Canon has officially announced that it is the biggest interchangeable lens camera vendor in the world for a 12th consecutive year, overtaking rivals such as Nikon and Sony.
Digital imaging companies are constantly making surveys in order to find out which company is the biggest seller of cameras and lenses. Usually, Canon takes the number one spot when it comes to the total number of cameras as well as lenses shipped to photographers.
Canon has found itself on the first place ever since 2003 and it seems like the trend will continue. The EOS company has just proclaimed itself as the world’s biggest camera vendor for the 12th time in a row, between the years of 2003 and 2014.
Canon proclaims itself as the world’s biggest interchangeable lens camera vendor of the year 2014
The Japan-based company has revealed that it is pleased to announce that the EOS series of interchangeable lens cameras has been the best-selling camera series on the market in 2014. The same feat has been achieved since 2003. This statement is based on a survey made by Canon throughout 2014 and it is unlikely that it will be contested by its rivals.
The company has iterated the fact that this moment is even more important as it is using its in-house CMOS-type sensors and DIGIC processors across its entire EOS series. All EOS DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are featuring CMOS image sensors and DIGIC processors, from the EOS M3 and the EOS Rebel SL1 to the 5DS / 5DS R to the 1D X.
Canon adds the fact that its line-up of cameras and lenses is offering solutions for all types of photographers – from beginners to professionals.
EOS 350D was the breakthrough in 2003, 7D Mark II and 5DS / 5DS R are the present and future
The Japan-based company is attributing its rise to the top of the leaderboards to the EOS 350D, which was marketed as the EOS Digital Rebel in the US and as the EOS Kiss Digital in Japan.
Canon says that this model has represented a breakthrough for the digital camera market, thanks to its compact and lightweight design coupled with an affordable price tag. The camera was introduced in 2003 with a 6.3-megapixel sensor, 7-point autofocus system, built-in viewfinder, and an LCD screen on the back among others.
Closing its announcement, Canon has praised the 7D Mark II DSLR and the 5DS / 5DS R DSLRs, the latter being the cameras with the highest megapixel count among full-frame models.