Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 8k Mirrorless Cameras

1. Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

User Ratings: 77 6

Nikon 1598 First Impressions

"Are nice additions."

I have used the camera for some time now. Lots of new options in Menu to learn. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. Still getting used to the buttons. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution.

  • Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  • New larger Z mount for revolutionary optical performance
  • Nikon designed 24.5MP backside Illuminated image sensor
  • 273 Point on sensor phase detect AF system
  • Up to 12 fps; 4K ultra HD video; 8K time lapse; 120/1080P slow motion
  • Compatible with new Z nikkor lenses, over 360 F mount nikkor lenses
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1598
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Nikon 1598 Final Thoughts

"Thank you Nikon."

Extra batteries are very handy. Even the focus lock button on Nikon lenses can be customized. There's just so much more to say about the Nikon 1598. Portability of this camera is wonderful. I can't recommend the Nikon 1598 enough.

Overall Score
4.5


(120 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 8k Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony α7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with SEL100F28GM 100mm f...

User Ratings: 74 10

Sony First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

The case was good, and the flash drives are good. So, when Sony came, I purchased it immediately. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference.

  • Sony α7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with SEL100F28GM 100mm f2.8 Medium-telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black
  • Stunning resolution: world’s first 61MP full frame 35 millimeter back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor
  • High speed: up to 10Fps continuous shooting at 61MP with AE/AF tracking; 26.2MP in APS C crop mode
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus: 567 Phase detection AF points and 425 contrast AF points to cover more area
  • Unique G Master mid-telephoto Lens w/ lifelike background defocus
  • G Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh
  • Apodization element eliminates distortion of defocused highlights
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Let's be clear."

Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. With that said, this 8k Mirrorless Camera rocks. And, the EVF stayed in my bag nearly the entire trip. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. Low Light video is very well done.

Overall Score
4.3


(71 Points)

3. Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

User Ratings: 67 6

Nikon 1594 First Impressions

"I LOVE the Nikon 1594."

This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Nikon 1594. Nikon mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light.

  • Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  • New larger Z mount for revolutionary optical performance
  • Nikon-designed 45.7MP backside Illuminated image sensor with no optical low pass filter (OLPF)
  • 493-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system and up to 9 fps; Total pixels: 46.89 million
  • 4K ultra-HD video; 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion
  • Compatible with new Z nikkor lenses, over 360 F-mount nikkor lenses and a variety of Nikon system Accessories
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1594
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Nikon 1594 Final Thoughts

"The tripod."

More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Start up and shut down is quick. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. The case is great to store the accessories in too. The case is great to store the accessories in too.

Overall Score
4.3


(64 Points)

4. Nikon Z6 Mirrorless FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD Camera Body (1598) with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S ...

User Ratings: 78

Nikon E12NKZ62470 First Impressions

"Went with this."

An amazing 8k Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Nikon mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. It came with all the products it describes. I have used the camera for some time now. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed.

  • Nikon Z6 Mirrorless FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD Camera Body (1598) with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Kit and FTZ Mount Adapter for F-Mount + 120GB Memory Card Deco Gear Backpack Microphone Bundle
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine | 12 FPS at full resolution in Hi+ mode (12-bit RAW or JPEG) | 100–51,200 ISO (Expandable to 204,800) | 273-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system
  • 4K ULTRA HD Video 3840x2160 at 30/25/24p | Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame | 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion | N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out | Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization | Maximum low-light capability
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body Only | EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery | MH-25a Battery Charger | UC-E24 USB Cable | HDMI/USB Cable Clip | BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap | AN-DC19 Camera Strap | BF-N1 Body Cap | DK-29 Rubber Eyecup | NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens | LC-72B Snap-On Front Lens Cap | LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap | HB-85 Bayonet Lens Hood | CL-C1 Lens Case | Nikon USA Authorized Dealer Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ for Using F-mount Nikkor Lenses | Sony Professional XQD G-Series 120GB Memory Card | 72" Monopod with Soft Case | Deco Gear Photo/Video Backpack for Camera, Lens , Accessories | Deco Photo All in One Cleaning Kit | Rechargeable Photo and Video LED Light | Mini Condenser Microphone | 12" Tripod | Professional Editing Suite: OfficeSuite Premium, Photo Noir, Video Suite, Slideshow Maker, Photo Editor 5, Photo Focus, piZap Pro, Ribbet Premium, Photo DeNoise
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E12NKZ62470
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Nikon E12NKZ62470 Final Thoughts

"Fast shipping!"

Lots of new options in Menu to learn. I'm also really enjoying the Nikon film simulation. The Nikon E12NKZ62470 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. Let me talk about them briefly. There's just so much more to say about the Nikon E12NKZ62470.

Overall Score
4.8


(11 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 8k Mirrorless Cameras

5. Nikon Z7 Mirrorless FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD Camera Body (1594) with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S ...

