The simplified design of mirrorless technology allows manufacturers to produce much smaller and lighter cameras than your standard DSLR camera. When deciding between a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, the choice is often hotly debated. While camera-purists may argue for the true-to-life benefits of an optical viewfinder, an EVF offers an accurate representation of the final image, which many find more useful.
This reduction in size doesn’t stop at the camera. Lenses designed for mirrorless cameras are generally smaller and more compact, making them far more portable than a standard DSLR lens. Fortunately, manufacturers, such as Canon with its EOS R-compatible RF range of lenses and Nikon with its Z-mount lineup, are taking advantage of mirrorless technology to produce even higher-quality lenses than before.
While early examples of mirrorless cameras, also known as Compact System Cameras (CSC), were more primitive due to autofocus issues. The mirrorless camera arms race has since discovered the benefits of on-sensor phase-detection autofocus. This kind of autofocus is swift and accurate, allowing modern mirrorless cameras to make their mark in the world of sports photography and video capture.