Why did you choose mirrorless ?

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Re: Why did you choose mirrorless ?
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New Day Rising wrote:

sybersitizen wrote:

J A C S wrote:

sybersitizen wrote:

Travis Nicky Bombastus wrote:

The original lightbulb was created over a 100 years ago. It still works. The same cannot be said of mirrorless--and for good reason.

I'll bite: What specifically prevents a mirrorless camera from still working in 100 years?

Not that this is restricted to ML cameras - but good luck finding a battery for it in 100 years. I am facing the same problem now with a fancy Dyson vacuum cleaner - the $100 battery is out of stock and we have to use a good old corded one. Many tablets and phones made now have the same problem.

I know about batteries. The possibility that a specific battery won't be available in the future is just a matter of conjecture. BTW, many cameras can operate on power supplied by AC adapters or power bricks via USB. Hang onto those things for the next hundred years. Maybe you'll need them to operate the camera, maybe you won't.

I assumed TNB was citing some failure of the camera itself. Let's see what he says.

Indeed, because the problem of potential battery unavailability applies equally to DSLRs.

It's also noteworthy that although the Centennial Light still 'works', it's not doing the job it was designed to do. It's functioning like a 4-watt night light:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Light

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