The "T" Series Cameras

The march to the future continues

Ad from the April 1984 Issue of National Geographic

The Canon “T” Series of cameras was the Company’s last line of manual focus SLR cameras. There were 5 cameras in all, all made of sculpted polycarbonate (plastic) and there was extensive use of automation. The SLR market was being depressed by the highly automatic “point and shoot” cameras and this series attempted to create a more sophisticated camera that was very easy to operate. They were successful.

Except for the T60, which was almost an afterthought and has very little in common with the other “T” cameras, one can see in this series the movement towards what became the EOS Series in both operation and form.

Camera Year of Introduction
Canon T50 March 1983
Canon T70 1984
Canon T80 1985
Canon T90 1986
Canon T60 April 1990

T Series in the Collection

Canon T50 Front View

Canon T50

the first of the “T” Series
March 1983 thru Dec 1989

Canon T50 Front View

Canon T60

the Last of the “T” Series
Introduced in 1990

Canon T70 Front View

Canon T70 SLR

The Second of the “T” Series
April 1984 thru 1987

Canon T90 Front View

Canon T-90

Precursor to EOS
February 1986

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Canon Logo I am not in any way connected to or supported by Canon. I chose their camera line and have stayed with it. I cannot recall why. But a Nikon camera is fine technology and takes a wonderful picture. So too with Sony and the others. But I have been happy with Canon and so I have begun my collection here. One day I may add other brands to my range interest. But that is for another day.