Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.

Started Oct 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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What is so innovative about removing the mirror and pentaprism...
In reply to jidery, Nov 1, 2013

What is so innovative about removing the mirror and pentaprism from camera and replacing it with crappy EVFs, something that video cameras have had for years?

Mirrorless fans love to talk about this removal of the OVF, one of the features that makes SLRs great, as some kind of impressive innovation when in actuality all they have done is replaced bright, crystal clear OVFs with significantly worse  Electronic VFs a la camcorders all to make cameras a bit smaller. Smaller for who? In the 21st century, have hands gotten smaller and have people gotten weaker?

The first professional SLR system camera was the Nikon F, the first professional DSLR was the Nikon D1, and the first DSLR with video was the D90.  And nobody except for Canon has come anywhere close to creating as complete an SLR system as Nikon.  All this talk about innovation with mirrorless cameras is laughable in the context of all Canikon have achieved.

Throughout the history of photography well into the digital age, Canikon are two of the most successful companies often because of their huge innovations in cameras, optics, and flash technology.

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