29 February 2024

darktable, an alternative to Canon DPP and Adobe Lightroom

darktable, an alternative to Canon DPP and Adobe Lightroom
Free and Compatible with Linux / Windows / MaxOS

What is darktable?
darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

Raw is the unprocessed capture straight from the camera’s sensor to the memory card, nothing has been altered. There are multiple alternatives in the open source world for raw development (ufraw, dcraw, rawtherapee) but darktable tries to fill the gap between the excellent existing free raw converters and image management tools (such as e.g. ufraw, rawstudio, f-spot, digikam, shotwell). It focuses on the workflow to make it easier for the photographer to quickly handle the thousands of images a day of shooting can produce. It’s also one of the very few FOSS projects able to do tethered shooting.

The internal architecture of darktable allows users to easily add modules for all sorts of image processing, from the very simple (crop, exposure, spot removal) to the most advanced (simulation of human night vision).

The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. The main focus lies on user interaction, both in terms of a smooth interface design as well as processing speed. High quality output is also one of our goals.

All editing is fully non-destructive and only operates on cached image buffers for display. The full image is only converted during export. Raw image loading is done using rawspeed, high-dynamic range and standard image formats such as jpeg are also supported. The core operates completely on floating point values, so darktable can not only be used for photography but also for scientifically acquired images or output of renderers (high dynamic range).

For a more complete list of darktable’s current features have a look at the features page. Or – even better – just install it and try it out!

darktable is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 3 or later.

Reference / Source: darktable

22 February 2024

Canon’s updated SDK extends Linux compatibility

Canon’s updated Software Development Kit extends Linux compatibility

Canon’s updated SDK extends Linux compatibility

London, UK, 22 February 2024 – Canon Europe announces the latest evolution in its EOS Digital Software Development Kit (EDSDK) – free of charge software now fortified with Linux compatibility. EDSDK has long been pivotal in allowing software developers and computer programmers to design tailored digital solutions for controlling Canon cameras, making it an indispensable tool for professionals in the field. Core features include remote shooting, image transfer, camera setting and live view monitor.

In this latest update, the added Linux compatibility on ARM processors opens new avenues for businesses seeking to streamline workflows. This will benefit industries across use cases such as photobooths, traffic enforcement cameras and 3D photogrammetry.

The evolution of low-cost and compact computers and such as Raspberry Pi or Nvidia Jetson Nano can provide adequate computing power for camera remote control with a tiny footprint. A combination of Canon EOS cameras and microcontroller boards offers further flexibility and expanded connectivity for camera integration. Small host computers can be placed in narrow enclosures allowing a USB connection between the camera and computer, which is beneficial for robust communication.

When a solution requires dozens of cameras to capture objects from all directions (3D photogrammetry scanners) a number of computers are also needed to control all cameras simultaneously. Utilising single board computers, a number of devices can be installed for local remote camera control, with one main host computer communicating via Ethernet – one of the optimal hardware configurations for multiple camera control.

Devices with an embedded GPU enable powerful image processing such as deep learning and image recognition, which has excellent affinity with high resolution and quality images captured by Canon EOS cameras.

Akiyoshi Ishii, Senior Manager Technical Integration at Canon Europe, comments: “We’re really excited to release the Linux version of EDSDK because it’s a long-awaited feature from camera SDK developers. EDSDK has proved the capability of EOS cameras for industrial usage over the past decade. The EDSDK for Linux certainly lets us move forward to the next stage and we’ll encounter unseen use cases created by camera SDK developers.”

To access the Canon SDK download, register interest via the Canon Developer Programme: developers.canon-europe.com/developers. Technical support is available in the EMEA region via a support request form for developers, and there is a forum to discuss questions and ideas.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Europe

21 February 2024

Firmware Notice: Canon EOS Rebel T7: Firmware V 1.2.1

Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following fix.

Firmware Notice: Canon EOS Rebel T7: Firmware V 1.2.1

Canon EOS Rebel T7 Firmware Update

1. Improves operational stability during continuous commercial use of the camera.

If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.2.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Canon Support

Download Firmware Version 1.2.1 for the EOS Rebel T7

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 Rebel T7 (PDF).

