Mirrorless camera: When Canon and Nikon officially entered the game

After a lot of waiting time, photographers were once again on the occasion of a stir when for the first time in history, Canon and Nikon officially launched a mirrorless full-frame camera line – an area that Sony is now launching. diaphragm and monopoly. Inherently strong in DSLRs, it is now turning to mirrorless machines, will Canon and Nikon really make a difference, or are these more expensive copies of the Sony A7R III?

While waiting for the first full-frame mirrorless cameras of Canon and Nikon to land on the Vietnamese market, let’s discuss with ELLE Man about the explosion of mirrorless camera trends, and a preliminary assessment of Canon. EOS R, Nikon Z6 Z7.

What is a mirrorless camera that is hot?
This question may be confusing and take quite a bit of time to explain. First of all, understand mirroless simply as a camera without a mirror, without an optical viewfinder, different from a DSLR – the camera has a flip mirror. So what is the problem here, no mirror flipping and mirror turning?
First, the mirrorless reduction of the camera’s volume and magnitude significantly, making mirrorless cameras smaller and lighter than other DSLRs with the same performance. Second, the replacement of the optical viewfinder with electronic viewfinder has an advantage in capturing fast moving images and covering the entire image with lots of information. Besides the ability to simulate the digital image of the photo you will take if you press the button within a short time afterwards. That means, mirrorless is a compact version and has anti-vibration, pixel-processing, and continuous shooting speeds higher than DSLRs.

Mirrorless is suitable for all uses, from beginners to professional photographers. Another factor that makes mirrorless cameras so popular is because creators are constantly updating their features. In 2018 alone, Sony launched four mirrorless models. And if someone asks what the biggest difference between DSLR and mirrorless is, simply answer, mirrorless “small but martial”.

The exclusive story of Sony and the participation of Canon and Nikon
Sony is not the first camera company to explore the mirrorless camera segment. The true pioneers are Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus, even those firms go ahead for several years. However, Sony was the most successful, and the first to launch a mirrorless full frame camera; while pioneers only stop at cameras using Micro Four Thirds (Micro Four Thirds) sensors.

Recently, Sony representatives said that for every 10 mirrorless full-frame cameras sold, four were made by Sony. Below is a chart showing the rapid growth of Sony in the mirrorless camera business. In the past 6 years, when Canon and Nikon are still engrossed in DSLRs and have not yet released a mirrorless full-frame camera, Sony has more than 30 mirrorless models spanning every segment, including four. Mirrorless trumps are Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III and a7S II.

On the market of mirrorless cameras, Sony seems to have no rival for more than 6 years. Although there are also competitive guys like Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus, … but Sony still proves to be the leader when it comes to releasing new models, upgraded machines and new lenses. With the Sony A9 dispatched model – the mirrorless full frame camera was highly appreciated by professionals when it was just launched. The outstanding features of Sony A9 include 24 megapixel resolution, the ability to shoot 20 frames per second, shutter speed of 30ms, 693-point focusing system and especially a reasonable price, Sony. A9 has made a good impression in photography.

And perhaps after six years of struggling, Canon and Nikon are now truly recognizing the potential of the mirrorless market. Not wanting to let Sony alone a market-destroying horse any longer, at the beginning of September, Canon and Nikon also officially launched the first full-frame mirrorless models.

This move seems rather late compared to what Sony has done, but at least there is more. From now on, the mirrorless market race will probably have more or less changes.