mission.

We were able to use a Canon EOS R6 to film in beautiful 4K resolution and strong low-light performance. With the cash element of the prize, we were able to purchase the necessary kit to convert this camera into the main body of a motion-triggered camera trap, filming the quolls as they move on their few frequented paths through the wilderness. Our film is aiming to be finished by the end of 2023, available to view in festivals 2024, and we can't wait to see what our Canon gear captures between now and then. Early results have already been exciting,” said Caleb McElrea, Director, Remember the Wild.

The 2023 Grants categories
The 2023 Grants will be awarded under the following categories:

1 x Community Grant – AU$5,000 (made up of $2,500 cash and Canon product up to $2,500RRP)
Open to organisations that have a positive impact on communities, encompassing cultural and societal causes.

1 x Education Grant – AU$5,000 (made up of $2,500 cash and Canon product up to $2,500RRP)
Open to schools and other educational centres for children and adults alike.

1 x Environment Grant – AU$5,000 (made up of $2,500 cash and Canon product up to $2,500RRP)
Open to not-for-profits and organisations dedicated to raising awareness of the protection of the environment or promoting sustainable practices.

The Overall Grant (Content Development Package), valued at AU$10,000, will be awarded to the category Grant recipient who received the highest total amount of votes for their entry.

Submissions are open now until 23 July 2023 via https://www.canon.com.au/about-canon/community/grants. The wider community will vote on finalists in August, and winners will be announced in September.

For more information about the 2023 Canon Oceania Grants program, please visit:
https://www.canon.com.au/about-canon/community/grants

* This Grant category was specific to the 2022 program to support the victims of the floods in Eastern Australia.

Canon Press Release: Canon Australia

Canon Camera News features in Feedspot Top 100 Camera Blogs

 Canon Camera News features in Feedspot

Canon Camera News features in Feedspot Top 100 Camera Blogs


I’m pleased to announce that my Canon Camera News Website (Owner / Admin: Vernon Chalmers, Cape Town) has been included in the World Top 100 Camera Blogs on Feedspot (currently in position 19). More >>


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From the Owner of Feedspot - Anuj Agarwal: “I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Canon Camera News has been selected by our panellist as one of the Top 100 Camera Blogs on the web".

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A personal Thank You to all my supporters:
I would like to use this opportunity to thank my thousands of followers on the Vernon Chalmers Photography Facebook Page (and my other social Media platforms / websites) for their frequent visits to my Canon Camera News website. Visitors arrive from more than 200 countries per year - but, I am mostly driven to provide comprehensive Canon camera resources to my own clients, local visitors and supporters.

Purpose and Objective of Canon Camera News:
Canon Camera News is a Canon camera information provider website (founded in 2012 by Vernon Chalmers). Canon information published on this website is either directly sourced from Canon press / media releases (and referenced) or is the camera / photographic demonstrations of Vernon Chalmers with privately owned Canon EOS Full-Frame / APS-C / Canon PowerShot cameras, Canon EF / EF-S lenses, Canon Speedlite flash, Canon printers and other Canon digital camera / lens accessories.

Every effort is made to provide readers / visitors with useful information to learn more and extract the best value out of current Canon EOS / Canon EOS R / PowerShot models (Canon lenses / Speedlite flash and other Canon Accessories) information resources.

29 May 2023

Canon India Continues Contribution to SOS Children’s Village

Canon India contributes to build educational infrastructure in SOS Children’s Village, Faridabad

Canon India Continues Contribution to SOS Children’s Village, Faridabad

Faridabad, 29th May 2023 – Demonstrating its commitment to promoting holistic community development, Canon India recently presented a copier to the children of SOS Children’s Village Faridabad to support the educational needs of the students. Supporting 'Education' and ‘Empowering’ young minds have been key focus areas for Canon as part of its 4Es CSR policy, and the association at the SOS Children’s Village Faridabad is a testament to the same.

Marking this association, Canon also undertook a tree plantation drive at SOS Children's Village premises, creating a perfect synergy between Canon's 'Green Environment Together' initiative and its community-focused CSR outreach. Canon India launched 'Green Environment Together' (GET) Initiative as a positive step towards nurturing the environment, where they plant a tree on the purchase of a laser copier/ multi-function Device (MFD) on behalf of its direct customers.

