CANON COMMEMORATES 25 YEARS SINCE THE LAUNCH OF THE FLAGSHIP MODEL EOS-1 SERIES OF DIGITAL SLR CAMERAS MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2014 Â Â Â Â Â Â In 1987, Canon launched EOS, the world’s first autofocus (AF) Canon has consistently launched SLR cameras designed to satisfy the Upon entering the digital era, in 2001 Canon launched its first In June 2012, Canon released the EOS-1D X, its latest flagship Through the introduction of its powerful flagship model EOS-1 series, About Canon U.S.A., Inc. # # # â Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office. * Including the EOS-1D C digital SLR
– Canon U.S.A, a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced
that its parent company, Canon Inc., is commemorating the 25th
anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship model lineup of the
Company’s EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras that debuted in
single-lens reflex camera to feature a fully electronic mount system,
using electrical signals to control such functions as autofocusing and
aperture adjustment. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced
its top-of-the-line professional model EOS-1. Created to satisfy the
advanced demands of professional photographers, the camera marked the
inaugural model of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Based on the EOS concept of
delivering automated performance to meet the user’s needs, the EOS-1
camera featured cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of
performance, high durability, robustness and reliability.
demands of professionals in step with the changing times. First, in
1994, as a growing number of professional photographers were making use
of the autofocusing capabilities offered by EOS cameras and EF lenses,
Canon launched the EOS-1N camera which featured an increased number of
focusing points and enhanced predictive focusing capabilities when
tracking moving subjects. Then, in 2000, the Company introduced the
EOS-1V camera, equipped with 45-point high-density area AF, which
contributed to accurate and precise high-speed predictive AF up to nine
flagship-model, professional digital SLR camera the EOS-1D, followed in
2002 by the EOS-1Ds camera, equipped with a full-frame 35mm sensor.
Since then, the Company has reinforced its product lineup through
efforts targeting enhanced image quality, continuous shooting
performance and rugged reliability even when shooting in adverse weather
conditions such as rain or snow.
pro-model digital SLR camera, marking the EOS-1 camera series’ 13th*
model since the launch of the original EOS-1 camera. The EOS-1D X
Digital SLR camera has garnered strong acclaim from professionals
working in a wide range of fields, from photojournalism and sports
coverage to commercial and nature photography.
Canon continues to enhance the value of its product lineup by
incorporating cutting-edge technologies, and the expansion of these
technologies, even to entry-level models. In addition to its robust
camera lineup, Canon contributes to developing the culture of
photographic and video imaging through its efforts to fulfill the
diverse needs of its users.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in
2013â Â and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in
2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice
Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer
categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the
past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of
customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes.
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and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas
Headquarters secured LEEDÂ®Â Gold certification, a recognition for the
design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance
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camera, launched in December 2012 and capable of recording 4K video,
Canon’s EOS-1 series lineup comprises a total of 14 models
CANON COMMEMORATES 25 YEARS SINCE THE LAUNCH OF THE FLAGSHIP MODEL EOS-1 SERIES OF DIGITAL SLR CAMERAS
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2014
In 1987, Canon launched EOS, the world’s first autofocus (AF)
Canon has consistently launched SLR cameras designed to satisfy the
Upon entering the digital era, in 2001 Canon launched its first
In June 2012, Canon released the EOS-1D X, its latest flagship
Through the introduction of its powerful flagship model EOS-1 series,
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
# # #
â Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
* Including the EOS-1D C digital SLR