Saturday 15 September 2012
Last Update 15 September 2012 4:17 am
Canon EOS system marks 25th anniversary
Canon is celebrating 25 years of photography expertise with the anniversary of the iconic EOS System. Since its birth in 1987, the EOS System has grown to become the world’s most comprehensive range of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, interchangeable lenses and accessories, favored by photographers the world over.
Canon’s EOS system made its debut in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and three interchangeable EF lenses, including the EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5.
Standing for “Electro Optical System” while also carrying the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn, the EOS series was the world’s first fully electronic mount system, representing a new generation of AF SLR cameras.
During the film camera era, EOS SLR cameras garnered high acclaim from a wide range of users for their innovative technologies and designs focused on Canon’s key concepts of high-speed and ease of use. During this period, Canon pioneered new advances in technology launching the top-of-the-line professional-model EOS-1 in 1989.
In 1993, the company continued to expand its user base with the introduction of the compact, lightweight EOS 500 (EOS Kiss and EOS Rebel XS in other regions).
Following the introduction of the EOS D30 in 2000, when the popularization of digital SLR cameras was in full swing, Canon developed such advanced technologies as its proprietary CMOS sensors and high-performance DIGIC digital image processors in an effort to offer products that fulfilled the company’s key concepts of high speed, ease-of-use and high image quality.
With the flagship EOS-1D X at the apex and the newly introduced EOS 5D Mark III boasting excellent image quality and video functionality, Canon’s rich digital SLR camera line-up serves the needs of all levels of users, from professional photographers to entry-level photo enthusiasts.
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