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The Mirrorless Party; CSTV Satire Pokes Fun At The Mirrorless Market

By Anthony Thurston on March 25th 2015

The Camera Store TV is known for their great video reviews of some of the latest and greatest gear on the market. But today, we have another sort of CSTV video to share – a short stop motion satire regarding the state of the Mirrorless camera market.


It is a rather hilarious look at each of the mirrorless camera makers and their flagship mirrorless cameras: Leica, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic… oh, Samsung too, are all there. This will be a great way to put a smile on your face, and get your hump day started.

Being a Sony owner, I thought it was rather funny, the bit about the A7 feeling insecure ‘wearing’ the Canon lens. The Samsung portion was rather funny as well, being the camera that can do what all the others can, but has to constantly remind them of that fact.

I was sort of bummed that Fuji didn’t say anything, but it was rather funny to see the A7 gawk over the X-T1, given the recent move I made from an X-T1 to an A7 II.

What was your favorite bit from the video? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Linda Borrego

    Cute. I like the Leica with his German accent.

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  2. Tim Buerck

    That was hilarious. I had the fuji xt1 for a bit but the buttons are so clumsy and I now have the sony a7ii. I’m not sure how company’s can still make crappy little control wheels. Canon and Nikon have been making these solid for years.

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  3. Stephen Jennings

    Hey, the Nikon1 isn’t weather sealed.. it’s water proof! :P Like a super over priced gopro I suppose.

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    • Dave Haynie

      Nothing is actually “waterproof”, and yeah, I know that’s the language Nikon uses. The correct way of stating it would be “water resistant to 49 feet”… they didn’t say, but you’re hope they mean salt water.

      I actually looked up that camera, as my son asked my help in finding a water resistant camera for his girlfriend. Aside from the price, there were lots of complaints about the AW1 (the only version of the Nikon 1 that’s speced to be water resistant) leaking, and the Nikon warranty not covering water intrusion. Operator error maybe, but we went for an Olympus P&S instead.

      My water resistant camera is an Olympus E-PM1 in the Olympus housing. For some reason, Olympus seems to make an underwater housing for every camera, and they’re very custom. So you can pick up a housing cheap if you have a slightly older camera.

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  4. robert garfinkle

    Who is Samsung? – that’s easy

    The inventor of Karaoke “Sam Sung”

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  5. Kevin Cucci

    This is great. The fuji is the best looking so it’s fitting it acts like that haha.

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  6. Paul Empson

    mirth :-D

    ..Fuji, sits quietly, confident in itself.. no need to shout…

    ( sits and tracks delivery progress of just ordered Fuji X-T1… )

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  7. Tom Marvel

    I like the stop action they did a few years ago for the EOS-M

    Especially w/ Fuji 100S as the James Dean cool guy & the Leica as the more mature cool guy

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