Why mirrorless over dslr?

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Re: Why mirrorless over dslr?
In reply to Ubilam, Jul 14, 2013

I've used Minolta,Pentax, Sony and Nikon DSLRs, and Fuji and Olympus mirrorless bodies.

In virtually all instances, DSLRs will producer better images. However a lot of the time the differences will be so small as to be nonexistent.

DSLRs have a much larger lens selection. DSLRis will do better for all specialized forms of photography, particularly sports or other action photography, wildlife, and very heavy flash based work. DSLRs are OVF based.

Mirrorless cameras are smaller and much more convenient to use. Many will attempt to minimize those attributes, but depending on you and your style they can be enormous and overwhelming advantages. Mirrorless are usually EVF based.

the question in choosing between the two, IMHO, is whether you have specific needs for the virtually invisible image improvement; whether you need a 400, 500 or 600/4, or title shift lens, or another similar specific lens; whether you care abut the OVF vs EVF debate; or whether you need the substantial improvement in continuous autofocus. If you need one of these or other similar attributes, you should get a DSLR. If you don't, or if you need the size/weight reduction, you should get a mirrorless camera.

it all depends on your needs and styles.

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