Mirrorless cameras are the future of the camera industry, but it appears DSLRs aren’t done just yet. Canon is working on at least one more generation of DSLRs.
Canon Rumors is claiming Canon will likely announce an update to the 1D X Mark II in late 2019. Also, the site is claiming the 5D Mark IV will get another update, though there’s no solid prediction as to when that update will come.
Canon will stick with DSLRs for now
There is sound reasoning behind these claims. It would appear that Canon is thinking that the camera lines are ready for an upgrade. Both were released in 2016 after all. Also, they’re probably thinking their mirrorless cameras aren’t at the level yet that they’ll be able to replace their DSLRs. After all, they just released their first full frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, this summer.
“The source mentions that “Full frame mirrorless isn’t yet advanced enough to take over the duties of the EOS-1D line in Canon’s eyes”. I think in a lot of professional photographers would agree with that way of thinking,” says Canon Rumors.
More from the DSLR EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon Rumors expects to see a follow-up to the EOS 5D Mark IV before the line goes mirrorless, but they speculate that the EOS 5DS line is going to move to EOS R instead of a Mark II EF mount version.
More details should be coming
Of course, there are no real specifications for an EOS-1D X Mark III. However, Canon Rumors’ source claims the new camera will have a new version of DPAF and other sensor tech. Features like megapixels, frame rates and video specs are far from confirmed.