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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Can Mirrorless Cameras Be As Good As DSLRs?

Are mirrorless cameras as good or better than DSLR models? That's the question I get most often from many photo enthusiasts when I travel around the globe on wildlife photo shoots. My readers know I am the Wildlife Ho-tographer using Canon equipment for over a quarter century. You can see my equipment bag and works on

Sony has enjoyed a very good couple of years with their various mirrorless camera models, culminating with their top-of-the-line a7R II. Last year, Leica joined the competition by introducing the SL model. Even Canon may jump in this race by announcing their own full frame mirrorless camera some time this year.

I have used mirrorless cameras. They just don't feel right in my hands. They are ergonomically challenged and the functions and features are not suitable for my use in wildlife photography. There are many people who love their mirrorless cameras. They are small, light weight and take very good photos in travel, portrait and everyday life but when the shots really matter, I know very few photographers will reach for their mirrorless camera instead of the DSLR. Take a look at the above video. It's a bit light-hearted but you will get the impression why mirrorless cameras are not used by pros in the Olympic Games, World Cup and many other important sporting events. 

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