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Mirrorless or DSLR camera- which should you choose?

Not sure about switching over your DSLR camera to mirrorless?

What are that actual pros and cons to owning a mirrorless camera?

I have been shooting Nikon for almost 10 years, starting out with the D3100, transiting to the D7100 and then the D610 to a D750 until I decided to shoot more video. So looking for more video capable gear was preferable.

After doing A LOT of research on switching all my DSLR gear to get better in-camera stabilization through the newest technology advances in mirrorless cameras. I was NOT disappointed.

I LOVE my Nikon z6’s (I SOLD all four of my DSLR’s because I loved them so much!)

My biggest apprehensions about getting into mirrorless was the lack of gear AND the lack of ruggedness.

I was SO afraid of gear that was not going to hold up the long hours of weddings. I had heard that their battery life wasn’t going to last.

I was pleasantly surprised- I was able to do a few hours of continued video and photo without having to change.

I wish that Nikon had more lens choices at the time of purchase, so I had to buy the lens adapters that whirr and chug with video. I got around that with external audio microphones. Now, they have more choices and silent motor options.

I had too much invested in NIKON to switch entirely I over to SONY- since I use all three of my cameras and 6 lenses when I shoot weddings.

But overall, the speed, the ability to go SILENT during ceremonies, the in-canera video stabilization and the image sharpness was SO worth switching.

If you are getting into VIDEO, then mirrorless is the way to go!

Don’t know what’s gear we recommend?

Just getting into mirrorless photography for a hobby?

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Vlogging Camera Kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens, Black

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Panasonic Lumix G7KS 4K Mirrorless Camera, 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit, DMC-G7KS

Want to get a lithe more serious into mirrorless photography?

Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens

Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Real-Time Eye Auto Focus, 4K Video, Flip Screen & 18-135mm Lens - E Mount Compatible Cameras - ILCE-6400M/B

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera (Black) w/M-Adapter & Canon Lenses - EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 is STM and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III + 500mm Preset Telephoto Lens + Deluxe Travel Accessory Bundle

Nikon Z50 Compact Mirrorless Digital Camera with Flip Under Selfie/Vlogger LCD | 2 Zoom Lens Kit Includes: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR & NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm F/4.5-6.3 VR

Want to switch your pro system over entirely?

Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 3-Inch LCD, Black

Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter Bundle

Canon EOS RP Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera + RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens Kit, Black

Christal Marshall is the owner of Virginia Photos and Films, Virginia Marketing and Media and Virginia Beach Photobooth Company

She lives, breathes and does media and marketing pretty much 24-7 for over 14 local business through social media management, website design, photo, video or media coverage or graphic design.

She lives, breathes and does media and marketing pretty much 24-7 for over 14 local business through social media management, website design, photo, video or media coverage or graphic design.

She is a homeschool mom of three, cat lover, sushi eater and poke fan! She started her business in 2011 with nothing but a $400 camera from Amazon, now she is has been published in over 60 different blogs and websites for her media work and rank top Wedding Photographers in Virginia

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