Canon's digital camera production reaches 250,000,000

Since Canon's first digital camera EOS DCS 3 was released in 1995, the total production of Canon's digital cameras, including compact digital cameras and digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, finally marked 250,000,000 as of January 31, 2014.

After releasing EOS DCS 3, Canon released their first compact digital camera, PowerShot 600 in 1996, and then they released the stylish IXY DIGITAL in 2000 to the expanding market and growing trend of compact digital cameras. The number of their compact digital camera production reached 100,000,000 in 2008, and 200,000,000 in December 2013.

Regarding digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, it was almost only for professionals in the 1990s, however, Canon says that they changed the market by releasing the next-generation amateur-friendly digital camera with interchangeable lenses EOS D30 in 2000 and then EOS Kiss Digital in 2013. Total production of digital cameras with interchangeable lenses reached 25,000,000 in 2005 and 50,000,000 in February 2014.

Please click here to read about Canon's cameras



Related Articles

The Kumamon-special Leica C camera is now on sale for ¥99,360 (~$818.00). Only 50 units are available for sale. Kumamon's photo and signature comes with the camera.
SJCAM's Action Cam SJCAM SJ5000+ is now available at Ikeshop in Japan. It shoots a 1080p/60FPS footage at 30 meters below the surface of the sea and supports Wi-Fi. The SJ5000+ is a successor model to the previous SJ4000 Action CAM, which we reviewed last year.

2 new colors, Bay Blue and Red, are added to the Canon's EOS M2 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. They are scheduled to go on sale in early August.

To learn about the details of EOS M2, please read our previous coverage:

Canon's digital single-lens reflex camera entry model "EOS Kiss X7" has been popular since it was released in November 2013 especially among younger generations.

Fujifilm is going to release a new Cheki camera called instax WIDE 300 on November 21 from their instant camera "instax" series.

The Cheki instax WIDE 300 prints photos that are twice the size of normal Cheki photos.

It has a grip to help hold the camera easily with your right hand and also a hole to attach a tripod at the bottom.

Canon has revealed their new entry-level digital single lens reflex camera model - EOS Kiss X70 - will be available for a reasonable price of about ¥50,840 in late March. Its lens kit with "EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS II" will be released for about ¥60,800 at the same timing as well.


Panasonic has announced the Lumix GM, an ultra compact 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera, which will be released in Japan in late November.

"This camera uses the same sensor and engine as the GX7 which was released last month. The GX' features extremely high image quality and has received various awards around the world. We have packed the high image quality of the GX7 into this camera."

"The compact body is made of magnesium alloy, giving it a very robust feeling."

Two special colors of Ricoh Imaging's new small mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera PENTAX Q-S1, which was released on August 5, are now exclusively being sold on Ricoh Imaging's online store.