Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 35mm Mirrorless Cameras

1. PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-140mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touc...

User Ratings: 77 5

Panasonic DMC-G7HK First Impressions

"Just what I want."

This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. But white balance flips out often. It has the best image quality of any 35mm Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-140mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7HK (USA BLACK)
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs
  • Never miss a photo with three unique 4K Ultra HD Video pause and save 4K Photo Modes
  • Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject.Focal Length f=14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-280mm). Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm. Aperture range F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)
  • Class-leading, ultra-compact, interchangeable lens and accessory options
  • Unwire Your Creativity with integrated Wi-Fi sharing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7HK
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Panasonic DMC-G7HK Final Thoughts

"I am very happy."

I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. Fast or continuous autofocus. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

Overall Score
4.5


(473 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 35mm Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony ILCE7M3K/B First Impressions

"I LOVE the Sony ILCE7M3K/B."

Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld.

  • Sony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking
  • 693 phase-detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93% image coverage
  • In the box: SEL2870 lens, Lens hood, Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Rechargeable Battery (NP-FZ100), AC Adapter (AC-UUD12), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3K/B
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Sony ILCE7M3K/B Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! The grip is excellent for medium and large hands.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

3. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD with Wide-angl...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"Truly impressive."

A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. With that said, this 35mm Mirrorless Camera rocks. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. The Sony was with me at all times.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD with Wide-angle Zoom Lens
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Designed to achieve 50 Line pairs/mm resolving power
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements w/ high surface precision
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Enjoyable to use!"

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. I'm also really enjoying the Sony film simulation. The Sony phase and contrast system has it beat. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

4. Sony a7 III Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch ...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"Enter the Sony ."

Button feeling and placement is great. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. It is light and easy to carry with you. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. But, for the cost this thing is incredible.

  • Sony a7 III Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3K/B) and 64GB memory card
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Read up to 260MB/s UHS-II
  • Write up to 100MB/s UHS-ii
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Great deal."

Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Especially for astrophotography. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 35mm Mirrorless Cameras

5. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 24mm F/1.4-16 Fixed FE GM Wide-An...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"I'm not kidding."

Start up and shut down is quick. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. I can't recommend the Sony enough. Let me talk about them briefly. So I bought this for my California vacation.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 24mm F/1.4-16 Fixed FE GM Wide-Angle Prime Lens, Black
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Compact Master wide prime Lens w/stunning wide-open resolution
  • F1.4 max aperture provides extraordinary exposure and Depth of field
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Like this better."

It came with all the products it describes. Lots of new options in Menu to learn. Since this is a new camera not all Sony accessories will work. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. The whole package is well thought out.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

6. Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD and...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"So be warned."

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. With that said, this 35mm Mirrorless Camera rocks. The range of settings is impressive.

  • Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD and HD Video Switcher
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • MULTI-CAMERA LIVESTREAMING - Wirelessly connect up to 10 cameras, smartphones, and drones to get the perfect angles in HD. Stream your live-switched video production to Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Ustream, Restream.io and RTMP sites. Use the free iOS or android capture app to quickly stream and create wireless multi-camera productions from your apple or android mobile devices in full HD.
  • WIRELESS & PORTABLE - SlingStudio works wirelessly up to 300 feet, saving you hours of setup and teardown time.
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Try that with DSLR."

I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. So far performance is fabulous. In practice, the Sony produces superlative images. The Sony phase and contrast system has it beat. The second problem is the focusing controls.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

7. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"Camera snobs."

I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! There's just so much more to say about the Sony . I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony . Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B) and 64GB memory card
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Read up to 260MB/s UHS-II
  • Write up to 100MB/s UHS-ii
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"I bought this bad boy."

Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. Love the screen. Let me talk about them briefly. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

8. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"I'm a bonehead."

Low light is extraordinarily good. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B) and FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22, Minimum Focus Distance - 1.24 ft
  • Focal-Length : 24-70 mm, Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.24 x
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Sony Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

Normally I couldn't care less. So far performance is fabulous. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

9. Sony Alpha a6300 ILCE6300M/B 24.2 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens, E 18-135...

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300M/B First Impressions

"I'm OCD like that."

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 ILCE6300M/B 24.2 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens, E 18-135mm, Black
  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD RECORDING: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • LENS INCLUDED: Sony E-Mount 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens shoots in stunning detail
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6300M/B
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Sony ILCE6300M/B Final Thoughts

"I'm OCD like that."

As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. The kit comes with so many things! It is light and easy to carry with you. Wonderful color, clarity and detail.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

10. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver) with Step Up Kit

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"Great purchase."

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The case is great to store the accessories in too. The range of settings is impressive. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver) with Step Up Kit
  • Built in 5 Axis image stabilization for sharper images
  • 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.62X magnification
  • Silent mode (disables all shutter sounds)
  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1. 8 (50mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • The 25mm F1. 8 is the ideal, all-around lens. Capture tack sharp portraits with beautifully defocused backgrounds. The perfect combination of power and portability - perfect everyday lens.
  • Easy to carry, light grey camera bag with snap clsoure and adjustable shoulder strap. Features an inner adjustable padded compartment and small zippered compartment. Perfect for taking your mirrorless camera and favorite Micro Four Thirds lens with you when you are on-the-go.
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Olympus Final Thoughts

"Well done."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. The ergonomics are perfect. I have other tools for different situations. The second problem is the focusing controls.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

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