Why mirrorless over dslr?

Started Jul 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: each has its pros and cons
In reply to Sonyshine, Jul 15, 2013

Sonyshine wrote:

T3 wrote:

Rather than just looking at size comparison images on the web, I recommend you go out and handle one in your hand right along side a DSLR. See it, hold it in your hands, swing it around, imagine carrying around multiple lenses, etc. For many of us who use both DSLRs and MILCs, the size/weight/bulk differences are obvious, and are not so well conveyed just by looking at size comparison photos on tie web.

Not all mirror-less cameras are small - Panasonic GH3 for example and I suspect the trend will be bigger chunkier mirror-less - well it will once all cameras go mirror less - and then designers can play with the camera layout and be a bit radical like Sony did with their Nex7 .

Geez, people mention the size of the GH3 as if it's a huge camera. Yes, it's *huge* by mirrorless standards, but in reality it's still smaller than a Canon 60D.  It's also 27% lighter than a 60D, too.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#381,100

And its even smaller when you start mounting m4/3 lenses on the GH3 and compare to to the 60D with its comparable DSLR lenses.

Besides, one camera does not make a "trend".  Yes, there may be some mirrorless cameras that are as large as the GH3 in the future, but most will continue to be small, slim, compact.  And even chunkier mirrorless cameras will have the advantage of not requiring a deep cavity inside their bodies to accommodate a flapping mechanical mirror.

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