Mirrorless cameras have been around for almost a decade now, and in that time they’ve changed in countless ways.
While some of the designs many have stayed constant, the extent to which these models are more capable for a broader range of tasks means that many people have happily ditched their DSLRs, sold their glass (or not, as we shall see) and jumped across to one of the more recent but rapidly expanding mirrorless systems. Many others, however, are more hesitant, and they continue to ask the same question: are mirrorless cameras better than DSLRs?
If you’re expecting a short answer, it’s this: mirrorless cameras are certainly more capable than DSLRs in many respects, and they hold a number of different advantages, but there are many reasons why novice users and seasoned pros alike would still be better served by a DSLR.
My first semi-pro camera was a Canon T3i. I still have it, although I’ll be looking to sell it soon. I recently bought a mirrorless camera, a Sony a6300. I debated getting a more pro camera, but with the advances that Sony has made with their mirrorless cameras and the availability of some very good, very affordable lenses I felt that it was worth it to look into getting a mirrorless instead. I have loved it so far and I haven’t regretted opting for a mirrorless camera over a DSLR at all. The photos from San Diego were taken with the Sony a6300.