Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lawrence W
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Re: I want to disagree, but couldn't. DSLR still rein in term of performance/price
In reply to 007peter, Apr 14, 2013

+Bridge prosumer camera, I believe.

007peter wrote:

vzlnc wrote:

Not to mention the bloated ridiculous price on most of these small sensor cams. After charging 1000$+ for the m43 sensor camera, they dont have a built-in flash but have a OVF hump. How much more wannabe can it get! You get a better camera for 500$ and will also have access to a more mature and exhaustive family of lenses and accessories while getting better IQ, at the expense of a little weight and size which a lot of ppl serious about photography dont really bother about.

I would love to disagree but I couldn't.  The truth is DSLR rein supreme when you factor in Price/Performance ratio.  Take the $1100 Nikon D7100 for example, it run circles over Panasonic GH3 or Olympus e-M5 in every performance category but the video.  Nikon also a very mature flash system.  Micro43's native flash leave much to be desire.  Canon / Nikon has every lens under the sun covering every need

So I would have to reluctantly agree with you.  But I would break it down in term of price: category:

  • [$1500 ~ $4000] dominated by Pro FF DSLR (from Canon 6d ~ Mark IV)
  • [$700 ~ $1499] dominate by APS-C DSLR (Nikon D7100, Canon 7d, 60d) they offer greater perforance over similar enthusist models like (Panasonic GH3, Olympus E-M5, Sony NEX-6/7).  This is why mirrorless don't sell well in the USA, buyers in this category overwhelmingly chose DSLR over mirrorless
  • [$400 ~ $699] this is the category where Mirrorless begin to win over DSLR.  Buyers in this category seek Continuous AF in VIDEO to film their vacation. Video is as important as Still photography, and they usually dislike Big Bulky DSLR.  Most Asian buyer are in this group; and Panasonic Olympus Sony sold a load of their mirrorless in Asia, over 58% are buying mirrorless over DSLR.
  • [$200 ~ $400] without cheap dSLR, cheap Mirrorless dominate this category.  The only truth competitor are the advance compact/point/shoot like Canon S100/G15
  • [$50 ~ 200] iphone/android cellphone has completely collapse the point/shoot market

Trends tha atre clear to me are:

  • Mirrorless will never replaced DSLR (deal with it mirror haters), but
  • Nor will DSLR ever kill off mirrorless, (its here to say, deal with it)
  • Future will likely be just (1) cellphone (2) big sesor compact (3) mirrorless interchangable (4) APS-C dSLR (5) FF DSLR
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