DSLRs are still NOT dead, says Canon

Canon EOS 6D Mark II
(Image credit: James Artaius)

Every year we hear that DSLRs are dead, and every year they keep on keeping on. And now, Canon has made it crystal clear that the DSLR is not yet dead.  

Indeed, not only does Canon say that DSLRs aren't dead yet, they still account for a third of the entire camera market, with as many as 1.8 million digital SLRs being sold last year. And it goes without saying that Canon, as the industry leader, sells more than anyone else.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.