Best Mirrorless Cameras iMore 2020

Mirrorless cameras are quickly replacing bulky DSLRs. With optical viewfinders, lighter bodies, and frequently updated software, it's not hard to see a day when mirrorless makes DSLRs obsolete. Looking to upgrade to mirrorless? These are the best cameras on the market today.

Innovation at your fingertips: Sony a7 III

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Sony has innovated faster than any brand in the mirrorless space. The Sony a7 III is their latest iteration, and it features a 24.2-megapixel full-frame sensor, 693 phase-detection points, image stabilization, a silent and mechanical shutter, and a bright LCD monitor. The Sony a7 III is ideal for a variety of shooting styles and an affordable way to move from crop sensor to full-frame.

$1,998 at Amazon

Lots of megapixels: Nikon Z7

If you're looking for a camera brand that's earned its stars and stripes, you can't do much better than Nikon. The Z7 is a 45.7-megapixel powerhouse. This lightweight model shoots 4K video, has a customizable menu, and colors so accurate you won't believe your eyes. This bundle includes a 24-70mm Nikkor zoom lens and everything you need to get started.

$3,297 at Amazon

A beatiful crop sensor: Fujifilm X-T3

It looks like an old school film camera, complete with dials and knobs, but operates as one of the most tech advanced mirrorless cameras on the market. The Fujifilm X-T3 is a crop sensor model with 26.1-megapixels, 16 built-in film simulation modes, a color viewfinder and eyepiece, and more than two million phase detection pixels.

$1,299 at Amazon

Superb eye tracking: Sony alpha a6400

A new update to the Sony APS-C line comes in the form of the Alpha a6400. With real-time autofocus and superfast eye tracking, this next-gen camera is a superb choice for portraits and videographers. The tiltable LCD screen makes this one of the best vlogging cameras available today. This Sony bundle includes a 16-50mm walkabout lens.

$998 at Amazon

Beginner model: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Olympus is known for its stellar image stabilization, and this model shines in that department. The OM-D M10 Mark II has a micro four thirds (MFT) sensor that helps to keep weight down, 16-megapixels, plus five-axis stabilization. The Olympus is easy to learn yet has enough manual control to keep more advanced photographers happy.

$499 at Amazon

Total creative control: Canon EOS R

Adjust your high-speed focus and AF coverage on the fly, plus have complete creative control with the 30.3-megapixel Canon EOS R! This highly-rated mirrorless camera is designed with a new RF mount and is compatible with a variety of older lenses. The Canon EOS R is a cult favorite amongst professional and amateur photographers alike for a good reason.

$1,799 at Amazon

A consistently cool classic: Panasonic Lumix G9

The 20.3 megapixel Lumix G9 has a rugged splash and freezeproof magnesium alloy body. Photos can be stacked in-camera to produce 80-megapixel high-resolution JPEGs or RAW files. With class-leading image stabilization and 4K video, the Lumix is a micro four-thirds camera that's earned its excellent reputation.

$1,198 at Amazon

If you want our recommendation

Mirrorless cameras are the future, and each year they get more impressive. Our favorite camera is the Sony a7 III. This full-frame camera with IBIS works well for landscape, wedding, and event photographers. With all the contributions Sony has made to the mirrorless field in the last few years, we still think they're leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

Fujifilm is another brand that's paving new paths in mirrorless, and the Fujifilm X-T3 is one of their best offerings in recent years. The colors Fujifilm outputs are so good that many photographers choose to shoot in JPEG instead of RAW! And the glass in Fujifilm's lineup is outstanding!

If you're just getting your feet wet, start with the highly-regarded Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. A micro four-thirds camera, this one is a great all-around shooter that's small enough to take anywhere.

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