Bottom Falls Out Of SD1 Merrill Prices

Started Oct 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Trevor G
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Re: Wrong Replacement
In reply to Kendall Helmstetter Gelner, Oct 10, 2013

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:

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.

The DP cameras are already mirrorless.

So why would a mirrorless camera "replace them"?

Perhaps something was meant to be understood - when we use the term "mirrorless" we normally interpolate the words "interchangeable lens".

I have a feeling that is what Truman meant, especially since he also used the word "system" which suggests somewhat more than the DP 1, 2 and 3 series.

Instead it seems way more likely to me that a mirrorless system would potentially replace the system with... a mirror.

No - it would replace what we have now, a large-bodied, large lens APS-C sensor DSLR with a compact, DP-size APS-C sensor system which uses interchangeable lenses of an appropriate size and configuration.

Sigma would sell a lot of DP size interchangeable lens bodies, even if they just used 3 primes of the existing lenses.

So basically an SD-1 with live view, and possibly not a mirror.  But with the SA mount.

That's an entirely different thing which is hardly going to be a compact camera system, as mirrorless in its most successful form has evolved to be.

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