Canon interview: the end of the DX pro line

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Canon interview: the end of the DX pro line
Feb 2, 2013

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0336328811/cp-2013-interview-with-canons-masaya-maeda

"Now that full frame is appearing in cameras the size and price of the 6D, the future of APS-C at the semi-pro level is in doubt, he says: 'That's something we're considering at the moment. From our semi-pro users there's still demand for APS-C but in the future, I think we will see an increase in the number of full-frame models.' Either way, that doesn't close the door on an EOS 70D though - when asked when we can expect one, Maeda promises: 'some day in the future. Without fail.'"

Of course this is Canon's POV. But chances are high that Nikon is thinking along the same lines, which would translate into there may be a D400 "some day in the future". And that's it.

Those among us who wants a DX sensor in a pro body have to face the reality. The future is:

  • either consider switching to another manufacturer than Canon / Nikon
  • or bite the FX bullet and get a pro builld FX body
  • or scale back in terms of body built (i.e. plan the future around the D7000 successors)
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