The 5 Best Mirrorless Cameras for Enthusiastic Photographers

If you’re passionate about photography and ready to take things up a notch, you need to see these cameras for enthusiastic photographers.

Now is a great time to buy a dedicated camera. Over the last year or so, entry-level cameras for enthusiastic photographers have been flooding the market. Now, just because we say ‘entry-level,’ don’t for one second think you’ll be giving anything up. The Mirrorless cameras we’ve listed after the break are bursting at the seams with technology. They’re perfect for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. The best part is that these cameras are incredibly affordable. If you’re an enthusiastic photographer and want a camera that will wow you, check out these five options.

Fujifilm XS10

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In our review, we said:

“The Fujifilm XS10 is the Fujifilm camera for the masses. It’s for those who are thinking about stepping up from their smartphone. It’s for enthusiasts who want a camera that’s easy to use. This camera is for photographers who were put off with Fujifilm’s usual vintage-style controls and dials. The Fujifilm XS10 is an entry-level camera with more bells and whistles, like IBIS, than the competition. The XS10 is certainly a compelling option because of the great image quality, fantastic handling, and price.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $999

Nikon Z50

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In our review, we said:

“Now, I have to say that the Nikon Z50 has blown my mind when it comes to high ISO performance. I was shooting ISO 6400 for fun and had no concerns about image quality. Then I shot at ISO 12,800 for fun and had no concerns about image quality; I even shot at ISO 25,600 and was stunned at the amount of detail the images were retaining. Will you see some color noise as these high ISOs? Yes, of course, but just behold the glory of high ISO images from the Nikon Z50.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $856.95

Canon EOS RP

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In our review, we said:

“There is a lot to like the Canon EOS RP. It’s a simple and fun camera if you’re more inclined to the world of automation. But even so, with the right settings and a bit of patience, it can be a great camera in the hands of someone who has a creative vision. You’ll just need to take your time with it. The Canon EOS RP is also really, stupidly affordable. With a full-frame sensor at the heart, it’s going to appeal to anyone that says, “Oh well, full-frame is better.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $999

Pro Tip: Any of the cameras listed here will serve enthusiastic photographers well. They’re speedy, feature-packed, and produce great images. However, not all of these Mirrorless cameras offer weather sealing. If you want to shoot in the rain or snow, pick up one of these weatherproof camera covers. Quickly slip it over your camera and lens when needed, and you’ll be able to make photographs no matter what Mother Nature is doing.

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark III

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In our review, we said:

“All things considered, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a solid performer. While it may not have the latest and greatest tech under the hood, the sum of all of its parts culminates in a pleasant shooting experience overall. The EM5 Mark III’s autofocus is quick and accurate, the weather resistance is top-notch, and the image stabilization is arguably one of the best in the industry.”

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Buy now: $999

Sony a6100

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In our review, we said:

“The a6100 will suit those who want a small camera they can pair with a pancake lens and can slip into their pocket to capture everyday moments. The a6100, when paired with a lens like the Sony 70-350mm f4.5-6.3 G OSS, will also provide photographers with a rig that’s more than capable of capturing sports, nature, and wildlife photography. If you like capturing any of those genres and you’re on a budget, you need to keep this camera on your radar.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $748

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.