Top Mirrorless Cameras of 2018


Hey B&H viewers this is our list of the top
mirrorless cameras from 2018. But before we get started make sure to subscribe. really easy to do just click right down there
at the bottom. The Fuji GFX 50R Boasting a 50-megapixel imaging
sensor and rangefinder styling. The 50R is the most compact and easy-to-use
digital medium format from Fuji. The lens system is incredibly comprehensive
with more options coming in 2019. The Nikon Z series! Now putting two cameras together is kind of
cheating but Nikon’s long-awaited entries into the digital full-frame market are poised
to reimagine their place in the photo and video industry. With its 46-megapixel imaging sensor the Z7
is an outstanding choice for portrait and landscape photographers. While the more conservative 24-megapixel chip
in the Z6 offers the perfect balance of resolution, speed and light sensitivity in both photo
and video production. The Leica M10-D. Analog spirit in a digital
world. A digital camera without a screen? The pure minimalist design of the M10-D is
something that only Leica could produce. And it’s lack of a screen provides a pure
imaging platform. It has the latest tech including a 24-megapixel
full frame CMOS sensor. Leica processor and built-in Wi-Fi for use
with the photos app. Also new is a thumb rest shaped like a film
advance lever. This gives it a truly analog look and feel. Stabilized with the Fuji XH-1. Fujifilm is among the most prolific manufacturers
this year. And you could almost be forgiven for getting
that they released a new APS-C flagship with the XH-1. Yes, the camera has a 25% thicker magnesium
alloy body. Whisper quiet shutter and a host of boosted
video and stills chops. The main advancement here is the first in-body
stabilization system on the X-Series. Firmware updates will see the XH-1 compensating
for over 5-stops of handshake. With a focus on video The Panasonic GH5S. Long regarded in the industry for creating
mirrorless cameras with pro video chops. Panasonic took things a step further with
the release of the GH5S. A new sensor and upgraded features with the
familiar micro 4/3 form factor made this model a serious competitor for the best 4K mirrorless
on the market. DCI 4K at 60fps, in-camera 10-bit recording
options, ultra low-light performance with a 10-megapixel sensor, BNC timecode. This thing is tailor made for pro video productions
and it shows. The new basic model? Sony a7 III. Yeah, the a7 III is a stellar camera for both
photographers and filmmakers. The 24-megapixel model becomes the new basic
per Sony’s marketing even though on the spec sheet, it’s anything but. A 24-megapixel backside illuminated sensor,
693-point hybrid AF system, UHD 4K with HLG and S-Log 3. 10 frames per second shooting, ISO of 204,800. In body stabilization–the list goes on and
on and on. With all of these features and a lens catalog
that’s constantly evolving, this camera is anything but basic. Upgrades for everything with the Fuji X-T3. It may look quite similar to its predecessor,
but everything under the hood is new with the Fuji X-T3. Starts with the brand new, 26-megapixel APS-C
XTRANS backside illuminated CMOS sensor. Camera has an insane, 2.16-million-point phase
detection auto focus system. An extended ISO of 80-51200. 30fps shooting in sport mode. And you can’t forget about video either. This is Fujifilm’s best yet with internal
4K60 recording and internal F-log 10-bit, 4:2:0 sampling. Vloggers delight! The Canon EOS M50 is an excellent choice for
amateur photographers or vloggers looking to pick up a serious camera. Now the M50 becomes Canon’s first mirrorless
to feature 4K recording. Add an industry-leading dual pixel CMOS AF
and a flip-out screen. And you have a lightweight camera perfect
for documentary work and YouTubing. The M50 is also a great stills shooter. With a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and plenty
of supporting features. A whole new system with the Canon EOS R. Someone
really stepped on the gas in Canon’s mirrorless development team. As the company launched their first, full-frame
mirrorless body. The RF mount and its first wave of lenses
including A brand-new, 50mm f1.2, an impressive 28-70mm f/2. Provide incredible performance and industry
leading specs. Customizable control rings, touch and swipe
controls, other intuitive control features are setting up a new system. That’s poised to push beyond what we previously
expected from a mirrorless camera. Fujifilm XT-100. Small, lightweight and capable. The XT-100 is one of the most fun to use cameras
we’ve tested this year. There’s nothing quite like Fuji’s film simulations. They are terrific for both photo and video. The standout feature here Is the new flip-out
LCD screen. From low-angle photography to vlogging, this
opens up so many possibilities. Looking forward to 2019. We’re excited to test out Panasonic’s
S1 and S1R. The first full-frame 35mm photo/video hybrids
from the company. Partnered with Leica and Sigma, the system
is sure to launch with some powerful optics. Zeiss is also entering the premium full-frame
market with the fixed lens ZX-1. Minimalist to the core, the ZX-1 looks to
be like no-nonsense tool for the discerning photographer on-the-go. In the medium format space, Fuji will release
a 100-megapixel GFX camera. Now, no official name is been given yet, but
I can’t wait to give the new GFX a run-in studio and out. So, what was your favorite mirrorless camera
in 2018? Let us know in the comments below. For more on mirrorless and all things imaging,
visit B&H. I’m photographer David Flores, see you next
time.

22 thoughts on “Top Mirrorless Cameras of 2018

  1. I find it outrageous that once again the panasonic G 9 doesn't get the recognition it so richly deserves – and yes, before you ask, i do have one…

  2. Everybody is like, what about "this" camera, what about "that" camera? And I'm like, what about fixing your collar. lol : ) Thanks for doing this video, this helps with my choice for a camera.

  3. My favorite camera of 2018 is the Lumix G9. It has the video and photo qualities I needed for low light photo/video so I can do my adventure TY videos in 4K hand held.

  4. Thanks B&H for trying to convince me buying a lot of cameras and lenses. I ended up this year with Sony A7iii, and I couldn't resist A7Rii on sale. I also got Fuji X-T100, and X-T2. I resisted buying X-T3, because in my testing it was pretty much identical to X-T2. I've also got close to two dozen lenses.
    Now, I'm looking at my climate controlled Ruggard cabinet filled with all that equipment and thinking to myself, why the heck I bought all that. Only two cameras see the actual use. The A7iii is by far the best rounded camera and probably get used 90% of the time, and X-T100 is used another 10% when I want something really small and casual. The rest is a waste of money.

  5. I am curious why there was such mention of all of the new Fuji offering but not even a single one for Olympus? BTW: All of the 5 point ibis systems in these cameras are using the Olympus system. They were also one of the first for mirror-less. -Jeff

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