Quote Originally Posted by jp498 View Post
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2002 brought us the affordable DSLR as one more change. They were affordable because they were meant to be built in large quantities and had to be marketed as such.

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That is the only thing that really changed... as well as greater resolution. People want fast and good and easy and fool-proof, that is what was the market. Oh... and immediate feedbackl wtihout the cost and hassle of Polaroid products. Despite our mutual love of film, that market (and the quest for small cameras) seems to prevail and be quite healthy.