Quote Originally Posted by shimoda View Post
In the past, during the reign of film, camera manufacturers used to depend on Kodak-Fuji-Ilford-Agfa to come up with new films with new properties that gave the users new and improved experiences.

Now in the d...l age there are few new films coming out and the pixel count of a DX or FX sensor can not grow much above present values. What will the future of 35 mm SLR be? Ever more in-camera software? Or will the SLR merge with the camcorder?
How will Nikon-Canon be able to get punters to buy a new camera every 3 year as they have done during the last decade?
Is there a major paradigm shift in the 35 mm SLR future?

What are your valued opinion?

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Mats
Sorry to be terse, but this kind of post really annoys me.

First, you are asking multiple unrelated questions in one post.
Second, you are asking questions about the future that really cannot be answered.
Third, you are off-topic with questions about digital.
Fourth, you have random general questions.

"In the past, during the reign of film, camera manufacturers used to depend on Kodak-Fuji-Ilford-Agfa to come up with new films with new properties that gave the users new and improved experiences."
-Who else other than film manufacteres would manufacture new film?

What will the future of 35 mm SLR be?
-They will be few and far between. nobody really knows. Does that help?

Ever more in-camera software?
Digital, yes. Film, Doubtfully, but who knows?

Or will the SLR merge with the camcorder?
-Its allready doing that. Whether an SLR-like video/still camera style continues is comepletely dependant on the market and manufactures. Not likeley to go away anytime soon. Does it matter?

How will Nikon-Canon be able to get punters to buy a new camera every 3 year as they have done during the last decade?
-The same way any company does. Did you really need to ask that?

Is there a major paradigm shift in the 35 mm SLR future? -Yes. 42 of them.

What are your valued opinion?
-I like mustard better than ketchup.


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