Mirrorless cameras are the next generation of digital camera technology. They take the interchangeable lens system of DSLR cameras and do away with the internal mirrors. Instead, the image sensor acts as autofocus system, image generator, and viewfinder all at once. Nikon is better known as a DSLR-brand in the photography world. However, the company’s Nikon 1 series of cameras is growing as interest in mirrorless technology grows. The Nikon 1 J5 is the newest entry-level model available, and has a very modest MSRP of $499.95 with kit lens. But entry-level does not mean boring or low-quality. The Nikon 1 J5 has some unique features sure to tempt just about any photographer. Let’s explore those features below!
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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.
Many beginners are attracted to big name-brands like Nikon when they think of photography. But they see the bewildering selection of lenses, cameras, and price tags, and become overwhelmed. Fortunately, Nikon offers some very good beginner options. Detailed below are the four best beginner cameras of the Nikon line. Cost, features, ease of use, and the type of camera are the main considerations. Read on to make your own opinion about which is the best Nikon camera for beginners.
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.
4K video is the newest and highest standard in video recording available today. Sometimes called Ultra High Definition (UHD), 4K is the number of pixels (four thousand) of width displayed on screen. So, a video with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is rounded up to 4K. This is twice the width and height of Full HD at 1920 x 1080, the next highest standard of video.
Many aspiring photographers look at the price of a new DSLR with all the bells and whistles, and quickly decide this hobby is much too expensive to begin. The large amounts of technical sounding terms, additional equipment, and skill needed can be very intimidating. This article will detail some of the best DSLRs available to get anyone on a budget started in the photography world quickly and easily.
With an MSRP of $649.99 with kit lens, the Sony a6000 is considered one of the best entry-level mirrorless cameras on the market. Mirrorless technology is still relatively new compared to the more familiar DSLRs that have been dominant for decades. In addition, the selection of bodies and lenses is noticeably smaller for the mirrorless line, but this is changing rapidly. The popularity of the a6000 silver brings into question the value, image quality, and ease of use for the average user looking to transition to the newer technology. Explore the Sony a6000 with Digital Camera Central below.
With an MSRP of $1,999.99, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a powerful new addition to the growing line of mirrorless cameras. These cameras are the first major break from the dominant DSLR line of professional grade digital cameras in years and the new system brings powerful new options to the photography world. Is the OMD EM1 Mark II worth the price and learning curve for those new to mirrorless cameras? We’ll help you determine the answer to that question in this review.
With a combination of beginner and advanced features, the Nikon D3300 is rated consistently as one of the top 10 best selling DSLR cameras in the world. Its budget price tag, powerful Nikon brand backing, and quality image capabilities make it well worth an in-depth look here at Digital Camera Central.