Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are beginning to pick up steam and are enjoying increasing sales as manufacturers continue to produce better products at competitive pricing. If you’ve been curious about the benefits and downfalls of the cameras or are just plain curious as to what they’re all about, B&H has made a very informative seminar that covers everything from the basics down to the nitty gritty details and product comparisons. Have a look:

Mirrorless cameras are giving bulkier DSLRs a run for the money. With increasing consumer interest, more and more manufacturers are producing the handy little camera which can make the process of choosing the right camera more difficult for the buyer. There are many, many brands and models of mirrorless cameras to choose from. Here are just a few of the examples.

Canon EOS M


On the less expensive end of mirrorless cameras, Canon’s EOS M still packs a punch with its 18MP CMOS sensor and large 3″ touchscreen display. Canon introduced the new M mount with this camera with a small assortment of lenses and an affordable adapter to give you a larger variety of lenses to choose from.

Fuji X-E1


The Fuji X-E1 features Fuji new 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor rather than the traditional Bayer style sensor which eliminates the need for anti-aliasing filters and helps to produce sharper images right out of the camera. The ISO is somewhat limited at a range of 200–6400, but the camera does offer a built-in flash to help out in a pinch. The camera has an outstanding viewfinder and is considered to be the best viewfinder on the market at the moment.

Olympus OM-D


The Olympus OM-D makes up where the Fuji lacks with a wide ISO range from 200–25,6oo. Another great feature this camera offers that many others do not is a 3-inch tiltable LCD screen and an electronic viewfinder. The TruePicVI processor and ultra-fast autofocusing feature make this an ideal choice for shooting sports or other fast moving objects. There is a seemingly limitless variety of lenses available for the OM-D thanks in part to Olympus using the same mount as Panasonic, which means the cult classic pancake lens¬†originally made for the Panasonic Lumix will also fit on the OM-D.

The cameras listed above are just a sampling of what’s on the market. Depending on your budget and what kind of photography you are interested in, there is probably a mirrorless camera that will suit all your needs. Just do a little research and compare your top selections to make sure that you’re choosing the correct one.

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One response to “Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras”

  1. Diego says:

    Not mention the NEX lines up from Sony is a big shortcoming of this article. Sony currently the big boy in miroless camera market, so talk about Miroless could not miss them.

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