Why Thom is wrong...

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Beach Bum Senior Member • Posts: 1,055

Erik Magnuson wrote:

Richard wrote:

And Mirrorless is dead. Now before you go getting emotional, ponder the logic.

1.DSLRs act like mirrorless as they are right now. [...]

2. Canikon already have EVF, on the back of the camera for live view. [...]

3. Canikon can make smaller dslrs with APS-C that will be able to compete with mirrorless [...]

None of these are arguments against mirrorless, e.g, a Digital Rebel with an EVF and hence no mirror. This is where I think Thom is making his prediction - that "soon" the mirror will be dropped for low-end EF-S and Nikon DX bodies. On the other end of the price spectrum could be a 1DHS or D5HS (High Speed) body with an EVF and extreme frame rate. What's left is to quibble over the definition of "soon" for the first model to appear (next year, two years, five years?) and how long will actual DSLRs with mirrors/optical finders be in the lineup (five years, ten years, or more?)

At this point mirrorless has no advantage and has disadvantages compared to Canikon solutions.

The difference between you and Thom is that you are thinking of mirrorless as only Fuji/Oly/Panny/Sony.

What advantage does removing the mirror from CaNikon bodies give them if they continue using the same mount? I don't believe this offers much size or weight savings. It just makes the camera cheaper and less functional, IMO. Again, you have the same flange distance, which means the bodies are still going to be large.

If they change the mount, will they have market penetration for a camera/lens system that's not compatible with their existing DSLRs?

I'm asking a serious question here. What kind of changes can they make if they remove the mirror but maintain the same mount? And what point is there in going to mirrorless if you have no major size/weight changes, aside from money savings?

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