Terada: New 4/3's body (bodies?) in the pipline for 2013

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Craig from Nevada
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Re: Here's the niche for DSLRs
In reply to A Riley, Feb 24, 2013

A Riley wrote:

I'm an editor for a nonprofit and I need photos all the time. Volunteers send in photos for the newsletter and we just can't use them -- because they're low-res shots from smartphones. They might be nicely composed, but they're not high enough IQ to reproduce well in print. Facebook or web, maybe, but not print.

That's where the niche for DSLRs still is: Print-quality photos for glossy magazines and newsletters, not snapshots for the internet or for facebook.

I'm sure before long smartphones will be able to do it all and then my worries will be over. In the meantime, I wish I could put a DSLR or MILC in the hands of every single volunteer. Then maybe I'd get plenty usable photos for the newsletter, and I could put out one, just one, issue with all high-quality images. Sigh. . .

There is a niche for DSLR, but that niche, as you note it will get smaller as smartphones and other devices are produced that are capable of better image quality.

The idea of taking photos is changing so rapidly, just as computer and communications have changed.

The DSLR will be a specialized tool for specific purposes.

In this world how many makes and models of DSLRs can be supported?  I think the high water mark was 2009.

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