Canon to axe its popular EOS 5D DSLR line
Published: 09:43 AM, 22 July 2020
Canon's EOS 5D DSLR range has long been the go-to choice for both photography enthusiasts and professionals, with the EOS 5D Mark IV still one of the most popular cameras on the market. However, the 5D line has reached the end of the road.
According to Canon Rumors, which has been a reliable source for news on the Japanese camera maker, the company is pulling the plug on the full-frame DLSR camera range, with a source telling the online publication that development on an EOS 5D Mark V was halted "some time ago".
While this shouldn't come as a big surprise, considering Canon has been pouring all of its efforts in bolstering its EOS R full-frame mirrorless stable lately, the EOS 5D Mark V did appear on the company's internal roadmap in October 2019.
According to EFTPS, it would not have been possible for Canon to launch a new version of the series before 2021. In that case, the camera would have expired between 2025 and 2027. The company did not want to wait until then to bring mirrorless technology cameras.
Many TV series have been created with this series of cameras as it is the top choice of professional photographers and videographers. In 2005, Canon announced the launch of the full-frame camera EOS 5D. Then 5D 2, 5D 3 and 5D 4 came in the market one by one.