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Why mirrorless over dslr?

Started Jul 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mahmoud Mousef
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Re: Why mirrorless over dslr?
In reply to Ubilam, Jul 17, 2013

Ubilam wrote:

Or, vice versa? Please educate me. State the benefits/cons of both ONLY if you have used both types to compare. Thanks!

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* no dust spots getting caught on internal part of viewfinder (as is more common with DSLRs in my experience)

* no slow autofocus in 'live view' mode (& no clunky mirror flip in 'live view' at all)

* 100% live view all the time, as you'd expect from your friendly compact cam or phone.

* saving some grams in body and/or lenses in most cases; allowing smaller bodies (a disadvantage as much as an advantage sometimes, depending on the size of your lens or tastes)

* the opportunity to miss out on some DSLR lenses that might be cheaper or better than what's offered for your platform

* the opportunity to buy reasonably-priced and over-priced lens adaptors

* the opportunity to run out of battery quicker

* the opportunity to see longer black-outs between shots than with an average DSLR

* the opportunity to have richer info displayed on the electronic viewfinder or LCD without flipping the clunky mirror, including magnified view when manual focusing

* the opportunity to be annoyed at the electronic viewfinder in areas its not quite as good as expected or desired;

* the opportunity to not see subtle details in low-light as well as you can with an optical viewfinder

* the opportunity to see bright 'gained-up' images overexposed or otherwise blocky and indistinct against the black night when the job could be done better on an optical viewfinder (moon shots, lights on buildings at night, etc).

* the opportunity to take advantage of great mirrorless price-cuts as the manufacturers panic to move stock

* the opportunity to use electronic shutters on some models mean quiet pic-taking is an option

* the opportunity to turn up your nose at DSLR users, even if that means turning your nose up at yourself while using your mirrorless

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