« on: July 12, 2014, 05:00:29 AM »
I could imagine that eventually dSLRs will fade out, in the sense that dSLR style bodies would no longer be equipped with a mirror. With technologies improving, I think that eventually EVFs will have an unobservable lag time and resolution instistinguishable from an optical VF. By that time, EVFs may be preferred over OVFs because they can offer extra features such as focus peaking, "live view", histogram overlays , etc etc. and without the mirror, higher fps rates should be achievable. (Who on CR would not welcome an 1DM with 24 fps?)
Many may think that OVF will always be superior to EVFs because they are today, but a decade ago, many also thought that film would always be superior to digital.
I do not think this is driven by declining sales figures as in the OP, but more by ever advancing tech.