The Function of Technology on Obsolescence

The Function of Technology on Obsolescence

My Photo-stream says:

I have mentioned that one can get some pretty low priced bodies of cameras that are quite ‘high end’ in terms of the technology incorporated in them at this time. But, this time may be fleeting and users may soon wake up to this missed opportunity. What makes cameras obsolete and then decline in value? Innovation. But, if APS-C sensor based DSLR’s are no longer being offered with innovations compared to those previously produced do those cameras which were previously produced experience obsolescence as they have in the past? No. Because nothing new is being produced to make these cameras obsolete within the class of APS-C sensor based DSLRs. If the used camera market hasn’t yet realized this isn’t now a great time to be buying up some of this great technology for which no further innovation in this class of camera will ever come along again? I am not comparing APS-C to FF. As so many others are. Stay within the APS-C DSLR class. We have always had APS-C DSLRs living right next to FF DSLRs. Just now it is APSC-DSLRs living next to mirrorless FF. That is the only difference. Who is to say the classes of cameras cannot coexist into the future? Only the manufacturers think so. Photographers don’t have to adopt this belief. Thus you can buy a 90D and rest assured that Canon will not come along and produce a Mark X thus making your camera obsolete, nor will there be a Nikon D500 Mark X either.
Originally posted at 9:20PM, 16 November 2020 PST (permalink)
My Photo-stream edited this topic 8 hours ago.

tourtrophy says:

I don’t think I have followed any camera manufacturer ‘s roadmap like you mentioned. In fact, I have gone back to film and I don’t buy new digital gear anymore. I only care for something that has historic value these days like a Contax rangefinder or a Rolleiflex TLR, or perhaps even a Nikon Df DSRL so that I could make use of those manual Zeiss glass that I have accumulated over time. As far as I am concern, new digital gear doesn’t excite me anymore. I am still partially shooting APS-C but with an older generation Sony mirrorless body. However, I am looking to sell off my Canon 7D2 soon as I ‘ve found myself not using as its role has been replaced by my other 5D4. In way, you are right about the APS-C DSLRs getting obsolete, they are far too big for what they do.
6 hours ago (permalink)

Mint Chocs says:

The only reason aps-c cameras exist is because the sensors were cheaper to produce than full frame sensors. They have only one main advantage and that’s the crop factor for long telephoto reach.
3 hours ago (permalink)

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