What is your favourite type of camera?
Will Burrard-Lucas: “I use a DSLR, but also I am increasingly using mirrorless cameras in my work. Historically DSLRs have boasted the broadest selection of lenses and the highest performance in terms of autofocus speed and image quality. However, in the last year or so, the latest mirrorless cameras from Sony have started to match the performance of the top-end DSLRs from Canon and Nikon. Sony is also rapidly launching new lenses, and so my reasons for still shooting with a DSLR are shrinking. The advantages of mirrorless are that they are smaller, quieter, and in the future will be faster than DSLRs.”
Marc Muench: “I use Nikon DSLR equipment for all my safari photography. I have used a GoPro on occasion for very specific shots.”
Julian Carter-Manning: “I’m a big fan of lightweight cameras, something that I can use on safari easily but also use as a city camera for weekend breaks. The mirrorless cameras work well for me, but I’d also be the first to admit I am an amateur photographer, with far fewer skills and knowledge than the professionals on this blog! I would, however, also urge clients to take their iPhone with them, as the new iPhone X has phenomenal picture quality for such a small, easy-to-use camera.”