Canon Logo – Canon Inc. is a Japanese specialized in optics and image capture and playback, including photography, video, photocopiers and printers. Its headquarters are located in Tokyo. The company was founded in 1933 by Goro Yoshida and his brother Saburo Uchida under the name of Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory. The original purpose of this research was to improve and develop the quality of the cameras.
In June of 1934 was created the first camera of Canon, the Kwanon, named in honor of Kuan Yin, the goddess Buddhist mercy. The following year the company changed its name to Canon in order to reflect a more modern image. In 1987 they released their line of cameras EOS, an acronym that stands for “electro-optical system”, and also given in honor of the Greek goddess Eos, or Aurora. This system was a total detachment manual focus and approach ushered in the ultrasonic and optical stabilization, both invented by Canon and that became a standard in professional photography and high speed.
Although angered conservatives who saw users as they lost their old optical compatibility with manual focus, when its patent expired ultrasonic focus, many of its competitors followed suit and adopted the approach Ultrasonic Canon.
Despite being a manufacturer of a variety of electronic equipment, his fame rests on being a reference photo for his contribution to the photographic world and a pioneer in digital photography full frame since 2002, with the introduction of the Canon 1Ds. Canon has also entered the digital display market by allying with Toshiba, developing and manufacturing TV plans based on SED, a new technology for displays.