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  • Will the Drawbacks Go Away?
    on 14 September 2019 at 13:21

    I've been clear for some time that mirrorless is the way virtually all interchangeable lens cameras will go. Again, the reason is that mirrorless designs reduce parts and manufacturing complexity, and thus cost for the manufacturers. […]

  • A Nikon Mirrorless Safari
    on 10 September 2019 at 13:22

    Sun not really out yet in this area, but she was... During my month off in August I journeyed to Africa with a couple of friends on a low-key, no expectations trip.  Okay, you never have no expectations when you go to Africa to shoot wildlife, but I've got enough images in my files from 25 years of doing this that I can just go and enjoy what happens, not need something particular to happen. […]

  • APS-C Gets Some Love (but not marketing)
    on 28 August 2019 at 14:41

    Just before my month-long break I caught up with the mirrorless market by putting out three reviews of various Fujifilm APS-C cameras (X-T30, X-T3, X-H1). When I posted those and ran off into the bit-less wilds for a much needed break, I knew it wouldn't be long before the APS-C wars began heating up. […]

  • Rounding Up the Fujifilm XF Cameras
    on 4 August 2019 at 16:45

    When Fujifilm re-entered the ILC market with the X-Pro1 in 2012, I have to admit that while I was impressed with the hybrid optical/EVF viewfinder, the rest of the camera felt a performance laggard to me. I also had serious qualms about the X-Trans sensor design, as well. […]

  • Sony Reports Quarterly Earnings
    on 30 July 2019 at 13:35

    Sony has once again reorganized its many component parts into "logical" divisions. Actually, to some degree, the new divisions make more sense than any previous organization they've used.  The net result, however, is to bury some key data deeper away from where most can see it. […]

  • Mirrorless Notes
    on 28 July 2019 at 13:17

    Some random notes about mirrorless at the moment.Strategy. At the A7Rm4 introduction, Sony did their usual data-less graph showing that Sony was number one in full frame market share (units) and sales (dollars) in the US from October 2018 to May 2019. […]

  • More Sampling is Always Better
    on 19 July 2019 at 15:08

    It seems that the Sony A7Rm4 has raised the same questions I get every time we get cameras with more pixels: have we out-resolved lenses? Are more pixels useful? Let’s start with the last question first: yes, more pixels are useful (each of the above images is four times as many pixels as the previous). […]

  • The Full Frame Game is Fully Afoot
    on 17 July 2019 at 15:47

    Sony’s announcement of the A7Rm4 seemed a little early—cameras won’t be available for almost two months—but that’s not totally unexpected. The full frame mirrorless game now has six players, and trying to get a quiet period where you can garner all the attention is going to get tougher and tougher.  […]

  • Sony Adds Pixels to the A7R
    on 16 July 2019 at 14:48

    Sony this morning announced the A7R Mark IV (I abbreviate this as A7Rm4). In essence, this camera appears to take the Sony Semiconductor 26mp APS-C Exmor sensor and scale that up to full frame, producing approximately 60mp. […]

  • 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views
    on 25 December 2018 at 19:36

    Mirrorless camera news and views for 2019. The stories in these folders were front page news on sansmirror during the time periods indicated: July-September 2019 Mirrorless News April-June 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views Jan-Mar 2019 Mirrorless Camera News/Views […]