Last updated: July 16, 2018
There are a bunch of mirrorless camera models available in the market, leading you to a “confusion table” to choose the best one when you want to buy a new camera. There is a nice website you can make use of to find the best camera based on the sensor quality. The website is DxOMark. Many photographers rely on this website each time they want to buy a new camera.
In case you are looking to buy a new mirrorless camera (with touch screen display) and get confused due to too many options, I have narrowed down your choices by selecting the best touch screen mirrorless cameras based on the DxOMark scores.
When it comes to mirrorless camera, two first brands to come in mind are Sony and Fujifilm. The two have a bunch of good mirrorless camera models. Unfortunately, none of Fujifilm mirrorless cameras was tested by DxOMark (at the time of writing) so you won’t be able to find any Fujifilm camera on the list below.
Following is the list of best touch screen mirrorless cameras based on DxOMark scores.
1. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II
DxOMark score: 73
Olympus has several model of mirrorless cameras. One of which is Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. The company announced this camera in August 2015 as the successor of Olympus OM-D E-M10.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II has the same sensor size as its predecessor, 16-megapixel. One of the improvements added by Olympus is the image stabilization system from 3 axis to 5 axis. In addition, Olympus also added some updates on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II software. Including correction for rolling blur that affects both low-light shooting as well as horizontal and vertical shift blur that can mar macro shots. On the display section, the camera has an articulated display that supports touch screen operation.
2. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
DxOMark score: 73
OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a high-end mirrorless camera from Olympus. This cameras was announced by Olympus in February 2015 as the successor of Olympus OM-D E-M5. Same as Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II above, Olympus also made an improvement on the image stabilization system to 5 axis. On the display section, OM-D E-M5 Mark II comes with an articulated, touch screen display with size of 3-inch. Other new features added to this updated version of OM-D E-M5 include the capability of recording HD videos at 4p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p with up to 77-Mbit/s bitrate. OM-D E-M5 Mark II gets the same score as OM-D E-M10 Mark II on DxOmark.
3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
DxOMark score: 75
Panasonic through its Lumix brand is also aggressive enough in the mirrorless camera market. This camera brand also has several model of mirrorless cameras. The majority of Lumix mirrorless cameras come with a retro design, like DMC-GX8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a rangefinder style and was announced by Panasonic in July 2015. Some key features of this camera include 20-megapixel sensor and 49 autofocus points. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is designed to be splash proof. On the display section, this camera features a 3-inch OLED touchscreen that fully articulated with 1.04 million dots. This camera also features a Wi-Fi for a wireless photo transfer.
4. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
DxOMark score: 77
DC-GH5 is a high-end mirrorless camera from Panasonic Lumix. This camera was announced in January 2017. This camera has an excellent capability when it comes to recording videos. It is the first mirrorless camera to be able of recording 4K video with 10-bit color with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling, along with recording in 4K 60p or 50p (but only in 8 bit). In addition, this camera is also capable of capturing both 4K and Full HD without time limits. Other advantage of DC-GH5 is the autofocus points it has. This camera has the autofocus points of 225, which would be great for capturing moving objects. This camera also features both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to allow you transfer photos to smartphone or tablet wirelessly. On the display section, Panasonis Lumix DC-GH5 has a 3.2 touch screen display.
5. Canon M100
DxOMark score: 78
Canon M100 can be a nice option in case you are looking for an affordable mirrorless camera under $500. This camera has a high enough score on DxOMark. Higher than any Nikon 1 series. M100 is an entry level mirrorless camera from Canon that was announced in August 2017. It has a 25-megapixel sensor with the autofocus points of 49. M100 comes with a very compact design, makes it an ideal option if you need a “take it everywhere” camera. This camera has no viewfinder so you have to rely on its screen to aiming at the target. The screen itself has the size of 3-inch with 1.04m dots. This camera display is also touch screen and articulated.
6. Canon M6
DxOMark score: 78
M6 is another mirrorless camera from Canon that has a very compact design. Thus, this camera has no viewfinder, requiring you to rely on its display to aiming at the target. Thankfully, the display of Canon M6 is good. It has 1.04 dots with the size of 3-inch. The display of this camera also supports touch screen operation as well as articulated. The live autofocus feature helps you deciding the focus point of the object you want to take the picture of. M6 itself was announced by Canon in February 2017 as the new member of M series. This camera has a 24-megapixel sensor with the autofucus points of 49.
7. Samsung NX1
DxOMark score: 83
While many people know Samsung as a smartphone manufacturer, the company also develops other devices. Including camera. In September 2014, Samsung announced NX1, a mirrorless camera with the sensor of 28-megapixel. This camera gets a high enough score on DxOMark, 83. Samsung NX1 comes with a DSLR style. It has a view finder as well as a comfortable handle on the right side of the body. Samsung NX1 is excellent for capturing moving objects since it has the autofocus points of 205. This camera also has a touch screen, articulated display with 1.03m dots. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are available on this camera. NX1 is a flagship mirrorless camera from Samsung.
8. Samsung NX500
DxOMark score: 87
NX500 is another mirrorless camera from Samsung. This camera comes with a very compact design, has no viewfinder. Samsung announced this camera in February 2015. There are three available colors you can choose from: white, black and brown. NX500 is the updated version of NX300. On DxOMark, this camera has a higher score than NX1. Samsung NX500 also has a massive autofocus points, 209. This camera itself features a 3-inch OLED touch screen display with 1.03m dots. While the sensor of this camera is 28-megapixel.
9. Sony A9
DxOMark score: 92
Many photographers love Sony mirrorless cameras since they are capable of generating photos with an excellent quality. The vast majority of Sony mirrorless cameras get a high score on DxOMark. Like A9 which gets the score of 92. Sony A9 itself is a professional-grade mirrorless camera. It is a full frame mirrorless camera. Since this camera is aimed at professional photographers, the features and capabilities of this camera are advanced enough. For instance, it has autofocus points of 693!
Sony A9 itself has a 24-megapixel sensor. On the display section, Sony A9 has a 3-inch LCD touch screen with 1.44m dots. A9 was announced by Sony in April 2017. This camera is often compared with Nikon D5 and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II which are also full frame.
10. Sony A7 III
DxOMark score: 96
Sony A7 III is also a full frame mirrorless camera, but available in a lower price than A9 above. DxOMark gives a higher score for Sony A7 III, 96. Making it the mirrorless camera with the highest score on this list. Sony A7 III is the updated version of Sony A7 II. It was announced in February 2018. The newest model compared to all mirrorless cameras on this list. Sony A7 III features a 24-megapixel sensor with the autofocus points of 693 (same as Sony A9). The screen of this camera has a lower dots than A9, only 921k.