Canon in 2020: a truly triumphant year that saw the return of the king

Canon in 2020

The story of Canon in 2020 is the story of the war-weary king returning from battle to reclaim his throne. 

It's no secret that Canon has been attacked on all sides by the mirrorless militias – led by Sony, with Fujifilm, Panasonic and Olympus bringing up the rear – putting the once indomitable manufacturer on the defensive. However, the company performed a masterstroke worthy of Sun Tzu in unleashing the Canon EOS R5 – arguably the best Canon camera, which might single-handedly have won the war.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.