« on: June 10, 2012, 03:26:33 AM »
I don't believe that mirrorless cameras will ever take over from DSLR's.
I've watched and listened to people in camera shops (non-experts) who are looking at the mirrorless flotilla, and when they start to compare prices etc., they generally go for the cheaper "more serious" DSLR instead and save themselves money.
They also think that they will be great photographers, and even these non-experts realise that that there is nowhere else to go after mirrorless, where DSLR's can always be expanded and added to, without having to change everything they already have.
I doubt mirrorles cameras will ever be as big in sales as DSLR's until their price severly undercuts DSLR's, as for the moment, an entry level Canon or Nikon DSLR is cheaper than a reasonable mirrorless.
As an example, I bought my wife a new G1X, and friends of mine reckon I'm crazy for paying so much for a "toy" camera when for similar money I could have bought her a DSLR.
How little they know, and the fact is she wanted a small camera, and I wanted her to have a good one, but most people don't see the value in a small camera for more money than an SLR.