Canon has reached a significant milestone this week with the shipment of its 100 millionth point-and-shoot digital camera.
Initially rolled out in 1996, the PowerShot line (known alternatively as the Digital ELPH, Digital IXUS, or IXY cameras, depending on model and market) has grown to a total of 106 new models in the last twelve years.
The first PowerShot model, the 600, featured an 832×608 pixel CCD sensor and 176 MB of photo storage capacity and cost nearly $1000.
Since the release of the PowerShot 600, Canon has expanded its compact camera line to cover a full range of point-and-shoots, from ultracompacts to ultrazooms.
Imaging Resource has the complete press release from Canon.