Top 8 Best Mirrorless Camera

Hybrid devices have evolved tremendously in recent years and now offer many advantages over DSLRs. Not only are they smaller, lighter and more convenient to carry, they will allow you to build a system that fits your style of photography. Whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur looking to buy your very first camera, there will always be a hybrid that’s right for you. In this article, we have gathered the best hybrid cameras currently available on the market in 2018.

Best Mirrorless Camera 2018

Sony Alfa A6000

The Sony Alpha A6000 is the big successor of the NEX series whose design is very close. However, in terms of performance, the Alpha A6000 brings major enhancements such as a new 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, a new Bionz X processor, faster hybrid autofocus, up-to-the-minute shooting. at 11 frames per second, as well as many other improvements.
Since the release of the Alpha A6000, Sony has launched on the market two successors, the Alpha 6300 and the Alpha 6500 bringing improvements such as 4K video, a stabilization on 5 axes, a weatherproof housing, but for a price more than twice as much. If you want a quality low-budget hybrid camera, the Sony A6000 is our first choice. It is available for 500 $ or for 549 $ in kit with a 16-50 mm objective. Even if the quality of this optics is not the best, it will be enough for a beginner.

Sony Alfa A6000 Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS 24.3 Mpx APS-C
  • ISO range: 100 – 25600 ISO
  • Stabilization: Optics
  • LCD display: 921 600 points, non-touch
  • Burst mode: 11 frames / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical at 1/4000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 120 x 66.9 x 45.1 mm / 285 g
  • Viewfinder: Electronics 1,440,000 points
  • Video: 1080p

Panasonic Lumix GX85

Although not quite perfect, the Lumix GX85 offers excellent performance for a mid-range hybrid device, especially when it’s available from $ 500.
The 16Mp 4/3 micro sensor may seem light, but the lack of a low-pass filter allows for much more detailed images. Add to that a very good autofocus, whether for static subjects or in motion, a 5-axis mechanical stabilization system that can be coupled with optical stabilization for even higher performance, 4K video quality, an OLED viewfinder High resolution, focus bracketing and ultra-fast processing times, the Lumix GX85 overwrites many more expensive cameras.

Panasonic Lumix GX85 Specifications

  • Sensor: Live MOS micro 4/3 16 Mpx
  • ISO range: 100-25600
  • Stabilization: Mechanical 5 axes
  • LCD screen: 1,040,000 points, touch
  • Burst mode: 10 frames / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical 1/4 000 s – electronics 1/16 000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 122 × 70.6 × 43.9 mm / 426 g
  • Viewfinder: LCD 2764K points
  • Video: 4K

Panasonic Lumix GX8

Successor of the famous GX7 and big brother of GX80 presented above, the Lumix GX8 is a performance device worthy of a high-end, but with a price corresponding to that of a mid-range.
The Lumix GX8 takes the codes of the GX7 but brings many major improvements. Among others, a new 4M3 Cmos 20.3 Mpx micro-sensor equipped with 4-axis mechanical stabilization and can be coupled with optical stabilization to achieve 6-axis stabilization. The Lumix GX8 is also equipped with an electronic shutter of up to 1/16000 s, high-speed autofocus and excellent ISO speed. All these parameters make it possible to obtain an ultra-reactive apparatus.
Small and light, the Lumix GX8 can be carried everywhere with you and will cover all situations, regardless of the weather conditions since the housing is tropicalized, thus offering resistance to water and dust.

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS 20.3 Mpx micro 4/3
  • ISO range: 200 – 25600 ISO
  • Stabilization: Mechanical 5 axes
  • LCD screen: 7.6 cm, 1040000 points, touch
  • Burst mode: 10 frames / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical 1/8 000 s – electronics 1/16 000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 133.2 × 77.9 × 63.1 mm / 481 g
  • Viewfinder: OLED 2,360,000 points
  • Video: 4K 30 I / s

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The Olympus E-M10 Mark III retains the retro design that made the success of its predecessors. However, the user interface of the latter model has been radically overhauled to make it easier to use. Even though the buttons and controls are still in the same place, some of their functions have been reassigned. This also extends to the tiny interface, which is now much easier to navigate.
In addition to an optimized interface, the Olympus E-M10 Mark III is equipped with a new micro sensor 4/3 16 Mpx. Even though it has the same resolution as its predecessor, the new model provides superior performance in low light. This improvement is also due to the new TruePic VIII image processor. This new processor also brings a 4K video recording up to 30 fps, as well as a slow motion of 120 fps in 720p.
The other major change brought by the OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a more efficient autofocus. He now uses a contrast detection system equipped with 121 points against 81 points on the E-M10 Mark II.
The E-M10 Mark III is also equipped with a 5-axis image stabilization system, a bright and fluid electronic viewfinder, an impressive burst speed of 8.6 frames per second and 4K videos. Despite its small size the E-M10 Mark III is not a toy, but a powerful camera that will suit both an amateur photographer and a more experienced photographer.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS 16.1 Mpx micro 4/3
  • ISO range: 200 – 25600 ISO
  • Stabilization: Mechanical 5 axes
  • LCD screen: 7.6 cm 1040000 points
  • Burst mode: 8.6 Im / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical 1/4000 s – electronics 1/16000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 83.6 × 121.5 × 49.5 mm / 410 g
  • Sight: 2.36 million points
  • Video: 4K 30 fps

