All digital cameras and some camera accessories rely on batteries. Some accessories like flashguns may use regular AA batteries, but almost all cameras now use rechargeable lithium ion cells which have a longer life and deliver a more consistent power output between charges. AA batteries, as used in some flashguns and older battery grips, come […]
This is usually quoted as the number of shots you can expect to be able to take before the camera’s battery runs out. Compact cameras may only be able to take a couple of hundred pictures, while a DSLR might be able to take a thousand. Battery life is normally quoted using the CIPA standard so that battery life can be compared in standardised conditions.
Mirrorless cameras are a bit of a buzzword at the moment. At one time, any serious photographer or hobbyist would get a DSLR – but now mirrorless cameras increasingly offer the same image quality, versatility and features in a smaller, lighter body. The difference between mirrorless cameras (also called ‘compact system cameras – CSCs’) and […]