Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Mirrorless Camera Fundamentals.
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- Before you watch this course, there's a couple of things I'd like you to know. First up, we're not going to get into any one camera brand too specifically. I've got cameras here from all sorts of manufacturers, Panasonic, Fuji, Sony, Olympus, and we'll explore how each of these uses mirrorless technology. This is a general overview about the technology behind things like mirrorless shooting, and shooting on the micro four-thirds platform, which is a flavor of mirrorless. Ideally, you'll have some familiarity with the camera, or the one you're thinking of buying.
If not, make sure you download the camera manual for your specific camera. I'll be sure to use all of the standard terms that appear across manufacturers, so if you want to look up additional details in your camera manual, or find a specific feature in your menu, that will be helpful. If not, just take some notes, and remember, you can always come back and watch any section of this course to brush up. The goal here is that you learn how the technology works, and what sort of opportunities exist when you switch to mirrorless shooting.
With this mind, let's jump in and start to explore some of the technology behind mirrorless shooting.
- Comparing DSLR and mirrorless cameras
- Understanding sensor size and crop factor
- Exploring lens options
- Adapting lenses
- Exploring advantages: reduced cost, weight, and more
- Exploring disadvantages
- Choosing a camera body
- Shooting video on a mirrorless camera