Firstly – please allow me to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. This is the first issue of the year and we´ve already had some new product announcements. The entry level Legria video cameras have gone through some changes and the Powershot G9 X becomes a new Mark II. We also changed our entry level Ixus cameras – aimed specifically at the first-time digital camera user.
This year we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the EOS sub-brand, launched for the first time in March 1987. EOS was the brand name we gave our auto focus SLR cameras to differentiate them from the "A" and "F" models we had in the manual focus range. Since 1987, Canon has made over 80 million EOS cameras and over 120 million EF lenses to go with them. The overwhelming majority of these units have been in the digital products launched since 2000.
These are indeed massive numbers and puts Canon very clearly in the lead with more DSLR cameras and auto focus lenses produced than any other manufacturer. Hopefully 2017 will prove to be yet another successful year for EOS.
We are currently finalising venues, dates and speakers for the first round of roadshows this year, so please keep an eye on your inboxes and our Facebook pages for details coming soon.
Until we see you – keep Clicking away!