If you have not already done so, please register the EOS Rebel T7. By registering, Canon 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.

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20 February 2024

Canon breathing new life into one of music’s most iconic pieces

Sign of the times: How Canon technology is breathing new life into one of music’s most iconic pieces

Canon Europe supports immersive exhibition starring inclusive choir by using elevated printing technology

Canon breathing new life into one of music’s most iconic pieces
Original image by Mariko Tagashira

London, UK, 20 February 2024 – Almost two centuries on from its first ever performance, one of music’s most iconic pieces is set to be revitalised for a whole new audience, thanks to pioneering Canon technology.

Beethoven’s legendary 9th Symphony was first performed in Vienna in May 1824 and now, two hundred years later, it returns to the city as part of “An die Freude”, an inclusive and experimental photo exhibition which runs from 20 February to 17 March.

As part of its commitment to making the arts more accessible, Canon is supporting the exhibition which will see inclusive choir The White Hands Chorus Nippon (WHCN) take centre stage for a visual interpretation of “An die Freude/Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The choir, founded by Artistic Director Erika Colon, brings together children with and without physical disabilities, with deaf members conveying sound and emotion through sign language, movement and facial expression.

Professional photographer Mariko Tagashira has accompanied the choir for several years and identified a unique way to capture the children's gestures as poetic traces of light in her pictures using long-term exposures. These photos were developed to create a visible, tactile interpretation of the “An die Freude” experience.

The exhibition features a series of photographs, with several of the images printed in relief, using the Canon PRISMAelevate XL printing technology and Arizona printer series. The principle of Elevated Printing is layering multiple layers of ink on top of each other. The result is a fully tactile and immersive experience for visitors to conjure vivid mental representations of the works. In addition, explanations printed in braille support visually impaired visitors to fully understand the story behind the music.

Canon’s elevated printed imagery is produced and exhibited with the experience of the visually impaired community in mind. This is a continuation of Canon’s efforts to make art more accessible, using technology to pioneer how those with disabilities can create and experience the arts.

The exhibition will take place at the WestLicht Museum for Photography in Vienna.

“The arts should be accessible to everyone, and music and photography are right at the heart of this. We are proud to use our imaging technology to allow more people to experience the powerful emotions and stories told by the White Hands Chorus through Mariko Tagashira’s photography. Our Elevated Printing technology creates an alternative sensory experience which we hope can create a truly accessible exhibition that everyone can interact and engage with.” Dirk Brouns, Vice President Large Format Systems at Canon Production Printing.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon Europe

Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z Lens Review Video

 Griffin Conway Reviews the Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z Lens


Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z Lens
Filmmaker Griffin Conway shares his first impressions of the Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z. Paired with the EOS R5 C, this lens allowed Griffin to simplify his camera setup for a shoot thanks to the consistent f/2.8 aperture throughout the focal range, alleviating the need to swap lenses.

Learn more about this lens: https://canon.us/4btKWn7

Learn more about the EOS R5 C: https://canon.us/3ut5KKV

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Canon Recognized with CDP’s Highest-Level “A” Score

Canon Recognized with CDP’s Highest-Level “A” Score for its Environmental Activities

Canon Inc. earned CDP’s highest rating for transparency and leadership-concerning initiatives in the field of environmental issues
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 20, 2024 – Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, earned CDP’s highest rating for transparency and leadership-concerning initiatives in the field of environmental issues. CDP, a U.K.-based non-profit organization,1 bestowed an “A” score for Canon following its evaluation of major companies and local governments worldwide on their efforts to tackle environmental issues.

To learn more, please visit here.

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

1 Established in 2000 as an international non-profit organization possessing a system for environmental information disclosures made by businesses and local governments

Canon Press Release Source: Canon USA

Canon Celebrates 21st Year of No. 1 Share of Global Market

Canon Celebrates 21st Consecutive Year of No. 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market

Canon Celebrates 21st Year of No. 1 Share of Global Market

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 20, 2024 —Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. is celebrating that the company's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share1 of the global market for 21 consecutive years from 2003 to 2023.

