Camera industry in crisis? Thought provoking article.

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
jrkliny Veteran Member • Posts: 3,684
Re: Camera industry in crisis? Thought provoking article.

IMO, there are two very important issues. Cellphone cameras has gotten pretty good and continue to improve at a rapid rate. The dedicated point and shoot cameras just don't offer that much more capabiltiy. Secondly, DSLR improvements have been very slow. Canon has been stuck around 24 Mp for full frame cameras and about 18 Mp for APS-C cameras. Five years ago cameras like the 7D were really very impressive, but there is still no replacement. Sure megapixels is only one measure of sensor performance and is meaningless for some photographers (not me). Unfortunately Canon has also failed to improve dynamic range and high ISO noise. Canon is probably the worst example of stagnation in DSLR development, but the other manufacturers are barely ahead or also failing to advance. I expected to upgrade my camera body after 2-3 years but there has been no reason to do so. I should be on my second upgrade by now. There are only so many new DSLR users. Manufacturers need to make improvements to sell upgrades.

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