On 6th February 2014, Canon announced an achievement for the Canon EOS Series interchangeable lens cameras when they surpass the 70 million production mark on 5th February 2014. A previous landmark for Canon was in 2013 when they crossed the production mark for 90 million Canon EF lenses that I shared last time!
Production of Canon EOS SLR cameras began in 1987 at Canon Inc.’s Fukushima Plant (now Fukushima Canon Inc.) with the EOS 650, later moving to such production bases as Oita Canon Inc. and Canon Inc., Taiwan. Following the spread of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s, production rapidly increased, surpassing the 60-million-unit mark in October 2012 and now, approximately one year and four months later, reaching the 70-million-unit threshold.
EOS, which stands for “Electro Optical System,” also carries the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn. Introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of AF SLR cameras, EOS cameras were the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system enabling complete electronic control not only between the lens and body, but throughout the entire camera system.
Among the new Canon cameras that contributed to the realization of the 70-million-unit production milestone were the EOS 70D, featuring innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, and the entry-level EOS Kiss X7 (EOS Rebel SL1 or EOS 100D in other regions), which combines a ground-breaking compact, lightweight body design with advanced basic performance. Additionally, in September 2012, Canon added the EOS M compact-system camera to its product lineup and, at the end of 2013, launched the EOS M2, featuring significantly enhanced AF performance, which has been warmly received by the market.
I was given the opportunity to review some of the best Canon EOS DSLRs in their family such as the following Canon EOS DSLRs
Currently using the Canon EOS 1D Mark III with a setup consisting of Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM as my main setup, while my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM is for my sports and wildlife photography shoot. Along with essential accessories Canon EF Extender 1.4x I and Canon Speedlite 580EXII, this setup has been a very good to me in my photography adventures! Looking forward ahead, I hope to get the Canon EOS 1DX!
* Information Courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *