Why DX mirrorless will replace FX DSLR (for most photographers)

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Why DX mirrorless will replace FX DSLR (for most photographers)
Nov 3, 2013

OK, these are just my opinions.  Tar and feather me if you wish.

1) Sensors are getting so good, the "quality" of images at the viewing or print sizes most used is insignificant.  End of the NEED for FX except a very small percentage of photogs.

2) High fps is better with mirrorless.  Electricity is faster than a flipping mirror.  Fast, accurate focus depends on the mirror being in the "down" position.  Only then can the camera focus accurately, that is, as accurately as it is capably adjusted for.  In each second, this position is shorter than the interval between frames with a mirrorless camera, giving the mirrorless camera more total time to acquire focus or track a target.  Soon, with better sensors such as the one in a Nikon V2, and more powerful processors, fps with accurate focus and tracking will be 3X what the fastest DSLR would be capable of.  The end of the need for D4 style action cameras.

3) Lighter and smaller is better for many.  For those who want bigger, you can have it.  Panny GH3 vs GH2 as an example.  The camera body can/will be sized to satisfy.  The smaller, lighter glass will be welcomed by 99.98% of users.

4) Telephoto users will exalt in the 1.5x factor over FX (as they already do.)

5) Adapters will keep one's legacy glass useful and valuable....unlike the move from DX to FX where one must use the crop mode and lose the mpx advantage, or invest in expensive replacement lenses.

6) Modern EVFs are improving and will continue to improve.  New recruits to photography comparing all the benefits of EVF vs. OVF will look at OVF the way people today compare older CRT TVs to modern HD LED TVs.

7) Video is becoming more and more important in today's cameras, whether some accept that or not.  Mirrorless just does a better job of it than DSLR.  (Sorry, but it's true.)

8) And, finally, as organizations come to realize the quiet operation of the newer cameras, political/news/public forums will forbid the noise and distraction caused by hordes of newsmen firing continuous bursts from their clacking DSLRs thus forcing wholesale migration away from those cameras.!  (Well, maybe not, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to hear someone interviewed live without the machine-gun sounds of cameras nearly drowning out their voices??)

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