Canon EOS System celebrates its thirty fifth anniversary


Jeremy Grey

posted Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9:00 PM EDT



Subsequent month, Canon will have a good time the thirty fifth anniversary of the launch of the EOS System, which incorporates EOS-series interchangeable lens cameras, EF and RF lenses and many various equipment.

The Canon EOS System debuted in March of 1987 with the launch of the Canon EOS 650 SLR digicam and EF lenses. The EOS identify itself has an fascinating origin. It is an acronym of ‘Electro Optical System,’ and the EOS 650 included the world’s first absolutely digital mount system, ushering in a brand new period of autofocus-equipped SLR cameras. Eos can be the Greek Goddess of the daybreak. New period. Daybreak. It is fairly intelligent, regardless that most individuals most likely take the identify ‘EOS’ without any consideration right this moment.


Canon EOS 650

Wanting again at some essential EOS movie cameras, there’s the EOS 650, after all, but additionally the skilled mannequin EOS-1 that launched in 1989. For novice photographers on the lookout for ease-of-use and comfort, the EOS Kiss (EOS Insurgent XS and EOS 500 in different areas) match the invoice in 1993.


Canon EOS Kiss Digital (EOS Digital Insurgent / EOS 300D)

The digital revolution took maintain at Canon in 2000 with the discharge of the EOS D30. The skilled EOS-1D, a collection that continues to go sturdy, got here out in 2001. The EOS Kiss Digital (EOS Digital Insurgent or EOS 300D in different areas) adopted in 2003. In 2008, Canon launched the long-lasting EOS 5D Mark II, which featured full HD recording and a powerful 20MP picture sensor. It was a game-changer, to make sure. Canon additional pushed its video initiatives and gained a foothold within the video manufacturing business with the launch of the Cinema EOS System in 2012.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Whereas DSLR cameras have been common for a very long time, and nonetheless are, Canon’s entry into mirrorless was marked by the EOS M system. Nevertheless, Canon’s greater mirrorless splash got here in 2018 with the launch of the EOS R system. Canon writes, ‘the EOS R System was born from Canon’s want to assemble the optimum rear lens aspect diameter and shorter distance (again focus) for a Full-Body picture sensor.’ Canon has continued to broaden its EOS R system with many incredible cameras, just like the 8K-equipped EOS R5, the world’s first full-frame mirrorless digicam to supply 8K recording, and the latest Canon EOS R3, which options unimaginable pace eye-control AF.

The EOS System contains 21 EOS collection cameras and 104 RF and EF lenses. Canon’s EOS system has been going sturdy for almost 35 years and exhibits no indicators of slowing down. Canon has maintained the world’s primary share of the digital interchangeable lens digicam market since 2003, a complete of 18 years operating. In the present day, Canon USA tweeted that Canon is America’s chief within the digital digicam business, incomes the highest spot for mirrorless digicam unit gross sales, full-frame digicam gross sales and lens gross sales.


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Congratulations to Canon for its continued success, and here is to many extra years of incredible Canon cameras and lenses.


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