Main differences between mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras
A mirrorless camera is a relatively new camera type, but is already performing reallly well with its very high quality photos and videos, but in a more compact and handy camera body than the average DSLR camera. As a result, it is also less heavy, which is always welcome while you're on a trip or holiday.
In terms of settings and functions, a mirrorless camera isn't inferior at all compared to a DSLR
. In fact, on many fronts they are equivalent or sometimes even better than a DSLR. Consider, for example, the speed and burst rate which enables taking many photos in succession. This also shows in the responsiveness and speed of the autofocus system. Just like with a DSLR camera, you can also change lenses
on a mirrorless camera. This way you can always use the lens that best suits your photo shoot or video production. For example, if you need a telephoto lens
, you can also rent it here on Gearbooker.
Because a mirrorless camera does not have a mirror to be flipped up (like an SLR) and no other moving parts, this type of camera is less susceptible to wear and tear than a DSLR.
With a mirrorless system camera, you can see on your screen or in the viewfinder exactly how the photo will look. In terms of depth of field, you know what to expect, so what will be sharp in the image and what will be blurred in the background.
Many mirrorless cameras have a smaller sensor than an SLR, but that changes rapidly. In the early days mirrorless cameras were often equipped with an APS-C sensor, but the larger brands such as Canon
with their EOS R-series, Nikon
with their Z-series and Sony
with their Alpha line are releasing more and more full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Why rent a mirrorless camera?
As the mirrorless mirrorless camera market is developing at a rapid pace, many new models are being released. Which one do you choose? Especially if you know that a beautiful new camera model will become available six months later. Renting a mirrorless camera can then be an excellent option. Whether you need it as a backup camera for that one job, or if you want to try out a camera before purchasing it, on Gearbooker you can choose from a wide range of owners from whom you can rent an mirrorless camera at affordable prices.
Filming with a mirrorless camera
If there is one thing that has made mirrorless cameras popular quickly, it is the fact that they are great for filming. Videographers and filmmakers have quickly embraced mirrorless system cameras from Panasonic
and Sony, among others. But other major camera brands now also offer very high-quality cameras that are well suited for professional video productions. Features such as the choice from many different frame rates (24p, 25p, 30p) but also slow motion modes such as 60p, 90p and 120p are supported. Similar story for video resolutions. In addition to full HD and 4K, 8K is also increasingly becoming the standard. These kinds of functions combined with very high image quality and the compact form factor make mirrorless cameras very popular among filmmakers. Often they are used on a gimbal
, which you can also rent on Gearbooker.