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Canon¡¯s EOS system is turning 30 ¡ª here¡¯s what it really stands for

Date:2017-1-24 15:32:03

Canon's EOS system has nearly 30 years under its belt, and the company vows to continue building upon that foundation with new imaging technology.

The electronic connection between a lens and a camera body that makes everything from complete EXIF data to lens stabilization possible is now nearly three decades old. Canon¡¯s SLR camera, the EOS cameras, lenses and accessories, turns 30 in March, with a history spanning from film to the latest digital shooters.

Canon¡¯s move to add an electrical connection between the camera body and the lens was actually named after Electro, the Greek goddess of the dawn, earning the series the name Electro Optical System and an EOS acronym that still continues today. At the time, Canon was the first to use an electronic mount.