The reason for the advent of the mirrorless camera is right in the name — the rise of digital photography meant the mirror and associated optical viewfinder of an SLR was no longer necessary, and cameras could be made smaller and lighter without it while still offering the flexibility of interchangeable lenses. Mirrorless cameras entered the world as the pint-sized, beginner-friendly alternatives to big and complex DSLRs, but a decade later, they’ve earned clout with enthusiasts and professionals and taken over the role of the DSLR in many cases. So is mirrorless still about making cameras lighter and smaller? Looking at some of the latest models, the answer would appear to be no. Take the recently launched Olympus OM-D E-M1X, a $3,000 flagship mirrorless camera targeting professional photographers. While packing in a relatively small Four Thirds sensor, the body features an integrated vertical grip that puts it in league with the largest DSLRs like the Nikon D5 and … [Read more...] about Mirrorless cameras were built to be compact, so why have they gotten so heavy?
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The second half of 2018 will be remembered as a momentous time for the camera world because Canon and Nikon, two of the most storied companies in the industry, finally got serious about mirrorless cameras. They both launched new full-frame mirrorless cameras with equally new mount systems and lenses that both hope will carry them long into the future. Nikon launched the Z7 and Z6, a duo with specs clearly designed to challenge Sony’s Alpha A7R III and A7 III cameras. Canon released the EOS R with an impressive set of fast lenses to go along with it. It’s clear that both companies recognize mirrorless as the future of their prosumer camera products — even if these three cameras borrow more than a little from the companies’ DSLRs. As they charge in, Nikon and Canon are hoping they can disrupt and chip away at Sony’s dominance of the full-frame mirrorless market. A generous head start now finds Sony on its third generation of professional mirrorless cameras … [Read more...] about Canon and Nikon are off to a strong start with their first full-frame mirrorless cameras
You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2018. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've seen in reality - to save you time when it comes to working out what the best options are.DSLR cameras - which stands for digital single lens reflex - have removable lenses so that different optics can be attached in order to give a different view on the world. This potential variety allows you to start small and build-up to the more varied, sharper and desirable featured lenses as you go along. Don't confuse them with the newer breed of mirrorless cameras (sometimes called compact system cameras), which we have covered in a separate feature.So whether you're new to the DSLR concept, are looking to upgrade, know plenty about cameras already and are weighing up the options, or are considering a more pro-spec option, we've broken down our list of … [Read more...] about Best DSLR cameras 2019: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
The best Black Friday camera deals 2018Jump to deals by category:1. DSLR deals2. Mirrorless deals3. Compact deals4. Lens dealsOur editors search through thousands of deals to unearth the best prices from the most trustworthy retailers. You can support us by clicking these independently selected links, as we may earn a commission on any purchase you make - but at no extra cost to you. Whether you're looking for a better camera than the one on your smartphone or want to push your creativity further, there's no better time to pick up a great camera than on Black Friday.If you think there's only going to be some dubious deals, you're wrong. Stick with us in the run-up to Black Friday 2018 and you'll be able to track down some great camera deals from big names like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and GoPro, as well as a host of lens and accessory deals from the likes off Sigma, Tamron, Manfrotto, Billingham and Lee Filters. The risk is with a flurry of deals like this is that it's … [Read more...] about The best Black Friday camera deals 2018
Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photography News of the Week is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like Flickr’s big changes, Panasonic’s organic sensor camera, and a one-handed Photoshop and Lightroom editing console, find briefs on the latest in accessories and photography news from this week. Budget brand Yongnuo has a “4G” mirrorless camera under development Yongnuo, the China-based budget lens and flash brand, appears to be developing a new mirrorless camera. The company launched a naming contest, displaying an image of what looks to be a slim interchangeable lens camera with a smartphone-like interface at the back. And if the image isn’t enough evidence, the two names Yongnuo suggests fans should vote on are the 4G Camera and Smart Camera — that or submitting an entirely new suggestion. … [Read more...] about Photography News: This budget brand is developing a 4G mirrorless camera