a bit confused: practicality of DSLR vs non DSLR cameras

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Glen Barrington
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Re: a bit confused: practicality of DSLR vs non DSLR cameras

Sandy70 wrote:

I would love to take out of the box photographs. I was considering buying a DSLR.

I read some articles on opinions page on this web site. Some senior photographers mentioned that compact cameras Image quality is as good as those of a DSLR, especially in an era where most digital photos will land up being seen on web pages. We are not talking about professionals who print. He felt the difference in IQ was not worth the pain carrying the gears around when on a holiday. He hasn't used his DSLR for sometime now. There were others too who agreed with him. There would be people who would not admit this since they already own a DSLR. Wanted honest opinions.

Am I craving wrongly for something that's going to be short lived?.

Would it mean concentrating on camera more than the holiday?

DSLRs are NOT going away. On the other hand though, they will become less important to the amateur photographer over time, I think. Even 'serious' amateurs, I suspect. I also suspect that DSLRs will become a niche product aimed at professional photographers and a few well heeled amateurs.

I have sold one of my 2 DSLR bodies, I am keeping my DSLR lenses for use on my m4/3s camera (via use of adapters) and to keep my remaining DSLR functional. My new gear purchases will be for m4/3s only. I feel my OMD E-M10 fully replaces my Olympus E30 DSLR, and offers additional image quality enhancements and gives me considerable advantages in size and weight.

I don't think a person buying a DSLR today is wasting his or her money, but I also think that, over time, he or she will find themselves drifting towards a mirrorless camera system of some sort anyway.

you might find an article I wrote interesting.


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