Do you like photography? Do you want to take your camera everywhere to immortalize the best moments of your life but without carrying too much weight? Are you looking for a new camera that suits your needs?
If you have answered yes to these questions, the perfect solution may be to buy a camera without a mirror. Yes, without a mirror, EVIL, mirrorless … everything comes to an end in the same idea: a camera with smaller dimensions than an SLR, but with an equally large sensor, ability to change lenses and with a very good image quality.
In today’s article, we bring you a selection to serve as a guide when assessing what your next EVIL camera can be.
Why Should I Buy an EVIL Camera?
Surely we agree that if you ask this question is because you really know that you like photography and feel the imperative need to take the camera with you everywhere to portray what happens around you. No matter how convenient the mobile phone is for taking photographs since we always carry it in our pocket, there are certain situations in which it falls short. Before them, if we look for a very good quality, an EVIL camera can be the perfect solution for these cases.
But where does the name of EVIL come from? From the acronym Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lenses , which basically emphasizes highlighting its ability to exchange objectives just like a reflex camera does, and that they do not have a mirror. Let’s see what are its most notable advantages.
- They have a smaller size and weight than the reflex cameras, which makes them very comfortable to transport.
- They have automatic modes, but also manual and semi-manual modes like an SLR does.
- Having no mirror (and therefore the movement of this at the time of shooting) reduce the trepidation and gain stability.
- We have the possibility to exchange objectives .
- The sensor of many of the EVIL cameras are usually Micro Four Thirds, but some models use the APS-C or even Full Frame sensors.
- They are very flirty. Its design is very careful and we will fall in love at a glance.
Is it what I need?
EVIL cameras become a very attractive option to consider, but to whom is this type of camera aimed? Well, people who like photography and demand in their images ahigher quality than the mobile camera or a compact camera can offer.
And will not it be better to buy an SLR? Yes and no. First ask yourself the following questions: why do you need it? And what use are you going to give it? If you are looking for a camera to take with you to your trips, you buy a SLR camera and in the end you end up leaving it at the hotel because with all the equipment you carry it is too heavy to take it on your trips, then of course these cameras are your best option.
Like everything, rather than looking for what is better or worse, let’s try to find out what it is we need to find the best camera for us in particular.
And without more, we go with the list of EVIL cameras, although not without mentioning that they are not all that they are, nor are all of them. This is intended to be a guide, not to cover all the EVIL cameras on the market , which are many and of very good quality. The order in which the cameras are presented is merely from lowest to highest price.
A camera with a great price – quality ratio. It’s small and perfect to take it everywhere. Its sensor is APS-C 16.3 megapixels, like that of some of its older sisters, so the image quality that gives us as you can imagine is quite good.
It has a 3-inch high-definition flip-up screen, it has an integrated flash, and thanks to its Wi-Fi function we can transfer our camera images to the phone in an instant. Its controls are very comfortable and intuitive to operate and its noise level is incredibly low.
The camera also offers us a series of artistic filters to explore all our creativity, and also allows us to record videos in Full HD .
Sony ALPHA – 5100
With a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor , this Sony 5100 becomes an option to consider. It has an excellent noise reduction, a hybrid auto-focus with phase detection of 179 points, a flip-up screen that will allow us to get perfect self-portraits and has Wi-Fi and NFC connection to share our images quickly with family and friends.
Thanks to your Eye AF automatic focus your subjects will always be focused. You can shoot bursts of up to 6 frames per second , have built-in flash and record videos in Full HD quality .
Sony ALPHA 6000
This Sony shares many features with its little sister, the Alpha 5100. As notable differences, we highlight that its maximum continuous shooting speed increases from 6 frames per second to 11, and allows you to see the full picture, as well as on your screen folding, in its electronic viewfinder Tru-Finder OLED with a faithful reproduction of colors and high contrast, very useful for certain occasions.
Panasonic Lumix GX80
A small camera but with very good features that will make it your perfect travel companion. With Micro Four Thirds system and a very attractive design aims to attract the attention of lovers of photography.
It has a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, integrated electronic viewfinder, as well as a folding and tactile screen. It offers a fast and precise approach that can achieve bursts of up to 8 frames per second, in addition to its attractive “4k Photos” and “Post Focus” modes.
It has a 5-axis dual stabilization system that can also be coordinated with the objectives stabilization system, it also has WI-FI to share our images, integrated flash and record incredible videos in 4k quality.
This Samsung NX500 is a light camera , with good ergonomics, has intuitive controls,folding and touch screen, and also looks very attractive.
