Two more nails in the DSLR coffin...what is left?

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bigpigbig
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Re: Always on and DR for example
In reply to PerL, 6 months ago

PerL wrote:

bigpigbig wrote:

Sure there will be naysayers.

But I really believe that the mirrorless camera will replace the DSLR (eventually).

First, the EVF will get better and better and better and better. Eventually, it will be like looking through the lens like an OVF only better. Is it there yet, no. But the X-T1 is one step closer.

.005 second lag. Surely, that looks live.

.77x view with 38 degree diagonal view.

Secondly, AF-C 8 fps predictive auto focus that works. (Well it sure appears to)

This is still one shooting demand that normally makes me grab the DSLR. I am hopeful the X-T1 really does take over this need.

So what is left...

Well, you tell me.

How long does the battery last if you leave the EVF in "always on" mode?

Good point. That will ALWAYS be an advantage for OVF.

And you have the DR issue.

That should improve with time, but is a restriction. Of course the "exposure" can be shifted in the EVF so although it can't be seen at once, it can be "slid" back and forth.

And lets see how well the AF-C works. I think this is the third or fourth time the term "the world fastest AF" is used with a new EVF based camera.

Agreed. I am optimistically hopeful. The samples Rico posted look pretty convincing.

And lets see if there is no "slide show" effect when the camera shots series at the highest speed while the processor is working with AF, exposure etc

I doubt it. This is a big roadblock. I don't know the engineering here, but this might be impossible to prevent. We'll see.

Can we please not mention FF or larger sensor. I'd really like to know what is left as an advantage for DSLR?

Also, can we please try hard to keep this civil?

Maybe even refrain from judging others opinion and just state our own.

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