Canon U.S.A. Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of EOS System
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 2, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Canon EOS camera system. This award-winning system, which has helped photographers worldwide capture memorable images, first debuted in March of 1987 with the introduction of the EOS 650 SLR camera and three interchangeable EF lenses.
Standing for “Electro Optical System,” the EOS series first saw light in 1987 as the world’s first fully electronic mount system, representing a new generation of AF SLR cameras. During the film-camera era, EOS SLR cameras garnered high acclaim from a wide range of users for innovative technologies and designs focused on Canon’s key concepts of image quality and ease-of-use. During this period, Canon launched the top-of-the-line professional-model EOS-1 camera in 1989 and expanded its user base with the introduction of the compact, lightweight EOS Rebel in 1993.