Thoughts From Canon on a Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Thoughts From Canon on a Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Interview with Canon
A representative from Canon sat down for an interview to discuss the mirrorless camera possibilities for Canon.

A few of the key points are below.

  • Does a mirrorless camera really need interchangeable lenses?
  • Can we make a compact or DSLR that can beat the mirrorless cameras? (they believe they have it)
  • Higher sensitivity rather than high resolution (probably refers to quality over megapixels)

CR’s Take
I don’t think Canon needs a sub $1000 mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses.  I think they are more than capable of making a “G” series camera that is higher end than the G12, which would satisfy a majority of the people interested in a mirrorless camera.

If Canon went out and made a niche market full frame $3000 “photographers” mirrorless camera, I think they’d have something worth selling there. However, Canon just doesn’t strike me as a company that cares all that much about satisfying niches, they want to sell millions of cameras.

I think we’re going to see a new PowerShot line that is priced up there with Rebels. It’ll give them the segment that doesn’t want a DSLR, but wants image quality. As well as satisfying the desires of 5D Mark II shooters that want a point and shoot with great IQ.

I know LOTS of people disagree with me on this one. :)

Source: [PR]

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