Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison

Started Jul 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison
In reply to wombat661, Jul 9, 2014

Weight and size were not major factors for me .

I bought my mirrorless camera ( Pentax K-01 ) as an upgrade over my Canon G11 compact , which was OK for general shooting in good daylight but poor in low light , and not as good as my DSLR's in any case . It was , and remains , a handy little camera to stick in a pocket or keep in the glovebox of the car , much as my Rollei 35S was back in the film days .

I bought the K-01 recently as the few remaining unsold ones can now be picked up for around £200 ( mine was an ex demo camera with full warranty from a main dealer ) , and got a DA 40mm Ltd f2.8 pancake lens to partner it . This combo is pocketable in an outdoor jacket pocket , if not smaller pockets ; being effectively a K-5 the IQ is much better than the G11 plus I can use all my existing K mount lenses , including my compact SMC-M primes , my Pentax-dedicated Metz flashes , and it uses the same batteries as my K-3 , for which it is a useful backup camera .

It probably weighs around the same as my *istD and is possibly about the same size - the main reason for getting it was , partly , the bargain price and partly that it just isn't a DSLR , so under some circumstances is more covert and attracts less attention since you look more like a casual shooter and not a 'pro' , which can sometimes be an advantage .
With kind regards


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