At this time, Canon introduced that on September 10, 2019, it produced its 100 millionth EOS collection interchangeable-lens digital camera. The staggering milestone contains movie, digital and cinema cameras from Canon for the reason that EOS collection was first launched in 1987 with the Canon EOS 650.

Along with a quick self-congratulatory assertion, Canon shared a timeline of its EOS collection historical past:

  • The EOS 650 was launched in March 1987, a next-generation AF single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera that includes the world’s first totally, digital lens mount. Manufacturing of the EOS collection started in what was then Canon’s Fukushima plant and now takes place at quite a lot of areas—together with Taiwan, Miyazaki, Nagasaki and Oita Canon—the place manufacturing is below high-product high quality administration.
  • Following the discharge of the EOS 650, Canon continued to introduce merchandise that includes modern know-how that possess velocity and luxury—such because the high-end EOS-1 launched in 1989 and the EOS Insurgent launched in 1993 —increasing the EOS collection to cater to customers starting from novice to skilled.
  • Because the tempo of digital SLRs (DSLR) adoption picked up from the 12 months 2000 onwards, Canon sought to create much more interesting merchandise. The EOS collection’ core idea expanded to incorporate “high-image high quality,” achieved by way of proprietary, cutting-edge know-how as CMOS sensors and DIGIC picture processors.
  • In 2003, Canon launched the EOS Insurgent—a compact, light-weight DSLR with an inexpensive worth—which contributed to the broader adoption of interchangeable-lens digital cameras.
  • By the EOS 5D collection, which contributed to using interchangeable-lens cameras for video seize in addition to the institution of the Cinema EOS System {of professional} digital cinematography merchandise in 2012, Canon prolonged its video know-how to the business-to-business, video-production trade.
  • Canon continued to discover new approaches with the EOS collection with the 2018 launch of the EOS R System, which employs the brand new RF Mount.

Canon ends the announcement saying it ‘will proceed to prioritize “velocity, consolation and high-image high quality” because the core idea of the EOS collection, additional strengthening and increasing the EOS System in the direction of increasing the tradition of photographic and video imaging.’