D800 - a dying species

Started Feb 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
migus Contributing Member • Posts: 686
Re: D800 - a dying species

In their turpor, Canon and Nikon are slowly focusing on this 'trend'... some vague nervous signals (threat!) are starting the long journey thru the dinosaurian bodies overfed on profits from the high-margin 50+ year SLR fodder.

First Canikon reactions: An oversized 550gr. PS, aka G1X; an over-pixelled 2-pounder D800 vying to compete 5D2 in the video apps. Both a tour-de-force in their class, with dream features of just 2-3 yrs ago. Both irrelevant in the larger picture, i dare say - despite their predictably good sales in the short term.

Other reactions? New internal roadmaps, executive changes, market stalling attempts (controlled leaks, new lenses hinting at great upcoming bodies etc.).

Don't take me wrong: I love the SLR and its OVF, more than everything else. I don't these worthy tried&true designs to die. I'm waiting since years w/ a hefty budget on standby for a Rebel-sized FF, w/ innovative mirror designs (cut in half) to reduce the package by 40-60%, w/o conflicting w/ the 'law of physics'. Till then i'll always have PS and CSC w/ me. Big SLRs and their lenses are left home, or mounted on CSC adapters. Mitch

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