The Speed Demons: 4 Mirrorless Cameras With Fast Autofocus

For a really long time in digital photography’s history, you needed to drop major cash on a Canon or Nikon DSLR for the best autofocus. Simply put, smaller and more affordable cameras just couldn’t keep up. Then more and more mid-range cameras started getting decent AF, which was great from an affordability standpoint, but still left a lot to be desired for those who wanted to have fast AF and not have to carry around a brick.

Well, times have continued to advance and now even small low profile cameras are starting to have some really impressive and accurate AF performance, to the point that one can actually use one of these camera and not feel like the AF is holding them back at all.

So today we are taking a look at the various low-profile options out there with fast AF. Enjoy!

Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II

Another relatively expensive option, though still cheaper than the A6500, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II is a great low profile option for those looking to get some incredible performance out of a really small and compact kit. You do need to be okay with the sensor size, but if you are looking to shoot wildlife or action sports from a distance than chances are that the x2 crop factor will actually be something that you like.

Our Review

“The Olympus OMD E-M1 Mk II is a fantastic camera in many regards. But it’s expensive. However, I’ve sat there debating the price point back and forth. In the long run though, you’ll be incredibly rewarded with a fantastic camera. And if Olympus keeps up with their promises to provide greater support to professionals, then it all will just make it so much better.” —

Pricewatch: $1,499.00

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