“PowerShot V10” Vlog Camera and “OCT-R1” Ophthalmic Device Win International Design Award “Red Dot Design Award” - Canon Philippines

    “PowerShot V10” Vlog Camera and “OCT-R1” Ophthalmic Device Win International Design Award “Red Dot Design Award”

    Canon Inc. announced on 26 April 2024 that the company’s “PowerShot V10” vlog camera and “OCT-R1,” an optical coherence tomography (OCT) device, won the Red Dot Design Award 2024 for Production Design at an awards show hosted by Red Dot Award AG (based in Switzerland). The awards ceremony will be held on 24 June 2024 in Essen, Germany.

    The “PowerShot V10” is a vlog camera that features a 1” CMOS sensor and large-diameter microphone for achieving high image and audio quality in a compact body which can easily be stored in a small bag. It employs a vertical design suitable for shooting video easily with just one hand and an easy-to-understand and simple UI (user interface) with limited display information, making it easy for even first-time camera users to enjoy full-fledged video shooting. In addition to handheld shooting, the camera is equipped with an internal stand that can be used to adjust the camera angle, thereby allowing users to set the device down and shoot from multiple angles without having to use a tripod, etc.

    The “OCT-R1”2 is an ophthalmic device that utilises OCT technology, which captures tomographic images of retinas using near-infrared light, and is equipped with the functions of a retinal camera. OCT is used in the study of ophthalmology and health checks for the diagnosis and observation of eye-related illnesses such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, which have been on the rise in recent years. This product features a touch-panel-style UI and can be linked with a touch-panel display2 so that the photographing position of the device can automatically be adjusted simply by touching the screen where the eye is displayed. Additionally, the main unit has been compacted, enabling necessary auxiliary equipment such as PCs to fit neatly onto the motorised table2 for a flexible layout that does not take up much space.

    Both “PowerShot V10” and “OCT-R1” have received high praise for their designs, having received the Good Design Award 2023 (Japan) as well as the iF Design Award 2024 (Germany), which is similarly as internationally prestigious as the Red Dot Design Award. These awards have encouraged Canon to continue creating products that expertly blend performance with design.

    About the Red Dot Design Award - The Red Dot Design Award, established in 1955, is one of the world’s largest design-centered awards competitions. Excellent designs are chosen in three divisions—Product Design, Brand & Communication Design, and Design Concept. This year, entries from 60 countries and regions were evaluated by internationally renowned design specialists under nine criteria including innovation, functionality, quality, and ergonomics.