The camera has an APS-C sensor of 28 megapixels , a very good performance with high ISO, and also has a hybrid auto-focus system, by phase and contrast. It reaches a maximum shooting speed of up to 9 frames per second, has NFC connectivity, Wi-Fiand Bluetooth, which is very useful to share our images. And for lovers of video, it allows us to record with quality in 4k , something can certainly be very attractive.
Nikon is also inside the evil camera sector. This particular model is quite compact, which makes it a very portable camera and perfect to carry it with us, and also its design is quite attractive.
It has a CMOS sensor of 20.8 megapixels , 3-inch screen tiltable up to 180º and touch, has different dials to enjoy its control as we would with a SLR, has built-in flash and records video in 4k (limited to 15 frames per second). In addition, it has an amazing burst of up to 20 frames per second with continuous autofocus and connectivity via Wi-fi and NFC.
Panasonic Lumix G7
This camera is the little sister of the well-known GH4, and a very good bet from Panasonic. If something catches our attention is its ability to record video with 4k quality at an affordable price. And the 4k gives us a lot, and not only video lovers, since the camera offers us the possibility of extracting from them, images of up to 8 megapixels of high quality.
Light, with an intuitive and comfortable controls layout and always ready so you do not miss any time. It has Wi-Fi , a high-speed autofocus system, a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor , a flip-up and touch screen and an OLED electronic viewfinder.
In addition, as a curiosity, with its latest update the camera has incorporated the “Post-Focus ” function, to be able to adjust the focus of our images once done, something that although it is not a tool to use continuously, can be very useful for certain situations, and become a point in favor of this model.
Olympus E-M10 II
In addition to having a very attractive design and being quite light, is Olympus has a simple operation, an impressive 5-axis stabilization system, and can be connected via Wi-Fi to share our images quickly.
It is interesting its ability to record videos in slow motion , as well as the possibility of doing timelapses in 4k . It has a flip-up and touch screen, a quality OLED electronic viewfinder, and has a sensor that is 16.1 megapixels . It is really a very good camera of reduced size to take with us everywhere.
Olympus E-M5 Mark II
This model of Olympus already exceeds the barrier of € 1,000, but we can not fail to mention it because this light camera offers us a really good quality and performance.
Like its little sister, it has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a powerful 5-axis stabilization system so that even in low light situations our images can be seen clearly without using a tripod, and with our videos we can follow the action without having to use an external stabilizer.
It is light and also has a sealed body , to be resistant to dust, splashes and freezing, something that can be useful if we take photos in our most extreme trips.
It has a folding and tactile screen, electronic quality viewfinder, Wi-Fi connectivity,record videos in Full HD quality and even a 40M high resolution shooting mode , to get images in RAW format up to 63.7 megapixels.
Canon EOS M5
Canon also has its place inside the cameras without a mirror, and has recently presented us with this model. It is not one of the most economical options, but let’s see what the evil of the Canon surprises us with.
The first impression we have of her is that her body reminds us of SLRs. It has a high-quality OLED integrated electronic viewfinder , a 3.2-inch folding and touch screen, and the camera has a 5-axis stabilization system integrated into the body. Its sensor is 24-megapixel CMOS , has a burst of up to 9 shots per second with fixed focus and records videos in Full HD quality. In addition, it also incorporates different connectivity modes : Wi-fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
Undoubtedly, this Fujifilm model that also belongs to the high range of evil cameras, is an option to consider. It has a sealed and resistant body , a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor, a quality OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch flip-up screen. Its maximum shooting speed is 8 frames per second, it records videos with Full HD quality, it has a very fast focusing system and it also has Wi-Fi connectivity .
Sony ALPHA 7 II
And to finish, we mentioned this little gem. This Sony belongs to the high-end, you only have to see its price to check, but the quality of the image it offers and the benefits it gives us, make this camera a good option to consider.
This Sony model has a full-frame CMOS sensor (yes, you’ve read it right: full frame) and 24.3 megapixels. Its stabilization system is 5 axes , like the versions of Olympus that we have cited. Its hybrid approach system is fast and high performance, it can shoot at 5 frames per second and record video in Full HD, and all this being a light and easy to use camera.
It has a folding screen and a high quality electronic viewfinder with hardly any delay, and allows to work with high ISO values thanks to its good noise treatment in the image. Even so, its older sister, the Sony ALPHA 7S , will offer us some more obvious features that will differentiate it from models of other similar brands in features and at better prices.
So here is our list. Most of them should be noted that you can find them available in various colors for you to choose the one you like the most, although that may affect the final price. Of course, this is a list, but there are many other very good and competitive models in the market.
What you must keep in mind, is that you already have the first, the last or another EVIL camera model that has not been reflected in the article, what really matters is that you make photos and enjoy it.
Do you have another EVIL camera model that I have not mentioned? Share with us your opinion about it.