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| p.3 #2 · Great Canon interview on dpreview |
The follow-up DPR wrap-up article (out today) of all conversations with various manufacturers at CP+ was kind of revealing as to Canon's (and Nikon's) reluctance to enter the mirrorless (MILC) market until there is a proven positive financial reason to do so. From the interviews summary (and some outside reading), it seems mirrorless is no grabbing much market share in N. America and Europe, so little reason to develop for Canon.
I liked the comment at the end, about the IQ needs for different applications: HD TV = 2MP; magazine spread = 6MP, and generally, photographers would be fine pulling 8MP images from video feed for publication (I certainly agree, having tried this with the 1DC!).
The interviews' conclusion points unquestionably toward more reliance on video for stills production, a category in which Canon is the indisputable leader in volume, technology, industry inroads and innovation. What the delivery platform will be is in question -- fixed lens mirrorless, MILC, or DSLR.
Canon might have seemed non-committal or coy in this interview to some readers, but my take-away is that they have bigger fish to fry and major changes will continue to develop overall (maybe not to the liking of some die-hard stills-only users).
Anyhow, the signs lead me to be optimistic overall, waiting for the slow, inevitable roll-out of products.