Canikon another dinosaur?

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canikon another dinosaur?

One has to make distinction between size and technology.

What m43 and other mirrorless brings to the table is small size - a very needed and welcome trend shift. But the technology behind it - smaller sensor, EVF and CDAF - is for many a downside - not an advantage.

If Canon/Nikon adapts to the demand to smaller size by making an effort to really shrink the DSLRs to the size of the compact SLRs of the 70s and 80s, they have a good answer. I got a feeling that Pentax will be the first to step into this segment with their first FF camera. This is an opportunity reminding of the Olympus OM-1 introduction.

As for m43 to completly replace Nikon and Canon in 7-10 years: You wont see the exotic super lenses that would be needed in the professional arena. Producing super teles for a non existing market is a risky business - ask Olympus how many of the 300 2.8 lenses they sold for 4/3. It takes even Canon and Nikon years to complete their line ups - and they have a market. Look at the time it took for Canon to counter the 200-400 f4 lens from Nikon, and look at the price for the lens.

novaoz wrote:

Interesting article on MFT and why it will outlast Canon & Nikon, some of his argument is sound

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