DSLR vs Mirrorless
Most wedding photographers will select between a traditional DSLR or a Mirrorless camera. (Mirrorless cameras don’t have the mechanical shutter, also known as a mirror; thus, they’re known as mirrorless cameras.)
Many will lean toward traditional DSLRs for a variety of reasons. DSLRs are considered more powerful than mirrorless cameras. They tend to perform better in conditions you’re likely to encounter when shooting wedding events.
There are some significant differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras. You can read more in this previous blog post, but let’s take a closer look.
Camera Sensors – Technicals
The sensor is the rectangle-shaped sensor in the middle of the camera that sits behind the lens. When light hits the sensor, it’s translated into data and read by the sensor.
Larger sensors have more surface area, which means more light and details are captured – all in a split second it takes to shoot an image. More light and detail can affect image quality.
Sensors fall into one of two categories: