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All You Need to Know About Mirrorless Cameras

All You Need to Know About Mirrorless Cameras

photography-517610_960_720 The name says it all when talking the crucial difference between a DSLR camera and a mirrorless camera. Film or digital SLR cameras take photographs by reflecting off a mirror inside the camera body.  A mirrorless camera doesn’t have a mirror and is made to work without all of the mechanisms required in those cameras having mirrors.  Therefore, they are much smaller and lighter than the DSLR cameras allowing for longer shooting with less fatigue than shooting with a handheld DSLR. If you are still trying to decide if a mirrorless camera is right for you, here are some other key similarities and differences between mirrorless and DSLR cameras that just may push you in that direction.

Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Cameras from

  • Mirrorless cameras do not have an optical viewfinder
  • Mirrorless cameras only have the live view option allowing you to interact with your subjects and make eye contact with them instead of blocking your face while shooting like with this Fuji X-T1 from
  • The electronic viewfinder allows you to see the image as it’s happening. This is especially helpful when shooting in black & white mode because it allows you to see the monochrome image as you are creating it
  • The accuracy of autofocus in the mirrorless cameras is much better than the DSLR cameras making it the perfect camera for getting those detailed shots needed when posting on your fashion or food blogs for example
  • Shooting with a mirrorless camera is quieter than a DSLR because there is no mirror slapping up and down. This makes it the perfect choice for wedding and street photography. Especially when you need to be able to blend in with the crowd.
  • You can use interchangeable lenses on a mirrorless camera just like a DSLR. They are so lightweight, you may have room to carry even more of your lenses with you when traveling. Also, chances are, your current DSLR lenses will fit whatever mirrorless camera you choose from with or without the aid of an adapter.
  • Mirrorless cameras can shoot full HD video equivalent to DSLR cameras
  • The wireless capabilities of mirrorless cameras are incredible. Most offer the ability for you to control the camera from your smartphone through an app
  • Typically, mirrorless cameras are less expensive than a DSLR camera. With a single lens, they usually start around $400.  Whereas the DSLR cameras begin around $600
  • If you’re using a DSLR right now and would like to add something a little more portable to your repertoire, a mirrorless camera from just may be the right choice for you.
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