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Canon celebrates 80th anniversary of Kwanon, the company’s first camera

London, 2 September, 2014 – Canon Europe, leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company Canon Inc. is commemorating the 80th anniversary of Canon’s first camera, the Kwanon. Marking Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, the Kwanon was produced in prototype form in 1934, the culmination of the dreams of engineers who wanted to catch up with Europe, the leading presence in the camera industry at the time.

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