After that, as Sony has announced that it intends to produce lenses for Sony A question arose as to what the future is SLRs this manufacturer.
On the Internet uproar after, as Sony answered one of the users that it plans to develop a bayonet Sony A and proposes changing to the A7 camera system, which Sony E. Producer was overwhelmed with questions, whether it's to no end SLRs. Sony then corrected the post to indicate that he could not reveal plans for future lenses and cameras, but if you really just about it?
A future without mirrors
In a recently published report by CIPA we can see that sales bezlusterkowców grows more than SLRs. On the other hand, they are quantitatively SLR still selling at several times better than bezlusterkowce. It does not change the fact that the market will see more and more branches tend to develop digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. And here's Sony leads the way. Suddenly, a week ago I had the opportunity to test the latest model bezlusterkowca manufacturer – Sony A7R II. The test results speak for themselves: hardware in no way inferior lustrzankom. Full frame, more than 40 megapixels, and to the movies in 4K. And it's all for a relatively reasonable price.
(Too) The Fast and the Furious?
Sony bezlusterkowców market currently is second to none. By far ahead of its competitors in terms of technology and innovative solutions. At the same time, wanting to be the best in this field, policy makers Sony SLR forget. The last full frame SLR Sony came to light more than three years ago. SLR camera with APS-C sensor – almost one and a half years ago. And at this time Sony has already released several new camera models without mirrors. Where does this road?Sony becomes less and less attractive for SLR market, but in turn the market digital cameras with interchangeable lenses leading the way. Filmed increasingly abandon SLR for bezlusterkowców. It's cheaper, manageable, and while nothing qualitatively not different alternative to SLRs. Photographers, however, in many respects still insist on traditional cameras with mirror, and as already mentioned, SLR still selling in much larger quantities than bezlusterkowce.
The invisible hand of the market
In the market everyone can find their place. I would be far from the assertion that SLR will disappear from the market. This technology still being developed by other manufacturers having many strengths. This does not change the fact that bezlusterkowce increasingly mark their presence by a good compromise between price and quality. Sony finds his niche in the market and trying to fill it while you can. Soon the lethargy wake up competition and already, after all, not be so easy. Whether Sony will withdraw from the production of SLR will decide the market itself.If the producer in the near future does not present anything new, people will resign from the company on behalf of other manufacturers. After all, who wants to buy SLR camera with the knowledge that it will not be developed that does not get in the future the new lenses, software updates, and so on. On the other hand – if we miss the market SLR? We Canon, Nikon, Pentax and several other manufacturers . The choice is big, so if any slow withdrawal of Sony from the market actually going to be so big blow? I feel that much better is the policy of Sony consists in going in a particular direction and being the best, than, for example, Canon's strategy consists in this, in order to cut coupons from their achievements, updating only from time to time its flagship models. In addition, the Japanese manufacturer has not yet said the last word and it is possible that soon will be for the development of SLRs. At the moment the market bezlusterkowców reached such a position that it does not have to fear the threat of competition at least in the near future.