Melville, NY—Canon USA revealed that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a remote control photography solution that will allow for operation of the company’s interchangeable-lens cameras. Remote operation of cameras is growing in popularity among photo agencies and media outlets, as seen in today’s coverage of global sporting and news events. With that growth in mind, Canon sought to develop a remote photography solution that reflects years of testing.
Remote Control Photography Solution
The solution utilizes a system that enables the camera’s optical axis to be perpendicular to the device’s axis of revolution. This intuitive alignment will provide users with operation capabilities that feel similar to handheld or tripod shooting.
Moreover, the hardware and software solution permits photographers to control multiple cameras at once. This includes the ability to control multiple remote-control or static remote systems from a single computer. Photographers can also command each device to pan, tilt or rotate the camera and zoom the lens. In addition, images can transmit via a network connection to a centralized location. This feature will prove to be useful for news outlets and agencies.
The new solution will also enable image capture from a variety of angles and viewpoints not possible through conventional shooting methods. “Moving forward, Canon’s goal is to create a system suited for a wide range of shooting needs that go beyond live sporting and news events, including e-commerce, product photography and more,” the company announced. “By developing these types of innovative image-capture solutions, Canon is helping to provide new perspectives to the events that shape the world around us.
Canon USA, Inc.
Canon USA is a provider of consumer, business-to-business and industrial digital imaging solutions. Moreover, it serves markets in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Its parent company, Canon Inc., has approximately $36 billion in global revenue. In addition, it ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018.
Canon USA is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social as well as environmental responsibility.