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

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

Edwaste wrote:

In that case, this original question is plain pointless. When Olympus and Panasonic announced the 4:3 standard, every "expert" was predicting that standard would die in just a few years. Those experts included the writers at Luminous Landscape, and just about every Nikon and Canon fan.

Oly/Pani have defied logic. They have yet to turn a profit.  By any rational measure, MFT IS a failure.

Fast forward to today, Nikon is putting out a mirrorless system camera with even a smaller sensor than the 4:3 standard. Canon has it's own mirrorless system that's not doing so well.

So what i am trying to say is NO ONE can really tell what's going to happen in five years.

But I don't spend my money on a system that never innovates, just puts out something with a high profit margin, and never takes a risk. I'll spend my money with the manufacturers that can dream up new ideas...even it it means a profit loss.

if people spent their money on cameras like they do on computers...Olympus, Sony and the others would be sitting pretty like Apple is now.

Who cares if a system is "innovative"? MFT has its perks and advantages, but it is far from some super innovative high value platform that is head and shoulders above the competition. MFT isn't any better or worse than NEX or even "boring" CaNikon DSLRs. At the end of the day all that matters is whether or not the camera takes pictures, is reliable and delivers good value to its customers... things MFT cameras don't do significantly better or worse than their competition.

I'd rather have a "boring" camera from a company I know will be around to continue to update and support the platform than a company like Oly/Pani that shoots for the moon, only to yield average cameras and put their future in perpetual jeopardy

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