What is Canon? - One of the Most Famous Camera Manufacture

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Canon is one of the most famous camera brand in the world. Canon's product line is majoritily focused on the imaging and color related product line for the consumers and the industry.


Canon is founded by Takeshi Mitarai, Goro Yoshida, Saburo Unchida and Takeo Maeda in 10th August 1937. Canon is a Japanese camera manufacture from the very beginning of the company. Canon's first official name was Precision Optical Industry Co., Ltd. Canon introduced the prototype of the Japan's very first 35mm camera under the name of Kwanon which is very similar to Canon what we call the company today.

Canon operates as a multi national organization and does have presence all over the world. Canon is publicly traded on two stock exchanges which are, Tokyo Stock Exchange under the code of 7751 and New York Stock Exchange under the code of CAJ.


Canon's products are primarily focused for the imaging and image capturing and image printing.
  • Canon DSLR Cameras
  • Canon Point and Shot Cameras
  • Canon Printers
  • Canon Lenses
  • Canon Photocopy Machines
  • Canon Scanners
  • Canon LCDs
  • Canon Image Sensors
  • Canon Micro Motors
  • Canon Magnetic Heads