There have been so many discussions lately about the benefits of SLRs compared to Mirrorless cameras and viceversa. To be honest, it’s very likely that your gear doesn’t matter, and here’s why.
If you are fairly new to photography and are looking for a dedicated camera to start in this field, you are probably following the major camera manufacturers, right? Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm… and you probably stumbled across the discussion of what is better: SLRs or Mirrorless cameras.
Yes, on one hand the SLRs are tried and true technology and they get better every year. However, they carry the same disadvantages over and over, like the mirror kick, the additional moving parts that may fail, the obscured viewfinder at the moment of capture… etc.
On the other hand, mirrorless are still kinda new, but get better every year (if not, every 6 months). And their traditional disadvantages, like the slow focus or limited lens selection are disappearing quickly.
Still not convinced? Take a look at the next images.
One was shot with an SLR, the other with a mirrorless camera. Can you tell the difference? Here’s the most important part: Can your customer tell the difference?
In the end, you are producing images for a customer and, if s/he can’t tell then, who cares?! Choose the camera that is right for you, for your needs and style and make sure you produce the best image you can with the gear at hand.
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