5 Mirrorless Cameras That Can Produce Beautiful Black and White Images

There’s something magical about creating black and white images, and these cameras will help you do those images justice.

There are plenty of Mirrorless cameras on the market that can produce beautiful color pictures. However, there aren’t many that can create jaw-dropping blacks and white images. The good news is that the few cameras that do black and white images in-camera come with price tags that make them available for every budget. So, whether you’ve got under $1,000 to spend or closer to $6,000, there’s a camera for you. After the break, we’ll take a closer look at five Mirrorless cameras that will help you create simply stunning black and white images.

Olympus Pen F

Black and White Images

In our review, we said:

“The color JPEG output is very good, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the black and white output. Having a film look like Ilford Delta 400 is pretty much my dream. Then you can add the according amounts of grain. These are the most film-like JPEGs I believe I’ve ever seen.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Black and White Images

Buy now: $999

Fujifilm X Pro 3

Black and White Images

In our review, we said:

“With Fujifilm’s organic-looking film simulations, you’re not going to complain about the film grain. When it comes to looking at the images digitally, you’ve got no serious reason to buy any sort of presets that are film rendering. Of course, the options from Capture One and a few others are still very worth it. To that end, I think any photographer making images at ISO 3200 and above should simply embrace the look of film grain. Again, this is why I love this camera. Instead of going with the trend of needing to have clinically clean images, the Fujifilm X Pro 3 slaps that idea in the face.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Black and White Images

Buy now: $1,799.95

Leica Q2 Monochrom

Black and White Images

In our review, we said:

“That’s where I recommend embracing this camera for what it truly is. I rarely ever shot with this camera below ISO 400. In fact, I spent most of my time between ISO 3,200 and 100,000. Why? Well, it’s a black and white sensor. Who cares? I have the kind of liberation where I don’t need to worry too badly about sensor noise. Any issues I had were easily fixed in Capture One Pro 20.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Black and White Images

Buy now: $5,995

Pro Tip: Shooting in black and white isn’t quite as easy as setting your camera into that mode and pressing the shutter. Shooting without color will make you see the world differently. You need to train your eye to see shadows and highlights, and you need to learn how to embrace noise and grain. Fortunately, this guide will help bring you up to speed. Sit down, read it, and you’ll be creating beautiful black and white images in no time.

Sony a7c

Black and White Images

In our review, we said:

“We finally have a small, rangefinder-style camera with a full-frame sensor. There is also a bit of a grip that I don’t mind. It has autofocus, and it pairs well with equally small lenses.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Black and White Images

Buy now: $1,798

Fujifilm X-T200

Black and White Images

In our review, we said:

“Pick a film simulation, set your exposure, and off you go. It’s fun, it’s liberating, and the images straight from the camera will amaze you every time. The highlight control, the detail in shadows, noise control, and the contrast are all on point. The X-T200 is a JPEG marvel.

Brett Day – Gear Editor
Black and White Images

Buy now: $699

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.