Canon to stop making DSLRs, Canon 1D X Mark III last flagship
New Delhi : Canon has announced that it has decided to end making DSLR cameras and will now only manufacture mirrorless cameras in future, making Canon 1D X Mark III its last flagship DSLR.
In an interview with the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, CEO Fujio Mitarai made the big revelation about the future steps.
“Canon’s SLR flagship model is known as the ‘EOS-1’ series, the first of which appeared in 1989. The latest model ‘EOS-1D X Mark III’ released in 2020 will be the last model in fact. The market needs are acceleratingly shifting to mirrorless cameras. In line with this, we are steadily shifting people. The demand for beginner and intermediate SLR cameras is strong overseas, so we plan to continue development and production for the time being,” he told the daily.
Canon had unveiled the 1DX Mark III in January at a price tag of (roughly Rs 4,84,789). It is still the most sought-after flagship camera for professional photographers.
Canon clarified that they are only stopping the manufacturing of DSLR cameras, they will continue to make the mirrorless cameras. “Naturally, we are considering an RF mount camera as our next flagship model,” he said.
The company is yet to reveal when Canon will wind down production of its flagship
DSLR cameras. “The broad details of Mitarai’s interview as described in the article are true“However, while estimated as ‘within a few years,’ exact dates are not confirmed for the conclusion of development/termination of production for a flagship DSLR camera,” the spokesperson said.
On the other hand, Nikon has also shifted its focus from DSLR cameras to mirrorless cameras.