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

Started Nov 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chris Dodkin
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Re: Who's FF system will be in the best shape 5 years from now?

It's interesting that you end your post, trying to imply that the 'mirrorless crowd' have some sort of religious dedication to their technology.

Just reading your replies, the language, the tone, the denial of facts - would indicate that it is you who are the zealot.

With the two largest manufacturers - Canon and Nikon, producing lack-luster mirror-less models - and continuing to spend 99.99% of their marketing budgets promoting their cash-cow DSLR models and associated lenses - it's going to take time to cross the adoption gap and get to mass uptake.

If you look at the Japanese market, where early adoption is more of a culture, mirror-less sales are up 16.8% this year - against drastically declining sales in compact and DSLR models.

There is no point denying that mirror-less models are less complex mechanically, and are cheaper to produce - that's fact.

Your attempted point around mechanical items not failing is pure fantasy.

Your lack of knowledge of R&D costs, or just plain denial of the facts, sheds a light on your own motivations, and/or lack of understanding of the technology.

In a declining camera market, where the low end is now satisfied with smartphone cameras, and the pressure is on to produce higher returns from declining sales - the cheaper mirror-less models will provide an answer for manufacturers.

The issue, for Canon and Nikon, is how to move to that position, without killing-off your cash-cow lens sales.

In the mean-time - the other manufacturers are doing all the heavy lifting, developing the technology and building the market awareness.

It all takes time - banging-on about the financial state of the camera business only adds fuel to the fire as to why you'd want to move to higher margin mirror-less models.

As Canon and Nikon will discover - If you're standing still, you are also going backwards.

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