Best mirrorless cameras | Space

Mirrorless cameras have been around for a little while now, but are increasingly popular among new and veteran photographers. The reason for that is they lack the mirror and viewfinder prism synonymous with SLR and DSLR cameras. Instead, mirrorless cameras use a direct feed from the image sensor to a small screen in the viewfinder, similar to how live view works on the rear LCD screen. Because of this reduction in hardware manufacturers are able to reduce the size of the camera bodies making them lighter and more compact.

This doesn’t impact image quality though, as the same excellent electronics are still inside. In fact, as DSLR lines are gradually phased out in favor of newer mirrorless models, we’re seeing mirrorless cameras overtake DSLR technology with higher resolution, wider dynamic range, and other specialist technology to make stills and videos brighter, sharper, and with less image noise. However, not all mirrorless cameras are the same. Users still have to choose between Micro Four Thirds, APS-C, and full frame image sensors, the catalog of lenses available for each model, electronic viewfinder detail, and more. Prices range drastically too, from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.