The Difference Between Mirrorless Cameras and DSLRs

The fall season marks the beginning of things – that start of school, the start of the holiday season, and the beginning of our transition into winter. The holidays and changing colours in nature that come with the shifting seasons provide us with plenty of photography opportunities from nature shots to holidays and vacation memories with friends and family. If you were considering upgrading your DSLR camera, fall is definitely the time to do it, especially now that Halloween is coming up and Christmas is at our heels.

If you’re thinking about upgrading or replacing your DSLR, consider switching to a mirrorless camera. Mirrorless cameras offer certain advantages for photographers over DSLRs. We’ve put together a quick guide so you can learn more about the differences:

Compact Size

Mirrorless cameras tend to be smaller and more compact because they don’t have a mirror or prism as part of their construction. If you don’t like lugging around a DSLR and find that the size is cumbersome, investing in a mirrorless camera would solve that issue. If you want more lens and accessory options without the bulk, a mirrorless camera would come in handy here as well – its smaller size allows you to carry more camera accessories with you.

Faster Shooting Speed

Unless you’re interested in investing in a high-end DSLR camera, mirrorless cameras also have an edge over DSLRs when it comes to shooting speed – they can shoot more images per second and also tend to have faster shutter speeds.

Without a mirror as part of the camera construction, mirrorless cameras make it easier to take pictures in quick succession. Some mirrorless cameras also use a mechanical shutter, which provides better image results. Other mirrorless cameras come with an electronic shutter, which makes the camera shoot faster and quieter.

Better Video Quality

If you want to focus on video with your digital camera, mirrorless cameras also tend to be a better option. Since DSLRs have a mirror, they can’t use phase detection when recording video. This results in a slight blur in the middle of the video while the camera searches for the right focus. While some of the newer DSLRs have a phase detection sensor, mirrorless cameras on both the high and low end of the market can capture Ultra HD video with four times the resolution of HD footage. Most models also tend to have better autofocus, which makes their video capture capabilities better than DSLRs.

Same Durability

Even though mirrorless cameras are smaller in size and come with better features, that doesn’t make them any less durable than their DSLR counterparts. Many mirrorless camera options come with protective cases that safeguard the camera from weather and water damage.

Whether you’re looking to buy a mirrorless camera or want to learn more about your options, Henry’s is the place to go. From Fujifilm to Sony to Canon to Olympus, Henry’s offers a number of different mirrorless cameras so you can choose the one that’s right for you. They’re also having a sale on a select number of mirrorless cameras, so you can save on your camera upgrade!

Story source: Tom’s Guide

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