History & Future of the dSLR

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Photo Pete Veteran Member • Posts: 3,622
Re: History & Future of the dSLR

You've received some harsh responses here, many of them well-deserved, but I don't feel the need to add any more of the kind.

The problem with the future of the DSLR, as I see it, is that the current generation is already so good. Most of us don't really need anything better than what we already have. There will be improvements, even vast improvements, but most of us don't need them.

I used to be in love with my D100. It was a wonderful camera at the time and it produced images that I still love. But all the time I was aware that I would eventually get something better. The same could be said about the D200 and D300.

Now, with the D800E, it's different. I finally feel at home. I will never need any better camera. I would possibly consider spending more money if I could get the same qualitity in a smaller form factor, perhaps a mirrorless FX camera with an electronic shutter (totally quiet and free from vibrations). If not, I will stay with my D800E.


Never say never!

Plenoptic focus independent cameras?
A compact liquid lens to cover all focal lengths in one small wide aperture package?
Black silicon high sensitivity sensors?
ISO independent dynamic range?
High speed frame rates permitting post capture shutter speed choice?
etc etc

We are only just scraping the surface of image making technology. The D800 will not survive the test of time any more than any other camera has done. It will always take excellent images... you just won't want to use it!

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