So, here we are:
- Digital cameras are as good or better than medium format film.
- Camera feedback to users, such as histograms, focus peaking and zebras, dramatically improves the reliability of image capture.
- The convenience of 32gb cards over 36 shot film, is unbelievable – and memory is cheap.
- The various flavours of image stabilisation work like magic.
- Autofocus can be really, really quick, and accurate.
- Low light performance is off the old charts.
- Lens selection is better than adequate, and in many cases outstanding.
- Many cameras are so small the problem is fitting in the controls.
- Digital colour is so good they don't even make most of the transparency films anymore.
- Digital photography is much, much less expensive than film.
- The selection of bags, straps, tripods and other accessories is almost unlimited.
- Digital printers blow the doors off of wet darkrooms.
- Access to legacy lenses using mirrorless cameras is incredible.
- The addition of video into cameras is icing on the cake for still photographers.
As digital has finally delivered the goods, I think photographers will be holding on to cameras longer. I know I am.
Tough times ahead for manufacturers?