This is the second and concluding part of our look back at the cameras we found most significant during the nearly 25 years of DPReview.com’s history. Slightly perplexingly, it comes a day after we had originally announced we’d be closing, which perhaps illustrates that it’s easier to make sense of the past than to predict what the future will hold.
With that in mind, please join us as we look back at the years 2008 onwards, to see how we got to where we are today. We ended Part One with the first recognizable live-view-capable DSLR, so it’s probably no surprise that we start part two with the dawn of the mirrorless age.
Again, this article won’t get too side-tracked by cameras designed primarily for working professionals, as the focus is meant to be on cameras that updated the shooting experience for the majority of buyers. That choice is the only reason we’re skipping over 2007’s Nikon D3 (and its little brother, the D300), a spectacular camera whose greatly improved AF revitalized Nikon’s name in professional circles, and are continuing our rundown a year later.