The activity was marked by the visit of Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India and Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director, Product & Communication, Canon India, to SOS Children's Village, followed by an engaging and insightful discussion with the children.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President & CEO, Canon India said, “Under our CSR efforts, we have consistently driven initiatives for the greater good of society, and education has been a key focus area for us. Time and again, we plan activities across the country that support the overall development of underprivileged children. We constantly strive to give back to society and work together for the common good, which is at the heart of our corporate philosophy, ‘Kyosei’. Our goal is not only to provide outstanding products and services but also to promote the welfare of communities. Together, we can create an ecosystem that fosters community development, supplementing our efforts to build a better tomorrow.”

Under 'Support a Life' initiative, Canon India has been associated with SOS Children's Village of India, a non-profit organization for disadvantaged children, since 2016, supporting the overall development of the children.

Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director, Product & Communication, Canon India said, “Our association with SOS Children’s Village of India is directed at strengthening our commitment to ensuring that children get opportunities that fulfil their educational requirements and holistic growth. They are the future of our country indeed and helping them grow up in an environment where they can thrive for a better future, is the goal. At Canon, we are always determined to use our technology to not just delight customers, but also empower the community at large. Deploying our flagship multi-function copier at the village is an endeavour from Canon to provide children with the technological infrastructure they require for their everyday needs.”

With its philosophy of ‘Business can be simple’, Canon aims to bring to the forefront sustainable efforts of doing business. Canon’s range of eco-friendly business offerings significantly help reduce the carbon footprint on the environment through low electricity consumption.

About Canon’s corporate philosophy ‘Kyosei’

Canon India’s CSR endeavors are driven by their corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, which indicates the ‘spirit of living and working together for the common good’, which is considered foremost in the organization’s way of working and day-to-day operations. However, their definition of the word is much broader and encompasses “all people-regardless of their race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together for the common good.” Moving forward with this philosophy, they believe in standing in unison when it comes to their commitment to the community and strive to make a positive impact in the society and the environment. The organization is involved in various community welfare programs aligned with their 4Es CSR policy implying Education, Eye Care, Environment and Empowerment, to build progressive self-reliant communities. Along with ‘Adopt a Village’ project, the organization is also associated with SOS Children’s Village across the country to encourage and support the overall development of children in these villages.

The flagship ‘Adopt a Village’ initiative was launched in 2012, through which Canon India undertakes the task of overall development of four adopted villages across North, East, West, and South India for a certain period for the holistic development of the society.

Canon Press Release: Canon India

Canon Develops Quantum-Dot Inks for use in Next-Gen Displays

Canon develops perovskite quantum-dot inks for use in next-generation displays, with improved durability and potential for application in high-image-quality displays

Perovskite quantum-dot inks developed by Canon emitting light
Perovskite quantum-dot inks developed by Canon emitting light

TOKYO, May 29, 2023—Canon Inc. announced today that the company has developed a quantum-dot ink with a perovskite structure (perovskite quantum-dot ink) as a material for next-generation quantum-dot displays, and has successfully demonstrated its practical durability1 for the first time2 in the world.

The performance and image quality of display devices continue to rapidly improve, and towards this end, one such approach that is gaining momentum is applying quantum-dot technologies (QD) to meet the need for displays with higher image quality.

Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that measure only a few nanometers in diameter and can emit light with high brightness and high color purity. Displays with quantum-dot technology are attracting growing attention due to their wide color gamut that makes possible high visual expressiveness. Therefore, quantum dots for display is sought to achieve higher color purity and higher light utilization efficiency. In addition, though cadmium (Cd) has thus far been the preferred material for quantum dots, due to environmental concerns, there is a growing interest in Cd-free materials.

With these requirements in mind, Canon has focused on the development of perovskite quantum-dot inks. Perovskite quantum dots are considered an effective Cd-free approach other than InP (indium phosphide) quantum dots. In terms of color purity and light efficiency, many see perovskite quantum-dots as a promising material capable of contributing to high brightness, a wide color gamut and high resolution. However, poor durability has thus far been a barrier to practical use.

To address the issue of durability, Canon is leveraging its proprietary technologies nurtured through development of ink and toner for printers. The company has established a unique method to form a protective shell on quantum dots, thereby achieving practically durable perovskite-dot ink with retained color purity and light usage efficiency.

