a bit confused: practicality of DSLR vs non DSLR cameras

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Dave Stott
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Re: a bit confused: practicality of DSLR vs non DSLR cameras
In reply to Sandy70, 4 months ago

Sandy70 wrote:

I would love to take out of the box photographs. I was considering buying a DSLR.

I read some articles on opinions page on this web site. Some senior photographers mentioned that compact cameras Image quality is as good as those of a DSLR, especially in an era where most digital photos will land up being seen on web pages. We are not talking about professionals who print. He felt the difference in IQ was not worth the pain carrying the gears around when on a holiday. He hasn't used his DSLR for sometime now. There were others too who agreed with him. There would be people who would not admit this since they already own a DSLR. Wanted honest opinions.

Am I craving wrongly for something that's going to be short lived?.

Would it mean concentrating on camera more than the holiday?

If I were starting out now in your position I would go mirrorless, probably micro 4/3 for the range of lenses available and two competing manufacturers. I would be confident that in a couple of years they will match any current crop frame dslr's.  If you wish you can set it up as a very high quality point and shoot and enjoy the holiday, but they are massively configurable and give you lots of room to grow.

The poster who said such a system is not much less bulky than a dslr and equivalent lens is simply talking nonsense.

Dave

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