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  • 2016

    • EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS RBest DLSR Professional / High Res, TIPA AwardsCamera Journal Press Award, Camera Grand PrixiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Best DLSR Professional / High Res, TIPA Awards

      Named “Best DSLR Professional / High Res,” the Canon EOS-5DS R features an “impressive” approximately 50.6 megapixel full-frame sensor that the TIPA jury noted rivals those of larger medium-format digital cameras. The judges also highlighted the camera’s 5 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting of full-resolution still images and Full HD video capture at 30 fps. The EOS-5DS R is equipped with Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, a newly developed mirror vibration control system and time-release lag settings to further suppress camera shake and allow the camera to realize the full potential of its sensor. It has a 100% coverage 3.2-inch 1.04 million dot Intelligent ClearView II LCD viewfinder that can display a variety of shooting information. The jury also pointed out that the camera sports a 150,000 pixel RGB-IR metering sensor that utilizes EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF and that AF performance is enhanced by the 61-point high-density reticular sensor.

      Camera Grand Prix

      Reason for Choice1

      The camera achieves an outstanding multi-pixel capacity of 50.6 megapixels as a full-frame 35mm SLR camera. It also employs a camera blur reduction mirror drive mechanism to support the multi-pixel photography and a high precision autofocus system, EOS iTR AF. It is developed as a multi-pixel camera that is easily used by the consumer and it expands the horizon of the photographic expressions.

      1 As prepared in English by the Camera GP Japan 2016 executive committee

      iF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • EOS-1D X Mark IIBest Photo / Video Professional Camera, TIPA AwardsEuropean Professional DSLR Camera, EISA AwardsGood Design Award

      TIPA Awards

      Selected for this year’s “Best Photo / Video Professional Camera” award, Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark II flagship-model DSLR offers impressive specifications. The camera is equipped with an approximately 20.2 megapixel 35 mm full-frame Canon CMOS sensor and achieves high-speed continuous shooting of approximately 14 fps, and up to 16 fps in Live View mode. The TIPA judges noted that the Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors enable high-speed writing of up to 170 RAW images and 81 RAW+JPEG images per burst. Thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF, in which all of the CMOS sensor’s pixels include both imaging and the phase-difference detection AF functions, the EOS-1D X Mark II is capable of high-speed AF tracking. The camera features an improved 61-point viewfinder AF and an improved AI Servo III+ predictive AF algorithm, and also achieves 4K 60p video shooting, and Full HD 120 fps high frame rate image capture suitable for slow motion video capture. With the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8B, compatible with the new IEEE802.11ac wireless LAN standard, data can be sent wirelessly at high speeds across the 5 GHz band.

      EISA Awards

      Calling the EOS-1D X Mark II “the fastest DSLR ever,” the EISA jury was impressed by the camera’s ability to capture moving subjects at a continuous shooting speed of 14 images per seconds. The judges noted that “Canon has increased still image quality significantly” compared with the previous model and also highlighted the camera’s improved autofocus function and its “much more advanced” high-quality 4K video function. With its combined improvements, coupled with a “rugged body,” the jury declared the EOS-1D X Mark II “an even better all-round camera than its predecessor.”

      Good Design Award

      Evaluation by the jury committee1:

      The latest flagship model of the Canon EOS Series. While it inherits the distinct EOS-Series identity established by the first generation, the EOS-1D X Mark II is an improvement down to the finest details, including a control layout that meets the needs of professional users and a superbly customizable user interface. Its design is a testament to a long history of success and evokes a sense of reliability.

      1 Taken from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s website.

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    • EOS 80DEuropean DSLR Camera, EISA Awards

      The EISA jury declared the EOS 80D “more than just another SLR,” lauding Canon’s incorporation of “many innovative functions for photo and video” while also heralding the camera’s “class-leading image quality.” The judges noted that the 80D’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF “sports 45 cross-type sensors” and “enables fast focusing during live view and video,” and highlighted how the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens works together with the new PZ-E1 power zoom adapter to provide video support. The judges were also won over by the camera’s “high resolution vari-angle LCD,” which allows touchscreen operation.

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    • EOS M3iF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • IXUS 285 HS (Americas : PowerShot ELPH 360 HS)Best Easy Compact Camera, TIPA Awards

      Crowning the IXUS 285 HS “Best Easy Compact Camera,” the TIPA judges declared, “Canon continues to offer pocketable yet full-featured compacts that offer many more options and higher photo quality than camera phones.” The camera sports a 12x optical zoom lens with built-in image stabilizer, a dedicated Wi-Fi button and NFC for enhanced connectivity, and a 3-inch LCD screen. It boasts an approximately 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor that achieves high image quality even in low-light environments. What’s more, it can capture 1080p Full HD video and, using Canon’s proprietary algorithm, can produce a “highlight reel” in camera from selected albums.

