The rumor mill has been buzzing the last few days about a Nikon EVIL camera. For those into acronyms: EVIL = Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens.
An announcement from Nikon is rumored for August or September of 2010 – perhaps at the Photokina show in Germany. Nikon Rumors has posted a artist’s conception of the Nikon EVIL as well as illustrations from recent Nikon patent applications.
Four thirds cameras are “the thing” to watch in 2010. A Canon EVIL is in the works, and Sony is rumored to be working on something similar, a competitor for the Panasonic GH-1.
Enter the haters. Wired Magazine published an article on 5 Reasons to Ditch your DSLR. Photographer Ken Rockwell has predicted:
The 2000s were the DSLR decade. Those days are over. DSLRs are about as relevant today as dial-up modems and SCSI-conected scanners. The 2010s are the decade DSLRs died.
That seems a little far-fetched. An oracle of Delphi Ken Rockwell is not.
In a crazy comparison, Steve Huff put a Olympus EP-2 up against a Canon 7D and a Nikon D300s? Which shot the best photos?
Speaking of Olympus: A firmware update for the Olympus E-P1 was announced last week. The update will:
- Reduced time of the MF ASSIST enlarged display to improve operability.
- REC VIEW enabled when the monitor’s backlight is set to off.
See the Olympus page for further details.
What does 2010 hold for EVIL Photography? Stay tuned…
photo credit: Kyle Kesselring