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| p.2 #5 · What is APPLE made a camera!? |
Tariq Gibran wrote:
I'd love to see apple move into the camera world. They would push the limits of the existing photography paradigm in both technology and usability. If it were left to Canon and Nikon, we would have no change in this paradigm for years to come. Bring on new ways of doing things and let's us users decide what to use.
Just look what happened to the phone and tablet markets when apple stepped in.
That's a good point. Competition and choice is certainly a good thing for the consumer.
As far as things being left up to Canon and Nikon, I would suggest that's not where things are right now in the camera market though. Just look at the influence and proliferation of mirrorless cameras in the industry. This is not an initiative led by Canon nor Nikon but by Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, etc. Thus, I don't think the Canikon analogy quite works since these two goliaths are now being pulled kicking and screaming into the mirrorless arena by smaller players.
That's exactly what I am saying. We need new companies with different views of photography to push the old paradigm limits. Apple is one of these companies that pushes the limits of anything they enter. I'd love to see where Apple would push the old camera technologies.
Apple does but it also goes in both directions in a rich, open, competitive environment. For instance, IOS would likely not be as open and functional as it is today if it were not for the existence of Android (which, as I indicated, has provided some functionality way before Apple has) AND Android devices would not be as sleek and nice as they are if it were not for Apple. So, yes, Apple could have a positive effect in the end in the camera industry.