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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Stephen Ironside is a commercial photographer with an outdoor twist based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While attempting to specialize in adventure and travel photography, you can usually find him in the woods, in another country, or oftentimes stuffing his face at an Indian buffet.

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

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

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.

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

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.