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Unless you're Garance Dore or Tamu McPherson, the days of lugging around an enormous DSLR that weighs more than you are dwindling. Over the past few years, companies including Sony and Olympus have put out “mirrorless” cameras that produce photos that can look just as professional as those taken with a DSLR—in some cases better since mirrorless versions can be easier to use. Plus, they're MUCH smaller and lighter, making them perfect for party- and photo-shoot-hopping fashion bloggers.
These new models allow you to change out the lens just like a DSLR, and you can achieve those effects that fashion bloggers love including depth of field, super-sharp focus and true-to-life color. Here are three great options that fashion bloggers will love:
1. Sony a5100, $550
The Wirecutter, which performs many hours of testing before coming up with recommendations, chooses this model its “careful balance of impressive capability and usability.” It has many of the same features as the higher-end model in Sony’s new “Alpha” series but at a lower price point. And I'm not gonna lie, this is my top party pick because it comes in white! Buy on Amazon.
2. Olympus E-PL7, $600
This model is slightly more expensive and may have a slightly steeper learning curve than the Sony, but it offers a larger lens library and boasts many creative shooting modes. And the silver model is pretty sweet. Buy on Amazon.
3. Olympus OM-D EM-10, $500
Olympus recently announced the follow-up to this model (the Mark II), which is why at the moment you can get the original model for a steal. It takes fantastic pictures, has a wide range of lenses to choose from, and it comes in silver! It also features 3-axis optical image stabilization and excellent manual control dials. Buy on Amazon.