Not sure what’s the difference between a DSLR and a Mirrorless Camera? Deon explains some of the basic differences and looks at the advantages of each.

So what’s the difference between a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) and a mirrorless camera? In our first episode of Photography Basics, Deon here at Orms Cape Town, explains the key differences between two and looks at a few pros and cons.

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  1. good presentation, I agree that the mirrorless camera is the future, both my Canon & Nikon DSLR’s collect dust on a shelf most of the time as my “go to” has become the Samsung NX1 having started with an NX 20, yes at this stage there is limited lens options but I’ve seen this grow in the relatively short time I’ve owned the Samsungs. I have a 18-200 in my collection I await the 300 which is due shortly. What I thoroughly enjoy is Samsung’s connectivity with their smart hi-def TV’s which is awesome for viewing ones pic’s. Keep the Orms TV going!

  2. Havent had any ‘play time’ with a mirrorless but I am not a fan of the way it feels and that the view finder is optical.
    DSLR still feels right to me the same way i prefer holding a book over holding a kindle.

    Great video ORMStv – keep it up

    1. Sony A7R11. 49Mp MIRRORLESS, I have owned the A7s and a 5dMk3. The Canon still whipped a$$ but it’s days are numbered with the A7R11 release. And I liked the look of the A7s stills anyway. Very pleasing,

  3. Comment about limited lenses is only true for some cameras. There are lens adapters available that will allow you to use your Canon or Nikon lenses on a Sony A7s for example. Another bonus is no shutter count and therefore no servicing as with DSLR. LONG LIVE MIRRORLESS. Behind the scenes photographers will eventually also learn that instead of massive silencer housings, they should just buy a MIRRORLESS too 🙂 Oh yeah, and there’s that awesome low light capability of the A7s. Unbeatable.

  4. Even though I don’t have large hands I find a DSLR much easier to hold compared to more compact cameras. What I’m wanting to see is larger mirrorless cameras. Not as big as a Pro DSLR, but certainly bigger than they typically seem to be now.

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