There’s a new camera category in town. It’s EVIL, and it’s going to kick your DSLR’s [butt]. EVIL stands for Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens, and is our favorite acronym for cameras like the Olympus Pen, the Lumix GF1 and the Samsung NX10. These small, mirrorless, finderless cameras can fit in a pocket and outperform bulky DSLRs. Here’s why your next camera will probably be EVIL.
Here are the reasons Wired thinks these small cameras will replace DSLRs:
- They’re small.
- They take great pictures.
- You can change lenses.
- They’re fast.
- They don’t scream “look at me.”
However, they are also very expensive and still not mainstream.
Read the whole thing. Ken Rockwell also writes:
The 2000s were the DSLR decade. Those days are over. DSLRs are about as relevant today as dial-up modems and SCSI-conected scanners,
The 2010s are the decade DSLRs died.
In 2019, DSLRs will still be used for sports, news and action, but the rest of us will be using far more compact Powershots, M9s or Panasonic GF-1s for digital.
I’d love to have a small camera that could take photos that rival my Nikon D40, but I think this is still years away from being affordable to the average consumer. As Wired notes, Canon and Nikon will probably eventually get into the “EVIL” camera game. When this happens, expect competition to intensify, quality to increase, and prices to drop. I can’t wait for the day when these cameras do become mainstream and I am able to easily carry a complete camera kit, including several lenses, without the weight and bulk of a DSLR.