Originating in Japan, Canon Inc. got its name from the first-ever Japanese 35 mm camera: Kwanon. Later changing its name to Canon, Inc. in 1969, this camera company has revolutionized the way we've looked at imaging and photography. Aside from their most well-known cameras, Canon Inc. also has a line of printers, scanners, binoculars, video cameras, and specialty lenses. Listed as one of the most valuable brands by Forbes, Canon Inc. the company is also recognized as socially responsible, creating entire lines of calculators made from recycled materials. Canon Inc, while already one of the largest companies in Japan, continues to grow and acquire more companies and business partners from around the world. All the while, they continue to update their products with the latest technology, allowing us to capture the beauty of the world around us.