InP quantum-dot ink covers 88% of the color gamut based on the ITU-R BT. 2020 recommendation3, while Canon's perovskite quantum-dot inks can cover 94%4 of the gamut. In addition, the high efficiency of light use is expected to reduce power consumption of quantum dots by approximately 20%5 compared to conventional technology.

Canon's quantum-dot inks have the potential to help realize next-generation OLED displays with ultra-high definition, such as quantum-dot 8K displays, a technology that thus far has been unachievable.

The results of technological development of the ink and the technology for mass-production of high-quality perovskite quantum dots were announced on May 26, 2023 (local time) at SID Display Week 2023 in Los Angeles, USA.
  1. T90=10,000 hours. The time until the brightness reaches 90% of the initial value at 1,000nit (a unit indicating the degree of brightness), which is equivalent to the blue light brightness under actual use.
  2. As of May 28, 2023. Based on Canon research
  3. Recommendation formulated by ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to provide video signals for UHDTV broadcasting systems
  4. Estimation when a display is constructed by combining a red/green ink-cured film with an appropriate blue light source
  5. Estimation when used in current OLED TVs utilizing quantum dots

Canon's perovskite quantum-dot inks
Quantum-dot ink with indium phosphide cover 88% of the color gamut based on the ITU-R BT. 2020 recommendation, while Canon's perovskite quantum-dot inks can cover 94%4 of the gamut.
Canon's quantum-dot inks have the potential to help realize next-generation OLED displays with ultra-high definition, such as quantum-dot 8K displays, a technology that thus far has been unachievable, thanks to the high conversion efficiency of light that makes possible smaller pixels.


OLED displays using quantum dots
  • Quantum dots convert the blue light of the light source into red and green. Compared with white light sources, quantum-dot technology makes possible red and green light with higher color purity, thus enabling displays with a wider color gamut.
Conceptual diagram of an OLED display utilizing quantum-dot technology
Conceptual diagram of an OLED display utilizing quantum-dot technology

Perovskite Quantum Dots
  • The wave length (color) of emitted light can be controlled by compositions and particle sizes of perovskite quantum dots.

What is a perovskite structure?
A perovskite structure is one type of crystalline structures. By changing the elements that compose a perovskite structure, a variety of properties can be manifested, including superconductivity, ferroelectricity, fluorescence and photoelectric conversion. Due to this versatility, a perovskite structure holds great potential for use as functional materials. In recent years, perovskite solar cells have attracted attention thanks to their low cost and versatility that enables them to be used anywhere.

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Canon Press Release Source: Global Canon 

26 May 2023

Capture precious memories with the new Canon R100 Camera

Capture precious memories on the go with the Canon EOS R100 and RF 28mm F2.8 STM Lens

Canon EOS R100

London, UK, 24th May 2023 – Canon Europe today announces the launch of the EOS R100, tailor-made for those who want to preserve quality time spent with family and friends, perfect for capturing special occasions and lasting memories. With a 24.1 megapixel, APS-C sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF packed into its compact and lightweight body, the EOS R100 offers stunning yet effortless image quality, perfect for shooting on the go. Accompanying the launch of the camera is the RF 28mm F2.8 STM, Canon’s smallest and lightest lens in the RF range, as well as the OC-E4A, a new off-camera shoe cord for Canon’s multi-function shoe.

Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM Lens

Canon’s newest entry-level EOS R System mirrorless camera has been designed to effortlessly capture special moments in outstanding quality and is small enough to carry on any family adventure. Canon also demonstrates its commitment to expanding the advanced range of RF prime lenses with the launch of the RF 28mm F2.8 STM – the smallest and lightest RF lens yet.

Capture the moment

The EOS R100 features a 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor which is several times larger than that found in a top of the range smartphone, providing a noticeable step up in image and video quality. This not only delivers impeccable colour and incredible detail, but also gives users the ability to shoot in low light conditions and achieve beautiful, authentic bokeh where the background is smoothly softened, allowing the subject to stand out.

With the intelligent autofocus of the EOS R range, the EOS R100 has Dual Pixel CMOS AF with fast and accurate subject detection, tracking people’s eyes when using the viewfinder or the LCD screen, keeping up with the action and focusing on what really matters.By offering up to 6.5 fps continuous shooting with One Shot AF and 3.5 fps with Continuous AF, the EOS R100 helps capture that special moment.

