27 Apr 2021 — Canon Group Thailand Companies support the Earth Hour Light Off Campaign In collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and WWF Thailand, Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Canon Group Thailand companies together participated in “60+ Earth Hour 2021” event by turning off non-essential lights for one hour from 8.30-9.30 p.m. on Saturday March 27th, 2021. Canon Group Thailand companies are committed to fully support in addressing the global warming from 4 perspectives : 1) public transport 2) energy 3) green space and 4) waste management, by continuously organizing several activities to raise more awareness in energy conservation, tree planting, global warming and environmental protection among their employees all year round.Read More
23 Apr 2021 — Canon celebrates its 21st consecutive year of No. 1 position in Thailand’s inkjet market, and is also named No. 1 laser printer brand in ASEAN for 5 consecutive years Canon continue to strengthen its position as a global leader in digital imaging and IT solutions. The brand has recently marked another milestone of success by winning the No. 1 position in Thailand’s inkjet printer market for 21 consecutive years, from 2000 to 2020, with 242,445 inkjet printers sold in the country. Also named No. 1 laser printer brand in ASEAN, Canon has a fast-growing presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines for five consecutive years from 2016-2020, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker: Q4 2020, which was prepared by the world's leading ICT market research firm IDC. With its longstanding success story, Canon continues to develop highly innovative products to enable everyone to quickly achieve the highest possible print quality with ease – all under the concept: Business can be simple. “We, Canon, are extremely proud as we maintain the No. 1 position in the inkjet printer market in Thailand for 21 consecutive years from 2000 to 2020. Sales of Canon inkjet printers in 2020 totaled 242,445 units, which represents 38% of the inkjet printer market in Thailand,” said Netnarin Chancharassuk, Director of Printer Product Group, Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. She continued, “Additionally, Canon has gained trust from customers in Thailand and earned the championship position in the laser printer market in ASEAN for five consecutive years, thanks to its excellence in printing performance. In 2021 Canon will remain committed to introducing new products and maintaining a leadership position in both inkjet and laser printer markets in Thailand and in the ASEAN region. Apart from strengthening the brand value proposition, Canon will continue to develop new and fully integrated printing solutions for a better customer experience." Canon always confidently steps forward to develop printing products and solutions to meet the needs of both individual and business users. Simultaneously, it is well positioned to work on the full-scale development of the printer market under the concept "Business can be simple" to reflect the advantage of comprehensive functionality, efficiency and cost savings. New products and solutions will be designed to fulfil everyday needs and corporate printing requirements as well as working-from-home printing needs, all for unrivalled printing quality. High quality after-sales service will also be an integral part to build customer confidence and enhance user experience at all levels. In the first quarter of 2021, Canon officially launched a pre-order for G3020, the genuine inkjet tank printer with higher ink volume. This helps strengthen the brand’s printing product line and effectively meet the needs of its customers for a better after-sales service. “The launch of the PIXMA G Series Fast Service has elevated the level of convenience and speed of our customer service. With this service, users can enjoy our fast replacement service for the ink absorber or print head within one hour at the participating Canon Certified Service Center (CCSC). The service is available for Canon PIXMA G Series models, including G1010, G2010, G3010, G4010, G5070, G6070 and GM2070. It’s all about Canon’s endless commitment to delivering outstanding products and services to the Thai market,” said Ms. Netnarin.
