Anybody who owns and have been using DSLR knows how great the photos are taken using this type of digital camera. It even made the term professional photographer sounds synonymous to DSLR.
DSLR eventually became a status quo for budding photographers like the hobbyist, amateur, and the pros. DSLR founds its way in fashion, food, travel, and street photography. Bloggers covering events became consumers of DSLR cameras as they prefer using it most of the times over point-and-shoot digicams. The use of DSLR made bloggers more welcomed by even the seasoned photographers who have been using both film and digital.
The rise of smartphones capable of giving DSLR-like quality photos made an impact to the demands of DSLRs. Handy and compact, smartphones are useful especially the ease of handling these devices. However, the feel and breathe of a real camera can’t be compared even with powerful smartphones.
Photographers desire the real deal but more compact, capable, and user-friendly. The best camera without the added burden of bringing around big and bulky DSLR is no longer practical and simply does not suit the daily lifestyle. This is where the Mirrorless revolution in photography begins.
Mirrorless retains while even improving DSLR’s viable features – high resolution, color accuracy, and advanced auto-focus technology. Mirrorless cameras are the future of photogrpahy and can out-perform DSLRs in form and function. A Mirrorless does not have the mirror-relfex found in DSLRs, which reflects light into the viewfinder – and in turn makes DSLRs bulky. By removing this mirror, light travels directly into the camera’s sensor, allowing for a lighter and quiter camera, while still giving users the option of changing and choosing from a variety of lenses. It gives great image quality that can rival that of full-sized DSLRs – but without the back strain.
5 Reasons why you should switch to Mirrorless cameras
It’s compact and light
The FUJIFILM X Series was built with functionality and portability in mind, easy to carry around anywhere, especially when sight-seeing and going on an adventure.
It’s quiet and discreet
A loud shutter can ruin the perfect moment and a shutter button’s sound will alarm your subject, which typically happens when the mirror inside the DSLR swings up. With an X Series Mirrorless camera, you can shoot candid and intimate photos, without being noticed. This is perfect for street photography.
It reduces the camera shake
The X Series have controls that let photographers create the best shots in such a way that regular users will find it easier for them with all that back-to-basic dial operations. Not only does removing the mirror get rid of the noise from the flipping motion, it also minimizes the vibrations that cause blurred images. Photos are therefore sharper, crisper, and uncompromised with the X Series.
More accurate focusing
The X Series offers 18 high quality premium lenses packed with superior technology, such as the Nano-GI coating for sharper images and the world’s most advanced Optical Image Stabilization technology that helps detect and correct low frequency camera-shake elements, rendering beautifully clear pictures. With the Mirrorless camera’s sensor-embedded focus pixels, autofocus becomes more accurate, reliable, and fast.
Produces best images
FUJIFILM X Series boasts of producing the best image quality with less grainless, thanks to the X-Trans CMOS sensor that produces accurate and natural colors, even skin tones. Also, 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 the EVF, you get a live preview of what you’re about to capture, allowing you to make the necessary adjustments before pressing the shutter button.
What’s the best Mirrorless camera for you?
If you’re a social media maven, then it’s the FUJIFILM X-A2
If you like documenting everything around and about you, from selfies and family get-togethers to mouth-watering food photos and scenic locations, this stylish camera is for you.
X-A2 is the first X Series model to feature an LCD screen that flips up to 175 degrees, making it easier for the perfect selfie, with a wide-angle kit lens that allows you to include your surroundings. Its eye detection AF automatically focuses on the eyes, while the Portrait Enhancer mode makes skin look brighter and smoother.
Price range: PhP 25,49*0 – PhP 349,490*
If you’re a globe-trotting shutterbug, get the FUJIFILM X-T10
The FUJIFILM X-T10 turns any trip, whether in everyday life or another part of the world, into the ultimate photo opportunity. With its new autofocus system, it has modes for high speed and precision, as well as for capturing moving subjects.
It also has evolved Film Simulation settings, allowing you to instantly capture brilliant images of your picture-perfect vacation without the need for lengthy photo editing. You can get the most from the X-T10 with the wide selection of FUJINON interchangeable lenses.
Price range: PhP 35,990* – PhP 51,990*
For adventure seekers, it’s the FUJIFILM X-T1
Individuals who take their photography as seriously as their adrenaline fix deserve the X Series camera that boasts the world’s highest viewfinder magnification ratio of 0.77x and fastest display with a lag-time of just 0.005 sec., packaged in a compact, weather-resistant statement-making black or graphite body. The weather-resistant structure is sealed in approximately 80 places and is both dust and water resistant, and can cope in temperatures as low as -10C.
FUJIFMIL X-T1‘s Real Time View Finder allows you to immediately see any changes to your composition, keeping you in touch with your subject. Its newly designed Graphic User Interface provides a fresh shooting experience with clear details and a comfortable at-a-glance view of your settings. It’s ideal for composing expansive landscapes, as well as sports and action photography.
Price range: PhP 69,990* – PhP 87,990*
For the all-time designated photographer, have fun with FUJIFILM X-E2
There’s always one person in the family, at work, or among a group of friends who’s the designated photographer and videographer during trips, gatherings, and pretty much every photo opportunity there is. If that person is you, this camera is the essential companion.
The X-E2 is equipped with all the fancy functions you want in a high-performing camera, like an enhanced Electronic View Finder (EVF) that includes the world’s fastest display lag-time of 0.005 sec. and firmware upgrades that will shorten the display lag for FUJIFILM X-E2‘s EVF to less than 1/10 that of the current firmware to the world’s fastest, invented as Real Time View Finder in FUJIFILM X-T1. It also boasts the world’s fastest auto focus speed of 0.08 sec., achieved by FUJIFILM‘s evolved AF system that tracks the subject with precision even in high-speed continuous shooting, ideal for photographing children, pets, and other subjects that seem to be constantly on the go.
It also comes with the ultimate sensor, X-Trans CMOS II, that delivers unprecedented resolution, unmatched color reproduction, and even higher definition image capture, paired with advanced Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) for images with incredible sharpness.
Price range: PhP 34,990* – PhP 50,990
Who has made the switch?
Popular street photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani recently joined the roster of X-Photographers, which also includes street and travel photographer Rommel Bundalian, fashion photographer Niko Villegas, commercial shooter Jan Gonzales, wedding photography maestro Lito Sy, and landscape photographer Randall Cipriano.
*Featured image provided on press kit information. Image by Niko Villegas.
*Price range for this article is based on FUJIFILM Camera and Lens Festival promo happening from September 1 to November 30, 2015.
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