Canon in 2022: how the camera giant made huge waves in the mirrorless market

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2022 has been a year Canon faced silicone chip shortages, stock issues, a rising cost of living and a looming global recession. Despite its challenges, Canon had a knockout year, maintaining its title as the largest manufacturer of digital cameras in the world with 48% global market share, compared to the next highest, Sony at 22.1% and Nikon at 13.7%.

Last year we saw Canon drop incredible head-turning cameras like the EOS R3 and super-specialist lenses like the £13,409 Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM. This year was just as eventful, as Canon released four new mirrorless EOS R-series cameras, with Canon breathing new life into its neglected APS-C format, bringing out the EOS R7 and EOS R10.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.

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