Is Canon still innovating?

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

“We lag behind other companies,” said Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai in a recent interview with Nikkei Asian Review, when talking about Canon’s position in relation to the cutting edge of new technology. And when you look at the firm’s recent releases, it’s easy to see where he’s coming from. Has Canon lost its taste for innovation?

Canon's EOS 6D Mark II

Canon's EOS 6D Mark II

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.