I definitely think the SIC article is pointing out some important features of mirrorless cameras.
The article mentions FPS as one thing mirrorless has going for it. So you could pick out 1 image from 200 instead of 1 or 20. I think this is an extremely interesting topic.
My wife loves this show on E! called "Scouted", they basically look for models , I should at least mention my detest for E! and all things “pop” culture... anyways...
On this show I noticed they were using RED EPICs for their photo shoots, I was intrigued, because I figured Pro Studios would be using High end DSLRs for their shots and was completely surprised. I looked into this, and it seems that the RED EPIC is gaining a lot of popularity in studio photography and situations where shutter speeds over 1/120 are not an absolute requirement. The fact that magazines and studios are using it shows the potential for mirrorless camera in the photo industry.
The RED EPIC is basically an extremely upgraded “pro” version of a mirrorless camera EVIL-style camera.
-You can capture 120 FPS.
-Each image is a RAW 14mp
-Live view shooting can be shown on multiple reference monitors
-images shot in continuous mode are limited to an equivalent shutter speed of 1/120 sec.
-Continous shooting for a long photo session would require LOTS of storage.
-extremely expensive set up for photography
-Requires high powered / high output lighting setup and equipment
-no strobe lighting can be used
-energy needs for lighting would be high
-mobility is limited
Here’s a great Article on the RED EPIC and digital photography.http://cinetech.drewmaw.com/2011/06/red-epic-may-replace-pro-photography-camera/
I think it will be at least a few years before we see a real “pro” version of a Full Frame mirrorless camera from either Nikon or Canon. Needless to say.. mirrorless cameras are indeed the future, the potential is there for some exciting possibilities.