When we think of cameras, the first thing that comes to mind is often Canon cameras. This is because Canon cameras have the most advanced technology behind them and have become synonymous with top-quality.
The Canon company had its modest beginnings in a laboratory that was set up in a small apartment in Roppongi, Japan in 1933 by Goro Yoshida and Saburo Uchida. Their main objective was to produce a Japanese camera that would rival the highly-advanced German cameras. Their research was financed by Takeshi Mitarai.
In 1934, they produced Japan’s first prototype of a 35mm camera with a focal plane shutter. Goro Yoshida called it ‘Kwanon’, after the Buddhist goddess of mercy. In 1935, the Hansa Canon camera made its debut in the market and so was born the Canon brand.
In 1950, Takeshi Mitarai, the first president of Canon, set up a modern factory in Shimomaruko, Tokyo and in 1955 Canon made its way into the global market with the establishment of its office in New York City. In 1957, the company appointed Canon Europa in Geneva, Switzerland, as its sole distributor for Europe. As Canon began to diversify into the office equipment market, it changed its name from Canon Camera Co., Inc. to Canon Inc. in 1969.
Ixus Compact Camera Range
With its compact digital cameras, Canon’s aim is to produce devices that are as light and as thin as possible, yet carry enough features and functions to attract the amateur photographer. The Ixus range of cameras have very stylish designs and come with ultra-thin metallic bodies which can fit conveniently into a purse or jacket, and can be easily retrieved. They come with very few manual controls so they are ideal for those who are more interested in taking a clear photograph rather than in taking a perfect shot.
SLR Camera Range
With the ever-growing demand for digital SLR cameras, Canon has on offer a range of SLR cameras from simple entry level cameras to high-end professional cameras with buttons and features that will stun even the most expert cameraman.
Canon’s most basic cameras in the entry level range are the T3 and XS dSLR cameras. These come with plastic bodies and are quite small and light. The T3 is one up on the XS as it can shoot HD videos. Both these cameras do not perform well in dark conditions but are sufficient to meet the needs of the amateur photographer.
The semi-professional Canon SLR cameras include the T3i and the 60D models, which are made of more solid materials than the entry level ones and are bulkier and heavier. They are composed of metal components and with their more advanced image processors and higher resolution sensors they are able to produce better shots in poor lighting conditions.
At the top end of the Canon digital SLR camera range are the 5D Mark III and the 1D Mark IV. The quality of their images and their HD videos is unmatched and they have highly durable bodies. Canon cameras have much more to offer to the amateur and the professional photographer and these are just a sampling of their excellent range of cameras.
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