It is NOT "DSLR Quality". Typical tech-hype from people banking on people being too ignorant to know better. AI should know better than to give this shop headline cred with such bullsh!t claims.A 35mm SLR sensor will flat-out always beat some tiny 1/4th of a fingernail-sized sensor. It's plain physics. The large surface area will always be better at collecting the maximum amount of light than some tiny peephole. Couple that with a good lens, again... huge glass to collect light, and it's a no brainer.
While I don't completely disagree, however there is going to be a point that small sensors approaches the quality of DSLR in the future and DSLR will relegate to a very small niche market.
I remember years ago I was told "LCD monitors will never reach the performance of a quality CRT because turning each physical liquid crystal will never be as fast as shooting electrons in a CRT". Just look around, no more CRTs because the LCD's are cheaper to ship, easier to manufacture (eventually) and CRT just didn't matter anymore.
hahaha!, it is software based. This is DSLR quality as much as the Apple watch is a dress watch. Basically geared to the lowest common denominator in society who know no better.
What happens when most people are pleased enough with their phone pics they don't bother calling a "professional" anymore?
Most people are already pleased with their pics (just look at the crap they post online...), only the top end (prosumer and pro) will eventually survive. The future is now... The problem is that, just because you have the tech to take decent pictures, doesn't give you the talent/skills/motivation to do so.
In many case, they should probably get a pro to take their pictures, at least their wedding pictures...
I hope they would have shame and read up 10 minutes on composition!
But, who I am kidding, their perfectly fine with posting hundreds of millions of perfectly deplorable pictures :-).
I sometimes feel like I'm stuck in one of those old endless slideshows were someone with no skills or talent showed off every single instant of their dull existence and we couldn't leave because that would offend them to their core!
dSLR's are already a "niche" market. Always have been. There are a gazillion iPhone cameras in the hands of people all over the world, and maybe 1% (??) SLR/Mirrorless users?I remember back in the day about the LCD/CRT debate as well. There is a huge difference though, and like the phone/SLR sensors, it all comes down to its physical attributes.
Using your LCD/CRT analogy, the current camera debate is like saying a 2" LCD monitor will boast 27" LCD quality which is simply not true, and never will be.A 10" LCD monitor and a 10" CRT monitor is a level playing field. Comparing a tiny pencil-eraser sensor-size to a huge 35mm sensor size is laughable to say the least. It's disingenuous for AI, and LinX to imply that the capability exists. In five years, when LinX supposedly hits that quality, let's compare that to the quality of an SLR/Mirrorless sensor that has also evolved five years down the road. It'll still be no contest.
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Next AI headline... "Mini Cooper boasts Lamborghini-like results". Why not AI? It's about as nonsense as your headline.
Or how about "$88K electric car boasts Lamborghini-like results"?
A few years ago that headline would have been mocked as nonsense.
It is NOT "DSLR Quality". Typical tech-hype from people banking on people being too ignorant to know better. AI should know better than to give this shop headline cred with such bullsh!t claims.A 35mm SLR sensor will flat-out always beat some tiny 1/4th of a fingernail-sized sensor. It's plain physics. The large surface area will always be better at collecting the maximum amount of light than some tiny peephole. Couple that with a good lens, again... huge glass to collect light, and it's a no brainer.I love my iP6+ and it takes wonderful photos. Anything to make those little cameras even better is great for me, and great for everyone. That being said, it is nowhere near the quality I get with my 35mm Canon 5D Mark III on a bad day. Assuming the 35mm segment stops innovating from this point forward, perhaps in 5 years it could be better, but its not going to happen. It will just be 35mm mirrorless cameras or even more high-end dSLR sensors, but that market is not standing still at all.Next AI headline... "Mini Cooper boasts Lamborghini-like results". Why not AI? It's about as nonsense as your headline.
Couldn't disagree with you more. DSLR's couldn't innovate anymore slowly. Basically the same product for the history of the device. More megapixels, better light sensitivity. That's it. I noticed you said you got a 5D? How'd you feel being raped by Canon - paying through the nose for an extra memory slot and a few extra focus points? In fact - a big part DSLR's are stuck in their form and function are the huge ass lenses they need to keep supporting. They have no hope against Apple.
I wish they wouldn't use tech from Israeli companies. It makes me feel really bad about using Apple products.
You mean the GM EV1 beating out a Porsche 911 back in the 90's? Not nonsense at all. Again, that's a similar comparison.Why is this such a difficult concept to grasp? I'm talking about physical size limitations here. An equal size Tesla outrunning an equal size Lamborghini is fair game.A tiny sensor beating out a sensor 100 times its size is not the same thing. No matter what one does, that tiny sensor can only collect so much light, versus that larger sensor able to capture 100-times more light. What's so difficult to understand?If SLR/Mirrorless sensors halted evolution NOW, then maybe in 5 years perhaps iPhone cameras can reach the level of SLR capabilities from TODAY's SLR sensors. That will not happen because SLR/Mirrorless sensors in FIVE YEARS will also be better than what they are now. This is not a p!ssing-contest. It's simply physics.
Having driven both Lamborghinis and Mini-Coopers, I can say they both drive harshly, but the MiniCooper has a bitch!n A/C system. I love both cameras. I just have issues with the sensaltionalist headlines from folks that purposely do that to make their web-click quota and justify their job titles, which means they succeeded.
1999 - Digital camera revolution starts
2007 - iPhone launched
2010 - digital camera sales peak
2014 - 40,000 digital cameras sold(almost back to pre digital sales volume)
2015 - Apple sold 192,000,000 iPhones in the past year.
iPhone sales = 4800X traditional digital camera market
DSLRs are not a niche, cameras that are only cameras are a niche.
<cough> GoPro <cough>
If you really mean that, then don't look at what other tech companies have development centers in Israel. You will feel bad using about anything that plugs in and connects to the internet.
And you use that L for your "home" DSRL? How many "Home" DSRL user have that kind of lenses? Please, you're talking about Pro or Semi Pro here. I'm talking about home average Joe.