Canon’s Flagship DSLR Line Will End With the EOS-1D X Mark III, Eventually

An anonymous reader shares a report: When Canon revealed the EOS-1D X Mark III in January 2020, we proclaimed that the DSLR "still isn't dead," but that camera will mark the end of the line for a flagship model that some pro photographers still swear by to capture everything from sporting events to wild animals. CanonRumors points out an interview Canon's chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai gave this week to the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun (via Y.M. Cinema Magazine). The piece highlight how high-end mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have taken market share digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras previously 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 last model in Canon's flagship EOS-1 series and that in a few years Canon will stop developing and producing its flagship DSLR cameras in favor of mirrorless cameras.

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