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1960

The Canonflex is the first Canon SLR sold in the U.S.

The Canonet is Canon’s first Electronic Eye or EE camera

2,500,000 of the first Canonet model are sold.

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1963

Canon AF, the world's first autofocus camera prototype, is introduced at the Photokina trade show in Germany.

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1964

The world’s first 10-key electronic calculator, the Canola 130, debuts.

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1967

The Auto Zoom 814 is the first Super 8 model to feature an 8-to-1 power zoom lens.

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1968

Shuichi Ando becomes president of Canon U.S.A. in December.

Canon U.S.A. moves to a new, larger headquarters at 64-10 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, NY.

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1969

Canon breaks into the U.S. television broadcast market with the P10x20B, 10X zoom lens for color television cameras.