Canon Elevates Legacy with EOS R1 & EOS R5 Mark II: Unveils the Next Gen Innovations in Filmmaking & Photography

Bengaluru , 18 July 2024 – Canon India, a leading company in digital imaging solutions,unveiled two remarkable additions to its EOS R series: the EOS R1 & EOS R5 Mark II. As pioneers in the photography and videography segment, Canon is yet again ready to revolutionize the industry and surpass customer expectations with its next gen intelligent features, quality, speed and convenience.

Canon EOS R1

EOS R1 is the company’s first flagship EOS R system camera targeted at action genre photographers who need to capture the decisive moment even under severe shooting conditions, along with media & video production departments. With its powerful new image processing and autofocus systems, the new camera is setting new standards and redefining speed in the digital era.

The EOS R5 Mark II, a full-frame mirrorless camera that outperforms the EOS R5, with groundbreaking features like the high-performance new 45-megapixel back-illuminated (BI) stacked CMOS sensor and Accelerated Capture image processor system. Additionally, it includes enhancements such as Eye Control AF and Cinema EOS features, bringing Canon’s esteemed “5 series” from the EOS system into the next generation. These functionalities make EOS R5 Mark II a true all-rounder camera for photo and movie professionals alike.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Tiger Ishii, Executive Officer, Canon Inc., President & COO, Canon Marketing Asia & President & CEO, Canon Singapore, said “As a dynamic epicenter of technological advancement and creative innovation, India has proven to be an essential hub for Canon’s global growth strategy. The market has been proving exceptionally well for our camera business, establishing our leading global market share in the DILC segment. As we look forward to strengthening our legacy of EOS series, the launch of the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II underscores our unwavering commitment of bringing pioneering cutting edge technologies to empower users. These new cameras are more than products; they are gateways for Indian filmmakers and photography professionals to redefine storytelling through unmatched visual excellence. With India as one of the top performing markets in Asia, I am confident that this launch will contribute significantly to making this year a landmark for us.”

Sharing Canon’s intent behind the new products, Mr. Toshiaki Nomura, President & CEO, Canon India, said, “The newly launched, much awaited flagship EOS R1 introduces new dimensions in imaging technology with excellent usability and reliability to stay at the forefront of users’ needs and technological advancements. With its powerful new image processing and autofocus systems, the new camera is setting new standards and redefining speed in the digital era.”

He further added, “Canon’s legacy in India, particularly through the revered EOS 5D series, is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence. With the launch of the EOS R5 Mark II, we are poised to revolutionize the landscape of filmmaking and photography, ushering in a new era of ‘timeless legacy’. Both EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II are powered with the most advanced image processing system in EOS history, with high-speed continuous shooting prowess, professional-level movie capabilities, Intelligent auto focus, all enhanced by deep learning technology. We are confident these products will resonate deeply with our Indian consumers, further solidifying Canon’s leadership in the imaging industry.”

Canon India Appoints Toshiaki Nomura as New President & CEO to Drive Future Growth of the Company

India, National, 01st July 2024: Canon India, the global leader in digital imaging technologies,  announced the appointment of Mr. Toshiaki Nomura as the new President & CEO for Canon India, effective July 1, 2024.

Mr.Toshiaki Nomura

Mr. Nomura has been associated with Canon since 1999, and prior to joining Canon India, he played a pivotal role in leading Canon’s Business Imaging Solution (BIS) Division in the Canon Southeast & South Asia Region. Furthermore, with Mr. Nomura’s guidance and approach, the BIS Division has achieved significant and sustainable growth.

Expressing his enthusiasm on taking on the new role of spearheading Canon’s business strategy and operations in India, Mr. Nomura said, “India’s vibrant and dynamic market offers immense potential, and Canon India is at an exciting stage in its growth journey, by harnessing these opportunities and expanding into new segments. I am thrilled and honored to lead the company through this transformative phase and collaborate with my talented team. Along with continuing our focus on strengthening core business of imaging and printing, I am particularly excited about contributing to development of new businesses such as surveillance, business solutions and industrial printing. By deeply understanding and addressing the unique requirements of the Indian market, it will be my endeavor to ensure our customers are consistently delighted with our high-quality products and services.”

Mr. Nomura’s extensive experience and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving remarkable growth and innovation for Canon in his previous endeavors. With him at the helm of Canon India’s operations, the company aims to continue its upward growth trajectory, by aggressively expanding into Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, developing new business segments, and strengthening brand presence across the nation. Canon India remains committed to its mission of ‘Delighting customers always’, by contributing to Indian society and economy through their business, product innovations and community centric initiatives.