Canon’s newest dSLR, the EOS Rebel SL1, is being offered as an alternative to the popular compact system camera market. You may recall that last year Canon entered the mirrorless interchangeable lens market with the EOS M. These small compact system cameras have the advantage of smaller point and shoots, but with the added feature of interchangeable lenses.
However, Canon has now added a new option to those looking for a smaller, lighter camera … and it seems to have done it without giving up much of the functionality of it’s larger Rebel series models.
Sony’s NEX-5N is touting its interchangeable lens camera as “DSLR quality in your pocket. This 16.1 MP Touchscreen camera provides easy access to image adjustments, full HD movie shooting and up to 10 fps shooting. If you’re shopping for a compact mirrorless camera, then the Sony NEX-5N is definitely worth a look.
DSLR quality in your pocket
Up to 10 fps shooting to capture the decisive moment
16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor
Full HD movie shooting 60p/24p
Photo Creativity Touch provides easy access to image adjustments
If you’ve been wondering what a mirrorless camera actually is, this article will give you a clear and not too technical to understand explanation.
Definitely worth the read if you’re considering shopping for one of the many mirrorless cameras available ( or soon to be available) ….
Mirrorless Cameras: A Buying Guide
By Eric Reichbaum
Mirrorless cameras have been on the market for a decade, but they have really begun to make waves in the past few years. Most serious photographers would have certainly been shooting with a DSLR camera just a few years ago, but now many have traded in their DSLRs for the smaller and lighter form factors that mirrorless cameras provide.
Not only are mirrorless cameras usually lighter and smaller than their DSLR counterparts, but they’re quieter, as well. With no mirror to slap up and down, street photographers, as well as wedding and theater photographers can now shoot virtually unnoticed.
Choosing a mirrorless camera can be a daunting task with lots of options, from sensor size, to video capabilities, to lens systems, and more. We will cover them all, and give you the information you need. Buying your new camera should be an exciting experience, so let this guide help you make an informed decision.
What differentiates mirrorless cameras from other compact cameras is the fact that they have interchangeable lenses. This makes a world of difference, and if you’ve never had an interchangeable-lens camera, you will be quite surprised by how it will change your photography.
Compact point-and-shoot cameras have a built-in lens that typically gives you an optical zoom with a variable aperture and small sensor. What this means is that while you might have the ability to shoot both wide and telephoto zoom lengths, you don’t have as much control over selective focus or shallow-depth-of-field techniques.
Selective focus, often accentuated by pronounced bokeh, is one of the first things that people notice about photos taken with larger sensor, interchangeable-lens cameras, because now you have the option to shoot with a long zoom lens with an f/2.8 aperture, or a prime portrait lens with an f/1.4 aperture.
Continue Reading About Mirrorless Cameras …
Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-GF3 is a feature packed ultra compact point-and-shoot with a camera body about as wide and tall as a typical smart phone yet is lightweight and simple to master. This remarkable reduction in size and weight is thanks to advancements
Olympus E-PL1 : Review by dpreview.com
Read the full Olympus E-PL1 review at dpreview.com
The E-PL1 is essentially a simplified and cut-down version of the company’s E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera. The 12MP camera adopts many features from its big brothers and adds a built-in flash and an interactive point-and-shoot mode. But has all this economizing blunted the ‘Digital Pen’? Find out in our review.
›Read the full Olympus E-PL1 review at dpreview.com
12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds format
Includes 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 digital zoom lens; features built-in flash
2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function; Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) tracking system
Capture HD video with high-quality audio; new “Direct Button” for easy recording
New Live Guide interface simplifies great photography; capture images to SD/SDHC cards (not included)
OLYMPUS 262856 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera (Black with M. Zuiko 14-42mm lens)
Fujifilm has now added the Fujifilm X-Pro1 to its line of cameras … Fujifilm’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. This long awaited and much rumored high end camera appears to be aimed specifically at the professional photographer market.
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Polaroid goes digital with an instant camera and built in printer. Remember the polaroid cameras back in the film days? The fun of seeing instant prints was unique and quite popular. Digital changed all that, since we can now see our images immediately on the LCD screen.
But it still isn’t quite the same as having prints. Polaroid is hoping the love of instant prints will result in it’s new camera catching on. Here’s a report from the folks at The Inquisitr (note: Their title says Z350, but the article says it’s the Z340 which I believe is the correct model number)