Olympus still hopeful. Is MILC a serious alternative for DSLR?

Started Jan 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ontario Gone
Ontario Gone Veteran Member • Posts: 4,183
Re: Not sure what your point is?

HappyVan wrote:

Jim Salvas wrote:

Yes, and in 1984 PC columnists were saying the mouse was the reason the Macintosh would fail. After all, it had such a small share of the market.

As I recall, PC eventually annihilated Mac because Apple stuck to a premium price policy and limited add-on.

With the return of Steve Jobs, Mac was resurrected as HIP. But, Apple's current prominence is based on their mobile communication devices. Currently, PC is still the overwhelming favourite for desktop computing.

Gotta remember that most startups fail rather quickly. To demonstrate success, startups must maintain momentum and get to the point where they can go toe-to-toe with the industry biggies.

My point is that MILC has not achieved success against either compact cameras or DSLR. The question is why?


Lets not confuse brands with formats though. Apple vs IBM is not the same as reflex vs mirrorless. What if Nikon and Canon unveiled a brand new mirrorless to replace their DSLR lines, tomorrow, and never made another DSLR. Then what?

I think the problem is some people, maybe you, are in support for a particular brand and that brand just happens to be pure. So you think you are supporting a format, since Canikon is very much a pure DSLR segment, but you have mistaken a brand for a format. This isn't about going from apple to IBM, it's about going from pencils to computers. This is beyond a brand, and all brands will eventually succumb to mirrorless. Canon Nikon and Pentax just happen to be taking longer than the rest.

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