Canon’s EOS series of interchangeable lens digital cameras are imaging systems based on the basic concept of "speed, comfort, and high image quality," for which the company has developed proprietary key components, including CMOS image sensors, the DIGIC image processors, and interchangeable lenses. Putting together a wide-ranging product lineup - from high-performance flagship models that are highly trusted by professionals to entry-level models that allow users to enjoy full-scale shooting with easy operation, as well as a rich selection of over 1152 RF and EF series lenses that make possible a wealth of creative expression - Canon continues to support the diverse needs of customers.

During the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Kiss Digital (EOS Digital Rebel or EOS 300D in other regions) in September 2003. By launching this groundbreaking camera, which was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design, Canon spurred growth in the digital SLR market, capturing the top share of the global market and heralding the age of digital SLR cameras. Since that time, Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products, including the professional-model EOS 1D series and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording. Canon’s desire to further expand the boundaries of visual expression led to its next-generation EOS R System, launched in October 2018, that includes the full-frame mirrorless camera EOS R5—the first camera to feature 8K video recording3 - released in July 2020 and the EOS R3 in November 2021, which features tracking of fast-moving subjects and continuous shooting performance. In addition, Canon launched the EOS VR System, designed to record video for virtual reality content, in December 2021.

In 2023, Canon led demand for mirrorless cameras and lenses by further expanding its lineup of EOS R series cameras and lenses. This expanded lineup included the EOS R50 (released in March 2023), an APS-C size mirrorless camera complete with easy-to-use and convenient functions, the EOS R8 (released in April 2023), a full-frame camera that is both small and lightweight while demonstrating high performance and the EOS R100 (released in June 2023), an APS-C size mirrorless camera that even beginner photographers can use to enjoy full-fledged shooting, and 9 RF lenses4.

Additionally, Canon-brand cameras comprised the number one share5 of Rugby World Cup France 2023, demonstrating that they have earned the deep trust of professional photographers. Based on the support of this wide range of customers, Canon managed to secure the No. 1 share of the global market for the 21st consecutive year.

Canon will continue to refine its proprietary imaging technologies while bringing fulfillment and excitement to people’s daily lives as well as promoting the spread of photo and video culture by providing products, services, and solutions that meet its customers’ diverse needs.

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

1 Based on a Canon survey.

2 Types of lenses sold vary according to each market. Includes 4 types of extenders. Among lenses announced as of February 19, 2024.

3 Among digital interchangeable-lens cameras released prior to July 8, 2020.

4 In 2023, Canon released the following nine RF lenses: RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM (January), RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM (March), RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM (April), RF100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM (May), RF28mm F2.8 STM (July), RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM (October), RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM (December), RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z (December), RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM (December).

5 Average of data obtained from 4 matches-- semifinals (2 matches), 3rd place qualifier, and final match-- of the tournament. Based on a Canon survey.


Canon Press Release: Canon USA

19 February 2024

Canon to spotlight sustainability champions at Global Good Awards 2024

Canon to Spotlight Sustainability Champions at Global Good Awards 2024

Canon to Spotlight Sustainability Champions at Global Good Awards 2024

London, UK, 19 February 2024 – Canon EMEA, the world’s leading imaging company, continues its sponsorship of the Canon Young Champion of the Year category at the Global Good Awards for the fifth year running to highlight the achievements of young campaigners. Entries for the Canon Young Champion of the Year category open today, closing on 3 May.

The Canon Young Champion of the Year Award recognises young leaders who are driving positive change across any area of sustainability and use their examples to encourage others to take action. The award started as an extension of Canon EMEA’s Young People Programme, which gives young people the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle sustainability issues that matter to them using creativity and critical thinking.

Last year, Raheen Fatima and Manyasiri ‘Pear’ Chotbunwong were named the winners of the under 16s and under 21s categories. The judges praised Raheen’s work as an activist, which has seen her help to educate young people around the world on a range of topics, using the Sustainable Development Goals as a basis. To date, Raheen has taught more than 5,000 young people from 20 different countries.

Meanwhile, Manyasiri ‘Pear’ Chotbunwong, founder of feminine health non-profit organisation H.E.R. (Health. Equity. Respect) was recognised for her efforts in supporting women’s access to period products, education, healthcare and employment. Through her organisation, she has helped to distribute over 10,000 reusable and FDA-approved sugarcane fibre pads to women in five countries through partnerships with 30+ schools and NGOs.

