My readers know I am The Wildlife Ho-tographer and have been using Canon equipment for over 25 years. Over the decades, I have just about owned or used all of Canon's film and digital camera and lens. You can see my latest equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com.
Canon was founded in 1934 with the original name of Seikikgaku Kenkysho. One of their first products was a prototype camera called the Kwanon. In 1947, the company changed its name to Canon Camera Company and subsequently renamed Canon Inc. in 1969.
Recently, Canon announced their latest, top-of-the-line EOS-1D X Mark II camera and I just came back from my Upper Amazon/Peruvian Highlands photo tour field testing the new body. You can read my review of the camera here. Their top-of-the-line APS-C camera - EOS-7D Mark II was announced about 2 years ago.
Nikon was founded in 1917 and the company celebrates its centenary next year. Their name was changed to Nikon around the early 1950s and the current and familiar yellow and black logo appeared in 2003.
In the last few months, Nikon has released their most advanced cameras, the D5 and D500, a top-of-the-line full frame and APS-C camera respectively.