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Top 5 Differences between DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

The overall design of the Sony Alpha A9 Mark II can be said to be still similar to the previous generation, the Sony A9, the first generation.

A Japanese technology manufacturer, Sony introduced the Alpha A9 Mark II series full-frame mirrorless camera product this week. The overall design of the Sony Alpha A9 Mark II can be said to be still similar to the previous generation, the Sony A9, the first generation. But there are some improvements in this mirrorless series because this camera is intended for professional photographers, especially in the field of photo journalism.

This latest Sony camera focuses on sport orientation because it is designed in such a way as to prioritize speed. Sony also implemented several improvements from the previous series. Improvements to this latest mirroless are weather sealing and are supported by a fairly high processor.

In terms of shape and design there is an improvement that is there is a protective anti-dust, vapor and dew. This protector will provide comfort for users outside the room. In the body also becomes larger than its predecessor including handgrip, joystick, and AF-On button. With a total weight of 673 grams.

Sony also added a stronger protector on the connector and battery cover as well as those found on the Sony A7 Mark IV camera. The most striking thing with the addition of a new full frame sensor as sharp as 24MP CMOS layers, each layer is supported by a large capacity memory and read and write ability 20 times faster than sensors in general. Users will be able to capture photos with great speed up to 20 photos per second. This sensor enhancement also provides features for shooting without producing sound with shutter speeds reaching 1/32000 seconds

The sophistication of this mirrorless camera is also found in the processor used, Bionz X. With that processor, the A9 Mark II has the ability of subject tracking coupled with burst speed speeds reaching 10 frames per second (shutter mechanic). But if with an electronic shutter, the burst speed is at 20 frames per second without blackout.

The video capabilities are also not significantly significant. Sony Alpha A9 Mark II is still with 4K 8-bit resolution. Acting as a camera for professionals, Soni Alpha A9 Mark II requires speed. Therefore, the Sony Alpha A9 Mark II is equipped with high connectivity namely Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-fi 802.11 ac 5 GHz.

Sony plans to start marketing the mirrorless Alpha 9 Mark II in November 2019. Costs that must be prepared for interested ones are 4,500 US dollars, or around Rp. 65-70 million body only. Even though the price is high, it's a good investment for photography lovers.

Now DSLR cameras are increasingly being shifted by the presence of mirrorless cameras. Here, the five main differences with DSLR cameras are mirrorless.

At the beginning of its appearance, a single lens reflect digital camera (DSLR) became excellent for image art lovers, because it has more complete features than the previous generation. However, now DSLR cameras are increasingly being shifted by the presence of mirrorless cameras.

It is known, both DSLR and mirrorless cameras have advantages and disadvantages of each.

The difference lies in the existence of a mirror. On a DSLR camera that has a mirror inside which functions to reflect the image from the lens towards the viewfinder.

Following, the five main differences in DSLRs with the mirrorless camera that has been summarized from various sources.

1. Mirrorless Lens Variant Not As Much As A DSLR

Every brand of DSLR certainly completes its products with a series of lenses. From the start of the fish eye, fix lens, to telephoto hundreds of millimeters. There are even many third-party production lenses that can be applied to certain brand DSLRs.

Some mirrorless manufacturers now have started to produce a lot of lenses with different variants. However, it's still not as much as a DSLR. Olympus is a mirrorless manufacturer that is quite focused on providing lens variants for their production. However, even that is limited to Pro or Premium levels. As for mirrorless standards, Olympus does not yet provide many lens variants.

2. Sensor

Mirrorless cameras are created by summarizing various sensors in the process of taking pictures. Since measuring the light and then locking the focus, this type of camera will use one main sensor. While DSLRs use a number of different sensors, separate from the main sensor, only to take just one picture. That is why the DSLR body is difficult to be made more concise.

When the initial generation of mirrorless, sensors that are still far behind compared to DSLRs. However, lately a number of digital camera manufacturers have begun to balance mirrorless steps with DSLRs. Among other things by implanting fullframe sensors in high-end mirrosless type. As owned by Sony A7 and A7R. This will improve image quality.

3. Live Preview

The initial generation of DSLR cameras were not equipped with Live Preview. This feature only appeared on DSLR cameras after the birth of mirrorless which was directly equipped with these features since the first generation. However, this feature is generally owned by high-end DSLR types. As for the type of user entry, there is no digital camera manufacturer that provides it. Herein lies the difference between a DSLR camera and a mirrorless camera. Live Preview feature is directly embedded in every mirrorless camera.

However, there are some brands and types of mirrorless that are difficult to turn off the exposure simulation which is part of Live Preview. This will be an obstacle when using flash. Because the camera will measure the light in the environment, not flash. So the photos can be messy when forgetting to turn off this feature.

4. Image Stabilization

Both DSLR and mirrorless already have the Image Stabilization feature. Features that can secure your shots from hand shake are generally provided DSLR on the lens, not in the body.

DLSR manufacturers such as Canon and Nikon do embed this feature in each of their production lenses.

This has become a differentiator between DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras. Mirrorles camera actually installs this anti-shake feature in the body. Then you must activate this feature first before shooting. Thus, the resulting image is safe from vibrations that can emerge from the hand when holding the camera.

5. Relatively Cheap Mirrorless Prices

Initially the price of mirrorless was cheaper than DSLRs. Although lately for the high-end mirrorless category, prices are already in the quite expensive category. Even a high-end mirrorless type is sold more expensive than an entry level DSLR camera. Even if they are both compared to high-end DSLRs, mirrorless prices are still cheaper.

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