2017 Best Mirrorless Camera for Photography and Filmmaking

– There was another much more complicated video that I had planned, but in the end, I decided to keep it simple Hey everybody, this is Roberto Blake at RobertoBlake

com, helping you create something awesome today Today, I wanna talk to you guys about what I think is probably my favorite camera and Lord knows I have enough of them The Sony a6500 The Sony a6500 is an amazing mirrorless camera, something you might remember that I'm borrowing this or rather, I was borrowing this from my friends at B&H Photo Video and ultimately, I decided to buy it So, I am keeping this along with the 50 millimeter f/1

8 lens and this is, like I said, one of my favorite cameras to shoot with because it is so lightweight, the build quality is amazing, it is simple It shoots 4K, is the perfect camera, except for one itty-bitty thing The lack of a selfie style flip-out screen so that I can do videos like this with that camera, but we'll let it go For those of you who shoot from behind the camera and are not in front of it as much, this is, in my opinion, the best camera of 2017 If you need something with a flip-out screen, then the Panasonic GH5 is probably gonna be the best camera for you of 2017

I'll actually do a video about that and compare them There are a lot of things that this camera gets right, Autofocus probably being one of the most important things if you're shooting video, but for photography, that's also amazing and that's why this is one of my favorite cameras for shooting portraits I actually have done a lot of portrait work with this since I got it and it is amazing I love how this camera feels in my hands One of the reasons this is my favorite camera to shoot with when I'm doing photography or video that lets me be behind the lens is the options I get

I have the ability to shoot in low light, a little bit better than I can with my Panasonic cameras because of the APS-C sensor Also, I do like that I have the audio input jack here It's not as conveniently placed as where it is on my Panasonics And the thing is, I actually had to get a specific microphone to use with this effectively in the field I had to get the Rode VideoMicro

This is actually really good I think this is about, like 60 or 70 bucks, so it's not bad I linked everything in the description for you guys But if I just put this on here, then all of a sudden, this becomes a usable camera when it comes to capturing audio in the field So, it's not bad

So I just plug that in there and it works Again, it's not the most robust setup in the world but for simple things, it makes total sense Because this is a Sony, it's using the E-mount lens system Again, one of my favorite lenses to use with this is the 50 millimeter and I actually am buying some other lenses This hulking monster is the 24-70 G Master lens that I'm borrowing from our friends at B&H and this gets amazing shots

I can't say enough good things about it Review coming soon And I'll actually do a shoot-out between this and the 50 millimeter so that you can see what that's like Ultimately, my thoughts on who this is for before I do my full review for you guys is that I think that this is great if you want to do Instagram photography I think if you wanna do portrait photography that in my mind, this beats most of the offerings right now in a similar price range from Nikon and Canon

I think if you got about $1500 to throw into a new camera body, that the Sony a6500 is the body to go with, if you don't need to have a flip-out screen and shoot yourself on camera That being said, one of the things that I think you have to think about when you get this is what's your use case? For my use case, this makes perfect sense I like the in-body stabilization I like how it handles low light I love that it has the face detection that helps with the faster, better autofocusing system

I love the mirrorless capabilities with focus peaking I love that it does have the electronic viewfinder Anyone who thinks the optical viewfinder is better than the electric viewfinder is nuts, doesn't know what they're talking about I think that this tilty screen, when I would have loved for it to be a flip-out screen, but I do think it could be better in brightly lit situations So, that bothers me a little bit

The menu system is a little clunky but for a camera that you need to just pull out on the go, it's perfect Minus the flip-out screen, it would be a perfect, ideal camera You wouldn't need anything else unless you just want to shoot full frame Anyway, I just wanted to geek out with you guys, talk to you about my favorite camera, show you some of the things that I've shot with it, and explain why I think this is a good camera for you guys to look into Again, if you wanna buy one, I'll link everything down in the description below for you

Also, all of the lenses, things I think you might need, all that will be down there Those are affiliate links from B&H and Amazon They do help the channel, so I appreciate it Anyway guys, I got a question for you What cameras do you want me to talk about here on the channel? Vote there in the poll

And question of the day: What's your favorite camera? What camera are you using right now? Are you using it for photography? Are you using it for YouTube videos? What's your favorite camera? Why are you using it? I wanna know, so drop that in a comment down below Like this video if you liked it Don't forget to subscribe Check out the other awesome stuff on the channel More videos coming soon, I promise

As always you guys, thanks so very much for watching and don't forget, create something awesome today with whatever camera gear you happen to have Also, big shout-out again to our friends at B&H Photo Video for letting me try this and buy it All right you guys, take care

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