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Mirrorless Cameras, Video Review
These cameras are smaller, most of them, and some have large, even full frame sensors. We wanted a small camera with a decent sized sensor (APS-C) and it had to have, at least, 1080 HD video. You can spend thousands of dollars for some of the available cameras out there, but we wanted to find a less expensive alternative, last years model? We ended up with the Canon EOS M100. So far it was a good choice.
This camera is really small and yet it still feels heavy in the hand, seems very well built. It is light enough to carry all day. After a very short period of use we found that the video start button was really hard to push and the camera was hard to hold onto. No camera is perfect, but these 2 items needed to be fixed.
Amazon has an amazingly large supply of different digital cameras at great prices. For your convenience you can continue your search at Amazon's store right here.
Links to our fixes are below. They are both easy items to add to the camera and also very, very, inexpensive. The self stick button is a 1/4" "fish eye" used on fishing lures, it works great for this purpose. The video button is hard to push so adding this eye doesn't make it easy to accidentally push. It just works!
Here's another camera you might want to consider. The Panasonic DMC-FZ300K has a really nice zoom 25mm to 600mm. This camera has 4K video and a fully articulating LCD screen. This is a small 1/2.3 inch sensor so night time and low light photos will not work as well as a larger sensor. Great camera for the money. Less than $400 as of 1-23-2019.
NIkon Coolpix P900 with a zoom that was un-heard of a year ago. 24 to 2000mm. The latest Nikon big zoom goes to 3000mm. We've seen this camera at work and it does a pretty fair job of resolving good images that you normally wouldn't even see. Camera has a fully articulating screen. Great price at $600
Amazon Digital Cameras
Here's some links to the camera, spare batteries, 32gig SDHC card, and lens hood, Flipback FBG1 self-stick Camera Grip and the "red" eyes for the video switch. If you already own an M100 then you'll appreciate the links to the Grip and the eyes. Prices may vary, these prices are as of 1-23-2019.
Camera on Amazon $450
Video Switch Button $3.50
The self stick buttons should be 1/4 inch dia.
Camera on Amazon $400
Camera on Amazon $600
Larger Mirrorless cameras are now also avialable for a greater price point. If you're looking for the ulitmate in detailed sharp photos then you should look at them.