Ted's Top 5 Mirrorless Cameras - 2017

28 November 2017 3:42:54 PM AEDT

"Mirrorless" Cameras or "Compact System" are the biggest growing category of cameras, continuing to advance with leaps and bounds in features and performance. The latest range of mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than DSLR's, while giving you a number of the same advantages, including excellent image quality, high-speed, and a huge range of interchangeable lenses.
We've picked what we think are the best mirrorless camera models of 2017, for all levels of users and all styles of photography.


Sony A9

1: The Best Of The Best - Sony A9

With the New A9, Sony has produced the most advanced digital Compact System Camera it has ever created, setting a new standard for high-end imaging in a compact form. Making the choice much easier for anyone still deciding on which interchangeable lens path to take, the A9 includes features never before seen in a camera of its class. A high speed photographer’s dream come true, the Sony E-Mount A9 offers exceptional continuous shooting speeds of 20 frames per second, AF that will stop any moving subject in its tracks and a top shutter speed of 1/32000 second. A truly unique full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with 24.2MP resolution is on hand, while video can be recorded in 4K resolution.


  • Stacked 24.2MP CMOS sensor
  • 5-axis Image Stabilisation
  • 20 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K video
  • 693 phase detection AF points


2: The Best On A Budget - Canon EOS M10

The Canon EOS M10 is a feature-packed, compact and lightweight interchangeable lens camera. Pairing Canon's lightning fast DIGIC 6 processor with new Hybrid Autofocus, the EOS M10 will be able to capture all of your life's precious moments quickly and easily. With Wi-Fi connectivity, a vari-angle touch screen and dedicated self-portrait mode, the EOS M10 is the ideal camera for the social media generation, with the added benefit of DSLR-like Image quality.


  • Built in Wi-Fi & NFC - For easy sharing
  • 3.0 Inch Touch & Vari-angle LCD Screen
  • RAW Image format - Great for image editing
  • 18MP CMOS Sensor
  • Fast Hybrid CMOS AF II Autofocus

3: The Best Full-Frame Sensor - A7R II

With resolution and sensitivity previously undreamed of in DSLRs, the Sony A7R II takes image detail, ISO and high speed shooting to new levels. The new Fast Hybrid AF system's wide focus phase-detect AF coverage keeps objects in crystal clear focus throughout the frame, 5-axis IS reduces shake & blur which can plague handheld shooting. As well as high resolution photos, the A7R II is further enhanced with 4K video recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning.


  • 42.4 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • 5-axis sensor-shift IS – shake free images
  • Fast Hybrid AF System – Great for action
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity – Easy image sharing
  • 4K Video

4: The Best Cropped Sensor - Fujifilm X-T2

Making the choice between high-quality Fuji cameras even harder is the arrival of this highly anticipated follow-up, the Fujifilm X-T2. Utilising the same much lauded 24MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor that can be found in the company's other recent big ticket sequel, the X-Pro 2, there is little doubt this camera will deliver in terms of image quality.
Retained from the hugely successful X-T1 is the compact, weather-sealed DSLR-like body, although with some adjustments made. AF performance has been advanced even further than the X-Pro 2’s, while 4K video has been included as well as a mic input. 


  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor
  • 325 Point AF system
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  • 4K UHD Video
  • Built in WiFI

5: The Best For HD Video - Panasonic Lumix GH5

Taking the torch from its popular predecessors and running full pelt, is this flagship Mirrorless camera from Panasonic, the Lumix GH5. If you wish to pursue cinematic endeavours, there is no more suitable camera in this class than the GH5.
4K resolution video is now able to be captured at 50/60fps, while still photography performance is just as impressive, thanks to the 20mp digital live MOS sensor with low pass filter removed for eye-catching image quality and dynamic range. 


  • 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 25/30p video
  • 20-megapixel Digital Live MOS
  • 5-Axis Dual IS 2 stabilisation
  • Industry-leading 6K Photo
  • Dual SD UHS-II Card slots

From: $2,499.95

To: $3,199.95


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