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Sunday Read: Why Choose a Nikon DSLR?

10 July 2022

Sunday Read: Why Choose a Nikon DSLR?

 

Sunday Reads

Alex Parker 
10th July 2022

Why a DSLR?
All the big brands are focussing on mirrorless, but we still see huge demand for DSLRs like the Nikon D850. So why are they still popular?
DSLR lovers cite chunky designs and longer battery life as big benefits over mirrorless. But Nikon is no longer obsessed with tiny bodies, and the sizeable Z 9 offers nearly 800 shots from a single charge.
Purists will tell you no number of million dots can beat actually looking at your subject in real time through an optical viewfinder. This is true, for now… though as there’s no mirror flipping down, the Z 9 offers blackout-free shooting, making this fight more interesting.
Price-wise, DSLRs and their lenses are cheaper than mirrorless systems - that’s what happens when any tech is replaced by something new. The cost to switch systems is in part, keeping DSLRs like the D850 alive.
Whether you love DSLRs or not, they're no longer an industry priority. New shooters won’t invest, and there will come a point where the gap in tech and image quality is just too big for those still cuddling up to their mirrors.
But it’s not all about that. If you love something, you love it. DSLRs like the D850 are classic, well-built beauties, and if you know what you like, it’s not all about numbers.
An E-type Jag takes twice as long to 60mph as an Audi R8 - but which one would you choose?
Are you still shooting with a DSLR? We won't stop stocking DSLRs anytime soon, and we've got a huge range of lenses too! Plus, the D850 and Z 9 are both available to hire now!
https://hac.news/D850
https://hac.news/Z9-Hire

 

Why a DSLR?

All the big brands are focussing on mirrorless, but we still see huge demand for DSLRs like the Nikon D850. So why are they still popular? DSLR lovers cite chunky designs and longer battery life as big benefits over mirrorless. But Nikon is no longer obsessed with tiny bodies, and the sizeable Z 9 offers nearly 800 shots from a single charge.
Purists will tell you no number of million dots can beat actually looking at your subject in real time through an optical viewfinder. This is true, for now… though as there’s no mirror flipping down, the Z 9 offers blackout-free shooting, making this fight more interesting.
Price-wise, DSLRs and their lenses are cheaper than mirrorless systems - that’s what happens when any tech is replaced by something new. The cost to switch systems is in part, keeping DSLRs like the D850 alive. Whether you love DSLRs or not, they're no longer an industry priority. New shooters won’t invest, and there will come a point where the gap in tech and image quality is just too big for those still cuddling up to their mirrors.
But it’s not all about that. If you love something, you love it. DSLRs like the D850 are classic, well-built beauties, and if you know what you like, it’s not all about numbers. An E-type Jag takes twice as long to 60mph as an Audi R8 - but which one would you choose?
Are you still shooting with a DSLR?
Both cameras are available to hire now! https://hac.news/D850 https://hac.news/Z9-Hire