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1990

The EOS Rebel delivers SLR quality at popular prices

Canon launches The Clean Earth Campaign, a toner cartridge recycling program.

Canon U.S.A. acquires Citi-Lease and changes its name to Canon Financial Services, Inc.

The FAX-L770 is Canon's first Laser Class facsimile to offer Ultra High Quality output.

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1990

The EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM is introduced as the world's first mass-production lens powered by an ultrasonic motor.

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1991

The UC series of 8mm camcorders is introduced, including compact and lightweight UC1.

New Jersey Branch opens.

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1991

Cumulative production of 35mm cameras reaches 60 million units.

 

Canon U.S.A. consolidated sales exceed $4 billion.

 

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1992

The CJ-10 is the world's first digital desk-top printer, scanner and full-color copier.

Los Angeles branch opens.

The CLC-550, the world's first copier with anti-forgery technology, is introduced.

Canon's first full-color inkjet printer, the BJC-820, is introduced.

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1993

The Canon Group Environmental Charter is established.

Through The Clean Earth Campaign, Canon U.S.A. collects 2 million cartridges.

Semiconductor Division is named “Vendor of the Year” by Motorola.

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1994

The world's first automatic-duplexing color laser copying machine, the CLC-800, is introduced.

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1995

Custom Integrated Technology, Inc., a remanufacturing site for copying machines, is established in Virginia, U.S.A.


Canon U.S.A. consolidated sales exceed $7 billion.


Toner cartridge collection reaches 10 million units.

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1995

Canon U.S.A. becomes a major supporter of scientific research at Yellowstone National Park.

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1996

Canon introduces the ELPH as its first Advanced Photo System camera, the world's smallest with a 2X optical zoom lens.

The PowerShot 600 is introduced as Canon's first digital camera.

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1996

Industrial Resource Technologies, Inc., a toner cartridge-recycling site, is established in Virginia, U.S.A.


Canon Virginia ships its 5,000th remanufactured copying machine.


With the addition of subsidiaries in Panama, Brazil and Chile, Canon U.S.A. becomes Canon Americas.

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1997

Canon enters the digital video camcorder market with the Optura.

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1998

Canon introduces the XL1, the world's first Mini DV camcorder with interchangeable lenses.

Canon’s first digital radiography system, the CXDI-11 is introduced.

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1998

Canon Information Technology Services, Inc., is established.

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1999

XL1 is selected by NASA to be on board and record the Columbia Mission.

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1999

The imageRUNNER 600, the first of the Series, is introduced.

The waterproof ELPH Sport is added to Canon's APS camera line-up.