A mirrorless camera is exactly what it says. DSLR cameras have a mirror that directs light from the lens onto the image sensor. Mirrorless cameras allow light to fall on the image sensor continuously, giving a clearer image of the scene at that moment. There are many advantages to this relatively new development in camera technology, but very few disadvantages.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A MIRRORLESS CAMERA
First of all, let’s look at the factors to consider when deciding whether to upgrade to a mirrorless camera.
1. Your current camera
If you already have a camera, what make and model? If it comes from a manufacturer you like, it might make some sense to purchase a new mirrorless camera from the same manufacturer. This way, you can be sure that your new camera will meet the usual standard.
The second consideration is that if you have lenses from the same manufacturer and then choose a camera from the same manufacturer, these lenses may well be suitable for your new camera.
Mirrorless cameras are generally smaller than DSLRs, which means you can tuck one in your pocket or bag when traveling. The small size is also useful if you are trying to be discreet when shooting, for example, at a wedding. Some of the full-frame mirrorless cameras are slightly larger as the full-frame sensor requires more space.
Do you want to shoot images in JPEG or RAW format? Some cameras are better than others. For JPEG shooting, intra-camera processing must be of a high standard. In any case, it is not as important for RAW images as for them after production, and all defects are eliminated.
4. Taking pictures in low light conditions
If you take a lot of low-light photography, then some mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds or APS-C sensors may not be right for you. You will need to select those cameras that have full-frame sensors.
5. Your future needs
Before buying a new camera, stop and think about the future. What do you want your camera to do? Will you be able to take your photography to a higher level in a few years?
You may feel that the entry-level camera will allow you to get used to the new technology. Then you can purchase a higher-end camera later when you are confident enough to take advantage of all the features these cameras have to offer. Most manufacturers offer several models in one assortment, as well as all additional devices such as flash memory, etc.
6. Carrying options
We are all used to carrying our DSLR cameras in big bags with all the accessorized needed to keep them company. The smaller size of the new mirrorless cameras means moving them can be much more convenient. You can put one of them in your pocket or small bag. Remember, however, that not all mirrorless cameras are small. Some mirrorless cameras have larger lenses, while the full-frame frame sensors and both of those edges mean a larger camera.
7. Weather resistance
Do you go out with a camera in any weather? Some of the most impressive photos I’ve seen in the rain. If this is one thing that you loveo, then you have to make sure that the camera you choose to buy can handle all kinds of weather conditions.
Most mirrorless cameras are kind of weather protection, of course enough to protect against splashing water or drops falling from the tree. They will also be protected from freezing temperatures and dust or sand.