If Sigma had a mirrorless camera (CSC) ... pros/cons

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Laurence Matson
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Re: If Sigma had a mirrorless camera (CSC) ... pros/cons
In reply to Hardy Steiner, Dec 28, 2012

Sigma's delay has always been due to the OVF, which on virtually all cameras are practically useless save for framing. If they can find a way to cram sufficient resolution into that screen and figure out how to light the thing and not have it look like a 1950s space-invaders movie set, then it might happen. In the last year or two, there have been some interesting third-party developments in this field.

Hardy Steiner wrote:

Camera manufacturers started targeting CSC (compact system cameras) towards serious photographers about one year ago and since then it seems like this area has gained a lot of momentum. And next year this topic will be become even more interesting (the rumoured release of a full frame CSC).

Now, apart from the lightness, compactness ... what pros and cons do you see in CSC? If Sigma released a CSC with super sharp lenses, would you sell your Sigma SLR camera and fully commit to CSC? Why/Why not?

Current cons like "Too much battery consumption" and "The electronic viewfinder is not good enough" will eventually be taken care of ... one day there might be a viewfinder which is really close to the quality of an optical one ... so I wonder, what other cons are there really for CSC? What really justifies keeping a SLR camera? Is the SLR camera a dying breed?

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