Sony to stop producing DSLR?

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  1. erotavlas

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    To be quite frank most camera rumours are not worth the type used to print them on the net. Canon Rumours has had "confirmed" rumours of things like a 100-400mm MII and a 24-70mm MII (often with IS) for years now - they've only just got the last one half right! In general most camera and most big companies don't have regular reliable leeks of info onto random blog sites. It generally does not happen and most rumour isn't worth paying too much attention too.

    As for the whole "DSLRs are on the way out" I highly doubt this. Mirrorless have a long way to go before video input can equal or beat a mirror box (and be fitted economically inside a DSLR body).
     
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    I agree there is just to big of a market for DSLRs, there are to many pros that will settle for nothing less. I think you will see less consumer based ones. I just don't see pros shooting pro sports with an a77. I just wasn't made for that.
     
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    The same rumor exists for Olympus DSLRs.... especially since micro 4 3 systems have gained so much presence in other markets.

    I personally like the micro 4 3, but have little interest in olympus DSLRs.
     
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    No, they do not have a long way to go in video, they are already there with A77 and will surpass that with the A99. The DSLR mirror is starting to limit further development in terms of size, speed, less noise, less vibration, etc. The fact that it is a mechanical system in an electronic digital camera means that potential for obsolescence is quite high.

    Sony made lead in that direction but if the marketplace reacts positively, then Nikon and Canon will follow suit, like they have done in the past.

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    Canon tried it and it was crap, last week i did a studio night and the only Sony user could not see the subject :lol: through his wonderful veiwfinder
     
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    I have seen that too.. a Sony user on a night walk was complaining that he couldn't see some subjects, and was asking some of us to hold flashlights so he could try to get some shots. lol! I suggested he get a Nikon!
     
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    Canon invented the pellicle mirror several years ago. Who's following who now?
     
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    Soo now your claiming that Nikon and Canon have copied Sony in the past? Get a grip of yourself, Man! The new D4 is a copy is it? I don't know why your posts always have to go the route of downhill skiing.
     
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    Yes the D4 is a copy of a Sony camera that is exactly what he's saying. Come on don't be ridculous. Why do you guy keep baiting these trolls? As ridculous as Skiuer and Argy get, you and O Hey Tyler are getting just as disruptive.
     
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    Actually, I believe it was Nikon that introduced the FIRST pellicle-mirror-equipped SLR camera. Canon did produce a pellicle-mirrored SLR about two decades later, and they made ONE production run of it. Those EOS film cameras lingered on dealer shelves for eight or nine years. Meaning the model was a horrifically poor seller, and Canon EOS customers did not see any upside to the camera. The earlier Nikon pellicle mirror model was basically a way to get 2 more FPS out of a 1970's era F2 body. The Montreal Olympics,in 1976, keeps popping into my mind...

    Canon and Nikon have figured out how to make counter-balancing and vibration-reducing mechanisms that tremendously lessen the forces of the mirror raising and lowering...it's one of the reasons both Canon and Nikon can make cameras that will fire at 8,9,10 frames per second, with virtually no ill effects. I suspect that the camera makers might have been inspired by the Japanese fishing and bicycle gear-maker SHIMANO, and their Dyna-Balance system, which turned the high-speed rotating motion and up and down oscillating motion of spinning reels from a wobbly, feel-killing mess, into a smooth, almost perfect balance and cancellation of opposing forces of the spool rising and lowering and the encircling rotor's rotating...when Dyna-Balance was invented, it revolutionized the fishing reel industry. That was in 1990 as I recall.

    Never underestimate the mechanical engineering prowess of the Japanese camera designers. The pellicle mirror has been measured, and found wanting. Multiple times. Sony is using it to mace a lower-cost camera body that needs no mirror balancing system,and as a way to get to high firing rates, as a way to lure prosumers to their brand.
     
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    I would be suprised if this rumor isn't true. While I don't think DSLR is going away anytime soon on higher end bodies, I think mirrorless designs will continue to eat into the market share of lower end dslrs. I'm not sure how well Sony's SLTs will fair in the long run but I suspect the Sony Nex 7 might be a glimpse forward.
     
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