Best Mirrorless Cameras


by Joseph Morganti

For those of you that don’t know, as the name implies, a mirrorless camera does not have a mirror to reflect the scene up to an optical viewfinder. Instead it is a camera that utilizes an electronic viewfinder or EVF. They’re typically noted as being lighter, faster, and better for video in comparison to the DSLR. We compiled a list of mirrorless cameras that we feel are best for landscape and portraiture, video, all-around use, and entry-level photography.


Best for Landscape and Portraiture (High Resolution)


Sony A7R IV:


  • 61MP full-frame 35 millimeter back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
  • Up to 10Fps continuous shooting at 61MP with AE/AF tracking; 26.2MP in APS C crop mode
  • Advanced Subject Recognition: real-time tracking and real-time eye AF for humans, animals, and movies
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus: 567 Phase detection AF points and 425 contrast AF points to cover more area


Nikon Z7:


  • Nikon-designed 45.7MP backside Illuminated image sensor with no optical low pass filter (OLPF)
  • 493-Point on-sensor phase-detect AF system and up to 9 fps; Total pixels: 46.89 million
  • 4K ultra-HD video; 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion


Best for Video


Panasonic Lumix GH5S:


  • 10.2-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor
  • UNLIMITED IN-CAMERA RECORDING OF C4K: Capable of internal SD card capture of 60p50p 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit; 1080p up to 240fps and C4K 60p VFR
  • ANAMORPHIC VIDEO MODE: 4K Anamorphic professional video production interchangeable lens camera system enables high performance, durability, and mobility; Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 – 1; Operating temperature -10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)


Sony A7ii:


  • 24.3MP resolution, a 35mm full-frame sensor, a normal sensor range of ISO 100–25600
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera


Best for All-Around Use


Sony A7iii:


  • 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking
  • 693 phase detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93 percent image coverage. Focus Sensor: Exmor R CMOS sensor


Nikon Z6:


  • CMOS SENSOR: The 24.5MP BSI FX-Format illuminated CMOS sensor creates more opportunities for incredible image quality by bringing in more light and capturing more detail
  • Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization gives you up to five stops of image stabilization in up to five directions—yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y


Fujifilm X-T3:


  • 26.1MP X Trans CMOS 4 sensor with X Processor 4 image-processing engine
  • 4K movie recording internal SD card 4K/60P 4: 2: 0 10bit recording and the first Mirrorless digital camera with APS C or larger sensor that is capable of 4K/60P 4: 2: 2 10bit HDMI output
  • 16M phase detection pixels across the entire frame and low light phase detection limits has been increased over X T2 by 2 Stops, from 1EV to 3EV


Canon EOS R:


  • 30.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5, 655 manually selectable AF points
  • 4K 30P with Canon log and 10 bit 4: 2: 2 HDMI output; Dust and Drip Resistant


Best Entry Level


Sony A6500:


  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
  • Wide 425 phase-detection AF points, Fast 0.05 sec. AF acquisition
  • 11fps continuous shooting to 269 frames at 24.2MP w/ AE/AF tracking
  • 4K movie w/ 2.4x oversampling4, full pixel readout, no pixel binning


Canon EOS M50:


  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range


Nikon Z50:


  • 20.9 MP DX CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 engine
  • Built-in Wifi and Bluetooth
  • Flip down touchscreen LCD for self portrait mode


Panasonic Lumix GX85:


  • 16-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor
  • 4k Video Capture
  • In body 5 axis dual image stabilization
  • LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus allows you to record photos up to 30fps and set your desired focus points after the photo has been taken


Fujifilm X-T30:


  • 26.1MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU combination provide accurate AF and Face Detection for moving subjects when capturing either high-resolution stills or recording 4K video
  • Accurate Auto-Focus Tracking and Face Detection
  • Built-in Wifi and Bluetooth
  • 3.0-inch touch LCD with 2-way tilting


Thank you for taking the time to read this article. We hope it allowed you to figure out which mirrorless camera is best for you, or at the very least, gave you some information you didn’t know beforehand.

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