Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Leica Mirrorless Cameras

1. Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18mm Lens, Black, Pack of 1

Leica 19304 First Impressions

"It way more better."

Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Leica equivalents. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. Fast or continuous autofocus. Start up and shut down is quick.

  • Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18mm Lens, Black, Pack of 1
  • Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera - bp-dc 12 battery - charger - Leica 2 year - Leica 18mm F2. 8 elmarit-tl aspherical pancake lens Black
  • World's most tactile APS-C system camera
  • Compatible with all Leica TL & SL lenses
  • Adaptable to use Leica M and R lenses
  • Built-in electronic viewfinder, 2. 34 MP resolution and 0. 74x magnification
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Leica 19304
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Leica 19304 Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

Even the focus lock button on Leica lenses can be customized. Right now, this is the best of the breed. Since this is a new camera not all Leica accessories will work. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Leica Mirrorless Cameras

2. Leica CL Digital Mirroless Silver Camera with 18mm Lens

Leica 19313 First Impressions

"FAST shutter!"

Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. It came with all the products it describes. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light.

  • Leica CL Digital Mirroless Silver Camera with 18mm Lens
  • Digital APS-C system camera
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Leica 19313
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Leica 19313 Final Thoughts

"It worked flawlessly."

Camera takes beautiful pictures. Camera takes beautiful pictures. And I wish the Leica lenses were a bit cheaper. A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. So I bought this for my California vacation.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Body (ILCE7RM3/B) + 64GB Memor...

User Ratings: 68

Sony E122SNILCE7RM3B First Impressions

"Very good option!"

Everything about the Sony E122SNILCE7RM3B is amazing. you will love this Leica Mirrorless Camera! Extra batteries are very handy. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive.

  • Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Body (ILCE7RM3/B) + 64GB Memory & Flash a7RIII Accessory Bundle
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full SONY USA WARRANTY
  • Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body Only)
  • Spectacular 42.4MP Full-Frame Resolution - Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps - High Resolution 4K Movie Shooting - Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh) - BC-QZ1 Battery Charger - Cable Protector - Shoulder Strap ALC-B1EM - Body Cap for NEX Cameras - Accessory Shoe Cap - Eyepiece Cap - USB Type-C Cable
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC Memory Card - Sony LCS-U21 Soft Carrying Case - 67" Digital Camera Monopod - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - SLR Photo/Video Rechargeable LED Light - Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Digital Download - Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control - Bounce and Swivel Slave Flash - Wrist Grip Strap - Dust Removal Blower System - Xit Lens Cleaning Pen - Memory Card Wallet - Card Reader - Mini Tripod - Screen Protectors - Xit 3pc. Cleaning Kit
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony E122SNILCE7RM3B
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Sony E122SNILCE7RM3B Final Thoughts

"On the Sony E122SNILCE7RM3B."

I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. Right now, this is the best of the breed.

Overall Score
4.5


(13 Points)

4. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 Telephoto Len...

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. It's not great but it will get you started for sure. Low Light video is very well done. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. So I bought this for my California vacation.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 Telephoto Lens
  • FULL FRAME SENSOR – 24.2-megapixel full-frame (35.6mm x 23.8mm) MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (ISO 51200 Max sensitivity)
  • LUMIX S CAMERA LENS – Easy-to-use 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 L-Mount for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame L-Mount digital mirrorless cameras
  • LUMIX S PRO CAMERA LENS – 70-200mm telephoto zoom F4 L-mount lens, LEICA certified for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame digital mirrorless cameras
  • O.I.S. STABILIZATION – Complies with LUMIX camera Body I.S.; 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 [1] makes it possible to use 6-stop slower shutter speed [2]
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"So to summarize."

The second problem is the focusing controls. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. It's not great but it will get you started for sure.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

5. Sony Alpha a6100 APS-C Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210 Lens Bundle (9...

User Ratings: 59

Sony ILCE-6100Y First Impressions

"Fast shipping!"

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony ILCE-6100Y. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. The Sony ILCE-6100Y's build quality is excellent.

