34021Re: [PanoToolsNG] The shape of cameras to come...
- Nov 1 1:06 AMOn 10/31/2009 5:59 PM, Ken Warner's hamster got loose on the keyboard
and typed ...:
> The G1 GH1 have viewfinders that you use as you describe and are notIt's not the mirrorless design I'm referring to, it's the way the camera
> dslr's. True their viewfinders are said to be less satisfactory than
> a pentaprism or pentamirror but they will get better.
> And I understand that a lot of people like rangefinder cameras.
> PnS cameras are just one possible mirrorless design.
is held and operated. That's the significant difference between the two
>> The big problem with PnS cameras is their physical size and LCD viewingPat Swovelin
>> screen vs. a dedicated viewing system. In practical use you have to
>> hold an LCD screen viewing system camera in front of you to frame the
>> shot which means that the camera is "floating" in front of you. Compare
>> that to a dedicated viewing system camera that you "bolt" onto your face
>> and becomes one with you thereby forming a much more rigid system than a
>> camera that's held in front of you. Hold a PnS in front of you and try
>> to keep the shot framed when you're shooting high speed action and
>> you'll readily see the superiority of having a camera "bolted" to your
>> face during the same shooting situation.
>> IMHO for that reason alone no matter how good PnS cameras are they will
>> *always* be a mass-market cameras and DLSRs will continue to be
>> pro-level cameras.
Cool Guy @ Large
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