Canon is planning a small business of cameras and little by little to put aside a type of technology, in this case, that of DSLR cameras. According to Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai, the EOS-1D X Mark III will be the firm’s latest high-end DSLR camera.
The EOS-1D X Mark III is precisely the kind of high-end cameras Canon will stop making to focus only on mirrorless cameras (or without mirror, in Spanish) from now on. And the causes for this change, according to Fujio Mitarai, have to do with market trends that “are moving towards mirrorless cameras at a very accelerated rate.”
However, this decision by Canon does not mean that it will completely abandon the DSLR market. In fact, that change is not even going to happen now, but it will take place gradually in a few more years.
But what the company did confirm is that they will continue to make more cameras with DSLRs, but these will not be high-end but will be focused on the middle segment and there will even be models for those who are just starting out in the world of photography.
For now, the company has not said exactly when they intend to implement this change. The statement delivered to DP Review He says there are no specific dates yet and that the changes will occur “in a few years” into the future.
However, it seems by now clear that the mirrorless camera technology It is here to stay and that it has definitely gained enough ground to prevail, thanks to the fact that it offers a quality similar to DSLRs but at the same time it gains in portability and comfort for the photographer.