Editor's Choice - Our Favorite HD Mirrorless Cameras

1. Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Len...

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

Low Light video is very well done. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K is an awesome camera as most already know. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
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Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Love this guy."

It is light and easy to carry with you. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. Mirrorless has come into it's own. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K was with me at all times. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow.

Overall Score
4.3


(1466 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated HD Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)

User Ratings: 69 9

Sony ILCE5100L/B First Impressions

"Fantastic!"

Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. The Sony ILCE5100L/B is an awesome camera as most already know. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. Mirrorless has come into it's own.

  • Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)
  • Ultra-fast auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps
  • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor.Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC1
  • Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video3 up to 50MB/s. Compatible OS - Windows Vista SP2-6, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X (v10.7-v10.9)
  • Contains- Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50) AC Charger (AC-UB10) Lens cap Shoulder strap Micro USB cable. BIONZ X engine for superb detail and noise reduction
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE5100L/B
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Sony ILCE5100L/B Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Everything about the Sony ILCE5100L/B is amazing. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Sony ILCE5100L/B. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing.

Overall Score
4.3


(687 Points)

3. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Video Creator Kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO microphone, and ...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon 2680C067 First Impressions

"FAST shutter!"

The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. Especially for astrophotography. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. The case is great to store the accessories in too. It has the best image quality of any HD Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Video Creator Kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens, Rode VIDEOMIC GO microphone, and memory card, black
  • The Video Creator Kit is the complete package for making professional-quality videos, giving you the tools to make your dreams a reality
  • Ideal for anyone wanting to capture incredible moments in beautiful quality, the EOS M50 delivers powerful features from incredible 4K UHD recording to fast and accurate autofocus
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • The 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2680C067
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Canon 2680C067 Final Thoughts

"Best HD Mirrorless Camera ever!"

My husband and I love the Canon 2680C067 so much. A shame since the video quality is very good. Right now, this is the best of the breed. I can't recommend the Canon 2680C067 enough. I have other tools for different situations.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

4. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Vlogging Camera Kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens, 4K Video, Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC a...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon 2681C011 First Impressions

"He is a happy boy!"

Mirrorless has come into it's own. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Canon 2681C011. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Great camera and bundle from this deal.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Vlogging Camera Kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens, 4K Video, Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology, White
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF and eye detection AF
  • 24. 1 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor with is 100-25600 (H: 51200)
  • 4K UHD 24P and HD 120P for slow motion
  • Built-in OLED EVF with touch and drag AF
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2681C011
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Canon 2681C011 Final Thoughts

"The tripod."

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Even the focus lock button on Canon lenses can be customized. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. Camera takes beautiful pictures. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling HD Mirrorless Cameras

5. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital 4K Vlogging Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, DIGIC 8 Image Pr...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon 2680C001 First Impressions

"Great purchase."

Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. Normally I couldn't care less. 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.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital 4K Vlogging Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, DIGIC 8 Image Processor, Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology, Body, Black
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Eye Detection AF for stabilized, crisp shots
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Built-In 4K UHD 24p and HD 120p for  Slow Motion Recording
  • Easy-to-use OLED EVF with Touch and Drag AF
  • Automatically transfer your files to your compatible device for easy backup and online uploading with automatic image transfer
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2680C001
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Canon 2680C001 Final Thoughts

"Oh, on an other note."

Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Canon equivalents. The whole package is well thought out. So far performance is fabulous.

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 HD 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 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 HD 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens (Black)

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300L/B First Impressions

"My conclusion."

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. The second problem is the focusing controls. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens (Black)
  • 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
  • LENS INCLUDED: Sony E-Mount 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens shoots in stunning detail
  • Approx. 350 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 400 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6300L/B
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Sony ILCE6300L/B Final Thoughts

"Traveler's dream!"

That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. Low light is extraordinarily good. Fast or continuous autofocus. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. Best HD Mirrorless Camera on the market right now.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

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