Canon no longer develops high-end DSLRs

The Japanese manufacturer would rather direct professional photographers towards its new MILC models.

Canon’s CEO, Fujio Mitarai, is Japanese in an interview has officially confirmed that the 2020 EOS 1D X Mark III is the last professional DSLR model in the company’s history, the company no longer develops any more frames in this category.

EOS 1D X Mark III
EOS 1D X Mark III [+]

Canon professional users can choose only from the manufacturer’s top-of-the-line MILC models after the current top model has expired, if they really want to own the best camera frame with the Canon logo. At the top of the range that works without a mirror is the one unveiled last year EOS R3 a tripod that, with its built-in portrait grip, 24 megapixel full frame sensor, advanced AF system and continuous shooting speed of up to 30 fps, can still satisfy the needs of many photographers, but for those who are not satisfied with it, it may be worth waiting until 2022 according to rumors the EOS R1 that will be released on the market, which the manufacturer will designate as the absolute top model replacing the 1D X series.

EOS R3
EOS R3 [+]

By the way, Canon did not give specific information about when the production of the 1D X Mark III will stop, but if we start from the previous generation, it will be available for a long time, and the termination of the development of mid-range and low-end DSLRs is not currently on the agenda.


Source: Hírek és cikkek – PROHARDVER! by prohardver.hu.

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