Who will abandon mirrorless first?

Started Mar 10, 2014 | Polls thread
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EinsteinsGhost
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Re: Who will abandon mirrorless first?

David Hull wrote:

I am not convinced. Do you think it is cheaper to include a flip-up mirror, the little motor that drives it and the pentaprisim than the display, driver SoC etc. for the electronic approach? I am guessing not, mechanical stuff is really cheap particularly when it has been optimized for years.

Mechanical stuff will cost more as it also requires assembly. Removing those parts themselves is a cost saving.

Another may be that the established players like Canon and Nikon are keeping up by flooding the market at low end, cheap kits to get people to buy into their system and hope they will hang onto it. It should be helping for now.

Do you think that CaNikon are loosing money on these? If not, then the least expensive DSLR that doesn't use a penta-mirror is probably indicative of what it really costs to take the OVF approach in a camera.

Even if they don't lose or make money, they work as tools to get customer base.

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