In what is sure to be another blow to DSLR users, Canon is now rumored to be ending some of its more prominent lines, including the high-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R and its hugely popular 7D line.
Canon has made no secret of its growing desire to increase its mirrorless camera market share. And now, Canon Rumors reports that the 7D series will cease production, with the company focusing its efforts on an EOS R mirrorless alternative.
Given that the 7D and 7D Mark II are high spec APS-C crop sensor DSLRs, we are left wondering if Canon plans to expand its EOS R system. At present, they only feature full-frame cameras (the EOS R and EOS RP).
Since 2014, the 7D Mark II has been favorable among photographers who prefer a high-speed camera, as well as videographers seeking an affordable alternative to the pricier end of industry gear.
As per Canon Rumors:
We have been told that a few dealers and distributors are a bit worried about what Canon has in store for the replacement to the popular EOS 7D Mark II, as those buyers also buy lenses, more than EOS 80D buyers do. Canon has apparently told a couple of dealers that this concern will be addressed sometime later in 2019.