Mirrorless Spanked at 2014 World Press Photo Comp.

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Graham Hill
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Mirrorless Spanked at 2014 World Press Photo Comp.
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A near total wipeout for Mirrorless.   How is that possible when they are (allegedly) taking over the photographic world now?

Mirrorless cameras arent even a rounding error in this world wide press photography competition.

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it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

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That analysis relates to use by press photographers, not the man and woman in the street.

Charlie

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rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

Jets replaced propellers because of improved speed, and performance. Mirrorless has yet to do that. Don't hold your breath.

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fotolopithecus wrote:

rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

Jets replaced propellers because of improved speed, and performance. Mirrorless has yet to do that. Don't hold your breath.

That time is coming sooner than you think.

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rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

Data doesnt influence your life much does it?

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Not just at the 2014 World Press Photo Comp.
In reply to Charles Wass, 7 months ago

Charles Wass wrote:

That analysis relates to use by press photographers, not the man and woman in the street.

Charlie

In America it is a small percentage, and it is in decline

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Sample size is kinda microscopic
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If those numbers are the number of users for each camera that means this sample size is just 55. That's a long, long, long, long, long way from being representative of the billions of people on the planet.

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EthanP99 wrote:

fotolopithecus wrote:

rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

Jets replaced propellers because of improved speed, and performance. Mirrorless has yet to do that. Don't hold your breath.

That time is coming sooner than you think.

What performance parameter has even the remote chance of surpassing a DSLR?

The only one possibly is on sensor AF against flappy mirror and FPS because of flappy mirror.  DSLR will go to live view and have the same technology on chip AF because it can push the flappy mirror out of the way. But DSLR still has an optical viewfinder as well as a digital one? What advantage could mirrorless have. It will always be lacking, lacking the option to see what is coming through the lens with no pixels, delay. Or it will do the same thing mirrorless does by pushing the mirror out of the way. Once you understand that, you will understand why the decrease in sales of mirrorless in the US.

US buyers are willing to carry around a little extra weight (the majority of them) to have a superior camera.

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fotolopithecus wrote:

rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

Jets replaced propellers because of improved speed, and performance. Mirrorless has yet to do that. Don't hold your breath.

You are late in the party...try reading news once a while...

Sony A6000 Mirrorless camera

"There's a brand-new 24.3-megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor paired with a BIONZ X processor at the core, enabling what Sony's calling the "world's fastest autofocus." We're talking lag of just 0.06 second, thanks to the 179 phase-detect and 25 contrast-detect AF points. You also get 11 fps continuous shooting with tracking AF."

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Richard wrote:

Charles Wass wrote:

That analysis relates to use by press photographers, not the man and woman in the street.

Charlie

In America it is a small percentage, and it is in decline

Source?

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Historic dData is backward looking.  Nobody knows the future.  Good example is the demise of compacts due to Smartphone cameras.  Camera makers didn't see this coming in 2008 when the first iPhone came along did they?

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Heaven is for real wrote:

Richard wrote:

Charles Wass wrote:

That analysis relates to use by press photographers, not the man and woman in the street.

Charlie

In America it is a small percentage, and it is in decline

Source?

Go dig through all the past posts on this subject. You will find all the evidence you need.

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I bet they use laptops and blackberries too. :)
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Laptops, Blackberries and DSLRs.  All very useful.

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Cell Phones Spanked at 2014 World Press Photo Comp.
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Graham Hill wrote:

A near total wipeout for Mirrorless. How is that possible when they are (allegedly) taking over the photographic world now?

Obviously, reports of cell phones impacting the camera market are overblown as well. Thanks for this brilliant discovery !

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Heaven is for real wrote:

You are late in the party...try reading news once a while...

Wait until someone besides Sony calls it the worlds fastest autofocus. Then it will be news. Until then, it's just a press release.

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Historic dData is backward looking.  Nobody knows the future.  Good example is the demise of compacts due to Smartphone cameras.  Camera makers didn't see this coming in 2008 when the first iPhone came along did they?

+1!!

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rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

I thought the mirrorless fanboys were propeller heads.:-D

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I suspect a similar chart from 2002 would have had a 2% slice for digital cameras and there would be some fool loudly proclaiming that "digital got spanked."

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Jim Salvas wrote:

I suspect a similar chart from 2002 would have had a 2% slice for digital cameras and there would be some fool loudly proclaiming that "digital got spanked."

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Your analogy fails completely.

Digital had a steady level of growth over film once it became affordable.  There was NO stopping digital.  That was transparent to anyone but the clueless.

Mirrorless has sputtered, coughed, wheezed, and stalled after its early adoption.  By any metric available mirrorless is in decline faster than the SLR market.  By ANY metric available, mirrorless is losing their manufacturers tens of millions of dollars every quarter.  We are all STILL waiting for a single, solitary mirrorless maker to post $1 in profit.  Just a single $1.

Year after year after year after year, mirrorless cameras lose millions upon millions of dollars.

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