DSLR Market Heads in Several Interesting Directions
Perhaps no category in all of imaging has had a more interesting last year or so than the DSLR market. While HD video stole the headlines last year, the early part of 2010 has been about the continued advancements in Micro Four Thirds (MFT) technology.
The introduction of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras from Olympus, Panasonic and, now, Samsung, has created a new category of DSLRs. Although technically, these mirrorless cameras are not DSLRs, they are aimed at consumers who want the flexibility of interchangeable lenses without the bulk and weight of a DSLR.
Add Sony's new Exmor APS HD MOS sensor concept to the mix—a series of very compact interchangeable lens cameras that will also shoot 1080p HD video—and there is certainly a lot for consumers to try and wrap their picture-taking brains around.