Production of Canon EOS SLR cameras began in 1987 and rapidly increased following the spread of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras in the early 2000s. Introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of autofocus SLRs, EOS cameras were the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system enabling complete electronic control throughout the entire camera, not just the lens and body.
Canon has successfully maintained the No. 1 share worldwide within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period from 2003 to 2014.
This new milestone comes after Canon’s EF interchangeable lenses, launched alongside the EOS SLR camera system, celebrated a new manufacturing milestone in June 2015 with the production of the 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras, setting a new world-record for the most interchangeable lenses produced.