Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: gut instincts / no proof
In reply to Biggs23, Apr 12, 2013

Biggs23 wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

Mahmoud Mousef wrote:

nidri wrote:

I suspect, though, that the SLR/DSLR form factor will stick around for much longer than the actual mirror box. There's a reason the GH3 is designed to look like a mini-DSLR.

Yeah. You can't kill good ergonomics to those enthusiasts / pros that want it and need it. I definitely see the SLR/DSLR shape living well beyond the mirror box.

Couldn't agree more. The current MILC forms are a disaster ergonomically for extended periods of shooting.

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Actually, the current MILC form (for most part) follows the film SLR form more whereas the DSLR form we speak of gained popularity in the 90s. This image demonstrates that.

Except that they are even smaller than the film 35mm's typically were. However, even if you are right it still doesn't change anything. 35mm film cameras were MUCH worse ergonomically than today's dSLR's are. I'm not sure if you're old enough to have had occasion to use 35mm film camera for hours at a time but if you are you're probably well aware of that fact.

I'm not that old, to have experienced that (although, first camera I played with was my dad's Yashica Mat in the 1970s). But today, when I see relatively fat and heavy DSLR bodies, I detest the idea of walking all day long with one that weighs 2 lb by itself.

But, we've been through this and in fact this factor will be at play in the market when mirror-less cameras advance further (especially since most people can't handle a camera without the virtues of AF). The obesity issue, even with cameras, really showed up in the 1990s. So, when we speak of SLR/DSLR form today, we're technically assuming the 1990s define it.

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