Is it real this time around? Are we all going to jump ship from the DSLR form and embrace the mirrorless form? In this video, Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo explains why he thinks it will happen soon.
Rumors of the death of the DSLR format have been circulating for years now. Remember when the micro 4/3 format was the DSLR killer? Or when so many photography stars couldn’t say enough about their Fuji X100S? Well, there is no doubt that the Sony mirrorless cameras have been the talk of the photography world for the last few years. But every time the Sony cameras are reviewed, and no matter how much the reviewer gushes about the performance of the camera, there is always the standard comment about the lack of glass and the cost of the glass that does exist. Well if Polin is correct about Canon and Nikon releasing their long-awaited mirrorless cameras with a way to adapt owner’s existing glass, things just might change forever.
If the DSLR is about to die, how will that death occur? Will it be fast, with people giving up all their bodies over a short period of time? Or will it be slower, with most people replacing their existing camera bodies at the rate they would as if they were replacing it with another DSLR? To me, this seems like the more reasonable approach, especially if the glass will fit the new mirrorless camera body along with the old DSLR body. If that’s the case, Nikon and Canon may be disappointed with future camera sales figures when they don’t get a large bump.
So, if Nikon and Canon come out with mirrorless cameras that challenge Sony, will you make the switch? If so, will you go slowlt or jump right into their mirrorless world? Also, what features do you need in the mirrorless system to make you leave your DSLR behind? Tell us in the comments below.