Earl of Exposure
- Dec 17, 2013
Yeah, why rebrand something new?
DJL329 said:Let's not forget: before being called "cars," they were known as:
Once the mirror-less cameras replace the dSLR cameras, they'll just lose the "mirror-less" designation, either as just "Cameras" or MILC (since we love acronyms), as others have stated.
We have rangefinders, single-lens reflex and twin-lens reflex, in addition to DSLR. Why would we make an exception and fail to differentiate mirrorless focusing systems from other focusing systems?dak723 said:How about we just call them all cameras?
jolyonralph said:Why have a word for it at all? The vast majority of digital cameras are mirrorless and have been so since the 1990s. The DSLR is a niche product compared to cellphone cameras and even compared to compact cameras.
So, a "mirrorless" camera is a normal camera. A DSLR is a camera with a mirror assembly.
Aglet said:I think we'll just call them "cameras" ;D
we'll eventually call DSLRs "mirror-slappers" or "dino-cams" or some other derogatory term in a few years.
Maybe Nikon and Canon treat their customers with more respect than you are able to do and they probably want to offer a range products that their customers will buy. History teaches us that when companies ignore their customer's wishes inevitably they go out of business very quickly. Contrast that with your approach, where everyone must buy the product that you think is best. No doubt severe sanctions would be applied to anyone who did not comply.fullstop said:distinction will be needed for some time, as nikon officially insists that they will keep dying mirrorslappers around (for some more time) next to mirrorless cameras, giving its customers "choice between 2 systems".
i will therefore continue to use the descriptive terms "MILC" and "mirrorslappers", until the last pne of the slappers will be made. just a few more years, problem will quickly take care of itself now.