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The Best Mirrorless Cameras for Creatives

What's it worth for a photographer or filmmaker?

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Mirrorless cameras are the ideal travel, fashion, portrait, and filmmaking camera. Not only do they provide excellent image quality and functionality, but they do so while being lighter and more portable than DSLR cameras. We've compiled a comprehensive and practical guide to the finest mirrorless cameras for travel.

We'll help you decide if a mirrorless camera is right for you, give you tips on how to pick the best mirrorless camera, and share a list of the finest cameras now available at various price points. We also offer ideas on how to get the most out of your new mirrorless camera and how to keep it safe while traveling. Let’s ride.

At A Glance...

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To Know:

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a fantastic hybrid camera with in-body image stabilization, a fully articulating screen, and a long-lasting high-capacity battery that records both still and motion footage. The camera features a 4th generation X-trans CMOS 4 sensor, an X-processor 4, in-body image stabilization, and an ETERNA Bleach Bypass Film Simulation mode. One of the most admired features of the Fujifilm X-T4 is its battery, which CIPA rates at 600 exposures in economy mode, 500 exposures in standard mode, and 480 exposures in boost mode. The camera is perfect for long-lasting photography sessions, ensuring rugged stability for an all-day shoot. Despite its bigger size and weight, the camera remains profitable for professional photographers and vloggers.

What We Love:

COMPACT

With the passage of time, the smallest moments can develop into the most powerful memories – that’s why it’s important to preserve them with the best possible tool.

ALL AROUND ABSOLUTELY VERSATILE FOR ANY OCCASION

At the heart of X-T4 sits the same 26.1-megapixel, back-side illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor that you’ll find in our flagship, professional-level X Series cameras, providing rich colors, wide dynamic range, and outstanding low-light performance.

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS

X-T4 is compatible with Fujifilm’s popular line-up of XF compact prime lenses and the newly released XF27mmF2.8 R WR, which between them can provide a lightweight, durable option for countless situations.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $849.95

Camera Type: Mirrorless

Best For: On-the-fly street sceneries, family photos at any event, friends laughing, dogs playing, backyard sessions, product photography, and whatever else comes to mind. It can do it all!

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Fujifilm

X-T4 Digital Camera (Body Only)

You're a creator looking for the do-everything camera? Chase your creativity with the Fujifilm X-T4 digital camera the ultimate camera for hybrid image makers!

Buy for $1,699.95

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top Of The Line
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To Know:

The Alpha 7C is for creators who demand full-frame quality and performance, but also want a compact lightweight camera they can take anywhere and use for all types of still and video creation. Introducing the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera from Sony, with all the power and performance of a full-frame in a design more akin to APS-C bodies. Thanks to newly developed devices and construction, including a compact electromagnetic-drive shutter mechanism, a compact 5-axis in-body image stabilization unit, and a monocoque magnesium alloy construction, the Alpha 7C redefines the norms of what a full-frame camera can be.

What We Love:

FAST, RELIABLE SENSOR

Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor.

BEAUTIFUL FOR PHOTOS

ISO range of ISO 50 – 204800 and massive 15-stops of dynamic range

FORM FITTED FOR VIDEO

693 focal-plane phase-detection AF points, AI technology with Real-time AF Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for both stills and video.

The Details:

Brand: Sony

Price: $2,099.00

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera Body w/ Kit Lens

Best For: It’s the best hybrid camera for shooting high resolution stills & high quality video.

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Sony

Alpha 7C Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera

Are you a creator who demands full-frame quality and performance, but also wants a compact lightweight camera? The Sony Alpha 7C is a great choice

Buy for $1,799.00

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top Of The Line
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To Know:

The Fujifilm X100V is a one-of-a-kind camera from Fujifilm's X series. Unlike previous X-series cameras, it does not accept interchangeable lenses. Instead, it has a fixed 23mm f/2 lens with a classic focal length for everyday use and street photography, as well as a tiny design that fits easily into a jacket pocket. The X100V is the camera's fifth generation, and it comes with Fujifilm's new 26.1-megapixel X-Trans processor, a new and better lens, and a tilting touchscreen. Although there are some ergonomic enhancements, this is fundamentally the same design that has earned cult status among amateur and professional photographers. It's one of the greatest compact Fujifilm cameras for enthusiasts and one of the best Fujifilm cameras for Fujifilm fans. Although the fixed focal length lens limits it as a travel camera, the tiny chassis allows it to be carried around easily.

What We Love:

INCREDIBLE COLOR TONES

Fuji is no stranger to incredible JPEGs straight from the sensor’s source, making it easy for edits on the fly.

THE LENS

23mm F/2.0 fixed lens works swimmingly for shooting lifestyle imagery since it actually turns into a 35mm equivalent on a full-frame sensor (important to note that the 100V is a cropped mirrorless sensor!).

SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT FROM THE X100F

This lens is a significant upgrade from the design used on previous X100 cameras, while maintaining the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL conversion lenses, and retaining its internal ND filter that now features 4 stops.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $1,399.95

Camera Type: Mirrorless

Lens Used: 23mm F/2.0 Fixed Lens (35mm Equivalent on a Full-Frame Sensor)

Best For: Street scenes, wide-angle portraits, lifestyle images, Instagram sponsored posts, short GIFs made with its video capabilities, and on-the-go captures.

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Fujifilm

X100V Digital Camera

Looking for that perfect street photography camera? The Fujifilm X100V is the perfect compact camera for you with its 23mm lens and great autofocus

Buy for $1,399.00

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top Of The Line

Canon EOS R5


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To Know:

For the outstanding all-around build, quality, and appealing features, this bad boy is quite Canon's next landmark camera. This mirrorless beauty not only dominates every market segment but also features a 45MP sensor with fantastic quality thanks to the revolutionary low-pass filter system, as well as the world's best autofocus tracking system. With a staggering 5,940 AP points for photography and 4,500 for video, it's no surprise that this technological marvel enthralls everyone; mind you, this camera has the same AF system as the EOS 1D X Mark III. Internally store an uncropped 8K Raw footage at up to 29.97 frames per second in 4:2:2 12-bit Canon Log or HDR PQ in both UHD and DCI. This is a performance of cinematic quality. However, the EOS R5 suffers from some recording limitations while filming in both 8K and 4F; firmware has been released to alleviate this issue, but it is unquestionably one of the downsides.

What We Love:

EXCEPTIONAL 8K VIDEO

So good, it’s unruly.

IMAGE QUALITY IS 11/10

Honestly doesn’t get any better than this.

FAST AF

Same AF system as their most expensive Mark III camera.

What We Rate

Skill Level

Just getting started Understands manual settings Shoots regularly Professional

Photo Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Video Quality

Passable Pretty Good Really good Best Out There

Auto Focus

Always hunting It Works It Works Quickly Quick and Locked In

Low Light

Very noisy. Average Clean Crisp And Clean

Battery Life

Sucks Not bad Good Really Good

Rugged Ability

Leave it in the studio Daily Carry Traveler Mountain Goat

Build Quality

Cheap What You’d Expect Solid Top Of The Line

How We Tested

Of course, the ideal camera for you relies entirely on what you want to photograph, but I have gathered and connected with our fantastic Moment Gear Guides team, as we have photographers and creators with varied fields, different types of gear knowledge. Whether you're a beginner, an enthusiast, an influencer, a professional photographer, or a filmmaker — we guarantee there's a Mirrorless Camera for you.

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