The Canon EOS R is on display at Photokina 2018, and you can touch and try it

Canon Eos R Mark Ii Rumor

Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

Pre-order in the USA, Canon EOS R: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Pre-order in the USA, Canon RF mount lenses: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Canon press release:

The future of imaging on show at photokina – touch and try Canon’s pioneering Canon EOS R System

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 18 September 2018 – Following its recent global launch, the pioneering and revolutionary EOS R System, camera and RF lenses will be on public display at photokina, in Cologne, Germany, exclusively on the Canon stand (Hall 3, level 2) for visitors to touch, try and experience. From Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th September 2018, Canon will be showcasing its strongest line-up yet at the show, catering for every step of the photographic journey with a host of imaging, print and video products, designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Experience the camera the world is talking about – the groundbreaking EOS R System, camera and RF lenses will be on display on the Canon stand exclusively at photokina 2018

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Discover Canon’s optical excellence

Canon’s range of camera equipment has been created with over 80 years of technical expertise, blending innovation and design with pioneering technology and craftmanship, to create award-winning imaging and video products that continue to pursue perfection in every area. Over thirty years on from the original, era-defining EOS launch, the pioneering EOS R System delivers an entirely new level of innovation, enabling richer, more detailed results, with unparalleled levels of sharpness and detail. Taking photography and filmmaking into an exciting new era, the EOS R’s innovative new RF lens mount has been engineered with the perfect blend of optical, mechanical and electronic design, to capture unique moments in previously impossible ways. Visitors to the Canon stand can experience the EOS R’s remarkable features first-hand, including the world’s fastest autofocusii low-light shooting capabilities and impressive levels of customization.

“Canon exists to inspire and enable photographers and filmmakers, at every level, helping them to explore a world of exciting imaging possibilities – both now and in the future” said Alessandro Stanzani, EVP of Canon Imaging Technology & Communications Group – Europe, Middle East & Africa. “We are particularly proud and excited to showcase the revolutionary EOS R System with its innovative RF lens mount, which launched to incredible acclaim earlier this month. At photokina, visitors to our stand will be able to get hands-on with the new EOS R and experience the optical superiority of our RF lenses for the first time.”

Throughout Canon’s entire range, from the recently launched PowerShot SX740 HS and the award-winning EOS M50 to the standard-bearing EOS-1D X Mark II – Canon has a camera to meet all photography and videography needs, from professionals just starting out, to enthusiasts capturing special memories, or independent filmmakers shooting their latest film. Canon’s product experts will be on hand at the Expert Bar to help attendees pursue the perfect shot and expand photographic knowledge.

The art of storytelling with Canon’s Ambassadors

Pushing creative boundaries and championing visual storytelling, Canon’s globally renowned ambassadors will be on Canons’ Spotlight Stage, hosting a series of insightful and compelling talks and workshops throughout the four-day show. From adventures in the South Pacific with Ulla Lohmann, to Katya Mukhina’s experience shooting landscapes with the EOS R in Iceland, they will take visitors around the world with their unique stories. Join the Canon stand to hear ‘How to’ talks – whether it is finding out how to take the leap from stills to video or learn the best way to print vivid and attractive landscape images, the ambassadors have it covered.

Every step of the imaging journey

From capturing stunning images to printing and sharing them with friends and family, Canon supports users at every stage of their imaging journey. The full PIXMA and Pro Print range will also be in action to demonstrate how Canon’s world-class print technology and inks transform digital image libraries into high-quality prints. The imagePROGRAF series will show the impact and magic of printed images, in large scale, which can be viewed in the Print Gallery.

Investing in equipment

Canon Professional Services (CPS) will also be at photokina, ensuring professionals are equipment-ready to do their job, whatever the circumstances. The service includes a priority repair service, back-up kit loans (dependent on membership) and support – both on-the-ground and via a dedicated helpline.

Stay informed

Keep an eye on the @CanonEvents Twitter feed and Pro photography Facebook page for regular updates and exclusive live content from the Canon stand including Q&As with Canon’s ambassadors and product experts. The Canon stand at photokina can be found in Hall 3, level 2.

