CANON celebrates production of 70 million EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras

Don’t be surprised if the person next to you is using a CANON DSLR. That’s because CANON film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras has surpassed the 70 million unit mark on 5 February 2014.
Production of Canon EOS SLR cameras began in 1987 at Canon Inc.’s Fukushima Plant (now Fukushima Canon Inc.) with the EOS 650, later moving to such production bases as Oita Canon Inc. and Canon Inc., Taiwan.
Following the spread of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s, production rapidly increased, surpassing the 60 million unit mark in October 2012 and now, approximately one year and four months later, reaching the 70 million unit threshold. Canon also reported that they surpass the 80 million unit mark of EF Lenses back in August 2012 and is scheduled to pass the 100-million-unit mark in 2014.

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