With the influx of affordable cameras in the market, people have now begun to take photography as a hobby. Unlike those days were cameras and lenses were expensive and were a few people only had an SLR, today individuals can own one even if you’re not earning 5 figure salaries.
Rumors have been circulating that American brand Canon will release a mirrorless compact system camera in the months to come.
Being a big brand, it comes as a big surprise that they don’t have a compact system camera in their line-up.
Japanese brand Nikon entered the market at the end of 2011 and have seen a success with their V1 and J1 models.
Canon announced the Canon G1 X premium compact camera. This features an almost APS-C sized sensor with a 4:3 ratio. Many say that this sensor will eventually lead into a mirrorless camera.
It looks like this year is going to be a big year for the company. With rumors of an impending Canon 5D II upgrade, a Canon 5D X or a Canon 5D Mark III.
Pentax has also launched its K-01 model that features a K-mount and a large body. Old lenses are compatible with this camera.
The DSLR race looks like blooming.