Canon celebrates the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series this year, the company’s flagship range of interchangeable-lens cameras.
Canon’s EOS series made its original debut back in 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650, the world’s first AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex camera to employ a fully electronic mount system, capable of controlling functions including AF and aperture adjustment using electrical signals.
Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced its first professional EOS model, the EOS-1. Created to meet the advanced demands of professional photographers, the EOS-1 boasted cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of performance, new levels of ergonomics, high durability and reliability, and marked the inaugural model of Canon’s EOS-1 series.
With the dawn of the digital era, in 2001 Canon launched its first flagship professional Digital SLR (DSLR) camera — the EOS-1D, followed by the full-frame EOS-1Ds in 2002. Canon’s current flagship professional DSLR camera, the EOS-1D X
, was brought to market in June 2012, and marked the EOS-1 series’ 13th model.
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