Now that the “mystery” has finally come to an end, and the traditional leaders of the photographic market have finally launched their mirrorless cameras with a full format sensor ( Canon the EOS R and Nikon the Z6 and Z7 ), and even one that opted for the Micro 4/3 now also does it for the full frame ( I’m talking about Panasonic , of course), I think I’ve come from the moment to consider if it’s worth buying one of those models.
But before continuing I must warn that this article (of opinion, eye) is a kind of second part of which I titled ” Is it worth buying a full frame reflex camera? , published a year and a half ago. So I would ask you to please review it, although I will remember here the most basic thing that it said. Basically I always thought that I would end up buying an FF reflex and years later it was clear to me that no, it would be a mirrorless one .
The reasons? Well basically two: Size and price . From the first, I told you that over the years it has become increasingly important to bring a team as light as possible. And about the price, he said that the cost of full-format SLRs remained high for (with some exceptions) who would not use them professionally.
And, well, about those without a mirror, in that article I commented that there is no waste:
[bs-quote quote=”Certainly the idea of buying a mirror without a full format is tempting, but as you know at the moment only Sony has opted for that way and, of course, its price is only available to the wealthiest or professionals (so we would go back to the beginning ). There are constantly rumors about the possibility that Nikon will move to this field (more after the gossip about its viability in recent times), but they are just rumors and other brands do not seem very interested in the subject
Certainly the idea of buying a mirror without a full format is tempting, but as you know at the moment only Sony has opted for that way and, of course, its price is only available to the wealthiest or professionals (so we would go back to the beginning ). There are constantly rumors about the possibility that Nikon will move to this field (more after the gossip about its viability in recent times), but they are just rumors and other brands do not seem very interested in the subject
The fact is that with the recent movements of the market it has become clear that things have changed . And although both Canon and Nikon repeat to infinity and beyond that the SLRs have not died (normal, they want to continue selling them), I am convinced that the mirrorless are the immediate future , whether they are full format or with a smaller sensor ( at least the APS-C, because the Micro 4/3 is not so clear).
Of course, the other obstacle, that of size, is still there. And while undoubtedly a full screen without a mirror is much smaller than a SLR, it’s still bigger than it wants (and the lenses too). Especially considering that I still mostly use the camera when traveling.
Then, being honest with myself, my situation has not changed much and I think that for me the most appropriate thing is still a mirror-less sensor with cut-outs that gives a sufficient image quality but in a contained size (so it weighs and bulks a little).
What happens is that, between you and me, I still can not find the one that convinces me. Disadvantages of dedicating myself to this, as I told you in the first article. By knowing so many models and having the opportunity to try many of them, one becomes especially critical and punctilious when deciding to “drop the pasta”.
Now that, if I had a few years less, more time to devote myself to taking photos by hobby, and fewer receipts to pay per month, I confess that the same would have already fallen without a full frame mirror of these recesses … And you? What is your case?