For more information, please visit:

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-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

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide pre-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

More possible Canon PowerShot announcements ahead of Photokina 2018 [CW2]

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We got some more bits about Canon’s agenda for Photokina 2018, along with the rumor about the Canon EOS M5 Mark II.

Canon might announce also two PowerShot cameras around September 2018.

  • A premium, travel oriented PowerShot SX740, featuring a 40x zoom, raw file format and GPS
  • The PowerShot G7X III, with a new 1″ sensor manufactured by Canon, Dual Pixel AF, 4K, and again GPS

We feel more confident about the Canon EOS M5 Mark II rumor than on this. Time will tell.

Stay tuned.

Canon is going to attend Photokina 2018

Photokina 2018

Last week a rumor suggesting Canon (and other brands) may not be present at Photokina 2018 surfaced on the web. The rumor started because Elinchrom announced they would skip Photokina 2018.

It turned out to be wrong. Today the Photokina exhibition published a press release where they list a bunch of brands with already secured stands, among them is Canon.

Press release:

photokina 2018: high exhibitor demand

Five months prior to the start of the 35th edition of photokina on 26 September 2018, the organisers are expecting every single exhibitor space in the halls in Cologne to be filled. Leading companies of the industry like Arri, Canon, Cewe, DJI, Epson, Fujifilm, Kodak Alaris, Leica, Manfrotto, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Profoto, Sigma, Sony, Tamron and Zeiss have already secured their stands at the coming event. The application phase is also moving full speed ahead for photokina 2019.

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Canon may pull out of Photokina 2018, or just wait for the next one

Photokina 2018

Over at DIYPhotography they got word that some big brands, including Canon, Elinchrom and Profit, may pull out of Photokina 2018.

So far only Elinchrom has released a statement:


It goes without saying that the photo industry is going through major changes; photographer’s habits and expectations are evolving so rapidly.

In order to respond to this new environment, the photokina international exhibition has repositioned itself as an annual event to be held over 4 days in September this year, and then annually each May from 2019.

“After close to 30 successive participations we feel this is a transitional year for photokina and this break will help Elinchrom to analyse and refocus on what is really important for our customers in the coming years.” said Simon Whittle, CEO of Elinchrom.

The launch of the ground-breaking ELB 1200 location stills and video light and the ELB 500 TTL is proof of Elinchrom’s commitment to their customers.

Full information on the complete Elinchrom range remains accessible on-line and locally from Elinchrom’s Distributor and Retail network, throughout the year.

Keep in mind that there will be another Photokina in May 2019, so it’s possible the mentioned companies are just adjusting to the new schedule. Canon hasn’t confirmed or denied anything so far, and it’s still a rumor and hence may never happen.

Photokina, world’s leading event for photo, video and imaging will take place every year from now on

If you are into photography you likely know Photokina, the world’s leading event for everything related to photography, video and imaging.

As for now, Photokina was an event occuring every two years. Starting from this year, Photokina will take place every year.

photokina will take place annually as of 2018. It will in future thus optimally reflect the fast-paced nature and the ever briefer innovation cycles of an increasingly digitalised industry. As of 2019 the trade fair will also have a new date in May. In addition to innovations from the core areas of the imaging workflow, the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging shall in future be presented in Cologne. With these changes, the transformation process begun in 2016 shall be consistently continued: under the umbrella of “Imaging Unlimited”, photokina last year inspired both exhibitors and visitors and accessed new target groups for the industry.

“The digital transformation of the imaging industry is advancing, and thus opening up new perspectives and value creation potential. The new date and the annual cycle should in future make photokina even more attractive to all providers of the imaging ecosystem. In this way, we show the specialised trade, the media and our users an even broader bandwidth of state-of-the-art products, applications and services in Cologne which especially suits the young imaging culture,” Rainer Führes, chairman of the board of the photography industry association (PIV) is pleased to state.

You can read the full press release here.