Do you non professionals still use DSLR's? And why?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
joejack951 Senior Member • Posts: 2,682
Re: Do you non professionals still use DSLR's? And why?

gdourado wrote:


With the increase advancements in sensor technology and mirrorless cameras, I was wondering how many non professionals still use DSLR's as their travel cameras or just general usage cameras...

With all those advancements, the "best" of the mirrorless are still quite expensive (OM-D E5), require expensive lenses to make the most of the sensors, don't offer continuous AF on par with the cheapest DSLRs, don't offer the DOF control available with a DSLR (without spending gobs of money and/or using manual focus only lenses), and will never be better at low light shooting than a similar generation DSLR APS-C or FF.

If any of that matters to someone, they are still likely to use a DSLR for most shots.

Personally, I find smaller cameras uncomfortable and awkward to use (and I have smallish hands) and any time I have to push the limits of its capability, I'm disappointed. My wife and I did just go to Disney with our son and made the hard decision to leave the D3s at home and bring only a P7700. I don't regret it as dealing with a 15 month old boy frequently takes all the energy I've got, but there are more than a few photos I'd like to have that are trash because the P7700 simply wasn't capable whereas the D3s would have had no problem (anything above ISO 1600 really).

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