20 Apr 2021 — Canon Develops EOS R3, Full-frame Mirrorless Packed with Full Features to Expand Photographic Possibilities, Unleashing the Trio of New RF Lens to Reinforce Its Leadership in Interchangeable Lens Camera Canon has unveiled the EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera packed with advanced features and durability that challenge every shot at all speed based on the concept of ‘High Speed, High Sensitivity and High Reliability’, together with three new lenses to further strengthen Canon’s EOS R System. Designed to meet the needs of professional and enthusiast users, the three new lenses include RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM, the first two L Super Telephoto lenses on the RF mount, and RF100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM, the world’s first  medium telephoto macro lens with a maximum shooting magnification of 1.4x. Canon EOS R3 and the long-awaited three brand new RF lens reinforce Canon’s leadership in the interchangeable- lens digital camera market, providing consumers with the groundbreaking technology and innovation while driving consumer’s imagination beyond the limits that have never been experienced before. Expand all possible shooting possibilities with the EOS R3. The currently-in-development EOS R3 is based on the concept ‘High Speed, High Sensitivity and High Reliability. The EOS R3 will be introduced into Canon’s lineup of professional and enthusiast cameras that includes the EOS-1D X Mark III flagship DSLR camera (released in February 2020) and the EOS 5 series, including the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera (released in July 2020). The EOS R3 aims to provide professional-level quality for both stills and video capture, even for moving subjects. The EOS R3 is the first EOS series camera to be equipped with Canon’s newly developed 35mm full-frame backlit stacked CMOS sensor that makes possible high-speed readout. The camera also features a DIGIC X image processor for high-speed image processing that realises high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30 frames-per-second (FPS) with AF/AE tracking when using the electronic shutter. In addition, the camera significantly reduces image warping, a common challenge with electronic shutters. In addition, the camera significantly reduces image warping, a common challenge with electronic shutters, and is also capable of capturing moving subjects with reduced noise in such low-light environments as indoor areas or nighttime scenes. In addition, the EOS R3 is Canon’s first digital camera to feature Eye Control AF  functionality. When shooting still images and looking through the viewfinder, this new feature enables the AF frame to adjust according to detected movement of the user’s eye, making possible smoother shooting with quick focus when transitioning between subjects. The EOS R3 answer the sophisticated needs of professionals by providing dust and water resistance developed with each iteration of the EOS-1 series, body design with integrated vertical hand-grip, reliability and ease of use, as well as compatibility with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer  announce alongside the EOS R3, which support high-speed workflow. Get Closer to the Action with Canon’s New Medium and Super Telephoto RF Prime L Lenses With the goal of expanding the possibilities of imaging for users, Canon also announced the launch of three brand new RF lenses : the RF100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM, the world’s first medium telephoto macro lens  with a maximum shooting magnification of 1.4x. While RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM super telephoto lenses provide professional and advanced amateurs with extra reach that comes with a high level of image quality, reliability and durability. Canon is determined to expand the RF lens range further by providing lenses of exceptional performance and quality, which are suited for various usage and genres of photography. RF100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM: the world’s first medium telephoto macro lens RF lenses have the rear element of the lens closer to the image sensor, allowing a new floating method and this enables the RF100mm f/2 8L IS USM to be the world’s first medium telephoto macro lens which have a maximum shooting magnification of 1.4x, which is 40% higher magnification than the typical macro lens (1x). At 1.0x with a focusing distance of 0.28m, a working distance of 11.2cm is maintained. Additionally, at 1.4x with a focusing distance of 0.26m and a working distance of 8.6cm, allowing sufficient space to photograph small products/objects that require specific lighting. Choose Your Bokeh: The RF-100mm f/2 8L IS USM is equipped with a spherical aberration (SA) control ring. SA control ring works by employing electronic cams and two Nano USMs, which gives users the ability to toggle between soft or hard depiction of bokeh (the quality of the blur produced by the out-of-focus areas) by turning the SA control ring. This gives users more flexibility in their shooting as they can choose which type of bokeh suits their shooting best, regardless of whether they are shooting portraits, flowers or insects. Smoother focusing, Sharper Images: The RM100mm f/2 8L IS USM can achieve up to 8 stops of IS through the coordinated IS feature when attached to an EOS R system camera that has in-body IS. Hybrid IS on the RF100mm f/2 8L IS USM also helps to suppress angular camera shake (rotational) and shift camera shake (linear) during handheld shooting, enabling users to capture sharp images. The high speed and accurate AF allows quick and agile focusing of moving subjects for still images, while the smoothness of the AF makes the RF100mm f/2.8L IS USM suitable for shooting movies as well. As an L lens, the RF100mm f/2.8L IS USM is both dust and water resistant, which is especially useful during outdoor shooting situations. The