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 DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 54 17

Sony DSCH300/B First Impressions

"FAST shutter!"

The Sony DSCH300/B is an awesome camera as most already know. A shame since the video quality is very good. The second problem is the focusing controls. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Everything about the Sony DSCH300/B is amazing.

  • Sony DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black)
  • Get everything up close with powerful 35x optical zoom
  • Operating temperature:-10 ~ +40℃ (operation)/ -20 ~ +60℃ (storage).201MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images
  • Minimized Blur with optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Please refer the user guide and the user manual before use
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCH300/B
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Sony DSCH300/B Final Thoughts

"Its a tool."

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. The rest of the bundle seems okay. So far performance is fabulous.

Overall Score
3.8


(404 Points)

5. Panasonic LUMIX S1R Full Frame Mirrorless 47.3MP MOS High Resolution Sensor Camera with Lithium-ion ...

User Ratings: 71 17

Panasonic First Impressions

"Excellent Beginners Mirrorless Camera!"

Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. But for me it is the low light improvements. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1R Full Frame Mirrorless 47.3MP MOS High Resolution Sensor Camera with Lithium-ion Battery and S Series Vertical Battery Grip
  • Full frame sensor – 47. 3-Megapixel full-frame MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic Range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (is 25600 Max sensitivity)
  • 4K video - up to 4K 60P/50P recording plus 6K PHOTO functions and HLG photo.
  • 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*.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"It worked flawlessly."

I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Panasonic . It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. Fast or continuous autofocus.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

6. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm & 50mm Lens Bundle

Sony A6000WMBDL4 First Impressions

"One funny note."

Let me talk about them briefly. The range of settings is impressive. Right now, this is the best of the breed. The ergonomics are perfect. I just absolutely love this Beginners Mirrorless Camera.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm & 50mm Lens Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens, Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, 50mm f/1.8 Lens, four 32GB SD Card, 3 Piece Lens Filter Kit, Battery and Charger Pack, Photo Software Kit, HDMI to Micro HDMI Cable (6-Feet), DSLR Camera Bag Bundle, Photography Equipment Hard Case, 57-Inch Tripod, and Digital Compact LED Video Light With Bracket
  • BIONZ X IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE: Astonishingly fast, BIONZ X image processing engine is able to accurately capture textures, reduce blurry details, and even suppress visual noise in specific areas to ensure sharp images
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS: Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity makes sharing photos with your loved ones easier. The Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet
  • FULL HD MOVIES: Press the MOVIE button on the camera to start recording beautiful movies that are notable for their sharpness and lack of visual noise in your choice of 60p, 60i or 24p frame rates
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony A6000WMBDL4
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Sony A6000WMBDL4 Final Thoughts

"Good job Sony."

I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. Low Light video is very well done. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. An amazing Beginners Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

7. Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 24-105mm Lens and 28-70mm F/2-22 Fixed Zoom SLR Camera Lens...

User Ratings: 82 4

Canon First Impressions

"So to summarize."

It has the best image quality of any Beginners Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. Everything about the Canon is amazing. I can't recommend the Canon enough. Camera takes beautiful pictures. There's just so much more to say about the Canon .

  • Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 24-105mm Lens and 28-70mm F/2-22 Fixed Zoom SLR Camera Lens, Black
  • RF 24-105mm f/4L is USM Lens
  • 30.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor
  • Bright, constant f/2 USM zoom Lens
  • L-series Lens with high image quality
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"LOVE THE SET!"

The case is great to store the accessories in too. In practice, the Canon produces superlative images. My husband and I love the Canon so much. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5.

Overall Score
4.6


(164 Points)

8. Sony a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera Bundles (A6400 w/ 18-135mm Lens, Essential Kit)

User Ratings: 85

K&M ILCE6400MB First Impressions

"Don't care for format."

I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! But white balance flips out often. I have used the camera for some time now. I doubled down and ordered a second body. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode.

  • Sony a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera Bundles (A6400 w/ 18-135mm Lens, Essential Kit)
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard Sony Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor, BIONZ X Image Processor, Real-Time Eye AF & Real-Time Tracking, XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF, 3.0" 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen, Internal UHD 4K Video, S-Log3, and HLG, S&Q Motion in Full HD from 1-120 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, 425 Phase- & Contrast-Detect AF Points, Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 102,400
  • Sony Box Includes: Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only), E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens, NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh), AC Adapter, Power Cord, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap, Accessory Shoe Cap, Eyepiece Cup, Micro-USB Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Also Included: Striker Photography Starter Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M ILCE6400MB
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K&M ILCE6400MB Final Thoughts

"I LOVE that feature."

I just absolutely love this Beginners Mirrorless Camera. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the K&M ILCE6400MB. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find.

Overall Score
4.8


(34 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera + Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter with Altura Photo Essential Accessory B...

User Ratings: 88

Digital Goja Nikon Z7 First Impressions

"Are nice additions."

I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. I have used the camera for some time now. My husband and I love the Digital Goja Nikon Z7 so much. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. The rest of the bundle seems okay.

  • Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera + Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter with Altura Photo Essential Accessory Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body + Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Cleaning Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • NIKON has taken the next step in their imaging journey with the Z7 Mirrorless Camera, dubbed "The Perfectionist," and the revolutionary Z System. This high-resolution FX-format camera introduces the Z Mount, a large diameter design with a short 16mm flange distance that allows Nikon to create compact, yet powerful cameras and develop more advanced optics.
  • THE Z7 IS among the first in the series, and brings with it a 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine, delivering outstanding image quality and speed with a native sensitivity range of ISO 64-25600.
  • NIKON accessories included: Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera + Nikon EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery + MH-25A Battery Charger for EN-EL15 Li-Ion Battery + EH-7P Charging AC Adapter + UC-E24 USB Cable + HDMI/USB Cable Clip + BS-1 Hot Shoe Cover for Nikon SLR Cameras + AN-DC19 Camera Strap + BF-N1 Body Cap + DK-29 Rubber Eyecup
  • NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER. Includes Nikon USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Digital Goja Nikon Z7
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Digital Goja Nikon Z7 Final Thoughts

"That is fine for me."

The second problem is the focusing controls. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. Right now, this is the best of the breed. My husband and I love the Digital Goja Nikon Z7 so much. The Digital Goja Nikon Z7 phase and contrast system has it beat.

Overall Score
4.9


(8 Points)

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