Complaints About DSLR Size

Started Jul 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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In reply to Midwest, Jul 24, 2013

Midwest wrote:

justmeMN wrote:

I don't have one (yet) , but the Canon SL1 / 100D is interesting - real DSLR performance in a smaller package.

I wonder if that will become the new "standard size" for lower-end DSLRs.

Only for those who want a smaller camera. Not everyone does. I can't figure why people who don't use DSLR's are so sure most of us want them to be smaller.

Totally agree.  It's like the DPR mirrorless crowd have rendered a verdict that cameras must be small, when in fact in many ways shrinking a camera can negatively impact usability and ergonomics for most adults with normal sized hands.

I did happen to check out the Canon SL1 / 100D the other day at Costco, and it's quite nice provided you mount a small prime or variable aperture zoom.  Any large aperture zoom however is going to balance extremely poorly on it.  And the small, flat grip may make it smaller, but it actually makes handling worse than a camera with a normal sized grip.  And for what?  So that it's easier to transport?  So that your bag is a bit smaller?  So an SL1 or small mirrorless camera user is essentially trading usability for portability.

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