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Advantages and disadvantages of the DSLR vs. Mirrorless Camera

A few months back I had the opportunity to try a lot of variety both DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

When testing the mirrorless camera, I found the image quality of mirrorless cameras that have a lot of equivalent compared to a DSLR camera.

mirrorless cameraBut each has a different character. Maybe this information can help those who are still looking for a new digital camera or are considering moving the camera system.

Some of the things that makes me like using the camera mirrorless namely:

  • High portability: I can bring more lenses without objection. Usually when carrying a set of DSLR system, my bag weighs less than 5 kg. But with mirrorless, total weighing under 3 kg. 2 kg lighter significant when streets away and up the mountain.
  • When shooting street photography in the streets, or human interest, more people do not care so candid photograph better.
  • Mirrorless systems rely on live view and an electronic viewfinder. We can see clearly what the focus and not, can also see a dark light / exposure, histogram, color, special effects clearly. What is seen is what will be obtained. There is no guessing and surprised like in DSLR cameras.
  • High adaptability mirrorless camera, because we could use a long lens or a lens that is not semerek with the adapter. To manually focus more sophisticated than many DSLR cameras because mirrorless cameras have focus peaking feature
  • Can focus on any area, including the area to the edges of the photo frame with ease. In tiitk DSLR camera focus-point usually get together in the middle. Generation mirrorless camera autofocus speed in 2014 has also been rapid.
  • What I miss from the camera when using the camera mirrorless DSLR?
  • The optical viewfinder is more effective (clear, no glare, do not eat battery power) when shooting in extremely bright conditions and dark.
  • The handle is larger and in a more steady when held, especially when using a telephoto zoom lens. Although the current mirrorless cameras provide a wide range of accessories such as a battery grip or Leathercase which I find helpful.
  • Knobs and levers DSLR cameras are usually larger and easier to find and pressed.
  • The battery capacity is higher. One DSLR camera battery at full charge is usually sufficient for a day of sightseeing, while the need for the battery is approximately 2-3 mirrorless camera.
  • Heavy camera can sometimes help, especially when the camera is on a tripod and the wind is quite strong. DSLR camera that weighs heavier inertia is higher so the wind resistance.

From the above experience, I feel both types of cameras are complementary, no type is more superior than others. There is no harm in choosing the shape and specifications of the camera according to the preferences of each.

How Important Size Megapixel in Camera Phone?

Later, some vendors offer phones with advanced camera features and high-megapixel resolution. Actually, how important is the size of megapixels in camera phones?megapixel camera

Pixel is a kind of unit to form images. But megapixels are not the only determinant of quality photos. The size of megapixels is sexy to the language of marketing. But in fact, in addition to the megapixel camera, there are other factors that determine the quality of the photo. For example, the quality of the lens should be good. Then the opening is wide so it can absorb more light.

For everyday use, it is not necessary megapixel camera size is too high. If it’s just a change in BBM profile picture or post on Facebook, the usual resolution camera will suffice.

Except for large size printing is a great need megapixels. But to post on Facebook two megapixels pretty enough. Megapixel is a feature that makes people interested to buy it, but not interested in camera with large pixels, but take a look at some of the other excellent features that make value-added.

Sony Releases Security Camera to See in the Dark

Sony said, this camera has a light infrared imaging technology that can “actually see in the dark” object with a radius of up to 30 meters.

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In addition, there is also exposure-compensation technology that allows the camera while giving clear details of a person’s face or number plate of vehicles in dark areas. According to Sony, although the conventional infrared camera can see in the dark, but the details of the picture looks blurry or unclear.

This camera comes in three different models, SNC-EB602R, SNC-EB632R, and SNC-VB632D. Of the three models, the SNC-VB632D have additional features, such as LED-Illuminator that can detect movement within a distance of five meters, equipped also image stabilization, 2,14MP sensor and 3x optical zoom. Special models will be on sale from November.

Sony adds three camera models will be sold from 120,000 yen per unit. Sony’s target market, the company is security, warehouse, office, and home-based upscale consumers.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Presents With LVF Features

Panasonic to re-add the collection line mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera is the latest of the series named GM Lumix DMC-GM5. Designed with a body that is compact and stylish, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a pretty slim size, combined with a frame made ​​of magnesium alloy which gives the impression of quite sturdy and solid.

Equipped with Digital Live MOS sensor resolution of 16 megapixels and the Venus Engine processor, the Lumix DMC-GM5 able to perform the task of image rendering and color reproduction, so as to produce a very sharp image quality. In fact, this camera is able to produce reasonably good images in low light conditions at ISO sensitivity up to 25,600.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5This camera has been equipped with LVF (Live View Finder) which has a sharp resolution with 1,166K-dot quality with a fairly wide field of view. LVF permanently mounted on the Lumix DMC-GM5 has the exact same capabilities with other series Panasonic mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-GX7.

For those who like to capture the special moments with high speed, Lumix DMC-GM5 can do the task with the help of Contrast AF system. This system works by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at the maximum shutter speed of 240fps. So Lumix DMC-GM5 object captures moving images at high speed and more accurate.

Various AF capability has equipped this camera, such as Face / Eye Detection AF, AF Low Light, plus Pinpoint AF and One-Shot AF to be able to maximize the use of the Lumix DMC-GM5 in a wide variety of shooting situations.

Additionally, the Lumix DMC-GM5 also can make video capture Full-HD high-resolution measuring 1920 × 1080, 60p in AVCHD progressive and MP4 format with stereo sound quality. In order for the results to a maximum video capture, this camera is equipped with a 3-inch LCD screen with high resolution 920K-dot.

