D800 - a dying species

Started Feb 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
AngryJeffrey Junior Member • Posts: 25
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.

Nonsense. And a fundamental loss of grip on consumer psychology.

There will be a market for the small, mirrorless bodies, no doubt. But to think the dSLR market will dry up as a result? Not a chance.

Each appeals to a different segment and/or individual need. Aside from the obvious physical balancing issues involved with a large lens and a tiny body, there is a psychological component to holding something like a dSLR that is appealing. Its size and functionality convey complexity and professionalism. Holding a mirrorless rectangle, regardless of it's capabilities, still feels quite amateurish. Superficial as that may be, it is a driving force in the market.

And let's not forget analog controls. A touch screen LCD and a few small buttons are fine for vacation snapshots. But that isn't so satisfying (or accommodating) when you want to get serious.

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