What is a Mirrorless Camera?

Everything You Need to Know About Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are quickly rapidly becoming known as the top of the range models for professional photographers! Built as compact system cameras, mirrorless cameras have the ability to capture crisp images without the complications of a bulkier DSLR. 

What is a Mirrorless Camera?

A mirrorless camera is a camera without the use of a reflex mirror, light directly passes through the lens to the digital sensor, allowing users to preview the image and alter settings prior to capturing their shot.

This speedy model has reduced complexity, allowing an increased number of shots per second compared to a regular camera. You’ll seamlessly advance your photography skills with this advanced and high-quality camera!

Tips and Tricks for Mirrorless Cameras

Make the most of the advanced silent feature

Mirrorless cameras are designed with a unique silent feature to help you capture precious memories quietly.  This allows for users to feel the full experience of the moment without jeopardising the image. This state-of-the-art feature in the mirrorless camera allows you to snap wildlife and quiet environments respectfully.

Get a compatible lens for your mirrorless camera

When switching from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera, it is important that you use a compatible camera lens to capture the best images. Not all lenses are compatible, particularly older lenses experience poorer results when paired with a modern mirrorless camera. Not sure what lens will work with your mirrorless camera body? Ask one of the knowledgeable staff members at Camera House.

Explore the video features of your mirrorless camera

Videographers are increasingly turning to mirrorless cameras due to their advanced videography features. With focus peaking capabilities in mirrorless cameras, you’ll be able to highlight the in-focus sections of your image to help with manual focus. To make the most out of your camera's abilities, we recommend exploring the 4K pro-level features in order to up your game!

Our Pick of the Best Mirrorless Cameras for 2021

The best mirrorless cameras on our list include:

Read more detail into each of our favourite mirrorless cameras below!

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Body Black Compact System Camera


Featuring a sturdy body, the high-speed OM-D, E-M1 Mark II has no limits on its ability to capture high quality images. With a 120-fps frame rate and a 0.005 second display time lage, the compact device is able to capture any shot in a high quality format.

This compact camera can be used in any environment due to its water-resistant body and lightweight features. In addition to its durability, the device is fitted with silent mode, useful in loud environments such as sporting events. Offering focus stacking ability, the OM-D, E-M1 Mark II assists users in capturing highly focussed images at the click of a button through its ability to capture 8 images of slightly different focus and then merge them for optimal quality.

Nikon Z 50 w/Nikkor Z DX 16-50 mm f3.5-6.3 VR + 50-250mm f4.5 -6.3 VR Mirrorless Camera

nikon z50 mirrorless camera

This classic camera option has long ranked amongst the best mirrorless cameras due to its extensive range of features presented in a compact and lightweight body. Featuring a 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder and a 3.2” touch-sensitive rear screen that folds up by 90 degrees, the Nikon Z50 is known for its quality and reliability.

The zoom features make it a great fit for capturing both wide angles and portrait shots. While the device can be characterised by its internal focusing mechanism within the zoom lens, decreasing movement within the zoom lens and further contributing to quality outcomes.

Panasonic GH5S Body Compact System Camera

Built for a videographer, the Panasonic GH5S has the extensive features of a mirrorless camera, designed specifically to capture videos in an ultra-wide dynamic range.

The advanced digital live MOS sensor delivers 10.28 effective megapixels as well as cinematic video capturing abilities, allowing users to easily carry out 4k video recordings. The Panasonic GH5S is designed to perform optimally in low light, as the device is fitted with dual circuitry which has been designed to ensure optimal results when performing high ISO shooting as well as normal shooting.

Panasonic G85 Black w/12-60mm Lens Weatherproof Kit Compact System Camera

The Panasonic G85 is the perfect camera for field photography due to its high-end weather resistant features. The device is equipped with technology developed to capture quality moments in extreme conditions. Fitted with a dual image stabiliser, the mirrorless camera ensures clear outcomes regardless of interferences experienced when outdoor shooting. The Panasonic G85 is both compact and durable, making it the perfect accessory for every occasion.

Featuring interchangeable lenses, the camera is equipped with O.I.S shutter shock reduction helping to reduce movement associated with the shutter, as well as noise. The camera is fitted with high-end technological features that ensures it will keep up with your desired adventures.

Shop at Camera House for the Perfect Mirrorless Camera

Now that you know which mirrorless cameras are top of the game, upgrade your camera to get the perfect shot every time!  Take advantage of Camera House’s knowledgeable staff in-store and online and ask them which mirrorless camera is right for you!

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