Why Thom is wrong...

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Why OP is fundamentally wrong...
In reply to Richard, Sep 26, 2013

I don't want to enumerate the wrong assertions in the OP post, it's been already done in many replies. I only want to point out one trend that technological advancements demonstrated through the last several decades. Namely, the silicon drives out metal (glass, etc.), or you can say, digital drives out analog. In this case the mirror box is analog device from the past, and mirrorless design moves that analog functionality to silicon. Apart from all the other limitations and deficiencies of mirror that were listed, that is one reason sufficient to cause mirror box death. Any mechanical part of the camera that can be unloaded to silicon will inevitably go away. Another technological tendency is reducing the number of chips, so more and more functionality is moving to a single die. That will mean that we'll eventually see a camera on a chip, where (almost) everything is implemented in a single chip.

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