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    • PowerShot G3 XiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • PowerShot G5 XBest Expert Compact Camera, TIPA AwardsBronze Award, Design for Asia Awards

      TIPA Awards

      Crowned “Best Expert Compact Camera,” Canon’s PowerShot G5 X features a 1-inch approximately 20.2 megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor that achieves an approximately 6 fps continuous shooting speed and Full HD video. The camera features a 24–100 mm (35 mm film equivalent) 4.2x optical zoom lens with a nine-blade iris and an aperture of f/1.8 at the wide-angle end and f/2.8 at the telephoto end that achieves rich tonal gradations and exceptional blur characteristics across the entire zoom range. The G5 X features an EVF (electronic viewfinder) with approximately 2.36 million dots and approximately 100% coverage that employs an organic EL (electroluminescent) panel and has a refresh rate of up to 120 fps. A built-in eye sensor, which has a range of approximately 22 mm, can even detect users wearing glasses and switches display from the EVF to the 3-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen. Additionally, the camera’s hot shoe is compatible with all Speedlite flashes in the EOS system.

      Design for Asia Awards

      The Design for Asia (DFA) Awards celebrate design excellence, honoring and acknowledging outstanding designs that have the potential “to increase the quality and vibrancy of life in Asia and create globally sustainable ideas.”

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    • PowerShot G9 XProduct Design, Red Dot Design Award1

      The Product Design category, which were reviewed based on nine criteria, including level of innovation, functionality and ergonomics, by a panel of internationally renowned design professionals.

      1 The Red Dot Design Awards, founded in 1955, are among the most prestigious design awards in the world.

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    • XC10iF Gold Product Design Award, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • EF-M28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STMGood Design Award

      Evaluation by the jury committee1:

      The world’s first AF-enabled macro lens for interchangeable-lens cameras to feature a built-in LED light. Tailored to macro shooting, which requires users to get intimately close to their subjects, this lens was praised for opening up new realms of photographic expression through such features as a tapered lens barrel that allows users to get even closer to their subjects and lighting provided by the built-in LED ring.

      1 Taken from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s website.

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    • EF11-24mm f/4L USMiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • EF35mm f/1.4L II USMEuropean Professional DSLR Lens, EISA Awards

      The EISA judges found the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM to be “the best 35mm lens on the market.” In addition to delivering image sharpness that is “unbelievably high, both at the center and at the edges, even at f/1.4,” the jury lauded the “very efficient correction of axial chromatic aberration” afforded by its Blue Refractive (BR) lens, its SubWavelength Structure Coating (SWC), which reduces both flare and ghost images, as well as the “very attractive bokeh” created by the lens’s 9-bladed aperture diaphragm.

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  • 2017

    • EOS-1D X Mark IIiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • EOS 5D Mark IVBEST FULL-FRAME DSLR EXPERT, TIPA AwardsEISA PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2017-2018, EISA Photo AwardsGood Design Award, Good Design Best 1001

      BEST FULL-FRAME DSLR EXPERT, TIPA Awards

      Selected for this year's "Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert" award, Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR offers impressive specifications. Equipped with an approximately 30.4 megapixel 35 mm full-frame Canon CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6+ image processor, the camera achieves a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-32000 (expandable to ISO50-102400 equivalent), 7 frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting of still images and 4K video capture at 30 fps, as well as full-HD video capture at 60 fps and HD 120 fps capture suitable for slow-motion video. Thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the camera achieves superlative high-speed AF tracking when shooting video and stills in live-view mode. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is equipped with 61 point high-density reticular AF II, achieving an expanded longitudinal focus area, with a maximum of 41 cross-type focus points of the total 61. Additionally, it features an approximately 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. The camera also features a 4K frame capture function, which users can extract selected frames from recorded 4K video as approximately 8.8-megapixel JPEG still images, as well as built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS functionality.

      Good Design Award, Good Design Best 1001

      Evaluation by the jury committee2:

      The EOS 5D Mark IV sets the standard for its class not only in basic functionality, but also with such design attributes as feel, grip and ease of use. Additionally, the camera is equipped with transmission functionality demanded of high-end models, including GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC. Housing myriad components of different materials in a sleek, rounded body, this camera exudes an air of quality and elegance.

      1 The Good Design Best 100 are the 100 products that were especially highly evaluted by the Good Design Award juries.
      2 Taken from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s website.

