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Nine Canon product designs recognised as Winners at the 2021 iF Design Awards

28th April 2021

Canon celebrates 27 consecutive years of being honoured at the iF Design Awards – the international label for outstanding design.

iF Gold Awards and iF Design Awards 2021
Canon PowerShot ZOOM achieves top honours with iF Gold Product Design Award 2021, with an additional eight products recognised as iF Product Design Award Winners 2021.

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 28 April 2021: Canon Australia, the nation’s most trusted camera1 and most trusted home printer brand1, is today celebrating the recognition of nine winning Canon Group product designs by the iF International Forum Design GmbH at the prestigious 2021 iF Design Awards.

In Canon’s 27th consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards, Canon’s PowerShot ZOOM telephoto-type camera received an iF Gold Product Design Award 2021 - the highest honour in the product category. A further eight Canon products were acknowledged as iF Product Design Award Winners 2021, including: Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark III interchangeable lens DSLR; Canon’s revolutionary full-frame hybrid mirrorless EOS R5; Canon’s professional cinema EOS motion cameras, EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III; Canon’s new concept super-telephoto R Series lenses, RF 800mm f/11 IS STM and RF 600mm f/11 IS STM; and Canon’s PIXMA Mobile TR150 inkjet printer.

Canon’s 2021 award-winning products were selected by the iF jury of global designers and manufacturers as symbols of design excellence amongst 10,000 submissions from 60 countries.

Mike Murase, Senior Director – Canon Sales and Support Group, Canon Australia says: “For almost three decades, our ongoing design innovation in the imaging category has been recognised by the iF International Forum Design GmbH as being relevant for businesses and consumers in their everyday lives. We’re once again encouraged by the recognition of the global design community for achieving excellence, and will continue striving to develop products that combine the highest levels of performance and design to benefit our consumers.”

iF Design Award 2021 - Product winners

Gold Award winnerblurb from iF World Design Guide

PowerShot ZOOMCanon PowerShoot ZOOM: iF GOLD AWARD 2021
“The PowerShot ZOOM is a pocket-sized telescopic digital camera for people who want to observe and shoot subjects that are far away. Conventional telescopes and digital cameras are either focused on “observing” or “shooting”, and it is not possible to “capture definitive moments while continuing to observe”. With this product, it is now possible to readily enjoy shooting at a preferred timing while observing subjects that are far away, such as while watching sports, birds, children’s soccer practice, etc.”

iF Design Award 2021 (Product) winners

Design Award winnersblurbs from iF World Design Guide

“Canon’s flagship digital single-lens reflex camera supports professional photographers around the world who challenge the limits. The EOS-1D X Mark III is equipped with an optical viewfinder that is highly reliable even under harsh conditions. With a tough dust- and water-resistant structure, shutter durability of 500,000, and further evolution of operability for professionals, the EOS-1D X Mark III provides users with a fast, comfortable and high-image-quality shooting experience.”

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless CameraCanon EOS-R5: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
“The EOS R5 is a mirrorless single-lens camera that realizes superior operability and high reliability while supporting the diverse needs of professional and high-end photographers. It is equipped with innovation and basic performance that are of the highest levels in its class. This camera realizes 8K video shooting, the world’s first in this category, and supports ultra-high-quality image expression. It also comes with in-body image stabilization that works in concert with the RF lens to provide up to 8 stops of protection against camera shake.”

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM and RF 600mm f/11 IS STMCanon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM and RF 600mm f/11 IS STM: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
“These are compact, lightweight and reasonably priced super-telephoto RF lenses that guide users who experienced difficulty with super-telephoto shooting in the past, due to the impression that it was only for professionals. Thanks to a significant size reduction through the use of original DO lenses, high-image-quality expression and AF with an F11 aperture are now possible. Furthermore, these lenses are highly storable and manoeuvrable thanks to a collapsible structure.”

Canon EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark IIICanon EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
“The EOS C500 Mark II/EOS C300 Mark III are digital cinema cameras that combine high-quality imaging and compact body size. In recent years, digital cinema cameras have come to be used not only for movies and TV dramas but also for broadcasting and newsgathering. To support such a wide variety of uses, a cubic-shaped modular design is employed. Increased freedom of visual expression is made possible through various shooting styles, such as drone shooting, handheld shooting, and shoulder-mounted shooting.”

PIXMA Mobile TR150 printerCanon PIXMA Mobile TR150: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
“The PIXMA TR150 is a mobile printer for business persons active outside the office, for use such as in business negotiations for in-store and outside sales, as well as for vehicles in the transport industry, and during in-home medical visits. Small and lightweight, this printer can be easily carried, and provides high-speed and high-image-quality printouts anywhere. It supports a flexible work style that lets you choose when and where to use it.”

8X20 IS / 10X20 IS binoculars8X20 IS / 10X20 IS binoculars: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
“These compact and lightweight binoculars fit even into small bags, making them perfect for concerts. While conventional binoculars with image stabilization tended to be “large, heavy and blurry,” Canon pursued a design that allows users to concentrate on watching, through clear operability and a reduction of physical burden during long periods of use. They also realized a natural sense of hold that takes into consideration different-sized hands and holding patterns.”

OCT-S1 -Optical coherence tomographyOCT-S1 -Optical coherence tomography: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
“The OCT-S1 is an optical coherence tomography (OCT), which is used at university hospitals and advanced ophthalmic medical facilities. By incorporating Canon's optical technology, super wide-angle shooting of up to 23 mm, which is 1.4 to 2 times wider than that of conventional products, is realized. What used to require multiple scans in the past, such as of the retina and blood vessels, is now possible with a single scan, making early discovery of various diseases easier. By shaping the eyepiece so that it is pared down to the fullest extent, Canon contributes to an increased peace of mind for the patient and operability for the doctor.”

Note: This product is not available in Australia.

MD-500 Dental Milling MachineMD-500*- Dental Milling Machine: iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
“Canon MD-500 is a high-speed milling machine that constructs digital dental medical system. With 5-axis servomotor control system and high-rigidity frame features, high-speed/high-precision machine has the ability to carve out high-quality dental prosthesis. With its precision, it reduces hand-carved work after milling and increases efficiency of dental technology. Despite its’ high performance, the size is small and equipped with easy to understand operations. Simple styling made it possible to balance out in the dental laboratory environment, creating feeling of trust, with its robust design, usability and approachable machine.”

Note: This product is not available in Australia.

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1 YouGov survey January 2021, n=2,281. Survey excludes smartphones.

2 YouGov survey January 2021, n=5,048.

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