Time is running out for Samsung, Sony, and other mirrorless camera makers

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mike Fewster
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Re: EOS-b Specs here
In reply to Sergey Borachev, Mar 20, 2013

http://photorumors.com/2013/03/17/new-canon-eos-camera-specifications-leaked-on-bestbuys-website/#more-40210

Not exactly exciting. Very similar to a base model Canon DSLR, just smaller, but it does have an optical viewfinder and that might be assuring to a lot of DSLR users who seem to have EVF-ophobia.

We need to know the size of the mirror. You can't just make an optical viewfinder with a small mirror. Optical viewfinders are only good when they are big and bright. Small mirrors (and the space needed for the mirror to move) mean poor viewfinders. A competitively small optical dslr will be so compromised in the viewfinder that it wont be cpmpetitive with the mirrorless design.

I'd go as far as to suggest that a customer picking up a competitively small optical dslr, then looking through the viewfinder and comparing it to a mirrorless, would rapidly start to consider mirrorless seriously.

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