Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III will reportedly be the Japanese company’s last high-end DSLR as Canon switches its line of products to mirrorless cameras.
According to CNET, the chairman, chairman and chief executive of Fujio Mitarai announced the news in an interview in the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun and was confirmed by Canon.
Mirrorless cameras are the future, at least for those of us who want more image quality and lens flexibility than smartphones offer. The shift towards mirrorless cameras is accelerating, Mitarai said.
While Canon’s move may not come as a surprise, it is a key moment in a technology shift that takes cameras one more step away from the days of film.
Canon cemented its clout from the movie era with its EOS line of single lens reflex (SLR) cameras, which use a “reflex” mirror to guide light into the viewfinder when composing a photo.
The mirror swings out of the way when it’s time to expose the film, or in the digital age an image sensor chip, the report says.
But led by Sony and other Canon competitors, the camera industry is switching to mirrorless designs like Canon’s new EOS R3, she added.
In early 2021, Sony abandoned DSLRs and switched its production to a completely mirrorless product line.
* Adapted from an IANS report