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From the opening of the New York office in 1955 to the further development of imaging products today, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has been a leader in product development in the Americas. Follow the timeline to learn more about milestone dates in Canon U.S.A.'s history and corporate and product-related achievements.
In September 1955, Canon opened its first overseas office, the New York office, in the middle of the Fifth Avenue commercial district.
Cine 8-T 8mm cine camera launched in November 1956 as Canon's first step toward camera diversification.
The Canonet is Canon’s first Electronic Eye or EE camera. 2,500,000 of the first Canonet model are sold.
The Scoopic 16, with its name derived from the word “scoop” in the jargon of news broadcasting, was developed by Canon as the world’s first 16 mm movie camera with a built-in zoom lens.
Canon reorganized its New York Branch Office and then established the U.S.-based corporation, Canon U.S.A., Inc. in December 1965.
Canon breaks into the U.S. television broadcast market with the P10x20B, 10X zoom lens for color television cameras.
The Pocketronic is the first miniature-sized electronic calculator with a thermal print-out system.
The Macro Zoom Lens K5x25, released in May 1971. The lens won great acclaim, garnering the two engineers the honor of receiving the Academy Scientific and Technical Award in 1972.
In 1971, the company opened an office in Chicago. It also moved its headquarters to Lake Success, New York, outside of the city.
The NP-L7 introduces Canon’s revolutionary NP copying system, which is the world’s first plain paper copier with liquid-dry.
The revolutionary AE-1, the world’s first SLR with computer-controlled automation is introduced. Nationwide advertising on television promotes the AE-1 camera and the Canon name.
The PC-10 and PC-20 are introduced as the world’s first personal copying machines with replaceable cartridges.
Together with the new EF lens series employing the first ever USM for commercial use, the EOS 650 was unveiled to much fanfare in February 1987 as the first model to popularize the new system. This was followed by the launch of the EOS 620 high-grade model in May.
In 1990, Canon became the first company to collect and recycle used copier toner cartridges. In May 1990, a trial run of cartridge collection was conducted in eleven western states in the U.S. As it was the first experiment of its kind in the world.
Canon introduces the ELPH as its first Advanced Photo System camera, the world's smallest with a 2X optical zoom lens.
Canon released the PowerShot S100 DIGITAL ELPH, the world’s smallest and lightest 2-megapixel-class digital camera with an optical zoom lens.
Canon introduces the PowerShot S30/S40 cameras that allow direct printing to a Bubble Jet printer without a PC.
The launch of the EOS Digital Rebel, a high resolution compact digital SLR AF camera, delivers more power to the prosumer market.
In 2004 when Canon U.S.A.’s consolidated sales surpassed the long-sought $ 10 billion mark. This milestone came exactly twenty years after its sales first reached $ 1 billion in 1984.
The PowerShot SD700 IS DIGITAL ELPH becomes Canon's first digital camera with a built-in image stabilizer.
The PIXMA Pro9500, a photo inkjet printer for professionals using 10 pigment ink, is introduced.
The imagePROGRAF iPF6100, the world's first large-format printer with an ambient light adjustment function, is introduced.
The imagePRESS C7000VP, unveiled in July 2006 and launched in April the following year, marked Canon’s full-scale entry into the POD market.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE series of next-generation office network MFP's with enhanced IT environment integration is introduced.
Canon enters the motion picture production industry with the launch of the Cinema EOS System of cinema cameras and lenses.
The PIXMA PRO-1 professional inkjet printer, featuring the newly developed LUCIA 12-color ink system, is introduced.
MREAL, a new MR (mixed reality) system that contributes to reduced development times during product design, is introduced.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., Introduces the DP-V3010 4K Reference Display For Digital Cinema Color-Grading And 4K / 2K Postproduction And Effects Monitoring.
The CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens, the World's Longest 4K Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens For Large-Format Single-Sensor Cameras is released.
Canon enters the machine vision market with the launch of the RV100 3-D Machine Vision System, which makes possible high-speed, high-precision 3-D recognition.
The Canon Connect Station CS100, a photo and video storage device that has the capability to connect to multiple compatible imaging devices allowing users to easily store, view and share images and videos is announced.
The imagePRESS C10000VP production printer offering print speed of 100 pages per minute is launched.
Canon launches the 4k500ST 4K projector, then the world's smallest and lightest among 5,000 lm class projectors.
The VarioPrint i300 commercial-use cut sheet printer, capable of A4 double-sided printing of 300 pages per minute (150 sheets/min.), is launched.
Canon introduces the EOS R System, a new imaging system, and launches the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera and RF lens featureing a newly-developed lens mount.
The EOS R3 is the first "3" series camera since the popular EOS-3 film camera launched in 1998.
Canon celebrates significant milestone with production of 150 million interchangeable RF and EF lenses.
Virtual Reality Through a New Lens: Canon introduces their first Dual Fisheye Lens for Stereoscopic 3D 180 VR Capture in 8K.