The Autofocus In These Mirrorless Cameras Will Blow Your Mind

The tracking systems in these mirrorless cameras make fast-paced and action-based photography a piece of cake!

Tracking systems in Mirrorless cameras have come a long way over the last few years. There are even some photographers that say they feel like they’re cheating. Sports photography, street photography, wildlife photography, birding, portraits, and more have never been easier thanks to new technology. If you’re a photographer who deals with fast-paced action on the regular and you need a camera that can keep up, this roundup is for you. If you’re a portrait photographer who needs solid eye AF, check these Mirrorless cameras out too. They all have excellent eye tracking abilities. After the break, we’ll look at five Mirrorless cameras that will make your life easy.

Captured with the Canon EOS R6

Would you believe me if I told you that one of the best autofocusing cameras costs under $800? It’s true. The Sony a6100 is one of the best performing cameras for tracking and autofocus on the market. We’ve rounded up five Mirrorless cameras with five different price points so that photographers from all walks of life are covered. Need a camera that won’t break the bank but gives you stellar AF? We’ve got your back. Have a little extra to spend and need weather sealing? We’ve found a camera for you. Do you need a camera that can work in professional settings, and that can take a beating? You guessed, there’s a camera listed below for you too. If autofocus is the name of your game, any of the cameras below will serve you well.

Sony A9 II

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In our review, we said:

“In a word, the AF system is magic. Pure, unadulterated magic. Put the Sony a9 II into C-AF and select wide-area focusing, and you won’t miss a beat. The same thing goes for tracking too. The Sony a9 II locks on and doesn’t let go, no matter what might get in between you and your subject.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor

Buy now: $4,498

Canon EOS R5

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In our review, we said:

“It’s fast to focus and track subjects no matter what. Surely, it will sometimes lose focus on them. When this happened, we usually were shooting with a lens wide open at f1.4 or f1.2. It never happened when I stopped down. And that’s awesome! Face and eye detection are top-notch. I’d even dare to say that Canon is better at low light than Sony is.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief

Buy now: $3,899

Captured with the Sony a9 II.

Pro Tip: All of these Mirrorless cameras may have incredible autofocus systems, but they aren’t dirt proof. Look, cameras get dirty. Fingerprints, dust, dirt, grease, and grime will attack your camera. If you want your investment to last, you’re going to have to clean it often. Give your camera a quick clean before you put it away. Give it a deep clean every couple of weeks. This way, your camera will perform at its peak for years to come. You don’t need to spend a fortune either. This kit has everything you need, and it’s less than $15.

Canon EOS R6

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In our review, we said:

“The new Dual Pixel, Autofocus II system, is easily on par with offerings from Sony cameras, and in some cases, it beats what Sony can do. There are 6,072 selectable positions for stills, 4,968 focus points for video, and 1,053 zones that the AF system can choose from. This is one of the best autofocusing systems I have used.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
mirrorless cameras

Buy now: $2,499

Fujifilm XT4 Review

mirrorless cameras

In our review, we said:

“Throughout our time with the XT4, the autofocus system was quick and mostly consistent, even in low light scenarios.”

Paul Ip – Former Reviews Editor
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Buy now: $1,699

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Captured with the Sony a6100

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Sony a6100

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In our review, we said:

“Sony claims that the Sony a6100 features the fastest autofocus system in the world and that the camera can find focus in just 0.02 seconds. I have to say that they may just be right. While the AF system is nowhere near as advanced as the systems found in the a7 III, a7r IV, or the a9 II, this little camera has seriously impressed me. Having autofocus as good as this in a camera that costs less than $600 is unheard of.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $748