Canon USA Has A New CEO and President, Mr. Kazuto Ogawa

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Canon USA appointed Mr. Kazuto Ogawa as new CEO and president.

Canon press release:

Kazuto Ogawa Assumes Role as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Announces New Executive Appointments, Effective April 1, 2020

MELVILLE, NY, April 1, 2020Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of Kazuto Ogawa as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A. Inc., effective April 1, 2020, along with other senior executive promotions.

Mr. Ogawa has almost 40 years of experience with Canon since beginning his career with Canon Inc. in 1981. From 1995-2005, he held positions with Canon Singapore, Canon Hong Kong and Canon China before returning to Canon Singapore as president and CEO. In 2008, Mr. Ogawa was named president and CEO of Canon Canada. He became an executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2011 and was appointed executive vice president of Canon China in 2014. He was elected as a managing executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2016.

“It is a great honor to take on this role as the new president and chief executive officer of Canon U.S.A., Inc., especially during a time of uncertainty when COVID-19 is impacting the global marketplace,” said Mr. Ogawa. “In this pivotal moment, our employees, customers, channel partners and other stakeholders remain our top priority and we all need to work together to navigate through this challenging time.”

Mr. Ogawa’s new role as President & CEO will be complemented with other senior executive appointments at Canon U.S.A. Inc., on which he remarked: “I’m pleased to acknowledge the well-deserved promotions of my esteemed colleagues. This leadership team exemplifies Canon’s dedication to growth and innovation and commitment to our values.”

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Canon EOS M6 Mark II Firmware Update Delivers 24p Video Mode

Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii Firmware

Canon released Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware version 1.1.0.

Along with some bug fixes, Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware delivers the much asked 24p video mode.

Canon firmware advisory:

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  1. The option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.
  2. Fixes the phenomenon where the focus position of the lens returns to the home position if the camera powers off due to the “Auto Power Off” setting during Interval Timing shooting.
  3. Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the camera may not autofocus at the edges of the image area.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

You can download firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II here.

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Key features:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
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Next Canon Press Conference Will Be Livestreamed (on April 20, 2020)

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Canon released a press release where the company states they will livestream their next press conference, instead of holding it as usual. Another consequence of the global virus outbreak.

Although some people is suggesting the EOS R5 could be announced at this date, it’s very unlikely. In the press release Canon mentions “broadcast and cinema products” to tackle “the current and growing needs of the respective industries such as 4K UHD and HDR, as well as evolving technologies“. So, it’s likely a new Canon Cinema camera is coming, most probably the EOS C300 Mark III.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. To Host Virtual Press Conference For New Professional Imaging Products And Technologies

MELVILLE, NY, March 30, 2020Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that they will be hosting a Virtual Press Conference to unveil the company’s new professional imaging products and technologies. The Virtual Press Conference, which will be streamed on the Canon U.S.A. website at usa.canon.com/VPC2020, is scheduled to air on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PT.

“As Canon continues to monitor the global response surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the effects of which have impacted every aspect of our lives, we would like to thank everyone for their understanding and ongoing support during this challenging time,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president, and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc “The road ahead is long and filled with uncertainty, but when the broadcast and cinema industries are ready to resume ‘normal’ activities, Canon wants them to know we will be there to continue to support professionals with new products and technologies that meet their needs.”

The new Canon broadcast and cinema products featured during the Virtual Press Conference are aligned with the current and growing needs of the respective industries such as 4K UHD and HDR, as well as evolving technologies.

For more information and the latest updates, please visit usa.canon.com/VPC2020 and follow us on Twitter at @CanonUSAprovideo and Instagram @canonusaprovideo.

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Canon Announces Compact And Portable Wireless PIXMA TR150 Printer

PIXMA TR150

Canon released a new, compact and portable wireless printer. The Canon PIXMA TR150 will be available in late March at $199.99. This is a business-oriented product, not really for photography. Preorder at B&H Photo | Adorama.

