Will the mirrorless camera replace the DSLR?

Started Feb 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Sergey Borachev
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The question should be - When will mirrorless cameras replace DSLRs? not Will ...?
In reply to Rehabdoc, Feb 17, 2012

I believe that all the major makers are already designing DSLR replacement cameras as it takes a few years to get a camera out.

There will be even higher-end new mirrorless cameras in 2013. They will have strong body build, lots of buttons and dials, SLR like ergonomics, dual card slots, even better EVFs and sensors, even faster processors and therefore fantastic frame rates and AF, plus new data on huge higher-res EVFs and electronic functions that only mirrorless cameras can provide. For example, peak focusing will be a common feature, and makers will all have various touch screen functions. But a lot more is possible, e.g. automated highlight/shadow assessing and preserving aid (by selected important spots in the EVF for proper exposure setting via HDR or expusure compensature or curving adjustments). and of course showing the resulting image on the EVF, so there is no guessing of the effect as with OVF.

All these will come, although at a cost, now that the makers have found that people are accpeting mirrorles cameras as serious cameras and will pay more for them, even more than entry level and mid-level DSLRs. And why not, if the mirrorless can do more than those DSLRs, and hence worth more? Why not if the makers can sell more lenses (in new mounts)?

Of course the Big 2 may not want to scare their current owners, but change in inevitable. How can the stone age designs like a flapping mirror continue forever?

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