  • Sony Alpha a6100 APS-C Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210 Lens Bundle (9 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6100 APS-C Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses, Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit, DSLR Accessory Kit, 128GB SD Card, Two-Pack Rechargeable 1300mAh Battery and Dual Charger, 12-inch Spider Tripod, 40.5mm 3-Piece Filter Kit (UV, CPL, FLD), 40.5mm UV Lens Protection Filter, and HDMI Standard to Micro Cable
  • IMAGE QUALITY: The Alpha 6100 boasts an impressive APS-C image sensor with approximately 24.2 effective megapixels, the latest BIONZ X image processing engine and the same front end LSI as used on Sony’s acclaimed full-frame cameras to deliver outstanding image quality with rich detail and true-to-life color reproduction
  • SUPERIOR AUTOFOCUS WITH 4D FOCUS: The Alpha 6100 incorporates Sony’s unrivaled 4D FOCUS system for unsurpassed fast autofocus (AF) acquisition time that can lock focus on even the fastest moving subject in as little as 0.02 seconds. It also boasts an incredible 425 phase detection and 425 contrast detection AF points that are densely positioned over 84% of the image area, effectively tracking subjects as they move across the frame
  • REAL-TIME TRACKING: Keeping active subjects in constant, steady focus is absolutely vital to capturing every important moment, whether you're covering a sporting event or documenting everyday life. Sony's sophisticated AI-based subject-tracking algorithms won't let you down, processing massive volumes of spatial data at high speed and in real time
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE-6100Y
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Sony ILCE-6100Y Final Thoughts

"It way more better."

With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Sony ILCE-6100Y. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone.

Overall Score
4.6


(5 Points)

6. Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens 4K Ultra HD Silver DSLM Camera with 14-42mm Lens Bundle with...

User Ratings: 84

Panasonic E33PNDMCG7KS First Impressions

"It's the lenses."

So, when Panasonic E33PNDMCG7KS came, I purchased it immediately. The kit comes with so many things! Fast or continuous autofocus. An amazing Leica Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Camera takes beautiful pictures.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens 4K Ultra HD Silver DSLM Camera with 14-42mm Lens Bundle with 64GB Memory Card, Microphone, LED Light and Accessories (17 Items)
  • Panasonic AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full Panasonic USA WARRANTY
  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens 4K Ultra HD Silver DSLM Camera with 14-42mm Lens
  • PRO VIDEO BUNDLE - Everything You Need to Take Panasonic LUMIX G7 Video to the NEXT LEVEL
  • INCLUDED with the CAMERA: Digital Camera Body - Interchangeable Lens - Hot Shoe Cover - Body Cap - Battery Pack - Battery Charger - USB Connection Cable - Shoulder Strap - DVD - AC Cable - Lens Hood - Lens Cap - Lens Rear Cap - 3 Year Panasonic Extended Warranty
  • 2x BLC12 Replacement Battery for Panasonic | Sandisk 64GB Extreme SDXC Memory UHS-I Card w/ 90/40MB/s Read/Write | Pro Series MONOPOD | SLR Photo and Video Rechargeable LED LIGHT | Pro Condenser SHOTGUN MICROPHONE | Sling Style SHOULDER BAG | Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Digital Download | 12-inch Rubberized SPIDER TRIPOD - Large (Red) | Pro WRIST Grip STRAP | Professional Lens BLOWER - Dust Removal system | Lens Cleaning Pen | Lens Cap Keeper | Memory Card Reader | Card Wallet | Cleaning Kit and More
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic E33PNDMCG7KS
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Panasonic E33PNDMCG7KS Final Thoughts

"Very good option!"

It's not great but it will get you started for sure. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Panasonic equivalents. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. Hope this helps you decide on your next Leica Mirrorless Camera!

Overall Score
4.8


(19 Points)

7. Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera Body + Canon BG-E22 Battery Grip with Altura Photo Complete Ac...

User Ratings: 91

Canon Canon EOS R First Impressions

"Double & triple boxed."

Even the focus lock button on Canon lenses can be customized. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. The digital age is here time for RF lenses.

  • Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera Body + Canon BG-E22 Battery Grip with Altura Photo Complete Accessory and Travel Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) + Canon BG-E22 Battery Grip + Altura Photo Venture Camera Bag + SanDisk 64GB and 32GB C10 Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Neck Strap + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Accessory Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • THE FIRST STEP IN CANON'S MIRRORLESS EVOLUTION, the EOS R pairs a redeveloped lens mount and updated full-frame image sensor for a unique and sophisticated multimedia camera system.
  • FOCUSING on the camera itself, the EOS R features a high-resolution 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 8 image processor. The combination of these technologies offers a wide sensitivity range up to a native ISO 40000, fast continuous shooting to 8 fps, and UHD 4K30 video recording.
  • CANON accessories included: Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) + LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + LC-E6 Charger + ER-100B Neck Strap + Cable Protector + IFC-100U Interface Cable + R-F-5 Camera Cover + Canon Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS R
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Canon Canon EOS R Final Thoughts

"Best Leica Mirrorless Camera ever!"

Low Light video is very well done. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Mirrorless has come into it's own. Still getting used to the buttons. The rest of the bundle seems okay.

Overall Score
4.9


(16 Points)

8. Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Leica DG 12-60mm Lens and Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 82 12

Panasonic DC-GH5LK First Impressions

"That's it."

The Panasonic DC-GH5LK was with me at all times. It came with all the products it describes. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Panasonic DC-GH5LK. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Leica DG 12-60mm Lens and Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens, Sony 64GB SD Card, Koah Battery and Dual Charger Pack, DSLR Shoulder Gadget Bag, and Lightweight On-Camera Microphone
  • 20.3MP DIGITAL LIVE MOS SENSOR: This Lumix GH5 is equipped with a powerful Digital Live MOS sensor, capable of rendering high quality 20.3MP images. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artefact free. Since there’s no filter to block low-frequency light waves, every image you capture will possess vivid colors and an incredible level of detail from edge to edge
  • VENUS ENGINE PROCESSOR: The Combination of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine 10 produces extraordinary color detail and natural texture expression. The Intelligent Detail Processing renders intense brightness and contrast. The three-dimensional color control zings with rich colors from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings
  • RUGGED SPLASH/DUST/FREEZEPROOF DESIGN: The diecast, magnesium alloy frame of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K is compact and lightweight yet extremely durable. When it comes to construction quality, this micro-four thirds camera body is built like a tank. It’s freezeproof down to -10 degrees and features weather sealing in every joint, dial and button so it’s also splashproof and dustproof
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GH5LK
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Panasonic DC-GH5LK Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

Been using the Panasonic DC-GH5LK for about 2 weeks now with no issues. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. It came with all the products it describes. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body.

Overall Score
4.4


(64 Points)

9. Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Silver (Body Only)

User Ratings: 75 2

Fujifilm X-E3 Camera Body - Silver First Impressions

"Lots of freebies."

I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. I works flawlessly with my Fujifilm lenses. Extra batteries are very handy. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. There's just so much more to say about the Fujifilm X-E3 Camera Body - Silver.

  • Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Silver (Body Only)
  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and high-performance x processor Pro high-speed image processing engine to deliver outstanding color Reproduction and gradation of Tones in both stills and video.
  • New touch function controls let you swipe up/down/left/right to choose function setup which you can use even while
  • Bluetooth Standards : Bluetooth Ver 4.0(Bluetooth low energy)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-E3 Camera Body - Silver
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Fujifilm X-E3 Camera Body - Silver Final Thoughts

"Plenty of features."

In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Since this is a new camera not all Fujifilm accessories will work. Portability of this camera is wonderful. Mirrorless has come into it's own. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little.

Overall Score
4.5


(103 Points)

10. Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body Only Black (Kit Box)

Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K First Impressions

"Lots of freebies."

Low light is extraordinarily good. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Low Light video is very well done.

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body Only Black (Kit Box)
  • Brand New Comes In Kit Box (LENS NOT INCLUDED) BODY ONLY!!!
  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor Venus Engine Image Processor Micro Four Thirds System Tilting 2.76m-Dot 0.7x EVF
  • 3.0" 1.24m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD UHD 4K30 and 24p Video Recording
  • Built-In Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi ISO 100-25600 and 9 fps Cont. Shooting 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 Image Stabilization
  • [4K Technology] 4K 30p video, 4K Live Crop and 4K PHOTO burst with a new Light Composition mode to capture perfect moments
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K
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Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. And I wish the Panasonic lenses were a bit cheaper. The Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K phase and contrast system has it beat. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. I have other tools for different situations.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

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