Why Thom is wrong...

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Richard OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,858
Re: Waiting for Canikon to produce a FF normal sized dSLR!

Mike_PEAT wrote:

Both Canon and Nikon used to produce FF (35mm/135 format) SLRs that are close in size to the E-M5.

I don't think that will happen, there is something called ergonomics and balance. You don't make things large or small for no reason, you make it so if fits your hands and balances and is comfortable within the design spec of the camera and lens.

If they want to compete, why don't they reproduce this with their FF (NOT APS) dSLRs?

Because APS-C will be able to get close in size but also offer a migration path to FF (Canon users would have to buy FF lenses to migrate, Nikon would not have to.

If Canikon users are abanding their big, bulky,

They aren't, I know I am not, Oly does not produce a product I want.

heavy dSLRs for the Olympus E-M5, surely the answer is for Canikon to return to making normal sized cameras again like they used to when they made film SLRs!

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