Who's FF system will be in the best shape 5 years from now?

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Chris Dodkin
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Re: Who's FF system will be in the best shape 5 years from now?
In reply to Graham Hill, 8 months ago

Again - you miss the point...

At this point in the curve, it's highly unlikely that any one manufacturer would be selling sufficient volume of product to cover the extensive R&D costs to get that product to market.

That only comes with later mass adoption.

This is understood by the manufacturers, and they play a long game in order to break into a new market segment.

There are many many reasons why mirror-less will supersede DSLRs - but there's one overriding reason which drives every manufacturer to look at mirror-less as the future for their camera lines.

They are simpler and cheaper to mass-produce

That's because they have fewer moving parts, and less complex mechanics.

The only reason prices for mirror-less cameras are high today, is to cover for the R&D costs.

Manufacturing costs are lower, and overtime, prices of mirrorless cameras will drop to lower levels than even entry-level DSLRs.

This reason alone will promote mirror-less over DSLR.

Add in the multitude of other advantages for the photographer, and DSLR is destined for a declining and increasingly niche market.

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