Canon press release:

Printing Simplified with the New Canon PIXMA TR150 Printer

Wireless1 Printer Provides Exceptional Quality Prints, While Small Size and Optional Battery Allow Portability for Out Of the Office Business Professionals

MELVILLE, NY, March 26, 2020 – Millions of people across the United States routinely work from home.It’s helpful if they, along with people who work from other remote locations, have transportable equipment that can fit into a variety of work-related circumstances. In the spirit of working wherever the business takes you, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils today the new Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless1 Printer, as well as its optional battery for portability . The Canon PIXMA TR150 printer, when paired with the optional battery (sold separately), provides a lightweight portable option for quality printing needs for the out of the office business professional.

“With their time-consuming schedules, today’s business professionals require products that are easy to use and produce high-quality documents,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Canon PIXMA TR150 printer can help business professionals in and out of the office to conduct business efficiently, leveraging Canon print technologies and features, including an OLED screen and Wi-Fi®1 connectivity.”

Printing Where and When Needed
If your office is the kitchen table or the living room sofa, bulky and clunky office equipment would not be feasible. Powered by USB charging or the optional battery, the Canon PIXMA TR150 printer can be your “whenever and wherever business calls” printer. Coming in at 4.5 pounds2 and approximately 12.7 inches x 7.3 inches x 2.6 inches, the Canon PIXMA TR150 printer features a 1.44 inch OLED display to help users easily install, set-up and connect the printer to compatible mobile devices. The screen also alerts the user to any troubleshooting issues such as paper needing to be refilled or low ink, helping to alleviate certain additional stresses that could occur during crunchtime moments.

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Canon Is The Nr. 1 Shareholder Of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market (since 17 years)

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Canon press release:

Canon Celebrates 17th Consecutive Year as Number One Shareholder of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market

MELVILLE, NY, March 26, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. has maintained the number one share of the global market for interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) for 17 consecutive years1 from 2003 to 2019.

Canon develops the key imaging system components featured in its EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras—CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses—under the core concept of, “Speed, Comfort and High Image Quality.” Offering 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 high-image-quality shooting with easy operation—Canon continues to support the diverse needs of customers.

During the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Digital Rebel (EOS Kiss Digital or EOS 300D in other regions) in September 2003. This groundbreaking camera, which was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design, captured the top share of the global market and set the stage for growth in the digital SLR market. 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 introduced new possibilities for photographic expression with the launch of the EOS R System in October 2018. Including such products as the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera and RF lenses that fully leverage the company’s optical technologies, the new products helped further expand the Canon EOS System. In 2019, Canon launched a wide range of products2 including the EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera in March and EOS 90D DSLR in September. In striving to further expand its lineup, Canon managed to secure the number one share of the global market for the 17th consecutive year.

Canon is also currently developing the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera, equipped with a newly developed full-frame CMOS sensor and featuring high-speed continuous shooting for still images and 8K video recording. The company is also currently developing seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders, including the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, and plans to release them throughout the course of 2020. Canon will continue to refine its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technology, to expand and create a stronger EOS System for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras. These innovations open up new avenues of image capture to meet the needs of increasingly diverse users and to promote the spread of photo and video culture.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $33 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2019† and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2020. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. 

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

1 Based on a Canon survey.

2 Canon released six interchangeable-lens camera models in 2019: EOS RP (March), EOS Kiss X10 (April), EOS 90D (September), EOS M6 Mark II (September), EOS M200 (October), EOS Ra (December).

Canon To Release Firmware Update For EOS-1D X Mark III To Fix Issue

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Canon will release a firmware update for the EOS-1D X Mark III in early April, as the company communicates through a product advisory:

To Users of EOS-1D X Mark III

Thank you for using Canon products.

We have confirmed that the following phenomenon may occur during use of the EOS 1D X Mark III digital SLR camera. A new firmware release is planned for early April; once the new firmware is ready, we will make an announcement on our website.

We sincerely apologise to users who may have experienced inconvenience due to this issue.

Phenomenon:
When the camera is used with the electronic level set to “Show” in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may not perform normally when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.

Affected Product:
EOS 1D X Mark III (Firmware version 1.0.0)

Workaround:
Use the “Hide” setting for the electronic level in the viewfinder display.

Setting procedure: Menu / Set-up 2 tab / Viewfinder display / Electronic level* [Hide] *Default setting: [Hide]

Support:
In early-April 2020, we plan to release a firmware update to address the phenomenon listed above.

Contact information:
Please contact your nearest service centre if you have any queries.