Pundits have been touting the death of the DSLR since they were
invented. Eventually the point of ever higher resolutions is lost, I
sold bunch of images made with the K20D and one became an add that
covered the size of a bus. 14 to 18 megapixel cameras have reached
sufficiency for most professional and amateur work, which probably
accounts more for the drop off in DSLR sales than anything else.
As to the nail in the coffin of DSLR makers, there are currently only
three and a half DSLR makers. Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sony. You can
count Pentax or Sony as the half, Pentax because it has such a small
market share, or Sony because it's DSLR is a hybrid which uses it's
mirror simply for AF while it's actual viewfinder is an EVF. I expect
Sony will exit that market long before any of the other three, and it
won't be higher resolution from software that causes it.
On 7/10/2018 12:17 PM, Darren Addy wrote:
While the race has been on to produce higher and higher resolution
sensors for digital cameras, while reducing the noise, the future is
post-processing images to enhance grain/noise and sharpness. It
appears that this is possible now, but at a very high cost. (It is
still more economical to buy a more capable camera than to buy the
hardware that can DO this. But I'm sure that will change in time.
- Watch the video on that page or the same video here on YouTube:
When costs come down, this will be one of the final nails in the
coffin of many DSLR camera makers.
It also will mean that great images are not going to require larger
sensors. Cameras like the newly announced Nikon superzoom P1000 will
be all a "serious" photographer needs. And currently "unusable" high
ISOs will suddenly become viable with AI post-processing.
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