Mirrorless Camera Reviews & Books

Camera gear, and thus reviews, is typically handled on Thom's sites specific to the type of gear (mirrorless, DSLR, film). Mirrorless camera reviews appear on the sansmirror.com Web site, and for Nikon mirrorless, also on the zsystemuser.com Web site. This page is mostly a pointer to all those reviews. Also, if I have a book for a camera, you'll find a (red) link to that here, as well. 

Mirrorless Camera Reviews

A lot of people want some quick recommendations. Generally I recommend that you stick with the brand of camera you've been using. That said, here are current mirrorless cameras I usually recommend to people:

Crop Sensor (m4/3 and APS-C)

  • Canon — M6 Mark II
  • Fujifilm — X-T4 or X-S10
  • Nikon — Z50
  • OM Digital Systems (Olympus) — E-M10 Mark IV, E-M5 Mark III, or E-M1 Mark II/III
  • Panasonic — G9 or GH5
  • Sony — A6100 or A6400

Why those specific models? They are the best intersections of size/weight, user experience, and performance. Be careful of moving too far upscale with crop sensor, as we now have really good lower-cost full frame models. 

What does Thom use? I'm down to the Z50 and E-M10 Mark IV these days, because I have excellent full frame cameras I mostly use and crop sensor has become all about size/weight versus performance to me. 

Full Frame

  • Canon — R5, R6
  • Nikon — Z5, Z6 II, Z7 II
  • Panasonic — S5
  • Sony — A7 Mark III, A7R Mark III/IV, A9 Mark I/II (haven't tested A1 yet)

Why those specific models? Full frame has moved forward considerably from where it first started, and these eleven models are all arguably excellent performers across a broad range of functions.

What does Thom use? Mostly the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II, as I have a large Nikon lens set (one of the reasons why you should stick with your brand, generally). But I also use a Sony A7R Mark IV and am testing an A1. I really like the R5/R6, but I don't have a Canon lens set to take advantage of those bodies and I can't contemplate building another duplicative lens set.

Looking for gear-specific information? Check out our other Web sites:
DSLRS: dslrbodies.com | mirrorless: sansmirror.com | Z System: zsystemuser.com | film SLR: filmbodies.com

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