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The Mirrorless Camera Guide Essentials
The Mirrorless Camera Guide Essentials
Mirrorless cameras, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, electronic-viewfinder-interchangeable-lens cameras. We bet you have probably heard these terms being used a lot lately. But despite these terms being bandied around a lot, it has come to our attention that many people - especially the average camera user - still have absolutely no idea what a mirrorless system camera is or what it’s capable of. And no wonder: the camera industry itself can’t even decide on a standardized name! In layman's parlance, mirrorless cameras were introduced to fill the gap between digital compact cameras and DSLRs, where there are those who want the performance of a DSLR (especially in terms of image quality), but don’t wish to deal with the bulk and complicated controls.
While still a relatively new product category (about four years old), mirrorless cameras have recently gained a lot of traction especially in the last couple of years, due to the entry of more big-name players and the increased number of models. Currently, almost all major camera manufacturers have a mirror system in their camera lineup, alongside their compact and DSLR offerings. So if you’re looking to upgrade from your digital compact camera, or are just interested in finding out more about mirrorless system cameras, do read our Mirrorless Camera Guide Essentials (links on the right). It's bound to answer at least a couple of burning questions you have.
Mirrorless Camera Reviews and Feature Articles
REVIEW / 08 May 2013 / By Alvin Soon
The Sony Alpha NEX-6 sits somewhere in-between the series' flagship NEX-7 and the NEX-5R, in terms of handling, performance and, of course, price. It comes with a 16MP sensor, an electronic viewfinder and takes after the prosumer controls of the NEX-7. Discover how the camera performs in our review.
FEATURE / 28 Feb 2013 / By Alvin Soon
At the Samsung South East Asia, Oceania and Taiwan Forum 2013 in Jakarta, Samsung unveiled its latest range of products, including the Galaxy Note 8.0, five new Galaxy smartphones, smarter Smart TVs and a new mirrorless camera flagship. Click through and discover what Samsung has to offer this year.
REVIEW / 06 Feb 2013 / By Alvin Soon
The GH series has always been the most serious of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras, and the GH3 is the most powerful one of them all yet - it offers professional-grade video quality with high-quality stills, in a design that's both sturdy and also easy to use.
FEATURE / 01 Feb 2013 / By Hafeez Sim
It's the start of the year and time to visit the Land of the Rising Sun once again for CP+, Japan's Camera and Photo Imaging Show. In its fourth year this time around, join us as we explore what CP+ has to offer!
REVIEW / 19 Dec 2012 / By Alvin Soon
Fujifilm has been on fire riding the retro/mirrorless combination. The X-E1 is a smaller, concentrated version of the X-Pro1, minus the optical viewfinder, bulk and price. It keeps the same unique X-Trans sensor, so performance should be the same - the question is, does it keep the bad of the X-Pro1 as well as the good?
REVIEW / 14 Dec 2012 / By Alvin Soon
Coming one year after the Nikon 1 V1, the V2 is Nikon's answer to all the photographers who griped about the V1's handling. Do the new improvements make the V2 an attractive new camera to get for the holidays? Read on to find out.
REVIEW / 07 Nov 2012 / By Alvin Soon
The EOS M is Canon's first mirrorless system camera, launched in a sea of competing mirrorless cameras. While the camera shines with the fit and finish of a world-class product from a world-class company, it lags behind in one critical element. We give you our assessment.
REVIEW / 02 Nov 2012 / By Alvin Soon
The NX1000 is Samsung's latest entry-level mirrorless system camera. It comes with a large 20MP APS-C image sensor, a quick eight frames per second shooting speed and built-in Wi-Fi for easy connectivity. Join us for a quick first look at the camera.
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