The demise of Nikon and Canon DSLRs is a good thing

The demise of Nikon and Canon DSLRs is a good thing

DSLR cameras are pronounced dead more times than Rasputin. And this week, thanks to a report from the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the bell of death rang again. (Opens in a new tab)Nikon claimed that it plans to “stop manufacturing” SLR models in order to “focus on mirrorless models.” Canon said it was planning to do the same “within a few years.”

This wasn’t really amazing news, and probably not news at all. Last month, Nikon announced that it would discontinue production of two of the best DSLR cameras for beginners, the D3500 and D5600. Still, the idea that Nikon could soon stop production of its entire DSLR lineup was a new development, if not entirely true, according to Nikon.

In the statement (Opens in a new tab), Nikon named the article “speculation” and said it “has not announced this point.” Somewhat vaguely, he added, “Nikon continues to produce, sell and service DSLRs,” and makes no mention of any particular model or development.

(Image credit: Nikon)

But you don’t have to wait for a statement from Nikon or Canon to know that your DSLR is in legacy format.


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