The CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan started today and the Canon booth is full of the usual gear, along with some concepts that Canon has shown off in the past and mentioned in their last fiscal reports. The folks at DCWatch decided to show off the concepts.

The concept cameras are for various consumer needs. The first one is the Soto Asobi Camera, which is aimed at the action camera user as it's waterproof and will survive a 6-foot drop onto concrete. Pricing for these cameras will be around $100.

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The Intelligent Compact Camera looks to be similar to Google's Clip cameras, as it's designed to shoot automatically. Unlike the clips, this camera has pan and tilt functionality.

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The Kids Mission Camera is exactly what it sounds like. It's a digital camera designed for the young ones in the home. There is some solid build quality to survive bumps as well as unique features to help learn photography.

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Another interesting camera uses a 100-400mm equivalent lens to help one experience easy telephoto shooting. This camera can be synced up with a smartphone to use as a display.

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There is no mention of when or if these products will make it to the marketplace, but Canon will be aggressive in entering new markets and expanding the type of consumer that uses their imaging products.

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  1. I just found a little creepy a camera that shoots automatically your life and uploads it, and the easy to use 100-400 lens... a peeper's dream :unsure:

    But I like the kid-oriented "ILC" form factor idea (with no I, OK, they're still kids) - to make them used to a "true camera".... :cool:

    But still, where's the "Hello Kitty" camera dedicate to cat photography??? :giggle:
  2. I'm actually hopeful the Kids Mission Camera becomes a deliverable product. I'd love to scoop up a few of those for my nieces and nephews. They have a Kodak Printomatic (aka Polaroid Snap) already, but they burn through the ZINK paper at an alarming rate, so the camera fun is usually a short-lived experience.
  3. But still, where's the "Hello Kitty" camera dedicate to cat photography??? :giggle:

    I agree! A 1DX2 with a 600F4 is too much for a housecat to carry around, but to be fair, Canon has had some success in the past with cat cameras.183352183353
  4. Maybe it would make the cats feel at ease and let us photograph them more?

    Probably not, but it would make users feel better... :D

    Unless it can deliver food or something alike also.

    I agree! A 1DX2 with a 600F4 is too much for a housecat to carry around, but to be fair, Canon has had some success in the past with cat cameras.

    You see, there are clear ergonomics issues.... as usual, Canon doesn't listen to its users....
  5. I just found a little creepy a camera that shoots automatically your life and uploads it, and the easy to use 100-400 lens... a peeper's dream :unsure:

    But I like the kid-oriented "ILC" form factor idea (with no I, OK, they're still kids) - to make them used to a "true camera".... :cool:

    But still, where's the "Hello Kitty" camera dedicate to cat photography??? :giggle:
    Lots of those already, just google it.
  6. Only 4 comments till a "Canon is doomed" statement..... not bad! The more it is hated in this forum, it seems the better it sells......
    It would sell even better if Canon could actually release it.

    I mean, G7X III.
  7. Is there a real market for this stuff these days? Yeah, yeah, I know some people will buy these things, but that’s doesn’t make a market. Cheap digital cameras have been dying for years now, and will continue to do so.
  8. Is there a real market for this stuff these days? Yeah, yeah, I know some people will buy these things, but that’s doesn’t make a market...
    If people buy things, that’s pretty much what a market is.
  9. Lots of those already, just google it.

    Probably, but not from Canon, IIRC - anyway the pink camera in the article headline looks to have a cat mode, it could be enough.

    Just, when I first saw it, I was afraid it was the new G5X II...
  10. When's the next big trade show? Mid-March? If they don't announce the G7X MK III within the next month, I'm going to have to go with the RX100 soon. I know I'm not alone here.
  11. Just "gave" an old point and shoot (Canon, of course!) to my 5 yr old Grandson. He now goes on "photo shoot" walks with me and we critique his images at home. I have looked at cameras for kids and nothing quite fits what I think he would need. I'd like to see this concept camera come to market.

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