When Canon revealed the EOS-1D X Mark III in January 2020, we proclaimed that the DSLR “still isn’t dead,” however that digital camera will mark the end of the line for a flagship mannequin that some professional photographers nonetheless swear by to seize every part from sporting occasions to wild animals.
CanonRumors factors out an interview Canon’s chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai gave this week to the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun (through Y.M. Cinema Magazine). The piece spotlight how high-end mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have taken market share digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras beforehand dominated.
In it, the CEO is quoted (in Japanese, which we’ve translated to English) saying “Market needs are rapidly moving toward mirrorless cameras. So accordingly, we’re increasingly moving people in that direction.” The article states that the Mark III is “in fact” the final mannequin in Canon’s flagship EOS-1 sequence and that in a number of years Canon will cease creating and producing its flagship DSLR cameras in favor of mirrorless cameras.
However, regardless of what some headlines say, it doesn’t imply that is the end of Canon DSLRs (but). While the article makes it plain that mirrorless cameras like Canon’s personal EOS R3 signify the way forward for the section, it additionally says that due to sturdy abroad demand, the firm plans to proceed making intro/mid-range DSLR cameras for the time being.
As for the Mark III itself, whereas a brand new mannequin just isn’t round the nook, its estimated lifespan as an lively product continues to be measured in years. In a press release given to The Verge, a Canon US spokesperson confirmed, “The broad details of Mr. Mitarai’s interview as described in the article are true. However, while estimated as “within a few years,” precise dates usually are not confirmed for the conclusion of improvement/termination of manufacturing for a flagship DSLR digital camera.”