Mirrorless Spanked at 2014 World Press Photo Comp.

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
photoreddi Veteran Member • Posts: 7,843
Re: The inexorable march of time leaves the obsolete in its wake.

JulesJ wrote:

photoreddi wrote:

Richard wrote:

EthanP99 wrote:

fotolopithecus wrote:

rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

Jets replaced propellers because of improved speed, and performance. Mirrorless has yet to do that. Don't hold your breath.

That time is coming sooner than you think.

What performance parameter has even the remote chance of surpassing a DSLR?

My mirrorless cameras have been able to shoot sustained full resolution RAW+JPEG bursts (more than 40 frames) at 60fps, and they've done this for more than a year. What DSLR has that kind of performance? It even does tracking/refocusing between frames at up to 15fps. What DSLR does that?

My 7D can take bursts of 7 or 8 in a short time I believe. I have just never used it! Just like most people with any sort of camera.

Agreed, and using a "spray and pray" technique to try to get an acceptable shot is generally inadvisable. But there are times when a high burst rate is called for, particularly in sports, or when patiently waiting for a dramatic moment for a photo of a loved one that will last only a short time (less than a second, say) when shooting only a single frame would be very unlikely to capture a memorable, fleeting expression. The mirrorless camera can do this in total silence, so it's much less obtrusive than even the most silent DSLR.

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