Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless Cameras

For those interested in entry level videography, mirrorless cameras are the route to go. They posses high quality video at high frame rates compared to those of a DSLR. Additionally, most come in a smaller more compact form factor than that of a DSLR. However, they do not slack on pricing, most will run you for above $800. Here is a list of the top 5 best mirrorless cameras.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II ($550)

Lower End Mirrorless camera

Some will criticize the smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor format, but the effect on image quality is minor and it means that the lenses are as compact and lightweight as the camera itself. Additionally, the camera comes with a 5-axis stabilization system and a 16.1 MP sensor. It is a truly compact and easy to use camera that provides great quality for it’s price.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 with lens (not included)
Panasonic Lumix GH5

The Lumix GH5 is the latest in the line of Panasonic’s top-of-the-range GH series of mirrorless cameras. It’s certainly one of the best 4K camera solutions out there, if not the best, it runs a 20.3 MP sensor as well as continues 4k video shooting. Although the ISO range could be better, this is a great all round 4K video camera for the price.
Sony Alpha A6300 ($1000)

Alpha A6300 Front-Left Side
Sony Alpha A6300

One of the challenges for CSC manufacturers has been to make their autofocus systems as good as the ones in SLRs. The A6300’s comes very close, especially in bright light; it’s able to track moving subjects around the frame and as they move towards or away from the camera. Image quality is very high and there’s built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity to allow to share images via a connected smartphone. It comes with a 24.2MP sensor perfect for amateur photography, and has 4K video capability which is a great feature. Also, it comes with the ability of shooting 11 continuous frames per second.


Lumix GX85 Front-Right Profile
Panasonic Lumix GX85

Despite sacrificing the clever tilting EVF, resolution is actually improved on the fixed EVF on the GX80, and while it also forgoes the 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and replaced by the older 16MP chip, the AA filter has been removed for sharper images. This means the GX85’s video is smoother and more accurate. Additionally the camera has an excellent auto focus capability. Very effective in-body anti-shake control and 4K video make this a very well-rounded camera, especially for the price.
Fujifilm X-T2 ($1500)

Fuji X-T2 Front and Rear Profiles

A stunning camera perfect for enthusiast photographers, there have been some big improvements and perhaps the biggest of all is the auto focus system.  Add in 8 frames per second burst shooting, a clever double-hinged rear display, this camera is amazing with it’s 24.3MP sensor. This is improved upon with it’s ability to shoot 4K video. Plenty of body mounted controls that are all wrapped-up in a tactile body, and you’re left with one of the best cameras available today.

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