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The Battle Of Mirrorless Cameras

What may eventually become DSLR replacements

Nicole Billitz
The Battle Of Mirrorless Cameras© 2019 Olympus

By using an interchangeable lens mount, mirrorless cameras offer the flexibility of DSLRs, but in a smaller, lighter package - with nearly the same quality.

Olympus released the new E-M5 Mark II, the newest member of the OM-D family, which is arguably the best mirrorless camera on the market. Capturing 16 megapixel images, it has a fast TruPic VII image processor, 10.4 frames per second continuous shooting, a low ISO 100 setting, and a high 1/8000 shutter speed. With a 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder that adjusts brightness based on the situation, the E-M5 is cool and smart. It also has a weather-sealed frame and has a flip-out touchscreen. It has a High-Resolution Shot mode, which means the camera takes eight shots and then combines them into one large 40 megapixel image. Unfortunately it only supports 1080 pixel full HD videos.

Nikon, not to be outdone, just released the new 1 J5 which boasts a 20.8 megapixel snapper, along with a 1-inch image sensor, a Expeed 5A image processor, 20 frames per second continuous shooting, and ISO 160-12800. It also has built-in WiFi and built-in NFC to compare with your mobile devices.

It has a 3-inch LCD touchscreen, and it flips a full 180-degrees. It also even records at 4K. However, it only records 15 frames per second, where 24, 25, 30 and even 60 fps is much more normal. 15 fps is basically useless 4K video, which means the entire camera is not going to be capturing any videos. 

On paper, it's clear that the new Nikon is making huge waves for mirrorless cameras, but we will wait for the reviews to come out before we make our final call.

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