Get To Know DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Both DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras offer interchangeable lenses and models with features ideal for beginners, intermediate users, or professionals. Mirrorless cameras are a bit lighter, smaller, and mechanically simpler. A DSLR camera may be a bit larger but you still have lens-changing ability and an optical viewfinder system for true-to-life imagery.
Understanding DSLR Cameras
A DSLR camera has a mirror in the body directly in front of the sensor to reflect light up into a prism, sending it out thru the optical viewfinder to your eye. The image can also be viewed on the LCD screen on the back of the camera.Shop Now
What Are Mirrorless Cameras?
A mirrorless camera is a type of digital camera where light comes through the lens directly onto the imaging sensor. The image can be viewed on the LCD screen on the rear of the camera but some full featured models also have the option of an electronic viewfinder (“EVF”) that replicates the image as captured by the sensor.
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DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras FAQ
Can a mirrorless camera use DSLR lenses?
If you have a mirrorless camera, you can adapt and use just about any DSLR lens just as long as you have an adapter.
What is the difference between DSLR and mirrorless cameras?
A DSLR camera has a mirror behind the lens, in front of the image sensor, that reflects light up into a prism and then out through the viewfinder to preview the shot. DSLR also have the viewing option of an LCD screen on the rear of the camera. Mirrorless cameras have no mirror in them so the light goes directly thru the lens to the image sensor, and the image is previewed on the LCD screen on the back of the camera. Some models also have the option of an electronic viewfinder.
What is the price difference between DSLR and mirrorless cameras?
DSLR and Mirrorless cameras both have amazing qualities but picking the right camera for you depends on how you choose to use it. Our LDExperts can help you determine which camera is better based on your needs.
Are mirrorless cameras better than DSLR?
In general, mirrorless camera will be your best choice if you want to keep it compact. For best overall value despite size, go with a DSLR camera.
Why would I buy a DSLR or mirrorless camera rather than a point & shoot or use my phone?
While Smart Phones or basic point and shoot cameras are very small and ideal to have with you all the time, both DSLR and Mirrorless cameras offer advantages. With these cameras, you can select lenses for any shooting situation, access a far wider range of cameras settings, and make use of image sensors that are much larger.
Why would I want Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on my camera?
When you choose a camera that has Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capability, you can share images wirelessly from your camera to your favourite Social Network. You can also download a convenient camera app for many camera models and use your smartphone to control your camera remotely.