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About Canon

Canon, headquartered in Tokyo, is a Japanese company that specializes in imaging and optical products, including cameras, photocopiers and computer printers. Its current name is Canon Inc. The company was founded in 1933 with the name 'Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory' by the co-founder Yoshida Goro and his brother-in-law Uchida Saburo, funded by Mitarai Takeshi, a close friend of Uchida. Its original purpose was to research into the development of quality cameras. In June 1934 they released their first camera, the Kwanon (pronounced kannon), named after the Buddhist bodhisattva of mercy of the same name. The following year the camera's name was changed to the less overtly religious Canon. The company changed its name to Canon Camera in 1947, and to Canon in 1969. ... from