Canon Australia recently announced the launch of Kyōyū, its new camera-sharing community created as an affordable and simple way for everyone to access better photography gear, and to help owners get more value from their Canon products.
Japanese for ‘share’, Kyōyū is the latest sharing economy initiative to arrive, and like car sharing and coworking spaces, can have both great environmental and economic benefits. Equipment spends less time on the shelf and more time helping tell the stories it was designed to tell.
Kyōyū lets you rent out your gear with confidence and make money when you’re not using it. Those looking to hire gear can access quality equipment for a one-off creative project or try something out before diving in to make a purchase. For providers, pricing ballpark suggestions provided on the website make setting the right price easy.
Kyōyū has a built-in ID verification process and Canon has arranged insurance protection for owners who are renting out their Canon gear on the platform.
“With Kyōyū we’re creating a community that is driven by the overwhelming need to share. Be it knowledge, experiences or cherished kit, sharing in a community allows everyone to do so much more together,” says Jason McLean, Director – Consumer Imaging, Canon Australia.
Here in the ANZRP office we own a Canon EOS 800D DSLR camera and are excited to join the new community by listing it for rent.
How to join the community:
- Create your listing: Sign up at kyoyu.canon.com.au and follow the listing process to get your gear online in minutes. You can set your own price and let us know where to send the money.
- Approve bookings: Other Kyōyū members can then send you a booking request to accept. All our users are ID-verified, so you can list with confidence.
- Share your gear: Once you accept a booking, you’ll be able to message the renter to arrange pick up, everything is handled through Kyōyū. Once the rental is over, you’ll be paid straight to your bank account.
ANZRP-TechCollect is proud to have Canon as a Member and congratulates them for this innovative and value-adding community initiative.
Go to kyoyu.canon.com.au to find out more.