Previous winners of the Canon category have gone on to represent Canon at global events including Expo 2020 Dubai and some of last years finalists featured in a TV and social media global video campaign with Warner Brothers Discovery brand, Cartoon Network

Peter Bragg, Canon EMEA Sustainability & Government Affairs Director said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Global Good Awards for the fifth year running. I look forward to seeing applications over the next months highlighting the hard work and achievements of young sustainability campaigners. This is an important time to recognise young sustainability champions making a real difference in their communities”.

To determine this year’s Canon Young Champion of the Year Award winner, an inspiring bench of judges have been announced including Executive Director at UN Global Compact Network UK, Steve Kenzie, Sustainability advisor and author of Be the Change Books, Georgina Stevens, 2023 Canon Young Champion of the Year finalist Jodie Bailey-Ho, and photographer and Canon Ambassador, Laura El Tantawy.

Details on the Canon Young Champion of the Year category

The award is open in two categories – under 17s and under 25s – both of which are free to enter and welcome entries from participants of Canon Youth Programmes and for external youth activists. Judges will consider applications from more than one candidate per entry, for example where groups or siblings have worked together to campaign for a good cause. Entries are open now and will close on 3 May 2024.

To apply, entrants must submit up to 1250 words, a personal video statement and as many as six captioned images that tell their story and the change they’ve been working towards. Using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a guide, entries may focus on any form of social and environmental sustainability activism, whether it’s a local community project or a large, global initiative.

Winners of the Young Champion Award will receive a Canon EOS R50 Content Creator Kit and will be invited to a masterclass with a Canon Ambassador. Shortlisted finalists will also receive certificate, sustainably made medal and a joint masterclass with a Canon Ambassador.

Entrants may submit an entry for themselves if they are over 18, or alternatively they can be nominated by a parent, guardian, company, or the charity or organisation which they are working with but must be an integral part of the application process.

Canon Press Release Source: Canon UK

16 February 2024

Canon Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape

Canon Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Sustainability Programs and Services Hardcopy

Canon U.S.A., Inc. supports parent company Canon Inc.’s sustainability efforts, garnering recognition as a sustainability program leader in hardcopy equipment



MELVILLE, N.Y., February 16, 2024 – Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced 2/13/24 that it was named a “Leader” in “IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Sustainability Programs and Services Hardcopy 2023 Vendor Assessment1.” This report marks its first corporate assessment from the perspective of sustainability.

The survey evaluated 11 of the world's hardcopy vendors across metrics such as corporate strategies, business operations and products in the context of sustainability. As sustainability initiatives have recently become crucial in business decision-making, companies who are procuring printing-related products or services can use the results of this survey as a guide when selecting vendors.

According to IDC MarketScape, “Organizations should consider Canon if they are looking for a hardcopy vendor that offers a holistic approach to cover every facet of sustainability, spanning business operations, products and business models, and governance/compliance. Canon should also be considered by those organizations looking for a supplier that can help the company advance its own sustainability objectives through the deployment of innovative solutions and technology.”

Since 1988, Canon has adopted the corporate philosophy of “Kyosei” and has aspired to create a society in which all people live and work together harmoniously into the future, regardless of culture, custom, language or ethnicity. Based on this corporate philosophy, Canon is among those at the forefront of initiatives to help build harmonious relationships with the Earth and the natural environment. Since 2008, the company has been working to achieve lifecycle improvements in many of its products, by making a number of them more energy efficient, compact and lightweight, and by boosting efficiency in manufacturing, logistics and recycling, among other things.

“We believe that practicing Canon’s guiding philosophy of Kyosei has resulted in Canon being named a leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Sustainability Programs and Services Hardcopy 2023 Vendor Assessment,” said Shinichi "Sam" Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We strive to embody a corporate culture that contributes positively to the environment and to have a direct effect at both a global and regional level for the benefit of the world community.”

Canon is committed to continue actively working toward the realization of a sustainable society through all of its corporate activities.

