Great article, thank you Alan!
Although I've been using SLRs since the 70's, I was always a fan of the compactness and portability of the mirrorless alternatives. After using some "better than they should be" point-and-shoot cameras (like Canon's SX-20is, and Nikon's P100), with large, articulated LCDs that, in some cases, actually were easier to frame the picture when compared to a mirrored viewfinder (specially under low light and/or odd angles), I started to ask myself if I really needed the complexity (and size) of an SLR - but for it's ability to change lens, and the fact that most non-SLRs lack more advanced resources. That actually made me try a swiveling LCD SLR (Nikon D5000), but unfortunately it autofocuses VERY badly while in Live View mode: It's almost useless.
For now, I think I'll stick with my SLRs due to the several lenses I have invested on during the years (some were more expensive than the bodies themselves); but I would seriously think about buying a mirrorless body if it offered a sensor with similar quality, and if it accepted my expensive lenses.
Are you listening Nikon?
email@example.com - Curitiba/Brazil - Nikon D5000 user
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