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The History of Canon 2016 -
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2016
  • Canon launches Phase V of the Excellent Global Corporation Plan.
  • Canon Inc., introducing a new corporate structure, appoints CEO Fujio Mitarai as chairman and Masaya Maeda as president and COO.
    Fujio Mitarai

    Fujio Mitarai

    Masaya Maeda

    Masaya Maeda

  • Canon makes Toshiba Medical Systems a wholly owned subsidiary to expand Canon’s healthcare business.
2016
  • Canon launches the 4K500ST 4K projector, then the world’s smallest and lightest among 5,000 lm class projectors.
    REALiS 4K500ST

    REALiS 4K500ST

  • Canon’s digital SLR camera flagship model EOS-1D X Mark II is launched.
    EOS-1D X Mark II

    EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Canon launches the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, featuring improved core inkjet technology, high image quality printing and A2 printing capability.
  • The AXIS Q1659 interchangeable-lens network camera, which integrates Canon imaging technology and AXIS network technology for high-resolution monitoring, is introduced.
    AXIS Q1659

    AXIS Q1659

2017
  • Customer Experience Center Tokyo, a facility for experiencing Canon’s commercial printing solutions, opens at Canon headquarters
  • Canon makes Miyazaki Daishin Canon Inc. (today, Miyazaki Canon) a wholly owned subsidiary.
2017
  • The A3 color MFP imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 series, equipped with features realizing superior operability and productivity, is launched.
  • Canon launches the enthusiast-oriented EOS 9000D digital SLR camera, offering state-of-the-art functionality
  • The CXDI-710C Wireless, the industry’s lightest1 wireless 35 x 43 cm digital radiography system, is launched.
  • Toshiba Medical Systems (today, Canon Medical Systems) launches the high-definition CT diagnostic system.
    High-definition CT diagnostic system

    High-definition CT diagnostic system

  • The VarioPrint i300 commercial-use cut sheet printer, capable of A4 double-sided printing of 300 pages per minute (150 sheets/min.), is launched.
    VarioPrint i300

    VarioPrint i300

  • Canon Electronics succeeds in launching the CE-SAT-I micro satellite.
  • Canon delivers the nanoimprint lithography manufacturing equipment FPA-1200NZ2C to Toshiba Memory Corporation’s Yokkaichi Operations plant.
  • Canon develops the Free Viewpoint Video System.
  • The Colorado 1640 UVgel wide format printer is introduced.
    1: Including battery pack. As of March 6, 2017. (Canon research)
2018
  • Toshiba Medical Systems changes its name to Canon Medical Systems.
  • The Canon Eco Technology Park opens to serve as a focal point of the environmental activities of the Canon Group.
  • The software training facility Canon Institute of Software Technology is opened.
  • Canon makes BriefCam Ltd. (Israel), a leading video content analysis software developer, a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • Canon launches a joint research project with the National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties for the creation and use of high-resolution facsimiles of cultural properties.
2018
  • The EOS M50 mirrorless camera is introduced.
    EOS M50

    EOS M50

  • The business inkjet printer PIXMA G-series with refillable ink tank system is introduced.
  • Introduction of both new software for factory automation and the industrial camera N10-W02.
  • Canon introduces the EOS R System, a new imaging system, and launches the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera and RF lens featuring a newly-developed lens mount.
    EOS R

    EOS R

  • With the launch of the WG7000 series, Canon makes a full-scale entry into the A3 business inkjet multifunction printer market.
2019
  • Fujio Mitarai is appointed chairperson of the Expo '90 Foundation.
  • Canon invests in the Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development to accelerate expansion in the medical business.
  • Joint research begins with the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University.
2019
  • Canon launches the compact and lightweight EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera.
  • The instant camera printer IVY CLIQ+ ZV-123 is introduced.
    iNSPiC ZV-123

    IVY CLIQ+ ZV-123 / Zoemini S ZV-123

  • Canon Medical introduces the world´s first MRI system featuring noise reduction reconstruction technology that utilizes deep learning.
    MRI system utilizing deep learning

    MRI system utilizing deep learning

  • The compact, lightweight native 4K laser projector REALiS 4K6021Z is introduced.
    4K6021Z

    REALiS 4K6021Z

  • Canon provides ultra-high sensitivity CMOS sensors for Tomo-e Gozen, an astronomical observation system at Kiso Observatory, University of Tokyo, now in full operation.
  • EOS series camera production reaches a total of 100 million units.
  • The 8K broadcast lens UHD DIGISUPER 51 is introduced.
    UHD DIGISUPER 51

    UHD DIGISUPER 51

  • Development of video analytics technology for counting people in crowds.
2020
  • Océ corporate name is changed to Canon Production Printing.
  • Fujio Mitarai is appointed president, in addition to chairman and CEO, of Canon Inc.
2020
  • The ME20F-SH ultra-high sensitivity multi-purpose camera is the recipient of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards.
  • Canon develops the world´s first 1-megapixel SPAD image sensor.
  • Canon develops VisualSLAM technology and enters the mobile robot market.
2021
  • Fujio Mitarai is appointed president of the Scout Association of Japan.
  • Canon Medical starts joint research with National Cancer Center Japan for the development of photon-counting CT systems.
  • Canon makes Redlen Technologies (Canada), a leader in X-ray imaging and detection, a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • The Canon Group Human Rights Policy is established.
2021
  • Remote network camera system that controls multiple cameras for video production is introduced.
  • Canon introduces the full-frame mirrorless camera EOS R3 featuring a back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor.
  • EOS R3

    EOS R3

  • The EOS VR System for capturing VR video is launched.
  • The PowerShot PICK, a camera that controls recording processes and shoots automatically, is introduced.
  • PowerShot PICK

    PowerShot PICK

  • Canon Medical launches a CT diagnostic system featuring Precise IQ Engine (PIQE), a super-resolution reconstruction technology that utilizes deep learning.
  • The world´s first large-format printer GP series featuring aqueous fluorescent pigment inks is introduced.
  • Canon develops a 3.2-megapixel SPAD sensor.