10 best mirrorless cameras of 2017-2018
We prepared short review of 10 best mirrorless cameras of 2017-2018. Lets’ consider them.
The mirrorless camera revolution is in full swing. These impressive digital cameras pack large sensors into compact bodies, to produce a smaller, lighter and simpler camera. And unlike other compacts, you can buy interchangeable lenses at the focal length or zoom range of your choice, or if you have old manual lenses you can buy a special adapter and use your old manual lenses. But this is another story, old nikon, canon, zeiss and etc. manual lenses make incredible images with modern digital sensors.
Here is a list of best mirrorless cameras of 2017-2018 with the best deals:
Sony Alpha A7R III
Sensor size: Full-frame | Resolution: 42.2MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 10fps | Movies: 4K
Sony’s a7R II was at the top of list for much of last year. But the a7R III, which was released in November, has earned its way to the top with a host of relevant improvements over an already impressive camera system. With a brilliant full-frame 42.2MP sensor that’s supported by and advanced AF system and 10fps burst shooting, you no longer have to sacrifice performance for resolution or vice versa. This is a camera that would be equally at home perched on a mountain as in a studio or on the sidelines of a football match.
Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 24.3MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle display | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8fps | Movies: 4K
First, Fujifilm mirrorless cameras have the truest color rendition on the market and offer superb image quality for uses like travel and people photos. The second generation X-T2 is a major step up from the X-T1, offering more megapixels, 4K video, and the best autofocus of any Fujifilm mirrorless model to date. Along with the array of quality Fujinon lenses, the X-T2 is a serious camera that should make discerning photographers happy, and particularly those that like the classic look and feel.
Sony Alpha A9
Sensor size: Full-frame | Resolution: 24.2MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 20fps | Movies: 4K
Alpha a9 is the fastest interchangeable-lens camera on the market, mirrorless or otherwise. Just how fast is the Sony Alpha a9? It shoots a whopping 20 fps, which dwarfs the Canon 1DX Mark II (14 fps) and Nikon D5 (12 fps). More, you get an ultra-advanced, 693-point phase-detection autofocus system, built-in image stabilization, 4K video, and almost all of the other features that have made Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras so popular.
Panasonic Lumix G9
Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds | Resolution: 20.3MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle display | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 60fps | Movies: 4K
Aimed at enthusiast and semi-professional photographers, the Lumix G9 is certainly very competitively priced; you get a lot of camera for your money. Some might view the smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor as a bit of a compromise, but the pay-off is a compact and well-balanced system. Throw in 60fps shooting, polished handling and a wealth of advanced features and the Lumix G9 is a brilliant all-round mirrorless camera.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds | Resolution: 16.1MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle display | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8.6fps | Movies: 4K
Olympus has refined and tweaked mirrorless cameras to make it an even more tempting proposition for new users and enthusiasts alike. Some will criticise 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. Sporting a 5-axis image stabilization system, decent electronic viewfinder, an impressive 8.6fps burst shooting speed and 4K video.
Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 24.3MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen display | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8fps | Movies: 4K
The X-T20 is a simpler version of the X-T2, forgoing features like weather sealing, an autofocus joystick, and an advanced LCD screen. But image quality is basically the same — both cameras have the same 24.3-megapixel sensors and processors — not to mention the X-T20 is lighter and considerably less expensive.
Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85
Sensor size: Micro Four Third | Resolution: 16MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch display | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 9fps | Movies: 4K
The Panasonic G85 is a bit of a tweener: it’s not a true enthusiast mirrorless camera, but definitely is not entry level either. And if you compare it to premium point-and-shoots like the Sony RX100 V that is similar in cost, we would take the G85 in a heartbeat. Simply put, if you’re looking for quality photos and videos but don’t need quite as many features as the mirrorless cameras above, give the Panasonic G85 a serious look.
Panasonic Lumix GH5
Sensor size: Micro Four Third | Resolution: 20.3MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.2-inch display | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 12fps | Movies: 4K
The Lumix GH5 is the latest in the line of Panasonic’s top-of-the-range GH series of mirrorless cameras, which over the years have carved out a niche for themselves among videographers thanks to their breadth of movie-making features. It’s certainly one of the best 4K camera solutions out there, if not the best, before you start considering dedicated professional video cameras, and that video capability is backed up by a great set of features for the stills photographer.
Sony Alpha A6500
Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 24.2MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 11fps | Movies: 4K
At the end of last year the company released the a6500 (only months after its predecessor, the a6300). Why the quick upgrade? Both are leading mid-range mirrorless cameras that offer 4K video, advanced autofocus, and weather resistant bodies that are well suited for the outdoors. But the a6500 adds in-body image stabilization and touchscreen functionality to the rear LCD, both of which are useful changes that improve image quality and user experience. There’s also an excellent electronic viewfinder that makes it easy to see when the subject is sharp and correctly exposed. Image quality is very high and there’s built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity to allow to share images via a connected smartphone.
Sensor size: APS-C | Resolution: 24.3MP | Viewfinder: EVF | Monitor: 3.0-inch tilt-angle | Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8fps | Movies: Full HD
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is an excellent mirrorless camera, and particularly for those who specialize in still photography. However, the release of the X-T2 above made it much less relevant and bumped it down this list. Both cameras produce similar image quality overall with 24.3-megapixel image sensors, but the X-T2 wins out in features with 4K video, superior autofocus, an articulating rear LCD, and faster burst rates. The X-Pro2 does have a hybrid viewfinder that offers both optical and electronic functionality, which is a notable upside for those who frequently use manual focus and prime lenses. Who should choose the X-Pro2 over the X-T2? If you don’t care about video and want a mirrorless camera with an optical viewfinder, the X-Pro2 is the ticket. And it’s worth noting that the latest firmware update did improve the autofocus on the X-Pro2 to make it more competitive.