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

1 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Sustainability Programs and Services Hardcopy 2023 Vendor Assessment(doc # US49892223, Dec 2023)

Canon Media Release Source: Canon USA

12 February 2024

Canon at The Photography & Video Show 2024

Revolutionise your creativity with Canon at The Photography & Video Show 2024

Canon at The Photography & Video Show 2024 NEC, Birmingham

London, United Kingdom, 12th February 2024 – Canon is delighted to announce it will be exhibiting at The Photography and Video Show at the NEC, Birmingham from the 16th - 19th March 2024.

An event that photographers, videographers and content creators shouldn’t miss, the Canon stand will offer the opportunity for guests to discover more about the latest imaging and printing technology used at cinematic, professional, enthusiast and consumer levels.

Featuring its full range of products for optical excellence and photography prints, Canon offers visitors to this year’s event an innovative adventure for hybrid photo and video shooting as well as an opportunity to experience the recently launched RF 24-105mm F2.8L IS USM Z, RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM and RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM.

The power of storytelling

This year, the Spotlight Stage will showcase inspiring sessions with renowned Canon Ambassadors and award-winning photographers, sharing the stories behind their most striking content.

Our exciting and inspiring speaker line-up includes professional photographers and cinematographers from across a wide range of genres. David Newton will host group discussions with the speakers, unleashing and dissecting their latest photographic projects.

This year’s speaker line-up includes: 

• Dani Connor, Wildlife Photographer
• Denise Maxwell, Sports Photographer
• Donatella Nicolini, Maternity Photographer
• Elisa Iannacone, Cinematographer
• Ellie Rothnie, Wildlife Photographer
• Helen Bartlett, Family portrait Photographer
• Ian Hippolyte, Fashion Photographer
• Igor Demba, Wedding Photographer
• Jack Lodge, Landscape Photographer
• Nick Page, Landscape Photographer
• Richard Heathcote, Sports Photographer

You also won’t want to miss out on the Canon Creator panel, a new addition for 2024, which will be taking place live at the show. Whether you’re stepping into the world of content creation or have already built an established channel, come along for hints and tips on how to create visually compelling content as well as an interactive Q&A with the influencers. More details and confirmed guests to follow in the upcoming weeks.

Discover Canon's cutting-edge imaging technology

Join the experts for a packed programme of practical sharing at the Bite-size Stage throughout the day. From camera setup tips and the algorithm behind EOS R System’s ground-breaking intelligent autofocus, to tips on shooting video with your mirrorless camera, there really is something for everyone.

Connect. Control. Create.

A team of product experts will be available to demonstrate how Canon can enhance both your shooting experience and your creative journey. Whether it’s step-by-step guidance; inspirational and practical know-how; or simply how to set up remote shooting and seamless transfer for fuss-free workflow solutions – there’s advice (and probably a Canon app!) to help you out.

The perfect print

Want to create beautiful fine art prints? Canon's print specialists will explain the print workflow and how to get the best out of your printer with free Canon software – Professional Print and Layout. You’ll also be able to discover its range of photo and fine art papers and learn which images are best suited for a glossy, luster, matte or fine art finish.

Canon will also be showcasing the recently launched imagePROGRAF PRO-4600 with its new LUCIA PRO II ink system and Chroma Optimiser, which enhance dark density for outstanding superior light fastness. Drop by the stand to see this first hand and to hear from renowned landscape photographer, Jack Lodge, as he shares insights on the effect of a good print equipment on beautifully shot images.

There’s also the chance for attendees to the Show to enter a prize draw to win a Canon EOS R6 Mark II and RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens worth over £3,000 and the opportunity of having your photos professionally printed. Simply head over to https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/features/win-a-canon-eos-r6-mark-ii-with-lens-worth-over-pound3000 to find out how to enter.

For more information on Canon’s speaker and live stage schedule, please visit: https://www.canon.co.uk/the-photography-show and follow its social media accounts for live updates during the event:

• Instagram: @Canon UK & Ireland
• Facebook: @CanonUK
• Twitter: @CanonUKandIE
• LinkedIn: Canon EMEA

Canon Media Release Source: Canon UK

08 February 2024

The Mirrorless Data is Clear: Canon is No 1

The Mirrorless Data is Clear: Canon is #1

The Mirrorless Data is Clear: Canon is No 1

MELVILLE, NY, February 8, 2024 –Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions is proud to announce they have solidified the #1 mirrorless camera brand position for a third year in a row in 20231 and was the #1 mirrorless camera brand in the U.S. in 20232.

