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Understanding DSLR vs. Mirrorless Cameras

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Taking the next step in photography means transitioning to a better quality camera from your typical point and shoot pocket camera or cell phone. In most recent years, the well-known DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras have been rivaled with the up and coming mirrorless camera technology. With this introduction of new technology into the world of photography, tech expert, Patrick Norton walks us through the top Facts vs. Myths surrounding DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. It includes to the topic of camera body size, auto focus and more. By understanding these concepts, users can determine the camera that best fits their life style! For more info: www.sony.com For more info: www.youtube.com/SGNL Follow @sonyalpha on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sonyalpha
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R3TR0 G8 (6 hours ago)
The bias in words and structure of the sentences.
Saadon Aksah (10 hours ago)
Wow! Thats informative! Glad to know that!
omi god (15 hours ago)
As for whether a bigger camera is a better camera, the best camera for you is the one you have. You're not a professional. Enjoy taking your photos and don't fucking worry about waving your penis.
omi god (15 hours ago)
This guy has a real problem with that sweaty upper lip, all glistening beneath his nose. He really should grow a mustache to hide it if he's going to continue his life as a Sony salesman. It's off-putting - even a little sickening.
Fred Blues (1 day ago)
And when you hang a 400 2.8 on the Sony body, there goes the lightweight advantage, just an awkward little body to hang on to. Sorry, you haven't sold it.
Toby Hinloopen (2 days ago)
A canon camera on a Sony channel? huh? I like my mirrorless though :) I have the 5100 & Nex 5N. I removed the UVIR filter from the sensor from my 5N (that was quite the operation...) so it's a full-spectrum camera now (and everything is still working great, no AF issues)
Hey there! (3 days ago)
3:57 Sony using cannon lens
Chris Ng (3 days ago)
Less battery time, 100% true for sony cameras, not 100% true for some others
N F (4 days ago)
A mirrorless camera basically means there is no mirror inside
weeg91 (6 days ago)
Cost cutting dressed up as improevment . Don't fall for it .
A.J Zz (6 days ago)
People get offended by everything now a days, he meant taking pictures of kids in the park...
James Binns (6 days ago)
Question: How does a mirrorless camera respond to action shots?
Zion Espena (6 days ago)
Deadpool tryna explain cameras where u shoot people.
Mark Kelly (8 days ago)
Why does this video feel like it's from 2004?
Small Kid - Big Tech (9 days ago)
Cool video
GrooveMan21 (9 days ago)
"Old School". LOL. I hate that ridiculous phrase.
bluebrickcreations (10 days ago)
This makes me regret getting an old sony dslr they don't seem to care for their old cameras anymore even at a sony store they didn't have anything for their old dslr
Cool dude
Baja Gaming (12 days ago)
I tought for years that DSLR meant Digital Symetrical Left and Right...
@2:48 Just shooting the kids at the park As you do
Progressive (14 days ago)
3,4k dislikes from people who know better than SONY specialists lol
David Chow (14 days ago)
Can you send me the mirrorless vs DSLR charts?
Valter Van D (16 days ago)
Fake News. Mirrorless Sucks. Move On.
THANISH IRAESHA (17 days ago)
Lets create a name for mirrorless cameras ::::::MSLR
journeyquest1 (17 days ago)
Give me both. And some film cameras too.
Thor Planet (18 days ago)
The Note 8 Is better
Erick Souza (19 days ago)
CLASSIC CINEMAS (20 days ago)
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Farhan Jalal (20 days ago)
Best Budget camera i have ever used : https://amzn.to/2NRKLuZ
computerjantje (22 days ago)
first skip the intro bullshit if you came here for the title says. You can start at 0:47 seconds. Then after a while one finds out that this is more an add for sony then really being honest about the pros en cons and differences. Total waist of time this video.
