Canon Inc. (キヤノン株式会社 Kyanon Kabushiki Gaisha, TYO: 7751, NYSE: CAJ) is a Japanese company that makes imaging and optical products. These include cameras, film, image scanners and computer printers. The company was started in 1937.
|Type||Public (TYO: 7751, NYSE: CAJ)|
|When it was created||Tokyo, Japan (10 August 1937)|
|Headquarters||Ōta, Tokyo, Japan|
|Key people||Fujio Mitarai, Chairman & CEO|
Tsuneji Uchida, President & COO
|Things made||Print and document solutions, photographic equipment including printers, scanners and digital and SLR cameras. Binoculars, calculators and medical, optical, broadcast and IT imaging equipment.|
|Money earned||4,481,346 million Yen (FY 2007)|
Canon began as the Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory. In 1934, the first Japanese 35mm focal plane-shutter camera prototype was made. It was called the "Kwanon". In the next few years, Canon became very important in creating new camera products and making them better.