Prepare yourselves for a new landscape

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lawrence W
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Re: Prepare yourselves for a new landscape
In reply to meland, Nov 12, 2013

From smartphones to FF, and lots of others in between, all serve a purpose.

If you plot IQ on one axis, and Convenience on another, and track them over time, you will see the gap is closing. Smartphones can take better and better pictures everyday, and is definitely the most used format, marginalised simple P&S cameras, as we normally have phones with us on any occasion. For many who frequents FB and Twitters, this is THE format.

Meanwhile, FF's are getting smaller and more affordable. FF's and APS-C are all selling well in the US, as folks with bigger hands do not find smaller cameras being attractive.

Mirrorless is  making huge progress in IQ, and have attracted some casual P&S users as well as some DSLR photographers. This format seems to be a nice compromise.

Whatever trumps in the future remains to be seen. But I am pretty sure there is still enough market for different formats to survive, from smartphones to pro cameras.

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