Canon is a multinational company that specializes in manufacturing imaging and optical products. Their products include cameras, lenses, printers, scanners, projectors, and image and document management systems. Canon has been in business for over 80 years and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Founded in 1937 as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan
Renamed Canon in 1947
Introduced first Canon camera, the Kwanon, in 1934
Launched the first Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera in 1959
Introduced the first Inkjet printer, the Bubble Jet printer, in 1985
Acquired Océ, a Dutch printing system manufacturer, in 2010
One of Canon's biggest competitors, Nikon also specializes in manufacturing cameras and lenses.
A leading electronics company that also produces cameras and lenses, Sony is also a competitor of Canon.
HP is a major competitor of Canon in the printer market.
Canon's line of DSLR cameras for amateurs and professionals.
Canon's line of inkjet printers for homes and offices.
Canon's line of interchangeable camera lenses for the EOS Camera System.
The EOS is Canon's line of professional-grade DSLR cameras, while the Rebel is a line of entry-level DSLR cameras. The EOS cameras usually have more advanced features, better performance, and higher prices than the Rebels.
Yes, Canon has a line of mirrorless cameras called the EOS M series.
Image Stabilization is a technology that helps reduce blurry photos caused by camera shake. Canon has IS built into some of its lenses and camera bodies.
Yes, Canon is known for producing high-quality printers, especially their PIXMA line of inkjet printers.
Canon products are available for purchase at authorized retailers, both in-store and online. Canon also has an official online store.