The photography community is at a bit of a crossroads, as manufacturers continue to make the transition from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, and many might be wondering just what their plans are. Canon recently gave an interview and clarified what the future holds.
The EOS R and its accompanying lenses has shown that Canon is taking mirrorless seriously, and to that end, many users might be wondering if the DSLR is on its way out. In speaking to EOS magazine, Canon clarified several points in a recent interview:
- Canon will continue to produce DSLR cameras, as there is still a strong demand for them (surprisingly, they only recently phased out the EOS-1V (their last film camera)).
- In discussing a possible APS-C R system camera, Canon said it's not a priority since they have the M line and that their main focus with the R line is creating more lenses.
- Canon is planning a full frame R camera priced below the RP.
- It's not clear if they'll have a professional mirrorless camera ready in time for the 2020 Olympics (certainly, the 1D X Mark III will be there).
With Canon pushing ahead with three separate camera systems, it's certainly an interesting time for their users.