We’re seeing more and more videos from people who switched from a DSLR to a Mirrorless camera. That’s all fine, interesting and sometimes emotional, but is it really objective and helpful?
In this featured video by Matt Granger, he gives you an objective overview of the trade-offs you’re facing when you make the switch. Matt’s point is this: For every benefit a mirrorless camera gives you, you will also lose something. Check out the video and the list below that summarizes those trade-offs.
- A mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than a comparable DSLR BUT the batteries have far less capacity and mirrorless cameras tend to use more energy. Can you deal with all the spare batteries you need to buy and carry around?
- You can adapt all kind of third- part lenses BUT it will make your camera bigger and unbalanced.
- Electronic view finders are becoming better BUT they’re not comparable with real view finders yet.
- Focus assist options are getting better and better BUT mirrorless auto focus still isn’t as fast and responsive as the focus in most DSLRs.
- Mirrorless camera manufactures pack in all kinds of innovative pro features into their newest bodies BUT they lack things like dual card slots and only have a limited range of native fast lenses.
The bottom line is this: Mirrorless cameras are getting better (as DSLRs are), but in the end, they’re just another type of technology. They’re not better or worse than DSLRs and you should evaluate those trade-off carefully before you make a decision. Don’t be emotional about it.
Check out Matt’s other tutorials and resources at his website.
Are you planning to buy a mirrorless camera? Have you switched from a DSLR lately? What has been the main factor in your own decision? Tell us your thoughts below.