JeffreyG wrote in post #17374750
It's crippled when it is worse, whatever the reason.
First Sony A-mount mirrorless hit the market with a bunch of hype about 12 fps. The same BS was suggested, about how these cameras were the end of SLR due to speed. But in reality these cameras stopped focus adjustment completely after the first shot, and the EVF locked up, only showing the first shot. It was one of the biggest disconnects between hype and reality I've seen.......
.....until the A6000. "Fastest AF in the world" happens to be not especially good for sports. I've used it, I know.
So either these cameras are crippled somehow, or mirrorless cameras are fundamentally unsuited to action and sports.
I somewhat agree with this. "Fastest AF + 12 fps" certainly sounds good, but there are minor details that must be accounted for.
blackout..... DSLR has hardly any, and you can still track. I only own two mirrorless, and the blackout is pretty unacceptable if fast sports is your bread and butter. On a technical issue, I think it's possible that mirrorless have 0 blackout, and could have the upper hand in the future, just not the way it is now (look at smartphones, some have no blackout issues when taking photos at a blistering rate).
EVF readout..... if you're not using fast glass and light levels are low, you can get pretty horrible readout. the pace will slow down, and you wont get the typical fast 120fps readout. At best the EVF readout can mimmic the human eye (OVF).... at best. It's good when the light is good, but once light is poor, it struggles.
as for tracking, I think mirrorless potentially have the edge. Facial recognition works well with mirrorless, and most DSLR's dont have that feature. You can register certain people, so the potential is very high with mirrorless, however, it's not all there yet. Mirrorless is highly reliant on tech advances, where DSLR's arent. In theory, mirrorless should be able to take out DSLR's, but these minor issues become major issues that are not easy to overcome.
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