Mirrorless vs DSLR Cameras: What Should You Buy in 2020? (VIDEO)

These days many of us face a conundrum when shopping for a new camera: Do I go mirrorless or choose a DSLR? Purchases of mirrorless camera are on the upswing, while DSLR sales are relatively flat at best.

Among other features, DSLRs are appealing to photographers who prefer an optical viewfinder, while mirrorless models are attractive because of a compact form factor that dramatically lightens your load when shooting on the road. One common concern among those considering a switch to mirrorless is the investment they’ve made in lenses for their DSLR. But affordable adapters are readily available, enabling you to use most DSLR and legacy lenses on whatever mirrorless camera you own.

In the helpful video below, professional travel/landscape photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) helps you make an informed choice with a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of each format. Bonciu describes the various benefits of mirriorless and DSLR models, as well as their relative disadvantages. He also offers a projection of where the marketing is heading.

Bonciu has been using Canon DLSRs for years, and recently picked up one of the company’s mirrorless models. After watching him describe the favorite aspects of his two latest cameras, you’ll have a better idea about which format may work best for you.

You can find more great advice from Bonciu on his YouTube channel, and be sure to check out an earlier tutorial of his we posted, with seven great tips for better landscape photographs.