What’s your reaction to Compact System Cameras, small mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses?Posted: Oct 17, 2011 60 comments
What’s your reaction to Compact System Cameras, small mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses?
I am intrigued by their small size and compact lenses, but have not used one yet.
52% (46 votes)
I am unconvinced that they can match the quality and viewing experience of a DSLR format.
28% (25 votes)
I own one and am happy with image quality and viewing experience.
20% (18 votes)
Total votes: 89
Posted: Jan 22, 2013 0 comments
There are many more "mirrorless" type camera introductions than DSLRs these days.
There are advantages to the mirrorless design that are attractive and improvements over a DSLR system.
47% (50 votes)
I still prefer the DSLR viewing system as opposed to electronic or LCD viewfinders.
48% (51 votes)
Affordability is important to me and DSLRs have gotten too expensive, so my next camera might be a mirrorless system.
5% (5 votes)
Total votes: 106
Posted: Jul 14, 2011 0 comments
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 0 comments
There's a strong trend towards fast lenses for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
I use fast lenses for low light work and when I want shallow depth of field.
56% (53 votes)
I use high ISO settings and image stabilization, in lenses or in-camera, to enable low light shooting.
18% (17 votes)
For me, it's a question of cost, and I know fast lenses are more expensive, so budget concerns dictate I use image stabilization
26% (25 votes)
Total votes: 95
Posted: Jul 23, 2012 5 comments
Off camera" flash opens the door to many creative lighting setups.
I have worked with radio-controlled or IR controlled flash firing and have found it an exciting way to work.
51% (46 votes)
I need to learn more about this way of controlling flash from the camera.
42% (38 votes)
I rarely if ever work with flash, so this doesn't interest me.
7% (6 votes)
Total votes: 90
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 2 comments
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 21 comments
Many camera makers are bringing out so-called "mirrorless" digital cameras.
The features in these cameras make me think I could use one as my main camera.
47% (56 votes)
I see these as good for snapshots and travel but not as my main camera.
28% (33 votes)
I like the design and features of the DSLR design.
25% (29 votes)
Total votes: 118
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 0 comments
"Mirrorless" new camera intros are outstripping new DSLR intros three to one.
My next camera will be a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
37% (40 votes)
I still prefer the form factor of the DSLR.
38% (41 votes)
I like the idea of mirrorless, but I have so many lenses for my DSLR I'll have to stick with that format.
26% (28 votes)
Total votes: 109
Posted: Jun 12, 2013 3 comments
Adobe has changed the way future editions of Photoshop will be accessed.
I need to work with Photoshop and will adopt the new access mode.
7% (18 votes)
I will be seeking new software for editing when I need to update.
75% (192 votes)
I was unaware of any changes in their delivery and access.
18% (46 votes)
Total votes: 256
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 38 comments
How do you feel about storing your images in the “cloud?”
It makes sense to save space and to have images whenever I want them.
7% (12 votes)
I wouldn’t trust my images to be stored away from my control.
49% (85 votes)
I see it as just another backup to complement my own, and it makes sense to store some images there for safekeeping.
44% (76 votes)
Total votes: 173
Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1 comments
Do "lab tests" help you make camera buying decisions?
I look at lab tests first to see if I would be at all interested in a camera.
21% (12 votes)
I rely on field tests done by a reliable reporter as most important.
9% (5 votes)
I use both lab and field tests to make buying decisions.
70% (39 votes)
Total votes: 56
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 13 comments
What’s your choice on memory card capacity?
I use the biggest capacity I can so I don’t run out during a shoot.
29% (69 votes)
I just shoot low res JPEGs, so any reasonable card capacity will do.
2% (4 votes)
I like to keep it limited to a max 8GB and carry a few cards... just in case.
70% (168 votes)
Total votes: 241
Posted: Nov 17, 2012 0 comments
In our January issue we report that more and more "full frame" cameras are being offered.
I will take a look as full frame sensors are appealing to me for image quality.
47% (46 votes)
My shooting needs do not require working with larger sensors and file sizes.
13% (13 votes)
I would be interested but the price of these cameras holds me back.
40% (39 votes)
Total votes: 98