When will the mirror die?

Started Jan 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
karl eller
karl eller Regular Member • Posts: 324
Re: When will the mirror die?
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I give it probably 5-10 years. As on-sensor Phase Detect AF (and even Contrast Detect AF) and electronic viewfinders improve, they will start eroding away at the primary advantages of an SLR, and you'll start seeing manufacturers move away from those annoying flappy mirrors, especially in the consumer market.

Body style might not change a whole lot (Current body layouts have a lot of room for handy physical buttons), but I expect most SLRs to be phased out and become a fairly niche product (high-end sports/action photography and the like) where it might still hold a very slight edge in AF speed.

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