Mirrorless cameras are the newcomers to the digital camera world. Most people are familiar with DSLR-style cameras. They have lenses you can change in and out, to create all sorts of photography effects. Mirrorless cameras have the same ability to swap lenses. However, a DSLR has a complex system of internal mirrors. These mirrors direct light to an autofocus system, image sensor, or viewfinder.
Category: Camera Comparisons
Photography is often thought of as an expensive hobby. However, Canon has a selection of excellent, easy-to-use digital cameras for under $200. They belong to a class called Point-and-Shoot cameras. Point-and-Shoot cameras do exactly as you might guess. The menus and options are simplified to let you get straight to taking great pictures. They are also very compact compared to the typical DSLR camera. In fact, all three of the reviewed Canon cameras under 200 dollars go even further; size-wise, they are Ultra Compacts. The Canon brand is also recognized worldwide as one of the very best camera and lens manufacturers. So less money does not mean a loss in quality.
The convenience of a smartphone is unbeatable. But looking at the sad, pixelated results of what was a great moment, gets old fast. There is a category between smartphones and DSLRs that gets overlooked. Point-and-shoot cameras are in a very unique place. They are affordably priced, conveniently sized, easy to use, and give great results. The lens is fixed onto the camera, so you don’t have some of the creative options available to DSLR users, but you do have simplicity combined with power.