Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Beginners Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm and FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Bundle

User Ratings: 83 7

Sony ILCE7M3KB First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Let me talk about them briefly. They're a good choice for all around work. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Sony ILCE7M3KB.

  • Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm and FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens, Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens, Koah Simah Condenser Microphone, Sony 64GB M-Series Card, Koah PRO Sony NP-FZ100 Two-Pack Rechargeable 2000mAh Battery and Dual Charger, Koah Weatherproof Hard Case, Koah High Speed Braided Nylon USB-C Cable,Focus Accessories for 260 and Focus Camera Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 by Corel
  • SONY ALPHA A7 III: Ideal for beginners and seasoned professionals alike, the a7 III has renewed features for everything you need. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting up to 10fps, 4K movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II
  • CAPTURE UP TO 10 FPS: 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 AF/AE tracking for up to 177 Standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images.
  • FE 50MM f/1.8LENS: The new lightweight FE 50mm F1.8 “normal” prime lens delivers an outstanding blend of performance, compactness and value, making it a perfect choice for hobbyist photographers and videographers looking to experience the benefits of a wide aperture prime lens at an attainable cost.
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3KB
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE7M3KB Final Thoughts

"Buy this Beginners Mirrorless Camera!"

I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. I'm also really enjoying the Sony film simulation. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

Overall Score
4.6


(23 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Beginners Mirrorless Cameras

2. Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera Body (Silver) w/15-45 & XF35mm F2 Dual Lens Accessory Bundle with S...

Fujifilm X-T30 First Impressions

"That is fine for me."

Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Fujifilm mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Great camera and bundle from this deal. I doubled down and ordered a second body. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera Body (Silver) w/15-45 & XF35mm F2 Dual Lens Accessory Bundle with Sandisk 128GB Ultra UHS-I, 2 NP-W126 & Dual Charger, Tripod and Deluxe Photo Software
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera (Silver) with 15-45F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens (Black) Kitwith Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 WR Lens (Black), SanDisk Ultra 128GB SD Card, Wasabi Battery (2-Pack) and Dual USB Charger for Fujifilm NP-W126, Focus DSLR Accessory Kit, The Corel Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 and Focus Flexible 12" Spider Tripod
  • FUJIFILM X-T30 CAMERA: Boasting a new 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad-Core CPU, the X-T30 provides beginners, advanced amateurs, and professionals with fast auto-focus, strong face detection, and power to create high-resolution stills with notable sharpness and clarity.
  • XC 15-45MM f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ LENS: The Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens was created for life every day, offering a 23-69mm equivalent focal length in a lightweight and portable design.
  • XF 35MM f/2 WR LENS: Thanks to the 35mm equivalent focal length of 53mm this interchangeable lens is a perfect partner for everyday pictures. It is impressively sharp at large apertures with minimum distortion or chromatic aberrations.
  • Fujifilm Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T30
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm X-T30 Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. The Fujifilm X-T30 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. Fujifilm mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. The Fujifilm X-T30 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

3. Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera w/ 24-70mm Lens Bundle

Sony First Impressions

"Good job Sony."

The Sony phase and contrast system has it beat. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. The Sony is an awesome camera as most already know. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must.

  • Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera w/ 24-70mm Lens Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (Body) with Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Camera Lens, Sony 64GB Card, Koah PRO Sony NP-FZ100 Two-Pack Rechargeable 2000mAh Battery and Dual Charger, Koah Weatherproof Hard Case, Koah High Speed Braided Nylon USB-C Cable, Rode Microphones VideoMicro On-Camera Mic w/ Rycote Lyre Shock Mount, Focus 5-Piece Digital Camera Accessory Kit, Lens Pen Cleaning Tool, Lens Cleaning Pen and Corel Deluxe Photo Software
  • SONY ALPHA A7 III: Ideal for beginners and seasoned professionals alike, the a7 III has renewed features for everything you need. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting up to 10fps, 4K movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II/
  • CAPTURE UP TO 10 FPS: 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 AF/AE tracking for up to 177 Standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images.
  • 4K RECORDING: 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 Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"For me, a non-issue."

The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. And, the EVF stayed in my bag nearly the entire trip. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - Silver

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver First Impressions

"Glad I went with Fujifilm."

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. And I wish the Fujifilm lenses were a bit cheaper. Camera takes beautiful pictures. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Portability of this camera is wonderful.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - Silver
  • New 26 1MP x Trans CMOS 4 sensor with x processor 4 image processing engine
  • 4K movie recording internal SD card 4K/60P 4 2 0 10bit recording and the first Mirrorless Digital Camera with amps C or larger sensor that is capable of 4K/60P 4 2 2 10bit HDMI output
  • 2 16M Phase detection pixels across entire frame and low light Phase detection limits has been increased over x T2 by 2 Stops from 1EV to 3EV
  • 3 69 million dot OLED color viewfinder with 0 75x magnification and blackout free burst shooting.Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy)
  • 16 film Simulation modes including external/cinema B and w adjustment 9 +9
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

Been using the Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver for about 2 weeks now with no issues. I doubled down and ordered a second body. In practice, the Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver produces superlative images. So I bought this for my California vacation. The range of settings is impressive.

