« Last post by Random Orbits on Today at 12:56:24 PM »
What is the advantage of using a Sony mirrorless camera? You could say sensor but Nikon uses the same one. I wouldn't think size and weight would make much difference for most photographers.
+1. It can't compete with the Nikon/Canon ecosystem. Love the RT system -- reliable and easy to use. What can compete with the 24-70 II and the 70-200 IS II? 1st party systems work they way they should. Adapting lenses does not - you get what you get and who knows if the next version will maintain the same level of compatibility for all lenses. The lenses are just as large/heavy as Canon/Nikon counterparts and the battery life is much worse...
For hobbyists, it provides a way of using vintage lenses. But many of those combinations don't perform as well as 1st party systems. Sony native lenses are also expensive, so no savings there. And the most ardent Sony mirrorless users have to upgrade every year to try and approach DSLR performance (i.e. tracking focus or low light focus). So which system costs more at the end of the day?
Mirrorless may get "there" in a few years, but until it does, I'll still use the DSLR.
BTW, I think that Sony has thrown its best shots, and the pace of advancement will slow considerably. Sony has refreshed camera sensors with the technologies used for cell-phone cameras first. IBIS, layered BSI sensors. What else? Can Sony survive in an environment where its users update every 3-5 years instead of every year?