Canon uses several manufacturing techniques to make its cameras. They include stamping, injection molding, and die casting to make the bodies of cameras, lenses, and other parts.
Where does Canon make cameras?
Canon manufactures parts that make up their cameras from Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and USA. These parts are then assembled in countries like Japan or China depending on the model and type of camera.
Take a look at the manufacturing process of a DSLR in the YouTube video below:
Countries tend to specialize in certain industries for ex. China does a lot of development and assembling for Canon DSLRs which is why you will often see “Made in China [PRC]” on your Canon cameras.
On the other hand, special chips that go into cameras may be made using silicon foundries in countries like Taiwan, known for its processor manufacturing capabilities.
LCD screens on PowerShot cameras are designed and manufactured by Korea’s LG Display Co. The Taiwanese company also makes lenses for Canon in Japan, China and the U.S.
Full-featured DSLRs are manufactured in Japan, including the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The mirrorless Canon EOS M5 is made in Taiwan.
Canon makes other products beyond cameras as well, and these are often integrated into their factories. For example, Canon makes printers in Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, and China.
Canon is a massive company with its factories found all over the world. Their cameras result from manufacturing done in multiple countries, so a DSLR camera could be made from any of the countries Ive mentioned above.
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