When I first jumped into the photography world, I had the age old question, “Which camera should I buy?” I didn’t really know any photographers so I ended up going with a Canon Rebel kit from Costco simply because I had heard more positive things about Canon than Nikon at that time.

Now, years later, I’m seriously considering migrating to a mirrorless system and again, I have the same question, “Which camera should I buy?” (Yes, I am this close to jumping the Canon ship, don’t try to stop me). This time around, I actually have resources to help me in my decision-making process. Not only am I re-reading all the mirrorless articles we’ve written here and asking questions of all the staff writers, I’ve somehow talked them to let me review one of the mirrorless cameras (which I may never return, but shh, don’t tell).


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One video series I’ve found helpful in this camera buying process has been Matt Granger’s Small Cameras in the Big Apple where he compares 5 of the best mirrorless cameras on the market right now: Olympus OMD-EM1, Fuji X-T1, Sony A7R, Panasonic GH4, and Leica M240. In the videos, Matt takes each camera to a different borough of New York City. The following video is the conclusion to the videos, where he briefly gives his overall thoughts on the 5 cameras. It’s a helpful little video in case you were on the fence about which mirrorless to invest in.

If you’re interesting in seeing each of Matt Granger’s video reviews,  you can find them here:

Olympus OMD-EM1 – Mirrorless in the Bronx

Fuji X-T1 – Mirrorless in Brooklyn

Sony A7R – Mirrorless in Queens

Panasonic GH4 – Mirrorless in Manhattan

Leica M240 – Mirrorless on Staten Island

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And speaking of New York City, SLR Lounge will be representing at PhotoExpoPlus in a few weeks! Join Anthony Thurston, Kishore Sawh, Jay Cassario, Chris Natchtwey and I as we take over the Big Apple. If you’re going, let us know. We’d love to say howdy!

[Via Matt Granger YouTube]