Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Entering the era of digital photography confused

Executive summary by darmansjah

This is the moment where digital photography shows the direction of development is quite confusing. In the last three years, it is clear that the era of camera without a mirror or a 'mirrorless' camera with a small sensor is also more crowded.

The development of the past year were clearly shows that, ie one by one each brand has a mirrorless type (including the Canon EOS-M which was launched in October 2012's). It is clear also that the small sensor the better the quality that could arise conclusion that large sensor (FF or full frame) will be abandoned soon.

However, in October of 2012, at least three brands launched DSLR Full Frame camera with the Nikon D600, Canon 6D, and Sony with the A99. Just for the record, called a full frame camera is a camera with a sensor size of 24 mm x 36 mm alias exactly the size of a frame 135 films in the past.

Where the actual direction of the development of a digital camera? Larger or smaller sensor?

Market demand

Actually what happened is not like the above paragraphs. To be sure, today many Japanese camera brands competing to win the market. So fierce competition, to the extent that market-leading brands are the Canon was put fengshui in choosing names camera.

Note that Canon really avoid the number 4. G series cameras, do not have G4, while Gi until G12 has dominated the market. In October of 2012, the advanced G series G13 but not the G15 impromptu. Obviously the numbers 13 and 14 avoided Canon.

The same is done Olympus. after a series of mirrorless cameras drove EPL from EPL-1, EPL-2, and EPL-3, this month launched EPL-5. Olympus also avoid the number 4 for the competition is fierce in the digital world.
Similarly, about a full frame camera that suddenly bloom again.
Market digital camera buyers actually divided into three, namely groups requiring practical camera for personal use (and this is the majority of users) and groups of professionals who need large print and the images are very large, and the last is a group that bought the camera to complement her life.

The third group is willing to buy any expensive camera, for whom money is not a problem. Camera quality is very important to them, but the quality here can not be compared in a linear manner with the quality of the cameras commonly used professionals. Price camera this third group could be several times the price of a regular camera, although its quality may be Just a bit over the top.

To not mention the brand, in the market there are many cameras (even a pocket camera) for US$10,000. Quality is very good, but the reality is generally out of favor with the professionals because the design is not to wear to work hard.

For producers of the camera, this third group obviously can not be ignored for the flag carrier of their products.
Let's look into two groups. During this time, the professionals who need large print, decided to throw in medium format cameras.

Over time the sensor is smaller and better, full frame size has slowly but surely started to have the ability and quality of medium format.

This is where reality came to light. The advent of full frame cameras like the Canon 6D, Nikon D600, and also Sonny A99 is a bridge to shift the camera to the front, where the camera is vanishingly small. Full frame in the future is the replacement medium format, while in the public sector is a small camera that dominate the market. The producers simply respond to market needs, no matter how small those needs.

Fuji appears again

If the first in the era of film photography, we all look mighty fuji film from Japan, but in the early days of digital photography we could see the confusion fuji direction. In the early 2000s, the piggyback system fuji camera Nikon in-camera as S1-pro, pro-S2, S3-S5 pro until with-pro (no S4) system that uses Nikon lenses.

Fuji has now been back in the market with the cameras mirrorles high quality, including the professional classes X1-pro, as well as the newly released to the market E-X1.

Well, the last is a matter of point shoot camera (camera ceklok) but have sensor the full frame Sony RX-1.

This camera will obviously be released at a very high price, please check it at various sites (search from google). The question is: who is going to wear it? Prices are so high but did not give much choice for the professionals (including removable lens that can not exchange it).

That's the world of photography! There are many types of camera buyers.

To be sure: you do not have to be an expert to have a camera photographing anything that expensive!

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