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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 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 8k 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)

9. Sony a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Bundle with High Speed 64 GB SDXC Card, Filter Kit,...

User Ratings: 80 8

Sony ILCE6400B First Impressions

"I'm a bonehead."

I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. you will love this 8k Mirrorless Camera!

  • Sony a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Bundle with High Speed 64 GB SDXC Card, Filter Kit, Three Batteries, USB Charger, Corel Photo Suite, Messenger Bag, Flexible Tripod, SD Card Wallet
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera with a 64GB SD Card, Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit, Digital Storage Aluminum Case, Battery and Dual Charger Pack, 12-Inch Spider Tripod, 40.5mm 3-Piece UV, CPL, FLD Filter Kit, and DSLR Accessory Kit
  • SENSOR: Create images of astounding beauty that surpass your expectations with the Sony a6400’s newly developed 24.2- megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The same size as most DSLRs, this sensor offers high sensitivity in dimly lit environments and strikingly attractive foreground and background defocusing. You’ll enjoy the increased light collecting efficiency of a gapless on-chip lens structure
  • PROCESSOR: Astonishingly fast, Sony’s sophisticated BIONZ X image processor reproduces textures and details in real time as seen by the naked eye. The resulting images in the Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera are remarkably realistic with especially rich tonal gradations and a natural three-dimensional appearance
  • 425 AF POINTS: The Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless has higher-precision contrast-detection AF (Fast Intelligent AF) points, with an improved Fast Hybrid AF system features the world's fastest 425 extremely accurate phase-detection AF points that covers 84% of the entire image area for superior auto focusing
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
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Sony ILCE6400B Final Thoughts

"Good job Sony."

That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. I can't recommend the Sony ILCE6400B enough. Button feeling and placement is great. The case is great to store the accessories in too. They're a good choice for all around work.

Overall Score
4.6


(21 Points)

10. Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Silver (Body Only)

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm X-T30 Body Silver First Impressions

"I love it!"

I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. I have used the camera for some time now. So far performance is fabulous. In practice, the Fujifilm X-T30 Body Silver produces superlative images. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Silver (Body Only)
  • Advanced image sensor technology: the 26. 1MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU combination provide accurate AF and face detection for moving subjects when capturing either high-resolution stills or recording 4K video.
  • Accurate auto-focus tracking and face detection: he new X-Processor 4 quad core-cpu offers fast and accurate face-detection for moving people. Additionally, eye-detection AF now works in af-c mode, which results in accurate focus-tracking for moving portrait subjects. The low-light limit for Phase detection AF has been expanded even more from the conventional +0. 5EV to -3EV, to allow for operation in a wide range of lighting scenarios.
  • Superior video and image effects: The x-t30 offers the ability to record 4K video at 30 frames per second or capture of 120 frames per second at 1080P to create super slow motion effects. Filmmakers needing extreme color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4: 2: 2 Color through the camera’s HDMI port.
  • Intuitive design with comfortable controls: offers 3. 0-Inch touch LCD with 2-way tilting and improved touch screen to capture images efficiently in challenging situations. Provides advanced SR auto mode - easily activated with a lever - to automatically choose the optimum shooting settings For a given scene out of 58 presets.
  • Next-gen wireless Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V. 4. 2 offers digital communication with the free Fujifilm camera Remote app to wirelessly control the camera or Share images to smart devices.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
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Fujifilm X-T30 Body Silver Final Thoughts

"It way more better."

I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. Best 8k Mirrorless Camera on the market right now. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Since this is a new camera not all Fujifilm accessories will work.

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

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