Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Light Weight Mirrorless Cameras

1. PANASONIC LUMIX GX850 4K Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touc...

User Ratings: 57 10

Panasonic DC-GX850KK First Impressions

"I bought this bad boy."

Camera takes beautiful pictures. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. Low light is extraordinarily good. Best Light Weight Mirrorless Camera on the market right now. But for me it is the low light improvements.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX GX850 4K Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DC-GX850KK (USA BLACK)
  • Light weight and compact Mirrorless interchangeable Lens camera body.
  • Lumix g Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 with Mega o.I.S. Stabilization Kit Lens.
  • 16MP Four Thirds sensor.
  • 22 creative filter effects.
  • 180 Degree Flip up touch controlled LCD with self face and buddy hands free auto shutter.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GX850KK
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Panasonic DC-GX850KK Final Thoughts

"The good is obvious."

Start up and shut down is quick. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. The rest of the bundle seems okay. The second problem is the focusing controls. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Light Weight Mirrorless Cameras

2. PANASONIC LUMIX GX850 4K Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touc...

User Ratings: 57 10

Panasonic DC-GX850KS First Impressions

"Double & triple boxed."

So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. The case is great to store the accessories in too. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. It's not great but it will get you started for sure.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX GX850 4K Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DC-GX850KS (USA SILVER)
  • Light weight and compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body.
  • LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 with Mega O.I.S. stabilization kit lens.
  • 16MP Four Thirds sensor.
  • 22 Creative Filter effects.
  • 180 degree flip up touch controlled LCD with selfi Face and buddy hands free auto shutter.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GX850KS
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Panasonic DC-GX850KS Final Thoughts

"Camera is EXCELLENT!"

The ergonomics are perfect. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. Portability of this camera is wonderful. The Panasonic DC-GX850KS is a great light weight mirrorless camera. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

3. Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera 128GB VideoMicGo Bundle

Sony ILCE7RM3B First Impressions

"I bought this bad boy."

I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. Start up and shut down is quick. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7.

  • Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera 128GB VideoMicGo Bundle
  • POWERFUL: Features a powerful 42MB image processor backed by a full frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor. Creating clear and crisp high resolution shots with low noise.
  • FEATURES: Records 4K HD video in professional quality and can do continuous shots up to 10 frames per second. The BIONZ X engine increase the system speed of the camera.
  • RODE VIDMIC GO: A light weight on camera mic that has an intergrated shoe mount and comes with the Rode Lyre suspension system. Tight pickup area that focuses directly in front of the mic and reduces other surrounding sounds.
  • Sony Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7R III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body, Sony 128GB SD Card, Rode Microphones VideoMic GO, and Weatherproof Hard Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7RM3B
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Sony ILCE7RM3B Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony ILCE7RM3B. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos.

Overall Score
5.0


(12 Points)

4. Sony Alpha a6400 24.2MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Bundle with Came...

Sony a6400 First Impressions

"Thank you Sony."

But, this fps was rather limited. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. Love the screen. But, for the cost this thing is incredible.

  • Sony Alpha a6400 24.2MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB SDHC Card, 40.5mm Filter Kit, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader, Memory Wallet, PC Software
  • KIT INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera | E PZ 16-50mm 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 | ALC-F405S 40.5mm Front Lens Cap | ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap | Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty | Camera Case | 32GB SDHC U3 Card | 40.5mm Filter Kit(UV/CPL/ND) | Cleaning Kit | Card Reader | Memory Wallet | PC Software Package
  • GRAB THE BEST OF LIFE: Despite its compact size and light weight, the a6400 delivers speedy performance and a range of features you'd expect from a full-frame model. Whether you're taking still shots or movies, creative compositions or everyday selfie shots, you'll enjoy beautiful images that you'll want to share, on the go.
  • UNPARALLELED AF PERFORMANCE IS THE KEY TO BEAUTIFUL SHOTS: Fast and accurate autofocus lets you capture fleeting moments in stunning detail, thanks to a combination of innovative technologies. A total of 425 phase-detection AF points work in conjunction with contrast-detection AF to achieve a remarkable 0.02 sec speed, while High-density AF Tracking Technology follows even erratically moving subjects.
  • AN INNOVATIVE IMAGE-PROCESSING SYSTEM: The camera's APS-C size, 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor provides a wide sensitivity range and excellent low-noise performance. In conjunction with the new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine, it delivers beautiful, high-resolution images with superb image clarity and texture reproduction.
  • EXTRAORDINARY IMAGE QUALITY, LOW NOISE AND WIDER ISO RANGE: Maximum standard ISO sensitivity has been increased to ISO 32000 (expanded to ISO 102400 for stills), while improved imaging algorithms, detail reproduction technology and area-division noise reduction result in more realistic textures, better detail in shadow regions, and more lifelike colors, including human skin tones and natural plant colors.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony a6400
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Sony a6400 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is great."

