The basicsTo understand how mirrorless cameras gained on DSLRs so quickly, let's go back to basics. DSLRs have a reflex mirror that lets you look directly through the lens at your subject with no electronics in between. When you take a shot, the mirror jumps out of the way to expose the sensor. All of that adds bulk and, for most models, means you can't see the decisive moment when you take a photo.At the same time, the mirror allows DSLR-makers to put autofocus phase-detect sensors directly into the light path via a secondary mirror. Those measure the distance to your subject before you even take the picture, making autofocus nearly instantaneous. You lose that advantage, however, when you shoot videos or photos in live-view mode with the mirror up.Mirrorless and compact cameras rely on electronic viewfinders (EVFs) or, in many cases, just a rear display. EVF quality has jumped dramatically over the past year especially, with most medium- and high-end cameras packing at least 2.4 … [Read more...] about How to buy a mirrorless camera in 2019
Best entry level mirrorless camera
We know Panasonic is launching its professional-focused Lumix S1 and S1R full-frame cameras this year, but it looks like we could see a more affordable entry-level model as well.In a wide-ranging interview with DPReview.com, the President of Panasonic's Imaging Network Business Division, Yosuke Yamane, was questioned on whether the new full-frame S series will grow to include entry-level products.Yamane responded that while "the first generation will be specialized for professionals but in the future, of course we’re also aiming to attract entry-level users".It appears, though, that for now the priority is to appeal to professionals, with Yamane stating that "our image to professional users is very important. That’s why we’re attacking this segment [initially]".The new Lumix S1 and S1R have a bulky design that’s larger than most other high-end mirrorless cameras, including Panasonic’s own Lumix GH5. According to Yamane this is because “the advice … [Read more...] about Panasonic hints at a future entry-level full-frame camera
Kyle Schurman, provided by Published 7:31 am PST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Mirrorless cameras may be smaller than DSLRs, but they give you many of the same benefits, including great image quality, fast performance levels, and versatility in interchangeable lenses. Based on research and testing, the best mirrorless camera is the retro-looking Fujifilm X-T20 with its great price and excellent image quality. If you’re someone who believes the world of digital photography is incredibly advanced versus what occurred a couple of decades ago with film photography, you’re right … to a point. Digital photography simplifies the process of shooting photos, making them instantly shareable, versus having to haul your film to the Fotomat. By the way, if you actually have dropped rolls of film … [Read more...] about The best mirrorless cameras you can buy
We reckon Google's new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have the best cameras going on a smartphone right now – and that's some serious bragging rights in phones world. But don't take our word for it – the phones are already attracting a good deal of hyperbolic commentary, with influencers boasting that the camera on the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is so good that their DSLR will soon be gathering dust.Yes, the camera on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL is good,– but is it that good? Let's take a slightly more considered look to see where it excels – and why you probably shouldn't be putting your DSLR on eBay just yet.Sensor sizeEven the best marketers at Google are going to struggle with this one. While smartphones may have bulked out in recent years, the actual physical size of their camera sensors is still pretty small compared to those used by most cameras – and that's important, as you'll see below.In fact, the camera in the Pixel 3 and 3 XL uses a 1/2.55-inch sensor … [Read more...] about Can the Google Pixel 3 XL outperform a compact camera… or even a DSLR?
Following the launch of Canon's first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R, in September, we expect Canon's range of full-frame mirrorless cameras to grow fairly quickly in the next year.CanonRumors.com is reporting that it's been told we're likely to see two new EOS R series bodies in 2019. The first will drop in below the current EOS R, offering a more affordable route into Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system.Interestingly there have been rumors that we could see an EOS R series camera with an APS-C sensor, which would likely also be an affordable option – although that's a a curious one, as Canon already has its EOS M range of APS-C mirrorless cameras, so we can't see the advantage of releasing an APS-C EOS R camera unless Canon is going to throw all its weight behind its EOS R line and new RF lens mount.We can't see this happening, though, as the EOS M line is too well established (although it could do with more lenses) to simply drop it. More likely we'll see … [Read more...] about Canon will reportedly launch two new EOS R mirrorless cameras in 2019