The Economist article on mirrorless cameras

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Re: The Economist article on mirrorless cameras
In reply to Digital Nigel, 6 months ago

Digital Nigel wrote:

The latest issue of The Economist business magazine has an article on mirrorless cameras:

http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21603182-photography-mirrorless-digital-camera-aimed-people-who-want-take-more

It's quite well-informed, though it probably doesn't cover anything that we don't know here. Sony does get a mention, but it's not about any one manufacturer. It covers developments like hybrid focusing and growing sensor sizes, but some people here may be unhappy with the last sentence of the article. This is the last para:

"As for sensor size, mirrorless cameras started off using mostly the Micro Four Thirds format, with an area 30% less than the standard APS-C sensor used in DSLR cameras, but nine times greater than those in compact cameras and smartphones. While Panasonic and Olympus have stuck with Micro Four Thirds, most of the other mirrorless makers have now migrated to the bigger APS-C. Sony and Leica now sell mirrorless cameras with a full-frame sensor (ie, the size of old 35mm film). Canon and Nikon have put a toe into the mirrorless market with some products. But unless they embrace the technology wholeheartedly, the big innovation in photography is likely to remain stuck in a niche."

Pretty good for a mass-market article. Obviously we know Sony and Fuji did not "migrate" to APS-C. Every maker (except Nikon) just kept using what they were already using.

And I agree with the others that eventually mirrorless will dominate even if Canon and Nikon continue to blow it.

And any segment with appx 50% market share in Asia is not "niche". Provincial thinking.

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