The company traces its history from its foundation in 1939. optical laboratory, which occupied one room on the 3rd floor of the Takikawa building in Tokyo. The laboratory was opened jointly by two young people: Goro Yoshida, and his son-in-law Saburo Utida. Her task was to produce high-class cameras, no worse than German models, which at that time were the most advanced. They began to study the mechanisms of existing cameras. Takeshi Mitarai sponsored these studies with a close friend of Utida, who later became president of the company.
The company was named after the goddess of mercy Canon (better known as Guanyin of the Chinese pantheon, she is also the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara).
In 1934, they managed to create the first Japanese 35 mm camera with a Leica shutter-type shutter. Being a believer, Yoshida named the camera “Kwanon” in honor of the Buddhist goddess of mercy. The June issue of Asahi Camera magazine featured an announcement on Kwanon cameras. Of the ten cameras produced, not one hit the market. Continue reading
Compact digital camera with an excellent wide-angle lens 24-85 mm *, a matrix of 8 million effective pixels and a wide range of additional functions.
* equivalent for 35 mm film cameras
Amsterdam, September 16, 2004. Nikon, the world leader in film and digital cameras, has announced the release of its new Nikon COOLPIX 8400 camera (www.europe-nikon.com), a high-quality compact digital camera equipped with an 8 million-pixel sensor having a wide range of focal lengths (24-85 mm equivalent for 35 mm film cameras), a quick autofocus system and a huge number of different functions. Continue reading
Fujifilm X-T30 is a mirrorless camera with an X-Trans CMOS IV sensor of APS-C format, with a resolution of 26.1 megapixels and an image processor X Processor 4. Exactly the same bunch we saw in the flagship X-T3 camera released at the end of last year . At the same time, the manufacturer positions the novelty as a camera for a wide range of users: the main idea is to provide the photographer with maximum flagship capabilities while maintaining a small size.
The camera may be interesting for both beginner amateur photographers who are not yet familiar with all the intricacies of manual settings and processing of photographs, and experienced photographers who, for example, are looking for a lightweight and compact travel tool. X-T30 shows a rather good balance between “serious” and “entertaining,” but, no matter which side you approach it with, it promises a high-quality result. Continue reading