The EOS R100 has improved video performance compared to a smartphone or DSLR, offering 4K 25p video1, bringing the benefits of the EOS R System to this easy-to-use, entry-level camera. It is also capable of Full HD video recording at 60 fps and 120 fps at 720p resolution, ideal for smooth slow-motion videos, which is particularly useful when getting creative with holiday content. The reliable Dual Pixel CMOS AF also enables face detection and eye tracking when recording in Full HD.

Unlock your potential

The portable design of the EOS R100 – weighing just 356g2 – is smaller and lighter than a traditional DSLR, perfect for those who want to shoot on the move. Its comfortable grip, electronic viewfinder, intuitive controls, and guided user interface give users the tools to be the family’s very own photographer, without having to be a professional. This is supported by creative assist, making it easy to adjust background blur, brightness, contrast, and colour balance.

Users also have the option to experiment with an array of versatile accessories, such as innovative RF lenses, microphones and Speedlites, making the creative possibilities endless. Compatibility with Canon’s RF and RF-S lenses in particular means users can extend their reach and get creative with fast apertures.

Seamlessly connect and share

Wi-Fi® and always-on Bluetooth® connectivity3 enable users to seamlessly transfer images and videos to their smartphone using the Canon Camera Connect app for instant sharing. The app also enables users to operate the camera remotely, while Bluetooth connection allows simple control with the BR-E1 remote control or a smartphone, perfect for group photos and videos.

Introducing Canon’s smallest and lightest RF prime lens

The RF 28mm F2.8 STM is an extremely compact and lightweight full frame RF prime pancake lens. It has been carefully designed to be the perfect combination for cameras such as the recently launched EOS R8. It can easily fit into any kit bag or be used instead of a body cap, ideal for travel and street photographers on the move.

Its versatile 28mm focal length and fast F2.8 maximum aperture make it suitable for a variety of shooting scenarios. The fast aperture enables low light shooting and achieves a shallow depth of field for blurred backgrounds to make the subject stand out. The RF 28mm F2.8 STM includes a combined control and focus ring, enabling users to easily adjust settings and quickly switch to manual focus if required. What’s more, the STM motor also allows quiet autofocus and smooth transitions between subjects.

Canon’s combination of an EOS R body and RF lens enables a variety of correction options to be implemented to assist entry-level photographers and videographers, offering better image quality, and allowing for a smaller lens design. The effective placement of three high-precision plastic moulded aspheric elements achieves excellent rendering capability and compactness while also keeping the number of elements to a minimum.

As a super compact, lightweight and affordable option, the RF 28mm F2.8 STM broadens the choice of Canon’s advanced prime lenses for EOS R System users, which also includes:
  • RF 16mm F2.8 STM
  • RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM
  • RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM
  • RF 50mm F1.8 STM
  • RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM

Additional flexibility with Canon’s new OC-E4A

The OC-E4A is Canon’s new cable for the multi-function shoe, featured on several EOS R System cameras, which allows the new advanced range of accessories to be placed away from the hotshoe. It allows multi-function accessories such as Speedlites to be used off camera for correct lighting when shooting vertically to prevent shadows and reduce red eye. The OC-E4A can also provide power to devices such as microphones and it has been designed to enable use with the RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens.

Further details about the EOS R100 are available here:
https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/eos-r100/
Further details about the RF 28mm F2.8 STM are available here:
https://www.canon-europe.com/lenses/rf-28mm-f2-8-stm/

Canon EOS R100 Key Features:
  • 24.1 MP APS-C sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with subject detection
  • 4K video (crop, 25p)
  • Full HD 60 fps and 120 fps4 720p
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • Compact and lightweight body

Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM Lens Key Features:
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Affordable wide-angle prime lens
  • Versatile 28mm focal length
  • Fast F2.8 maximum aperture

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Europe

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New online discussions are speculating that we will see the announcement / release of an APS-C Canon EOS R100, Canon EOS R9 during 2022 / 2023. The Full Frame Canon R5 Mark II and possibly a Canon EOS R1 may also be released during 2023 / 2024.

