Why Mirrorless Cameras Are Trending
Have you heard of a mirrorless camera? You may find yourself asking what this is and how it differs from a DSLR camera. We go through the key differences and uniqueness about a mirrorless camera.
So, what is a mirrorless camera? A mirrorless allows you to use different lenses, but does not use a mirror to reflect the image in the view finder. Essentially, what you see through the lens is what you get with a mirrorless camera.
Mirrorless Camera Versus DSLR
Does not require a reflex mirror.
The imagining sensor is exposed to light at all times as it does not have a optical viewfinder.
Smaller, more compact and lighter to use.
Better for video.
Has interchangeable lens cameras.
Auto focus quality depends on the manufacturer and lens used.
Poor battery life due to use of the sensor and a live view LCD.
Sony makes full-frame and crop sensor mirrorless cameras.
Does require a reflex mirror, a key component.
Better for low light setting due to optical view finder.
Can be bulkier and more complex.
Better for photo.
Good lens selection.
Auto focus performance is consistent, particularly in low light settings or tracking movement.
More efficient battery life. Suitable for long day events or live coverage.
Canon and Nikon are known for DSLR cameras.
What do you use, a mirrorless camera or DSLR?
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