CP+ Show 2022 Cancelled Due To Global Pandemic, Online Event Still Take Place


Another photographic show gets cancelled due to covid risk.

The CP+ Show 2022 announced they have cancelled the even because of the COVID risk. Online events will still take place as planned. The CP+ 2022 organization states:

CP + 2022 Pacifico Yokohama Venue Event Cancellation

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA: Chairman Shigeki Ishizuka), a CP that was scheduled to be held for four days from February 24th.+2022 Pacifico Yokohama Venue Event has been canceled and it has been decided to hold it online alone.

CP+2022 is an event to be held in the Corona disaster, with “safety and security of visitors and exhibitors” as the most important matter, and on the premise of taking thorough safety measures, we aimed to hold a hybrid between the Pacifico Yokohama venue and online. We have been preparing.
However, due to the rapid expansion of Omicron strains since the beginning of the year, the number of infected people and close contacts is increasing rapidly, and the supply of antigen test kits is tight, which is hindering safe event management. In addition, looking at the current infection situation, it is unlikely that the number of infected people will decrease significantly by the end of February, and it will be unlikely that the event will be held safely and securely. The psychological anxiety of the people is in a situation where they cannot be wiped out.
As the organizer, I have always kept an eye on the corona infection situation and took all possible measures, but I give top priority to the safety and security of visitors, exhibitor staff, and all other people involved in the event. As a result, CP in this situation+We decided that 2022 should not be held in real time, so we decided to cancel the Pacifico Yokohama venue event and hold it online alone.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to many customers who have been looking forward to the event at Pacifico Yokohama for the first time in three years, but we appreciate your understanding.
We also sincerely apologize for the announcement of the cancellation just before the event.

You can continue to enjoy online events with your registered ID and password.
We look forward to your participation in the online event.

February 7, 2022 Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Contact: CP+2022 Secretariat Email: [email protected]

Online event will be held as scheduled

Industry News: Canadian Press Chose Sony As Exclusive Provider for Imaging Products


Aiaiai those Canadians. Preferring Sony over Canon. How dare you, eh? ;-)

Press release:

The Canadian Press Makes Sony Electronics its Exclusive Provider for Imaging Products

Sony Electronics – 01/31/2022

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics, a global imaging leader, and The Canadian Press, Canada’s trusted national news agency, announced today that Sony would be the exclusive imaging products provider for the media company.

With more than 180 journalists, The Canadian Press produces real-time, bilingual multimedia news published by major digital, broadcast and print media. The switch to Sony will mean the photojournalists and videographers at The Canadian Press will use a variety of Sony cameras and lenses including the Sony Alpha 1 and Alpha 9 II products to quickly capture hundreds of powerful editorial photos and videos every day, ranging from large-scale global sporting events to local Canadian news, politics and lifestyle content.

“We are honored to announce this collaboration with The Canadian Press, a leader in delivering news and best-in-class multimedia content across Canada,” said Mark Saddleton, Sony Canada Country Head and Director of Sales. “The journalists at The Canadian Press have a front row seat for Canada’s biggest events across politics, sports and entertainment and we are delighted to support their visual storytelling.”

“Sony’s innovative technology takes the high quality of our visual journalism to a whole new level,” said Malcolm Kirk, President of The Canadian Press. “More than 600 media clients rely on our online CP Images archive as the go-to destination for contemporary and historic multimedia imagery of Canada’s people, places and events. That’s why we were looking for more than just a camera provider. We needed a true partner committed to helping us deliver first-rate visual journalism.”

“Sony’s commitment goes beyond providing lightweight equipment for handling fast action, hostile situations, and extreme weather conditions, without sacrificing image quality,” said Megan Leach, who manages visual journalists at The Canadian Press and heads up the planning and packaging department. “Our journalists truly appreciate how the silent camera performance allows them to stay behind the scenes, but more importantly, that Sony is responsive to our feedback.”

“From the outset, they’ve taken a relationship-driven approach to the upgrade, which will bring a unified look to our coverage since all our staff photographers and reporters will be shooting with the same brand of cameras for photos and videos for the first time “They understood the ongoing training and support was as critical as the technology. We’re thrilled to have their support as we expand our visual coverage and meet the future needs of our industry.”

The roll out of Sony imaging kits to Canadian Press journalists is already in progress, with distribution planned throughout early 2022. 

About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.

About The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press has been Canada’s trusted news leader for more than 100 years and is the exclusive Canadian distributor of international news from The Associated Press. More than 180 journalists produce, package and deliver real-time, bilingual news articles, photos, graphics, video and audio clips for use in newspapers, magazines, radio and TV newscasts, websites, company blogs, social channels, digital signage screens and more. Clients depend on their reliable, accurate and fast coverage, written and edited according to the standards set for the industry by The Canadian Press Stylebook. Through its commercial division, The Canadian Press also helps media, PR and marketing professionals by providing photography, videography and other custom content services; media monitoring, press release distribution and CP style training.


Canon Financial Results 2021 Published – Company Doing Well, Expects Growth In Profits

Canon Financial Results

Canon published the financial results for 2021. Not only Canon is doing well, they also expect a growth in profits.

The imaging sector is also doing rather good.

In 2020, cameras, which are a core component of the imaging group, saw significant decline in unit sales due to the impact of COVID-19. As a result, we posted a temporary decline in the profitability of this group. However, profitability recovered to a normal double-digit level in 2021.

Cameras are not the only component of our imaging business. It also covers a wider range of businesses, including the input of visual information using lenses and sensors, and also the provision of solutions utilizing this input. In order to further expand our business in the future, we will not only expand sales of network cameras, but also leverage the optical technology we have cultivated over the years and actively invest in the development of new businesses such as automotive sensors and XR.

