Q- What is the difference between mirrorless and DSLR cameras?
A- At face level, compared to mirrorless cameras, DSLR’s have a very different design. However, the main internal difference between mirrorless and DSLR cameras is that the DSLR has a mirror inside the body to reflect the image into an optical viewfinder (using a digital sensor), while mirrorless cameras have no mirror. Mirrorless cameras tend to be smaller in size, and the lenses tend to be more expensive than those for DSLRs’. Mirrorless cameras can often showcase better performance and digital quality.
Q- Is Sony better than Canon?
A- Sony vs. Canon, that is the question. Both cameras are top industry quality, and each boast their own benefits. Broken down, the main difference between the two is auto-focus. Canon lenses have an EF-mount while Sony lenses have an E-mount and both have auto-focus capability. To take that a step further, Canon EF lenses can be mounted to Sony bodies via the Metabones Speed Booster Ultra. Autofocus will work faster if Canon lenses are used with Canon bodies but you have the ability to use Canon lenses on Sony bodies. Many professionals prefer Canon to shoot stills and Sony to shoot motion, but we’ll leave that up to you to test and decide.
Q- What does image quality mean on a camera?
A- In terms of photography, Image Quality (AKA IQ) refers to the characteristic of an image that measure the perceived degradation, as compared to the perfect image. This is typically based on the file type and compression ratio used during saving processes. The image size refers to the image’s physical dimensions. Although many may think of image quality to refer to one element of a photograph, it’s really determined by a multitude of factors, including equipment characteristics and the imaging variables the operator may select. The overall image quality is determined by the contrast, blur, noise, artifacts, and distortion contained within.
Q- What is the best DSLR camera for a beginner?
A – Pro Gear Orlando has a lot of experience with a variety of industry professionals, but we definitely recognize our humble beginnings as photographer and videographers. When you’ve decided to start such a journey, it’s imperative to remember that cameras are not a one-size-fits-all solution; A camera for beginning portrait photographers will not be the best camera for a beginner wildlife photographer. Our recommendation is to really look into the specifications between brands to determine what you need for your photography practice, especially in consideration with your budget and need for customization.
Really, you must look into the different specs between brands to see what you need in your specific photography practice. Our go-to’s are the Sony A7s II and the Canon EOS 5D MIV.