Canon Exec Sees A Dark Future For Digital Cameras, Thinks Market Will Shrink By Half In Next 2 Years

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

In an interview with Nikkei, Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai gave some interesting insights in Canon’s future strategy.

Mirrorless Rumors summed up the interview:

  • Canon will shift the camera business’s focus to corporate customers
  • The market for digital cameras could shrink to about half in the next two years.
  • Cameras sales have declined at around 10% a year in the past few years (combined with single lens reflex and mirrorless). The global market for interchangeable lens cameras is around 10 million, but decreased
  • The mirrorless market share is growing, but it is a replacement with a single lens reflex, it is not adding to the market as a whole
  • People usually shoot with smartphones. The digital camera market will keep falling for about 2 years, but professional and high amateur (advanced) amateurs use about 5 to 6 million units. Finally there I will hit the bottom
[via Digicame-info.com]

Canon EOS R Quick Tips Videos

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Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

Canon USA posted a series of Canon EOS R quick tips videos. A huge set of videos.

All Canon EOS R quick tips videos are listed here.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Fortune Magazine Honors Canon As One Of World’s Most Admired Companies

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Press release:

Renowned for Its Reputation: Canon Honored as One of World’s Most Admired Companies for 2019 by FORTUNE Magazine

Agility and Ability to Adapt in Disruptive Times Help Company to Thrive

MELVILLE, NY, January 24, 2019 – In challenging times, it is a company’s ability to lean in to transformation, to rely on innovation as more than an ideology but a practice, that breeds success. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that Canon Inc., its parent company, received the #4 Industry Ranking in the computers category on FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” 2019 list.

“It is a gift to witness a company so steadily transform and, in doing so, evolve as Canon does on a continual basis through hard work, innovation, dedication to its customers, and the employment of a team of talented professionals,” says Christine Sedlacek, senior director and general manager, corporate communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This listing is a true testament to our company’s futuristic approach. We pride ourselves on developing next-generation technology, while staying committed to our strong philosophy of corporate social responsibility, to empower today’s generation of visionaries.”

To determine the list ranking, executive directors and analysts rate companies according to nine criteria: financial soundness, long-term investment value, people management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, quality of management, quality of products/services, innovation, and global competitiveness.

For more information on Canon U.S.A., Inc., please visit www.usa.canon.com.

Canon Selected To Outfit Largest Esports Stadium In USA

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Canon U.S.A. Selected By City Of Arlington To Outfit Largest Esports Stadium In United States

Go Canon, you guys rock! Press release:

MELVILLE, NY, January 23, 2019 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its state-of-the-art broadcast lenses will be capturing the action at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas—the country’s largest esports stadium. To outfit the stadium’s 4K UHD broadcast cameras, the City of Arlington purchased three Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 66 4K UHD field box lenses, four CJ24ex7.5B 4K UHD telephoto zoom lenses and one CJ14ex4.3B 4K UHD wide angle zoom lens. 

Located in the heart of Arlington’s Entertainment District, Esports Stadium Arlington is a $10 million, 100,000 square-foot facility built to serve the unique and technologically advanced demands of the esports industry. Designed by award-winning architectural firm Populous and brought to life with build partner Shawmut Design and Construction, the stadium features a competition space with a built-in 85 foot-long, LED wall accompanied by an immersive sound and theatrical lighting system.

Providing 4K optical performance for cameras that feature 2/3-inch sensors, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 mid-range telephoto zoom lens features a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live-event productions. Leveraging Canon’s Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS), this lens provides both handling and operational controls similar to existing field-zoom lenses for HDTV broadcast cameras, offering stable imaging and comfortable maneuverability during indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting.

“Canon’s ability to supply lenses that met our 4K visual needs, budget constraints, support and time requirements helped us succeed in building this industry-changing facility,” says Corey Dunn, Executive Producer with NGAGE Esports, who oversaw all operations and production for Esports Stadium Arlington. “Working with Canon has been great and has afforded us the maximum flexibility for a facility of this size.”

The City of Arlington also purchased four CJ24ex7.5B 4K UHD telephoto zoom lenses and one CJ14ex4.3B 4K UHD wide angle zoom lens, notable for their compact size and low weight, supporting high-mobility shooting often involved in sports-entertainment production. All the lenses, which are being paired with Grass Valley cameras, will enhance current HDTV optical-imaging performance, while solidifying a place for the shift to 4K production.

“We chose Canon’s broadcast lenses not only for their superb 4K optical quality, but for the Company’s leading service and support offerings,” said Marc Scarpa, founder and executive producer of Simplynew, the systems integrator for the stadium. “This is more than an one-time equipment purchase—it’s the start of a new relationship with Canon as we look to shape the future of esports.”

For more information on Canon’s broadcast solutions, visit www.usa.canon.com/broadcast. For more information about Esports Stadium Arlington, visit http://www.arlington-tx.gov/esports.

Will Canon Ever Regain Their Dignity, And Become King Again? (Humor)

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

The folks at Canon Conspiracies ask the fundamental question: Can Canon become king again?

Canon cripples their cameras, and they’re going to have to stop doing that if they want to compete in 2019. The competition is rising, Olympus EM1X is a beast, Sony coming with the a7siii and a7000, Fuji with their XT3 and XH2. Canon can’t play around, their next RF system camera needs to compete.

This Miniature Model Of The Canon EOS M50 Has Interchangeable Lenses, Blinks And Beeps

Eos M50

If you are looking for a miniature model of the Canon EOS M50 (Kiss M in Japan) we got you covered.

The “Canon EOS Kiss M Flash & Sound Mini Collection” is a 1:2.5 scaled model of Canon’s best selling mirrorless camera, the EOS M50. The model is made by Takara Tomy Arts and according to DC Watch it was made under the strict supervision of Canon.

You can even change lenses on the miniature model. It’s not taking pictures, obviously, but there is a led under the flash shoe that blinks, and the model does a shutter sound when activated. For whatever reason you can also fix it on the flash shoe of your real Canon camera.

Rakuten has this little toy on sale.

[via DC Watch]