Button feeling and placement is great. The Sony a6400 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. The Sony a6400's build quality is excellent. The Sony a6400 was with me at all times.

Overall Score
5.0


(11 Points)

5. Sony a6400 Body Only Mirrorless Digital Camera Bundle: 64 GB SDXC Card, Filter Kit, 3 Batteries, USB...

User Ratings: 87 13

Sony ILCE6400 First Impressions

"I'm OCD like that."

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. A shame since the video quality is very good. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5.

  • Sony a6400 Body Only Mirrorless Digital Camera Bundle: 64 GB SDXC Card, Filter Kit, 3 Batteries, USB Charger, Focus Camera Photo Suite, Messenger Bag, VCT-SGR1 Grip, SD Card Wallet, Shotgun Mic
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) with Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens (Black), Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip and Tripod, Koah Sima Shotgun Condenser Microphone, SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO Card, Vidpro Slinger Digital Storage Aluminum Case (8 SD card slots), Koah PRO Sony NP-FW50 Two-Pack Rechargeable 1300mAh Battery and Dual Charger, 49mm 3 Piece Lens Filter Kit, Focus DSLR Accessory Kit and Focus Camera Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 by Corel
  • SONY ALPHA A6400: This camera features the world's fastest auto focus which allows you to capture instant shots from fast action to candid. You can capture amazing shots and get incredible detail that makes for gorgeous enlargements thanks to its newly developed 24.2 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor.
  • ULTRA HD VIDEO: Press the MOVIE button on your Sony a6400 to start recording beautiful 4K UHD movies notable for their sharpness and lack of visual “noise” in your choice of 60p, 60i or 24p. New improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate auto-focusing and tracking while shooting movies.
  • AUTO FOCUS: The Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless has higher-precision contrast-detection AF (Fast Intelligent AF) points, with an improved Fast Hybrid AF system features the world's fastest 425 extremely accurate phase-detection AF points that covers 84% of the entire image area for superior auto focusing.
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6400
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Sony ILCE6400 Final Thoughts

"Plenty of features."

In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Sony ILCE6400. Great camera and bundle from this deal. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. With that said, this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera rocks. I'm also really enjoying the Sony film simulation.

Overall Score
4.5


(12 Points)

6. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Silver with Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR - Black

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Well done."

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. The kit comes with so many things! Best Light Weight Mirrorless Camera on the market right now. I just absolutely love this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Silver with Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR - Black
  • New 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with X-Processor 4 image processing engine
  • 4K movie recording - internal SD card 4K/60P 4: 2: 0 10bit recording and the first Mirrorless digital camera with APS-C or larger sensor that is capable of 4K/60P 4: 2: 2 10bit HDMI output.
  • Weather-resistant design with 8 sealing points for weather- and dust-resistance and operation as low as 14 Degree.
  • Inner focus system with 0.08 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation. Focal length : 35mm (35mm format equivalent : 53mm)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
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Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"I'm not kidding."

I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. With that said, this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera rocks. Start up and shut down is quick. So I bought this for my California vacation.

Overall Score
4.6


(200 Points)

7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 20.1 MP Digital Camera - Black - Renewed

User Ratings: 56 15

Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM First Impressions

"Not major."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Great camera and bundle from this deal.

