Bottom Falls Out Of SD1 Merrill Prices

Started Oct 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Bottom Falls Out Of SD1 Merrill Prices
In reply to Truman Prevatt, Oct 9, 2013

Truman Prevatt wrote:

On the Canon rumors site there is a mention of sigma announcing a mirror less system. That makes a lot more sense than a new sensor. It would be a small step to replace the DPX with a mirror-less camera system.

Time will tell.

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Unless they can come up with a FF sensor this seems the best route to me.

The problem the SD1 has had is IMHO that it simply doesn't offer much of a cost/size saving over a FF DSLR, yes getting FF performance at low ISO from an ASPC sensor is impressive but the advantages are limated. I can see the reason Sigma went in that direction, most higher end ASPC DSLR users don't seem to want very small bodies, they want bodies of a similar size to that which can be achieved on FF with the likes of the D600 and 6D.

Mirrorless for me is clearly different, not because I don't expect Sony and potentially others to make a small FF body but that such a body is clearly going to have to be more prone to being unbalanced its lenses. Just look at what Sony is rumoured to be offering, a 28-70mm 3.5 - 5.6 kit zoom, a 35mm F f/2.8 prime and then a "luxury" 24-70mm Zeiss F/4 zoom(god knows how much that'll cost), all that to me clearly says that lens size is holding back the system.

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