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Mirrorless Systems For You


How to build a mirrorless system as your primary outfit for nature photography

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MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
Camera Sensor Format Normal
ISO
Range
EVF Monitor Max. FPS* Built-In Flash Dimensions Weight Price**
Canon EOS M 18.0 MP CMOS APS-C 100-12,800 None 3.0-in. 1040K-dot 4.3 (1.7) No 4.3x2.6x1.3 in. 9.2 oz. $799**
Fujifilm X-Pro1 16.3 MP X-Trans APS-C 200-6400 Hybrid 3.0-in.1230K-dot 6 No 5.5x3.2x1.7 in. 14.1 oz. $1,699
Fujifilm X-E1 16.3 MP X-Trans APS-C 200-6400 OLED 2.8-in. 460K-dot 6 Yes 5.1x2.9x1.5 in. 10.6 oz. $999
Nikon 1 J2 10.1 MP CMOS CX 100-3200 No 3.0-in. 921K-dot 60 (10) Yes 4.2x2.4x1.2 in. 8.4 oz. $549**
Nikon 1 V2 14.2 MP CMOS CX 160-6400 Yes 3.0-in. 921K-dot 60 (10) Yes 4.2x3.2x1.8 in. 9.8 oz. $799
Olympus OM-D E-M5 16.1 MP Live MOS m43 200-25,600 Yes 3.0-in. 610K-dot^ 9 (4.2) Incl. acc. 4.8x3.5x1.7 in. 13.0 oz. $999
Olympus PEN E-P3 12.3 MP Live MOS m43 200-12,800 Optional 3.0-in. 614K-dot 3 (3) Yes 4.8x2.7x1.4 in. 11.3 oz. $899
Olympus PEN E-PL5 16.1 MP Live MOS m43 200-25,600 Optional 3.0-in. 460K-dot^ 8 (3.6) Incl. acc. 4.4x2.5x1.5 in. 9.8 oz. $649
Olympus PEN E-PM2 16.1 MP Live MOS m43 200-25,600 Optional 3.0-in. 460K-dot 8 (3.6) Incl. acc. 4.3x2.5x1.3 in. 7.9 oz. $599
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 16.1 MP Live MOS m43 200-12,800 OLED 3.0-in. 640K-dot^^ 6 (4) Yes 5.2x3.7x3.2 in. 16.6 oz. $1,299
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 16.0 MP Live MOS m43 160-12,800 Optional 3.0-in. 460K-dot 4.2 (3) Yes 4.6x2.7x1.6 in. 9.6 oz. $469
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 16.1 MP Live MOS m43 160-12,800 Yes 3.0-in. 920K-dot^^ 6 (3.7) Yes 4.7x3.3x2.8 in. 12.2 oz. $699
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 12.1 MP Live MOS m43 160-6400 No 3.0-in. 920K-dot 4 (3) Yes 4.2x2.6x1.5 in. 7.9 oz. $519**
Pentax K-01 16.3 MP CMOS APS-C 100-12,800 No 3.0-in. 921K-dot 6 Yes 4.8x3.1x2.3 in. 16.9 oz. $629
Pentax Q10 12.4 MP CMOS 1/2.3-in. 100-6400 Acc. optcl. 3.0-in. 460K-dot 5 Yes 4.0x2.3x1.3 in. 6.4 oz. $599
Ricoh GXR A16 24-85 16.2 MP CMOS APS-C 200-3200 Optional 3.0-in. 920K-dot 4 Yes 4.5x2.9x3.9 in. 18.0 oz. $799
Samsung NX20 20.3 MP CMOS APS-C 100-12,800 Yes 3.0-in. 614K-dot 8 (3) Yes 4.8x3.5x1.6 in. 12.0 oz. $999
Samsung NX210 20.3 MP CMOS APS-C 100-12,800 No 3.0-in. 614K-dot 8 (3) No 4.6x2.5x1.4 in. 7.8 oz. $899
Samsung NX1000 20.3 MP CMOS APS-C 100-12,800 No 3.0-in. 920K-dot 8 (3) No 4.5x2.5x1.5 in. 7.8 oz. $549
Sony NEX-7 24.3 MP CMOS APS-C 100-16,000 OLED 3.0-in. 921K-dot^ 10 (2.5) Yes 4.7x2.6x1.7 in. 10.3 oz. $1,199
Sony NEX-6 16.1 MP CMOS APS-C 100-25,600 OLED 3.0-in. 921K-dot^ 10 (3) Yes 4.7x2.6x1.7 in. 10.1 oz. $849
Sony NEX-5R 16.1 MP CMOS APS-C 100-25,600 Optional 3.0-in. 921K-dot^ 10 (3) Incl. acc. 4.4x2.3x1.5 in. 7.7 oz. $649
Sony NEX-F3 16.1 MP CMOS APS-C 200-16,000 Optional 3.0-in. 921K-dot^ 5.5 Yes 4.6x2.6x1.6 in. 9.0 oz. $599**
Note: APS-C sensor measures approximately 23.6x15.6mm; m43—17.3x13.0mm; CX (1-in.)—13.2x8.8mm; 1/2.3-in.—6.2x4.6mm
*Maximum frames per second at full resolution; focus locked at first frame. (Max. frame rate with AF in parentheses.)
**Indicates estimated street price with kit lens; otherwise, estimated street price is for body only.
^Indicates tilt monitor
^^Indicates tilt/swivel monitor

Mirrorless Camera System Accessories
Third-party lens makers like Sigma and Tamron offer options for several mirrorless mounts. You can get microphones for video shooting, flash units and adapters to further expand your options. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for NEX cameras; Novoflex Nikon to Micro 4/3rds adapter; Olympus flash; Sony HVL-F20S flash for NEX cameras; Sony Compact Stereo Microphone; Sigma 19mm F/2.8 EX DN and 30mm F/2.8 EX DN for NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

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