TThe dslr type - where now?

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Tom Caldwell
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TThe dslr type - where now?
May 18, 2013

Back to one of my old hobby horses.  How long has the dslr type got?

Quite a while as long as there are dyed in the wool dslr enthusiasts about.  But we might wonder when a local electronics goods store (part of a large chain) is offering a Canon 600D in twin IS lens kit for AUD$799.  This is less than the expected launch price of the GR in Australia.  (No comparison of course).  Just a little further down the page the 1" sensor Sony RX100 "all-in-one" is advertised at AUD$688 (reduced).  Only $111 less than the twin lens kit aps-c Canon.

So when the slr camera was getting rocky the entry level bodies got very cheap even if the lenses remained expensive (other than kit-lenses attached).

Looking at what the GR can do we might think that it has come to the stage where a good compact-format aps-c camera can now match the performance of dlsr with a similar size sensor.

Where now the mirror box when entry level dslr's are no longer of appeal to new-camera users to the expent that they have to be cheaper to be bought?

Nikon, Canon, (Pentax): "Houston, do we have a problem?"

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Tom Caldwell

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