A new year is upon us, so it’s time to look back at the year that was and compile our list of the Best Mirrorless Cameras of 2013.
Make no mistake, 2013 was a spectacular year in the mirrorless camera world, with Sony releasing the world’s first full frame interchangeable lens cameras in the Sony A7 and Sony A7R, as well as the follow up to the RX100 fixed lens compact (Sony RX100M II) and updated Sony NEX 5T. Olympus started the year with it’s newest PEN model, the all new Olympus PEN E-P5, and later in the year, they released the successor to the highly popular (and groundbreaking) Olympus OMD-E-M5, namely their all new Olympus OM-D E-M1 (still trying to figure out the reduced model number). Meanwhile, Fuji unleashed the Fujifilm X100s fixed lens compact and interchangeable lens Fujifilm X-E2, with an all new X-Trans II Sensor and EXR II Processing technology – replete with significantly faster autofocus ability – as well as the mid-level Fujifilm XM-1. Not to be outdone, Panasonic unveiled their latest high end model in the Panasonic Lumix GX7, while adding a mid-range monster with high end capability in the Panasonic Lumix G6, as well as the very surprising (and very tiny) Panasonic Lumix GM1 micro 4/3 camera. Mirrorless up and comer Samsung also weighed in with the impressive Samsung NX300.
While we’re busy putting together out list of the best of the best, we thought we’d get YOUR take, so please take a moment to cast your vote below. The video above is from the gang over at Reviewed.com (look for the MirrorlessCentral best of the year, coming soon!). Although they’re still among the best cameras around and are very popular, we’re omitting the Panasonic Lumix GH3, Sony RX1, Olympus PEN E-PL5 and Sony NEX 6 because they were part of our 2012 roundup.