RF100mm f/2.8L IS USM is also compatible with the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EXII and Macro Twin Lite MT-26EXII accessories which provide more diverse photographic expressions. RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM: High Quality Super Telephoto Lens RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM provide native super telephoto capabilities to the RF system. For wildlife and sports photographers, the long awaited RF400nn f.2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM super telephoto lenses will address their needs with the native RF mount, while delivering the proven performance of its EF equivalent counterparts. RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM inherit the optics and deliver the same high image quality found in all Canon L lenses, while offering the advantages of the RF mount. For example, the minimum focusing distance for the RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM is reduced to 2.5m and 4.2m respectively. Steady and Light: IS for both new lenses have been enhanced to 5.5 stops. Both lenses come with three Image Stabilisation (IS) modes, which are optimised to match the subject’s movement (stationary subjects/ panning shots/ subjects with irregular movements). There is a slight reduction in the overall weight of both lenses (approximately 60 grams) compared to their EF counterparts. Seamless Movie Shooting: Both lenses provide more control over aperture setting during movie shooting. It can be set in 1/8 step increments for both lenses (EF lens is 1/3 step). The brightness of the scene can be changed smoothly even when there is a sudden change in brightness, such as when a subject move from a dark place to a bright place resulting in more natural-looking image. Durable and Flexible: RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM provides excellent heat shielding, scratch resistance and weather resistance quality for most kinds of shooting environment. The mount, switches, focus ring and other parts of the lenses are dust and drip-resistant to prevent any water from entering the camera. The front and back element of both lenses also have a fluorine coating to prevent oil and water droplets from sticking to the surface. Moreover, both super telephoto lenses are compatible with the existing RF extenders RF 1.4x and RF 2x. A staggering 1200mm focal length can be achieved when RF600mm f/4L IS USM is paired with the Extender RF 2x. Canon also releases the new mobile application , "Mobile File Transfer" ,which support 5G (5th Generation Mobile Communication System) mobile devices for professional photographers to transfer an image to FTP/FTPS/SFTP servers through a mobile device at high speed with better portability, convenience and improve the efficiency of the post-shooting workflow. In addition, Metadata can be added to images based on standards developed by IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) that major news companies and agencies participate in. Also, voice memos can be added to images transferred from the camera to the mobile devices on the application. The application will be released in the end of June, 2021 as Free of charge service . Product Name Providing Method Release date Supported Camera  Mobile File Transfer Free Downloadfrom AppStore End June, 2021 EOS R5 EOS R6 EOS-1D X Mark III EOS-1D X Mark II  Continuous shooting framerate may decrease depending on the attached lens and/or shooting environment.  This feature may not be useable depending on such factors as users’ wearing of sunglasses, hard contact lenses or glasses for vision correction, as well as individual characteristics including eye size, eyelid thickness and eyelash length.  Compatible with iOS only. EOS R3-compatible version requires paid purchase. Both wired and wireless connections are supported, but wired connection requires compatible USB cable (purchased separately by user). * IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.  Continuous shooting framerate may decrease depending on the attached lens and/or shooting environment.  iOS14 and higher are supported. Android will be supported in future.  FTP：File Transfer Protocol、FTPS：File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS、SFTP：SSH File Transfer Protocol.  It will become chargeable from next version.  The currently-in-development EOS R3 will be supported in next version which will be chargeable. * iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. * Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
01 Apr 2021 — Canon’s Sustainability Efforts Rewarded with Gold rating from EcoVadis Canon today announced that it has been awarded the EcoVadis gold rating for its sustainability efforts for the sixth consecutive year, which places Canon within the top 3% of companies globally. The EcoVadis Rating reviews companies across a number of areas that are key to meeting sustainable targets, including the environment, labour & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement impacts. The latest report from EcoVadis highlights that Canon performed extremely well across all areas, but particularly in regards to its environmental practices.Canon was commended for designing products that were easy to recycle as well as for the measures it has taken to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Canon’s ‘Kyosei’ philosophy – meaning living and working together for the common good – is at the heart of these efforts and forms the basis of Canon’s commitment to act responsibility across its supply chains, within the communities it operates in, as well as through the products it develops. To date, EcoVadis has rated over 75,000 trading partners across 150 counties via its unique CSR assessment methodology that is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. Notes: The above refers to a press release issued by Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. on 31 st March 2021.