Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Bla...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony ILCE7M3/B First Impressions

"Still no menu fishing."

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Low Light video is very well done. It came with all the products it describes.

  • Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back Illuminated 35 millimeter Full frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the 7 II
  • 15 stop dynamic range, 14 bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800. Compatible with Sony E mount lenses. Can be connected via Bluetooth with smartphones featuring (as of the date of release)- Android (Android 5.0 or later, Bluetooth 4.0 or later), iOS (Bluetooth 4.0 or later)
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking. Battery Life (Still Images): Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor), Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording): Approx. 200 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 210 min (LCD monitor)
  • 693 phase detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93 percent image coverage. Focus Sensor: Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery (NP FZ100), AC Adapter (AC UUD12), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable.Metering Type:1200 zone evaluative metering
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3/B
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Sony ILCE7M3/B Final Thoughts

"I bought this bad boy."

In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Great camera and bundle from this deal. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. So, when Sony ILCE7M3/B came, I purchased it immediately. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"I LOVE the Sony ."

The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony . you will love this Full Frame Mirrorless Camera! Camera takes beautiful pictures. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B) with Vertical Grip for α9
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back Illuminated 35 millimeter Full frame Image Sensor * Sony test conditions. Compare to the ?7 II
  • 15 stop dynamic range, 14 bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800. Compatible with Sony E mount lenses
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking. Battery Life (Still Images): Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor), Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording): Approx. 200 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 210 min (LCD monitor)
  • VG-C3EM vertical grip loads two NP-FZ100 batteries in its housing (sold separately)
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant sealing
  • Rigid magnesium for durability
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Sony Final Thoughts

"No issues here!"

It's not great but it will get you started for sure. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. In practice, the Sony produces superlative images. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

3. Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens

User Ratings: 76 5

Sony ILCE7M2K/B First Impressions

"Enjoyable to use!"

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. They're a good choice for all around work. The Sony ILCE7M2K/B is a great light weight mirrorless camera. Everything about the Sony ILCE7M2K/B is amazing.

  • Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens
  • World’s first 5 axis in body image stabilization in a full frame camera
  • Use your favorite lenses without blur from camera shake; High 50 Mbps bit rate XAVC S21 format recording of Full HD movies
  • Capture stunning images with full frame, 24.3MP resolution. Lens Compensation: Peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion
  • Fast hybrid AF with phase detection: 30 percent faster than a7
  • Compatible with Sony’s E mount lenses, and others with adaptors
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M2K/B
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Sony ILCE7M2K/B Final Thoughts

"I am not disappointed."

Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony ILCE7M2K/B. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference.

Overall Score
4.5


(361 Points)

4. Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens with SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-...

User Ratings: 76 5

Sony First Impressions

"Very good quality."

The Sony is an awesome camera as most already know. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. But white balance flips out often. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed.

  • Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens with SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card and LCSU21 Soft Carrying Case & Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • World’s first 5 axis in body image stabilization in a full frame camera
  • Use your favorite lenses without blur from camera shake; High 50 Mbps bit rate XAVC S21 format recording of Full HD movies
  • Shot speeds up to 90MB/s, transfer speeds up to 170MB/s [Requires a compatible device capable of reaching such speeds, such as the SanDisk SD UHS-I card reader (sold separately)]. | Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device, interface, usage conditions and other factors. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes. X = 150KB/sec
  • Perfect for shooting 4K UHD video(1) and sequential burst mode photography; (1)Full HD (1920x1080) and 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video support may vary based upon host device, file attributes and other factors
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • High capacity for long life, approx.2.2 times of the NP-FW50
  • Electrical capacity of 16.4Wh (7.2V/2280mAh). Dimensions (W × H × D): Approx. 38.7 x 22.7 x 51.7 mm (1.56 x 0.91 x 2.13)
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Great deal."

Wonderful color, clarity and detail. Portability of this camera is wonderful. Right now, this is the best of the breed. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle!

Overall Score
4.5


(361 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

5. Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera Body

User Ratings: 82 4

Canon 3075C002 First Impressions

"The bundle is great."

Especially for astrophotography. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. So I bought this for my California vacation. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots.

  • Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera Body
  • 30. 3 Megapixel Full frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5, 655 manually selectable AF points
  • 4K 30P with Canon log and 10 bit 4: 2: 2 HDMI output; Dust and Drip Resistant
  • Built in EVF with 3. 69 million dots, Vary Angle Touchscreen LCD and dot matrix LCD panel
  • Magnification Approx. 0.76 (with 50 millimeter lens at infinity 1 m 1)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Canon 3075C002 Final Thoughts

"I'm OCD like that."

I have used the camera for some time now. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. They're a good choice for all around work. It came with all the products it describes.

