Going Pro? Look at These 5 Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

These professional grade Mirrorless cameras are built tough and can do it all.

Are you ready to go pro? If so, you might be wondering if your current camera will be up to the demanding nature of professional photography. Your camera needs to perform in different situations, but it also needs to be as rugged as possible. Fortunately, a handful of professional grade Mirrorless cameras on the market fit this bill perfectly. All the cameras we’ve listed here are well suited to a professional photographer’s demanding role. They boast excellent autofocus systems, and have brilliant sensors that can help capture stunning images. They’re also built like tanks and will take anything you’ll throw at them, and have a great collection of lenses you can pair with them. If you think you need professional grade Mirrorless cameras, these are the five we recommend.

Canon EOS R5 (The Best Camera for All-Around Pro Performance)

Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“It does everything that photographers want it to do. If you want good colors, this camera boasts that ability. Need good dynamic range? The Canon EOS R5 delivers if you just know how to meter a scene. If you’re looking for fantastic autofocus, we can’t find a major fault with the Canon EOS R5 within reason. The camera can take so much abuse and keep snapping images. Not only is the camera reliable, but it’s also very capable. I’d gladly make it my main camera.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $3,899

Sony A9 II (For Professional Sports and Wildlife Photographers)

Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“The Sony a9 II is honestly one of the most impressive cameras I have used to date. The sheer amount of tech and wizardry in this camera is enough to blow anyone’s mind. If you pick one of these cameras up, you’re going to get unmatched autofocus performance, great overall image quality, class-leading connectivity options, and one of the most comfortable cameras to use for long periods that Sony has produced.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $4,498

Pro Tip: Using professional grade Mirrorless cameras is one thing. Getting from point A to point B safely is a completely different story. If you plan on going pro, you need to look the part and protect your gear. Check out our camera bags review section. There, you’ll find one of the largest databases of camera bag reviews on the web. You might not think the camera bag you use is important, but believe us when we say it can be everything.

Fujifilm GFX 50R (For Landscape and Portrait Photographers)

Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm GFX 50R is almost a perfect camera. This is truly the first viable medium format camera designed to not be used in the studio. The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a camera that is meant to be out there with you. This is reflected in the autofocus, the size, the weight, the overall philosophy behind the camera, and the feel. This is by far Fujifilm’s best camera thus far.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $4,498

Leica SL2s (For Documentarians and Photojournalists)

Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“By and large, the Leica SL2s is the most rugged camera on the market for a working journalist: there’s no question about that one. It’s incredibly reliable, and I know that I’d be able to use it in any weather or environmental situation. It feels good in the hand. You’re getting a solid menu system, the lenses are wonderful, and best of all, the high ISO images are super clean. Again, the Leica SL2s gave us the cleanest ISO 6400 prints from a 24MP full-frame sensor we’ve seen so far. Personally speaking, this is a camera that I’d want to have with me everywhere.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $4,895

Olympus OMD EM1X (For Professionals Who Need Ultimate Durability

Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“The Olympus OMD EM1X has fantastic image stabilization, class-leading durability, some of the best ergonomics that I’ve ever held for a mirrorless camera, and a bevy of lenses for the photojournalist to use for work.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Professional Grade Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $1,999

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.