03-15-2019, 01:52 PM
(03-02-2019, 03:25 AM)wim Wrote: The thing to keep in mind is that, certainly IMO, larger cameras will become a niche market, because in-phone cameras basically have taken over from cheaper dslr's and smaller digicams. They are good enough for general purpose use. That also means that any camera with a larger format sensor and interchangeable lenses becomes part of the aforementioned niche market, basically for advanced hobbyists / semipros, and pros of course. In such a scenario, the way it stands, an RP type camera will wrt FF be a FF beginner's camera, and as mentioned, with its current pricing, will likely become quite the best-seller in this type of market.
Of course, that is just my opinion, but I also reckon it is already happening .
Kind regards, Wim
I share the opinion of Wim here, except for one detail:
Whether mobile cameras are good enough for general purpose use is highly debatable. Any camera system from MFT and up will beat a cell phone camera by a very large margin. There simply is no comparison, and the same technical improvements that can be made with small sensor will also be made with larger sensors. This means that the differential will remain.
It is more precise to say that a large portion of the public perceives the performance of the mobile phone as "good enough," partly because they do not prioritize ultimate quality over the convenience of the phone, partly because few of them have compared directly.
If the mobile phone shooters compared the output from their phones with larger cameras, and did so with a critical eye, it is entirely possible that a significant number among them would soon choose larger cameras.
Per Inge Oestmoen, Norway