"Mirrorless" is the future???

Started Feb 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Bart Hickman Veteran Member • Posts: 7,256
Mirrorless is a good example of disruptive technology

All disruptive technologies start life technically inferior to the thing they will replace. At the moment, most mirrorless systems have performance disadvantages (contrast detect AF and poor dynamic range on the EVF).

However, the contrast detect AF will eventually get fast enough to be good enough for almost every use, even for tracking moving objects. Either that or everybody will use the in-sensor phase detect AF (which actually appears to be more promising from what I've seen.) Either way, the AF problem is solvable.

And they'll eventually solve the DR issue of the EVF (or, if they don't, it'll be good enough for almost every use case and there will be inventive workarounds for situations where it was a problem.)

The established players (Nikon/Canon) often have a hard time moving to the new technology. Canon hasn't done anything yet. Nikon has a compact mirrorless system. I think it's only a matter of time before Canon and Nikon start making mirrorless bodies for their APS-C systems.



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