This is largely catch-up. Nikon owners will be able to use all their existing lenses which is good.
Perhaps the really interesting thing is the large throat size of these new cameras. This permits really big aperture lenses, albeit with a hefty price tag. The other thing is that it permits increase of the sensor size; do the new lenses have the field to allow that I wonder.
If the SLR had not existed when digital cameras were invented then there would have been no need of them. The obvious thing was to build-in mini TV as the viewfinder and save loads of weight and have a simpler structure to boot. The only disadvantage of mirrorless is battery energy consumption;DSLRs use barely any power as you frame up.
Quite right to—I feel the mirrorless is now on such a roll, soon any serious photographer will be embarassed to be seen with one of the old dinosaurs. Certainly Canon will soon join the club as they have to. Everyone will be clambering to get sticky fingers on the new breed. Its not coming—its here now. Full credit to Sony for leading the way. A fairly significent point is the demand to take multi shots like seven in split seconds–cannot be done with a mirror.
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