The sales of the DSLR

youmightlikethis Avatar
if you were buying a camera today would it be a dlsr or is small beautiful with most using mobile phones and compact style cameras
franken Avatar
franken Plus
21 5.8k 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2021 7:20AM
If I were buying a camera today it would be another micro 4/3 thirds one.
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.3k 22 United Kingdom
3 May 2021 7:27AM
Only a few months ago, and would be same today, an E-M5iii.

LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
3 May 2021 8:06AM
While I will eventually upgrade my iPhone 7, I use my 35mm equipment for different types of photographic pictures.
youmightlikethis Avatar
thanks for replies i will be buying a new camera soon but cant decide if i should risk buying another dslr[had problems with 2 dslrs which are under five years old] once bitten?
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
3 May 2021 10:15AM
I would buy another m43 Panasonic. The most user-friendly brand, with a great range of lenses.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
3 May 2021 10:54AM
There are a lot of problems I think for anyone who is keen on photography with using a phone. It is very difficult to keep a phone straight, i.e. a lot of folk when taking pictures with a phone slant the phone top away from themselves which in such a small screen gives people very large heads and very small feet, and that effect is replicated by any slight tilt in any direction. The colour varies a great deal from phone to phone - once you have sorted your colour out it will probably be OK but over Lockdown I have enlarged and printed photos from phones for others and that keepsake is very hard work to get to anything like an accurate representation. And what I have achieved I wouldn't be satisfied with for myself - although the folk themselves seem to be delighted - and I would be happy with something which others would not accept. If you simply want a record of an event then they are handy, so if you can live with large heads, crooked walls creammy whites and backgrounds always in sharp focus then go for a phone. Otherwise may I suggest a bridge camera?!

Personally I would buy another DSLR.
themak Avatar
themak 10 1.1k Scotland
3 May 2021 5:44PM

Quote:so if you can live with large heads

That can happen with a DSLR, of course.

saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
3 May 2021 5:51PM
Having gone from many years with a dslr, then migrated to mirrorless some 5 years ago, I'd never go back to a dslr...
cfreeman Avatar
cfreeman 19 1.3k United Kingdom
3 May 2021 6:45PM
I went from film SLR to mirrorless M4/3 years ago and I've owned both Panasonic and Olympus. However in direct answer to your question about buying a new camera - another mirrorless m4/3 they are just so portable and flexible. Given the advances in technology etc between Olympus and Panasonic it would come down to price. Another big influencing factor in the choice is I've quite an investment in M4/3 lenses it would cost too much to switch now.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
3 May 2021 7:05PM
I have a Canon DSLR 5D4 and recently bought a Sony ML camera and lenses (to reduce weight). I do have an iPhone but use it for telephone calls not photography.



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