The Benefits of a Mirrorless Camera
A mirrorless camera is usually lighter and more compact than a standard digital camera, and it is faster and better at taking videos. Instead of the mirror in a DSLR digital camera, a mirrorless camera uses a digital imaging sensor and interchangeable lenses. These cameras are perfect for an on-the-go photographer, especially one who takes a lot of photos and videos for their social media.
Some mirrorless cameras, like the Canon EOS M100, come equipped with NFC, so you can connect your camera to your smartphone, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, allowing you to share your photos and videos as soon as you take them. This means you can take high-quality photos with your digital camera, instead of relying on the camera on your phone and still get the photos and videos onto your phone easily.
Since there are fewer moving parts in a mirrorless camera, you will be taking much quieter photos, so if you need something a little quieter than your average camera, these are a good option.
Mirrorless cameras also tend to have a higher video resolution, usually at 1080p. They also can record at 60p, so you can get faster moving moments than a camera with mirrors. The Canon EOS M6 Body can capture images at 7.0 frames per second, and if using the auto functioning lock they can capture 9.0. This is ideal for capturing any moving target, from children running around to athletes, giving you clearer images. Better autofocusing is another feature that makes mirrorless cameras great.
Part of the reason that mirrorless cameras excel at recording videos is because of their overall design. Recording video on a mirrored camera means locking up the mirror and having the camera’s sensor continuously exposed, which is not something those cameras were designed to do. Mirrorless cameras were designed with this problem for mirrored cameras in mind, so people would be able to take high-quality videos and photos with their cameras. Mirrorless lenses have been designed in a much higher tech fashion than mirrored cameras because when DSLR lenses were initially designed, the way mirrorless camera lenses function would not have been thought possible.
These cameras have also been found to work well in both dark and low light photography. The Canon EOS R is specially equipped to perform well under dim light or darkness. The 30.3 Megapixel camera is designed to deliver wonderful photos, no matter how much light it has. This high-resolution camera has a sensitivity range up to ISO 40000 and can do the continuous shooting of 8 frames per second.
Mirrorless cameras use electronic viewfinders, which can be used to give you a much clearer scene in low light settings.
Mirrorless cameras used to have difficulty with lag and quality because of their need for electronic viewfinders, but these have drastically improved in recent years, to the point where photos from these cameras can be equal or better to photos taken from a DSLR camera. The benefits of having an electronic viewfinder on your camera are that you can view the images right there and make any adjustments you need to the color settings, white balance, exposure, and more right away, which mirrored cameras can’t do.
Overall, the market is moving more toward mirrorless cameras and away from DSLRs, because of the quality of photo and video you can get with a mirrorless camera. A mirrorless camera offers many functions you cannot get on a DSLR, and the light weight makes it easier to carry around than a DSLR. You also do not have to change out lenses as you do for a DSLR. These are just some of the features that make mirrorless cameras the cameras of the future.