Replace: Canon CEO confirms the 1DX Mark III would be the firm’s final flagship DSLR: Digital Images Assessment

Update: Canon CEO confirms the 1DX Mark III will be the company's last flagship DSLR: Digital Photography Review

Replace (Tuesday, December 28): Canon supplied a press release to DPReview concerning Fujio Mitarai’s remark. We have now added it to the underside of the article.

In an interview with the Yomiuri Shimbun, a significant newspaper in Japan, Canon CEO, President and Chairman, Fujio Mitarai, confirmed the EOS-1D X Mark III would be the firm’s final flagship DSLR digital camera as the corporate continues its transition to mirrorless programs.

The interview, which was first noticed by Y.M.Cinema Journal, was a part of an extended article concerning the general state of the digital camera market and its speedy swap to mirrorless applied sciences. However in it, we get a reasonably clear take a look at Canon’s present mindset concerning its shift to mirrorless. In response to Yomiuri Shimbun, ‘[Mitarai] revealed that the corporate will finish the event and manufacturing of its flagship digital SLR digital camera fashions in a number of years and “focus on mirrorless cameras.”

Mitarai is later quoted as saying ‘the wants of the market are shifting to mirrorless cameras at an accelerating tempo […] and we’re shifting an increasing number of folks to satisfy this development,’ concerning the event pipeline for Canon digital camera programs. Yomiuri Shimbun additionally says Mitarai ‘expressed his intention to launch a higher-end mannequin with even greater efficiency.’

A picture of the EOS-1, Canon’s first EOS-1 sequence digital camera, launched in 1989. Picture by Morio used beneath CC BY-SA 4.0

The story of the EOS-1 SLR sequence began again in 1989 with the unique EOS-1. 5 years later, Canon would go on to launch the EOS-1N, which was adopted six years later by the up to date EOS-1V. From there, Canon made the swap to digital, with the primary DSLR being its EOS-1D, which was successfully an EOS-1V with a 4.1MP APS-H CCD sensor inside. Since then, Canon has launched 11 different digital EOS-1 digital camera programs, with the newest being its EOS-1D X Mark III, introduced on January 7, 2020.

Whereas Canon’s EOS-1 lineup will possible proceed in some type with its mirrorless cameras, the mirrored days of the historic lineup seem like over as far as Canon is anxious. It’s upward and onward to the mirrorless future. As for smaller DSLR cameras, Mitarai would not particularly point out whether or not or not we will anticipate *new* DSLRs, however does say ‘Demand for newbie and intermediate SLR cameras is powerful abroad, so we plan to proceed growth and manufacturing in the interim.’

Canon supplied DPReview with the next assertion concerning the remark from Fujio Mitarai:

The broad particulars of Mr. Mitarai’s interview as described within the article are true. Nonetheless, whereas estimated as “inside a number of years,” precise dates should not confirmed for the conclusion of growth/termination of manufacturing for a flagship DSLR digital camera.’

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