Where is the industry heading - some thoughts.

Started Mar 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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GeraldW OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,948
Re: Where is the industry heading - some thoughts.

It takes the mirror about 65 seconds to flip up so the shot can be taken.  That typically includes the "shutter lag" after you press the button.  During that time, the viewfinder is black - so if the subject doesn't move in a smooth predictable manner, you can't compensate.  Also, professionals make use of continuous or burst shooting and take several shots, picking the best.  If you shoot singles, to capture the "decisive moment"; it's much harder.  My point is, that for most people (let's exclude the professionals) the lags in mirrorless are smaller than the "blackout time" in a DSLR.

My own limited experience with an FZ200 against my 60D when shooting college ice hockey, is that the FZ200 is as fast, or faster, than the 60D.  For birds in flight, I prefer using the FZ200.

And there's another factor here.  Human reaction time.  It's longer than the lags in the current cameras.

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