Spotlight On: Interchangeable Lens Cameras

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ILC Cameras are the new darlings of photography. Pros love them because they're small, powerful and versatile. Novices love them because they allow them to do more with less. Should you invest in an ILC camera? More importantly, what should you know before you do? In this presentation, we look at the benefits - and drawbacks - of interchangeable lens cameras.

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Spotlight On: Interchangeable Lens Cameras

  1. 1. Spotlight On: ILC Cameras The Benefits and Drawbacks of Interchangeable Lens Cameras
  2. 2. Powerful Camera, Tiny Package Thanks to small bodies and the ability to change lenses, Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILCs) are popular with pros and novices alike.
  3. 3. Changing Lenses This is what an ILC is all about – the versatility to change your lenses to get a variety of shots.  Zoom out with zoom lenses  Take close-ups with macro lenses  Shoot professional-quality portraits with 35mm lenses  Experiment!
  4. 4. Going “Mirrorless” What makes ILCs so small is the lack of the mirror, which takes up significant room inside most cameras. The mirror reflects the image the lens picks up through the viewfinder.  No mirror = no traditional viewfinder.  Instead, some mirrorless cameras offer electronic viewfinders.
  5. 5. Best of the Bunch Which of the ILCs are worth your hard-earned money? The new Sony Alpha NEX-7 is a powerful ILC with a lot of bells and whistles. • • • • • Shoots 10 FPS Shoots 24.3 Megapixel images Shoots video in 1080p Has 25-point autofocus Has an electronic viewfinder The Nikon AW1 is as versatile as they come. • • • • Waterproof, shockproof and dustproof Shoots 15 FPS Shoots 14.2 Megapixel images Shoots video in 1080p
  6. 6. What To Look For When shopping for an ILC camera, consider what you need in terms of functionality. This may include:  An electronic viewfinder  The ability to shoot high resolution images  The ability to shoot in RAW file format  The ability to shoot quality  The quality and affordability of compatible lenses.
  7. 7. About Cameta Cameta Camera is a true brick-and-mortar camera store in Amityville, NY. We’ve been selling photography equipment and distilling advice to professionals and hobbyists alike more than 25 years. For more photography tips, visit our blog at Cameta.com/blog.

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