Canon Passes 70 Million EOS Cameras Produced, Confirms Vast Majority of Lenses Sold are Kit Lenses

Canon 70 Million Cameras

Canon introduced the EOS 650 35mm camera in 1987. Since then, the company has produced over 70 million cameras (as of February 5, 2014).

That’s an astounding number of interchangeable lens cameras. Perhaps even more astounding is the fact that Canon has sold roughly 100 million lenses for those cameras over the same time period. While Canon hasn’t officially declared it produced that many lenses yet, I expect that announcement to come in the next few weeks. Canon reached the 90 million lens mark in May 2013 and it seems that Canon is cranking out 10 million lenses every 8-9 months.

The ratio of cameras to lenses is something I’m sure Canon wishes it could improve upon. [Read more…]

Canon EOS 70D Review

Canon 70D Lens

The Canon 70D follows a long line of mid-range prosumer DSLRs that has been a decade in the making. The Canon xxD started way back in February 2003 when the 10D was introduced as a replacement for the D60. Canon has gradually updated these cameras over the years – with some years seeing larger jumps than others.

In 2010, the Canon 60D introduced HD video capture into the line and the 70D certainly steps up that game even further. At the same time, the 70D takes the still image capacity of the line a serious step further as well. [Read more…]

Canon 7D Firmware Update Version 2.0.5 Now Available

Canon 7D

Canon has issued a firmware update for the Canon 7D. Firmware version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix.

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5 (A/B/C/D).

You can download the firmware update here on Canon’s website.