Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

The first large-sensor interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera was Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1, introduced in 2008.
By The Editors
Estimated Street Price: $799 (with 14-42mm zoom) INTRODUCED 7/2012 The first large-sensor interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera was Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1, introduced in 2008. Now we have the fourth generation of that pioneering Micro Four Thirds System device (there was no G4 model). The Lumix DMC-G5 shares the "mini-DSLR" form factor of…

All About Mirrorless

There's no question that mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras are increasingly popular—more mirrorless models were introduced last year than traditional DSLRs.
By Mike Stensvold
There's no question that mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras are increasingly popular—more mirrorless models were introduced last year than traditional DSLRs. Their main advantages are size and weight. By eliminating the mirror and pentaprism or pentamirror viewfinder, the camera itself and the system's lenses can be made considerably smaller and lighter. For…

Mirrorless Vs. DSLRs

For many years, the two most popular types of digital cameras have been compact models and digital SLRs. Each offers advantages over the other.
By Mike Stensvold
One of the primary advantages of traditional DSLRs over mirrorless models is that DLSRs offer faster phase-detection autofocus, while mirrorless models employ typically slower contrast-detection AF that relies on the imaging sensor. However, camera makers are working to improve contrast-detection AF speeds. Sony recently introduced a unique solution for its…

Mirrorless EVF Cameras

Digital technology not only has changed the way we take pictures, but it’s changing the way cameras are designed. The vast majority of photographers use either compact digital cameras or digital SLRs.
By The Editors
Digital technology not only has changed the way we take pictures, but it’s changing the way cameras are designed. The vast majority of photographers use either compact digital cameras or digital SLRs. The popular compact models are conveniently small, but don’t take interchangeable lenses, and their tiny sensors limit image…
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