5 Reasons Why You SHOULD BUY a DSLR in 2020: No, DSLRs Are Not Dead (Yet)

DSLRS are old. DSLRs' technology is ancient. DSLRs are dead. You've heard all these arguments before on why someone would be crazy to buy a digital SLR with its antiquated flappy mirror system today considering all the advances in the current crop of mirrorless cameras.

All that may be true but there are still quite a few good reasons to buy a DSLR in 2020, especially a model that is slightly older, according to photographer Hyun Ralph Jeong. In the below video, Jeong shares five of them, making the case that it's not always important to have the "latest and great" imaging tech to capture great photos.

"Some people always tell me, 'this camera sucks,' or 'this brand sucks.' Well, all cameras suck if you don't know what you're doing," he says. "If you're only the photographer you are because of the gear you have, spending more money on new and expensive cameras won't make you better. But if you learn to appreciate photography as art, not competitive sports, you can work with whatever tools you have, not just the ones with latest features and specs."

Here are Jeong's five reasons to get an old DSLR in 2020, which he explains in the video below.

#1 DSLRs Are More Affordable

#2 DSLRs Are Bigger and More Comfortable

#3 DSLRs Are More Fun

#4 DSLRs Make You Better

#5 DSLRs Are Mirrorless

Still not convinced? Well, here's some further opinionating from Shutterbug's Jason Schneider on why DSLR "mirrored" cameras still matter in 2020.

If you are considering buying a DSLR today, check out our buyer's guide where we pick the five best DSLRs with lenses for $750 or less. But always remember it's not the camera, it's the photographer behind it that truly matters. Or so they say...