Overall Score
4.6


(200 Points)

5. Sony a7 II Full-Frame Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera a7II + 28-70mm Lens ILCE-7M2/K Filmmaker's Kit...

Sony E75SNILCE7M2KB First Impressions

"LOVE THE SET!"

But for me it is the low light improvements. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The Sony E75SNILCE7M2KB is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. I have used the camera for some time now. Best Beginners Mirrorless Camera on the market right now.

  • Sony a7 II Full-Frame Alpha Mirrorless Digital Camera a7II + 28-70mm Lens ILCE-7M2/K Filmmaker's Kit with DJI Ronin-SC 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Bundle + Deco Photo Backpack + 64GB + Software
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full SONY USA WARRANTY
  • World’s first 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera. | Use your favorite lenses without blur from camera shake. | Capture stunning images with full-frame, 24.3MP resolution. | Fast hybrid AF with phase-detection - 30% faster than a7. | High contrast, 2.4-million dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing
  • Record Full HD Movies in XAVC S format up to 50Mb/s | 3" LCD screen tilts up and down for easy high/low-angle framing. | Compatible with Sony’s E-mount lenses, and others with adaptors. | Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC. | Tether your camera to a PC for Remote Camera Control.
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body | FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens | Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50) | AC adaptor (AC-UUD11) | Shoulder strap | Body cap | Accessory shoe cap | Eyepiece cup | Micro USB cable | Sony USA Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: DJI Ronin-SC Single Handle Gimbal | BG18 Grip (Built-in Battery) | Extended Grip/Tripod | Quick-Release Plate | Riser | Carry Case | Phone Holder | Lens Support | 2x 8-pin Port Cover | 3x Camera Screw | 4x M4 Screw | Multi-Camera Control Cable Multi-USB | Multi-Camera Control Cable Type-C | USB-C Cable | Multi-Camera Control Adapter | Deco Gear Photo Camera Backpack w/ 15" Laptop Compartment | Lexar Professional 667x 64GB SDXC UHS-3 Memory Card | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Software
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony E75SNILCE7M2KB
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony E75SNILCE7M2KB Final Thoughts

"Plenty of features."

But, for the cost this thing is incredible. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. In practice, the Sony E75SNILCE7M2KB produces superlative images. The Sony E75SNILCE7M2KB is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. Been using the Sony E75SNILCE7M2KB for about 2 weeks now with no issues.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

6. Fujifilm X-Pro2 Body Professional Mirrorless Camera (Black) w/ XF50mmF2 Lens Black

User Ratings: 75 7

Fujifilm First Impressions

"I am not disappointed."

Since this is a new camera not all Fujifilm accessories will work. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. I can't recommend the Fujifilm enough. Mirrorless has come into it's own.

  • Fujifilm X-Pro2 Body Professional Mirrorless Camera (Black) w/ XF50mmF2 Lens Black
  • 1 of Fujifilm X-Pro2 Body Professional Mirrorless Camera (Black)
  • 1 of Fujinon XF50mmF2 R WR Lens - Black
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"Camera is EXCELLENT!"

Hope this helps you decide on your next Beginners Mirrorless Camera! More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Low light is extraordinarily good. It is light and easy to carry with you. Low Light video is very well done.

Overall Score
4.4


(109 Points)

7. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF 75-300mm III, U3 Memory Card and Lens Bundle

User Ratings: 64 14

Canon m50 First Impressions

"Beast of a camera."

I doubled down and ordered a second body. Lots of new options in Menu to learn. The ergonomics are perfect. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Canon m50. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Canon m50.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF 75-300mm III, U3 Memory Card and Lens Bundle
  • This Canon M50 and Accessory Bundle from Ritz Camera (authorized Canon dealer) offers an ideal experience. It comes with All Standard Canon Supplied Accessories and 1-Year Canon USA Limited Warranty
  • Bundle Includes: Canon EF 75-300mm III Lens, EF-EOS M Lens Mount Adapter, Lexar 633x 64GB, Ritz Gear Extreme 32GB Memory Cards, XIT 3-Piece Filter Kit, Vivitar 12" Flexible Tripod, Ritz Gear 60" Monopod,
  • Ritz Gear Camcorder Microphone, Spare Polaroid Battery, Canon 100ES Compact Gadget Bag, Screen Protectors, Lens Cap Leash and Ritz Gear Cleaning Kit
  • Canon EOS M50 Camera - 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - DIGIC 8 Image Processor - 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder - 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen - UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth - Dual Pixel CMOS AF - Extended ISO 51200, 10 fps Shooting - Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens - EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format - Aperture Range: f/4 to f/45 - Super Spectra Coating - DC Micro Motor AF System - 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon m50
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon m50 Final Thoughts

"On the Canon m50."

