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Mirrorless vs DSLR? Answered

I am looking into getting either a mirrorless or a DSLR and wondering exactly what can you control with the DSLR that the mirrorless cannot. Most of my pictures will consist of photos of my kids, with the option of printing some as large canvas wall art. I would also like to always have the camera with me, which seems to lean toward mirrorless, but I want to be able to have the varied f-stops. Can the mirrorless do that?

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sdenticeBest Answer (author)2017-08-08

A good Mirrorless camera can do just about everything a DSLR can do including changing F-stop and shutter, ISO and white balance. There are a lot more features with a Mirrorless and using in auto mode produces great pictures as well. Depending on the situation, sometimes with kids shooting in auto works better. The size and weight is much less that DSLR. A good Mirrorless with a 50MM lens is not much bigger that a good Bridge camera. The lenses for Mirrorless are smaller and lighter that DSLR. Most lenses also have newer technology so they are faster and sharper. A big advantage is the Mirrorless camera is Live View all the time. What you see is what you get in the final image. I have the Olympus OMD Mark 2 and a Canon 60D. I hardly ever use my Canon anymore. For my Olympus I have a macro, wide angle and telephoto lens, those lenses work fine for me. I have not had as much sensor dust with my Olympus as I had with my Canon.

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