A mirrorless camera is a type of camera that works without a reflex mirror. Light passes through the lens directly to the digital sensor, which then displays your image on the camera’s LCD screen, allowing you to adjust settings and preview your image before its shot. While previously not considered an interchangeable-lens camera, modifications and advancements have paved the way for more mirrorless lenses, bringing this camera to the forefront of customizable photography.
How Does a Mirrorless Camera Work?
The mirrorless system is more straightforward than the DSLR. Instead of using a mirror to bounce light to the viewfinder and sensor, the sensor is instead directly exposed to light. This generates a live preview of your scene directly to the electronic viewfinder.
When the shutter button is pressed, a door slides up to cover the image sensor. The door will then slide down, exposing the sensor to light. After that, another door slides up to cover the sensor again, which stops exposure, taking the picture.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Mirrorless Camera?
The introduction of high-end mirrorless camera models is changing the game for photographers. Whether you prefer to set up a tripod or rely on the ease of a point-and-shoot camera, the benefits of a mirrorless camera cannot be overlooked:
- More compact and lightweight: A smaller sensor means a smaller camera, making the mirrorless camera is easier to carry. Portability makes it a better choice for travel or street photography.
- An Electronic viewfinder (EVF): When the light passes through the lens of a mirrorless camera, it appears directly onto the image sensor, offering a live view which then displays on the rear LCD screen. This image preview allows you to adjust settings like exposure, brightness, saturation, and contrast before snapping your photo.
- Image stabilization: Without the mirror mechanism inside the camera body, the camera is less prone to shaking, so image quality is clearer and more professional.
- Silent mechanism: Fewer moving parts inside the camera system also means less noise, making it the best camera for quiet and discreet shots.
- Higher shooting speed: With better focusing capabilities and high shutter speeds, mirrorless models make it easier for photographers to snap photos at a faster rate.
Information is taken as-is, except for grammar correction, from the Masterclass article: “What Is a Mirrorless Camera and How Does It Compare to a DSLR?”
Color: Black | Style name: Body with 16-80 mm Lens
The FUJIFILM X-T3 is designed for videographers and action photographers alike, the black Fujifilm X-T3 is a versatile mirrorless camera characterized by its high-speed performance, more-than-capable imaging, and multimedia flexibility. Revolving around a newly developed image sensor and processor, both high-resolution stills and 4K video can be recorded while an apt autofocus system delivers quick and accurate focusing performance. The sensor, a 26.1MP APS-C-format X-Trans CMOS 4, features a back-illuminated design, to promote greater image quality throughout the sensitivity range, along with an expansive 2.16m-point phase-detection autofocus system for quick, precise AF performance and subject tracking. Complementing the imaging and focusing is the X-Processor 4, which uses four CPUs for faster image processing as well as continuous shooting up to 11 fps with a mechanical shutter, 30 fps shooting at a 1.25x crop and electronic shutter, and internal 4K60p 10-bit video recording. Like previous X-T cameras, the X-T3 retains its classically inspired looks and prominent tactile controls and adds a new OLED electronic viewfinder design with a 3.69m-dot resolution and a high 0.75x magnification. This finder has a high refresh rate of 100 fps for fluid viewing and remains blackout-free while shooting at the top 30 fps shooting rate. Also, a unique Sports Finder Mode can be used, which highlights the 16.6MP crop area in order to give you additional room outside of the frame to recognize moving subjects. Conversely, a rear 3.2″ 1.04m-dot LCD monitor can also be used for live view shooting and larger image playback. Additionally, the X-T3 also sports built-in Bluetooth for wireless sharing and remote control, and the magnesium-alloy body is fully weather-sealed for working in trying weather conditions.
|Manufacturer||FUJIFILM, Midtown West, 7-3, Akasaka 9-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan|
|Model Name||X Series|
|Product Dimensions||5.84 x 13.21 x 9.4 cm; 979 Grams|
|Batteries||1 Lithium-ion battery required. (included)|
|Item model number||X-T3/XF16-80mm|
|Flash Memory Type||SD Card|
|Hardware Interface||USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC, SDHC, Secure Digital Card|
|Mounting Hardware||Camera, Manual|
|Number Of Items||1|
|Standing screen display size||3 Inches|
|Has Image Stabilization||No|
|Optical Zoom||5 x|
|Max Resolution||26.1 MP|
|Max Vertical Resolution||4160 Pixels|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/32000 Seconds|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/32000 Seconds|
|Min Aperture||22 Millimeters|
|Min Focal Length||16 Millimeters|
|Battery Cell Composition||Lithium-Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||30 fps|
|Total Usb Ports||1|
|Device interface – primary||Touchscreen|
|Real Angle Of View||83.2 Degrees|
|Includes Rechargeable Battery||Yes|
|Has Self Timer||Yes|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Includes External Memory||No|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Item Weight||979 g|