Digital cameras continue to evolve very rapidly. (VERY). Back in April, I passed on a link about a high-speed digital camera, reviewed by David Pogue of the New York Times. Since then, the field has evolved to the point of having a DSLR that is capable of shooting movies. (And thanks again to Chris Schmitt for sending this along.)
Er, wow. This elevates the DSLR from the ‘better image quality, and, by the way, status symbol’ camera to a real, high-value imaging tool. It’s also a brilliant move on the part of Nikon: leverage camera owners existing lens investment; this is what marketing folks call ‘stickiness.’
Aside from being extraordinarily cool in its own rite, this is an important reminder: innovate, or die. If you aren’t working to obsolete your product line, rest assured, your competitors are!
Camcorders are now just waiting to shuffle off this mortal coil, in my humble opinion.