DailyTech is reporting that Canon is abandoning film in favor of going all digital. Konica-Minolta has already done so, and Nikon made a similar announcement earlier this year, so I guess this was to be expected. Film as we know it will probably never completely disappear (not in our lifetime anyway), but we’ve long been to the point where quality in a digital camera surpassed that of a film-based one.

Personally, I feel that Canon’s digital cameras are the best on the market, and the fact they they are moving to all-digital means more R&D money in the digital camp, so two-thumbs up for Canon.

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Brandon Jaynes on 26 May, 2006 at 8:43 am #

I can’t think of any industry has undergone such radical change in such a short amount of time. I personally would never go back to film, and this is coming from a man who used to love going into a darkroom and developing his own prints. I miss that sometimes, but the quality of digital cameras caught up with film a long time ago. When you couple that with the ease of use (what’s easier than a flash memory card) and speed (people actually used to send their film off for days at a time), and the death of film has been a long time coming.

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