I'm also really enjoying the Canon film simulation. The Canon m50 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Canon m50. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with.

Overall Score
4.2


(18 Points)

8. Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel DC-GH5 (Body), Bundle with V-Log L ...

User Ratings: 76

Panasonic DC-GH5 First Impressions

"I am not disappointed."

It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. The kit comes with so many things! Wonderful color, clarity and detail. In practice, the Panasonic DC-GH5 produces superlative images. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel DC-GH5 (Body), Bundle with V-Log L Upgrade Kit, Mic, Bag, 2 Battery, Charger, Corel PC Software, 128GB SD Card + Essential Accessories
  • KIT INCLUDES: Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Camera Body, Black (DC-GH5KBODY) | Battery Pack | Battery Charger | Body Cap | Hot Shoe Cover | USB Cable | Shoulder Strap | Cable Holder | DVD | Panasonic V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit (DMW-SFU1-VLOG) | Marantz SB-C2 X/Y Stereo Microphone | Camera Bag | 2x Green Extreme DMW-BLF19 Battery | Smart Charger with LCD Screen | Corel PC Photo Video Editing Software Kit | 128GB SD Card | LCD Protector | Memory Card Wallet | Cleaning Kit | Card Reader
  • KEY FEATURES: 20.3 MP Four Thirds Live MOS Sensor | Venus Engine Processor | 4K 60p/50p Smooth Quality Video | 4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording | Splash/Dust/Freezeproof Rugged Design | High Durability Shutter Unit, max Speed 1/8000 | Live Output & Full Size HDMI | 6K 30fps / 4K 60 fps PHOTO Burst | 480 fps DFD Ultra-Fast Motion Detection & Focus | 225 Focus Points Plus Selective AF | Joystick Control | 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) | Dual SD Card Slots | Large OLED LVF (3,680k-dot)
  • The LUMIX GH5 packs a real punch with its high performance 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor to achieve incredible picture. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artefact free. It records silky smooth 4K 60p/50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MOV or MP4) video. Faster frame rates mean excellent motion compensation plus you can slow down footage inside your video editing timeline without losing detail.
  • The LUMIX GH5 brings game changing internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video recording. You can record 4:2:2 10-bit to SD card whilst simultaneously feeding the live signal thru a full-size HDMI port connected to an external monitor or recorder. 4:2:2 10-bit recording enables faithful color and grading fidelity with over a billion colors and four times the tonality of 8-bit to match professional intent.
  • WARRANTY: Panasonic Authorized Reseller. Includes a 1 Year Limited Panasonic USA Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GH5
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-GH5 Final Thoughts

"Excellent Beginners Mirrorless Camera!"

I have other tools for different situations. Extra batteries are very handy. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! The case was good, and the flash drives are good. The kit comes with so many things!

Overall Score
4.8


(6 Points)

9. Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera: Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with APS-C, Auto Focus & 4K ...

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300/B First Impressions

"Worth every penny."

So far performance is fabulous. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. I doubled down and ordered a second body. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera: Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with APS-C, Auto Focus & 4K Video - ILCE 6300 Body with 3” LCD Screen - E Mount Compatible - Black (Includes Body Only)
  • 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
  • Compact & Durable: Dust and moisture seals protect the magnesium alloy body from harsh conditions
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6300/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE6300/B Final Thoughts

"Absolutely yes."

I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. The Sony ILCE6300/B's build quality is excellent. Been using the Sony ILCE6300/B for about 2 weeks now with no issues. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. There's just so much more to say about the Sony ILCE6300/B.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

10. FUJIFILM X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) Corel Kit Box Bundle

Fujifilm 16558530 First Impressions

"It's the lenses."

The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. So I bought this for my California vacation. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. Still getting used to the buttons. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life.

  • FUJIFILM X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) Corel Kit Box Bundle
  • 1 x FUJIFILM X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) | 1 x Corel Mac Photo Essentials Software Kit - Includes Corel AfterShot, Corel Painter Essentials 5, Roxi | 1 x 12in Flexible Tripod | 1 x Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable | 1 x Camera Case | 1 x Cleaning Kit
  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor | 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • X-Processor Pro Image Processor | 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
  • The ability to record UHD 4K/30 video or Full HD 1080p/60 video
  • Camera Is Brand New Comes In Kit Box (Original lens Removed)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm 16558530
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm 16558530 Final Thoughts

"Try that with DSLR."

I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. Hope this helps you decide on your next Beginners Mirrorless Camera! The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. The case is great to store the accessories in too. But for me it is the low light improvements.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

Copyright © 2020 Glyn Dewis Blog - Website by Digital Drivers Web Design

Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'wpb_hook_javascript' not found or invalid function name in /home/carlmaho/photorater.org/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 287