There were a couple of interesting articles that caught my attention in the past couple of weeks:
Both of these trends are because of what's happening in the world of SmartPhones. Of course, as #1 says, those of us who insist on removable lenses and big sensors will always want the mirrorless gear that we are all moving toward these days for professional work. But smartphone cameras are producing better and better quality images without much work and they are replacing everything but professional gear.
I keep wishing that Canon, Nikon, and Sony would pay attention to the innovations going on in the smartphone space and use some of that smartphone AI in professional gear.
A couple of years ago when I took a trip to San Francisco and met with Scott Hargis and Wayne Capili for dinner, Wayne found it strange that I was traveling with only my iPhone and no DSLR or mirrorless camera. Intimidating to be reprimanded by the master but yeah, carrying all the extra weight and stuff wasn't worth it to me for the small difference in results. Since then, my iPhone has gotten even better. My iPhone XS shoots great 4K 60fps video that my Canon 5DMKIV can't even come close to!