Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Figures show mirrorless gaining ground?
In reply to Midwest, Apr 13, 2013

Midwest wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Midwest wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

A year or even three or five years may not tell us much. A breakthrough in on-sensor AF, especially with larger sensors, and using a mirror would become as much a moot point as 4/3 manufacturers discovered several years ago.

The DSLR is not just about autofocus, it's about a viewfinder that does best what a viewfinder is supposed to do. Not to show me 'what the image will look like' as in exposure and white balance, but to show me in real time what the camera is seeing, without jerkiness, jitter, smearing, or battery consumption.

What the camera is seeing isn't what you see through an optical view finder. You'd need an EVF for that.

I want to see the actual scene, not a delayed, smeared or jittery image that is most certainly not what the camera is seeing. I know some say that the EVF is better because it shows white balance and exposure but I trust the camera's systems to get those things right. What is most important to me is to see the actual scene through the lens and yes, the DSLR's OVF does show me that. If all I shot was landscapes and still lifes and portraits then an EVF would likely be good enough, but I often shoot action.

Fortunately, I don't have any of the issues you must deal with. Now, if I wanted to see ambient conditions, as opposed to camera's, I simply use my own unaided eyes. OVF doesn't provide that either.

I don't care about smaller and I have no concern about getting rid of the mirror. For me, mirrorless is the answer to a question I never asked.

You don't have to. Not everybody has to agree and sing in unison. My point is about what is holding mirror-less back at this time (even though the sales are rising). Today's mainstream mirror-less market that is "troubling" "FF forever" gang is basically an effort that spans barely 5 years (3 years on APS-C).

Faster autofocus will help mirrorless sales, I don't doubt it, but I don't believe that most of the  DSLR user base is looking for some way rid themselves of that mirror. For most of us it doesn't seem to be a problem. Those who like and want a mirrorless camera are welcome to one of course.

Take out AF from the equation, DSLRs have NOTHING left over mirrorless.

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