After earlier throwing the Canon EOS 5D Mark II under the proverbial wheel of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 [Who’s Replacing Their Canon DSLRs with Olympus OM-D E-M5?], we turn our sight to the Nikon DSLRs. This interesting article over at PhotographyBLOG pits the Olympus OM-D E-M5 DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) v/s the Nikon D7000 traditional mirrored DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex). The very fact that photographers are seriously comparing the large and heavy traditional mirrored DSLRs against the compact and light DSLMs should tell the camera manufacturers that the days of the DSLRs are probably on dangerous and shifting grounds.
In summary, there’s no clear winner – and that alone says volumes about how far compact system cameras have come in the last few years. That the Olympus OM-D E-M5 can hold its own against one of the most highly regarded prosumer/semi-professional DSLR cameras of recent years is a huge surprise.
Read the article at: PhotographyBLOG.
I have been reading the Steve Jobs biography (by Walter Isaacson) and it is quite revealing how Apple was able to build the iPod, get the music companies all whistling the same tune and putting the songs on sale on iTunes — while companies like Sony and Microsoft were saddled with their divisions fighting one another to retain market share and afraid of cannibalizing existing products. The parallel with the reluctance of the two biggest traditional camera manufacturers to fully embrace the mirrorless concept is not lost on this reader.