And some professional sports photographers have switched to the likes of the Sony A9, citing the lack of viewfinder blackout on EVFs as an acceptable trade-off. But for Canon EOS-1D series fans, who still dominate the sidelines at sports events, the optical viewfinder has other advantages that ensure the DSLR still rules. Perhaps in the case of the 1DX Mark III, but new DSLRs like this and the Nikon D780 show that the near future might see the flourishing of DSLR-mirrorless hybrids, at least for those who still prize optical viewfinders.
These cameras still give the traditional benefits of DSLRs, like comfortable handling, swift autofocus at telephoto focal lengths, and long battery lives. But Canon has also built some cutting-edge mirrorless tech on top of the 1DX Mark III DSLR….