User Ratings: 63

Nikon E11NKZ72470 First Impressions

"Love this guy."

In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Nikon E11NKZ72470. An amazing 8k Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. The second problem is the focusing controls.

  • Nikon Z7 Mirrorless FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD Camera Body (1594) with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Kit and 120GB Memory Card + Deco Gear Backpack Cleaning Kit Microphone Editing Suite Bundle
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
  • 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor with on-sensor phase detection| EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine | Up to 9 fps shooting (JPEG and 12-bit Raw) | ISO 64-25,600 (expandable to 102,400) | 493 on-sensor AF points cover 90% of the frame
  • 4K ULTRA HD Video 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion | Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame | 10-bit 4:2:2 N-Log output over HDMI | Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization (rated to 5EV) | Maximum dynamic range and low light performance.
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body Only | EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery | MH-25a Battery Charger | UC-E24 USB Cable | HDMI/USB Cable Clip | BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap | AN-DC19 Camera Strap | BF-N1 Body Cap | DK-29 Rubber Eyecup | NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens | LC-72B Snap-On Front Lens Cap | LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap | HB-85 Bayonet Lens Hood | CL-C1 Lens Case | Nikon USA Authorized Dealer Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Professional XQD G-Series 120GB Memory Card | 72" Monopod with Soft Case | Deco Gear Photo/Video Backpack for Camera, Lens , Accessories | Deco Photo All in One Cleaning Kit | Rechargeable Photo and Video LED Light | Mini Condenser Microphone | 12" Tripod | Professional Editing Suite: OfficeSuite Premium, Photo Noir, Video Suite, Slideshow Maker, Photo Editor 5, Photo Focus, piZap Pro, Ribbet Premium, Photo DeNoise
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E11NKZ72470
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Nikon E11NKZ72470 Final Thoughts

"Lots of freebies."

The Nikon E11NKZ72470's build quality is excellent. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything!

Overall Score
4.6


(5 Points)

6. Nikon Z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body Filmmaker's Bundle with 24-70mm F4 Lens Kit + Deco Photo ...

Nikon E30NKZ72470 First Impressions

"Lots of freebies."

The second problem is the focusing controls. Low light is extraordinarily good. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle!

  • Nikon Z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body Filmmaker's Bundle with 24-70mm F4 Lens Kit + Deco Photo 500mm F8 Telephoto Lens + Vivitar ST-6000 Stabilizer Tripod + Microphone + Backpack and Accessories
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
  • 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor with on-sensor phase detection| EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine | Up to 9 fps shooting (JPEG and 12-bit Raw) | ISO 64-25,600 (expandable to 102,400) | 493 on-sensor AF points cover 90% of the frame
  • 4K ULTRA HD Video 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion | Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame | 10-bit 4:2:2 N-Log output over HDMI | Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization (rated to 5EV) | Maximum dynamic range and low light performance.
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body | NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens | EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery | MH-25a Battery Charger | UC-E24 USB Cable | HDMI/USB Cable Clip | BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap | AN-DC19 Camera Strap | BF-N1 Body Cap | DK-29 Rubber Eyecup | LC-72B Snap-On Front Lens Cap | LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap | HB-85 Bayonet Lens Hood | CL-C1 Lens Case | Nikon USA Authorized Dealer Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Deco Photo 500mm F/8 Preset Telephoto Lens with T-Mount Adapter | Vivitar ST-6000 Professional Video Photo Stabilizer Tripod | Deco Gear Camera Sling Travel Pro Photography Backpack | 72mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carry Case) | Corel Paint Shop Pro 2019 Software | Corel VideoStudio SE 2019 Software | Dust Blower | Lens Cap Keeper | Microfiber Cloth | LCD Screen Protectors | Memory Card Reader | Card Storage Case | 12" Compact Tripod
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E30NKZ72470
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Nikon E30NKZ72470 Final Thoughts

"Quick shipping."

And I wish the Nikon lenses were a bit cheaper. In practice, the Nikon E30NKZ72470 produces superlative images. Portability of this camera is wonderful. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Nikon Z6 Mirrorless FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD Camera Body with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Ki...

Nikon E11NKZ62470 First Impressions

"The bundle is great."

The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. But I like to see a Nikon GM lenses. Extra batteries are very handy. Especially for astrophotography. Still getting used to the buttons.

