ahsanford said:3kramd5 said:Everything else could be done with an SLR in lockup mode
Debatable. Just because LiveView and mirrorless cameras work on the same principle doesn't mean that they are the same shooting experience.
Holding a mirrorless camera to your eye an carefully framing a shot is familiar to me as an SLR user today. However, switching to LiveView, holding your camera awkwardly 6-12" in front your eye to take a picture is tantamount to (pricey) iPad photography to me. It's a fundamentally different experience.
Plus, you are sucking back the battery power to hold the mirror open.....