Two more nails in the DSLR coffin...what is left?

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP bigpigbig Senior Member • Posts: 1,738
Re: No, because it was not the subject of discussion in this thread

brooklyn geezer wrote:

I thought the question was .."what is left" to take over from DSLR. How is mentioning the lack of proper tethering support not relevant to subject of discussion?

a) I think for one tethering will need to be supported. Im not sure why this is not the case for mirrorless systems. I would like to see it.

The other items holding me back have been mentioned over and over

b) larger sensor (ff) equals larger prints. in time mirrorless will catch up but for now seems not. with the exception of sony's ff mirror less I would think. To frame a question to omit a weakness is fair enough, but it's still an item that is left.

c) auto focus speed

I may take the dive into Fuji..but those items leftover from a DSLR are what make me hesitate.

It is an excellent reply.

a) Tethering is still something that (as far as I know) is not available to mirrorless cameras. I use it almost everyday for demonstrating ideas to my students, shooting macro stacks and shooting portraits in the studio.

b) I don't believe this is a sensor size issue. Eventually, APS-C will have a 36mp sensor that produces A2 prints equivalent of today's D800e. Will the future D900e 54mp camera produce even bigger prints? Of course, but at some point, you'd agree, enough is enough. No?

c) It is getting closer every day. Mirrorless AF accuracy will surpass the DSLR. The fact that AF even works in a DSLR is amazing. The tolerances for a second AF sensor and moving mirror will reach a limit. AF of the sensor itself seems to make more sense.

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