Is the total domination of the camera market by smartphones now a question of when not if? Is there a future for mirrorless cameras?

Is the total domination of the camera market by smartphones now a question of when not if? Is there a future for mirrorless cameras?
'And I'm wondering just when they actually overtake DSLR's and Mirrorless. Preposterous? A fantasy? Well if the dramatic rise in the quality of top of the range camera smartphones over the past couple of years is anything to go by, I wouldn't bet against it. '
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Smartphones and Mirrorless Cameras

Smartphones and Mirrorless Cameras
'Difficult as it may be to believe, there are people who take photographs who are more concerned with that than bragging about the gear they own and it remains to be seen which will become the dominant force in the marketplace. And this will always be hampered by the fact that the truly creative will as usual be outnumbered by the journeymen. '
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Not sure whether some people have noticed, but bespoke cameras don't exist!

Not sure whether some people have noticed, but bespoke cameras don't exist!
'It's supreme arrogance to imagine what you want is what everybody else wants, it's also supreme arrogance to pretend to know what is going to happen and to assume the mantle of being some kind of photographic soothsayer and be able to know what will happen and who is going to buy what. '
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DSLR's OR SMARTPHONES - WHO NEEDS MIDDLE OF THE ROAD? - THE 'MIRRORLESS SQUEEZE'

DSLR's OR SMARTPHONES - WHO NEEDS MIDDLE OF THE ROAD? - THE 'MIRRORLESS SQUEEZE'
'And surely this is what should be happening. Companies should strive to be innovative and constantly amaze us with what they come up with. And those partisan viewpoints should be consigned to where they belong. The trash!! '
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Why do people have a problem with the Leica T (Typ 701)? - The 'recreational photographer.'

Why do people have a problem with the Leica T (Typ 701)? - The 'recreational photographer.'
'So let's get a few things straight about the Leica T (Typ 701) before continuing. And lets not forget that I actually bought one and have been using it for nearly a year. As regular readers will know, if I have the slightest doubts about a camera it ends up on ebay pretty quickly. I would therefore point out that after using mine for several months I bought the wide-angle and telephoto lenses the first opportunity I had and it was one of my cameras of the year.'
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If DSLR's are dying then mirrorless cameras will be right behind them. A discussion of the relative merits of hybrid cameras.

If DSLR's are dying then mirrorless cameras will be right behind them. A discussion of the relative merits of hybrid cameras.
''DSLR's are dead! The future is mirrorless hybrid!.' Paraphrasing from a spam post that I had to delete in a Google+ group I run. The reference was about some supposed photographic 'guru'. You know the ones who pontificate about the state of photography and who are supposed to have some great reputation as photographers. Interesting that these 'giants' of the industry have the time to put together social media presences, shoot videos and write endless long-winded articles.
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New posts on blogger - Hybrid cameras and convergance & iPad Panoramas

New posts on blogger - Hybrid cameras and convergance & iPad Panoramas
'I've published my last two articles on blogger, my old blog site. Due to my laptop malfunctioning I've had to use my iPad, which doesn't let me into my website here. So click on the links below for my latest articles.'
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Mirrorless flaws - Nikon Df

Mirrorless flaws - Nikon Df
'Mirrorless cameras are taking over, DSLR's are dying. Everybody says so, it's inevitable. Well, maybe. But even if it's true, there are still some issues with mirrorless cameras that have yet to be solved. I had a day out yesterday with my Nikon Df and several advantages became apparent.'
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DSLR's, Mirrorless, Camera phones - Do these distinctions matter?

DSLR's, Mirrorless, Camera phones - Do these distinctions matter?
'And in many ways, this is a good thing. We as artists should be interested in our gear choices, because it does impact on what we create and how we create it. But does anyone else think that this gear obsession on the photographic internet has gone way beyond the point where it's actually useful?'
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The Photography Show 2015 - Part 4 - 'Best of the rest' and final thoughts

The Photography Show 2015 - Part 4 - 'Best of the rest' and final thoughts
'I think there's a fortune to be made by whoever can connect up a basically young, mixed gender, camera phone toting, social media posting generation with photographic products that enable them to pursue, improve and explore their photographic potential. Apart from anything else, the baby boomers will be "Too old to Rock and Roll' in a few years time. (unless we keep taking the tablets!) so who fills in the gap? Apple? Samsung? and the other multi-national corporations who are prioritising gadgets over cameras. '
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DSLR's - 'Their days are numbered' Oh Really! - The rather wonderful Nikon Df and mirrorless moaning.

DSLR's - 'Their days are numbered' Oh Really! - The rather wonderful Nikon Df and mirrorless moaning.
'In many ways the photographic internet is a joke and some may have noticed that my gaps away from it are getting longer. And it's not that I've lost my enthusiasm for photography, photographic gear and writing about both of those things, far from it, but I HAVE lost my enthusiasm for the adversarial nature of camera ownership and all of the airhead banalities and misrepresentations that seems to breed.'
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Canon get serious

Canon get serious
'You have to have some sympathy for Olympus. The OM-D E-M5 II has had exactly one day to itself in the spotlight, but today a seriously reinvigorated Canon, who are lest we forget the worlds biggest seller of Digital cameras, have blitzed the photographic internet with a whole string of cameras. 50MP 5D's, 24MP rebels, new EOS-M mirrorless (again 24MP) a lens and some compacts.'
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The Smartphone Aesthetic........continuing...... Photography is OK again, or is it?

The Smartphone Aesthetic........continuing...... Photography is OK again, or is it?
'I don't write that much about using my smartphones to take pictures, basically because not many people seem to want to read about that. My enthusiast demographic seems far more interested in mirrorless interchangeable. However, if you follow me on Twitter and / or Instagram, you will see I'm still very much into the 'Smartphone Aesthetic.' I'm also uploading images shot in this style to picture libraries such as ClashotStockimo (2nd. Account) and 123RF'
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