Taking up pictures are getting more popular and becoming everyone’s hobby, most of the time this also serves as a source of an additional income. Even kids love to take pictures using cell phones. You may take photography as a hobby or even have it as a business. For this purpose, today’s technology finds it more important that the kind of camera that they have to offer to users must posses the following features:
• Easy to Carry – A camera must be compact. Can easily be handled and use.
• Easy to use – the traditional way of taking picture is by handling the camera to your eye level in order to find the view of what you are about to shoot. There must be a way where direct contact with the camera can be avoided and still be confident of a perfect picture result.
• Accuracy – there must be an easy way to check for the accuracy of the outcome of the picture before printing, therefore a preview of the pictures being taken is needed.
• Fast and reliable – There are instances when you need to take pictures while moving or in motion. This is done most especially when you are taking pictures of beautiful sceneries while having a trip, taking photos of athletes during the game or just taking a shot of your kids most special moments.
• Less expensive – those who intend to take photography as their profession need to invest on the quality of the camera he will be using. But you cannot deny that most still looks for a camera that is less expensive.
Having all the above features in one camera is not anymore impossible. In fact, this type of camera is already out in the market since 2008. The Mirrorless Camera or Mirrorless Interchangeable-lens Camera (MILC)
There are different types of camera which the user may opt to choose. Each has its own individual important features which are not present from the other. The decision always depends on the user.
A Digital SLR camera has an important feature of speed. This is because of an arrangement of mirrors inside the camera. They are able to capture spontaneous moments. They are also equipped with large sensors and have a through-the-lens (TTL) optical viewfinder. But of course, they are more bulky for that feature.
On the other hand, the advantage of using Transition cameras is the intelligent automatic mode which helps photographers gets better result even with a blurred background.
If you are looking for an easy to carry camera, then compact cameras are for you. They provide small sensors and have no TTL viewfinder and interchangeable lenses.
The latest among them is the Mirror Interchangeable-Lens Cameras. They provide DSLR quality pictures minus the bulk, keeping its sensor replacing the TTL viewfinder with an LCD.
Here are available mirrorless cameras that you can buy:
How does a mirrorless camera works?
Mirrorless camera is out in the market since 2008, more than three years now and is becoming more popular among users. Being compact, this type of camera is easy to carry and may even be kept in a pocket. Taking pictures is much easier since it can be done using only one hand by just bringing it to your eye level for a perfect shoot. Just a push in a button is what it takes; therefore, it doesn’t take much of your time thereby giving you the opportunity to take moving objects even from a distant. The secret is within its main imaging sensor which provides autofocus information. Having almost the same quality and adaptability as compared to a Digital Single-Lens Reflex camera (DSLR), you may find it more convenient to use. Of course, there are some features which still need some improvements, but generally speaking, mirrorless camera is very much dependable. This is also called Mirrorless Interchangeable-lens Camera or MILC. As the name implies, it has a feature of easy lens change. But the image sensor system of DSLR is still maintained without the mirror which is present in a Reflex Camera. You may find it odd; since we all know that mirrors plays an important role in a camera. Actually, mirrors inside the camera reflect the image passing through the lens and bounce it up to the viewfinder for an instant change. In a mirrorless camera the absence of a viewfinder is being taken place by the LCD. Therefore, although they may not be as dependable on capturing spontaneous moments, they share many features of a DSLR. So, what is the purpose of eliminating mirrors? Mirrors are bulky; it is not comfortable to use cameras which are heavy and large in size, most especially if you are travelling and just having it for your hobby.
Since 2008 the manufacturer of MILCs are developing its product to make it more advantageous to user. They come out with compact and DSLR-like MILCs. They both have the quality of a small camera. The first one is larger and with pancake lenses, while the latter got contoured body and additional features like DSLRs.
Choosing proper type of lenses for your MILC will depend upon the product. For NEX system of Sony, 7 E lenses are available, Panasonic has 11 lenses for G cameras and almost compatible with Olympus CSC “retro” Pen Cameras. Although Olympus has its own cameras, its 8 Micro Four Thirds lenses are compatible with Panasonic cameras. And, lastly, NX cameras of Samsung have 6 different lenses.
If it is important to have compatible lens for a camera, it is also important to choose compatible sensor size. The Micro Four Thirds system is compatible with 225mm2 Four Thirds System. Samsung NX cameras and Sony NEX cameras use 50% larger APS-C size sensor of 370mm2. Depending on the product sensor sizes also varies. Therefore, it is important that you know the type of camera that you have in hand.
Somehow, if we are going to review the impact of using mirrorless camera over DSLR, we may find it more beneficial to use the former than the latter, from the very fact that it is handier, to the most important factor that you can save a lot using it. Often than not, lenses which are the largest investment in a system camera last for decades, this gives more savings for the user.