Why You Should Switch to a Mirrorless Camera for Landscape Photography

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There’s been resistance from many landscape photographers over the years for switching to mirrorless systems.

I understand that point of view. Change is hard!

But just like the change from film to digital ended up being a boon for photographers of all kinds, switching from a DSLR system to a mirrorless one for your landscape photography pursuits has many benefits.

With that in mind, here’s three reasons why mirrorless cameras are the best cameras for landscapes.

Best Cameras for Landscapes: Mirrorless Cameras are Small and Light

Let’s start with the most obvious benefit of mirrorless cameras – they’re small and light.

I have a Nikon D850 and I absolutely love it. It’s the best camera I’ve ever owned.

Unfortunately, being a big, full frame DSLR, it has a big, heavy body weighing in at over two pounds.

Additionally, the body is chunky with dimensions that measure 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 in.

Compare those specs with my Sony a6300…

The Sony weighs in at just 1.14 pounds and measures 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.9 in.

Clearly, the Sony is far smaller and lighter, and when I’m exploring places like Joshua Tree or Yosemite and I have to carry my gear around, the size and weight of my gear matters a lot.

Sure, the a6300 isn’t a full frame camera and doesn’t have the same sensor resolution as the Nikon, nor does it have the laundry list of incredible features that the Nikon has.

However, the a6300 is a more than capable camera with a better autofocus system than the Nikon, better continuous shooting, and a price that’s less than a third of the Nikon.

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