Mirrorless cameras are quickly becoming the kings of the hill. With mirrorless cameras you get the size and price benefits of a compact, and the features and image quality of a full-sized DSLR. We've just put together our list of 14 best mirrorless cameras. To come up with the best list we took into consider a number of features:
Sensors are more important in determining picture quality than megapixels. When shopping look for the largest sensor you can afford and then consider megapixels.Think of Image Sensors as the equivalent of film. They're made up of millions of cells called photosites. These photosites record what you see through the lens. So the bigger the sensor the more information that's recorded which produces better images.Say you have two 12 megapixel cameras, one is a small compact with a tiny sensor and the other a mirrorless with a bigger full frame or APS-C sensor. The mirrorless will give you a much better picture because its photosites are much larger and can take in more information.
Based on the previous section I don't want you to think that megapixels aren't important, because they are still part of the overall equation.This gives you a picture with a much greater dynamic range, reduced noise levels, and better low light performance.So what sensor size is a good size? For our purposes the largest standard sensor is the full frame 36x24mm. The smallest on this list is the APS-C 22.2x14.8mmm and APS-C 23.5X15.6mm. For comparison an iPhone has a 1/3" sensor which is 6mm diagonally. The APS-C sensor are 26.7 - 28.4mm diagonally and the Full frame is 43.3mm diagonally.
EVF's may in fact be better than OVF's because they allow for easier focusing, can automatically brighten in low light situations, and can show more information.The clicking sound you hear when taking a picture is the mirror flipping out of the way so the image can hit the cameras sensor.By removing the mirror and the prism you greatly reduce the size of the camera, but how do you see the image if you don't have a mirror?Mirrorless cameras user either electronic viewfinders (EVF), rangefinders like Leica, LCD's, or a combination.Electronic viewfinders are made up of a video feed from the sensor and a screen inside a viewfinder. Some feel EVF's may in fact be better than OVF's because they allow for easier focusing, can automatically brighten in low light situations, and can show more information.Leica uses rangefinders that place the viewfinder close to the lens and sharpens the picture by aligning two images. Rangefinders deliver an incredibly sharp picture but are not the best option if you're going to be shooting extreme close ups.
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Your prayers have been answered. Jeep has just announced that the Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck ($TBA) will be built out of its Toledo plant and hit the market sometime in 2017. Currently, if you want to a truck bed on a Jeep, one of your only options is to buy a JK8 conversion kit from Mopar at a price of $10,000.The Gladiator is expected to come with two engine options. A V6 with 285 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque and a 2.8-liter inline four diesel with 160 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for better gas mileage and are going to carry heavy loads, the diesel is probably your best bet. These engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic tranny and a pair of lockable differentials.With all of this gear, the Gladiator should be able to compete with trucks like the Tacoma and Colorado when comparing off-road capabilities.
Ferrari is paying hommage to the Tour De France with the unveiling of the Ferrari F12 TdF ($TBA). Ferrari dominated the race in the 50s and 60s, which rewarded cars that were able to combine maximum performance with drivability and ease of use. The Tour covered hundreds of miles each day over unforgiving terrain. The TdF features the F12 Berlinetta's 626cc 65-degree, V12. Ferrari's team boosted maximum power from 740 CV to 780 CV at 8,500 rpm. Additional features include a maximum torque of 705 nm at 6,750 rpm, 0-62 mph split at 2.9 seconds, a 0-124mph split of 7.9 seconds, and a top end speed of 211 mph. If you want one of these bad boys you need to hurry because only 799 will be made.
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