Updated January 20, 2019

The 10 Best Mirrorless Cameras For Beginners

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Shooting quality images used to require bulky DSLR cameras, but with the advent of mirrorless systems, professional-grade photos and videos have never been more accessible. Whether you're an amateur who has never shot in manual mode before, or a film expert transitioning to digital, this list offers a number of easy-to-use lightweight models with a range of features, looks, and prices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best mirrorless camera for beginners on Amazon.

10. Samsung NX300

9. Yi M1

8. Canon EOS M100

7. Nikon 1 J5

6. Fujifilm X-T20

5. Canon EOS M50

4. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

3. Sony Alpha a6000

2. Panasonic Lumix GX85

1. Fujifilm X-A5

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2019:

Found that Fujifilm, Panasonic, Sony, and Olympus are the brands which are really staying abreast of the mirrorless revolution and regularly releasing budget and user friendly products. Noted that beginner photographers seem to want affordable options first and foremost. User reports on the Yi M1 were lukewarm, but decided to include it as a low-budget option.


Last updated on January 20, 2019 by multiple members of the ezvid wiki editorial staff

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