Are digital SLR makers just fucked now?


#1

I reckon if i was head of Canon cameras i’d be well sad these days. Everyone’s on their iphones now innit. #sad #cameras #sadcameras


#2

There will always be a market for teens taking pics of bins or whatever


#3

Took this photo of a cat on my iphone7

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#4

way less than before now and they’re probably buying shit polaroids


#5

I don’t have a smart phone and like to take pictures of my cat sometimes so it works for me


#6

well i have a DSLR. but i wonder if ‘the kids’ will care anymore


#7

The problem with dlsrs is that they’re such bulky bastards and people can use stuff like the fujifilm x10 which are a compromise between the quality of an slr and convenience of a phone, but there are people (like me lol) who will suffer with a massive slr all day to get nice photos


#8

I think actual ‘quality’ photography will become cool though, it’s bound too. Instagram will look really naff.


#9

yep i’m one of those people too. i def reckon there must be a slowdown on people buying, ferinstance, 350D’s these days


#10

Think it’s regular digital cameras that will suffer.
DSLRs were always for srsbsns/to show to others how much of a REAL photographer you were. They won’t be replaced by smartphones.


#11

nah not at all, especially ones with video are still being used massively to produce low-cost content . 5D mkiii is still one of canon’s biggest sellers and is basically the most affordable ‘proper’ DSLR, still used massively for fashion photography and loads of things


#12

this is good insight thank you etf


#13

ooh yeah I’m thinking of getting a camera to take on holidays with me, and I’m looking at getting a mirrorless camera as a good compromise between quality and compactness


#14

this is a nice graph which shows the effects of disruption in the camera industry


#15

The problem with dlsrs is they always try to walk it in


#16

I have this. Not too bulky with the lens off and its very good quality


#17

is that the a5100?


#18

a6000

is lovely.


#19

i still like taking my old point and click digital camera on holiday* it’s still much better than a iphone ( i hate my iphone but that’s another story).

I may very well be in a huge minority here though

it’s a mid range sony carl zeiss thing, probs nearly 10 years old now


#20

class! eyeing up one of those bad boys soon