Canon Celebrates 14th Year as #1 in ILC Market

Canon Celebrates 14th Year as #1 in ILC Market

Canon Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras Maintain Top Global Market Share Spot


Melville, NY—Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon USA, announced that the company’s digital interchangeable-lens cameras have maintained the number one spot in the global ILC market for 14 consecutive years. The dominant run spans from 2003 to 2016. The findings are based on Canon research.

Canon Inc. develops the key components featured in its interchangeable-lens cameras, including CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses. The company employs these technologies across its entire product lineup, from entry-level models designed for high-image quality and easy operation to professional-use flagship cameras.

In 2003, the dawn of digital single-lens reflex cameras, Canon introduced its EOS Digital Rebel. This camera, which was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design, captured the top share of the global market. Consequently, it set the stage for growth in the digital SLR market. Since that time, Canon has continued to launch a range of products, including the professional EOS-1D camera series and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for DSLR video recording.

During 2016, Canon introduced a lineup of interchangeable-lens camera products that supported the company’s achievement of a 14th consecutive year at the top of the global market. In March, Canon announced the EOS 80D for advanced amateurs. Then in April, the company released its flagship model, the EOS-1D X Mark II. The DSLR is geared for sports photography thanks to its 14 frames-per-second continuous shooting capability.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, capable of 4K video, was then released in September 2016. Additionally, the company’s interchangeable-lens camera lineup expanded with the high-end EOS M5 compact, mirrorless system camera in November.

Canon 2017 ILC Market Introductions

Already in 2017, Canon has launched three interchangeable-lens cameras equipped with its advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (autofocus) technology. They are the EOS M6 mirrorless camera as well as the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i DSLRs.