Prepare yourselves for a new landscape

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Prepare yourselves for a new landscape
In reply to meland, Nov 10, 2013

meland wrote:

May I make a prediction? Many of you are not going to like it, but before you throw your toys out of the pram please hear me out.

In ten or fifteen years (the exact time span is not the main point of this prediction) mainstream enthusiast photography may have gone small format. Forget full frame. Forget APS-C. Forget M4/3. These may all be then regarded as medium format and as such only the province of a few professionals and quality fetishists.

The manufacturers are already come to the realisation that tinkering at the edges with the formats we have today no longer produces sufficient sales to support the market. The debate about mirrorless v DSLR will have long gone.

They (the manufacturers) will have realised that what the markets really want is not ultimate image quality but small and convenient products.

You could have stopped here. Nothing new, a least for the last century. The masses have always preferred small camera to  ultimate quality.  That will never change. There will always be a market for quality of different levels. For now my level is DX. It will never be 8X10. It might be FX in the future. It will never be iPhone unless I give up photography as a hobby.

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