A recent debate among the camera community is whether or not the mirror-less camera will be able to compete with the quality of a DSLR camera. Now there was no shortage of camera diversity, from film, top of the line DSLRs, point and shoot, mirror-less, and everything in between. However during the session Paul gave he didn’t stress using one over the other, in fact there was an emphasis on using both in a working camera set. Mirror-less cameras such a a Leica, Fujifilm, Nikon V1, or many of the others on the market have enormous benefits to a photographer.
- First and most important to a college kid who is limited by funds, the price. A mirror-less camera and its lenses are remarkably cheaper than its DSLR counterparts.
- Another great feature is hoe simple to use it is, a DSLR has generally settings to help you manipulate the picture to get everything you want. A mirror-less camera will have most of these settings as well but on the surface it is extremely easy to use and great also for beginning photographers.
- Second, it is incredibly more compact, its an easy grab and go camera to store in your backpack or purse if you are going to an event or you could have it in there just to catch something interesting as it happens.
- Subtle. A smaller less conspicuous camera like a Nikon V1 is likely not to draw as much attention in a crowd as a bulky DSLR and could help avoid those awkward shots of people staring at you as you use a huge DSLR.
However while the Mirror-less camera is breaking berries in terms of picture quality and frequency of use.
- The autofocus on a mirrored camera is faster at getting adjusted and generally better than a mirror-less, but mirror-less cameras auto focus feature had made great strides.
- The lenses are limited for Mirrorless cameras and that can sometimes limit what and how you will shoot
However there is one great advantage to having a mirror-less camera, a Leica for instance makes virtually no noise compared to a bulky DSLR. Recently many reporters and photographers have started using mirror-less in press conferences or plays for instance so it will attract less attention and be far less distracting.