Veni Vidi Vici – Canon Already Has 22% Of Full Frame Mirrorless Market In Japan

Full Frame Mirrorless

BCNranking posted market figures for full frame mirrorless cameras in Japan.

The Canon EOS R has just been releases, and Canon already has 22% market share for full frame mirrorless cameras in Japan.

The situation:

  1. Sony 67%
  2. Canon 22.1%
  3. Nikon 10.4%

Not bad for the company that was last to jump on the FF MILC bandwagon. It was a jump start for sure. It has to be said that Nikon’s Z6 doesn’t ship yet. However, it’s clear that Sony MILCs are going to face some serious competition. Sony dropped from a near 100% market share to 67%, and that’s not peanuts.

To us it’s clear that Canon will have more than 50% market share within a year or so, or at last when they will have released more EOS R bodies.

Full Frame Mirrorless

[via Digicame Info]

Macnica Americas to Distribute Canon’s Super Specialised CMOS Image Sensors

35MMFHDXSCA Image Sensors

Canon’s super specialised sensors are now available for industrial applications. Macnica will be the distributor.

Press release:

Macnica Americas to Distribute Canon CMOS Image Sensors

Advanced CMOS Technology Ideal for High Performance Industrial Cameras Up to 120 MP

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 7, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and Macnica Americas, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Macnica, Inc., a $5B global leader in technology product distribution, today announced that Macnica Americas has been appointed an authorized distributor of Canon’s advanced CMOS sensors for the United States and Canada.

“Canon’s sensors offer incredible performance that Macnica Americas is excited to make available to our camera manufacturer customers,” said Akinobu Miyoshi, CEO of Macnica Americas.

“Imaging expertise is the core of Canon’s heritage and the success of the CMOS sensors in our product line is an example of that expertise,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Appointing Macnica Americas as an authorized distributor will expand our reach by offering this state-of-the-art technology to industrial camera manufacturers looking to innovate their solutions now and in the future.”

Canon offers the following high performance CMOS sensors targeted at industrial, medical and scientific applications:

  • 3U5MGXS – A 5 Megapixel, 2/3-inch global shutter image sensor, that offers 120 frames per second (fps) readout at low power, targeted at machine vision applications.
  • 35MMFHDXSCA – Larger than full frame, this 2.76 Megapixel low-light sensor with 19 mm pixel pitch is ideal for ultra low-light cameras used in defense, surveillance or astronomy applications.
  • 120MXS – A stunning 120 megapixel ultra high-resolution sensor (approx. 60x the resolution of HD), in an APS-H format, enables high resolution imaging at 9.4 fps. Target camera applications for this sensor include inspection, aerial mapping, life sciences, digital archiving and transportation industries.

Canon’s CMOS image sensors are available in a range of options including color (RGB) and monochrome. For more details, please click on the link.


About Macnica Americas

Macnica Americas is the North American Division of Macnica, Inc. a $5B global leader in technology product distribution, high-touch support and complex design services, with global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Macnica Americas serves OEM companies, particularly those specializing in creating innovative video, imaging, networking and storage products. Macnica Americas’ headquarters are located in San Diego, with offices in San Jose, Dallas, Chicago, and Boston, and representatives throughout the United States and Canada.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L In Stock And Ready To Ship (at $2299)

Canon RF 50mm F/1.2

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

The Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L lens is in stock and ready to ship at major retailers. Price is high for the optical excellence this lens delivers: $2,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

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
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
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

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – $1950 (reg. $3099, import model)

Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv

Top Rated Plus seller 6ave on eBay (98.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV on sale at $1,949.99. Compare at $3,099. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Expanded ISO 102400; 7 fps Shooting
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

More selected and exclusive deals…

Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Available For Pre-Order

Sigma 40mm F/1.4

Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is now available for pre-order at $1,399: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon