Mirrorless Camera

Just had a nice chat with Martin Uy of Colours Digital Foto about compact cameras. Seems like the compact camera era is still on the rise. Sony on the other hand is planning to reach out to their Alpha users in Cebu through a series of workshop. Hang on for more details in the coming week.

Often times I get a question about what camera to buy for first time camera buyers. Their immediate choices are Canon and Nikon. With the long line of models from both brands, I can understand the confusion especially when these cameras can price at par with iPhones to the price of entry level cars.

Mirrorless camera, Sony A7 (left ) and Canon 5D mark III (right). Both full frame camera with high megapixels.

Mirrorless camera, Sony A7 (left ) and Canon 5D mark III (right). Both full frame camera with high megapixels.

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Back To Megapixels Race

Left side is Canon 6d 20.2MP, 24-105L f/16. Right side is Sony A7s 12MP, 24-70 f/16 Bottom image shows 200 percent view of respective files.

Left side is Canon 6d 20.2MP, 24-105L f/16. Right side is Sony A7s 12MP, 24-70 f/16
Bottom image shows 200 percent view of respective files.

Canon recently released their upgrade to 5D Mark III. This time they are maxing out the megapixel a 35mm sensor can accommodate. The new 5DS and 5DS R is packed with 50 megapixels. I feel bad for the photodiode having no room to breathe. In some forums, they claim that it’s not technically possible to get effective 50 megapixels.

Of course the laws of physics cannot be recreated so when you amplify one aspect of the sensor in recording light, you’ll have to pull down some other aspects. In the case of Canon, the newly released 5D chose megapixel over ISO. They claim that in commercial photography, ISO is not an issue since shots are mostly done in a controlled lighting environment. Continue reading “Back To Megapixels Race” »