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24 May 2023

Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM: First-ever RF pancake Lens

Canon’s lightest, thinnest, smallest RF lens offers high portability with greater creative possibilities for both APS-C and full-frame EOS R camera users

Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM: First-ever RF Pancake Lens

SINGAPORE, 24 May 2023 — Canon today announced the RF28mm f/2.8 STM, the first-ever “pancake” prime lens in the RF lens lineup. The lens forms a flat combination with both full-frame and APS-C EOS R cameras, offering a large maximum aperture and excellent image quality in a tiny, extremely portable form factor.

“There is high demand for pancake lenses: small, thin, and lightweight lenses with minimal impact on the size and weight of a camera. They are also easy to hold and carry around. The RF mount now has its own dedicated version with the RF28mm f/2.8 STM, which was developed based on photographers’ input. It reflects our dedication and commitment to catering to the needs and wants of photographers.” said Imasaka Daido, Director of Regional ICB Sales & Marketing, Canon Singapore.

Slim Pocketable Body, Outstanding Mobility
At less than 2.5 cm long when retracted and weighing no more than a bar of soap at around 120 g, the RF28mm f/2.8 STM is thin just like the word “pancake” suggests. It barely adds to the size and weight of your camera—you could even use it in place of a lens cap! Enjoy the lightest, flattest, and most portable combination possible with your full-frame or APS-C camera, whether you are travelling light, exploring the streets, shooting long videos or vlogs handheld.

Excellent Image Quality
Designed with an efficient optical layout comprising three large-diameter plastic-molded aspherical lens, the RF28mm f/2.8 STM offers excellent sharpness and clarity from the image centre to the edges, within a compact package. The image quality is a notch above that of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM and RF50mm f/1.8 STM, which are known for their superior performance.

Versatile Focal Length on Both Full-frame and APS-C
With its wide f/2.8 aperture, the RF28mm f/2.8 STM offers beautiful bokeh along with the speed necessary for freezing fast motion and achieving sharper handheld shots in low-light situations.

The versatile 28 mm focal length is just enough to easily frame a wide range of scenes on both APS-C and full-frame cameras.

On full-frame cameras such as the EOS R8 and EOS R6 Mark II, it provides a wide angle-of-view that can capture landscapes and cityscapes with the right amount of perspective, or portraits that show ample background context without the subject appearing too small in the frame.

On APS-C cameras such as the EOS R50 and the EOS R7, it offers a standard angle-of-view equivalent to 45 mm on a full-frame camera, providing a natural perspective that is easy to compose with. Half-body portraits are possible from a comfortable distance away—close enough to communicate without getting in your subject’s face! Pair it with the new EOS R100 to get the smallest combination possible.

With its high mobility, image quality, and easy-to-use focal length, one might be inspired to move around and get creative. New angles and perspectives are just a tilt and a step away.

Canon OC-E4A: Take Your Accessories Off-camera
In addition, the Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E4A has been introduced – a multi-function hotshoe extension that succeeds the Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3. The new cord allows hotshoe accessories such as flashes and microphones to be placed off-camera while maintaining the most stable communication possible, paving the way for greater creative expression. Both the camera connector and accessory connector feature dust- and water-resistant capability, akin to that of the EOS-1D series professional camera.

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

Press Release Source: Canon Singapore

Introducing the Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM lens

 Introducing the Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM lens with Rudy Winston - Official Canon Video


Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM lens
Join Rudy Winston from Canon USA to learn about the design, performance, and features that make the RF28mm F2.8 STM lens an affordable everyday, vlogging, and travel lens. Learn more: https://canon.us/3OE9TmX

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New Canon EOS R100: Turn Moments Into Memories

 The New Canon EOS R100: Turn Moments Into Memories - Official Canon Video

Canon EOS R100
Elevate your moments with the EOS R100. The compact design and powerful APS-C size sensor makes it easier to capture your moments with the quality you deserve. Turn moments into memories with the EOS R100. Learn more: https://canon.us/3MRVJgB

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Canon EOS R100: Entering the World of Mirrorless

Take your first step towards creating beautiful, high-quality photos

Canon EOS R100: Entering the World of Mirrorless

SHAH ALAM, 24 May 2023 - Canon Marketing Malaysia (“Canon”) today announced the EOS R100, which is its smallest, lightest, and most affordable EOS R system camera to date.

