Is DSLR DOA? are we entering the last phase of its existence/usefulness?

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Is DSLR DOA? are we entering the last phase of its existence/usefulness?
Oct 5, 2012

In many respects the d4/800/600 are the final flip of the coin for Nikon, why else would they throw so much tech at these products? they are far far ahead of Canon that the only reason anyone would stick with Canon is lens/familiarity/brand loyalty etc. In many respects Canon looks to be dieing a slow death as they scramble to throw FF sensor and glass at the cinema world but at the same time under major attack from Panasonic and the new GH3 will pretty much kill any market Canon has with DSLR imo for video, time will tell. With that backdrop Canon launch the most sluggish of mirrorless system, EOS-M and with a fabrication facility of sensor that is slowly becoming 2 to 3 years behind Sony, new customers for Canon, video, mirorless and DSLR will become less and less over the next 2 years imo, as Nikon mop up new pro entrants and semi-pro/pro-sumer wannabees. In many respects Nikon's future is secure for the forseable but this will slowly change as the market march's mirrorless and this is the big problem for the big2. Canon has a foot in the door and Nikon has a toe in the water, neither are committed fully and neither are truly going to do anything to damage their big gun sales. As a result the future imo is about to change as Nikon have a slow death and Canon an even quicker one if they dont do something quickly, of which there is only small signs they will?

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