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What is the difference between a mirrorless camera and a DSLR?
Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
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Consequently, what's the difference between mirrorless and DSLR cameras?
Previewing Images. With a DSLR,thethrough-the-lens optical viewfinder shows you exactlywhatthe camera will capture. With a mirrorlesscamera,you get a preview of the image on-screen. ADSLR, bycontrast, reflects the light into your eye, whichis betterthan the camera sensor at lowlight.
One may also ask, how does a mirrorless camera work? While a DSLR camera uses a mirror mechanismtoeither reflect light into an optical viewfinder, or pass itthroughdirectly to the camera sensor, a mirrorlesscameracompletely lacks such mirror mechanism (hence the name),whichmeans that the light passing through the lens always ends upon theimaging sensor.
Then, what does a mirrorless camera mean?
A digital camera that accepts differentlenses.Also called a "mirrorlessinterchangeable-lenscamera" (MILC), "hybrid camera"and "compact systemcamera" (CSC), the body is thinner than adigital SLR (DSLR)because it does not use a mechanicalmirror to switch thescene between the optical viewfinder and imagesensor.
Can you use DSLR lenses on mirrorless camera?
Yes, you may use DSLR lens onamirrorless camera. DSLR cameras are somewhatlarger,as they need to fit in a mirror and a prism. Amirrorlesscamera body is smaller than a DSLR, withsimplerconstruction. This allows you to carry amirrorlesscamera more easily and fit more gear into yourcamerabag.