People often ask me, given the improvement and ubiquity of cell phones, whether DSLRs survive. This actually entails two slightly different questions: will standalone large-ish cameras survive, and will the particular reflex design (the R in DSLR) survive? I am cautiously optimistic about the former, and very pessimistic about the latter. In this piece, I will discuss DSLR vs. mirrorless. In a future post, I will discuss cell phone vs. big discrete camera.
Thinking about switching from DSLR to mirrorless? It will have its advantages, but there are some challenges too. In this video, Pierre Lambert talks about switching from Nikon DSLR to Sony A7R III. He will give you seven warnings you might not have thought about. So, no matter if you want to switch to the existing cameras or you’re waiting for that Canon and Nikon mirrorless cameras to arrive: read this first.
You’ve seen many photographers switching from DSLR to mirrorless. Manny Ortiz did the same thing and switched to this system completely. After shooting with Sony mirrorless camera for a year, he gives an honest review of the system. He is very satisfied with it, and as you know, he makes awesome photos. But, he speaks honestly and mentions both advantages and disadvantages of this camera. So, if you’re thinking of switching to Sony mirrorless, you should definitely watch this.
Mirrorless cameras are the in thing these days. Being called ‘DSLR killers’, some speculate that the soon-to-be announced Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and recently announced Nikon D5 will be the last, or almost last, flagship cameras in a dying out market.
They’re small, lightweight, less conspicuous and out-perform DSLR cameras in certain parameters. Sounds like mirrorless is the way to go, right?
Pouring a big, cold bucket of ice on the mirrorless-enthusiasm, however, are these 6 reasons why you shouldn’t chuck your DSLR just yet.
The debate over which system is better, DSLR or mirrorless, is on its way to becoming as heated as Canon vs Nikon.
As mirrorless systems improve and catch up to DSLR cameras, or in some aspects outdo them, the decision which to get isn’t as easy as it used to be.
One of the main advantages of mirrorless cameras is that they are much lighter, and that’s exactly the point Fuji’s vice president demonstrated today – in the most awesome argument made to date.
The general public has no real way of accurately knowing how camera sales compare with each other and while the feeling was that Sony’s mirrorless cameras are becoming extremely popular in certain regions, there is now confirmation that this is in fact correct.
According to Michael Schielhlen, a Senior Director at Zeiss, Sony sold more interchangeable lens cameras during the month of August than Canon and Nikon in Germany.
It seems that with the rise of phone and mirrorless, DSLRs are dying, or with eve of DSLRs comes a new dawn of mirrorless cameras. But many still argue that Mirrorless is not there yet. To all those advocates, commercial photographer and educator Ming Thein has some ideas on where mirrorless should be going to become completely mainstream domination.
The EXIF data belonging to the latest photo uploaded to the official White House Flickr account, one of President Obama on the phone with Cuban President Raul Castro, was taken just under three weeks ago and shows Souza’s got a new camera.
Along with the mirrorless a7R II, Souza used a Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens.
So is September 2015 to be remembered as the time the White House left DSLRs behind and switched to mirrorless?
Before I even start this article, we need to add a disclaimer – if you love charts and graphs and full resolution comparisons, or if you have a visceral emotional attachment to your gear and/or need validation for your purchase decisions from the internet – you might want to move on to the next post.
However, if you are willing to have a rational discussion on why it might not be the best idea to ditch your current DSLR for a shiny new Sony A7R II, please continue reading!
The release of the Sony AR7 II has generated quite a bit of excitement in the photography community (to say the least).
And for good reason, looking at the specs, its a beast of a camera – everything you could possibly want.
However, in this article I am going to explain why I am not switching to a Sony A7R II (or a Fuji X-T1 either for that matter) any time soon.