Ted's Top 5 Mirrorless Cameras

4/12/2020 6:38 am

Once upon a time, mirrorless cameras lagged behind DSLRs - but now, they’re the fastest growing category of cameras. And for good reason! The newest generation of models are packed with high-performing features to produce high-quality images and videos to match. 

 

If you’re looking to add a camera to your collection or need gift ideas for your favourite photographer, a mirrorless camera is a solid choice.


To help you with your shopping, our team at Ted’s Cameras share their top 5 mirrorless cameras.


  • Sensor: 22.3 x 14.9mm
  • Megapixels: 24MP
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Video resolution:  4K
  • Continuous shooting: 10fps
  • Autofocus points: 143
  • Minimum and maximum shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/4000 sec

 

Although the Canon EOS M50’s wonderful design makes it look like a DSLR (albeit much smaller), it’s actually one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market. Its small stature and ergonomic handgrip make this camera easy to handle and comfortable in all hands.

 

Canon has packed plenty of functionality into this compact body, including a 24MP APS-C sized image sensor and DIGIC 8 processor. Image quality is undoubtedly excellent throughout the entire ISO range, and the EOS M50 is also very capable at capturing videos, with 4K resolution available.

 

The Canon EOS M50 features a continuous shooting rate of 10 frames per second, while its fast and smooth autofocus system can focus on any subject and at any time. This AF system includes 143 points and Canon’s excellent dual pixel CMOS AF provides superior AF performance when shooting with the LCD screen. The LCD screen is touch-sensitive and tilting, so you can swipe through the menu quickly and easily frame selfies and vlogs. To cap it all off, the EOS M50 features built-in 5-axis Image Stabilisation to keep camera shake at bay.

 

There’s no doubt that this compact mirrorless camera will make a great Christmas gift for photographers and videographers alike.

  • Sensor: 36 x 24mm
  • Megapixels: 20.1MP
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Video resolution:  4K
  • Continuous shooting: 20fps
  • Autofocus points: 6,072
  • Minimum and maximum shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/8000 sec

 

The Canon EOS R6 has taken the most demanding mirrorless users by storm thanks to its mix of full-frame performance and exhilarating speed. As with other cameras in the EOS R range, this incredible camera comes in a compact body that’s very user-friendly.

 

The EOS R6 features a 20.1MP full-frame image sensor and Canon’s high-performance Digic X processor, which allows it to capture stunningly clear and detailed images, throughout the entire ISO range. This exciting camera is also great for video capture, capable of 4K UHD video. It includes a versatile tilting screen and both headphone and microphone ports for attaining superior audio quality in vlogs and videos.

Sports photographers and action lovers will love the Canon EOS R6, thanks to its ability to capture up to 20 frames per second in a continuous burst. It features a suitably fast and accurate AF system, so you can make the most of this speedy burst, which features an amazing 6,072 selectable AF points, as well as advanced subject tracking features. The EOS R6 features built-in Image Stabilisation which is great for limiting blur and allowing confident handheld shooting. Plus, this feature can work in unison with the stabilisation of select Canon RF lenses for even greater protection from camera shake.



  • Sensor: 23.5 x 15.7mm
  • Megapixels: 26.2MP
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Video resolution:  4K
  • Continuous shooting: 15fps
  • Autofocus points: 425
  • Minimum and maximum shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/8000 sec

 

Are you looking for a mirrorless camera that can do it all, in any setting and lighting condition? Look no further than the Fujifilm X-T4 for stunningly clear photos and videos. Taking the premium X-T series from Fuji one step further, the X-T4 features the crucial addition of Image Stabilisation, which allows users to shoot with slower shutter speeds without succumbing to blur - this pairs nicely with the excellent low-light performance of this camera.

 

Featuring a 26.2MP X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 engine, the Fujifilm X-T4 captures noise-free images right up to and including its expanded ISO of 51200. With the ability to capture 15 frames per second in a continuous burst and a high-speed AF system, the X-T4 is ideal for mirrorless users wanting to freeze fast-moving subjects within their frame.

 

But the Fujifilm X-T4 is not just a brilliant still photography camera. It’s also an amazing mirrorless camera for videos, capturing 4K60p videos as well as Full HD 240p for videographers wanting to explore slow-motion video results. The microphone input allows you to attach an external microphone, and you can choose between the EVF and a fully-articulated touch-sensitive LCD screen, which is perfect for holding the camera at arms length while filming.

 

The Fujifilm X-T4 features a tough magnesium-alloy build and dust and moisture-resistance, while it comes with a high-capacity battery and Dual SD card slots to keep you filming and snapping for longer periods. Whether you’re gifting to a novice or an advanced photographer, you can’t go wrong with the Fujifilm X-T4.

  • Sensor: 36 x 24mm
  • Megapixels: 24.2MP
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Video resolution:  4K
  • Continuous shooting: 10fps
  • Autofocus points: 693
  • Minimum and maximum shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/4000 sec

 

For anyone who had been drawn to the wonderful Sony A7 series of cameras but was waiting for something a little more portable, the Sony A7C is made for you. A travel-friendly mirrorless camera, the Sony A7C is the smallest stabilised full-frame camera available at the time of writing.

 

Great for content creation on-the-go, this camera features a 24.2MP full-frame sensor and is capable of 4K resolution video capture. The A7C is great for improving the quality of your vlogs, with a quick movie button and side-tilting LCD screen, as well as the ability to capture superior quality audio, thanks to its microphone and headphone ports.

No matter your photography style, the Sony A7C’s 10 frames per second continuous shooting and fast and accurate Phase Detection AF system of 693 points will allow you to capture a variety of subjects. While the portability of the A7C means it’s missing a couple of features compared to other models in this range, including a single SD card slot and the absence of the popular joystick feature, the A7C features both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi connectivity, which is great for advanced image sharing purposes and remote control functionality. Content creators will absolutely love this new model from Sony.

  • Sensor: 36 x 24mm
  • Megapixels: 24.5MP
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Video resolution:  4K
  • Continuous shooting: 14fps
  • Autofocus points: 273
  • Minimum and maximum shutter speed: 30 sec to 1/8000 sec

 

This much anticipated camera has everything you could hope for in a portable body. The Nikon Z6 II is capable of capturing pin-sharp, detailed still images and cinematic 4K UHD video, features built-in VR stabilisation which guarantees blur-free photos and videos. It features a full-frame 24.5MP image sensor and dual EXPEED 6 processors, allowing it to excel in dimly lit conditions and to function at breakneck speeds - the Z6 II features 14 frames per second continuous shooting and a fast and accurate 273-point hybrid AF system.

 

Video lovers will love the 4K resolution capture, the headphone and microphone port, and the large 3.2-inch tilting LCD screen for easy framing. Plus, it features a  range of advanced video capture options.

The dual memory card slots are great for storing a large number of files, and the Z6 II can be USB powered, which is perfect for long days of shooting and advanced shooting techniques such as time-lapse and similar.

 

This nifty mirrorless camera is a great all-rounder for photographers of all levels, and would make an amazing Christmas gift.


Shop the best mirrorless cameras

Whether you’re looking for a model that will help you to sharpen your photography skills or the perfect camera for travelling, browse the best mirrorless cameras to suit every budget. 


For expert advice, check out our blog or drop by your local Ted’s store to chat with our friendly team.


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