So 3rd generation cameras are going to replace everything that came before them, Thanks Trey, can't wait to fork out all that money on the new things that don't exist yet, and we keep complaining that camera companies are not implementing....
What did I say?
Well as the conversations go, these new 3rd gen cameras will be mirrorless (Yay), be connected to wifi (and more) (Yay) and be Lytro (post focus capable) (Yay). But I also hear that with all this tech (lets take wifi as an example) the camera companies including Samsung who have a mobile phone department and Sony who have gaming platforms that run on wifi - these same companies are yet to actually do anything beside perhaps recognize MyFi cards in their cameras. They are very slow at implementing this readily available technology, year after year and model after model, new cameras are coming out with the same limitations and the same user-interface restrictions and complaints as the last ones.
And let me add this to the mix: In this same video that Trey talks about the next generation of cameras, there is a guy there who just got a nice new 'FILM' camera for Christmas.
Digital will eliminate film, digital will eliminate vinyl, digital will eliminate paper... Colour will eliminate Black and White... 3D will eliminate... I keep getting told but it is just not happening.
With due credit, Trey and his fellow photographers understand that taking a photo (or making a photo) is a skill, it's a craft that can be improved with learning and practice but it is also something that is fundamental to some people and not to others. The technology and tools will change over time and the skills will always remain as the first step in creating a memory.
Don't throw out your equipment just yet, don't think that you can't take a good photo until you get the next gizmo announced at CES this year, just get out, make and take some new photos.http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/01/04/dslrs-are-a-dying-breed-3rd-gen-cameras-are-the-future/