Top 11 Best Mirrorless Compact System Cameras (Ephotozine)
Link: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-11-best-mirrorless-compact-system-cameras-17490?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ephotozine+%28ePHOTOzine%29Top 11 Best Mirrorless Compact System CamerasTop 11 Best Mirrorless Compact System Cameras - ePHOTOzine has spent a lot of time reviewingevery new mirrorless camera available, we let you know which is the best available.Posted: 27th September 2011 MirrorlessCategory: Interchangeable Lens CameraPrice: £719.00The mirrorless camera market, or compact system camera as most people now call it, is certainlyinteresting, providing DSLR sized sensors, in compact styled cameras, with a much more rapidrefresh cycle, which has seen a number of new cameras introduced each year. Here we highlightthe best of the bunch, starting with Number 1:
1. Panasonic Lumix GH2 - (Joint 1st) - High quality camera designed to look like a Digital SLR,with a more compact size and excellent handling. Lots of external controls. 5fps shooting, ultrafast focusing, popular for video use with Full HD recording. The Penasonic Lumix GH2 is availablefor £ 1039 with 14-140mm lens.2. Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 - (Joint 1st) - Compact, stylish, high quality images, high speedfocusing, swivel screen, mode dial, 5.5fps shooting. The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 is availablefor £ 510 with kit lens.3. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 (Joint 1st) - Even more compact and stylish with high qualityimages, high speed focusing, and 5.5fps shooting. The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 is availablefor £ 445 with kit lens.
4. Olympus PEN E-P3 (Joint 2nd) - Premium built, tough metal bodied camera with high qualitytouch screen, high speed focusing, and the ability to change the grip on the camera (officially!).The high price may put some people off, and 3fps continuous shooting is looking a little slowcompared to some of these other mirrorless cameras. The Olympus PEN E-P3 is available for £ 775with kit lens.5. Panasonic Lumix G3 (Joint 2nd) - The Panasonic Lumix G3 is a compact SLR styled camerawith a 16 megapixel sensor, and high resolution 1.44million dot electronic viewfinder and 3 inchswivel touch screen. The Panasonic Lumix G3 is available for £ 488 with kit lens.
6. Sony NEX-5 - (3rd) The NEX-5 has an ultra compact metal body, and full HD video recording,and despite being replaced by the new NEX-5N, the NEX-5 is still worth considering, as it offersexcellent value for money, available for £ 389 with kit lens.7. Samsung NX11 (joint 4th) - 14mp, with sharp images and good image quality, slightly higher
noise than expected considering the APS-C sensor, but the bargain price (around £ 389 with kitlens) and DSLR styling would be good for anyone looking for an outdoor camera.8. Panasonic Lumix GF2 (joint 4th) - Compact, somewhere in between a GF3 and a GF1, theGF2 still features a flash hot-shoe, built in flash, and manual control. The Panasonic Lumix GF2 isavailable for£ 380 with kit lens.9. Sony NEX-C3 (joint 4th) - The Sony NEX-C3 is the latest entry level NEX system, featuring aplastic body and 720p video. The APS-C sized sensor is 16mp. The Sony NEX-C3 is availablefor £ 406 with kit lens makes it one of the cheapest new Sony NEX cameras available.
10. Panasonic Lumix GF3 (5th) - Compact Panasonic - smallest Micro Four Thirds camera withbuilt in flash, and one of the cheapest Panasonic Lumix G cameras available, priced at £ 459 withkit lens.11. Pentax Q (6th) - The smallest sensor of any mirrorless camera, it uses a compact camerasensor, which means it doesnt benefit from the large sensors featured in the other cameras,although it does benefit from small lenses. The price is quite high at £ 599 with kit lens.Dont forget to pick up a bag for it to protect it - have a look at our complete guide to bags. If youwant a memory card for your camera, have a look at our complete guide to memory cards.
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