Who's FF system will be in the best shape 5 years from now?

Started Nov 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Beachcomber Joe Contributing Member • Posts: 924
Re: Who's FF system will be in the best shape 5 years from now?

Edwaste wrote:

Willing to purchase? Every day I see more forum threads starting with the same question, which camera should i buy? Most people really don't know what to buy. They are willing to take the advice from total strangers to help make that decision. So when most consumers buy a camera, do they make an educated decision? Or do they go by the recommendation from someone else, or a clever ad campaign featuring some celebrity?

You just answered your own question. Consumers research before purchasing. They seek out Internet forums, consumer magazines, friends, knowledgeable sales people and other sources for information. According to you more and more potential buyers are doing so - not exactly uninformed sheep.

Huge sales figures does not always mean a product is good. It just appeals to the lowest common denominator. That why McDonalds sells billions of hamburgers. Cheap, accessible, inoffensive and safe.

The question posed by the OP was who will be in the best shape in 5 years. That would be those actually selling product and making a profit. Sales figures do matter.

A full frame 38 megapixel camera that can use any lens originally designed for a 35mm SLR, such as Nikon, Canon, Olympus, etc. is a huge innovation. Things are going to change a lot.

Besides the dozen or so people in this forum to whom exactly does this matter? A handful of hobbyists may want to adapt their prize lenses. If they are lucky the results of mating a pre-digital era lens to a digital sensor won't be too disappointing.

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