Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 8mm Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera & Flip Up Touc...

User Ratings: 76 7

Sony First Impressions

"One funny note."

Love the screen. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. The Sony was with me at all times. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. I expect features to improve and prices to fall.

  • Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera & Flip Up Touchscreen - E Mount Compatible Cameras & SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
  • Next Gen speed: experience the world’s fastest 0. 02 sec AF with real-time AF and object tracking
  • Enhanced subject capture: wide 425 Phase/ 425 contrast detection points over 84% of the sensor
  • Fast & accurate: up to 11Fps continuous shooting at 24. 2MP raw with crisp, clear natural colors
  • Multiple movie functions: make time lapse movies or slow/quick motion videos without post processing
  • High performance E-mount lens with excellent contrast; Minimum Aperture (F): 22
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.48 (Wide)-3.12 ft (Tele), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.11x, Focal Length : 18-105 mm
  • Versatile 27-158mm (35mm equiv.) zoom range. Angle of view (APS-C): 76°- 15°
  • Constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. Filter diameter (mm):72 mm
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Are nice additions."

you will love this 8mm Mirrorless Camera! Been using the Sony for about 2 weeks now with no issues. There's just so much more to say about the Sony . Lots of new options in Menu to learn. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

Overall Score
4.5


(224 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 8mm Mirrorless Cameras

2. Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Mirrorless Camera with G Vario 12-60mm Lens, Rode On-Camera Mic with Shock Mo...

User Ratings: 67 9

Panasonic DMC-G85MK First Impressions

"Absolutely yes."

It came with all the products it describes. There's just so much more to say about the Panasonic DMC-G85MK. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The Panasonic DMC-G85MK is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. you will love this 8mm Mirrorless Camera!

  • Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Mirrorless Camera with G Vario 12-60mm Lens, Rode On-Camera Mic with Shock Mount, 128GB SD Card, Battery and Dual Charger, Backpack, 58mm Lens Set and Tripod Bundle (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Mirrorless Camera Kit with G Vario 12-60mm Lens, Rode On-Camera Mic with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount, SanDisk 128GB SD Card, Koah PRO Battery and Dual Charger, Video Backpack, Focus 58mm 2-Piece Wide and Tele Lens Set and 12 Inch Spider Tripod
  • 4K PHOTO MODE: With the exclusive LUMIX 4K Ultra HD video pause and export as a 4K Photo mode, you'll never again miss that one shot that perfectly captures a scene
  • 5-AXIS GYRO SENSOR COMPENSATION: A new gyro sensor increases the image stability compensation power of the 5-axis body image stabilization to correct hand-shake for all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with optical image stabilization
  • DUAL IS EFFECTIVE TO 5 STOPS: LUMIX G85 integrates 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabilizer), combining 5-axis body and 2-axis lens stabilization for more effective handshake correction and compensation for shots up to 5 f-stops. The 5-axis stabilization works in both wide and telephoto photography and motion picture recording, including 4K Video
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G85MK
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Panasonic DMC-G85MK Final Thoughts

"Filters work well."

Since this is a new camera not all Panasonic accessories will work. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. I works flawlessly with my Panasonic lenses. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate.

Overall Score
4.3


(61 Points)

3. Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens (Black) with 55-210mm Lens + 64GB Card + Backpa...

User Ratings: 72

Sony K-81534-22 First Impressions

"I'm not kidding."

Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. It is light and easy to carry with you. The whole package is well thought out. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle.

  • Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens (Black) with 55-210mm Lens + 64GB Card + Backpack + Battery/Charger + Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 14 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lens (Black) + [2] Transcend 64GB SDXC U3 Card + [3] PD Mini Sling Backpack +
  • [4] Spare NP-FW50 Battery + [5] Battery Charger + [6] PD-T14 Flexible Camera Tripod +
  • [7] PD 2.5x Tele & .45x Wide Lens + [8] Vivitar 40.5mm UV Glass Filter + [9] Vivitar 49mm UV Glass Filter + [10] HDMI to Micro-HDMI Cable (6') +
  • [11] PD 6pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [13] LCD Screen Protectors + [14] 40.5-58mm Step-Up Adapter Ring
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-81534-22
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Sony K-81534-22 Final Thoughts

"Awesome love it."

I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. Best 8mm Mirrorless Camera on the market right now. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Portability of this camera is wonderful.

