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Canon EOS system turns 20

Canon EOS system turns 20 - A milestone in photography - From the release of the ground breaking EOS 650 in 1987 Canon's EOS system is now 20 years old.

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From the release of the ground breaking EOS 650 in 1987 to the EOS-1D Mark III launched today, the EOS system – a complete range of camera bodies, lenses and accessories – has maintained full compatibility while continuing to benefit from technological innovation. This has made EOS the system of choice for millions of photographers across the globe.

The enduring popularity of the EOS system can be attributed partly to its unbeatable level of compatibility. Over 20 years – which have witnessed countless advances in photography, including the revolutionary rise of the digital camera – the ever-expanding EOS range has allowed photographers to take advantage of any new technologies while still benefiting from their existing equipment. This compatibility allows EOS users to build their own customised system of camera bodies, lenses and accessories to create the perfect shooting solution for any subject or style.

Beyond image capture, the EOS system now encompasses the complete imaging workflow chain, from Digital Photo Professional processing software to Canon's celebrated XEED projectors and PIXMA range of photo printers.

At the same time, the EOS system has spent 20 years evolving and innovating. The name EOS is itself a reflection of this: standing not only for Electro Optical System but also EOS, the Greek goddess of dawn. Analogue-era developments such as USM technology have been complemented by a raft of innovations in the digital age: the first consumer DSLR under 1,000; the first eight frames per second DSLR; the first DSLR to break the 16Mp barrier.

That's why the EOS system continues to expand today. With ground breaking camera models like the EOS 300D, the EOS 1Ds Mark II and now the EOS-1D Mark III, the EOS system has already defined the digital era with the same success that saw it revolutionise analogue photography in the 80s and 90s. Through continued exploration of the possibilities offered by digital technology, the EOS system guarantees to continue innovating and growing in the years to come.

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CanonMan e2
13 496 4 England
22 Feb 2007 12:57PM
EOS-1D Mark III - where's the news and spec for this??

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Tom_H 10 48 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 4:03PM
About 9 articles down - keep up CanonMan! :O)
CanonMan e2
13 496 4 England
22 Feb 2007 4:32PM
It wasn't there when I looked - honest Wink
KatieR 10 6.2k 6
22 Feb 2007 4:51PM
lol!
BertieP 7 25 Scotland
27 Feb 2007 9:56AM
I bought an EOS650 in March 1987 and have kept faith with the system ever since although medium format has existed in the background until the DSLR bug hit me, especially the full size sensor!(5D not 1DS!)
Duncan_E 8 201 3 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2007 12:26AM
I bought the 650 that year as well - was feeling flush at the time. It lasted a happy 10 years until my ex dropped it on a concrete playground.

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