Five Fantastic Mirrorless Cameras That Deserve More Attention

Canon cameras - Eos RP

These Mirrorless cameras are better than many people would have you believe, and they’re competitively priced too.

Visit any site on the web or any mainstream YouTube channel, and you’ll see that most will sing the praises of any flagship camera. You’ll also find that unless a camera is a flagship, they’re often written off and aren’t given a fair chance. We don’t do that here at The Phoblographer. We give every camera a fair shake. If it’s worthy of praise, it will get it. If the camera has shortcomings, we’ll address them. We will never write them off just because. In this roundup, we’ll focus on five cameras that were considered “dead on arrival” to many. We, however, see the value in them and gave them honest reviews. These Mirrorless cameras have seriously flown under the radar, and we think they deserve more attention. Find out what cameras we’re talking about after the break.

Canon EOS M6 Mk II

Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“The Canon EOS M6 Mk II is a camera that delivers fantastic image quality. I adore it. At the moment, Capture One doesn’t support the RAW files, and so we didn’t test those out. However, these JPEGs are images that I’m more than happy with. If you’re the type of photographer to simply just be satisfied with what you get out of the camera because YOU KNOW HOW TO SHOOT IN THE FIRST PLACE, then you’ll really like the Canon M6 Mk II.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $849

Panasonic S5

Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“The same 24MP sensor is in nearly every full-frame camera. They’re all made by Sony. Photographers know and love this sensor. It’s incredibly capable and balanced in many ways. The high ISO output is solid while delivering decent details.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $1,697.99

Canon EOS RP

Mirrorless Cameras

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.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Canon cameras - EOS RP

Buy now: $999

Pro Tip: These Mirrorless cameras might be underdogs, but that doesn’t mean they have to be treated as such. Keep these Mirrorless cameras nice and clean, and not only will they perform at high levels, but they’ll also do so for a long time. Wipe them down whenever you use them. Every couple of weeks, give them a deeper clean.

Leica TL2

Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“At the price point, I feel it’s a very fair purchase. Is it above all the other cameras in pricing, like those from Fujifilm and Sony? Yes. But there are features about it that make it justifiable.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $2,295 with lens

Olympus OMD EM1 III

Mirrorless Cameras

In our review, we said:

“We took the Olympus OMD EM1 III into the sand, saltwater, and this product shoot. It survived and kept clicking. We’re very impressed with the build quality of the camera. It’s also rated to IPx1. If you’re curious about what an IP rating is, then know that this camera can take dripping water vertically, and it’s protected from impact with objects more substantial than 50mm.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
Mirrorless Cameras

Buy now: $1,599

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.