Canon’s flagship DSLR line will end with the upcoming EOS-1D X Mark III

When Canon revealed the EOS-1D X Mark III in January 2020, we proclaimed that the DSLR “still isn’t dead,” but that camera will mark the end of the line for a flagship model that some pro photographers still swear by to capture everything from sporting events to wild animals. An interview piece highlighted how high-end mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have taken market share digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras previously dominated. The article states that the Mark III is “in fact” the last model in Canon’s flagship EOS-1 series and that in a few years Canon will stop developing and producing its flagship DSLR cameras in favour of mirrorless cameras. However, despite what some headlines say, it doesn’t mean this is the end of Canon DSLRs (yet). As for the Mark III itself, while a new model is not around the corner, its estimated lifespan as an active product is still measured in years. However, while estimated as “within a few years,” exact dates are not confirmed for the conclusion of development or termination of production for a flagship DSLR camera.”