About The Mirrorless Camera Guide
Welcome to the web site that helps beginning photographers learn about the latest mirrorless cameras, lenses and accessories.
First, I think that an introduction is in order: my name is Chris Roberts, and this site reflects my passion for digital camera technology.
Back in 2005 a new type of camera was becoming available to consumers: the digital SLR. Originally the domain of professional photographers only, manufacturers realized that non-pros might also like the advanced features and superior image quality these cameras provided.
While there were plenty of sites that talked about this new technology using the industry jargon, there were few that approached it from the perspective of a beginning photographer.
That's when I started creating the Digital SLR Guide.
Today, the Digital SLR Guide provides guidance and information to thousands of photographers who know they want to take BETTER pictures, but just aren't sure how to do it.
From Digital SLR to Mirrorless
One of the main complaints that I've heard many times about digital SLRs is about their size and weight.
Even the smallest digital SLR will NOT fit into your pocket, and many are so heavy that you need a padded strap to carry them around all day.
As digital SLR technology evolved, a new idea emerged: the concept of a camera with swappable lenses that was about the same size and weight as a compact digital camera.
The mirrorless camera was born.
The first Panasonic mirrorless camera was released to consumers in 2008. I originally thought that I could just blend the information about these cameras into my digital SLR web site, but as time passed - and more new cameras were released - I realized that they had become a category of their own.
With that in mind, I decided to build THIS site so that I could take all the information available about these special types of cameras and gather it in one place.
Like the Digital SLR Guide, this site is written exclusively for the beginning photographer.
As I create new pages for the site, I keep in mind that not everyone out there is well-versed in image stabilization systems and HD video frame rates. I try to provide my analysis of each new camera in plain english, and describe the features and benefits of each one without slipping into too much jargon.
The main concept behind this site is a simple one: digital cameras aren't complicated, they're just made to seem that way so that manufacturers can charge top dollar for "advanced" features.
However, not all photographers require ALL those advanced features — some will only be leveraged by a small group of specialists.
If you can develop your understanding ot the tech jargon used to describe camera features, you can create a list of "must-have" and "nice-to-have" features. You won't get sucked into buying MORE camera than you really need.
It's my sincere hope that you are able to use this web site to find a mirrorless camera that really suits your needs and fits into your budget.
Best of luck with your search.