There is no need for an introduction as we all know that Canon has grown into a camera giant in both film and digital means. Canon Malaysia, with their signature Canon DSLR cameras, has helped photographers and users vividly capture beautiful moments that the world has to offer. Its logo is iconic and admired by photographers worldwide.
It all started in 1933 when a group led by Takeshi Mitarai and his three technician friends, established Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory. A year later, they successfully developed Japan's first 35-millimeter camera called, 'Kwanon', an innovation that was way out of the medical sector. Takeshi Mitaraj and co. incorporates the venture as Precision Optical Industry Company, Ltd. Canon's brave venture into business machines started off with the introduction of an electronic calculator in 1964 and then the plain-paper copier in 1968. These diversifications of business urged the company’s name to be changed to something simpler. Thus, Canon Inc..
Further innovation came from Canon's revolutionary AE-1 35-millimeter camera in 1976, leading to the introduction of the personal copier in 1982, and to a client namely Hewlett-Packard Company, they produced laser printers starting in 1985. In 1987, Canon Inc. launches the EOS autofocus SLR camera.
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Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., or Canon Malaysia, started operating in 1987 and today it is considered a major corporate player in Malaysia. They focus on providing excellent products and supporting Malaysian customers to ensure the highest satisfaction when purchasing from Canon.
Canon has invested a considerable amount of time and effort in developing channels to access the market. Canon Malaysia was the first to launch the very first plain paper fax and color copier in Malaysia along with the first ever color fax machines in Malaysia. They also launched the world's smallest and slimmest DVD Camcoder in 2006 and the list just goes on and on...
Canon is committed and will continue to strive to become a household name and a leading brand. Being sought after for its quality and reliability in products and services, Canon indeed lived up to its corporate tag line, "Delighting You Always", for now and well into the future.
Canon's armory of gadgets and products
The main products that Canon manufacture are imaging products including video cam-coders, film and Canon DSLR cameras and lenses, compact digital cameras, scanners, printers, and even binoculars.
Canon products also include multi-functional printers, black and white and color office printers, large format printers, scanners, black and white and color production printers, as well as software to support these products, in their "Business Solutions" division.
Lesser known Canon products are medical, optical and broadcast products, including ophthalmic and x-ray devices, broadcast lenses, semiconductors, digital microfilm scanners, and handy terminals.
Below is thelowdown of themostpopular
- Canon PowerShot
- Canon PowerShot G
- Canon Digital IXUS
- Canon EOS
- Canon EF lens mount
- Canon EF-S lens mount
- Canon EF-M lens mount
Canon Digital Copiers
- Consumer and Home Office imageCLASS line
- Professional Grade imageRUNNER
- Industry-standard laser printers
- Apple LaserWrite
- Canon LBP-CX
- LaserWriter II series
- LaserJet II series
- Canon LBP-SX
- Canon LBP-LX
- Flash units
- 430EX Speedlites
- Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
- Macro twin Lite
- Maceo Ring Lite
- Flatbed Scanners
- Film Scanners
- Document Scanners
- Canon Canoscan 8800F
- MSX Home Computer (V-10, V-20)
- Regular 8mm
- Single 8mm
- Super 8
- Canon DV 012
- Canon XL-1/XL-1s
- Canon XL H1
- Canon XH-A1
- Canon XM2
- Canon MVX25Oi
- Canon HV40
- Canon HV30
- Canon HV20
- Canon HV10
- Canon HG10
- Canon HF100
- Canon XF100/XF105
How much will a Canon product cost you?
In retrospect to the quality and durability of their products, the cost that you would have to put down to own a canon product varies in regards to what you want to own. Here at iprice, you can get Canon Pixma E510 All-in-One Inkjet Printer for a mere RM 238 and a Canon IXUS 95 IS Pink camera for RM 290.
How Canon works world-wide
With its world-headquarters located at 30-2 Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan, Canon has spread all over the world by establishing regional branches in the Americas, Europe (Europa NV and Europe Ltd.), Middle East, Africa, Japan, Asian, and Oceania, inclusive Australia and New Zealand.
Canon operates in-sync with the division of its business into three main principal segments:
- The Office Business Unit
- products include copying machines, digital production printers, large format inkjet printers, laser printers, and multi-function devices
- The Consumer Business Unit
- products include broadcasting equipment, calculators, compact digital cameras, interchangeable lenses, inkjet multifunction printer, and single function inkjet printers
- Industry and Others Business Unit
- products include computers, handy terminals, LCD lithography equipment, magnetic heads, medical imaging equipment, micromotors, ophthalmic equipment, and semiconductor lithography equipment
Canon has generated US$45, 608 million worth of total revenues in 2011, in which 53.9% was from the Office Business Unit, 36.9% from the Consumer Business Unit, and 11.8% from the Industry and Others Business Unit.
Canon had also granted a total of 2, 813 patents in the United States, ranking third after IBM and Samsung Electronics.
Canon is an environmentally green company
Clean Air-Cool Planet, an environmental organization, made a report that secures Canon at the top of the list of 56 companies on climate-friendly companies. Furthermore, in concerns of recycling, Canon innovated three new calculators in Europe called "Green Calculators" which are produced from parts of recycled Canon copiers.
Canon's 'Green is just a shade of blue' corporate social responsibility strategy emphasises going and being green and the need to stay green being small parts of the bigger, bluer picture, heading towards importance equality of other areas that include ethics, attitudes, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, education, science and social welfare.
Having an environmental charter which focuses on offering products with a lower environmental burden through improvements in resource efficiency, while eliminating anti-social activities that threaten the health and safety of mankind and the environment makes Canon as green as they come.
Canon cameras are known to be the leaders in the market. Therefore Canon has sponsored a number of parties that include sports teams, photography entities, and the Red Cross. Canon's sponsorships include title sponsorships, financial contributions and donations of imaging equipment, also partnering with World Press Photo.
Canon and its list of astounding awards for the past 2 years
PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award - 11 Years in a Row
Canon has been awarded PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service Reliability for Digital Cameras for 11 Years in a Row for the below cameras:
- PowerShot G1 X
- EOS 60D
- EOS 7D
- EOS 7D Mark II
- EOS-1D X
- EOS 60Da
- PowerShot G1 X Mark II
- EOS 6D
- EOS 5D Mark III
- PowerShot S110
- PowerShot G7 X
- PowerShot G16
- PowerShot S120
- EOS 70D
What's going on in the camera market now?
Canon has recently launched the SPEEDLITE 430EX III-RT FLASH that boasts radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateurs and advance amateur photographers. If you are looking for a camera that can create beautiful portraits with small and lightweight secondary flash, the EOS Rebel T6i is just the right thing!