Q- What is the difference between mirrorless and DSLR cameras?
A- At face level, compared to mirrorless cameras, DSLR’s have a very different design. However, the main internal difference between mirrorless and DSLR cameras is that the DSLR has a mirror inside the body to reflect the image into an optical viewfinder (using a digital sensor), while mirrorless cameras have no mirror. Mirrorless cameras tend to be smaller in size, and the lenses tend to be more expensive than those for DSLRs’. Mirrorless cameras can often showcase better performance and digital quality.
Q- Is Nikon better than Canon?
A- Nikon vs. Canon, that is the question. Both cameras are top industry quality, and each boast their own benefits. Broken down, the main difference between the two is auto-focus. All Canon EOS lenses have auto-focus capability, whereas only the Nikon AF-S lenses offer this. Canon cameras have a faster SLR, especially in terms of sports photography, while Nikon cameras tend to be lighter, with a better battery life. Many professionals prefer Canon in the battle with Nikon, but we’ll leave that up to you to test and decide.
Q- What does image quality mean on a camera?
A- In terms of photography, Image Quality (AKA IQ) refers to the characteristic of an image that measure the perceived degradation, as compared to the perfect image. This is typically based on the file type and compression ratio used during saving processes. The image size refers to the image’s physical dimensions. Although many may think of image quality to refer to one element of a photograph, it’s really determined by a multitude of factors, including equipment characteristics and the imaging variables the operator may select. The overall image quality is determined by the contrast, blur, noise, artifacts, and distortion contained within.
Q- What is the best DSLR camera for a beginner?
A – Bolt has much experience with a variety of industry professionals, but we definitely recognize our humble beginnings as photographer and videographers. When you’ve decided to start such a journey, it’s imperative to remember that cameras are not a one-size-fits-all solution; A camera for beginning portrait photographers will not be the best camera for a beginner wildlife photographer. Our recommendation is to really look into the specifications between brands to determine what you need for your photography practice, especially in consideration with your budget and need for customization.
Really, you must look into the different specs between brands to see what you need in your specific photography practice. Our go-to’s are the Nikon D850 and the Canon EOS 5DSR.