Canon produces 40 millionth EOS-series SLR camera

Canon is celebrating the production of their 40 millionth EOS-series SLR camera.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Everyone knows that Canon is reliable when it comes to both film and digital SLR cameras. It appears that their name brand has held up so strong that the company is celebrating the production of their 40 millionth EOS-series SLR camera.

To understand just how this mass production happened in the last 21 years, here's a brief timeline:

  • 1987: Introduction and production of the EOS SLR camera commenced in Japan
  • 1997: EOS series celebrates 10 year anniversary; reaches 10 million unit mark
  • 2003: Hits 20 million unit mark
  • 2007: 20th anniversary; hits 30-million mark

The EOS series (which stands for "Electro Optical System") incorporates both film and digital cameras. It should be noted that the digital series has now hit the 20 million unit production point. Given that Canon has produced 10 million units since December 2007, it's only likely that they'll keep the production pace up and could hit 50 million in that amount of time or less.

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