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What Are Current Camera Trends and Where is Development Headed?

What Are Current Camera Trends and Where is Development Headed?
The current burst of technical development hasn't really been seen since the " bonfire of the mirrorless " around 2010. Understandably, manufacturers like to develop a system and then stick to it

The last few years have been tumultuous for the camera industry in terms of plummeting sales and COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped the pace and innovation of camera development. So what are the key developments and what direction are manufacturers headed? The current burst of technical development hasn’t really been seen since the ” bonfire of the mirrorless ” around 2010. Understandably, manufacturers like to develop a system and then stick to it: this means designing a lens mount and then filling out a range of lenses that support it. This can be expensive to undertake for the manufacturer, as well as for the consumer to buy in to. It’s the reason that Nikon stuck fervently to the F-mount and is a definite selling point… until there is a competitive advantage that can be gained from a technical improvement, something Canon significantly benefited from with the release of the EF mount in 1987 which ultimately led to its current dominance. Strangely then, whilst the arrival of digital led to a host of electronic and component innovation, it wasn’t camera innovation per se . SLRs became DSLRs and the same hegemony ruled. The seeds of today’s innovation were twofold: firstly, […]

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