Canon as a company has arrived at yet another milestone, where this time around, they have achieved a combined production of the company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras that passed the magical 70 million mark on February 5th, which was a couple of days ago. Phew! 70 million EOS-series interchangeable lens cameras are certainly no joke at all, with production kicking off all the way back in 1987 in the form of the EOS 650 35mm SLR Camera. With the introduction of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s, you could say that its popularity has caused production of the EOS-series cameras to increase rapidly, having passed the 60 million unit mark one and a half years ago. It must also be noted that Canon also achieved the milestone of 80 million EF lenses in August 2012.
EOS, an acronym for “Electro Optical System,” also happens to carry the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn. EOS cameras boast of the distinction of being the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system, ushering the ability to enable complete electronic control between the lens and body, as well as throughout the entire camera system. Here is to the next 10 million, Canon! It should not take too long with the ever growing fan and customer bases. [Press Release]