What Camera Should I Buy? Use Our Camera Guide To Find The Answer - Will A Mirrorless Camera Be A Better Option?

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I Want DSLR Quality Without The Bulk/Weight 

Sony Alpha A7 Mark III

 

Mirrorless Positives 

If size is important to you, then have a look at a mirrorless (compact system camera), with interchangeable lenses, and sensor sizes up to full-frame. As there's no mirror, the overall size/weight of the camera is much smaller/lighter than a DSLR but you don't lose image quality as you do when switching to a compact camera or smartphone. You also get advanced controls, RAW shooting, 4K video and other features found in DSLRs. 

You can use the rear LCD screen to compose your images, which will be much familiar for compact camera users, or you can use the viewfinder but not everyone is a fan of them as they're electronic, something we'll cover next. 

Pros: Size, weight, live view, cool-looking 

 

Mirrorless Negatives 

The less expensive mirrorless models don't have viewfinders which won't suit everyone but you can get electronic viewfinders for the more expensive options. Electronic viewfinders are fine but not everyone gets on with them saying they're not as good as the optical viewfinders found on DSLRs. 

Lens choices are good but not as vast as what's out there for DSLRs. However, that's not to say options are small and they do continue to grow. 

 

Mirrorless Prices & Choices

You can choose between a compact and affordable camera (around £500), or go for a premium model with prices up to around £4000+.

Click the links below to find the best Mirrorless cameras currently available:

 

Our Recommendation: Sony Alpha A7 Mark III

Sony Alpha A7 Mark III

The Sony Alpha A7 Mark III, on specifications alone, offers everything you could possibly want from a camera, including low noise at higher ISO speeds, high-speed continuous shooting, rapid focus, and numerous focus points. 

Thankfully the camera also performs as well - with excellent image quality, thanks to reliable exposure, excellent lenses, great dynamic range and rapid focus performance. High-quality 4K video recording is just icing on the cake.

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