D800 - a dying species

Started Feb 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
MM1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,504
Re: D800 - a dying species

Michel Savage wrote:

With the D800, we have reached the apex of DSLR, and from there, the DSLR species will be slowly dying.

Why?

The camera of the future is full frame, mirrorless, uses live view instead of a viewfinder, has an articulated screen, is very very small, highly portabgle and discrete, as an ISO of 12 800 equivalent to ISO 50 in terms of noise.

It may possibly have a 2.8 21-200 zoom (or whatever) that perfectly matches its 30-35 MP sensor.

Big, heavy through the lens cameras are inherited from the film days.

I guess that zoom of yours would be still heavy and big because you specified a FF sensor for it, no matter that you got rid of the mirrorbox.

Getting rid of the mirrorbox will only help you to create smaller wide angle lenses, because you don't need to implement the retrofocus.

But the xx-200/2.8 zoom would be as big as L of today, on your mirrorless FF camera of future.

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Cheers,
Martin

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