Is the Photography World Moving Away from Big DSLR Cameras and In To Mirrorless?

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Will Crockett of discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability?

Will writes…

We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get the attention of the pros. Hop into a Best Buy store and look at the CSC’s to see how Sony, Panasonic, and Samsung are getting ready to pounce on the photo marketplace. We are leading the charge on how to use these cameras and are writing a few DVD scripts for us to produce in March. I think the HDSLR as we know it today (Canon 5Dm2, Nikon D7000) will be replaced by the Sony NEX 7, and the Lumix GX1 style cameras in just a few years. Well, these cameras are basically hybrid photo+video cameras, very female friendly, and they are “flashless”, meaning that are designed to capture photo and video using available light – and they do it extremely well.
So, please take a peek at this video I made for you and let’s cook up a few ideas?

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At the date of this posting, Photokina 2012 (the Big Photography Trade Show that’s held every 2 years in Cologne, Germany) is only a week away, and many new and exciting camera systems from the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Leica, Ricoh, etc. Be sure to check back to each day for the latest news, updates and video reviews about some of the new cameras and gear launching soon, including the SONY NEX 5R and NEX6, The Olympus PEN E-PL5 and the highly anticipated Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, which could be a DSLR slayer.


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