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
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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
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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
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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. 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 Beginners 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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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)

5. Sony Alpha NEX-3 Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera w/16mm Lens (Silver)- 14.2 Mpix

User Ratings: 51

Sony NEX3A/S First Impressions

"Still no menu fishing."

And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. I can't recommend the Sony NEX3A/S enough. Button feeling and placement is great. Normally I couldn't care less. Something I never realized I needed till I had it.

  • Sony Alpha NEX-3 Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera w/16mm Lens (Silver)- 14.2 Mpix
  • The quality of a DSLR in about half the size, weight
  • World's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera
  • Same APS-C sensor size, same resolution as Alpha DSLRs
  • 14.2 MP; up to 7 fps shooting; ISO 12800 sensitivity
  • Sweep Panorama captures incredible landscapes
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony NEX3A/S
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Sony NEX3A/S Final Thoughts

"Enjoyable to use!"

Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. But I like to see a Sony GM lenses. Been using the Sony NEX3A/S for about 2 weeks now with no issues.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

6. Sony Alpha 7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with Sony FE 70-200m...

User Ratings: 74 10

Sony First Impressions

"But alas no."

Let me talk about them briefly. But I like to see a Sony GM lenses. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable.

  • Sony Alpha 7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
  • Stunning resolution: world’s first 61MP full frame 35 millimeter back-illuminated Exmore 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
  • G Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh, Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field.Weight 1480 g (without tripod mount)
  • Class-leading min. focus distance of 37.8” / 0.25x max. mag, Dual floating focus system for high AF speed and precision, XA, ED/Super ED elements and Nano AR Coating for superb resolution
  • Aspherical elements & 11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous bokeh, Min. focus breathing and par focal design ideal for video, Direct coupled mechanical focus system for precise manual focus
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Fast shipping!"

Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. Fast or continuous autofocus. The Sony phase and contrast system has it beat. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(71 Points)

7. Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Camera Body Bundle with Four 64GB SD Cards and Creative Suite Bundle (7 ...

User Ratings: 76 24

Sony ILCE7RM2B First Impressions

"It's the lenses."

Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. Button feeling and placement is great. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. It is light and easy to carry with you. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized.

  • Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Camera Body Bundle with Four 64GB SD Cards and Creative Suite Bundle (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7RII Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body) with Four Sandisk Ultra 64GB SD Cards, Koah PRO Two-Pack Rechargeable 1300mAh Battery and Dual Charger for Sony NP-FW50, Focus Camera Digital SLR Camera Bag Bundle, Focus HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (6 FT), Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit and 57-INCH Tripod (Black)
  • SONY ALPHA a7II: The Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera combines the world's first back-illuminated 42.4MP 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor, Fast Hybrid AF, 5-axis image stabilization and advanced 4K movie recording, with sensitivity and speed to keep even fast-moving subjects looking sharp
  • BIONZ X ENGINE: The BIONZ X image processing engine finely tunes the image sensor's 42.4-megapixel data, for truer, clearer depiction
  • 4K RECORDING: The XAVC S5 format allows 4K recording at 100 Mbps maximum bit rate to capture fine details of movement in movies
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7RM2B
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Sony ILCE7RM2B Final Thoughts

"The bundle is great."

Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper.

Overall Score
4.0


(4 Points)

8. Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens (DSLM) Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver) and Rode Mic Bundle...

User Ratings: 80 3

Panasonic 4332059688 First Impressions

"Don't care for format."

It is light and easy to carry with you. Love the screen. Love the screen. I have other tools for different situations. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens (DSLM) Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver) and Rode Mic Bundle (6 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver) with Rode Microphones VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone, SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Replacement 1600mAh Li-Ion Battery, Focus Photo and Video Backpack and Focus 12 inch Spider Tripod
  • INTUITIVE CONTROLS: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller, lighter and provides intuitive, easy access to common functions. It enables you to control aperture and shutter settings easily with the front and rear dials while making white balance and ISO adjustments. Another amazing feature is you can assign your favorite settings to any of the six function buttons
  • HIGH VISIBILITY: Enjoy high visibility with the high-resolution OLED Live View Finder on the LUMIX G7. It features 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight. Plus, the tilt/swivel touch-display lets you further adjust the screen for optimum clarity
  • FAST AND PRECISE: Shoot with confidence without worrying about blurry results, the Panasonic LUMIX G7 features auto-focusing and also tracks the color, size, and motion vector of the subject enabling quick and precise focus lock
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic 4332059688
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Panasonic 4332059688 Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

Great camera and bundle from this deal. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Panasonic 4332059688. The second problem is the focusing controls. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. But white balance flips out often.

Overall Score
4.6


(113 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. Canon EOS M6 Digital Camera (Silver) with EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 is STM Lens + Advanced Accessor...

User Ratings: 82

WhoIsCamera M6 First Impressions

"Awesome package!"

The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. Even the focus lock button on WhoIsCamera lenses can be customized. Right now, this is the best of the breed. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld.

  • Canon EOS M6 Digital Camera (Silver) with EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 is STM Lens + Advanced Accessory Bundle - Includes to Get Started
  • WHOISCAMERA' CANON’S FAVORITE DEALER - Includes Canon Full USA Warranty.
  • 'WHOISCAMERA' HANDPICKED BUNDLE - Canon EOS M6 Camera - Canon 15-45 Lens - SanDisk 32 & 16GB Cards - 3PC Filter Kit - Canon Camera Bag - Card Reader - Memory Card Wallet - Wireless Remote Control - Camera Grip Strap - Memory Card Wallet - Screen Protectors - Microfiber Cloth - Cleaning Solution - Cotton Swabs.
  • INCLUDED WITH THE CAMERA - Battery Pack LP-E17 - Battery Charger LC-E17 - Strap EW-300DB - Lens Cap E-67II - Lens Dust Cap - Lens Cap
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GO PRO - 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - 3-inch Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - Built-in Wi-Fi/ NFC/ Bluetooth - DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • THE 'WHOISCAMERA' PROMISE – ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ is all fine and dandy, but we'd much rather you be absolutely THRILLED with your order, so we’ll move heaven and earth to make that happen!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WhoIsCamera M6
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WhoIsCamera M6 Final Thoughts

"It worked flawlessly."

I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the WhoIsCamera M6. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. Camera takes beautiful pictures.

Overall Score
4.6


(10 Points)

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