DSLR -> Mirrorless Guides?

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ericbowles
ericbowles Senior Member • Posts: 1,141
Re: DSLR -> Mirrorless Guides?

anim8tr wrote:

Is there an online resource that discusses the pluses and minuses of moving from one camera system to another when it comes to making a switch from DSLR to Mirrorless? I'm currently a Nikon DSLR shooter but would like to start moving to a mirrorless system, Nikon or other.

Take a look at Thom Hogan's comments on the topic. He's an objective source.

Here are short reviews on the three Nikon options:

https://www.zsystemuser.com/z-mount-cameras/nikon-z-camera-reviews/the-short-version-nikon-z.html

As a general rule, changing systems is a good way to spend money, but rarely provides a sustained advantage. Look at your budget and the lenses you'll need for what you shoot. If you are demanding about performance, your lenses will last a while while you'll upgrade camera bodies every few years. Chasing performance needs to be within one system with the lenses largely constant.

Any system comes with a major learning curve. It's not going to be intuitive, and you're going to need to learn how to do things with the new system. That's the problem with many of the cross system reviews. They set up a scenario and try to use similar settings rather than optimum settings. Or they use the default settings rather than adjusting for the best way to photograph their subject.

If you can't make great photos with the Nikon mirrorless cameras right now, it's not the fault of the cameras.

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