Mirrorless Cameras Versus DSLRs for Beginners

This past weekend, I was running around shooting a half-marathon race for charity with my Nikon D5 and Fujifilm X-T2. Whenever I'm touting a huge and a small camera like that, the questions start pouring in about the differences between the two, so I thought this video from Jared Polin going back to the basics about mirrorless and DSLR cameras would be a good one to share.

As a Nikon shooter, since I started my business, starting with the D200 and currently with a D5 and D850, I was hesitant to get into the mirrorless game. I got my Fujifilm X-T2 mainly for backpacking and traveling due to the size and weight, but find myself using it more and more on paid shoots these days. It definitely has its limitations, but then again, so do DSLRs. 

In this information-packed video, Jared Polin goes into detail about the differences between mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, and it's a great resource if you're still wondering how the two systems work differently. There are pros and cons to everything, and camera bodies are no exception. After watching the video, do you still have questions about mirrorless cameras? Leave them in the comments below!

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10 Comments

Jared Polin ? Ew no thanks. He just works for views, pulling all the stops like clickbait and blowing everything out of proportion.

Michael Jin's picture

Sort of like this website?

user-156929's picture

Whether it does or doesn't, you're here. :-/

Color Thief's picture

So much photo-poodle, so little time.

I could add a list of others on youtube I would also say eww to.

thanks for the positive feedback everyone!!!! Oh yea, I'm only here for the thumbs up, almost forgot to say.

user-156929's picture

You ran a half-marathon, carrying a D5? (the Fuji doesn't count ;-) ) I'm impressed!

Jonathon Rusnak's picture

One has a mirror and one does not. Just saved you 20 minutes. You're welcome.

Stephen Ironside's picture

There's a little more to it than that, and also this video is for beginners or those unfamiliar with pros and cons of mirrorless systems.

Jonathon Rusnak's picture

Here I am being taken seriously without crazy hair or a slogan on my tee shirt.