Canon EOS 6D Assembled In 40 Minutes

Exposure Magazine made a visit at the Canon factory in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. They had a chance to observe the highly automatized production process of the Canon EOS 6D.  The visitors were shown the production line of the Canon EOS-6D, the most compact and lightest full-frame camera in the world needs only 40 minutes to assemble. The manufacturing line at the factory consists of 15 tables combining men and machines in the working process.

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Mr. Mitsuo Mashiko, General Manager at the Oita facility, greeted all the journalists and accompanied them for lunch and the factory tour. Table #1 in the assembly line is where CMOS sensors are installed. Additional parts and assemblies are put together on other tables. At Table #7, screws are inserted and tightened automatically. The automation of screw installation is an innovation by Oita team members. Workers at Table #9 are assigned to final inspection, to make sure there are no dust and defects on the cameras. Various inspections continue until Table #15, where the EOS-6D cameras are finally packaged and ready for shipment.