Back in the day when photographers wanted a more advanced camera, they’d have to turn to an SLR or DSLR camera. However in today’s day and age, photographers have the option of turning to mirrorless cameras which are smaller, lighter, and possibly cheaper than their DSLR counterparts.
In fact there are several professional photographers who have sworn and made the full switch to mirrorless since. Given that Sony has recently released their full frame mirrorless cameras, it is understandable why. So what does that mean for Sony? Could they possibly be thinking about moving more towards mirrorless cameras in the future?
Well the good news is that if you’ve heavily invested in Sony’s A-mount cameras and lenses, fret not because they are here to stay. The folks at BestMirrorlessCameraReviews have recently spoken to Sony managers during Photokina 2014 and during the interview, it was revealed that Sony will keep developing both A-mount and E-mount systems.
According to Yosuke Aoki, the VP of Digital Imaging Pan European Product Marketing, “For the moment, we cannot see mirrorless technology overtaking the translucent sensor technology. Therefore, we want to keep developing both the A mount system and the E mount system. And in Europe, thanks to the Minolta heritage, many customers own Alpha lenses and these customers still want to use their lenses on current Alpha bodies.”
Perhaps in a few more years we could see mirrorless cameras start to overtake DSLRs, but for now it looks like both camera types will co-exist peacefully.