Mirrorless cameras: Are we at an inflection point?
The Olympus mirrorless kerfuffle has generated a new round of discussions on mirrors and cameras. We were even tempted to start a "song and poetry contest" with the theme "Don't take my mirror away" (try singing it in an emo/whining voice, or an opera-style diva-voice, it really works!), but thankfully we came to our senses before going live with it :)
However, there are some serious discussions on this topic, are mirrors going the way of the dinosaur, at least in the serious-consumer-photography segment (where we find most of the iLC units sold)? Recent articles at both Photoxels and CNet Asia (which just returned from covering the CP+ trade show in Japan and talked to many of the manufacturers) predict fewer mirrors in the future and proliferation of mirrorless designs.