Melville, NY—Canon USA announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has reached two major production milestones: a combined production of the company’s film as well as digital EOS interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed 90 million on September 20, 2017; and the total of 130 million EF-series interchangeable lenses was attained on October 12, 2017.
A Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera was the 90 millionth EOS-series camera produced. Moreover, an EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM ultrawide zoom lens was the company’s 130 millionth interchangeable lens manufactured.
Canon’s EOS system of SLR cameras made their debut alongside the EF series of interchangeable lenses in March 1987. It was the first fully electronic mount system for silver halide autofocus (AF) SLR cameras.
Moreover, throughout the years, both product lines have continued to expand, providing equipment for various users, from first timers to well-seasoned professionals. Production accelerated in the early 2000s with the popularization of digital SLR cameras.
Since its inception, Canon has continued to develop technologies in its camera series. The company has also continued to develop their own CMOS sensors and Digic image processors for the EOS series.
In addition, Canon’s EF lenses feature such innovations as the ultrasonic motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) technology as well as a multilayered diffractive optical (DO) element. usa.canon.com