Complaints About DSLR Size

Started Jul 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 4,086
Re: Complaints About DSLR Size
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All cameras are compromises.  Period.  You just have to select your suite of advantages and disadvantages.  Size and weight are just one dimension to think about.  IQ is another.  Performance - meaning capability, speed and ergonomics - is still another.  You never get all at the same time.

One solution is to own more than one camera and many of those who post here do - me included.  If you adopt this solution, you then have to decide for each outing which camera(s) to take.  And once you're 'out there', you have to accept the consequences of your decision.

I think a lot of this comes down to purpose and personal preference.  I used to use a 4X5" and a Pentax 67 for their advantages when I needed them. To heck with their size and weight. Today I own a DSLR and too many lenses, a Canon G1X and a Canon G12.  I use the DSLR for its capabilities and leave it at home when I travel. The G1X is my travel camera. The G12 is for social outings and other situations where small size and convenience matter.  So size matters to me.  Do I miss the DSLR - yes occasionally, but not too often.  And too bad - the best camera is the one you have with you.

Cheers, Rod

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