Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Compact Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, LCSU21 Soft Carrying Case, BCQ...

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"Love this Compact Mirrorless Camera!"

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. An amazing Compact Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. The range of settings is impressive. The digital age is here time for RF lenses.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, LCSU21 Soft Carrying Case, BCQZ1 Z-Series Battery Charger and SanDisk Ultra 32GB Memory Card
  • 24 MP APS C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range :EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Quick-charging battery charger for the NP-FZ100
  • Great for compact to midrange point and shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Very good option!"

Still getting used to the buttons. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The digital age is here time for RF lenses.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Compact Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3 MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black) ...

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"Fast shipping!"

Extra batteries are very handy. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Camera takes beautiful pictures. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. Especially for astrophotography.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3 MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black) with Soft Carrying Case and 32GB Memory Card
  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor ISO 100-25600 and Focus Sensitivity Range :EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F28 lens attached)
  • Operating temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C.Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Great for compact-to-mid range point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony . The digital age is here time for RF lenses. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. The Sony 's build quality is excellent. Especially for astrophotography.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

3. Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses with 32GB Ultra Class 10 SD...

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"I am glad I did."

I have used the camera for some time now. An amazing Compact Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses with 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card and Soft Carrying Case
  • Amazing quality in half the size & weight of conventional DSLRs, World's fastest auto focus6 at 0.06 seconds and 179 AF points, Shoot 11 frames per second so you never miss any of the action.
  • Capture life in high resolution and in low light with 24MP APS-C sensor and 2 lenses provide the tools you'll need to start shooting immediately, Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • Great for compact-to-mid range point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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  • Value For Money
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Let me talk about them briefly. The Sony is a great light weight mirrorless camera. The second problem is the focusing controls. So I bought this for my California vacation.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

4. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video - Black & Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit. Com...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon First Impressions

"This isn't one of them."

A shame since the video quality is very good. I have other tools for different situations. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Canon . Even the focus lock button on Canon lenses can be customized.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video - Black & Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit. Compact Tripod 3K Stand and Ballhead 3K. Black/Charcoal.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Vari angle Touchscreen LCD has a flexible tilt range ideal for high angle and low angle shooting, and reviewing your photos
  • Built in high resolution electronic viewfinder features approximately 2,360,000 dots to see high amounts of detail when capturing
  • Flexible: Grip it. Wrap it. Stand it. Wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment to virtually any surface
  • Strong: Holds devices weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Stable: Rubberized ring and foot grips provide enhanced stability in difficult terrain
  • Durable: Japanese medical-grade ABS plastic and German TPE for firm, secure joints
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"Double & triple boxed."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. It is light and easy to carry with you. The range of settings is impressive.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Compact Mirrorless Cameras

5. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Body and EF-M15-45mm Lens with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 4K Video and 3...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon First Impressions

"Creamy bokeh."

Great camera and bundle from this deal. Since this is a new camera not all Canon accessories will work. But I like to see a Canon GM lenses. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. So, when Canon came, I purchased it immediately.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Body and EF-M15-45mm Lens with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 4K Video and 32GB SDHC UHS-I Card - Black
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD has a flexible tilt range ideal for high-angle and low-angle shooting, and reviewing your photos
  • Built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder features approximately 2,360,000 dots to see high amounts of detail when capturing
  • Automatically transfer your files to your compatible device for easy backup and online uploading with automatic image transfer
  • Connect to the Camera Connect app to transfer images to your smart device, then share directly to various social sites or print directly to compatible printer
  • Lens retraction mechanism helps shorten the length of the lens and a compact, lightweight design allows easy portability
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"The tripod."

I doubled down and ordered a second body. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. I have other tools for different situations. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

6. PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-140mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touc...

User Ratings: 77 5

Panasonic DMC-G7HK First Impressions

"Just what I want."

This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. But white balance flips out often. It has the best image quality of any Compact Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-140mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7HK (USA BLACK)
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs
  • Never miss a photo with three unique 4K Ultra HD Video pause and save 4K Photo Modes
  • Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject.Focal Length f=14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-280mm). Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm. Aperture range F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)
  • Class-leading, ultra-compact, interchangeable lens and accessory options
  • Unwire Your Creativity with integrated Wi-Fi sharing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7HK
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Panasonic DMC-G7HK Final Thoughts

"I am very happy."

I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. Fast or continuous autofocus. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

Overall Score
4.5


(473 Points)

7. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 24mm F/1.4-16 Fixed FE GM Wide-An...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"I'm not kidding."

Start up and shut down is quick. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. I can't recommend the Sony enough. Let me talk about them briefly. So I bought this for my California vacation.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 24mm F/1.4-16 Fixed FE GM Wide-Angle Prime Lens, Black
  • 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
  • Compact Master wide prime Lens w/stunning wide-open resolution
  • F1.4 max aperture provides extraordinary exposure and Depth of field
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  • Value For Money
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Like this better."

It came with all the products it describes. Lots of new options in Menu to learn. Since this is a new camera not all Sony accessories will work. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. The whole package is well thought out.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

8. 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
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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)

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

User Ratings: 76 7

Sony First Impressions

"Well done."

This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony . Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony .

  • Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera & Flip Up Touchscreen - E Mount Compatible Cameras & SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime Fixed Lens
  • 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
  • Compact, lightweight fixed F1.8 lens.Angle of View (APS-C) 44 °
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.99 ft (0.3 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.15x, Focal-Length : 1.38 in
  • New optical design for excellent peripheral sharpness and contrast, Built-in image stabilization
  • Silent and smooth high-speed focusing ideal for shooting movies. Superb focusing operation
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"That is fine for me."

In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Sony . The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Everything about the Sony is amazing. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. Camera takes beautiful pictures.

Overall Score
4.5


(224 Points)

10. Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Real-Time...

User Ratings: 76 7

Sony ILCE6400/B First Impressions

"I am glad I did."

In practice, the Sony ILCE6400/B produces superlative images. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch.

  • Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Real-Time Eye Auto Focus, 4K Video & Flip Up Touchscreen - E Mount Compatible Cameras - ILCE-6400/B Body
  • 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
  • Tiltable LCD screen: customizable for vlogging, still photography or recording a professional film
  • In the box: rechargeable battery (NP-FW50) AC adaptor (ac-uud12), shoulder strap, body cap, accessory shoe cap, eyepiece cup, micro USB cable.Metering Range: -2 to 20 EV
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6400/B
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE6400/B Final Thoughts

"But alas no."

I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Wonderful color, clarity and detail. you will love this Compact Mirrorless Camera! Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. Still getting used to the buttons.

Overall Score
4.5


(224 Points)

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