Which mirror-less camera is best for video?
A digital camera that accepts interchangeable lenses we call a mirror-less camera or a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The body of the camera is thinner than that of the DSLR because it does not have the optical viewfinder and image sensor. You find the best cameras listed below.
Panasonic Lumix GH5
The GH5 is an upgrade on the cheaper GH4 which the company says will always be available if one does not want the extra features that the GH5 brings. The additions are in-body stabilization and 4k video without cropping. The sensor is 20MPFour Thirds with 5-axis in-body stabilization. It has 9 fps shooting with continuous autofocus feature. It also has advanced DFD autofocus. You can analyze the pictures with the waveform and vectorscope monitors.
Sony Alpha a7S II
It is a full frame camera but the sensor is 12MP only which allows for great low-light photography. It somewhat restricts the detail that one captures but it has good video quality and allows for much innovation. The grip is deep and controls are simple. The body remains made of magnesium alloy. It does not have full weather sealing but that does not mean the moisture seeps in. The dial is locking mode which means that it will not slip to another shooting mode accidentally. The battery life is short and lasts for about 300-350 shots. The viewfinder is 2.36 million dots. It has Wi-Fi and NFC that allows you to hook up wirelessly to the tablet or phone and transfer the photos there.
Sony Alpha a6500
This is an improvement on the A6300 which is superb. The body is premium and comfortable. It has hybrid image stabilization system. The image quality is excellent. The 11.1fps burst capture is extremely fast. It has 4k video capture but no pixel binding. The camera is on the costly side and the JPEG colors are not accurate. The movie button could have been better placed. The battery life is not good and it does not have a headphone jack. The average photography enthusiast does not have the kind of money to invest in high end cameras. But, they can rent it. Go to Wildclickz a photography rental shop in Bengaluru and check the stuff there.
Sony Alpha a9
This is a full frame mirrorless camera meant for wedding photography, along with sports and action photography. The sensor size is 24.2MP and can take videos at 20fps at full focus. It has low viewfinder lag. There is no blackout during continuous shooting. It has a super-fast readout and full frame image quality. It offers silent shooting feature and there is no clacking of the shutter. The rear LCD touchscreen is 1.44 million dots. The 5-axis image stabilization supposedly has 5 stops. It has no XQD card slots.
Panasonic Lumix G7
This is a great camera with an affordable price tag. It has a great viewfinder. The sensor size is 16 MP and native ISO 200 – 25,600. The shutter speed is 1/16000 to 60 seconds. The viewfinder is LCD with tilt swivel function. The autofocus is fast and has good buffer depth. The fully-featured interchangeable lens camera is compact and lightweight. The touchscreen controls are good. The only pitiful thing in this is the color and the shallow hand grip. The Wi-Fi is not operable for the ordinary person and even then, the range remains limited.
The camera defines the pictures. And, the pictures define the photographer. Get a good camera and you are home.