As for camera demand, despite concerns that it would shrink significantly due to the pandemic, demand remained relatively strong. This reflects a number of factors, including an increase in the number of people using their extra leisure time to capture videos and photos in the home and disseminating them online, and the impact made by new full-frame mirrorless cameras released by each company.

As for the size of the market in 2021, although it shrank by 200 thousand units, due to the insufficient supply of products by each company, it was still 5.4 million units.

Our unit sales in 2021 totaled 2.74 million units, 20 thousand units fewer than in 2020, also due to the insufficient supply of products, particularly entry-class cameras. However, for the EOS R5 and EOS R6, sales volumes and price levels remained stable, despite them being in the market for more than a year. Additionally, unit sales of our RF lens lineup, which was expanded to 26 lenses through the addition of 8 new products, increased substantially, thanks to their synergy with cameras.

We have been expanding our core product lineup by increasing the number of highly profitable EOS R systems over the years. As a result, the sustained profitability of the camera business has increased significantly, resulting in an overall 25% increase in camera sales and a significant improvement in profitability in 2021.

In 2022, the size of the camera market is expected to be 5.65 million units, a 5% increase over 2021, which takes into account thecarryover from 2021 due to supply shortages.

In order to capture the growing need for high-quality image expression, we will continue to further strengthen the cameras and the RF lenses of the EOS R system.

Earlier this month, we introduced the EOS R5 C, a hybrid cinema camera, to further capture growing demand for video. The EOS R5 C is an easy to carry around compact and lightweight model that offers further enhancement in video performance over the EOS R5, enabling long-time shooting of high-quality images at 8K and 60 frames per second.

As for RF lenses, we will work to increase unit sales of our lineup, which currently consists of 26 models, through further synergy with cameras.

All financial results are available for download here.

Can The Canon EOS R3 Noise Reduction Not Been Turned Off?

Canon Eos R3

It seems the noise reduction on the Canon EOS R3 can not be turned off.

Based on sensor data collected by Photons to Photos, asobinet.com suggests the noise reduction on the Canon EOS R3 can not be turned off. They compared sensor data form the Leica M11 vs the Canon EOS R3. The image below is for the Leica M11, the image on top refers to the Canon EOS R3. Both images show the energy spectrum at all ISO settings. You can clearly see that the M11 sensor data is flat while the sensor data for the EOS R3 shows some prominent signal processing applied. According to asobinet, the signal processing is noise reduction.

Leica M11 sensor data

Is this bad?

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. More Canon EOS R3 review stuff is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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BCN Rankings: Canon Top Dog In DSLR, Lenses and Compact Camera Sales

Bcn Rankings

Here are some new BCN rankings. BCN collects 40% of Japanese sales figures.

Once more Canon ranks high on many rankings. Let’s see them:

  • Fixed lens cameras (* The share in parentheses is last year’s share)
    1st place Canon: Share 34.01% (39.08%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 23.1% (19.65%)
    3rd place Fujifilm: Share 11.6% (11.41%)
  • DSLR
    1st place Canon: Share 59.8% (51.91%)
    2nd place Nikon: Share 33.9% (44.78%)
    3rd place Ricoh Imaging: Share 5.8% (3%)
  • Mirrorless
    1st place Sony: Share 32% (27.44%)
    2nd place Canon: Share 28.2% (23.78%)
    3rd place OM Digital Solutions: Share 12.7% (23.37%)
  • Digital video camera category
    1st place Panasonic: Share 43.6% (32.17%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 26.3% (37.27%)
    3rd place DJI: Share 11.2% (-)
  • Action camera category
    1st place GoPro: Share 70.4% (70%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 7.3% (7.49%)
    3rd place DJI: Share 5.3% (-)
  • Lenses
    1st place Canon: Share 17.6% (18.29%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 17.2% (15.87%)
    3rd place Sigma: Share 12.6% (14.89%)
  • Tripod / Monopod category
    1st place Hakuba Photo Industry: Share 29.1% (30.91%)
    2nd place Vitec Group: Share 15.5% (17.45%)
    3rd place Slick: Share 12.6% (10.74%)
  • Camera case / bag category
    1st place Hakuba Photo Industry: Share 33.3% (33.13%)
    2nd place ELECOM: Share 18.8% (16.68%)
    3rd place Vitec Group: Share 5.8% (5.92%)

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

If You Can’t Afford The Canon EOS R5 C, You Still Can Buy This

The Canon EOS R5 C is a powerhouse, and has a powerful price. It’s $4,500 and that’s a lot. Announcement and previews/hands-on are here.

So, what about the many of us who can’t buy an EOS R5 C? The Canon Store has a nice gadget to comfort you. A Baby Bib with [exclusive] EOS Design. How could we live without it? And who wouldn’t gift it to their toddlers? Or maybe it could be useful for all those slurping their beer or snacks in front of a telly or computer.

Get it for mere $14.99 at the Canon Store. It doesn’t do [email protected] but it also won’t break if it hits the ground. And it has EOS Design. And “Canon” written on it. But let’s Canon itself talk about it:

Baby Bib with EOS Design

Don your budding photographer in this adorable baby bib. Featuring a colorful EOS camera design – including a camera strap, just like the pros – your little tyke will be ready to snap some photos in no time. Made with a cotton/polyester blend, this exclusive water-resistant bib is the perfect addition to your baby’s growing collection. Available in one size. Measures approximately 9.3″ x 12.6.” Hand or machine-wash according to label.

– Exclusive to the Canon Online Store

– Orange water-resistant baby bib, featuring a unique EOS camera design

– Shell: 100% cotton; Lining: 100% polyester

– Available in one size; measuring 9.3″ x 12.6″

– Hand or machine-wash according to label