Hunter Zhang, Director of Image Communication Business Division at Canon Marketing Malaysia added “At Canon, we are dedicated to meeting the photography requirements of all types of photographers, ensuring the highest quality at various budget points. With the introduction of the EOS R100, our goal is to open doors for a new community of users, enabling them to experience the joy of capturing moments with the EOS R system.”

Superior Image Quality Anywhere, Anytime
The EOS R100 delivers clear and sharp images with beautifully resolved details through its APS-C size CMOS image sensor. As Canon’s smallest, lightest EOS R series camera, weighing around the same as a 330ml canned drink at approx. 356g1, it is easy to slip into your everyday bag and carry around, ready to capture fleeting moments and cherished memories. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection, you can share your pictures to social media easily through the Canon Camera Connect app via your smartphone.

Elevate Your Shooting Experience
Designed with a viewfinder and generous grip, these features will ease your transition to start shooting like a professional photographer. The clear, high-definition built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) provides better visibility outdoors under strong sunlight, while the rubberised textured grip allows a firmer, more stable hold on the camera, helping you nail steady shots.

Get Great Shots with Ease
Fast, highly accurate autofocusing, supported by Eye and Face Detection, detects and follows subjects over a wide area of the image, so it is easier to capture amazingly sharp pictures of people and objects even if they fidget or move across the frame. With a compatible lens, including your kit lens, you can also enjoy image stabilisation, which enables you to snap sharper handheld photos even in dim lighting. A convenient built-in flash helps you get well-lit shots in darker scenes or backlight, with flash power control options that you can utilise for creativity.

Exploring Video Creation
You can even create videos without shooting video, which is great for getting started without worrying about story concepts or editing. The Hybrid Auto mode turns your still photos and video snippets into a digest movie of the day’s activities while the 4K Timelapse Video mode automatically takes shots of a scene at predetermined intervals and stitches them into a high-resolution video, all with pristine image quality and details.

For more hands-on video content creation, features like 4K video shooting and slow-motion movies with 120p high frame rate recording are available. With Eye Detection AF and Movie Digital IS function in movie mode, you can keep people in focus and ensure stable footage even if you are shooting while walking.

Customise Your Style
The EOS R100 offers multiple ways to create images regardless of your skillset when it comes to photography or your familiarity with manual controls and technical photography terms. Besides the typical DSLR and mirrorless camera controls, there is the Creative Assist mode, which lets you change settings using layman terms, such as “Background blur”, “Brightness”, and “Saturation”. Alternatively, you could also use the Scene modes and Scene Intelligent Auto, where the camera chooses the best settings for your scene or ideal outcome. Creative filters under the in-camera presets is yet another option that allows you to change the look and finish of your images to express your individual style.

A Vast Selection of Lenses to Create With
The imaging possibilities are endless with a mirrorless camera – change your lenses and watch your perspective transform along with it! The EOS R100 is directly compatible with over 30 RF and RF-S lenses in the ever-growing RF lens line-up, which let you go wider, closer, reach further, or create beautiful, dreamy bokeh effects. It can also be paired with over 80 EF lenses via the EF-EOS R Mount Adapter.

1 According to CIPA standards, including the battery and memory card.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Malaysia

Introducing the Canon EOS R100 Camera

Introducing the Canon EOS R100 APS-C Camera - Official Canon Video

Canon EOS R100
Join Jon Lorentz as he introduces the new Canon EOS R100, the lightest and most compact EOS R-series camera to date. The EOS R100 is an outstanding choice for users looking to enter the world of RF mount content creation. Whether you’re looking for your first interchangeable lens camera, or you’re looking to upgrade an older digital SLR, you owe it to yourself to check out the EOS R100. Learn more: https://canon.us/424IFcr

New APS-C Canon EOS R100 Launched

Canon Introduces its Most Affordable, Compact, and Lightweight EOS R Camera Ever: The EOS R100

The Company Also Announced the Wide-Angle “Pancake” Style RF28mm F2.8 STM Lens

New Canon APS-C EOS R100 Launched

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 24, 2023 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the launch of the EOS R100 camera and RF28mm F2.8 STM lens, two new affordable, compact, and lightweight tools for entry-level and emerging content creators to elevate their skills.

