It’s been some time since the days of purely manual focus lenses, and technology is moving forward at an ever-increasing rate. Today’s autofocus systems are almost incomparable to even the high-end DSLRs of 10 years ago. However, they still can’t read minds so it’s good to have a sense of how they work and where they can fail.
Mirrorless cameras are the future, gradually replacing DSLRs. Mirrorless cameras are built upon a completely different concept with its own pros and cons. DSLRs will certainly still be available for a long time and will be easier to get second-hand. It definitely makes sense to give some thought to which camera system to get.
Not long ago, DSLRs were still the only guarantee of professional quality. But the situation is gradually shifting in favor of mirrorless cameras, which more and more photographers are starting to prefer. Read all about the advantages and disadvantages of these two systems.
After years with a DSLR I tried out a mirrorless camera, and I was pleasantly surprised by this camera’s controls, its outputs and dimensions, and its great usability and practicality. But it has its downsides too. Today’s article is a sort of mini-review of my “switch” to mirrorless.