Melville, NY—Canon Inc. announced its interchangeable-lens digital cameras (SLR and mirrorless cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global ILC market for 19 consecutive years. According to a Canon survey, they have maintained the top spot from 2003 to 2021.
Moreover, Canon develops the key imaging components used in its EOS series of digital interchangeable-lens cameras. These components include CMOS image sensors; image processors; as well as interchangeable lenses. The company develops the components under the core notion of “Speed, Comfort and High Image Quality.”
“Canon will continue to enhance its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technology while further strengthening and expanding the EOS series of cameras and RF and EF series of lenses,” the company announced, “opening up new avenues of image capture to meet the needs of increasingly diverse users and to promote the spread of photo and video culture.”
Canon’s Role in the Global ILC Market
During the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced the EOS Kiss Digital in Japan; the EOS Digital Rebel or EOS 300D in other regions. Released in September 2003, it was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design. Moreover, it captured the top share of the global market.
Subsequently, this model set the stage for growth in the DSLR market. Since then, Canon has launched a range of products; notably, the professional EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for DSLR video recording.
Furthermore, launched in October 2018, the EOS R mirrorless system and its new RF lenses were born. Innovation continued with the release of the EOS R5—the first Canon camera to feature 8K video recording—in July 2020.
In addition, in 2021 Canon announced the EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera (released November 2021). It offers features clearly aimed at professional and enthusiast users. Eight new RF lenses also expanded the company’s portfolio. What’s more, the company recently announced the EOS VR system.