Following the trend of today’s advanced digital cameras, Panasonic has equipped the WiFi connectivity on the Lumix DMC-GM5 for ease of sharing images via a smartphone or tablet. Additionally, this camera is also equipped with Instant Transfer feature that allows users to automatically transfer photos to a smartphone or tablet after the shooting.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 plan would go on sale in November and is priced at around $ 899 This price includes a 12-32mm sized lenses.

Pentax Releases Successor Extra Large Sensor Camera

In 2010, Pentax medium format digital camera released first, the 645D. With the function of weather sealed, extra-large sensor camera that can be used in various kinds of weather.

Now, Pentax released the successor of the camera, the 645Z. This camera is not much different glimpse of her brother. As for the difference, lies in the source.

pentax new releaseSeries 645Z uses a medium format type CMOS sensors, while the 645D uses the CCD sensor. Wearing size 44 x 33mm sensor from Sony, 645Z claimed to have better performance than its predecessor.

The surplus is mainly of auto focus speed and ISO sensitivity can reach 204,000. While the 645D, can only reach ISO of 1600.

In addition, burst shot 645Z can reach 3fps, compared to 645D which only 1.5 fps. With a resolution of 51.4 megapixels, the size of the RAW image files from the camera reaches 51mb, while only 20mb jpeg files.

For image storage, Pentax 645Z equip with two SD card slots. The camera is priced at 9191.49 USD for the body only and 10212.77 for bundling with 55mm lens f / 2.8 (equivalent to 33mm on a full frame). The 645Z has practically no rivals, because the price is much cheaper than the medium format digital cameras like Hasselblad.

According to him, in comparison with a full frame DSLR camera upscale than its competitors such as Canon or Nikon, the price is not too far adrift 645Z. But he mentions, the sensor is much larger than both.

Samsung NX3000 is a mirrorless camera, So Cool!

Samsung Samsung NX3000 is a mirrorless camera aimed at beginners and the general public need a better camera quality than compact cameras.

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The image sensor in this camera that is equivalent to the sensor used in DSLR cameras. Because the system includes a camera, the user can also change the lens as needed and the images are to be obtained.


Design Samsung NX3000 retro rangefinder camera or the film era, the top of the camera is made of a thin casing, there is a hotshoe for flash / accessories and wheel mode dial, there is the on / off and the mobile (for WiFI and others).

Materials to the top of the camera is very nice and made ​​of metal. For the lower part, the material of plastics textured. There are several colors, one brown that looks much like that of the skin.

The camera is relatively small and lightweight because only 230 grams. And the camera is one of the most comfortable to grip.

Although this camera is included for beginners, many buttons are available for quick access, so no need to change settings often go into the menu.

The buttons include: Fn (a kind of quick menu), AF mode, drive mode, displays, custom menu (can be programmed), playback (for reviewing images).

Moreover, in the existing lens i-Fn button, which allows us to change settings such as aperture, ISO, white balance and exposure compensation by turning the focus ring on the lens.

Not usually the entry level cameras provide a lot of buttons and wheel to change settings such as the NX3000. Therefore, experienced photographers will also be happy to use it. Because the buttons are all located to the right of the camera, then change the settings can be used with one hand.

Accommodate enthusiasts selfie (self-portrait), NX3000 LCD screen can be rotated up to 180 degrees. Its LCD screen is 3 inches big enough and clear, but the resolution is not the best current standards.

Its resolution 460,000 dots LCD. While in the intermediate and advanced cameras typically use an LCD screen 900,000 or 1 million points.

The screen is not touchscreen so can not change the settings or focus area by touching the LCD screen directly. Interestingly, if the screen is folded up, the camera will automatically turn on without having to press a button on.

Were somewhat unique to me is that the battery Samsung uses such as mobile phones to flat shape, its capacity is 2330 mAh large enough so that enough for a full day sightseeing. This type of battery is bigger than the Samsung NX300 that capacity is only 1130 mah.

Full battery capacity can be used to snap pictures of 370 times. For a photographic tour that takes pictures of the sunrise until sunset, you should prepare a backup battery 1-2. Memory cards are used is also unique, which is a micro SD.

Unfortunately, this camera can not accept SD memory cards. So that already have a lot of SD cards can not be installed on this camera. To charge the battery, Samsung provides a charge directly through the camera cable. Unfortunately not supplied external charger.

For image quality, roughly equivalent to the DSLR camera sensor APS-C. Quite a bit of noise up to ISO 1,600 from ISO 200-400, the noise is hardly noticeable, except the zoom 100% in the dark.

As mirrorless camera / DSLR, NX3000 can also record images in RAW format for experienced photographers who want to process the photos you want and the style of each.

There are also some photo processing mode called Picture Wizard. Some of these modes are: standard, portrait, vivid, landscape, forest, retro, cool, calm, classic and three custom modes.

Also there is the function of the filter include: Miniature vinyeting, sketch, and fisheye. When shooting in contrasting light conditions such as when sunset and sunrise, no dynamic range expansion function and HDR mode.

In the system, including the Samsung NX is still new and currently has 15 lenses are compatible with Samsung NX3000. One of them is the lens S (Superior) for professional photographers. There are many lenses that need to be made by Samsung, especially the lenses are of high quality / pro.

Some lenses that I recommend for NX3000 besides 16-50mm f / 2.8 include: Samsung 60mm f / 2.8 Macro OIS SSA for close-up / macro, Samsung 50-200mm OIS f / 4-5.6 for the photo subject is much like sports , wildlife, candid, Samsung 12-24mm f / 4-5.6, a wide lens for scenery, and the 85mm f / 1.4 for portrait photos.

Compared to the Samsung NX300 camera, which was launched last year, the NX3000 is slightly smaller and lighter, more affordable, its LCD screen can be folded upwards.

While the NX300 has an advantage in a sharper LCD screen and touchscreen. Image quality between the two similar-similar.