First camera: DSLR or mirrorless

Started Jun 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 15,206
Re: First camera: DSLR or mirrorless

baloo_buc wrote:

kufuxul wrote:

As someone who doesn't own any DSLR and is not bound to Canon/Nikon lens system, should my first camera be DSLR or mirrorless?

Mirrorless offerings are getting better 5 years after their appearance. Still they are far away from the flexibility and performance of dSLRs. The gap is narrowing, though.

Victor,

I don't think that you have used a recent top of the line mirrorless camera.  IMHO, apart from lens choice (which is important) and continuous focusing, the upper range of mirrorless cameras (Sony A6000, A7, Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus E-M1 and Panasonic GH4) have all the flexibility and performance of entry and mid-range DSLRs and are superior in some areas, e.g. manual focusing and video.

The smaller bodied mirrorless cameras have more limited functionality simply because the bodies are small and you can't fit so many controls on them.

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