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Go Mirrorless

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DSLR cameras are still the pioneers when it comes to photography, and while professionals still prefer using them, the quality of mirrorless cameras is slowly improving entering the DSLR territory. Mirrorless cameras are not only improving on providing a great picture quality, but are also comparatively smaller, offer faster focusing speeds and along with that, manufacturers also provide a good range of interchangeable lenses. So, why not?

A mirrorless might not completely replace a DSLR, but here are some affordable mirrorless cameras that can definitely give a mid-ranged DSLR a run for its money.

Sony Alpha 6000

The Alpha 6000 from Sony is a great little performer and comes with an APS-C sensor which is the same size as a mid-ranged DSLR. Despite its small size, the Alpha 6000 is an excellent performer and Sony also provides a decent variety of changeable lenses. It is also one of the fastest shooting mirrorless cameras with frame rates of upto 11 FPS. Price: Rs. 38,000 (Body only)

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon is well known for its DSLRs, but the company started making mirrorless cameras just a couple of years back. The latest offering is the Nikon 1 J4, and while it doesn’t offer a sensor as big as a DSLR, it is still a great mirrorless to get your hands on. Nikon already has about 10-12 supported lenses which makes it’s a great deal. Price: Rs. 23,000 (With 10-30mm lens)

Olympus PEN Lite EPL-6

Olympus offers some of the sturdiest and finest cameras in the market along with an excellent picture quality. A fine example is the PEN Lite EPL-6, which offers a touchscreen display that can be tilted. It comes with a one-inch sensor and if you are looking for a DSLR replacement, this has to be on your list. Price: Rs. 29,000 (With 14-42mm lens)

Fujifilm X-A1

If looks are that you are looking for, then this mirrorless is the one to go for thanks to it’s a retro finish along similar dials that one might find on a DSLR. The X-A1 offers a relatively large APS-C sensor which means great picture quality and with high-ISO sensitivity of 25600, shooting in low light is never an issue.  Price: Rs. 38,990 (Body only)