As a “cross” between a compact camera (compact camera) and a DSLR, mirrorless cameras inherited character of both types of cameras from different classes, including all the pros and cons. Here are some advantages and disadvantages mirrorless camera.

The advantages of mirrorless cameras

1. Compared pocket camera / compact, mirrorless cameras offer the ability is generally better and varied, especially since it has image size larger sensor, and lenses that can be replaced and adjusted to the needs shooting (interchangeable-lens).

2. Compared to a DSLR, mirrorless cameras have a smaller size and slim because fewer components in (because there is no mirror arrangement system in it).

Not a mirror system made ​​designer can put a mirrorless camera image sensor closer to the lens, consequently reducing the thickness of the camera body.

3. The absence of mirror system also makes the operation more mirrorless cameras “silent” than the DSLR camera. The movement of the mirror (prism) on a DSLR camera when the shutter activation causes the typical sounds that may feel less comfortable for some people.

Disadvantages of mirrorless cameras

1. Limitations of lens options


Despite gets frills “mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera”, alias using the lens system can be changed according to the needs of DSLR, in fact using lens mount mirrorless camera (a system of “cradle” lens) which is not compatible with the majority of the lens are currently on the market. Call EF-M mount their Canon, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds Olympus and Panasonic, or Nikon 1-mount. Required special adapters to attach these lenses on mirrorless camera.

This shortcoming – may be – is because mirrorless cameras are basically intended for the market segment “point-and-shoot” cameras consumer aka pocket where the people in this segment typically tend to “accept what is” the camera that they have and rarely build system complement the massive camera.

Unlike the DSLR camera users who generally are professional photographers and serious photography enthusiasts. For these circles, the biggest investment is not in the camera body but rather the accompanying lens system. The price of a high-quality lens system that can reach several times the price of the camera itself. Therefore, issues such as lens mount is not compatible with the camera’s lens is a big problem. For them, if it should choose to replace the camera is better than having to modify or replace the entire mount lens collection that fall can be very expensive, which might actually make bankrupt

2. No TTL (through the lens) optical viewfinder. Given the need TTL optical viewfinder optical path of the lens to the viewfinder, boxes of these characters together as part of a typical SLR camera design.

Without TTL, mirrorless cameras use the LCD as a viewfinder display. Some models also have the EVF (electronic viewfinder) for eye-level shooting (shoot through “spying” eye-style TTL). But compared to TTL optical viewfinder both have drawbacks such as lag or lapse of time between events with real-time image display electronic viewfinder display. Create a shooting fast-moving objects such as F-1 racing car or a kestrel bird to fly, for example, this kind of lag is clearly a big problem.

3. Mirrorless cameras use autofocus system (AF) based on contrast detection, phase detection is not like on a DSLR.

Generally, the contrast-based AF is slower than the mirrorless camera phase-detection AF used DSLR cameras. Olympus cameras through Olympus Pen E-P3 did manage to break the technological gap by increasing the speed of the contrast-based focusing for still shot up beyond the focus speed DSLR cameras. Still have not been able to match the accuracy and speed of a DSLR in conducting continuous AF (autofocus for moving objects). Hence for photographing moving objects affairs – yet again – the camera has not been able to match mirrorless DSLR cameras.

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