Since the introduction of the EOS R system, Canon has continued its innovative product developments with cameras such as the EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R5 C, EOS R5 and EOS R8. The robust rolodex of cameras has options for the professional photographer on the sidelines of world-class sporting events, to portrait or wedding photographers looking to capture a moment of a lifetime and the family photographer who is documenting the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Canon mirrorless cameras have a place in the gear bags of any visual storyteller looking for high-quality images and video.

“The needs of our customers have always been at the forefront of our business at Canon and it’s why we have worked so hard to maintain a number one position within the industry,” said Brian Mahar, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “I am proud of our team for not only achieving this great success, but for also empowering our visual storytellers.”

“Canon mirrorless cameras have impacted my business’s bottom line as well as my client experience. With the advancement of technology, I’m able to concentrate more on client interaction and higher quality production. I’ve seen an enhancement in my photography, my profit and client satisfaction.” Vanessa Joy, Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning wedding and brand photographer

To learn more about Canon’s EOS R system including RF lenses visit: https://www.usa.canon.com/cameras/eos-r-system

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

1 Source: Circana, Retail Tracking Service, U.S. unit sales, 12 months ending December 2021, 2022, and 2023

2 Source: Circana, Retail Tracking Service, U.S. unit sales, 12 months ending December 2023

Canon Media Source: Canon USA

Canon Recognized with High Score for Climate Change

Canon recognized with highest A score for its climate change activities from CDP

Canon Recognized with High Score for Climate Change

TOKYO, February 8, 2024—Canon Inc. announced today that the company was recognized by U.K. based non-profit organization CDP1 for its transparency and leadership concerning initiatives in the field of climate change and was given an A score, which is the highest rating.  

The CDP evaluates major companies and local governments worldwide on their efforts to tackle environmental issues. Evaluations are based on information disclosed in response to questions sent to the companies regarding such topics as climate change and water resource management. The number of targeted groups has grown year after year, as a record number of more than 24,000 organizations disclosed information through the questionnaire in 2023. This is Canon's third time earning a spot on the A List in the climate change category, having been included in the A List previously in 2016 and 2020.

Under its corporate philosophy of kyosei, Canon aims to realize a society that achieves a beneficial balance between lifestyle enrichment and the environment and promotes various environmental conservation activities in the four key areas of “Climate Change,” “Resource Efficiency,” “Chemical Substances,” and “Biodiversity.” As measures against climate change, in line with SBTi2 criteria, Canon aims to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 23 GHG emissions 42% of absolute Scope 1 and 23 GHG emissions and 25% of absolute Scope 33 (Category 1 and 113) GHG emissions by 2030 from 2022 as a base year.

Canon also established an average annual 3% improvement, in the index of lifecycle CO2 emissions per product unit, as an environmental target in 2008 and has so far realized 44.4%4 improvement at an average annual rate of 3.95%4 (from 2008 to 2023). In addition, the company will strive to achieve net zero lifecycle CO2 emissions per product unit (Scope 1-3) by 2050 through various activities such as the use of renewable energy and energy-saving activities at production sites and more advanced resource circulation including product reuse and recycling.

Canon will continue working to make various technological advancements and improve managerial efficiency to help to reduce CO2 throughout society.

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Established in 2000 as an international non-profit organization possessing a system for environmental information disclosures made by businesses and local governments

2
The SBTi stands for Science Based Targets initiative which is an international initiative to encourage companies to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets on the basis of climate science. It is jointly operated by four organizations: the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and CDP. Canon’s GHG emissions reduction targets have been approved by SBTi in 2023.

