Trad dSLR - finally, the beginning of the end?

Started Sep 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 8,686
Re: Its hard to make predictions - especially about the future!

paulkienitz wrote:

Alex Sarbu wrote:

PhotoHawk wrote:

I think if you bet on whether most cameras would be EVF or OVF in 10 years I know where I'd bet.

I have a better prediction: in 10 years most ILCs will not have a viewfinder, and people will accept that because they won't know better.

EVFs are moving down into cheaper mirrorless models. So I'll bet the other way.

Don't underestimate the race to the bottom prices

Olympus is barely making EVF-equipped MILCs, and while a DSLR must by definition have a viewfinder - even the cheapest have one - that's obviously not true for MILCs.

I think in ten years the established inertia of C and N lens investments will keep DSLRs still a big part of the market, like at least a third. The old systems might finally wither away in the ten years after that. By that time, today's new mirrorless mounts could be looking obsolete -- people could be using HUD viewfinders and lens-sensor modules.

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