Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
plevyadophy
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This only matters if .......... Re: Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform
In reply to rattymouse, Apr 12, 2013
 rattymouse wrote:

Thom Hogan wrote about the state of mirrorless camera sales and published the most recent data.

Mirrorless cameras continue to lose ground to SLR cameras.  The rate of increase of mirrorless sales does NOT match that of SLR's.   So not only is mirrorless not on pace to overtake SLR sales, they are in fact LOSING ground.

http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/panasonics-mirrorless-claim.html

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9 years of Fujifilm camera usage, ended by rampant fanboyism.

This only matters to anyone if ............ they actually believed mirrorless cams would or wanted mirrorless cams to overtake traditional mirrored SLRs in sales.

If you chose a mirrorless system, or any system for that matter, because it suited you these figures won't matter one jot.

In any event I think it's pretty obvious that in time that most interchangeable lens cams will lose that flip-flop mirror.

Secondly, this kinda thing is a bit like the days of yesteryear when Olympus introduced the first interchangeable lens SLR with live-view which earned it the ridiculous statement by the founder of this site, in his review, of a being a camera with a feature that was "a solution looking for a problem". Source: Olympus E-330 Review, Conclusion, page 27.

Back then, I am sure traditionalists would have been gloating that "SLRs with live-view are not on pace to overtake ordinary SLR sales, they are in fact LOSING ground". However, when not long afterwards Canon put live-view in a DSLR, not any old DSLR mind you but their flagship 1D series SLR (introduced in the Canon 1D Mark III), then the writing was pretty much on the wall.

So let's wait a while to see how this mirrorless thing pans out before we start hinting at the success or failure of one camera format or other.

Regards,

plevyadophy

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