A few years ago my wife and I upgraded our intro-model DSLR camera for a mid-range one (Nikon D60 to the Nikon D90). We’ve really enjoyed the camera and looking at our picture catalog from the before we moved into the DSLR world it’s readily apparent how much better our pictures are using a quality camera over a point-and-shoot.
That being said, I want a Mirrorless Interchangable Lens Camera (Mirrorless ILC or MILC) right now.
Trey Ratcliff (G+, twitter) over at www.stuckincustoms.com made a post recently about the coming demise of the DSLR. It got me interested in the technology and after looking at some of the new cameras that are coming out, I can’t wait to upgrade.
This one in particular caught my eye. It’s the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Stupid naming conventions aside, it looks sweet. The silver body model, with it’s throwback design is especially appealing. I reminds me of the my old film camera from high school. And although I have no particular love of my high school days I did love taking pictures and working in the dark room for hours on end.
Unfortunately an upgrade is a long way off. These new-fangled toys don’t come cheap and all my existing DSLR lenses don’t do me a lick of good. Yep, gotta buy new stuff there too.
On the upside by the time I can afford to upgrade I believe the vast majority of the “issues” people have with the new technology will be worked out. Sensors will be bigger, the electronic viewfinder will have improved in speed and performance, and most importantly, the prices will start to come down.
In the mean time I’ll just lust after all the pretty hardware from afar.