Mirrorless vs DSLR

07-03-2024 By Budgetcam Marketing Other

Mirrorless cameras: the future of photography and video?

Mirrorless cameras (also called system cameras) and SLRs (also called DSLRs) are two popular types of cameras for photography and video. But what are the main differences and advantages of mirrorless cameras over SLRs? In this blog, we will discuss three advantages of mirrorless cameras.

The advantages of mirrorless:

  • Size and weight
  • Speed
  • Video

Different mirrorless cameras for rent at Budgetcam

Mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than SLRs because they have no mirror. The mirror in a DSLR reflects the light in the lens to the viewfinder. This allows the photographer to see what the lens sees. In a mirrorless, the information is sent digitally from the sensor to the viewfinder, eliminating the need for a mirror.

Also, mirrorless lenses tend to be smaller and lighter. This is ideal for travel photography, street photography or everyday use.

At Budgetcam, we offer a variety of mirrorless cameras, some of which are hybrid for photography and videography, while others specialize more in a particular aspect.

Some of the most frequently rented ones are as follows:

  • Sony A7 IV
  • Canon EOS R6 II
  • Nikon Z6 II
  • Fujifilm X-T5


Mirrorless cameras are faster than DSLRs because they don't have a mirror that has to flip up and down. This allows them to achieve higher frame rates, shorter shutter lag and faster autofocus. This is useful for action photography, sports photography or wildlife photography, where you don't want to miss a moment.

Here are some of the fastest cameras we rent out:

  • Sony A9 III
  • Canon EOS R3
  • Nikon Z9

See the full range of mirrorless here.


Mirrorless cameras are better for video than DSLRs because they offer better autofocus, image stabilization, image quality and more video features. For example, mirrorless allows you to shoot in 4K or even 8K, with high bit rate, high frame rate and log profile. If you mainly shoot video then a mirrorless is the very best option.

At Budgetcam you can rent mirrorless cameras that are excellent for video. Some of our most rental cameras are:

  • Sony A7S III 
  • Canon C70
  • Panasonic S5II
  • Fujifilm X-H2S


These are some of the advantages of mirrorless over DSLR. Of course, there are other factors involved in choosing a camera, such as price, availability, compatibility, usability, personal preference and more. Most importantly, choose a camera that suits your needs and style.

Check out our full selection here.

Learn More

If you want to learn more about the different types of cameras, or if you want to rent a camera for a special occasion, please contact us. We have extensive experience and knowledge in photography and video, and can advise you on the best camera for your project.

You can also contact us for accessories, such as tripods, flashes, microphones, memory cards and more. We offer fast and reliable service, with competitive pricing and good quality.

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