Key things to note: Title - "Understanding DSLR vs. Mirrorless Cameras". Literally the main focus of the video was how Sony's mirrorless cameras were in some way "superior" than other DSLR camera's. Point #1 - Sony's A7 packs one of the best full frame sensors in an interchangeable lens? Um... exactly how? Any company can say that they have the best of whatever, but when they don't back up their statement why it's the best, really seems more like they're just putting together an ad that would last 30 seconds on TV saying "here's why you should get this camera. Unlike other brands, this is way better!" Point #2 - Mirrorless cameras deliver less battery life. Yeah, it's not as big as an entry level DSLR, but there's no excuse to say that's the main reason why. There are a bunch of smartphones out there that are extremely thin. Not only that, but they're capable of running multiple apps, while leaving them running in the background, using the web, either with safari or chrome (also running with multiple tabs open), and a bunch of other things. I use a Moto Z2 Play, and it's literally the thinnest phone I've seen in my life. No joke, the protective case I put on it is thinner than the iPhone 4S. For this reason, size should not matter, whatsoever. Really, the main battery killer is that EVF you have in the camera. If your camera is using a viewfinder that is constantly trying to assist you in aiming the camera at your subject, it's constantly using more battery power in order to keep up. Point #3 - Mirrorless cameras autofocus is inferior. Yes it's debatable, but this is just pretty much a loop back to the title of why Sony's camera's were "superior" than other DSLR's. Point #4 - Mirrorless camera's don't have great lenses, but you're using other lenses from other companies using an adapter? You're saying it's not true that mirrorless cameras have bad lenses but you state that we have adapters for other lenses when it comes to other big camera companies. You didn't seem to realize that you shot yourself in the foot there, since you're too busy boasting about the A7. Point #5 - A bigger camera is a better camer- What?! Why is this even a point? Yeah, bigger cameras can hold bigger sensors and all, but overall, if you're just getting started in photography, a smartphone can deliver some great results if you don't want to spend a lot of money just yet. It definitely won't be as great as most cameras out there, but for practice, if you have the right techniques, the results can be surprising. The last thing to note: This guy is giving us a BIASED opinion why the Sony A7 is a better option than most DSLR's. Of coarse he's doing it, that's why this video is on Sony's channel. At the beginning of the video and in the description of the video, he stated that this information can help you determine whether DSLR or mirrorless cameras are better. And what does he end up doing? He ends up by giving us a 5 minute long ad for the Sony A7. It honestly is hard to find an UNBIASED opinion for anything on the internet anymore... P.S... Kudos to you for reading through the entire comment...
Konstantin Sokolov (23 days ago)
2:19 shame on sony for having a sensor that dirty in an ad
LasVegasEAS /Photo8 (23 days ago)
Canon is better.
chrisanewby Cn (24 days ago)
Sorry, but aren't mirrorless cameras just shoot and go, compact cameras with a high price.
Erik (24 days ago)
Funny how this 2 yr old video seems like 10 yrs old now considering how fast mirrorless has exploded.
auxmike (24 days ago)
Sony lenses are way expensive! Why buy a Canon adapter instead of just a Canon body? I tried Sony mirrorless and hated it . Went back to Canon DSLR!
Carson Wulf (25 days ago)
or just shoot'en the kids in the park 2:46
Phil Jones65 (25 days ago)
True of false mirrorless bodies and lenses are hugely overpriced - True!
Great Quotes Daily (26 days ago)
Got it!
18magicMARKer (26 days ago)
$50 for a battery....for the capacity of a AA battery. the only negative of using a small mirrorless for a wedding is the ergonomic especially when you're using canon L lens. ..even though its lighter it feels heaver because the balance is off and the grip is smaller.
Russell S (26 days ago)
The second you put a lens on that mirrorless camera, you lose every bit of size advantage. Mirrorless cameras actually take up far more room than SLR/DSLR once you account for the lenses, as additional void space needs to be added to every mirrorless specific lens to allow proper focusing. If you're buying a mirrorless camera because "it's smaller", you're an idiot.
How’s it weird that he said shooting the kids in the park lol Parent’s do this
vegard pig (27 days ago)
Mirrorless cameras are too small; they don't fit in my hands.
Pepeflinco (1 month ago)
"....shooting kids in the park."
henryssurfshowcase (1 month ago)
Any built in stablization?
peter .z (1 month ago)
I’m looking for a camera to replace my old three hundred dollar 2012 Sony Mirrorless camera, I’m struggling with choosing between Sony a7 iii and Nikon d750 d810 something around these prices point (a little up and dow), I’m not a pro shooter but I know how to use cameras, and I mostly shooting photos not videos; I really like all of them but can you help me choose one?
Hanniffy Dinn (1 month ago)
Dslr is old bullshit.
