Canon shutters 80-year history of film cameras

Canon shutters 80-year history of film cameras

The EOS-1v model camera

The Yomiuri Shimbun 7:00 pm, May 31, 2018

Canon announced Wednesday it would end sales of its EOS-1v, the last remaining model of film camera that the company has sold in Japan. The company’s film cameras, which symbolize Canon’s old-time roots, will come to the end of their 80-year history.

As the sales of film cameras have been on a decline due to the spread of digital cameras, the company stopped the production of the EOS-1v in 2010 and currently is shipping its remaining stock.

The company said it will continue to accept repair orders and other customer inquiries until Oct. 31, 2025, even after finishing selling the product.

Canon’s film cameras have a sales history of about 80 years since the company’s predecessor released the Hansa Canon in 1936, having developed it from a prototype.


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