Quote (Njoy @ Aug 10 2015 03:24pm)
Anybody have experience with mirrorless cameras? How do you like them compared to DSLRs?
They seem to be trending very rapidly and I'm looking at possibly selling my DSLR and getting a mirrorless because I need a smaller/lighter camera.
It all comes down to your needs & your budget. Sony has some really cool mirrorless options... but DSLR is still where quality and performance reigns supreme across the board.
A smaller crop-sensor or micro 4/3's camera will end up being lighter. You'll also get lighter lenses. And, you'll likely be spending less on lenses. However, you end up with:
1) Lower quality lenses overall. Slower apertures, less resolved sharpness, etc.
2) A smaller sensor. Worse ISO performance, worse dynamic range, worse recoverability of shadows.
3) Autofocus may be quite a bit slower. Viewfinder may be absolute shite.
4) The list could go on, but those are my main points anyway.
You sound like you are interested in mirrorless based on reasons that have nothing to do with the final result (the photo). It sounds like you want mirrorless based on the tech-side of things only, regardless of how that would influence the end result.
My opinion: If you need the smaller form-factor, go for it. But if you're spending big bucks ($1000 or more), just go with a DSLR, you're probably better off (unless if Sony's offerings seem good to you).
No mirrorless can really compete with the Nikon D750. Sony's new A7Rii is pretty cool though.This post was edited by Canadian_Man on Aug 15 2015 08:19pm