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My girlfriends brother says that Canon and Nikon are owned by the same parent company.

However I do not believe this.

Can anyone help me convince him that they are in fact they are 2 different companies? Need hard facts here.

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My mom says I'm hansom. It don't mean she's rite. :rolleyes:

Would you consider your girlfriends brother to be a reliable source?


If its true, I wouldn't be surprised.

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As long as the forum is kind enough to provide a forum for silly rumors, be so good as to use it.
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I suppose we need a forum for "untrue"

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Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi. Canon is their own company along with printers, video, copiers, other business machines. I don't think they are connected.

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CoolToolGuy wrote in post #3561045external link
Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi. Canon is their own company along with printers, video, copiers, other business machines. I don't think they are connected.

Have Fun,

umm...

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Who owns Mitsubishi?

Someone owns Canon....

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I found out that they both have a lot of the same shareholders like Japan Trustee Services bank and State Street Bank and Trust Company.

These are the tow biggest shareholders in Nikon and Canon

So it is true.
This is no rumor.
Canon and Nikon are owned by the same companies.

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Nightscape wrote in post #3561767external link
So it is true.
This is no rumor.
Canon and Nikon are owned by the same companies.

No. You are not correct. Shareholder ownership is not like that. I own Apple and RIM stocks. That does not make them the same company.

Accept that Canon is a sole proprietary and does not have a parent company. Nikon DOES. End of story.

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cosworth wrote in post #3561805external link
No. You are not correct. Shareholder ownership is not like that. I own Apple and RIM stocks. That does not make them the same company.

Accept that Canon is a sole proprietary and does not have a parent company. Nikon DOES. End of story.

ok thank you for clearing that up.

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Nightscape wrote in post #3561687external link
Who owns Mitsubishi?

Someone owns Canon....


Well, I own a little Canon - and a little Nikon. Precious little, I'll add.

Both companies are owned by their respective shareholders, or the shareholders of their holding company.

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What, so i don't own microsoft?

Bugger.

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Nightscape wrote in post #3558328external link
My girlfriends brother says that Canon and Nikon are owned by the same parent company.

However I do not believe this.

Can anyone help me convince him that they are in fact they are 2 different companies? Need hard facts here.

It's true - they are both owned by Unilever:D

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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #3558384external link
I suppose we need a forum for "untrue"

...or maybe one labeled "Deliberate Lies"

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Tom W wrote in post #3563234external link
Well, I own a little Canon - and a little Nikon. Precious little, I'll add.

Both companies are owned by their respective shareholders, or the shareholders of their holding company.

Holy crap --- you ARE the parent company!! Eureka!

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Anyone ever notice how in-laws (especially brother-in-laws) tend to be full of crap?

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