Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

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Re: Figures show mirrorless gaining ground?
In reply to EinsteinsGhost, Apr 15, 2013

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

Well no, as that would be a sensor downgrade.

We're talking ergonomics. If larger is better, as you assume to be, why not?

I never said larger is better. I said that there is a middle ground ergonomically that will vary depending on the size of the person holding the camera.

Small sensor but great ergonomics. What could go wrong?

Why would you want a small sensor in the same body if you could have the larger one? Doesn't make sense unless it's purely economical.

Ergonomics is not the reason I would buy a 1D or D4, or even a medium format camera.

I would take a stab that you've never actually used a 1Dx or a D4, have you? The D4 is excellent ergonomically and is a pleasure to use for an extended period of active shooting. Would I buy it for ergonomics alone? No, of course not, but it's sure nice that it's also great in that area!

I can appreciate their strengths, but don't care for these cameras for my own use.

So, in other words, no you have not.

Either way, I wouldn't want their ergonomics, size and weight, on my camera which I prefer to carry with me as much as possible (not as little as possible).

I too prefer to carry my camera as much as possible rather than as little as possible, what does that have anything to do with anything? While carrying my camera as much as possible I also get ergonomic advantages as well, although obviously not size/weight advantages compared to a MILC or even a smaller dSLR.

That there are no guarantees, explains why your simplistic ideas don't meet my points.

I think you're confused. I'm the one saying that 'it depends' whereas you're arguing the simplistic point that 'smaller is usually better than bigger'. So... try again.


I did. You should as well. It's evident you're misunderstanding.

So, you're okay with the idea that larger size doesn't guarantee better ergonomics.


I understand quite well, I'm just using current terminology to make it easier to reference things that don't exist yet. I'm using the term 'dSLR' to reference the body shape and size that we currently have in... dSLR's, not to say that a dSLR-sized camera without a mirror wouldn't be a mirrorless camera. Sheesh.

Speak in terms of form, rather than trying to demonstrate a state of denial that somehow "mirror-less" is a bad thing that it won't evolve into something with a form factor many prefer. When you admit the opposite (see below).

I'll speak in any terms I see fit. NEVER once have I said that mirrorless cameras are inherently a bad thing. Instead, I've said that right now they are a significant compromise in quite a few different way. Some day those compromises will be lessened or eliminated. Today is not that day.

You seem to have a peculiar idea of what MILC entails.

Sure don't. It's a camera without a mirror that can make use of interchangeable lenses, simple as that.

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