Jerry Zou (1 month ago)
This was two years ago OOF
MrOfficialDoggo (1 month ago)
in anyways i still prefer using a DSLR
Kenneth Chuacon (1 month ago)
Why use the term "interchangeable lens camera" for mirrorless? DSLRs are interchangeable lens cameras too. You had one job, Sony. ONE.
sjlee04 (1 month ago)
wtf why cant i skip this ad
Listen to Fin. (1 month ago)
Took one breath for that whole first section. Slow down
Sammy Photographer (1 month ago)
2:48 just shooting your kids
Amp (1 month ago)
Check out mirrorless vs mirror by Kai. This is biased. Mirror dslrs have faster AF, depth and image quality
So mirror less camera faster then dslr
HoundDogMech (1 month ago)
Come on guys Tell me why if DSLR's or Mirrorless cameras are so god for video why can't/doesn't Canon/Sony/Nikon make a ZOOM Parfocul (Cine) Lens for the DSLR or Mirrorless cameras? One that doesn't cost 10 to 20 times the price of the camera.
Being Reality (1 month ago)
I broke the mirror in my DLSR camera and got seven years bad luck. But my lawyer says he can get me two to three years.
TrueToad (1 month ago)
Thanks for the Sony Ad.
mikias sium (1 month ago)
2:48 is this an ad for NRA? 😆😆
Checkl (1 month ago)
Nah - There is still a huge lense problem - i tried to swap to sony (im a student), but those lens prices are insane... so i decided to keep my canon to shoot some portraits and sports and the sony for landscape of course and btw... adapter suck
dev padia (1 month ago)
I am an orthopedic surgeon and looking for a compact camera to take my intra operative surgical images.... any suggestions?
Mritsa (1 month ago)
Could've used the a58 or something to show a dslr instead of a canon.. That makes the video look more like an ad than a comparison.
Joel Raj (1 month ago)
Sony never had a DSLR kinda camera? Why are they using Canon?
B V (1 month ago)
"Debatable" = wouldn't play into Sony's sales. Also, price comparison between some of the best DSLRs and this mirrorless camera (no idea of it's true quality) is about half the price for the best on the market. Not to mention that Sony believe so strongly in this camera that they still sell DSLRs, which would make no sense if they weren't worth having.
tony huckip (1 month ago)
Can i call both of them dslr
Vardaan (1 month ago)
Canon is more affordable and almost offers the same and sometimes better features than sony. P.S this guy is reading a script.😐
MEKEX (1 month ago)
I ain't changing my nikon for a fkn sony, i know sony might be good at some stuff but at dslrs only nikon and canon are the only good ones now(even olympus is pretty good) , but not sony, i prefer a bulky mirror camera over a small mirrorless, it is more expensive and to fit my own lenses i have to buy an adapter, way to much trouble, even though i hate that noise, i prefer my d80 as it is. And also mirrorless cameras look like punny point and shoots.
Joel Mathew Thomas (1 month ago)
Id definitely go for mirrorless
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陳 頌 恩 (1 month ago)
can mirrorless cameras adjust aperture and shutter speed and iso as well?
Lance Grapes (1 month ago)
Bigger camera isn’t better? 1DX > Sony A7
Jim Lambert (1 month ago)
"Just shooting the kids in the park"
The Fozzy Bear (1 month ago)
True or false. This is a Sony ad?
JermHD (1 month ago)
"Or just shooting' kids in the park" There are so many ways this can go wrong.
Daniel Hew (1 month ago)
Battery life is a big issue if you travel in remote area's
Panspermia Hunter (1 month ago)
Years ago I used to make a very good living as a pro photographer, then digital and phone cameras arrived, everyone became a photographer, no need to understand 5x4 cameras, film differences etc etc etc, a monkey could do it so quoting someone £300 starting price for shooting a 5x4 shot in colour transparency is history, they go out themselves with their phones and get crappy images that they are happy with!
KuSeBe ツ (1 month ago)
Sony are really into pedo's apparently
Cyriss Padillo (1 month ago)
Philip Webb (1 month ago)
Pure propaganda
Common Čлeκ (1 month ago)
So many SONY-haters here? In terms of image (actually multi-data type) processing Sony is hard to beat. That's on the processing side: Bye-Bye Samsung TV lol :D Sony Alphas are the industry's one of the highest ranked DSLRs, many times claiming place ahead of NIKON or CANON. It comes down to what you really like? Outside of TRUE Pros circle, people don't even know the technical difference between C / N. Don't care to look up detailed specs, not to mention listen to review of critical components...SO... What's left? Question about DSLR's future. Someone's to even say it out loud! ..like the world of Islam VS Israel ;)
Dimitris Tsipis (1 month ago)
Most of them are correct, BUT bigger size means better heat management, under the same conditions the a6500 that i have worked and any semi-pro DSLR seems to have a really huge operating time. Sony must do something about the heat on those things.
