G3 heralds the end of APS-C DSLRs

Started May 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
antoineb Veteran Member • Posts: 6,631
Totally agree and will sell my DSLR as soon as I can

I own a Nikon d7k, which is a great DSLR, and I own some nice glass with it

BUT, I'd prefer to own a mirrorless camera.

Until recently their IQ was lower, especially at higher ISO - this seems gone now.

Their AF used to be at least a bit slower but now with AF times below 0.3s the G3 (and the GH2) easily match all DSLRs up to enthusiast (d7k) - and in lower light they become MUCH faster. AND, being contrast-detect, it's more precise, and it requires no adjustments (on which DSLR users are wasting so much time).

Their EVFs used to be limited by technology (at least its cost) but now they're at least as good as the OVFs of entry-level DSLRs (and they're 100% view too).

For those who care, their video capabilities are MUCH superior - for starters, they can actually AF while filming (unlike DSLRs which are advertised to do so, but can't).

So what's missing?

  • continuous shooting could be a bit faster, especially buffers could be a bit deeper. But that's easy to solve, especially at a slightly higher price point

  • a nice, fast, portrait lens like my 85mm f1.4 G

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