"Mirrorless" is the future???

Started Feb 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 9,402
Re: That should be a statement, not a question, Bob.

BobYIL wrote:

Probably true... Great masses are switching from the DSLRs to the mirrorless, however there is no reverse trend is to be observed; those who switch to the mirrorless stay with the mirrorless.

Are they, really?
The DSLR market is, afaik, still growing.

With some manufacturers exactly the same trend: I do not think that Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Leica and even Sigma will ever introduce a model with mirror again..

Let's see:

  • Fujifilm wasn't a major DSLR player - they made some notable Nikon-based DSLRs, though.

  • Panasonic had only 2 DSLRs, IIRC. Probably they targeted m4/3 from the beginning.

  • Olympus, well... their 4/3 DSLRs took quite a beating from the APS-C competition so they gave up. Which is a pity, their lenses were top-notch.

  • Samsung - they never made a DSLR; changing the Pentax label with a Samsung one doesn't count.

  • Leica - it's the king of rangefinders, right? And that doesn't have anything to do with the new mirrorless wave. Currently their DSLR is the S2, I don't expect them to abandon it anytime soon - so nope, no MILC trend here.

  • Sigma - I see the SD more like a hobby, supported by their lens sales. We could see another SD-1, regardless if the current model is a success or not. Uncertainty = no trend.

Alex S

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