Innovation by Sony
When buying a camera the question most people face is Nikon or Canon? These companies have become huge camera manufacturers and produce some of the best cameras and lenses in the world. Recently, there has been a change, Sony has entered into the market offering cameras that other companies aren’t. Sony’s growing popularity in there mirrorless cameras and how accessible they are making 4k video recording is making more and more people consider switching from there trusted Canon or Nikon cameras to a Sony.
The most common camera with interchangeable lenses is a DSLR. The digital single lens reflex camera replaced the film single lens reflex cameras in the early 2000’s. The reason these cameras are different than a regular digital camera is because of how the viewer sees through the camera. When light enters into the lens, it hits a mirror that reflects the light up and into the viewfinder. Behind the mirror is a sensor where the camera actually takes the picture.
Mirrorless cameras don’t have a mirror to reflect what is being seen through the camera, so instead when looking through the viewfinder, there is a digital screen that is showing exactly what the sensor is picking up. This is what some call the innovation of the DSLR, a natural progress to a better camera with less parts. Mirrorless cameras are lighter and smaller than DSLR’s, but have there own advantages and disadvantages.
Along with Sony’s mirrorless cameras they are putting 4K video capabilities into their cameras. 4K means that on a television or computer screen that has an aspect ratio of 16:9 there will be four thousand horizontal lines of digital information. This is huge when compared to HD which is 1080p. There are only 1080 horizontal lines of digital information for High Definition. 4K blows 1080p out of the water when it comes to clarity and sharpness of photoage.
Sony is making headway in their ability to give 4K at a reasonable price. This is something that Canon and Nikon are struggling to keep up with. As people make the switch from their camera brands over to Sony it will be interesting to see how Canon and Nikon respond.