Have you seen the new mirrorless cameras out on the market? I have what I consider to be one of the best, the Olympus OMD EM5. What does it mean that it’s mirrorless?
After years of carrying around a minimum of about 20 pounds of camera equipment, I love the fact that I’m now carrying around a much lighter weight camera bag as well as a lighter weight tripod! The other thing that’s amazing about my Oly, is the quality and consistency of the pictures. Look at the difference in size between the Cannon DSLR and the Olympus OMD EM5.
The Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) is a fairly new class of digital system cameras. It has an interchangeable lens mount unlike a compact digital camera, and unlike a digital single-lens reflex camera, a MILC does not have a mirror-based optical viewfinder. This means that the camera itself and the lens attachments are able to be much smaller and lighter weight without sacrificing quality. I switched from a standard size pro DSLR to this Olympus mirrorless and am blown away by the quality of the images. All of the images on this blog I have taken with this camera, except for those posts talking about my other favorite camera, my iPhone. (You can read more about my iPhone here.)
If you want to move up from a point-and-shoot to a more powerful camera, but you’re not interested in the size and price point of a high end DSLR, a mirrorless camera may be just the thing for price, features, and portability.
If you need some help and advice with your camera purchase, I’m here for you. Just drop me a line with some of your questions, I’m happy to help. Just don’t get wooed by the advertising of XX megapixel this, and XX Zoom that, there’s a lot more to a camera than megapixels and zoom distance!
Then come on one of my workshops at Jansen Photo Expeditions, and I’ll walk you through all of the menus and get you up and running in no time!