One of the most popular camera lines from Canon is celebrating a birthday this month. The EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras and its diverse range of system accessories, including EF and RF lenses has officially been on the market for 35 years.

The Canon EOS Lineup
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The Start of the EOS Era

Canon’s EOS system debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the 650 single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and EF lenses. It was the world’s first fully electronic mount system and signaled the start to a new generation of AF SLR cameras.

EOS SLR cameras were highly praised for their innovative technologies and designs during the film camera era. This led Canon to produce the top-of-the-line professional model EOS-1. It later followed with the introduction of the EOS Kiss and other cameras focused on the everyday user.

Canon promises to continue refining its diverse technologies and create even more robust EOS systems to meet the needs of an increasingly broad user base.

If you’re interested in learning more about the full history of the EOS line, you can read the official Canon press release.

What’s your favorite camera in the EOS lineup?

What’s in the Future for Canon?

Rumors began circulating in February 2022 that Canon was developing a box-style cinema camera. What could that mean for the future of video cameras from the company? Check out the Frame Voyager Ungraded podcast to hear more about the expected features.

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