31 Jul

Mirrorless cameras

Until recently, mirrorless was regarded as a minor branch of photography. More than 10 years after the launch, we see that almost all camera manufacturers have embraced this format and released full frame models. Here are these:
1. Sony
Sony was the first to put a full frame sensor in a mirrorless camera. Three generations later, the Japanese enjoy a wide range of cameras and lenses. For about €2000, Sony A7 III is considered the best mirrorless camera in terms of profitability. The most expensive model in the range, the Sony A9 is popular for the excellent, out of focus, and the 20-frames-per-second that can be recorded, without obstructing the visibility of the photographer.
Canon
2018 was the year when the first two manufacturers of cameras with interchangeable lenses launched mirrorless full frame models. Canon debuted with the EOS R model and a handful of high-quality lenses. Canon has the advantage of excellent Dual Pixel technology, through which the focus is very accurate. This model was dedicated to professionals who already used Canon products.
To attract the masses, Canon launched the EOS RP model, a 26.2 megapixel model and a price of about €1200. The 5 native lenses available at the moment are not exactly accessible, but Canon has an exceptional selection of DSLR lenses that can be easily adapted to new cameras.
Nikon
Nikon also has two models available for those who prefer that ecosystem. Nikon Z6 and Z7 are two cameras emulating the Sony A7 III and Sony a7R III tandem. The first camera is intended for general use, while the second is suitable for photographers who need a very high resolution: 45.7 megapixels.
Nor does Nikon have an impressive selection of native targets, launching the two cameras also in 2018. As with Canon, Nikon provides an adapter through which DSLR targets can be used smoothly.
Panasonic
Known more for its excellent family of cameras on the micro 4/3 format, Panasonic surprised everyone in 2018 when it announced that it was partnering with Sigma and Leica. This partnership involves the creation of a new family of rooms and sights, the L Mount. The first machine to use this mount was Leica SL. For those who want a new full frame camera, but do not have the money required by Leica, Panasonic has released the S1, S1R models and, more recently, announced the s1h model. These are mirror models of what Sony already has in the range: A7, a7R and a7S, the last of which is tailored for the needs of videographers.
* The rest of the names that did not enter the full frame mirrorless family
The first name that stands out is Olympus. Unlike Panasonic, Olympus believes exclusively in the advantages of the micro 4/3 system. Its smaller sensor cameras allow for more compact lenses, and for some users this matters a lot.
Fujifilm is in a league of its own. The main range of cameras incorporates APS-C sensors. To be mentioned is the range of cameras with medium format sensor (larger than full frame).
Pentax has attracted everyone’s attention through official statements that users of mirrorless full frame will return to single lens reflex camera devices within 3 years. He’s the latest producer to refuse to migrate to mirrorless. As such, the whole Pentax range consists only of DSLR cameras.

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