Canon Inc., specializes in manufacturing various optical products and even imaging. They are a reputed company to manufacture camcorders, cameras, steppers, photocopies, medical equipment and even computer printers. They are the manufacturer of Japan's first 35 mm camera bearing a shutter based on focal plane. The origin of the company dates back to 1937 with establishment of Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory. Initially the company used lens glasses from Nikkor. They have also achieved the feat of manufacturing digital cameras from 1984 itself. They even developed an EOS series for DSLR cameras that has revolutionized modern photography. Their digital cameras consist of IXUS series and PowerShot.