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5 Best Affordable Mirrorless Cameras for Beginners

5 Best Affordable Mirrorless Cameras for Beginners

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As technology continues to grow, the rising popularity of mirrorless cameras for numerous reasons. Their photo and video quality is unmatched, and paired up with their amazing autofocus and interchangeable lenses. A mirrorless camera is a bit different from DSLRs. Hence the name, it lacks a mirror reflex optical viewfinder. Light passes through the lens straight into the image sensor.

The benefit using mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter yet still gives you some previews through your lens. The quality really demolishes any old-fashioned pocket camera. It’s a nice balance between a traditional smaller-sized digital camera and quality of a DSLR. For those wanting try this kind of simple camera, these are 5 best mirrorless cameras for entry-level photographer and also easy on your wallet.

1. Nikon 1 J5 (Rp 4.888.000)
The first Nikon appearance is quite surprising considering they dominate the DSLR market. For mirrorless cameras, it’s a bit different, however this is by far their best model for starters. Aside from the sleek look, the affordable mirrorless 1 J5 is also praised for its easy controls, overall camera quality, and speed of the processor. Here are the specs: 20.8 MP CX Format BSI CMOS image sensor, relatively powerful EXPEED 5A processor and ISO that can be expanded up to 12,800, as well as video function take high-quality full hd 1080p clips with ease.

The size is also relatively convenient and compact. There is a shutter button that will help you take up to 20 photos in sequence. On the other hand, the autofocus lets you take as much as 60 frames in a second. The large tilting touchscreen will allow you to easily browse through the menu and use all the different options this camera has to offer.

2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 (Rp 4.799.000)


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Panasonic has introduced the Lumix GF8, as an emphasis on selfie-friendly features. It continues to offer the GF7's 16MP Four Thirds sensor, 1080/60p video and built-in Wi-Fi, but wraps it all up in your choice of a pink, silver, brown or orange leather-like finish.

Not only does the GF8's 3" 1.04M-dot touchscreen tilt upward 180° to take the guesswork out of self-portraits, the camera offers a 'Soft Skin' mode that can be combined with Panasonic's Creative Control filters such as Retro or High Key. Beautification does not stop at image capture though. The Lumix GF8 offers a new 'Beauty Retouch' function to clear up skin texture, whiten teeth and add makeup. The appeal of these features to women, but don't feel left out gentlemen, the silver and brown versions of the camera have plenty of 'unisex' appeal. The GF8 also comes with 100GB of storage on Google Drive, which adds up to a lot of selfies.

3. Canon EOS M10 (Rp 5.235.000)
Despite being the lightest camera in the series, the portable, user-friendly EOS M10 still manages to maintain the high image quality associated with EOS cameras, including a large 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, providing you not only with portability, but also the ability to easily take photos with large background blur that makes subjects stand out.

 
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The new DIGIC 6 image processor makes it possible to take low-noise, richly-gradated photos of lovely night scenes, or even of culinary delights in restaurants at night. What’s more, the AF is touch-operable, paving the way for more convenient, easy shooting. The fast Hybrid CMOS AF II autofocus system can help you catch even more photographic opportunities. The Self Portrait mode shortcut icon automatically displays when you tilt the LCD monitor 180°, allowing you to activate effects such as the Skin Smoothing effect with just one touch.

4. Fujifilm X-A10 (Rp 5.090.000)
The compact and lightweight mirrorless sports a retro design. The use of two Command Dials means you only need a thumb to quickly adjust aperture, shutter speed and exposure settings. Frequently used functions such as white balance, continuous shooting and the self-timer can be assigned to standalone function buttons, eliminating the need to go through the Menu screens to change settings.


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The FUJIFILM X-A10 combines a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor with the image processing engine that achieves Fujifilm’s excellent photo quality. Sharp FUJINON lenses that boast ultimate image resolution, and the proprietary color-reproduction technology, allows you to capture premium quality images in any shooting conditions. Fujifilm is particularly renowned for accurately reproducing skin tones, and the FUJIFILM X-A10 is built with this advanced skin tone reproduction capability, allowing you to produce high-quality photos.

5. Sony Alpha A5000 (Rp 5.999.000)
The A5000 could very well be the best affordable mirrorless camera for beginners with its 16–50mm retracting lens, 20.1 MP APS-C Exmor HD CMOS sensor, BIONZ X image processor and ISO with a wide range from 100 to 16,000. With all these features, you can count on excellent image quality, especially in low light settings.

 
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Along with some sharp and detailed photos, you can also shoot full HD videos (standard 60i or cinematic 24p frames per second, full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution). A few other highlights include a built-in pop-up Flash, anti-motion blur mode, and the capacity of 420 shots per battery life. Most importantly, this one brings 25 autofocus points for great sharpness and less time to concentrate to help your photo adventures tremendously. Like the others, the 3″ 180 degree tilting touchscreen will give you some easy and intuitive usage various settings and tweaks.