If you’re looking for the quality and creative control of a full size DSLR but want something a little more portable, look no further than our range of interchangeable lens cameras in store and online now. These cameras are similar in size to compact cameras but have interchangeable lenses, big sensors and high performance hardware so you get the functionality and versatility of a larger camera without the bulk. Let’s check out some of the areas that Mirrorless cameras shine.

Portrait and blurred background photography:

The Sony A6000 camera, when used with a 50mm fixed lens, is a bounty for anyone looking to create great portrait shots of family, friends and events. The 50mm lens, along with the fast auto focus and high resolution 24.3 megapixel sensor helps you create iconic photos that highlight the details of your subject while defocusing the background to create professional looking portraits that will surprise and delight your audience.

This was taken with the Sony Alpha 6000 with a 50mm lens in apeture mode.
This was taken with the Sony Alpha 6000 with a 50mm lens in apeture mode.

Low light:

The Olympus E-M10 doesn’t just look strikingly good, it takes great shots in all kinds of environments. In low light, the E-M10 uses its large 16 megapixel sensor and selectable ISO levels up to 25,600 to deliver stunning photos even in dusk or dawn settings. Where other cameras or smartphones will struggle to capture details and colour in poor light, the Olympus E-M10 will consistently deliver amazing images at any time of day.

This was taken at dusk with no tripod, with the Olympus EM-10.
This was taken at dusk with no tripod, with the Olympus EM-10.

Fast shutter speed:

There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing a great event happen in front of you and your camera is too slow to capture the action. Just as bad, you do manage to snap a shot and it’s just a blurry mess. With the Nikon 1 J3, you’ll never miss a shot. With just 80ms release time in single-point autofocus and 15 frames per second of continuous shooting, it’s the fastest interchangeable camera.

Taken with a Nikon J3 in shutter priority mode. Randomly captured the Bing Lee logo on the ball :-)
Taken with a Nikon J3 in shutter priority mode. Randomly captured the Bing Lee logo on the ball 🙂

As you can see, there are some great benefits to Interchangeable Lens Cameras – easy to take with you anywhere, with many DSLR features in a much more compact size.

As a bonus, here are a couple of out-takes from the Sony portrait shoot – our staff member Claudio may have been “stretching the truth” with his customer interaction!

Is Claudio really that tall?
Is Claudio really that tall?
outtake 2
And the truth is revealed – we didn’t need Photoshop, just a close up framing!
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