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    • EOS 77D (Japan : EOS 9000D)EISA CONSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2017-2018, EISA Photo Awards

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    • EOS 800D (Americas : EOS Rebel T7i , Japan : EOS Kiss X9)Good Design Award

      Evaluation by the jury committee1:

      The EOS 800D is not merely loaded with fully automatic functions for beginners—its innovative and intuitive UI encourages users to grow and utilize the camera’s more advanced settings. Depending on such factors as equipment used and distance from the subject, the excellent guidance function offers shooting tips and advice alongside camera settings. Users can also switch to the standard UI as they improve and develop their skills. With the operability of high-end models condensed into a compact body, this camera stands out as a superb entry-level product.

      1 Taken from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s website.

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    • EOS M5Good Design AwardBronze Award, Design for Asia Awards

      Good Design Award

      Evaluation by the jury committee1:

      Along with the M-series lenses, the EOS M5’s elegant knurling imparts a sense of functional beauty. The camera’s conical main dial positioned on the slope of the grip is its most outstanding design feature, harmonizing beautifully with its ergonomically carved body. Of particular noteworthiness is how the centers of the EOS M5’s EVF, touch-screen panel, hot shoe and tripod socket all align with the optical axis of the lens—an incredible feat for such a compact design.

      1 Taken from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s website.

      Design for Asia Awards

      The DFA Design for Asia Awards acknowledges outstanding designs with Asian perspectives.

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    • PowerShot G5 XiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • XC15BEST CAMCORDER, TIPA Awards

      BEST CAMCORDER, TIPA Awards

      Crowned "Best Camcorder," the XC15 features a compact, lightweight body design and makes possible cost-effective 4K UHD and HD shooting, making it ideal for on-location journalism and video production. The camera facilitates shooting in confined spaces and environments that demand mobility and features the same selection of visual-expression "Look" modes as the EOS C300 Mark II, making it ideal for use as a sub-camera. The XC15 is equipped with a high-sensitivity 1-inch CMOS sensor with individual pixels that feature large light-capturing areas, a touch panel that enables intuitive controls, and a 10x optical zoom lens—27.3 mm at the wide end to 273 mm at the telephoto end when shooting video. The camera features faster autofocus through an orientation-determination algorithm, and enables excellent anti-shake performance afforded by an optical IS system and an electronic IS system with 3 modes to choose from. What's more, the camera's separate focus and zoom rings offer a high level operability.

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    • EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USMEISA PROFESSIONAL DSLR LENS 2017-2018, EISA Photo Awards

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    • EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USMBEST DSLR STANDARD ZOOM LENS, TIPA Awards

      BEST DSLR STANDARD ZOOM LENS, TIPA Awards

      Named "Best DSLR Standard Zoom Lens," the EF 24-105 f/4L IS II USM employs a new optical design that incorporates 17 elements in 12 groups, including four glass-molded aspherical elements—one of which features two aspherical surfaces. This standard zoom lens achieves improved peripheral light intake to achieve high image quality across the entire image field. The lens features image stabilization to the effect of 4 shutter speed stops and a circular 10-blade aperture that produces exquisite circular bokeh. Equipped with such features as inner focusing, a Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) and a high-speed CPU, and sporting an optimized AF algorithm, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM achieves highly responsive autofocusing. The lens also employs a special Air Sphere Coating (ASC), which reduces the occurrences of flaring and ghosting.

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    • EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USMGood Design Award

      Evaluation by the jury committee1:

      In addition to its performance and its beauty as a product, the lens’ LCD information display is simply marvelous. At times it appears analogue, yet this lens efficiently and pleasingly displays information no analogue lens can. Users will become keenly aware how important and effective the information displayed by the screen really is, from the 35 mm full-frame equivalent focal length when the lens is attached to an APS-C camera, to camera shake and a depth-of-field scale.

      1 Taken from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s website.

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    • Video Production Zoom Lenses1Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards2

      Among the products recognized was the CN20 x 50 IAS H/E1 / CN20 x 50 IAS H/P1 ultra-telephoto zoom lens, which achieves the world’s longest3 focal length of 50-1000 mm. Since its release in April 2015, this lens has been used in the production of such live programs as National Geographic’s Earth Live4 and in on-site production of many other innovative programs.

      1 Refers to lenses that are compatible with 4K cameras incorporating a large (Super 35 mm-equivalent) image sensor, such as the CN-E (excluding the fixed-focal-length prime lens series), COMPACT-SERVO and CINE-SERVO lens series.
      2 An award program that honors development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.
      3 Among drive-unit-equipped zoom lenses for cameras employing Super 35 mm-equivalent sensors. As of October 9, 2017, based on a Canon survey.
      4 A program in which live video from around the world is broadcast from a studio location.

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  • 2018

    • EOS 5D Mark IViF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • EOS M5iF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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    • EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USMiF Product Design Awards, iF Design Awards

      Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.

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