Canon ranks first among manufacturing companies in 20th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

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Canon press release:

Canon Inc. ranks first among manufacturing companies in 20th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

TOKYO, January 23, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has ranked first for the third time among manufacturing companies in Nikkei Inc.’s 20th Environmental Management Survey, receiving high ratings for each criterion, including perfect scores for promotion of environmental management structure, resource recycling and measures against global warming.

Started in 1997 by Nikkei Inc., the Environmental Management Survey is an annual survey that assesses businesses’ endeavors to improve environmental measures and management efficiency. This year’s survey was based on a questionnaire sent to 1,733 companies that was answered by 396 companies.

In the manufacturing category, each company’s level of environmental management was assessed based on five criteria: promotion of environmental management structure, pollution and biodiversity-related measures, resource recycling, environmental product policy and measures against global warming, and ranked based on their total score.

In this year’s survey, Canon achieved perfect scores for promotion of environmental management structure, resource recycling and measures against global warming for such highly rated activities as the Company’s carbon offset program that reduces CO2 emissions equivalent to those produced by such products as office multifunction devices and some production printers to zero and the establishment of an automatic toner and ink cartridge recycling system. Additionally, the Company also scored highly for other criteria, achieving a total score of 496 (out of a possible 500), placing first in the manufacturing category.

Under its Action for Green environmental vision, introduced in 2008, Canon set a goal of annually reducing lifecycle CO2 emissions for each product by 3%, and is proactively making efforts through such initiatives as energy-saving activities at manufacturing bases, a modal shift in distribution, reduced energy consumption during product use, product remanufacturing,* reusing parts and recycling consumable goods. As a result, in 2015, lifecycle CO2 emissions per product were approximately 30% of those in 2008—successfully achieving an average reduction of approximately 5% a year.

Canon’s Action for Green environmental vision aims to realize a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment through technological innovation and improved management efficiency. Throughout the entire product lifecycle—Produce, Use, Recycle—Canon continues to expand activities with its customers and business partners to reduce environmental burden in pursuit of this environmental vision.

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Canon Rebel T7i and Rebel T7s to feature 28MP sensor, one may come with DPAF [CW2]

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I’ve been told that the Canon Rebel T7i and Rebel T7s may feature a 28MP sensor. One of this new Canon Rebels may also feature DPAF.

Just a few days ago we had a leak about some unreleased Canon gear which showed up at a Russian certification authority. I guess the next Canon Rebels are on this list.

While I think it’s fair to assume the next Rebels may have a 28MP sensor, I have some doubts about Dual Pixel AF to be featured on a Canon Rebel. I am not sure if Canon will implement its first tier on-sensor AF on an “entry-level” DSLR. So far, Canon made a clear distinction between camera models with and without DPAF. Since they didn’t give it to the EOS M3 (where it was for sure more needed than on a Rebel), I doubt Canon will feature it on a Rebel. However, as usual anything is possible.

The next Canon Rebels were rumored to be announced before CES 2017 by sources other than mines but we didn’t see no new entry-level DSLR so far, and CES is over. The new candidate announcement date is somewhen in February.  It’s still unclear when Canon will announce them. Also, no specs so far.

If you have suggestions please sound off in the comment section. Stay tuned!

Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019 Tournament in Japan

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Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2019™ Tournament in Japan

TOKYO, January 19, 2017—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has renewed its contract and become the first company to serve as an official sponsor for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which will take place in twelve cities and prefectures1 across the country from September 20 to November 2, 2019.

Hosted every four years, Rugby World Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events with the world’s top 20 national teams competing across 48 matches to win the ultimate prize in the sport, the Webb Ellis Cup.

Japan 2019 will be the event’s ninth edition and the first in Asia. The 2015 Tournament, which was hosted in England, was the best attended with 2.48 million fans, the most viewed with record broadcast, digital and social coverage in more than 207 nations2.

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Canon PowerShot SX 730 HS, Canon EVF-DC 2, and two cameras registered at certification authority

Powershot sx 730Nokishita Camera posted some information  about unreleased Canon products which were registered at a Russian certification authority.

  • PowerShot SX 730 HS
    • Color: Black / Silver
  • EVF-DC 2
    • Electronic viewfinder
    • Color: Black / Silver
    • SKU: 1727 C001 AA, 1882 C001 AA
  • Interchangeable lens camera (2 models)
    • SKU: 1895C001AA, 1895C002AA, 1895C003AA
    • SKU: 1892C003AA, 1892C004AA, 1892C017AA
  • Remote controller
    • SKU: 2140C001AA
    • DS586111 ?

As you can see, we have the PowerShor SX 730 HS (black and silver color option), a new version of Canon’s electronic viewfinder, the EVF-DC 2, a new remote controller, and two interchangeable lens cameras. The latter, may be the upcoming Rebel T7i and T7s (possibly in various color options) I do not think it has to do with new mirrorless cameras.

This stuff may be announced soon. Stay tuned…!