Mirrorless vs DSLR

Started Nov 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Chris G Hughes Regular Member • Posts: 391
Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR

These things always seem to boil down to the same thing: different tools for different jobs. DSLRS might be analogized to claw hammers and mirrorless to ball-peen. Both do about 90% of the same things, but the 10% of differentiation is critical when it counts. Doesn't make one better or worse in an objective sense, just different.

Now, the issue happens when each photographer's subjective needs enter the picture. Perception of a platform are colored by individual context. We all know this, but we tend to ignore it and fight anyway.

Ultimately the best we can do is compare actual quantifiable qualities of the various platforms such as lens quality and availability, depth of field characteristics of the sensor size, ISO performance, pixel density available, hardware configuration etc. etc. etc. with our individual needs as photographers. Again, we know this.

So, the bottom line is that it's utterly impossible to say "this platform is better than that platform" in any definitive or objective way.

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