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| p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Found this today: Smartphones have kiiled the DSLR |
They are flawed in their assumptions, which they clearly admit in their summary paragraph. The DSLR's bread & butter market is not the "consumer" but is the professional, the prosumer, and the photography enthusiast. P&S, on the other hand, are getting squeezed heavily by cell phone cameras.
If you think a photo enthusiast is somebody who relies on their cell phone camera for their photography then you probably believe that a music enthusiast is a Belieber. These guys seem to have drunk the marketing kool-aid that says megapixels are everything.
In the circles I know, they are moving toward DSLRs after becoming unhappy with the quality of their pictures from P&S and "smart" phone cameras. Quite frankly the control & optics are the driving factors.
Every try to AF & shoot a kid with a P&S or a cell phone camera? The result is similar to what you see after 8 shots of tequila.
I agree the DSLR has some competition out there, but the real competition is from cameras that have interchangeable lenses and comparable controls in a smaller/lighter package.
Their analogy of high-performance mobile computing killing high-performance "desktop" systems is also flawed in many ways and cannot be related to photography.
with a huge 50mm f 1.4 prime lens in