Canon Dominates The Mirrorless Market In Japan (in Q1 2022)

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Canon appears to be the undisputed mirrorless market leader in Japan. That’s what the latest BCN report suggests.

According to the aggregate data from January 1st to March 30th, 2022, Canon ranks in the first three positions of mirrorless market shares in Japan:

  1. Canon EOS Kiss M2 Double Zoom Kit White
  2. Canon EOS Kiss M2 Double Zoom Kit Black
  3. Canon EOS RP / RF24-105 IS STM Lens Kit
  4. Sony α6100 Double Zoom Lens Kit Black
  5. Sony α7 IV
  6. OLYMPUS PEN E-PL10 EZ Double Zoom Kit White
  7. EOS Kiss M Double Zoom Kit White
  8. Sony α6400 Double Zoom Lens Kit Silver
  9. Nikon Z 50 Double Zoom Kit
  10. LUMIX G100 Standard Zoom Lens Tripod Grip Included

Note that the first two positions are hold by the Canon EOS M5 Mark II (named EOS Kiss M2 in Japan), a camera (and line-up) that some people can’t wait to see disappear. Nope, me says. Even the upcoming release of the EOS R7 and EOS R10 won’t mean that the EOS M system will disappear any time soon.

The Good And The Bad Of Canon Cameras, According To DPReview TV

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Some light entertainment for you. The good and the bad of Canon cameras. Since when is there something bad with Canon cameras, I wonder.

Coming from DPReview TV, the video below discusses what Chris and Jordan deem to be the good and the bad of Canon cameras. They say:

The recent Canon RF mount camera releases have done a lot to re-inspire confidence in the brand, there’s still plenty that could be improved. Chris (the optimist) and Jordan (the human bummer) offer their thoughts on what Canon is getting right, and where they’re still missing the mark.

And here is the video. Enjoy.

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Canon Q1 2022 Financial Results – Imaging Sector Doing Good

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Canon published their Q1 2022 financial results. Nothing special here. Things are good for Canon.

From the presentation material, referring to the imaging sector:

Demand, mainly coming from professionals and advanced amateurs, continues to be strong as full-frame mirrorless cameras released by each company stimulates the market. As a result, we expect the 2022 market to grow by 5% compared to last yearto 5.65 million units, which also includes some carry over from last year due to supply shortages.

In the first quarter, unit sales of interchangeable-lens cameras were below those of last year due to product supply shortages. However, sales increased due to a rise in average selling prices, as we prioritized the supply of high-end models such as the EOS R5 and EOS R6, and also due to a significant increase in sales of RF lenses.

For the full year, even as the shortage of parts continues, we will continue to increase our product supply by using parts secured through purchases from new suppliers or by switching to alternative parts. At the same time, we will work to achieve our aim of sales and profit growth, fulfilling backorders to sell 3 million units, 10% more than last year.

This year as well, we will promote the enhancement of our lineup of camera bodies and interchangeable lenses, which include two new Super-telephoto fixed focal length RF lenses announced in February. As long telephoto lenses with focal lengths of 1200 mm and 800 mm, these lenses are extremely compact and lightweight,features that are expected to contribute to more people purchasing them.Going forward, we will continue to enhance the overall value of the R system,including bodies and lenses to solidify our position as a top manufacturer ofmirrorless cameras.

You can download all the Q1 2022 financial results material from here.

Canon Announced New Flagship Field Zoom For 4K Broadcast Cameras

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Canon press release:

Canon Announces New Flagship Field Zoom Lens for 4K Broadcast Cameras with a World-Leading 122x Zoom and Now Featuring Autofocus

MELVILLE, NY, April 12, 2022Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF, a new field zoom lens with autofocus for 2/3-inch sensor 4K broadcast cameras, featuring the world’s widest angle*, longest focal length* and largest zoom*. Along with the new lens, Canon will also release two new focus demand accessories – The Canon FDJ-S31 and FDJ-S41.

The UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF is Canon’s new flagship field zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras, and the company’s first 4K broadcast lens to include built-in AF. With the addition of AF with superb high-speed and high-accuracy subject tracking, this new lens enables the capture of immersive, high-resolution video, thus meeting a wide range of needs at on-location 4K workspaces that demand extremely precise AF, such as sporting events, concerts and other indoor and outdoor events.

The DIGISUPER 100 AF (released in June 2006), Canon’s AF-enabled lens for HD broadcast cameras, garnered high praise from the broadcast market thanks to its high-performance phase-detect AF. The new UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF carries this legacy into the next generation with support for 4K video. The lens produces natural and smooth AF that can rapidly focus on subjects — even when initially far out of focus — as well as track fast-moving subjects while maintaining focus with high precision.

Canon’s new UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF features a zoom range of 8.2 mm at the wide end and 1,000 mm at the telephoto end — a 122x zoom ratio, the world’s most powerful zoom range for AF-equipped field zoom lenses for 2/3-inch sensor 4K broadcast cameras. In addition, the lens employs a built-in 2x extender that allows users to increase the zoom range two-fold, featuring a 16.4 mm focal length at the wide-angle end and a 2,000 mm focal length at the telephoto end.

Alongside the new lens, Canon will also release two new focus demand models for AF-equipped lenses used with HD or 4K broadcast cameras. The Canon FDJ-S31 and FDJ-S41 focus demand accessories enable focus control and provide a variety of powerful support capabilities, including the ability to switch between three sizes of AF frames, move the AF frame within the screen, AF mode switching, and three different focus curve modes.

Availability

The Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF lens and Canon FDJ-S31 and FDJ-S41 focus demand accessories are all scheduled to be available in early July 2022.**

Canon will showcase its latest digital imaging solutions and products, including the new field zoom lens and focus demand accessories, at the NAB Show 2022 (Booth #C4432) in Las Vegas, April 24th-27th. For more information about the new lens, focus demand accessories, and Canon’s presence at the show please visit usa.canon.com.