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 11, 2013

What do enthusiat buyers do when comparing cameras?  Read reviews , examine test graphs, and compare specs.  What cameras will never win in such a comparison?  Small format ones.  Do you really think the camera that will be hailed as The Future, and ahead of its time, will be the Pentax Q?  I don't.  People will never be slavering to replace their last-year's gear with the latest new thing, when the old one produces higher quality images than the new one does.

Those who only want convenience will use their phones.  Those interested in real photography will have more interest than ever in larger formats.  Far from seeing FF die out, I see MF coming down in price and becoming more mainstream than it is now.  Once sensor technology plateaus, the only real quality differentiator for those who want something better is sensor size.

The market for interchangeable-lens camera systems is going to shrink -- no one doubts that.  We've been seeing a bubble in sales of inexpensive DSLRs, which won't last... but the result of that coming to an end isn't going to be ever smaller and cheaper cameras, but bigger and more elite ones, as many of those who supported the bottom of the market go back to solutions that don't use interchangeable lenses.

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