DISCUSS: What Would It Take to Get You To Swap to a New Camera System/Brand?

DISCUSS: What Would It Take to Get You To Swap to a New Camera System/Brand?

switch camera system brandThis last week Sony released a couple of cameras that caused a big stir around the online photography community – the Sony A7 and A7R cameras (pictured right). These full frame, interchangeable cameras come in a compact body with lots of features and the initial hands on reviews being published from around the web say that they are going to be really popular.

I’ve seen a lot of DSLR owners say that they’re pre-ordering these cameras already and it has made me wonder – what would it take for me to switch from one camera system to another?

The thing that stops most DSLR owners from switching brands is their investment in lenses and accessories that tie them into a brand. But increasingly we’re seeing adapters released that allow using lenses with one lens mount on other brands. For example these new Sony cameras can be fitted with an adapter that allows for my Canon lenses to be used.

The barriers to switching are slowly being removed.

I’m not yet ready to make a switch but I’m seeing more and more people do so. For some reason I’m particularly seeing disillusioned Canon DSLR users make the switch – maybe its just that there are more of them but quite a few feel frustrated by the lack of development by Canon of late.

So here’s my Question

What would it take for you to switch from one camera system to another?

Are you tempted to do so by some of the new cameras announced in the last year?

Or have you already made the switch and do you have any regrets?

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Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.