Canon Director Confirms the Existence of a High-Megapixel DSLR

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Canon’s Maeda Masaya let loose that the company is working on a high-megapixel DSLR. In an interview with DC Watch (Google Translate) the Senior Managing Director of the Image Communication Business Division explained that Canon is developing a high-megapixel shooter to meet the needs of its users–and essentially the market. What’s more, Masaya also suggest his desire to launch a new line of EF lenses to keep up with the pixel quality—a trend we’re seeing all too often as of late.

Masaya also acknowledged the sales of entry level DSLRs have waned with the introduction of mirrorless cameras. As such Canon is heavily investing in research to develop new models of its own. Masaya explained they are experimenting with various mockups in different form factors because of the flexibility of mirrorless cameras.

In an interview that we conducted earlier this month, Eliott Peck, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. left us a very subtle hint when he stated that the company is going to focus on delivering the best image quality that they can.

The two major types of compact large sensor cameras Canon is exploring includes both luxury compacts with a fixed prime or zoom lens as well as compact mirrorless systems. Additionally Canon feels that interchangeable lenses are paramount for photography and it’s committed to perfection according to what the reports state.

Via Canon Watch

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.