Are the day of a Canon DSLR that can do a little bit of everything numbered? It's suggested at Northlight that the “splitting” of camera lines will be the future of Canon's DSLR strategy. Each camera model will have a specific customer in mind. As we can see, the 5D line is being split 2 ways (3 if you count the “R” model), can we expect the same with 1D line, or a DSLR that is focused on video first?
“The ‘splitting' of model types in the Canon DSLR range will be interesting to see from a product positioning point of view. I'm told that it's seen as a major benefit from ‘bringing home' a lot of Canon's manufacturing, and will become integral in producing cameras that are marketed more by what you can do with them.”