Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison

Started Jul 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
The Incredible Hoke
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Re: Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison
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Richard wrote:

ShawnHoke wrote:

If you can afford it, I think it's nice to have both mirrorless and DSLR gear. I really like having that choice. But if you can only afford one or the other, it just depends on what kind of shooting you do, and what your priorities are. Eventually, I'd love to dump all my DSLR gear, and go exclusively mirrorless. But mirrorless isn't quite there yet. So until then, I use both. Each has its pros and cons.

^This explains my recent change of heart.

It's more than weight, it's size. This isn't meant as a definitive comparison since everyone is different, but it's the one comparison that matters to me.

If you are concerned with size or weight or both, take the grip off the nikon when not using it for work. It will be a lot smaller. When you do the size difference is not that big. if you want a sony a6000 because you need a new toy great. But the reality the size is not that different when you compare camera to camera and not a grip.

Size matters

Funny, I'm a DSLR user. Have been for years and years and wil continue to be. However, I'm not going to hide my head in the sand and pretend there isn't a difference in size compared to mirrorless. I can and will happily shoot both. I purchased the a6000 because I need occasional video for work. I don't buy toys or fall for the latest and greatest gear. If I did, I wouldn't still have a D700.

But to your point - sure if you take the grip off the D700 is smaller. But it's still much larger than the a6000.

D700 without grip compared to a6000.

It's even more lopsided when you consider thickness.

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