The Canon EOS R100 camera was designed for new, first-time mirrorless camera or existing interchangeable camera users who previously enjoyed EOS Rebel or EOS M cameras. The camera touts key features such as a 24.2 megapixel APS-C size sensor, the DIGIC 8 image processor, 4K (Cropped) and Full HD (Full-Width) video at up to 24 and 60 frames-per-second respectively, Autofocus with eye and face detection, and Bluetooth™ and Wi-Fi® connectivity capabilities. For users who are making the EOS R100 their first interchangeable lens (ILC) camera, a significant advantage over using a smartphone camera will be lens selection. The EOS R100 is compatible with the complete lineup of RF and RF-S lenses, and EF and EF-S lenses can be utilized when using one of three available Canon EF-EOS R mount adapters (each sold separately). This selection of lenses includes the Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM lens, which was also announced today.

The Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM is a “pancake” style, value lens that targets a wide variety of users, from amateur to enthusiast Full-Frame and APS-C camera users. Key features of the new lens include:
  • Minimum focusing distance of 9.1 inches (0.23m) and a maximum magnification of 0.17x
  • Retracting feature that helps to shorten the overall length of the lens
  • Circumferential manual focus mode/control ring selector
  • Gear-type STM motor providing smooth autofocusing while capturing video
  • Built-in Control Ring provides quick access to multiple camera controls
  • 7-blade circular aperture helps to provide beautifully blurred background and bokeh

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS R100 camera is scheduled to be available in July 2023 for an estimated retail price of $479.99 for body only, $599.99 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens, and $829.99 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lenses*.

The RF28mm F2.8 STM lens is scheduled to be available in July 2023 for an estimated retail price of $299.99*.

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

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

* Availability, specifications, and prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

23 May 2023

Download Canon EOS R100 PDF User Guide / Manual

Canon EOS R100 User Guide Download

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Kokomo Early Access App for Meta Quest 2 Features

Service Notice: Kokomo by Canon Early Access App for Meta Quest 2: Version 0.0.102 Features
Service Notice: Kokomo by Canon Early Access App for Meta Quest 2: Version 0.0.102 Features
The updated version of the Kokomo by Canon Early Access app for Meta Quest 2 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

Enhancements:
  1. Introduces new alignment phase guidance that instructs users to stand still during alignment, resulting in improved alignment accuracy.
  2. Enables the use of thumb and index fingers to scroll through default environment tiles, enhancing the user experience.
  3. Improves instability of bi-directional audio.
  4. Improves continual adjustment of the user image size and placement, which previously occurred even when the user was in full frame and standing still.

Fixes:
  1. Fixes the Welcome video playback functionality in this app to ensure it plays consistently for first-time users.
  2. Fixes contact availability where a user in the contact list appeared online in this app when they are not.
  3. Fixes an echo sound that may occur when turning on/off mirror mode.
  4. Minor bug fix.

Kokomo by Canon Early Access app Version 0.0.102 is available on the Meta AppLab.

Support

This information is for residents of the United and Canada only.

Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries

Canon Customer Support Center
Email: kokomosupport@cusa.canon.com
Website: https://www.usa.canon.com/kokomo

Service Notice Source: Canon Product Advisories

EOS Webcam Utility Pro App: Version 2.0.30 Features

Service Notice: EOS Webcam Utility Pro App: Version 2.0.30 Features

Service Notice: EOS Webcam Utility Pro App: Version 2.0.30 Features

The new version of the EOS Webcam Utility Pro for Win/Mac app incorporates the following enhancements and fix:

  • New Features:
  • Adds the ability to select higher preview framerate in the video setting
  • Adds compatibility to use UVC supported EOS cameras
  • Adds popup notification when a new software version is available

UI Improvements:
  • Improves performance when adding video source and deleting scenes
  • Improves screen capture resolution
  • Improves other UI operability
  • Improves UI stability

Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue in which users may be unable to activate the paid feature even after logging out and logging in after “Activation Service Access Failure” message is displayed
  • Fixes an issue with re-login
  • Fixes an issue where Billing Address is not updated after being changed in MyCanon account
  • Fixes an issue with Hot Key usage
  • Fixes installer issues
  • Fixes camera settings issues
  • Fixes an issue with camera recognition
  • Fixes an issue with wireless camera connection
  • Fixed an issue with camera registration
  • Fixes various settings issues
  • Fixes an issue during streaming
  • Fixes issue with Watermark setting
  • Fixes other minor issues