Fujifilm X-T20

If you like the look of the Fujifilm X-T2 shown below, but you do not have the budget for, then the Fujifilm X-T20 is for you. Indeed, the X-T20 is very similar to its big brother in terms of quality of construction and features which it takes the main like the excellent 24.3 MP sensor, the X Pro processor ultra-efficient and advanced AF system equipped with 91 AF zones and up to 325 AF points.
Both models therefore offer many common performances. The differences are mainly at the level of the intended audience. The X-T20 is consumer-oriented and can be used by an amateur as well as a more experienced photographer, while the X-T2 will require a minimum of knowledge.

Fujifilm X-T20 Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS 24.3 Mpx, APS-C
  • ISO range: 200 – 12800 ISO
  • Stabilization: Optics
  • LCD screen: 7.6 cm, 1040000 points, non-touch
  • Burst mode: 8 Im / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical 1/4 000 s – electronic 1/32 000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 82.8 × 118.4 × 41.4 mm / 383 g
  • Sight: Oled of 2.36 million points
  • Video: 4K 30 fps

Sony Alpha 7

Released in 2013, the Sony Alpha 7 is the first hybrid device with a full-size sensor. Since many successors have emerged (Alpha 7S, Alpha 7 R, etc ..) Making improvements more or less important, but each time to lower the selling price of the Alpha 7. For just over 900 $ you can now get a hybrid device equipped with a full 24-megapixel sensor with good dynamics and an excellent rise in ISO.
Despite its 4 years, the Sony Alpha 7 remains an excellent hybrid camera and is even one of the best in terms of price / quality ratio. The only negative points are the lack of mechanical stabilization that will require the use of optical stability, a relatively low autonomy (problem solved as from the Alpha 7 RIII) and a slightly slow autofocus compared to current standards, but who, apart from a very particular case, should not be noticed.
If you have more budgets, Sony declined the Alpha 7 in two other series. The Alpha 7Rs are designed to offer optimal resolution (currently 42 MP on the 7R III) and Alpha 7S, which are designed to offer the best performance in high ISO sensitivities.

Sony Alpha 7 Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS 24 Mpx, 24 × 36
  • ISO range: 100 – 25600 ISO
  • Stabilization: Optics
  • LCD screen: 7.5 cm, 921600 points
  • Burst mode: 5 frames / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical 1/8000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 12.7 × 4.8 × 9.4 cm / 474 g
  • Sight: Oled 2,359,296 points
  • Video: 1080p 60 fps

Fujifilm X-T2

Great successor of the famous Fujifilm X-T1, the X-T2 takes the keys to the success of its predecessor while making many major improvements. One of the most important is probably the new autofocus system, providing much faster and more accurate AF tracking. It is also equipped with a new 24.3 Mpx APS-C CMOS X Trans III sensor, a 4K video mode, a bright electronic viewfinder, an excellent ISO boost and a burst of 8 frames per second, which can be pushed up to 11 frames per second using a power handle (sold separately). Add to these performances an ergonomic, easy-to-use, lightweight, customizable body, and one of the best hybrid APS-C sensors available today.

Fujifilm X-T2 Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS 24.3MP APS-C
  • ISO range: 200 – 12800 ISO
  • Stabilization: Optics
  • LCD display: 7.6 cm 1040k points, non-touch
  • Burst mode: 14 frames / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical 1/8 000 s – electronic 1/32 000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 132x49x92 mm / 505 g
  • Viewfinder: OLED 2.36 million points
  • Video: 4K 30 fps

Sony Alpha 9

Unable to list the best hybrid devices without evoking the Sony Alpha 9. Released in spring 2017, it has revolutionized the entire camera market. In fact, until now hybrid cameras put the SLRs to stiff competition, but at equal sensor size, no hybrid camera could match in terms of cadence with AF tracking professional SLR cameras. With the Alpha 9, Sony launches the fastest camera on the market with a continuous shooting of up to 20 frames / s with AF / AE tracking which eclipses the Canon 1DX Mark II (14 fps) and Nikon D5 (12 fps), the two leading professional SLRs for action shots.
Plus, you get a full 24.2-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor with built-in memory, a 693-point phase-detection autofocus system, and 5-axis mechanical stabilization to provide 5 IL gain, 4K video mode, electronic shutter up to 1/32000s, and outstanding overall performance. All in a package weighing barely 670 g.

Sony Alpha 9 Specifications

  • Sensor: 24.2 megapixel full-format stacked CMOS with built-in memory
  • ISO range: 100 to 204,600 ISO
  • Stabilization: Mechanical 5 axes
  • LCD screen: 7.5 cm, 1440000 points, non-touch
  • Burst mode: 20 frames / s
  • Shutter speed: Mechanical 1/8 000 s – electronic 1/32 000 s
  • Dimensions / Weight: 95.6 × 126.9 × 63 mm / 673 g
  • Viewfinder: Oled 3.6 million points
  • Video: 4K 30 fps

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