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Canon's flagship DSLR line will finally end with the EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon's flagship DSLR line will finally end with the EOS-1D X Mark III

When Canon revealed the EOS-1D X Mark III in January 2020, we announced that the DSLR was "still not dead," but that camera would mark the end of the line for a flagship model that some pro photographers still consider. admit. Resolve to capture everything from sporting events to wild animals.

CanonRumors recounts an interview Canon President and CEO Fujio Mitarai gave to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun (via YM Cinema Magazine) this week. This piece highlights how high-end mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have previously dominated digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras with market share.

It quoted the CEO (in Japanese, which we translated into English) "The market needs are increasingly moving towards mirrorless cameras. So accordingly, we are accelerating people in that direction." The article states that the Mark III is "really" the final model in Canon's flagship EOS-1 series and that in a few years Canon will discontinue development and production of its flagship DSLR cameras in favor of mirrorless cameras.

However, despite some headlines, that doesn't mean it's the end of Canon DSLRs (yet). While the article makes it clear that mirrorless cameras like Canon's own EOS R3 represent the future of the segment, it also says that due to strong overseas demand, the company plans to continue making intro/mid-range DSLR cameras for some time. is to keep. have to keep.

For the Mark III, while a new model isn't around the corner, its estimated lifetime as an active product is still measured in years. A Canon US spokesperson confirmed in a statement to The Verge, "The comprehensive description of Mr. Mitarai's interview described in the article is true. However, as expected "within a few years", for a major DSLR camera The exact dates of the end of development/production of the K have not been confirmed.

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