Lighter and Quieter

Who’s made the move to mirrorless cameras? Documentary, lifestyle, and travel photographers take the lead, according to the 2022 State of the Photography Industry report by Format and Zenfolio. The study, which surveyed 3,398 photographers worldwide, notes that mirrorless cameras make sense for these specialties because they are lighter and less obtrusive in the field.

The results show that DSLRs remain more popular than mirrorless among portrait, sports, and food photographers. It’s nearly a 50/50 split for wedding and event photographers.

Overall, Canon and Nikon dominate the camera market at 70% combined, while Sony and Fujifilm hold 15% and 7% of the market, respectively. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, the Nikon D850, the Canon EOS R5, and the Sony A7R IV were the top four camera models used by the surveyed photographers. 

Amanda Arnold is a senior editor. 

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