Meet Cameratico, a humanized camera recommendation engine

Cameratico translates real world experience into accurate and personalized camera recommendations (and compares prices, too!)
get personalized recommendations learn more
Show me the best overall
  • the best overall
  • the highest image quality
  • the best low light performance
  • a small and light
  • a feature rich
  • a fast focusing
  • an easy to use
  • the best video quality
mirrorless camera
  • digital camera
  • compact camera
  • mirrorless camera
  • digital SLR camera
for less than $
brand all
  • all
  • Canon
  • Fujifilm
  • Kodak
  • Leica
  • Nikon
  • Olympus
  • Panasonic
  • Pentax
  • Samsung
  • Sony

Best mirrorless cameras under $500

Last updated on October 11th, 2014

Sony NEX-5R

85
Overall Score
From $395.99

Body Only - Black
99metering and focus
99size and weight
93video quality
70low light performance
66battery life
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Olympus OM-D E-M10

81
Overall Score
From $449.95

Kit with 14-42mm lens - black
99features
99accessories availability
96metering and focus
64battery life
62low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Olympus PEN E-PL5

80
Overall Score
From $399.00

Kit with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Silver
98size and weight
98accessories availability
96metering and focus
64video quality
61low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Olympus PEN E-PM2

79
Overall Score
From $199.00

Body only - Black
99ease of use
99size and weight
98accessories availability
64video quality
61low light performance
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Fujifilm X-E1

77
Overall Score
From $379.95

Body Only - Silver
99image quality
99low light performance
99build quality
50features
38ease of use
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Sony NEX-5N

77
Overall Score
From $298.00

Body Only
99size and weight
93video quality
86battery life
70features
70low light performance
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

74
Overall Score
From $389.99

Body only - Black
98accessories availability
92size and weight
87video quality
64battery life
46low light performance
Price Analysis
Slight decrease . Wait a little

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

73
Overall Score
From $254.00

Kit with 14-42mm lens - Black
99video quality
99accessories availability
88size and weight
60image quality
48low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Sony NEX-F3

72
Overall Score
From $499.00

Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Silver
98size and weight
94battery life
86ease of use
63metering and focus
60features
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

68
Overall Score
From $328.95

Kit with 14-42 Power Zoom Lens - Red
99size and weight
98ease of use
94accessories availability
54image quality
35low light performance
Price Analysis
Stable . Buy with confidence