Overall Score
4.6


(164 Points)

6. Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera with RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Lens - 3075C012

User Ratings: 82 4

Canon 3075C012 First Impressions

"Awesome little camera."

The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. It has the best image quality of any Full Frame Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Best Full Frame Mirrorless Camera on the market right now.

  • Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera with RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Lens - 3075C012
  • RF 24 105 millimeter f/4L is USM Lens
  • 30.3 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF with 5, 655 manually selectable AF points
  • 4K 30P with Canon log and 10 bit 4: 2: 2 HDMI output
  • Built in EVF with 3.69 million dots, Vari Angle Touchscreen LCD and dot matrix LCD panel.Magnification:Approx. 0.76 (with 50 millimeter lens at infinity, 1 m 1)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Canon 3075C012 Final Thoughts

"Enter the Canon 3075C012."

I doubled down and ordered a second body. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. But, this fps was rather limited.

Overall Score
4.6


(164 Points)

7. Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Camer...

User Ratings: 82 3

Sony First Impressions

"Are nice additions."

My husband and I love the Sony so much. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. Portability of this camera is wonderful. A shame since the video quality is very good.

  • Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras with 3" LCD Screen, Auto Focus & 4K HDR Video - ILCE7RM3 Body & FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoots up to 10fps for full 42.4MP images with continuous and accurate AF / AE
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR RESOLUTION: Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor improves light collection efficiency
  • ADVANCED PROCESSING: Updated BIONZ X processing-engine boosts processing speeds by up to 1.8x
  • STUNNING VIDEO: Sony Alpha 7R 3 cameras record clear, professional 4K video in full HD resolution
  • LENS INCLUDED: G Master design offers a sharp and smooth bokeh with a class leading focus distance
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Sony Final Thoughts

"No complaints here."

Love the screen. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. Low light is extraordinarily good. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. The range of settings is impressive.

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

8. Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4 MP Full Frame, Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 4K HDR ...

User Ratings: 82 3

Sony First Impressions

"Is a bit of work."

Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

  • Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4 MP Full Frame, Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 4K HDR Video and Continuous AF/AE - Sony Alpha ILCE7RM3/B Body with FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens - Black
  • HYBRID AUTOFOCUS: Comprised of 399 focal plane phase detection AF points & 499 contrast AF points
  • STUNNING PHOTOS: Capture full 42.4 MP images at 10fps for incredible details of fast moving objects
  • 4K RECORDING: Captures professional HDR footage in multiple video formats with full pixel readout
  • FASTER PROCESSING: New front end LSI and BIONZ X engine allow for faster shooting in all conditions
  • E MOUNT LENS: Includes full frame format lens with f/2.8 to f/22 aperture range & .24x magnification
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Sony Final Thoughts

"I'm OCD like that."

And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Sony . More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. They're a good choice for all around work. Still getting used to the buttons.

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

9. Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Auto Focus and 4K HD...

User Ratings: 82 3

Sony First Impressions

"That is fine for me."

Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. It has the best image quality of any Full Frame Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. It is light and easy to carry with you. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed.

  • Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Auto Focus and 4K HDR Video - ILCE7RM3 Body, 3” LCD Screen and 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS Full Frame Zoom Lens
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Shoot high-speed subjects at up to 10fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking
  • OPTIMAL LIGHT: A back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with gapless on-chip lens collects more light
  • SHOOTS FASTER: The front end LSI and updated BIONZ X processing engine deliver max processing speeds
  • STUNNING HD VIDEO: Sony Alpha 7R 3 mirror less cameras record high resolution 4K video for viewing
  • LENS BUNDLE: The E-mount lens features a wide 84-34 degree AOV (35mm) and F22 minimum aperture
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Absolutely yes."

The range of settings is impressive. The Sony 's build quality is excellent. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. Especially for astrophotography. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode.

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

10. Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Auto Focu...

User Ratings: 82 3

Sony First Impressions

"Solidly built."

I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. But, this fps was rather limited. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. But I like to see a Sony GM lenses. Low Light video is very well done.

  • Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Auto Focus and 4K HDR Video - ILCE7RM3 Body, 3” LCD Screen and FE Mount 16-35mm f/2.8-22 Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Shoot high-speed subjects at up to 10fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking
  • OPTIMAL LIGHT: A back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with gapless on-chip lens collects more light
  • SHOOTS FASTER: The front end LSI and updated BIONZ X processing engine deliver max processing speeds
  • STUNNING HD VIDEO: Sony Alpha 7R 3 mirror less cameras record high resolution 4K video for viewing
  • LENS BUNDLE: The SEL1635GM G Master lens is designed to achieve 50 line pairs/mm resolving power
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Quick shipping."

The rest of the bundle seems okay. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly.

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

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