I am currently considering a camera upgrade and doing the usual research.
I currently have a Sony DSLR and would prefer not to have to move to a new lens system unless absolutely necessary. With Sony there appears to be an increasing emphasis on the mirrorless camera format.
Has anyone any practical insights (in an aviation context) in the merits or challenges with mirrorless systems against the more "traditional" DSLR cameras please?.
I consider myself fairly ahead of the curve, tech-wise, as part of my job. I have used digital camers since 1998, upgrading every few years since then.
I traded in all my DSLR kit a couple of years ago, and would NEVER go back.
I use a Sony RX10M3, which has a 24 to 600mm optical Zeiss lens, with full image stabilisation.
It is compact, easy to use, fantastic spec, very fast focussing, great frame rate, and an ideal travelling companion.
If you were designing a digital today from scratch, and not having to compromise by using an old mechanical shutter to cater for the old SLR lenses, then this is the camera you would design.
DSLRs are on the way out for a number of reasons, they are old technology.
A couple of unexpected bonuses in using this camera. 1. No need to carry a multitude of different size heavy lenses. 2. It is a very discrete bit of kit, often a bonus in some locations. 3. No more back-breaking lugging heavy kit around on Airshow days.