Deaf From Above (1 month ago)
Soy boy 📷
T4L (1 month ago)
2:48 uhhhhhhh that sounds wrong in 2 ways
William Chamberlain (1 month ago)
Good: concise.
Koko Yansui (1 month ago)
He said photographers use mirrorless camera 😂😂😂 time to leave the earth ... This channel and this guy should have some knowledge before making videos
Faizan 1997 (1 month ago)
Still sony sucks😂😂
apollobelladona (1 month ago)
Funny how they use a non Sony DSLR camera to compare with.
Luke Pegrum (1 month ago)
Reduced battery life is due to the large sensor constantly operating, which allows for the special features of the sony. In a dslr, the main sensor is only exposed to light when you fire the shutter. The rest of the time, a very small sensor is doing the job of autofocus etc. This is why DSLRs haven't been able to match the autofocus features of the sony - they simply don't have the sensor to do it. The downside is the Sony chews through batteries.
Michael Grubb (1 month ago)
Smartphones will overtake DSLRs and Mirrorless. In fact, one day, Sony, Canon, Hassleblad, Nikon, Fuji, and others will all just be an App on a phone. Watch and see. Soon Apple will create replication technology that will allow a person to choose whatever sensor they want, whatever lens they want, on whatever camera body of your choice. All you'll have to do is open the Canon app on your phone, and everything they ever made will be listed in that app. From there, you'll have whatever camera, sensor, or lens of your choosing...whether it be DSLR or Mirrorless. All of this stuff will be relics once this happens.
Not From Concentrate (1 month ago)
Waaaa It's Patrick Norton! Hi Pat!
in summary what i gathered from this video is that DSLR is manual & mirrorless is auto. manual is good for pros and auto is good for ammatures
Invincible YT (2 months ago)
Ye I have a dslr. Wasn’t sure what it even meant.
Pete B (2 months ago)
A lot of errors in there, but it's only an ad anyway, so hardly going to be factual.
Princess Lemmy (2 months ago)
I thought about going mirrorless, but I like taking more than 5 photos before needing to change the battery.
Zalø (2 months ago)
"Shooting kids at the park"
ET606 (2 months ago)
Marek Anatol (2 months ago)
"DSLR have bigger sensors" - not exactly false. Excluding Medium Format (margin of the market share, terribly expensive and not really suitable for most people), currently DSLRs have either FullFrame (Canon, Nikon, Pentax) or APS-C (Canon, Nikon, Pentax) sensors. Mirrorless can have FullFrame (Sony cameras only - but their lens mount is not really suitable for FF, causing inferior quality at the edges; look how you can't see the sensor edges looking straight via their mount), APS-C (Sony, Fuji, Canon), or Micro 4/3 (Olympus, Panasonic - and these have smaller senson than any current DSLR). "3rd party lens adapters" - you can use them, but autofocus is often terrible or there is no autofocus at all. "A bigger camera is a better camera" - not entirely false, small cameras are lighter, but their ergonomics is terrible. When I use my DSLR, I nearly always add a grip - not due to ability to use second battery, but for better ergonomics. "Mirrorless cameras can be lighter" - going with DSLR for a week lenght trip I take 2 spare batteries (as of yet, I never hjad to use the 3rd one) and no battery charger at all. With mirroless, to be equally safe, I would have to take a charger and probably 2 more spare batteries. And the lens choice (both from DSLR manufacturer and 3rd party companies, mainly Sigma nad Tamron) is so great that I don't need any 3rd party adapters. This makes mirrorless weight advantage disputable. --- When I'm going to take just a couple of photos, don't wan't to change camera settings too often - mirrorless are better. When I'm taking a longer trip, I plan to take a lot of photos - DSLR is better.
Sammy Photographer (2 months ago)
Wow you said Canon is a third party
Snehalata Jagati (2 months ago)
Sony Ad. No real technical aspects between the two is being discussed, like EVF’s longevity and I don’t think 4k is yet that much a deal even in mid 2018. By 2020, 4k might make a real difference. Then talking about 4k why choose a FF mirrorless over a professional video camera like Cannon’s or Panasonic 4k camcorder ? Cannon has all the tech for a good FF 4k mirrorless but it’s yet time, by 2020 Cannon is going to put much of its C300 tech on a 35mm FF sensor mirrorless.
Snehalata Jagati (2 months ago)
Continued...The Camera industry is shrinking due to smart phones cameras and in future only professional and serious enthusiasts will be the clients.
Mrzenngt (2 months ago)
But there are no budget entry level mirrorless cameras and I really want one

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