The Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2016

Tom’s Guides just published their Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2016 and Sony holds 3 of the top slots.

Our favorite mirrorless camera for beginners is the Sony a6000, which costs just under $600, yet shoots at a blazing-fast 11 fps, takes great pictures in all conditions, and has a compact body. More advanced photographers might prefer its successor, the Sony a6300 ($1,149), which takes even better photos in low light, and can record video in 4K. If you want to wait—and splurge a bit more—Sony has also announced the a6500 ($1,400), which also has 5-axis image stabilization. Regardless of which one you choose, you should check out our guide for taking great pictures with the a6000 and a6300.

With a new and notable shoutout for the just announced a6500 I covered last month in NYC. Of the 3 the list, I’d recommend the A7 II, just as Tom’s does, for the, “Bright, clear pictures and relatively low amount of noise (graininess) even at high ISO light sensitivity levels.”


My daily shooter is Sony A1 with a vertical grip and various Sony lenses attached like the FE 20mm F1.8. Find more gear recommendations in our shop. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.