Declining MFT/mirrorless camera sales?

Started Jan 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lab D Veteran Member • Posts: 6,938
The mirror is a "dead man walking"

topstuff wrote:

DSLR's will remain for enthusiasts who want specialisms like long lenses and shooting birds and sport.

Every manufacturer including Nikon and Canon is putting most of their R&D money in to getting rid of the mirror.   Canon and Nikon both now have decent PDAF sensors and we will see more in the future.

Their dilemma is what to with that giant registration distance needed for a flapping mirror.   Do they leave it and keep their cameras larger than they need to be?  Do they stick with lenses made for those mounts?  Or do they start making smaller lenses with a different mount like Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung and Fuji already starting years ago?

Remember the goals of mirrorless that are impossible for DSLRs (unless they flip up the mirror rendering it useless and disable the VF):  A global shutter which means no more mechanical shutter needed, a perfectly silent shutter, extremely high FPS shooting (60+), focal points of any size across the whole frame, any kind of video, and so much more.

Before anyone tries to put words in my mouth, I never said DSLRs are going away next year or in 5 years, but the writing is on the wall and just like buttons on phones, walkmans, and typewiters, a newer/better technology is going to replace them.

btw, 99.99% cameras sold today are mirrorless.  Did you really think that camera in your phone had a mirror????

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