Why mirrorless over dslr?

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Johnny in L.A. Contributing Member • Posts: 590
Re: Why mirrorless over dslr?
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vjk2 wrote:

But in my cursory glance at mirrorless...

they seem to...

- lack good zooms.

- are cannibalized too much by camera phones

- eat battery

- aren't as satisfying to use, even if they deliver the same results.

- due to design compromises, do not deliver as good (though good enough) results.

I think you should give mirrorless another look. I just got my first mirrorless system (Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55 zoom and 35 1.4) and most of the above don't apply to the X-E1 and their current competitors.

My 18-55 zoom is excellent. As good as any mid-range DSLR zoom and in the league of the second-tier pro zooms (like the f4 Canon L's).

The IQ from my X-E1 equals any other APS-C camera in most conditions. They are nothing like camera phones.

Battery: you are correct. This is compounded by the small-sized battery to capitalize on the overall smallness of the system. You need to carry spare batteries with mirrorless (or at least with the X-E1).

Satisfying: This is correct to a certain degree, especially for AF on moving subjects or in low light. With a DSLR you can nail perfectly sharp photo after photo in almost every situation. But the X-E1 is a photographer's camera and I find it very satisfying to use. The only camera I'd trade it for is a Leica full-frame compact.

Results: again, my results from the X-E1 are as good as any APS-C camera except for (as stated by other posters above) action/sports, focusing in the dark, and very long telephoto.

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