"Canon Mirrorless, Coping with SSD, Pinterest" - Photography Podcast 333

Looks like Canon may finally be joining the Compact System Camera (CSC) party. Speculation is that they will announce their intentions on July 23. Their entry into the mirrorless market will shake things up. How? I start out the show by addressing the potential impact.

Then I switch gears to Solid State Drives (SSD) - those electronic wonders that are many times faster than the traditional mechanical hard drives they replace. The problem is, they don't have as much capacity. And for photographers, that's a challenge. I begin the conversation about how I think the tradeoff is worth it, and the adjustments I'm making along the way.

And finally, I have to say that I'm enjoying Pinterest. More about that, and other goodies, in this week's TDS podcast.

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I believe that mirrorless cameras will be the photographic machines of the future, at least once their autofocus systems become at least as fast as mid-range DSLRs. I don't normally shoot Canon, but I'm interested in what Canon comes up with. I want to see how fast the future is coming.

Canon is too late to the game for me as I've been committed to M4/3s for 3+ years now. Although I've recently switched from Panasonic G1 and GX1 to the wonderful new OM-D EM-5 and sold off my Panasonic bodies, I've got a nice collection of 5 lenses: Lumix 20mm f1.8, and14mm f2.5, Olympus 12-50mm , 40-150 and 45mm f1.8. So as with my Canon DSLR glass, I'm pretty well "locked in."

P.S. - Did you know that if you get the Captcha wrong and click go back to original entry that a new Captcha does not appear. Have to cut and paste into a fresh comment.

If Canon comes out with a killer mirrorless camera something like the Fuji X-Pro 1 in terms of quality but hopefully a little less money it would have potential. I think they will have a winner especially if they have a great start up set of lenses that include fast, wide and portrait prime lenses it would be great!