melgross said:There are three markets, really. The first one Canon has covered with their present M series, which is doing very well, thank you.
As far as FF goes, there are two more markets. These who just want a FF sensor for dynamic and noise reasons, and will be happy with a small, light and relatively inexpensive body, and likely won’t be buying more than two or three consumer grade lenses. Say, the 6D people.
The other wants a more top end sensor, and a bigger heavier body with much more sophistication. It’s the 1Ds/5D crowd, vs the Rebel crowd.
There are always those in between, of course. I suppose that if Canon is coming out with two, as Nikon seems to be, they will cover both ends, though not the extremes, as yet. The ELV is still the sticking point for 1Ds users, according to canon’s statements.
One of the wild cards is video, I think. The case for mirrorless gets more persuasive if video is part of the equation. However, hand held video has its limitations, and working on a tripod limits the appeal of an EVF in comparison to using the rear screen. So, one question would seem to be whether there is a part of the market that is particularly responsive to strong video capabilities, rather than just being infatuated with video centric magic numbers.