No Sony SLRs any more, ever.

Started Sep 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
jerome_munich
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Re: No Sony SLRs any more, ever.
In reply to jerome_munich, Sep 14, 2012

Time to summarize the answers.

What I never understood is why so many Sony users rejoice at the disparition of the OVF. I, for once, never asked for the phasing out of the EVF. I can understand that the EVF has advantages for some (in particular in video mode) and I actually rejoiced when Sony came with the first SLTs: at the time Sony had a dual range of cameras and SLT gave an additional choice.

OVF users don't ask that Sony abandons the SLT system, it is only EVF users who insist that the OVF must go and will disappear in the future.

From the answers in this thread, it seems that we have more hindsight in the psychology of the average Sony forum user: most of the pro-EVF answers came with the argument that "EVF is the future" or went even further by stating that all other manufacturers will have to go EVF in the near future. We also had some comparison between the phasing out of film and the phasing out of the OVF. So it seems that these users have some emotional, irrational, investment in the idea that they have a "more modern" system and that their brand of choice leads future developments. With that attitude, of course the OVF needs to disappear for Sony to "win": any brand keeping the OVF in the future will disprove the theory that the EVF will displace the OVF in the future.

Only the future will tell what really happens, but Nikon did not announce an EVF camera this year and Canon also seems firmly committed to the flapping mirror. An educated prediction would just appear to be that, in the next 3 to 5 years, only Sony will pursue the SLT route with the competition still producing traditional SLRs. How the market will respond to that remains to be seen, of course.

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