Canon celebrates production of 70 million EOS cameras
Canon has announced the achievement of a new groundbreaking manufacturing milestone, with the combined production of film and digital EOS interchangeable-lens cameras passing 70 million units.
The EOS series was first introduced in 1987 and this latest manufacturing milestone marks the fastest-ever production period in EOS history – surpassing the 70m-unit-mark just one year and four months after hitting 60 million units in October 2012.
Among the Canon cameras that contributed to this milestone in the past year were the EOS 70D, which features Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, as well as the small and powerful EOS 100D, which combines an incredibly compact and lightweight body with extremely high performance.
Canon has consistently invested in the development of the EOS System to guarantee it provides the most advanced technologies and exceptional image quality for photographers of all skill levels. The EOS digital photography system now spans DSLRs, over 60 EF mount lenses, the new EOS M compact camera system, Speedlite flashguns and flash devices, WiFi devices for wireless image transfer, GPS devices, plus grips, batteries, remote controls and cables.
In 2011 Canon further expanded the EOS System into the world of fully-fledged movie making with the addition of the Cinema EOS System that now includes the EOS C500 4K camera, the EOS-1D C 4K DSLR, and a growing range of Canon Cine Lenses (in EF and PL mounts).
The Canon promise
Canon is committed to becoming a lifetime imaging partner for its customers and will continue to produce innovative products to empower photographers, no matter what their skill level, to capture and share their stories in the best possible image quality.