Why mirrorless over dslr?

Started Jul 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Just Having Fun
Just Having Fun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,869
DSLRs stink for video and many other things.

Try to find a DSLR that autofocuses well during video. This is something important to a soccer mom or typical camera user.

Then there is what Roger C. found and was reported here at DPR, "Phase-detection autofocus (even using still targets and center-point only) wasn’t nearly as accurate as contrast detection."

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/08/01/Roger-Cicala-Lensrentals-Canon-Autofocus-marketing-claims

Everyone agrees the mirror's time is limited.  It is an old mechanical technology that will be complete replaced by newer technology.  No longer will you have to "micro-adjust" every lens.  You will gain super fast "frames per second" shooting.  And in the near future cameras will have electronic shutters removing even more hardware that is prone to break (and adds expense).

For today though DSLRs are fine.  Some like the OVFs and they still are best for fast action...just not for long. 

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