Sometimes people ask me whether it's better to go with a D-SLR or one of the new mirrorless cameras, and as usual, my comment is "Well, it depends". Here's my pro list for each type of system.
-Fast auto focus
- Generally a very wide range of lenses and other accessories available, both new and used
- Fast operation - ie easy to access menus, very little shutter lag, optical viewfinder
- Size and weight
- Ability to adapt a huge variety of old lenses
- Image quality
At the end of the day it really depends on what you will use the camera for. If you need a small sized camera, but want to step up from a compact, then go mirror-less. If you need flexibility so that you camera can shoot a wide variety of subjects, the get a DSLR. I, like may others, have both; and this allows me to choose the perfect camera for what I need.
|Barn on Prince Edward County - Sony NEX 5n with Sigma 30mm f2.8 (mirrorless with AF lens)|
|Nikon D90 with Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro - AF lens|
|Daffodil - Sony NEX5n with Leica 50mm f2 Summicron - adapted MF lens (Note: Pic is heavily cropped from original)|