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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Bottom line: Panasonic makes some of the best mirrorless cameras for video that money can buy. Its new Lumix S series full-frame cameras are expected to carry on that tradition when they arrive later this spring. Sony, Nikon and Canon now have some additional competition to contend with. Panasonic on Friday announced full specifications for the Lumix S1R and S1. First teased at Photokina 2018 in September, the cameras are Panasonic’s first full-frame mirrorless shooters. The higher-end of the two, the Lumix S1R features a 47.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor without a low pass filter. It boasts a native ISO range of 100 to 25,600, 4K60P video recording and dual memory card slots. The S1R also features a high resolution mode capable of turning out 187-megapixel stills. The Lumix S1, meanwhile, packs a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with a native ISO of 100 to 51,200. It has a high resolution mode, too, although it only churns out 98-megapixel images, and can also do 4K60P … [Read more...] about Panasonic preps the Lumix S1 and S1R, its first full-frame mirrorless cameras
You're looking to buy a mirrorless camera - sometimes called a compact system camera (CSC) - but don't know what to go for? That's not necessarily a surprise, as mirrorless cameras are more diverse and popular in 2018 than ever before, with more brands, lens mounts and systems mixing up the offerings.In this best-of feature, we round up the best mirrorless system cameras of 2018 to suit all tastes and abilities. Whether that's based on a budget for a first-time buy, or a larger chunk of cash for a pro-spec full-frame mirrorless model, here's the best DSLR alternatives to consider.A quick lesson in lensesLens mountFirst thing's first: cameras don't work in a one-size-fits-all kind of way. Brands like to keep their own heritage and, as such, manufacturers tend to have individual lens mounts. The exceptions are: Micro Four Thirds, supported by Panasonic Lumix G, both Olympus Pen and Olympus OM-D models; and the Leica L mount, which will offer S lenses from Panasonic and lenses from … [Read more...] about Best mirrorless cameras 2019: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
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
Previous Next 1 of 8 Full-frame mirrorless cameras have entered a new realm: Hollywood. The Possession of Hannah Grace, a Sony Pictures horror film in theaters since November 30, is the first feature film shot from start to finish with a full-frame mirrorless camera, according to Sony. The Sony a7S II shot the entire A-roll for the thriller, which follows Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell), a young woman who lands a new job working the graveyard shift at a hospital morgue after the titular character (Kirby Johnson) dies during an exorcism. Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen and produced by Glenn S. Gainor, the film was shot with several a7S II bodies and Hawk 65 anamorphic lenses using a specially designed adapter to fit the PL mount lenses on the Sony E-Mount. On the camera bodies, the Hawk 65 applied a 1.3x crop to the footage for a widescreen 2.40:1. ‘Footprint of the entire movie’ The film’s director of photography, Lennert Hillege, said the … [Read more...] about Full-frame mirrorless cameras just made their Hollywood debut with this thriller