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

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lupti Senior Member • Posts: 1,577
Re: Living in the past?

Hatstand wrote:

Shutter response: 600D 0.1 sec, FZ150 0.05 sec
Focus - wide, shutter response: 600D 0.2 sec, FZ150 0.15 sec
Focus - telephoto, shutter response: 600D 0.25 sec, FZ150 0.25 sec
Shot to shot - without flash: 600D 0.4-0.5 sec, FZ150 0.6 sec (~)
Shot to shot - with flash: 600D 0.6-0.7, FZ150 0.8 sec (~)
Continuous shooting - JPEG: 4fps, FZ150 5.5 fps
Continuous shooting - RAW: 600D 3fps (6 shots), FZ150 5.5 fps

These figures are from tests by I don't know how they measured those, but I can say subjectively, that I found little difference in performance between 600D and FZ150 for action photography. The image stabilisation on the FZ150 (subjectively again) is as good as I got from Canon lenses.

My only issue was the FZ150 rear screen and EVF are nowhere near as good as an optical viewfinder, but a cheap red dot sight fixed that for me.

I do not deny that DSLR's have significant advantages in several areas, and always will. But as a non-professional (as per topic!) who is happy with "great" results not "professional" results... those advantages are superfluous to my needs.

Wow, you really compare 600D and FZ150 based on the speed difference and your only issue is that viewfinder and screen aren´t that good? It seems you really don´t care about IQ. I had the FZ150 for some days and send it back because the IQ is really mediocre, not only compared to a DSLR but also a good P&S. Even when shooting RAW the image quality is just a shame. Not only when looking closer...

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