While many photographers are switching from DSLR to mirrorless, photographer Clifford James has decided to make it the other way around. After using Sony mirrorless cameras for about seven months, he decided that a Nikon DSLR is a better choice after all. In this video, he shares his experience and the reasons why he changed back to a Nikon DSLR after shooting with two Sony mirrorless cameras.
For shooting stills, Nikon’s autofocus system is pretty solid. I’ve thought so for a long time. Even my ageing Nikon N90s could keep up just fine with most everything I’ve thrown at it. Several cameras later, I picked up a D300s. The 51 point predictive 3D autofocus tracking just blew me away. Every Nikon I’ve owned since then has also impressed me.
Why, then, do Nikon fail so damn hard when it comes to video? People had high hopes for the Nikon D850, given the specs. Nikon fanatics were praying it would crush the recently released Sony A9, and in other areas it may. But when it comes to video autofocus tracking, hopes is all they were. And this video from photographer Clifford James just dashed them.