Who will switch from a FF DSLR to FF mirrorless?

Started Aug 24, 2013 | Polls thread
Neil Schofield Contributing Member • Posts: 530
Re: Point of mirror less systems

bobn2 wrote:

NeilSDPR wrote:

My take is that there are two main reasons for a mirror less system, namely a smaller body and no mirror mechanism

I would like Canon to develop a FF mirror less in a G series type body with an inbuilt zoom lens which is capable of quick AF and 10 frames per second

You can discuss the quality of detachable lenses until the cows come home, but a mirror less system is never going to match the best EF and Zeiss E glass, without actually using those lenses

Mirror less should be portable and light either on a belt or in a coat pocket, currently the G1X is the closest Canon has to that with a zoom range, its just needs to up the sensor size, try and make it smaller with a decent zoom, and get rid of the video function so as not to canabalise any of its other products, and concentrate on a stills camera for a change

Once its done that then it can concentrate on production of detachable lens systems which at best are going to be somewhat larger than the G series

Oh and a remote trigger jack would be just fine, the one that was left out of the M series will do

And whilst they are at it, Canon should check out the Richard Franiec products for some good ideas on how to hold and shoot with one hand, no £3k bars of soap please

So, what you are advocating is something a bit like this:

Quite compact, less so when zoomed

Nice and compact and full-frame. One problem, though - the lens is a 37-155/4.8-11. That means that it's doing exactly the same job as a 23-97/3.0-6.8 with an APS-C sensor or a 13-57/1.8-4 on a Nikon 1/RX100 sensor. Both those lens/sensor combinations will be smaller and cheaper to make, and will do the same job, so the FF version would be oversize and over price in relation to the output it actually gave.

Aso, with respect to 'but a mirror less system is never going to match the best EF and Zeiss E glass, without actually using those lenses', you could tell that to Leica owners who can mount Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses on their cameras, all of which are up to the quality of the best EF and Zeiss E glass.

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I sincerely hope that Canon has moved on since 2002, but who knows, we could get another bar of soap, and I am not expecting anything with telephoto capability

G1x styling will do nicely thank you

I could have included Leica, and Voigtlander glass as well as Nikon, but I have no experience of them, however my point was that smaller detachable lenses are unlikely to reach the IQ levels of what is currently available for all DSLRs today

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