  • Nikon Z6 Mirrorless FX-Format Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD Camera Body with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens Kit and Deco Gear Backpack Cleaning Kit Microphone Editing Suite Bundle
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor | EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine | 12 FPS at full resolution in Hi+ mode (12-bit RAW or JPEG) | 100–51,200 ISO (Expandable to 204,800) | 273-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system
  • 4K ULTRA HD Video 3840x2160 at 30/25/24p | Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame | 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion | N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out | Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization | Maximum low-light capability
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body Only | EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery | MH-25a Battery Charger | UC-E24 USB Cable | HDMI/USB Cable Clip | BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap | AN-DC19 Camera Strap | BF-N1 Body Cap | DK-29 Rubber Eyecup | NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens | LC-72B Snap-On Front Lens Cap | LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap | HB-85 Bayonet Lens Hood | CL-C1 Lens Case | Nikon USA Authorized Dealer Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Professional XQD G-Series 120GB Memory Card | 72" Monopod with Soft Case | Deco Gear Photo/Video Backpack for Camera, Lens , Accessories | Deco Photo All in One Cleaning Kit | Rechargeable Photo and Video LED Light | Mini Condenser Microphone | 12" Tripod | Professional Editing Suite: OfficeSuite Premium, Photo Noir, Video Suite, Slideshow Maker, Photo Editor 5, Photo Focus, piZap Pro, Ribbet Premium, Photo DeNoise
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon E11NKZ62470
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Nikon E11NKZ62470 Final Thoughts

"Solidly built."

I'm also really enjoying the Nikon film simulation. I works flawlessly with my Nikon lenses. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. The range of settings is impressive.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body with NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

User Ratings: 67 6

Nikon First Impressions

"Quick shipping."

Portability of this camera is wonderful. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Nikon . A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20.

  • Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body with NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
  • New larger Z mount for revolutionary optical performance
  • Nikon-designed 45.7MP backside Illuminated image sensor with no optical low pass filter (OLPF)
  • 493-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system and up to 9 fps
  • Fast 35mm prime Lens for Z Mirrorless cameras
  • Uncanny f/1.8 performance-extreme sharpness from the center of the frame to the edges
  • New ultra-quiet stepping motor for silent focusing
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
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Nikon Final Thoughts

"Love this 8k Mirrorless Camera!"

The range of settings is impressive. The Nikon was with me at all times. They're a good choice for all around work. The ergonomics are perfect. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find.

Overall Score
4.3


(64 Points)

9. Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body Only) with Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 ...

Sony ILCE7M3B First Impressions

"The tripod."

The Sony ILCE7M3B's build quality is excellent. The ergonomics are perfect. So I bought this for my California vacation. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill.

  • Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body Only) with Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E Bundle (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony a7RII Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body Only), Tamron Di III RXD 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount, Focus Camera 67mm 3-Piece Filter Kit with UV, CPL and Neutral Density, Sony 64GB V60 UHS-II M-Series Memory Card, Koah PRO Sony NP-FZ100 Two-Pack Rechargeable 2000mAh Battery and Dual Charger, Koah Weatherproof Hard Case with Customizable Foam (10 x 9 x 7 -inches) and Koah Aphelion Professional 6 ft Tripod with 360 Degree Ball Head
  • BACK-ILLUMINATED SENSOR: The newly developed 24.2MP back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor is paired with a front-end LSI that effectively doubles the readout speed of the image sensor, as well as an updated BIONZ X processing-engine that boosts processing speed by approximately 1.8 times compared to the a7 II.
  • 10 FRAMES PER SECTION: The a7 III is equipped with a refined image processing system that allows it to capture full 24.2MP images at up to 10 fps with continuous and accurate auto-focus/auto-exposure tracking for up to 177 JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images.
  • 4K VIDEO: High-resolution full-frame 4K movies with full-pixel readout without pixel binning that condenses approximately 2.4 times the amount of data required for 4K movies results in minimal moiré and jaggies.
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3B
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Sony ILCE7M3B Final Thoughts

"The good is obvious."

Low Light video is very well done. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. There's just so much more to say about the Sony ILCE7M3B. Hope this helps you decide on your next 8k Mirrorless Camera!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Lecia Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 Lens (DC-GH5LK) w...

User Ratings: 85 2

Panasonic First Impressions

"Traveler's dream!"

It came with all the products it describes. And I wish the Panasonic lenses were a bit cheaper. It has the best image quality of any 8k Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. It is light and easy to carry with you. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Lecia Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 Lens (DC-GH5LK) with Lumix G X Vario II Professional Lens, 12-35mm, DUAL I.S. 2.0
  • Professional quality photo and 4K video performance in a durable magnesium alloy body
  • Includes the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 Lens (Power O.I.S. / 62mm Filter Tread / 4 ASPH / 2 ED)
  • 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter.Eye point Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens Diopter adjustment -4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)
  • Upgraded faster focus tracking via a 240 fps linear motor for improved video performance
  • Panasonic POWER O.I.S. compatible with enhanced LUMIX Dual I.S. 2.0 LUMIX Mirror less cameras.
  • 3X Optical 24-70mm F2.8 Constant Aperture
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"Great autofocus."

The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. The case is great to store the accessories in too.

Overall Score
4.7


(159 Points)

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