Canon celebrates production of 250 million digital cameras and No. 1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market for 11 years running

London, UK, 27 March 2014 – Canon today announces that it has maintained the No. 1 volume share of sales worldwide within the interchangeable-lens digital camera¹ market for the 11th year running² - as well as achieving a new manufacturing milestone, with the production of the company’s compact and interchangeable-lens digital cameras surpassing 250 million units³.

PowerShot G1 X Mark II (Large) EOS 70D FSL w EF-S 18-135mm IS STM
PowerShot G1 X Mark II EOS 70D

Amongst the products that contributed to these latest achievements is the EOS 70D, which includes Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, as well as Canon’s iconic IXUS range, featuring ground-breaking compact, stylish body designs that set the trend for compact digital cameras.

Since production of the company’s first digital camera in the mid-1990s, Canon has leveraged its heritage and expertise in order to stay on the forefront of technological development and become a world leader in imaging solutions. With a powerful product line-up, recently bolstered by the company’s new flagship digital compact camera, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, Canon continues to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services that support and empower people, from professional photographers to everyday snappers, to express their creative passion and make a visual record of their lives.

¹Digital SLR and Compact System
²Based on a survey by Canon, for the period from 2003 to 2013
³As of January 31, 2014

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