Mirrorless cameras are quickly becoming the kings of the hill. With mirrorless cameras you get the size and price benefits of a compact, and the features and image quality of a full-sized DSLR. We've just put together our list of 14 best mirrorless cameras. To come up with the best list we took into consider a number of features:
Sensors are more important in determining picture quality than megapixels. When shopping look for the largest sensor you can afford and then consider megapixels.Think of Image Sensors as the equivalent of film. They're made up of millions of cells called photosites. These photosites record what you see through the lens. So the bigger the sensor the more information that's recorded which produces better images.Say you have two 12 megapixel cameras, one is a small compact with a tiny sensor and the other a mirrorless with a bigger full frame or APS-C sensor. The mirrorless will give you a much better picture because its photosites are much larger and can take in more information.
Based on the previous section I don't want you to think that megapixels aren't important, because they are still part of the overall equation.This gives you a picture with a much greater dynamic range, reduced noise levels, and better low light performance.So what sensor size is a good size? For our purposes the largest standard sensor is the full frame 36x24mm. The smallest on this list is the APS-C 22.2x14.8mmm and APS-C 23.5X15.6mm. For comparison an iPhone has a 1/3" sensor which is 6mm diagonally. The APS-C sensor are 26.7 - 28.4mm diagonally and the Full frame is 43.3mm diagonally.
EVF's may in fact be better than OVF's because they allow for easier focusing, can automatically brighten in low light situations, and can show more information.The clicking sound you hear when taking a picture is the mirror flipping out of the way so the image can hit the cameras sensor.By removing the mirror and the prism you greatly reduce the size of the camera, but how do you see the image if you don't have a mirror?Mirrorless cameras user either electronic viewfinders (EVF), rangefinders like Leica, LCD's, or a combination.Electronic viewfinders are made up of a video feed from the sensor and a screen inside a viewfinder. Some feel EVF's may in fact be better than OVF's because they allow for easier focusing, can automatically brighten in low light situations, and can show more information.Leica uses rangefinders that place the viewfinder close to the lens and sharpens the picture by aligning two images. Rangefinders deliver an incredibly sharp picture but are not the best option if you're going to be shooting extreme close ups.
The making of Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon's Classified Moto Motorcycle ($NFS): If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, then you know in the latest episode the gang is holed up in their latest safe haven, Alexandria, and Daryl just got a new bike.Now if you're into the custom bike scene and watched the show, the first thing you would have noticed were the gold forks on the bike and you might have thought they looked real familiar.Well it just so happens that Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), has a Classified in the garage and when the show asked him if he had any ideas about his new bike he went straight to John Rylan of Classified Moto. And the rest is historyNorman painted of picture of Daryl's character and where they were in the story, the Executive Producer and Prop Master filled in the rest and John took over from there.They needed to build two bikes and started with a pair of 750cc Hondas from the '90s. If you watch the show you know they needed to make the bikes look like they were put together from different lots and different models.They gave them sportbike front ends, and painted the engine components to look like they were made from a hodge podge of components.Additional updates included knobby dirt-bike tires, upgraded rear suspension, and a pair of $1000 Progressive shocks.By getting rid of unnecessary components, John and the team were able to fill the void they left with an ancient military canvas bag that Daryl uses in the show.John R. says,"The process was a designer’s dream — an unbelievable assignment and a client with a shared aesthetic sense. Two thumbs up."
The new Jordan Flight Flex Trainer ($100) is one sharp shoe. Made for a variety of training activities, it features a no-sew mesh upper for a breathable lightweight fit. Of course you get Nike's Flywire technology for lockdown support and stability. Available in multiple colorways, the shoe shown features a Cool Grey upper with a patterned heel and Team Orange accents.
It's amazing these old school sneaker models never seem to go out of style. The latest reboot is the Nike Air Odyssey Deconstruct "Black & White" ($130). Created in the 1980s, this latest version features a modern black on top white on bottom colorway and grabs some additional styling hints from the latest Air Max 1s. The Upper is a tonal all suede upper with perforated detailing on the toe box and Nike swoosh. A hint of tan on the heel caps off the upper perfectly. The whole kits sit on a white midsole and a tonal outsole. Made for running, but perfect for everyday wear, whether you're rocking joggers, jeans, or khakis.
If you love Triumphs, and you love Happy Days, then this is your lucky day because Fonzie's Happy Days Television Series 1949 Triumph Motorcycle ($100K) is up for auction on eBay. Cycle World writer Wendy F. Black was originally assigned to track the bike down for a story in 2000. One of her contacts, Bud Ekins, said there were three Triumph 500cc Trophies used on the show, two of which had gone missing. The one he knew about was sitting in plain site at Mean Mashall's Motorcycles in Oakland California. Marshall Ehlers, the shop owner, bought the bike from Ekins, who then put the bike up for auction on Bonhams. This bike is obviously as is and comes with all the scars that go with almost 70 years of age. The bike has been fully documented and vetted by Bonhams Auctions.
Are you tired of the limitations and annoying foibles of your current electric bike? Well it’s time to witness the next revolutionary step in electric bike design, the RadRover Electric Fat Bike ($1500). Designed by a team of engineering experts the Fat Bike features a host of technology that makes it an efficient, lightweight, ultra-reliable and cost effective mode of transport that’s radical as hell! With each part specially chosen for the best performance you can enjoy approx. a 20mph top speed and a range of around 20 miles thanks to the beefy on-board Samsung 48 volt 11.6 Ah battery. Possibly even more excitingly the RadRover Electric Fat Bike features fat tires that can cut through any terrain with ease, opening up a whole host of new adventure possibilities! Enjoy a traditional design with some amazing modern twists with the Fat Bike from RadRover. Open up a whole new world today and own it!