Canon's range of EOS photo cameras was introduced in 1987, with the EOS 650. This camera family has since developed to one of the world's most successful SLR systems. In 1989 the EOS 1 was introduced, the beginning of a series was (and still is) Canon's professional cameras.
EOS was originally an abbreviation for Electro-Optical System, but the full wording has only been used on a few occasions. Canon owners tend to say that EOS stands for Eye Of Soul.
History of the EOS cameras:
- EOS 700
- The EOS 10
- EOS 1000 (REBEL).
- EOS 1000F (REBEL S / 1000QD),
- EOS 100 (ELAN/100QD)
- EOS 1000N (REBEL II)
- EOS 1000FN (REBEL S II / 1000S),
- The EOS 5 (A2E / 5QD),
- The EOS 500 (REBEL X / KISS)
- The EOS 1N (HS) upgraded version of the original EOS 1
- EOS 5000
- EOS 1N RS used a pellicle mirror to be able to take 10 pictures
- EOS 50 (ELAN II / 55)
- The EOS 500 N (REBEL G)
- EOS 500 (REBEL X / KISS)
- The EOS IX (IX E) an APS model
- The EOS IX 7 (IX LITE / IX 50) an APS model
- EOS 3 The camera to fill the gap between the semi-pro cameras and
the professional models
- EOS 3000 a budget model
- EOS 300 Canon's new amateur model
- EOS 1v Canon's newest top-of-the-line professional camera
If I've missed any models, please let me know - I think I should have them
The cameras, sorted by alphabet (and this time, actually linked. Woo.)
Cameras with an asterisk (*) have been noded.
Cameras with QD in their names are identical to the non-QD, but have a Quartz Date back - meaning you can record dates to the photographs. It is evil :)