In an interview with Nikkei Asian Review, a Canon marketing manager confirms that Canon will shift their focus from DSLR to mirrorless cameras.
In the past Canon has been “reluctant to enter the mirrorless field over concerns about cannibalizing SLR sales.” However the article takes note that “Sony is attempting to break down Canon and Nikon’s strength in the professional market with mirrorless cameras.”
Masahiro Sakata, president of Canon Marketing Japan, did not say much about the possibility of Canon releasing a high-end mirrorless camera. “We will look at the timing and consider it,” he said.
The writing has been on the wall for quite a while now. The future of photography is mirrorless. Some people are just slow readers…