Canon has killed off its very last film camera


One of the last remaining vestiges of the film camera era is drawing to a close soon, with Canon announcing that it will be ending sales of its last film camera: the EOS-1V.

The EOS-1V was released back in the year 2000, and it served as a template for the EOS-1D, the company’s first truly professional-grade digital SLR. The EOS-1V remained technically quite advanced for over a decade, with the ability to shoot at up to 10 frames per second—something professional-grade DSLRs wouldn’t accomplish for some time.

Still, the writing has been on the wall for years; Canon stopped production of the EOS-1V back in 2010, letting stocks wind down over time. Used models have been available for a little under $500 for most of the past few years as well, though the recent news has caused prices to shoot up slightly.

Canon says it will continue to support EOS-1V owners through authorized repairs until 2025, but warns that it may deny repair requests after 2020 if it runs out of certain parts.

Film may be enjoying something of a moment thanks to fun instant film cameras like the Fujifilm Instax, but that hasn’t extended to full-size 35mm film cameras. It’s hardly surprising, of course—digital is just too good and too convenient—but it’s the end of an era nonetheless.

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