I have been a fan of photography since 2008 and have had two DSLRs. When mirrorless cameras came into the market a few years ago, I was hesitant to dive in because they had bad reviews, I only became interested when I saw the photographers I look up to using Fuji mirrorless cameras.
I was following them on Instagram and was amazed with what these small cameras can do. I also have a few friends who area already into mirrorless camera and they were using Fuji. That was the time I decided to sell my 10-month-old DSLR and bought a Fuji mirrorless camera.
I’ve only been using it for a week and it is a very wonderful experience. It’s so light that I bring it almost always with me and it gave my bag a lot of breathing space. The issue I had with owning a DSLR is that it’s big, bulky and heavy, and there are times that even if needed, I just ought to leave it at home and settle with my phone’s camera. My Fuji X-M1, I am no longer lazy to bring a camera with me, I am no longer afraid that it catches attention because it’s smaller, and I am starting to learn and enjoy taking photos again.
Just yesterday I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a Fuji event showcasing their awesome line-up of mirrorless cameras and their ambassadors. I was able to learn more about mirrorless cameras and gave myself a pat on the back for making the right choice.
Present at the event were Top Filipino Photographers (L-R) Travel Photographer Rommel Bundialan, Street and Documentary Photographer – Xyza Cruz Bacani, Fashion Photographer – Niko Villegas, Commercial and Advertising Photographer – Jan Gonzales, Wedding Photographer – Lito Sy, and host / photography enthusiast / Fuji fan – Bianca Araneta-Elizalde.
Here are the Top 4 Reasons why mirrorless is the way to go.
It’s so Quiet and Discreet
A loud shutter can ruin the perfect moment; all it takes is one loud “thwack” to alarm your subject, which typically happens when the mirror inside the DSRL swings up. Imagine waking up a baby for a supposed to be sleeping baby shot, or distracting the bride as she says her vow, or worse getting the attention of a lion in the safari.
It reduces the camera shake caused by the mirror in DSLRs
Not only does removing the mirror get rid of the noise from the flipping motion, it also minimizes the vibrations that cause blurred images—yes, it’s not always you.
More Accurate Focusing
DSLRs tend to miss the focus on subjects because of the separate autofocus sensor. With the Mirrorless camera’s sensor-embedded focus pixels, autofocus becomes more accurate, reliable, and fast.
What you see is what you get
The Electronic View Finder (EVF) of Mirrorless cameras provides better control than the Optical View Finder (OVF) in DSLR, which only shows the image after you click.
With EVF you can already what the result will be before taking the shot which means less mistakes, not unless you’re using flash. If you have had a View-Master before, that is how it actually works. The EVF brings you inside the photos itself when you view it.
Here’s a sample shot I took using my X-M1 and the 60mm lens that I borrowed during the event. It;s straight out of the camera and transferred to my smartphone via WiFi, then uploaded to Instagram.
By the way, Fuji has an awesome sale this September, check it out here – http://xphotographers.ph/september-festival/
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