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07-24-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Digital interchangeable lens cameras abbreviation - not SLR's

How do you call them? DILC's?

The abbreviations SLR, DSLR, RF (range finder) are pretty common and classic.
How about those new types of cameras that are neither? Is there a common name to call them when referring in posts, so everyone would understand. Now you pretty much have to drop a sentence to tell others what you're talking about.
I assume that class should include some of the following words:
Digital, Interchangeable lens, camera, still, video, compact (if it is like E-P1, not DMC-G1R)...
What are the main things characterizing them? Form factor (compact, slr-like, other), functionality (lcd only, EVF*, OVF/RF+lcd, mount types 43, 43u).
Digital interchangeable lens still camera..
Digital interchangeable lens camera..
Digital interchangeable lens still compact camera..
Digital interchangeable lens compact video camera (i believe such thing will come very soon.. just a little delay to earn monies on DILC's and DSLR's with video).

APS-C/4:3 - video camera form factor, lower Mpix (like full hd) - for faster operation(possible 60 fps), less noise and complexity and direct readout (without rescaling).
Support for current lenses, but specially designed silent ones as well, featuring tracking focus and zoom (uses AF distance reading to zoome the lens, keeping constant subject "size").
Dream on... . Even if they did they would price them somewhere above top FF DSLR's.

ETC.

Is this somewhere described already (like wikipedia).
Some related topics i could find:
Half-frame camera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Digital camera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rangefinder camera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

* Edit - someone reminded me the name EVIL - Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens.

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I refer to them as 4/3 cameras...not that my mom would have any idea what the hell that means
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EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) is a common term.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) is a common term.
LOL!

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EVIL Cameras

QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) is a common term.

... but probably not very popular with the manufacturers of those cameras.
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True. I've also seen ILDC - Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera, I believe.
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ILDC sounds good. And has broader meaning than EVIL, because some do not have EVF.
Only thing, it inlcludes DSLR's as well.
What do you think of C(ompact)ILDC?
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