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)
I donâ€™t think Canon needs a sub $1000 mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. I think they are more than capable of making a â€œGâ€ 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 â€œphotographersâ€ mirrorless camera, I think theyâ€™d have something worth selling there. However, Canon just doesnâ€™t strike me as a company that cares all that much about satisfying niches, they want to sell millions of cameras.
I think weâ€™re going to see a new PowerShot line that is priced up there with Rebels. Itâ€™ll give them the segment that doesnâ€™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. :)