Aging population = smaller cameras?

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Aging population = smaller cameras?
6 months ago

I have noticed the trend in camera makers to push the "smaller is better" line of advertising.

Now I know carrying a lot of heavy camera gear can be a pain, but when did it become  too much to bare, to carry a full size camera kit?

My alternative view is that size and weight are not so much an issue with photographers as it is another way for camera makers to sell us a new "system" therefore making all of our "old" equipment obsolete.  We then have to repurchase new gear, which is the goal.

I guess I could have made this a poll, but,

Are we getting old and so weak that we require light, tiny cameras, to enjoy photography?

Is this "smaller is better" marketing driven by the photographer or the manufacturer?

Is all of this smaller equipment the inevitable progression of technology?

Just some ideas for discussion.

Wondering what others have to say.

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Rick

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