Is this forum quietening down?

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sfa1966
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Re: Is this forum quietening down?
In reply to RPulley, 4 months ago

RPulley wrote:

At the end of the day, the shine has long since worn off digital cameras, and DSLRs even more so. Everyone has bought one or more and the state of the art in performance has flattened out to the point that there is little reason to upgrade and not much difference between brands either.

Sales are down and they will not be coming back any time soon, although emerging markets in China and India may provide some growth in the future.

Every casual photographer I know who bought a DSLR almost never brings it out of the closet any more. They have moved to a much more portable P&S, sometimes a bridge camera with a big zoom range, or they just snap facebook images and videos with a smartphone.

Almost everyone with a phone now has a camera that is "good enough" for them and which is always with them. It is a sort of Gresham's law of photography made possible by digital technology.

Spot on.

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