Mirrorless cameras inherit the latest technological concepts in the gadget world and are in full swing. These cameras main selling point is that they induct large sensors inside compact bodies and offer camera quality that is far superior to the modern day point and shoot cameras. Furthermore, they offer handy customization as you can purchase large image sensors of the focal length and zoom of your own choice. Purchasing mirrorless cameras make more sense nowadays as the price of image sensors and lens expands day by day. Following is breakdown list of some of the best mirrorless cameras of 2016 including mid-range cameras while the high-range cameras move into the professional territory.

Best Mirrorless Cameras 2017

Nikon 1 J5 Best Mirrorless Camera w/ 10-30mm PD-ZOOM Lens

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 10-30mm PD-ZOOM Lens (Silver)

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Nikon go about their own way. Most of their mirrorless camera haven’t incorporated larger image sensors when compared but they are always packed with super functionality. XPEED 4A image processor makes it swift and smooth which then helps capturing at a speed of 20 fps. J5 does not consists of optical low pass that provides sharpens the results. Its successor 1J6 is rumored to have much better technologies (4K video).

Samsung NX 3000 Best Mirrorless Cameras

Samsung NX3000 Wireless Smart 20.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OIS Power Zoom Lens and Flash (Black)

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Although Samsung have relatively new steps to the photography market but NX3, NX30, NX3000 all have made an impact on the market. The specifications are pretty much understandable as it consists of a large image sensor (20.3 megapixels). The main selling point of the mirrorless camera is the photo throwing ability right from the set of shooting coupled with an easy go graphical user interface.

Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD

Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)

$598.00
$698.00

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24 megapixels with a sensor size of a 357 sq. mm packed in a body weighing 10 Oz at a price of under $450 is not at all a bad buy. The APS-C image sensor is the main selling point of this gadget coupled with the fact that it works best for those who are new to the Mirrorless cameras. Slower burst rate and a lesser sophisticated touch to the camera doesn’t make it as awesome as the camera aforementioned but still its termed as an example of how far the mirrorless cameras have come.

Fujifilm Best Mirrorless Camera X-A1 Kit with 16-50mm Lens

Fujifilm X-A1 Kit with 16-50mm Lens (Black)

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Nikon and Canon have captured the market to such a large extent that it denies Fujifilm of the credit that it rightfully deserves. For a price around $500 this X – A1 offers a tilting LCD, 1080p video-making, APS-C image sensor and a built-in flash & Wi-Fi. Like most of the mirrorless cameras on the list X-A1 lacks an electronic viewfinder which is understandable looking at the price’s column best mirrorless cameras.

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

$648.00
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The technical details involve a 24.3 megapixel mirrorless camera with a sensor size of 366 sq. mm. It is renowned for faster capturing of images and clickography on the go. Sony basically cleverly improved and replaced their upper tier NEX lineup with a6000 which not only provides a better picture quality but instills an electronic viewfinder coupled with an improved processor and GUI. 24.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, built-in Wi-Fi, 1080p video making, NFS, & fast capturing at a speed of 11 fps are some of its major specifications.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm 2RK lens

Olympus OM-D E-M10 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm 2RK lens (Silver)

$499.00
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm EZ Lens (Silver)

$699.00
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This camera is all about value for money. The kit weighs only 14 Oz but provides some of the better features at this price – 14 Great Micro Four Thirds Lenses. If the consumer wants a signature Olympus picture quality at just $700, this is the camera to go for. Tilting touch screen, built in Wi-Fi & and the same image sensor as E5 makes up for a fantastic piece best mirrorless cameras.

Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 Lens

Fujifilm X-T1 16 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 Lens

$1,399.00
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Fujifilm X-T1 is considered as one of the best mirrorless cameras for travel purposes. Its best use it to utilize in portrait photography as it offers a 16.3 megapixel power with an impressive sensor size of 15.5 Oz. The disappointing feature of X T1 noted down by many quality critics is its disappointing video quality. But the quality of 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 lens makes up for it. The camera throws a classy feel with excellent picture quality and colors that will cheer you up.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16MP and 3-Inch LCD

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16MP and 3-Inch LCD (Body Only) (Black)

$999.00
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It wouldn’t be wrong to term Olympus as the king of semi mirrorless cameras as they have been bossing the market for years & this particular model is the company’s best seller. It is termed best for semi-professionals who are planning to stay in the Micro Four Thirds family. Olympus E-M1 is the complete package that offers an advanced auto-focus which is not just fast but very accurate. Not to forget an electronic viewfinder, scintillating picture quality & everything that has made Olympus a success. Olympus body is designed with the help of a sturdy magnesium alloy that makes it waterproof & dustproof. Micro Four Thirds lens 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens makes for a hugely attractive kit with OM-D E-M1. The newly incorporated 12-40mm pro is very tempting and satisfactory in low light for a zoom lens best mirrorless cameras.

Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera

Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only

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Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens

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Sony are termed as the catalyst between the very first mirror less gadget, RX1 that was released 2 years ago which not only incorporated a fixed lens but proved to be a very successful critically acclaimed camera. It had a 35mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss lens. After taking the market by surprise for best mirrorless cameras RX1 upped the gear with a further modification by including new technologies predecessors like a7 and a7R. These inducted a 24.3 and 36.4 MP lens respectively. Sony’s a7 II was released 4 months ago last year which incorporated a 5 axis sensor shift image stabilization system. It is preferred by the professionals especially during outdoor long trips.