The EOS-1D X Mark III is Canon's latest SLR camera
The EOS-1D X Mark III is Canon's latest SLR camera

When Canon launched the EOS-1D X Mark III in January 2020, it was clear that the SLR wasn't ready yet. But this camera could spell the end of an unprecedented line of models, and some professional photographers are still dedicated to capturing everything from sporting events to wildlife.

CanonRumors quoted Fujio Mitarai, Canon CEO, in an interview with Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun this week.

This interview focused on how interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras are stealing market share from the once prevalent DSLRs.

Hence, in the words of the CEO: “The market demand is rapidly moving towards mirrorless cameras. Consequently, more and more people are encouraged to develop in this direction.

The article noted that the EOS-1D X Mark III is actually the latest in the company's flagship EOS-1 series. He also said that the company would stop developing and producing flagship digital SLRs and switch to mirrorless cameras within a few years.

But despite what some headlines say. This doesn't mean it's the end of Canon digital SLRs.

Canon confirms that the EOS-1D X Mark III is the latest digital SLR camera

Although the article explains that mirrorless cameras like the company's EOS R3 represent the future of this market segment. He also said that due to strong external demand, the company is currently considering continuing to produce mid-range DSLRs.

As for the EOS-1D X Mark III itself, although the new model has not yet appeared. But the life expectancy as an active product is still years.

A company spokesperson confirmed, in a statement, the correctness of the general details of the Fujio Mitarai interview described in the article. However, although this will be appreciated in a few years. The exact date for completion of development or the end of production for the main camera of the digital SLR camera has not yet been determined.

This information aligns with the possibility that 2022 will be Hull's first year when Canon updates its product line.

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