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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

25 years of Canon professional cameras

Canon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the company’s flagship range of interchangeable-lens cameras.

The EOS series made its  debut back in 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650, the world’s first autofocus single-lens reflex (SLR) camera to employ a fully electronic mount system, capable of controlling functions including AF and aperture adjustment using electrical signals. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced its first professional EOS model, the EOS-1.

With the dawn of the digital era, in 2001 Canon launched its first flagship professional digital SLR (DSLR) camera — the EOS-1D, followed by the full-frame EOS-1Ds in 2002. Canon’s current flagship professional DSLR camera, the EOS-1D X, was brought to market in June 2012.

Including the EOS-1D C digital SLR camera, launched in December 2012 and capable of recording 4K video, Canon’s EOS-1 series lineup comprises a total of 14 models.

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