First camera: DSLR or mirrorless

Started Jun 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ido S
Ido S Senior Member • Posts: 4,932
Re: First camera: DSLR or mirrorless

baloo_buc wrote:

Canon has a sensor that is not up to present day standards so its performance is almost identical to the one in the best mirrorless offerings.

The best mirrorless offerings are, well, the Sony α7R. And that has a very similar (if not identical) sensor as the Nikon D800E, which is considered to be the best sensor at sizes up to 35mm full frame. The α7 is also a proven performer, also up there with its full frame competitors (and in DxOMark's tests, it clearly beats Canon full frame sensors in dynamic range by quite a wide margin).

Fujifilm's X-Trans sensors are terrific, too, and so are Sony's APS-C sensors (especially in the α6000). The latest Four Thirds sensors are pretty much on par with Canon's APS-C sensors in most categories, and beat the Canons in dynamic range...

In short, saying that the best sensors in mirrorless cameras are similar in performance to the worst sensors in current-generation DSLRs, is plain nonsense.

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