Pentax is living proof that DSLRs are not dead and buried

Pentax K-3 III
Pentax K-3 III is one of of the very few DSLRs launched in the last couple of years (Image credit: Ricoh)

There often seems to be a significant lag between the introduction of a new technology and its widespread adoption by the market. It’s happened in photography quite a few times, but is particularly noticeable right now with interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs). 

Mirrorless cameras are the future, and the choice of new DSLRs is in rapid decline, but the number of photographers still using the latter is quite significant, both amateurs and pros. Why? Because aside from the various advantages of the mirrorless configuration, the best DSLRs still do the job that many photographers ask of them. 

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Paul Burrows

Paul has been writing about cameras, photography and photographers for 40 years. He joined Australian Camera as an editorial assistant in 1982, subsequently becoming the magazine’s technical editor, and has been editor since 1998. He is also the editor of sister publication ProPhoto, a position he has held since 1989. In 2011, Paul was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute Of Australian Photography (AIPP) in recognition of his long-term contribution to the Australian photo industry. Outside of his magazine work, he is the editor of the Contemporary Photographers: Australia series of monographs which document the lives of Australia’s most important photographers.