Canon EOS R100 Professional Previews / Reviews

Canon EOS R100 Professional Previews / Reviews 

Canon EOS R100 Professional Previews / Reviews



The Canon EOS R100  was Launched / Released  on 24 May 2023 

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Canon EOS R100 Official Sample Images

Official Canon Sample Images : Canon EOS R100

Canon EOS R100 Official Sample Images


Canon Canon EOS R100 Sample Images
Experience the fun of RF mount content creation with the smallest and lightest EOS R series camera1, the Canon EOS R100. Excellent still-image capabilities start with its 24.1 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS Image sensor and DIGIC 8 processor, along with Dual Pixel CMOS AF with the ability to detect human faces and focus on their eyes. The EOS R100 also can record Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second, and detailed, high-res 4K from the central area of the sensor at 24 frames per second. The versatility and small size of the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens gives you the flexibility you desire without taking up your whole camera bag. (Source: Canon USA)

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22 May 2023

Canon OC-E4A Off-Camera Shoe Cord

Canon OC-E4A Off-Camera Multi-Function Shoe Cord

Canon OC-E4A Off-Camera Shoe Cord

The Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E4A can be connected to various Multi-Function Shoe accessories off-camera at distances up to 80cm. It is compatible with all Canon EOS R system cameras equipped with the Multi-Function Shoe. Similar to the OC-E3, the OC-E4A retains the same level of dust- and water-resistance equivalent to the EOS-1D series.
  • Connects to various Multi-Function Shoe accessories off-camera at distance up to 80cm
  • Dust- and water-resistance equivalent to the EOS-1D series
  • Compatible with a wide range of accessories when paired with the Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1

Canon Source: Canon Asia

Canon OC-E4A Off-Camera Multi-Function Shoe Cord
Canon OC-E4A Multi-Function Shoe Cord

20 May 2023

Canon imagePROGRAF TC-20M - Official Canon Video

Canon imagePROGRAF TC-20M Desktop Printer – Unlock large format potential from small spaces


Canon imagePROGRAF TC-20M Desktop Printer
The new Canon imagePROGRAF TC-20M is a compact and versatile 24” desktop printer, which can scan, copy, repeat images and enlarge prints. Easily produce professional prints up to A1+, with or without digital files, to meet various demands in small offices, retail, hospitality, education and architectural industries. imagePROGRAF TC-20M: https://canon.sm/40OswHS

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Canon Learning Series - The Business of Creating Content

Canon Learning Series - The Business of Creating Content – Intermediate: Building Your Brand

Official Canon Video


The Business of Creating Content – Intermediate: Building Your Brand
To help us dig deeper and give you practical tips on turning your passion into your career, Tomi (aka @GadgetsBoy ) has asked Steven Hertleer to guide you on this part of the journey. Steven is a full-time photographer and videographer who shoots advertising campaigns for major brands world-wide. Chapter 1: Introduction In the second episode, we dig deeper into how to build your personal brand, stay true to your signature style and use social media for business. Chapter 2: Social media for business Social media is the perfect place to showcase your personal brand, build your portfolio and expose yourself to your future clients and media. So, it’s important to tailor your content and messaging to the platform, while still staying true to your signature style. Chapter 3: Reach your audience Consistent, authentic content leads to a wider reach on social media. Reach in itself, however, isn’t enough. You need to engage with your audience, educate them about your work and style to create connection and trust. Chapter 4: Stay authentic How do you stay authentic when you work with brand? How do you keep to your signature style when you have to adhere to a brand’s visual identity? Steven has the answers. Chapter 5: In practice What is a signature look? How do you create it? How do you choose the right equipment? Steven will tell you! Chapter 6: Summary Let’s look at what we’ve learned! Subscribe to our channel and set up your notifications, so you don’t miss the expert episode, where we explore progressing into an agency setting. Watch all the available episodes here: Canon products featured in this episode 
Canon EOS C70: https://canon.sm/3KG40Dm 
Canon EOS R5: https://canon.sm/3mnn67Q 
Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM: https://canon.sm/3MpkDEx 
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM: https://canon.sm/3zFyuit 
Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM: https://canon.sm/3zIjdxz This episode was shot on: Canon EOS C70: https://canon.sm/3KG40Dm

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