Overall Score
4.7


(58 Points)

4. Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lens with 64GB Card + Case + Battery/Char...

User Ratings: 59 5

Sony K-81535-23 First Impressions

"Excellent 8mm Mirrorless Camera!"

So far performance is fabulous. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. The Sony K-81535-23 phase and contrast system has it beat. The Sony K-81535-23's build quality is excellent.

  • Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lens with 64GB Card + Case + Battery/Charger + Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 14 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lens (Black) + [2] Transcend 64GB SDXC U3 Card + [3] Spare NP-FW50 Battery +
  • [4] Battery Charger + [5] PD-C20 Camera / Camcorder Case + [6] PD 50" Compact Travel Tripod +
  • [7] PD 2.5x Tele & .45x Wide Lens + [8] Vivitar 40.5mm UV Glass Filter + [9] Vivitar 49mm UV Glass Filter + [10] HDMI to Micro-HDMI Cable (6') +
  • [11] PD 6pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [13] LCD Screen Protectors + [14] 40.5-58mm Step-Up Adapter Ring
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-81535-23
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Sony K-81535-23 Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

The Sony K-81535-23 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. Been using the Sony K-81535-23 for about 2 weeks now with no issues. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

Overall Score
4.1


(33 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 8mm Mirrorless Cameras

5. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with XF18-55 Lens (Silver) Accessory Bundle with Sandisk 128...

User Ratings: 89

Fujifilm 16589199 First Impressions

"The good is obvious."

The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. There's just so much more to say about the Fujifilm 16589199. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. It's not great but it will get you started for sure. And, the EVF stayed in my bag nearly the entire trip.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with XF18-55 Lens (Silver) Accessory Bundle with Sandisk 128GB SD Card, 2 NP-W126 Batteries and Dual Charger (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens, 128GB SD Card, Two-Pack Rechargeable Battery 1400mAh and Dual Charger, 58mm 3-Piece UV, CPL, FLD Filter Kit, DSLR Accessory Kit, 12-inch Spider Tripod, and The Corel Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0
  • FUJIFILM X-T3: The Fujifilm X-T3 is equipped with a 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and the X-Processor Pro 4 Engine so you can capture detail rich imagery with precision lighting across the entire frame
  • HD 4K VIDEO: The Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera captures 4K UHD video at 60fps 4:2:2 10bit HDMI output and 4K UHD at 60fps 4:2:0 10bit internal SD card video recording, so you are prepared for any video moment
  • LENS: The Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens has become one of the most reliable every day lenses. With a focal range equivalent from 27-84mm in a 35mm full frame format this interchangeable lens aids you in a variety of scenes from portrait to landscape
  • FUJIFILM AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 16589199
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Fujifilm 16589199 Final Thoughts

"Good for the money!"

Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. Especially for astrophotography. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Fujifilm 16589199. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape.

Overall Score
4.9


(23 Points)

6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 12-60mm Lens with 64GB Card + Battery & Charger + ...

User Ratings: 88

Panasonic K-95132-01 First Impressions

"My first real camera."

Fast or continuous autofocus. The range of settings is impressive. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Something I never realized I needed till I had it.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 12-60mm Lens with 64GB Card + Battery & Charger + Case + Tripod + Filter + Tele & Wide Lens Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 14 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 12-60mm Lens + [2] Transcend 64GB SDXC U3 Card + [3] Spare DMW-BLC12 Battery +
  • [4] Battery Charger + [5] Vivitar 58mm UV Glass Filter + [6] Vivitar HF-TR59 59" Tripod +
  • [7] PD-C20 Camera / Camcorder Case + [8] PD 2.5x Tele & .45x Wide Lens + [9] HDMI to Micro-HDMI Cable (6') + [10] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader +
  • [11] PD 6pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [13] LCD Screen Protectors + [14] Image Recovery Software
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic K-95132-01
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Panasonic K-95132-01 Final Thoughts

"Overall, very pleased."

The Panasonic K-95132-01 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. The whole package is well thought out. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. An amazing 8mm Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens.

Overall Score
4.9


(21 Points)

7. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 Lens

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic First Impressions

"No complaints here."

