Me, myself and I Daniela 18 years old Kristiinankaupunki, Finland Yrkesakademin in Närpiö After graduation -> photography Photograpy and animalsSource: private
Canon Inc. Japanese corporation Founded in August 1937, by Goro Yoshida Canon headquarters are found in Tokyo, Japan Keypeople Fujio Mitarai – chairman and managing director Tsuneji Uchida – president and chief operating officer Source: http://cuabroad.cua.edu
HistoryOrigins of company name Got the name ”Kwanon” by Goro Yoshida In 1937 Kwanon began developing a prototype of Japan’s first-ever 35mm camera The name ”Canon” began in 1947 Source: http://samstores.comPrecision Optical Instruments Laboratory (POIL) The predecessor of Canon Inc. Founded in 1937 in Tokyo
Company milestones 1930s – 1960s 1933 – 1936: “The Kwanon”, Japan’s first 35 mm focal plane-shutter camera, was produced in prototype form. 1940: An indirect X-ray camera is developed. 1947: Company is renamed to Canon Camera Co., Inc. 1958: A field zoom lens for television broadcasting is introduced. 1959: Reflex Zoom 8, the world’s first camcorder are introduced 1961: Canon creates an outstanding Rangefinder camera, Canon 7. 1964: “Canola 130”, the first Japanese made 10-key calculator is introduced. 1965: Canon introduces Canon Pellix 1969: The company’s name is changed to Canon Inc.
Company milestones 1970s – 2010s 1971: F-1, a top-end SLR camera, and FD lenses are introduced. 1976: AE-1 is launched 1985: The world’s first Inkjet printer is introduced. 1987: Canon introduces Canon Electro-Optical System (EOS). EOS 650 autofocus SLR camera is introduced, and the Canon Foundation is established. 1988: Canon introduces “Kyosei philosophy”, Canon’s corporate philosophy 1989: EOS RT is unveiled 1992: EOS 5, the first-ever camera with eye-controlled AF, is launched. 1995: Canon introducers the first commercially available SLR lens with internal image stabilization. EOS-1N RS is introduced. 1996: ELPH (America) IXUS (Europe) is introduced. 1997: Canon enters the digital video camcorder market.
Company milestones 1970s – 2010s 2002: Fujio Mitarai is named one of the world’s top 25 managers by BusinessWeek. 2003: The world’s first portable digital X-ray system is used to reconstruct the face of an Egyptian mummy. 2004: The XEED SX50 LCD projector is introduced. 2005: Canon’s first high-definition video camcorder is introduced. 2007: Canon Europe celebrates its 50th anniversary. 2009: Canon acquires Océ. 2010: Canon acquires Tereck Office Solutions, Inc.