Seeing that the popularity of mirrorless cameras rises and falls like the tide, we thought it would be useful to share with you a short and sweet list of the best-selling mirrorless cameras on Amazon every month. These posts will start from February 2013 and will continue to be posted on the first day of each month here onwards. Using these lists, you will have an easier time deciding which mirrorless camera is right for you.
For the month of February, Panasonic dominates the top five with three entries: the (1) DMC-GF3, (3) DMC-G5KK and (5) DMC-GX1.
The GX1 has a retro body that recalls fond memories of the old film cameras from years ago, while the GF3 is one of the most compact mirrorless cameras by Panasonic on the market. The G5KK, on the other hand, is very similar to the GH3 in terms of specs, with the obvious lack of the GH3’s exceptional video and wi-fi capabilities. All three are excellent cameras and would work well as a “step-up” for a point-and-shoot user.
Another best-seller for the month of February was the (2) Sony NEX-6 – hardly an unusual entry as the NEX series tends to sell like hot cakes. What’s more, it has come down quite a bit in price. Good ISO performance, high image quality, and 9 ftp burst shooting are among the features that make this pocketable camera a hot item amongst mirrorless enthusiasts.
The final camera on Amazon’s best-seller list is, unsurprisingly, the (4) Nikon 1 J1. Since the release of the J2 and the pending release of the J3, the J1 has sunk down to half its original price, making it quite the appealing purchase for beginners looking for a more advanced camera. The best features of the J1 are its lightning fast speed (1o fps continuous shooting) and autofocus. Picture quality, however, suffers compared to other mirrorless cameras in its class due to the small sensor.
So, that about wraps it up! Stay tuned for a new best-seller’s list on April 1st. With a couple of new entries about to hit the market (i.e. namely the Fuji x20 and x100s), it will be interesting to see how the rankings change over the month.