I'm also really enjoying the Panasonic film simulation. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. It came with all the products it describes. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Panasonic mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 Lens
  • FULL FRAME SENSOR – 24.2-megapixel full-frame (35.6mm x 23.8mm) MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (ISO 51200 Max sensitivity)
  • LUMIX S CAMERA LENS – Easy-to-use 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 L-Mount for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame L-Mount digital mirrorless cameras
  • LUMIX S PRO CAMERA LENS - 50mm fixed focal F1.4 L-mount lens, LEICA certified for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame L Mount mirrorless cameras
  • LENS ELEMENTS – 13 lenses in 11 groups; 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppress both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"I LOVE that feature."

Lots of new options in Menu to learn. Hope this helps you decide on your next 8mm Mirrorless Camera! I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Mirrorless has come into it's own. Great camera and bundle from this deal.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

8. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor Camera with Lithium-ion B...

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic First Impressions

"This isn't one of them."

Still getting used to the buttons. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Panasonic . The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. Lots of new options in Menu to learn. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor Camera with Lithium-ion Battery and S Series Vertical Battery Grip
  • Full frame sensor – 24. 2-Megapixel full-frame (35. 6mm x 23. 8mm) MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic Range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (is 51200 Max sensitivity)
  • Lumix s camera lens – easy-to-use 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 l-mount for Lumix s Series full-frame l-mount digital Mirrorless cameras
  • Authentic Lumix – this is an O. E. M. Authorized part Officially approved for Panasonic brand Lumix S Series cameras
  • High capacity - large capacity battery 7. 2V 3, 100mAh
  • AUTHENTIC LUMIX – This is an O.E.M. authorized part officially approved for Panasonic brand Lumix S1 and S1R digital cameras. Provides a comfortable grip plus vertical grip shutter button.
  • EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE – Grip holds 1 extra Panasonic DMW-BLJ31 batteries and extends cameras batter life for extended shooting time*.
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"I love is 8mm Mirrorless Camera."

There's just so much more to say about the Panasonic . More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. They're a good choice for all around work. Wonderful color, clarity and detail.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

9. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, L-Mount Lens...

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic DC-S1BODY First Impressions

"I LOVE that feature."

Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Still getting used to the buttons. Been using the Panasonic DC-S1BODY for about 2 weeks now with no issues. Especially for astrophotography. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, L-Mount Lens Compatible, 4K HDR Video and 3.2” LCD - DC-S1BODY
  • Full frame sensor – 24. 2-Megapixel full-frame (35. 6mm x 23. 8mm) MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic Range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (is 51200 Max sensitivity)
  • Lumix s camera lens – easy-to-use 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 l-mount for Lumix s Series full-frame l-mount digital Mirrorless cameras
  • 4K HDR VIDEO - 4K 60p/50p, 4K 24/30P unlimited recording, 4K60P 29: 59 min limited recording. HDR Mode and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). V-Log with Internal 4: 2: 2 10-bit 4k30/24p (4K60p output only) available via optional software upgrade key.
  • 96MP high resolution mode – a sensor shift technology suitable for taking very high-resolution Landscapes and fine art photos via tripod with toggle able motion correction capabilities
  • RUGGED MIRRORLESS CAMERA DESIGN – Dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands heavy field use under harsh conditions for high mobility (*See PDF in & Support)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-S1BODY
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Panasonic DC-S1BODY Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. Camera takes beautiful pictures. The second problem is the focusing controls. you will love this 8mm Mirrorless Camera! Especially for astrophotography.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

10. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 Lens

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic First Impressions

"It way more better."

The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. The rest of the bundle seems okay. Especially for astrophotography.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 Lens
  • FULL FRAME SENSOR – 24.2-megapixel full-frame (35.6mm x 23.8mm) MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic range and excellent performance at high sensitivity. (ISO 51200 Max sensitivity)
  • 4K HDR VIDEO - 4K 60p/50p, 4K 24/30P unlimited recording, 4K60P 29:59 min limited recording. HDR Mode and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). V-Log with Internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4k30/24p (4K60p output only) available via optional software upgrade key.
  • LUMIX S PRO CAMERA LENS - 50mm fixed focal F1.4 L-mount lens, LEICA certified for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame L Mount mirrorless cameras
  • LENS ELEMENTS – 13 lenses in 11 groups; 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppress both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. Still getting used to the buttons. My husband and I love the Panasonic so much. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

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