DSLR Versus Mirrorless: Which Is Right for You in 2020?

There is certainly no doubt that the photography industry is headed toward mirrorless as the dominant technology, but that does not mean that DSLRs are totally obsolete and gone for good already. In fact, a DSLR is still a better choice for a lot of photographers, and this helpful video takes a look at which is right for you in 2020. 

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this great video takes a look at the problem of choosing between a DSLR or mirrorless camera in 2020. Certainly, manufacturers are moving toward a future consisting mostly of mirrorless technology, but DSLRs are still very much around, with Canon and Nikon continuing to announce new high-level models. One advantage that frequently gets left out of this discussion is the fact that DSLR lenses are far, far more numerous, and besides this meaning you will likely have more options to choose from for a given mount, it also means the used market is far bigger, making it much easier to find a kit that matches your budget and specific needs. Nonetheless, there are a lot of advantages to mirrorless as well, and they tend to have some of the latest tech. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Robert Nurse's picture

Supposedly, mirrorless cameras remove the need for lens micro adjustments, have near full viewfinder AF point coverage and they give you a WYSIWYG-like viewfinder preview. Honestly, I never thought of the minor mirrorless negative of having to turn on the camera to check composition. But, I think I can live with that. I'm due for a new camera this year or next. I think the mirrorless positives outweigh any negatives.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

That was 1.5 years ago. A lot has changed since, like Canon and Nikon entering FF mirrorless.

Rk K's picture

It makes no sense to invest in dying systems...

Przemek Lodej's picture

Tell it to people shooting film...lol

Rob Davis's picture

Is it possible to own a mirrorless camera and not say stuff liken this? People are still doing great work with ground glass.

Just shot on the set of a TV commercial, loved having my Z7 and the silent shutter.

jim hughes's picture

I recently wrote a blog post about some of the ways mirrorless really made a difference for me. Not so much technical as "personal".
https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2019/12/10/mirrorless-its-the-little-thi...

As a wild life photographer I can say if you do not have a 600 mm lens then invest on a Sony 200 600 mm and a camera like Sony A6400.