3
Scope 1: Direct emissions (city gas, LPG, light oil, kerosene, non-energy-related greenhouse gases, etc.)
Scope 2: Indirect emissions (from use of electricity, steam, etc.)
Scope 3: Supply-chain emissions
Category 1: Purchased goods and services; Category 11: Use of sold products

4
Preliminary figures as of January 31, 2024

Canon Media Release Source: Global Canon

01 February 2024

Canon RF-S Lenses for Canon EOS R (APS-C) Cameras

 Canon RF-S Lenses for Canon EOS R APS-C Cameras

Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens


Canon RF-S lenses for Canon R APS-C Cameras

  • Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
  • Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6,3 IS STM Lens


Canon EOS R APS-C Camera Bodies

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    Canon Student Development Programme 2024 Now Open

    Canon Student Development Programme 2024 to open for entries this month

    Now in its eighth year, the programme has already helped pave the way for over 1,000 aspiring photojournalists, connecting young talent from across EMEA with some of the most influential names in the industry.

    Canon Student Development Programme 2024 Now Open

    • Up to 100 students to receive mentorship from industry experts representing established news agencies and news publications, as well as Canon Ambassadors
    • A shortlist of 25 students will be invited to take part in a four-day workshop in Girona, including a visit to Visa pour l’Image, where they can form new connections with professionals and peers
    • Applications are being accepted between 12th February and 7th March to students across Europe, Middle East and Africa1

    London, UK – 1st February 2024 – Canon Europe announces the call for entries for the eighth edition of the Canon Student Development Programme (CSDP), a prestigious annual programme designed to help aspiring photojournalists advance their careers. The industry-leading initiative offers access and exposure to experienced professionals from the photographic community and the opportunity to attend key industry events.

    CSDP has established itself as an invaluable springboard to the next generation of photojournalists. Former alumni have gone on to work for reputable news agencies and internationally renowned publications and continued to build successful careers. 2022 alumni Mohamed Mahdy (b. 1996), whose work focusses on the hidden and often unseen communities in Egypt, has won a main prize at the 2023 World Press Photo awards in the Open Format category. Fellow alumni Alexandra Corcode (b. 2000) has been selected for the 2023 Tom Stoddard Award for Excellence with her intimate portrayal of loneliness and abandonment amongst the elderly generation in her home country of Romania. Finalists of the 2023 programme, Ebrahim Alipoor and Fatma Fahmy, have both been selected for the 2024 VII Mentor program, run by VII Academy.

    The 2024 edition is open to students and interns1 residing and studying in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with applications running from February 12th until March 7th. A limited number of spaces will also be available to talent endorsed by industry professionals. Submissions will be judged by a panel of editors from Getty Images, Reuters Pictures, AFP and EPA who will decide on the initial cohort of the region’s most promising young storytellers.

    One-to-one mentorships

    The selected students will be partnered up with one of the programme’s expert mentors, with the aim to discuss their current work and longer-term career aspirations in dedicated one-to-one sessions. Virtual reviews throughout summer will help refine their new project proposal and current portfolio – with a particular focus on exploring different editing options and ways to further strengthen narrative skills and develop authorial signatures.

    Canon Ambassador and photojournalist, Brent Stirton said, “This is a unique programme to meet and spend time with curators, editors and photographers – a real investment into the future of photography. Stats show that only a fraction of those who study photography survive in the profession long term, and I know that it will make a profound difference for those selected. Growing up in South Africa, there was no way that I could’ve accessed some of the best editors and photographers in the world when I was starting out, much less borrowing some of the best gear out there.”

    Girona workshop and Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France

    In September, up to 25 students will be invited to a four-day Canon workshop in a grand Catalan farmhouse in Girona, Spain, concluding with a final night’s stay at the Visa pour l’Image international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France.

    The workshop will offer an intimate forum to exchange ideas and build relationships with renowned professionals from the world of photography. Group portfolio reviews offer a rich learning opportunity for students and a chance to both critique the work of their fellow peers, as well as receive professional feedback on their own.

    Aside from taking in the key exhibitions and evening screenings during Visa pour l’Image, students will also have the opportunity to participate in additional portfolio reviews and further expand their network.

    To apply to be a part of the 2024 Canon Student Development Programme or view the entry criteria, please visit: https://www.canon-europe.com/get-involved/student-development-programme/

    Canon Media Release Source: Canon Europe

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