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 20.1 MP Digital Camera - Black - Renewed
  • 20.1 megapixel plus 35x zoom brings detailed subjects close - 3.0" LCD screen for easy viewing and photo editing
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode
  • Does not support Wifi
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM
  • Battery Life
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Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM Final Thoughts

"My conclusion."

Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. Everything about the Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM is amazing. I'm also really enjoying the Amazon Renewed film simulation. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
3.9


(323 Points)

8. Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Mirrorless Camera with G Vario 12-60mm Lens, Rode On-Camera Mic with Shock Mo...

User Ratings: 67 9

Panasonic DMC-G85MK First Impressions

"Absolutely yes."

It came with all the products it describes. There's just so much more to say about the Panasonic DMC-G85MK. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The Panasonic DMC-G85MK is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. you will love this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera!

  • Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Mirrorless Camera with G Vario 12-60mm Lens, Rode On-Camera Mic with Shock Mount, 128GB SD Card, Battery and Dual Charger, Backpack, 58mm Lens Set and Tripod Bundle (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Mirrorless Camera Kit with G Vario 12-60mm Lens, Rode On-Camera Mic with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount, SanDisk 128GB SD Card, Koah PRO Battery and Dual Charger, Video Backpack, Focus 58mm 2-Piece Wide and Tele Lens Set and 12 Inch Spider Tripod
  • 4K PHOTO MODE: With the exclusive LUMIX 4K Ultra HD video pause and export as a 4K Photo mode, you'll never again miss that one shot that perfectly captures a scene
  • 5-AXIS GYRO SENSOR COMPENSATION: A new gyro sensor increases the image stability compensation power of the 5-axis body image stabilization to correct hand-shake for all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with optical image stabilization
  • DUAL IS EFFECTIVE TO 5 STOPS: LUMIX G85 integrates 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabilizer), combining 5-axis body and 2-axis lens stabilization for more effective handshake correction and compensation for shots up to 5 f-stops. The 5-axis stabilization works in both wide and telephoto photography and motion picture recording, including 4K Video
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G85MK
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Panasonic DMC-G85MK Final Thoughts

"Filters work well."

Since this is a new camera not all Panasonic accessories will work. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. I works flawlessly with my Panasonic lenses. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate.

Overall Score
4.3


(61 Points)

9. Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lens with 64GB Card + Case + Battery/Char...

User Ratings: 59 5

Sony K-81535-23 First Impressions

"Excellent Light Weight Mirrorless Camera!"

So far performance is fabulous. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. The Sony K-81535-23 phase and contrast system has it beat. The Sony K-81535-23's build quality is excellent.

  • Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lens with 64GB Card + Case + Battery/Charger + Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 14 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lens (Black) + [2] Transcend 64GB SDXC U3 Card + [3] Spare NP-FW50 Battery +
  • [4] Battery Charger + [5] PD-C20 Camera / Camcorder Case + [6] PD 50" Compact Travel Tripod +
  • [7] PD 2.5x Tele & .45x Wide Lens + [8] Vivitar 40.5mm UV Glass Filter + [9] Vivitar 49mm UV Glass Filter + [10] HDMI to Micro-HDMI Cable (6') +
  • [11] PD 6pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [13] LCD Screen Protectors + [14] 40.5-58mm Step-Up Adapter Ring
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-81535-23
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Sony K-81535-23 Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

The Sony K-81535-23 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. Been using the Sony K-81535-23 for about 2 weeks now with no issues. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

Overall Score
4.1


(33 Points)

10. Fujifilm X-T30 Body Charcoal Silver + Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

I have other tools for different situations. Still getting used to the buttons. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. The Fujifilm is an awesome camera as most already know.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 Body Charcoal Silver + Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Fujifilm X-T30 Body Charcoal Silver
  • Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
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Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"For me, a non-issue."

The Fujifilm phase and contrast system has it beat. The Fujifilm phase and contrast system has it beat. Everything about the Fujifilm is amazing. Fast or continuous autofocus. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5.

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

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