Past Meetup

DSLRs vs Mirrorless - Does Size Matter?

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What's the Big Deal about Mirrorless?!

Doug Kaye, my co-host on our "All About the Gear" show, will walk us through his exploration of a variety of cameras; from DSLRs to the smaller body mirror-less cameras. Mirror-less cameras have been generating buzz in the photography industry for the past few years.

So what’s the big deal? Should we toss our full-frame DSLRs for a point-and-shoot or an iPhone? Can we get the same quality out of those little cameras? And will anyone take us seriously?

Doug Kaye will explain the differences between the various sizes of sensors and bodies, and talk about the specific advantages and disadvantages of cameras from Sony, Panasonic/Lumix, Fuji film, Olympus and Leica as compared to Nikon and Canon’s more traditional (and larger) mirror-based cameras.

Doug will demystify sensor size, crop factors, pixel density, depth-of-field, low-light performance, autofocus, image stabilization, lenses and more.

About Doug Kaye

After his first careers in theatrical lighting design, cinematography and filmmaking, Doug Kaye ( ) spent the next 26 years in computer software, and eventually retired during the Internet/dot-com bubble. It was then that he picked up a DSLR and returned to his love of still photography.
Today Doug is a street, travel and architectural fine-art photographer living in Marin County, California with his wife of 43 years. He teaches photography and post-processing, and runs the Advanced Photoshop Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Marin Photo Club. Doug is the co-host of the All About the Gear podcast ( ) and a frequent guest on This Week in Photo.
Doug was also recently selected as one of the 20 original “Masters” to teach in Trey Ratcliff’s Arcanum project