Time is running out for Samsung, Sony, and other mirrorless camera makers

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
DtEW Senior Member • Posts: 2,719
Re: Time is running out for Samsung, Sony, and other mirrorless camera makers

Article is bunk.

The primary effect of the EOS-b will be to stop the hemorrhage of Canon dSLR users into mirrorless of any type when they want a smaller option to their existing body, or a supplement to their existing full-size body. Like my girlfriend and her 5D MKII.

It's not a cheap proposition to get into a whole new lens system, and the existence of the EOS-b will make the leap to a parallel system that much harder for an existing Canon user. This is why it's priced as it is; just enough to make it hard to go into a mirrorless system to invest in a whole new set of lenses... but not all that enticing for somebody starting anew, given its lens-mount dictated size limits, compromised ergonomics, low-end features (4fps, for example), and the true elephant in the room: Canon's lagging sensor technology.

I think it's (finally) a smart move for Canon after the EOS-M fiasco. But it's hardly going to be the earth-shaker Hogan paints it to be. This article does more to reveal Hogan's biases than anything else.

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