Published: Sun, June 03, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Canon stopped selling film cameras

Canon stopped selling film cameras

Canon, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of video and still cameras, sold its very last film camera this week. Canon has also said that it will continue to service the camera until 2025 so fans of this series have ample time to work with the camera before the company also stops repairing them.

The EOS branding, which stands for Electro-Optical System, persists in Canon's modern digital camera family. Canon EOS-1V sales are now being laid to rest and with that brings the end of an era. It was the first SLR system that used electronics to drive the lens, rather than mechanical levers and links. The company began in 1937 making camera bodies and sourcing lenses from Nikkor, now Nikon. By the way, we are finally made a decision to end sales for the film single lens reflex camera "EOS - 1v" page on its Japanese website states.

In May 2018, Canon announced that it is no longer selling film cameras after 80 years of doing so. Other major photography companies, like Nikon, are standing firm and plan to carry on selling film cameras, like the FN10 and the F6.

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The fact that anyone is still buying brand-new film cameras may come as a surprise to consumers, who are far more likely to use the camera on their phone.

"Although it is truly selfish, thank you for your kind understanding of the circumstances", Canon wrote on its website. It also manufactures printers, scanners, camcorders, calculators and flash units.

The 1V was the last in a line going back over 8 decades and represented the pinnacle of Canon's film cameras.

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