Are we about to see the death of the DSLR as we know it?

Started Jan 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Jeff Morris
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Are we about to see the death of the DSLR as we know it?
Jan 23, 2012

I ask this question because I see technology going in a completely different direction.

With mirror-less cameras selling well. The introduction of new compacts with advanced sensors like the Fuji X-Pro1, and the Oly OM-D without mirrors and prisims can DSLR cameras be around in 4 or 5 more years? (As we know them)

I feel with video being implemented in today's DSLR's, Sony's efforts with pelical mirrors, seriously good EVF's etc. Is the current DSLR going to be able to keep up with technology?

Frankly, when digital cameras came out years ago, I was a little surprised they maintained the same form factor as compact and SLR film cameras. They had the opportunity to redesign from the ground up, but instead we were given a familiar form factor. In hind site, that may not have been the best decision.

I am reaching the point in my life that I truly do not want to lug around all of the gear any more. I want the performance of a D800 with my 14-24, 24-70, 70-180 and 70-300 lenses in a compact format. This is the first time in my life that I have felt that the SLR may go the route of the DoDo bird in the near future. I started feeling this way when I saw the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Nex 7 by Sony. I realize they can not perform as well as big DSLR's but the performance gap is closing very quickly.

When I see reviews of Apple iPhone cameras compared to Nikon D7000 I am shocked at how good the results are. (And I own a D7000)

Who feels as I do, or am I just being silly?

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