Enough words have already been said about matrices and carcasses, now it’s time to talk about an equally important thing – the lens.
The lens is the main element of the camera, no matter how strange it sounds. The image quality by 90% depends on the lens, so it’s worth choosing the device responsibly.
We have already decided that a large matrix is good and a small matrix is bad. Now let’s decide on replaceable and non-replaceable optics. Everything is not so clear here.
As you know, SLRs and system cameras (mirrorless) involve the use of interchangeable optics. But there is another class of cameras on the market – these are “premium compacts”. Unlike ordinary soap dishes, they have 1-inch matrices, that is, they are comparable in size to “cropped” cameras. But unlike SLR and system cameras, these compacts have non-replaceable lenses – quite high-quality, but non-replaceable. Continue reading