2009 EOS 7D Canon introduces the EOS 7D. It acquires significance in the independent filmmaking world as an affordable alternative to digital cinema cameras. The camera is used as a "B" camera on numerous movies and television shows.
1998 XL1 Canon introduces the XL1, a video camera that allows use of interchangeable lenses for professional videographers and advanced amateurs. It becomes the prime digital video camcorder of NASA and subsequently travels to outer space on the Space Shuttle.