According to Japanese magazine Y.M.Cinema, in the recently interview with Yomiuri Shimbun, Canon’s Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai. He confirmed that Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is the last DSLR camera from Canon. Canon will end the development and production of its DSLR cameras, including the flagships, by transforming manufacturing to produce mirrorless systems only.
Canon said that the EOS-1D X Mark III is Canon’s most successful camera to date. Indeed, in terms of reliability, robustness, and quality, the 1DX Mark III never fails to deliver. Nevertheless, due to the rise of mirrorless systems and the elevated market share and demand for mirrorless cameras, Canon admits it’s time to move on and terminate its DSLR system, including the 1DX Mark III beast.
“It is natural that mirrorless cameras will become the mainstream of digital cameras… The market needs are acceleratingly shifting to mirrorless cameras. In line with this, we are steadily shifting manufacturing” Mitarai stated (Google translated). According to Mitarai, Canon will end the development and production of the flagship model of the digital SLR cameras a few years from now, stating “Canon’s SLR flagship model is known as the “EOS-1” series, the first of which appeared in 1989. The latest model EOS-1D X Mark III released in 2020 will be the last model in fact”.