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Canon Celebrates 14th Year at the Top of the Global Interchangeable Lens Camera Tree

- 7 years ago

It’s not only 30 years of EOS that Canon are celebrating right now. They’ve hit another milestone and one that’s truly impressive in the world of interchangeable-lens cameras

During the dawn of digital SLR cameras back in 2003, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS 300D Digital, [also known as the EOS Digital Rebel or EOS Kiss Digital in other regions]. This camera, competitively priced and featuring a compact, lightweight design, captured the top share of the global D-SLR sales and set the stage for growth in the market.

Since that time, Canon has continued to expand its range of products, including the professional-model EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series which paved the way for digital SLR video & filmmaking way back in 2005, but in earnest, with the launch of the mighty EOS 5D Mark II, in 2008.

Canon’s Groundbreaking EOS 5DII

In Japan during 2016, Canon introduced its latest line-up of interchangeable-lens camera products that served to provide the company’s achievement of a 14th consecutive year at the top of the global market.

In March 2016, the company released the EOS 80D, aimed at the advanced-amateur user, which features great stills qualities and notable operability when shooting video footage.

Canon’s Multimedia Workhorse, the EOS 80D

April 16′ saw the announcement of Canon’s flagship model, the EOS-1D X Mark II, which wields significant clout in the sports photography arena, thanks to its impressive 14 frame-per-second continuous shooting capability. The EOS 5D Mark IV, with its 4K video capability, was released later in the year, in September. Adding to their interchangeable-lens camera lineup, Canon introduced their high-end CSC [Compact System Camera], the EOS M5, in November.

Canon’s flagship 1DX Mark II

We can expect further bolstering of Canon’s interchangeable-lens camera lineup in 2017. This month, they will launch three cameras, in Japan, which will be equipped with accurate AF, [autofocus] technology, Dual Pixel CMOS AF: the EOS M6 compact-system camera, the EOS77D and the EOS 800D cameras.

With the line-up expanding with these kinds of products, it’s likely we’ll see the company reach 15 years!

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.