News Release

December 20, 2019
Canon Inc.

Canon comprises approximately 62% of press cameras used during 2019/2020 ISU Grand Prix Men and Ladies Free Skating events

TOKYO, December 20, 2019—Canon Inc. announced today that Canon-brand equipment comprised an approximately 62% share of cameras* used by press photographers during the Men and Ladies Free Skating events at the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating® Final 2019/20.

Photographers waiting to capture the perfect shot

Photographers waiting to capture the perfect shot

An on-site camera service center

An on-site camera service center

The Canon Group has thus far worked behind the scenes at a variety of sporting events around the world, supporting on-location press photographers through such services as equipment repair and loaning.

As a sponsor of the 2019/2020 ISU Grand Prix Final, Canon was present at the 2019/2020 ISU Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix Finals in Torino, Italy, to operate a camera service center at the venue and support the professional photographers there to capture the magnificent performances of skaters who have fought their way through fierce competition to reach the finals. A large number of photographers at the event used Canon-brand equipment, and during the Senior Men and Ladies Free Skate events, which attract worldwide attention, Canon-brand equipment comprised an approximately 62% share of cameras used, contributing to successful coverage of the event.

The EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera used by many photographers

The EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera
used by many photographers

Professional-grade large-aperture lens EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM

Professional-grade large-aperture lens
EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM

Canon will continue to focus on delivering reliable products and service trusted by professionals while striving to contribute to the further advancement of photographic and videographic expression through the creation of attractive and competitive products and content.

Additional Information

"Canon World Figure Skating Web" features a variety of content, including tournament highlights, athlete profiles and interviews and photo galleries.
http://www.mocorpcu.com/ja/event/skating/ (Japanese only).

  • *Data obtained by counting the number and calculating the percentage of Canon cameras among those used by professional photographers in the press photographer section of the event venue during the Men and Ladies Senior Free Skate events held on December 7, 2019. Based on Canon research.
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