Mirrorless cameras are a great option if you’re wanting fantastic image quality without the size and weight of a DSLR camera. With the versatility of interchangeable lenses, and high specs that rival those in some DSLRs, mirrorless cameras are gaining ever more popularity amongst pros and novices alike. Their smaller size affords greater agility and discretion, making them suited to a wide variety of photography genres ranging from travel to weddings and portraiture, as well as videography.
CameraPro stocks the latest mirrorless cameras from leading brands including Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Olympus and Canon. If you’re deciding which mirrorless camera to buy, it’s important to consider the camera’s sensor size as well as the compatible lenses available.
Like an SLR (single-lens reflex) or digital SLR camera, a mirrorless camera has a lens mount that will accommodate different (interchangeable) lenses. However, it lacks the mirror system present within an SLR/DSLR.
DSLR cameras use mechanics (incorporating a mirror) and an optical viewfinder to provide an exact view of what the camera’s lens sees. Mirrorless cameras, meanwhile, use electronics and an electronic viewfinder to do this. This removes the need for certain components and allows for a more compact, lightweight and portable camera (compared to DSLRs) that some find easier to handle.
A growing number of photographers and videographers, including professionals, are embracing mirrorless cameras, which vary in sensor size from micro four-thirds to APS-C (cropped) and full frame (35mm equivalent). Some of the benefits of mirrorless cameras include:
- (In most cases) Lighter, smaller and more discreet body than a DSLR
- Bigger sensor (so higher image quality) than a compact camera
- Interchangeable lenses
- In some models, compatibility with DSLR lenses (adapter may be necessary)
- Greater number and spread of autofocus points, which allows for greater focusing accuracy at the edges of an image
For anyone looking to buy mirrorless digital cameras, it’s worth also understanding the disadvantages (compared to DSLRs), which usually include less robust construction and shorter battery life. Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Digital Cameras for more.
CameraPro is proud to offer mirrorless cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony. All mirrorless cameras we carry are 100% Australian stock with genuine manufacturer warranties. Our website makes shopping for mirrorless cameras online easy, with heaps of info and handy tips to help guide your decision.
A camera store that’s run for photographers, by photographers, CameraPro speaks your language. We get cameras but we also get people, so you can rely on us to understand what you’re after and offer honest, learned and relevant advice. If you have any questions about buying a mirrorless camera, our friendly staff are available to help you.