Canon has filed a new patent in Japan that shows a pretty unusual mirrorless camera body. It comes with an integrated grip with a pass-through, and it’s designed so that you can shoot both horizontally and vertically.
There was a heated discussion caused by the entrance of cameras without a mirror into the market, also as known as “mirrorless” or “CSC”. This debate was fueled perhaps not so much by the absence of the mentioned mirror, as by the replacement of the essential optical viewfinder with the new and improved electronic viewfinder. It can’t be denied that this debate wouldn’t have been that controversial, if it were not for the traditional brands still holding tight to the mirror and the optical viewfinder, while the emergent, or minority brands, have embraced the electronic viewfinder and the “mirrorless” concept as a new standard with no way back.
Let’s stop this endless and pointless discussion and address the main question – why do I, a professional who on average produces 200.000 photographs and 10 videos, and travels to 12 countries each year, sides with mirrorless cameras?
Contrary to another photographer’s opinion (one that is held by many others), there seems to be this doomsday cult that believes camera phones are going to make DSLR and mirrorless cameras extinct.
And it’s certainly an opinion that has a semblance of logic behind it, given that there are far more photos being taken by phones today than DSLR and mirrorless cameras combined.
Yet the idea of shooting primarily on an iPhone doesn’t sit right with myself, and that of my clients who would sack me from the job if I had to shoot it on an iPhone!
I don’t often usually agree with everything Tony Northrup says, and this video isn’t much different. I don’t agree with all of the opinions he puts forward in this video, but he does actually makes a few valid points. The topic is mirrorless camera myths and it’s filled with fallacies often touted on social media that are just complete nonsense.
Some of the myths surrounding mirrorless cameras are just simply untrue – like mirrorless cameras being inherently sharper than DSLRs. Others might have been true at one time but no longer really are, such as mirrorless setups being smaller, not to mention the notoriously bad battery life. So, which myths are true now? Should you switch from DSLR to mirrorless?
One of the major benefits of mirrorless cameras is improved autofocus. 100% coverage and 5000 autofocus points. So, are all images you make will the 100% sharp 100% of the time? I’m afraid not. No matter how good autofocus gets, there will always be times when you take a portrait and can’t get both eyes to be sharp. Is the autofocus at fault? No, the photographer is.[Read More…]
It’s now 2021, and the Fujifilm X-T20 was released in 2017, uses Fujifilm’s X-Trans III sensor technology, and has been superseded by cameras like the X-T30 and X-S10 (both X-Trans IV). So why would it be the camera I recommend to people in 2021? Let me explain…
I strongly believe that there is way too much hype around mirrorless cameras. While they seem to be a marketing success, they are also way too overhyped. With YouTubers switching to mirrorless for seemingly no reason, it sometimes is hard to understand the motive of buying mirrorless beyond just owning a newer model.[Read More…]
The Sony a1 checks about every single box I could possibly want in a camera. In this video, we compare the Sony a1 camera vs the Canon R5. Does Sony leave the Canon R5 in the dust? And what about price? Is the Sony a1 Worth It? Or would you choose the Canon R5? Who would pay this much and why? Let us know if you would choose one of these and why?
With Sony’s recent release of their new $6,499 flagship Sony A1, as well as the ridiculously low-priced $5,999 Fuji GFX 100S medium format camera, 2021 has already given us some pretty impressive camera tech. And those were just in the first month.
There’s a lot of uncertainty out there in what the competition might do for the rest of the year – and a lot of rumours – but what actually makes sense? What do other cameras have to have in order to really compete with what else is on the market now? This video from Dan Watson takes a more objective look at where each of the manufacturers stand and the most logical course of action each manufacturer might pursue.