The company's line of SLR cameras Canon, once film, now digital. EOS is an abbreviation for Electro Optical System. Eos is also the goddess of the morning dawn in ancient Greek mythology, although it is not known for certain whether the Japanese specifically achieved this consonance.
|Canon EOS 550D (2010)|
Being mirrored, cameras EOS by definition not suitable for novice users. However, the line includes both entry-level models and purely professional ones. Thanks to thoughtful markings, they are easy to distinguish - the fewer numbers, the higher the level of the camera. So three or four digits mean a camera for just advanced users, two digits give out a semi-professional model, and one means that this camera is designed for aerobatics. The presence of a letter "D" means the camera is digital.
First chamber EOS was introduced in March 1987. It was the Canon EOS 650 model. Ten years later, 10 million cameras of this line have already been sold. And in May 2010, the number of sold cameras has already exceeded 40 million.