What is a Camera?
A camera is a device through which visual images are captured in the form of photographs, films, or Videos. In olden days photographers used reel cameras to capture wedding photographs.
Today as the world is changing digitally, all the photographers do a lot of surveys before buying the camera.
The current technology has got DSLR cameras (Digital single-lens Reflex). These cameras are so aspiring that photographers can play with various aesthetic styles and needs.
What are the different types of Cameras used by a Wedding Photographer?
Cameras with the best features serve you the best business. There are a lot of cameras used by Wedding Photographers and every camera has its pros and cons. its the skill of the photographer who uses many types of equipment at the same time to get the best results out of it.
The best wedding Photography cameras are as follows:
DSLR stands for “Digital Single Lens Reflex”. In easy language, a DSLR is a digital camera that uses a mirror mechanism to reflect light from the lens to a viewfinder or let light pass onto the image sensor by moving the mirror out of the way.
Advantages Of DSLR
- Larger sensor- Clearler Images
- Minimal shutter delay
- Faster in Focusing
- Long Battery life
- Interchangeable lens
- Optical viewfinder
Disadvantages of DSLR
- Large and Heavy
- Extra accessories
- less portability
What is a Mirrorless Camera?
- A digital camera that accepts lenses, but does not use a mirror to reflect the image in the viewfinder.
- The body of the mirrorless camera is thinner as compared to DSLR, these mirrorless cameras are also called mirrorless DSLR or Mirrorless SLR’s.
- The camera was introduced in 2008, and it became popular with amateur photography.
Why did Wedding Photographers shift from DSLR to mirrorless cameras?
Using DSLR camera Sony PMW 200 and Canon 5D for traditional wedding Videography and Photography. Photographers for the wedding weren’t that happy with the output captured by these cameras, the combination of lights and colors gave them a very dull combination as compared to mirrorless cameras. It became a very difficult task for the editors to match the lights and colors in the final video edit, at a later stage the team came up with the Mirrorless cameras. Originally, the output with Candid Videography was amazing as the autofocus was more superior to DSLR. Autofocus is the keynote differentiator for videos. This was the reason for wedding photographers to shit from DSLR cameras to Mirrorless cameras.
Advantages Of Mirrorless Camera:
- Simple operations and controls
- Smaller and lighter
- faster and amazing for videos
- Autofocus is its keynote
- High video quality even in lower-end modules
- Faster Shutter speed
- Full frame sensor
- 10 frames per second outburst shooting
Disadvantages Of Mirrorless Camera:
- Shorter battery life
- Few accessories and lenses
Handheld cameras/ Camcorders
Can easily resist pressure from the DSLR camera of up to 2.1lbs/1kg. It is comfortable in shooting, Mostly suitable for filmmakers because it gives a smooth motion shot while running, skating, moving in the crowd, etc.
Advantages of Handheld Cameras
- Highly ISO-based
- Longer battery life
- Useful for longer duration shoots.
Disadvantages of Handheld Camera
- Limited zoom options