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 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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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)

6. Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mm Kit - Silver

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55MM Kit Silver First Impressions

"But alas no."

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. A shame since the video quality is very good. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. My husband and I love the Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55MM Kit Silver so much. I works flawlessly with my Fujifilm lenses.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mm Kit - Silver
  • Advanced Image Sensor Technology: The 26.1MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU combination provide accurate AF and Face Detection for moving subjects when capturing either high-resolution stills or recording 4K video.
  • Accurate Auto-Focus Tracking and Face Detection: he new X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU offers fast and accurate face-detection for moving people. Additionally, eye-detection AF now works in AF-C mode, which results in accurate focus-tracking for moving portrait subjects. The low-light limit for phase detection AF has been expanded even more from the conventional +0.5EV to -3EV, to allow for operation in a wide range of lighting scenarios.
  • Superior Video and Image Effects: The X-T30 offers the ability to record 4K video at 30 frames per second or capture of 120 frames per second at 1080p to create super slow motion effects. Filmmakers needing extreme color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 color through the camera’s HDMI port.
  • Intuitive Design with Comfortable Controls: Offers 3.0-inch touch LCD with 2-way tilting and improved touch screen to capture images efficiently in challenging situations. Provides advanced SR Auto mode - easily activated with a lever - to automatically choose the optimum shooting settings for a given scene out of 58 presets.
  • Next-Gen Wireless Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V.4.2 offers digital communication with the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to wirelessly control the camera or share images to smart devices.
  • Video Capture Resolution: 4K Dci 2160P
  • Viewfinder Type: Electronic Viewfinder
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55MM Kit Silver
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Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55MM Kit Silver Final Thoughts

"Overall, very pleased."

I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55MM Kit Silver. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! Hope this helps you decide on your next Light Weight Mirrorless Camera! I have used the camera for some time now.

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

7. EOS Rebel T7 EF18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Double Zoom KIT with EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

User Ratings: 84 4

Canon First Impressions

"Overall pretty good."

Button feeling and placement is great. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle.

  • EOS Rebel T7 EF18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Double Zoom KIT with EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF and eye detection AF 24. 1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with is 100–6400 (H: 12800).
  • Built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** technology.
  • 50mm focal length and maximum aperture of f/1.8
  • Great for portraits, action, and nighttime photography
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"Oh, on an other note."

Everything about the Canon is amazing. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. I have used the camera for some time now. The case is great to store the accessories in too.

Overall Score
4.7


(132 Points)

8. Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm and FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Bundle

User Ratings: 83 7

Sony ILCE7M3KB First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Let me talk about them briefly. They're a good choice for all around work. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Sony ILCE7M3KB.

  • Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm and FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony a7 III Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens, Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens, Koah Simah Condenser Microphone, Sony 64GB M-Series Card, Koah PRO Sony NP-FZ100 Two-Pack Rechargeable 2000mAh Battery and Dual Charger, Koah Weatherproof Hard Case, Koah High Speed Braided Nylon USB-C Cable,Focus Accessories for 260 and Focus Camera Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 by Corel
  • SONY ALPHA A7 III: Ideal for beginners and seasoned professionals alike, the a7 III has renewed features for everything you need. Improved overall AF performance, high-speed continuous shooting up to 10fps, 4K movie recording capability, and operability that has been dramatically upgraded from the α7 II
  • CAPTURE UP TO 10 FPS: The a7 III is equipped with a refined image processing system that allows it to capture full 24.2MP images at up to 10 fps with continuous and accurate AF/AE tracking for up to 177 Standard JPEG images, 89 compressed RAW images or 40 uncompressed RAW images.
  • FE 50MM f/1.8LENS: The new lightweight FE 50mm F1.8 “normal” prime lens delivers an outstanding blend of performance, compactness and value, making it a perfect choice for hobbyist photographers and videographers looking to experience the benefits of a wide aperture prime lens at an attainable cost.
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3KB
  • Battery Life
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Sony ILCE7M3KB Final Thoughts

"Buy this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera!"

I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. I'm also really enjoying the Sony film simulation. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

Overall Score
4.6


(23 Points)

9. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, 24-105mm F4 ...

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic DC-S1MK First Impressions

"My conclusion."

Wonderful color, clarity and detail. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. Low light is extraordinarily good. Everything about the Panasonic DC-S1MK is amazing. The second problem is the focusing controls.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, 24-105mm F4 L-Mount S Series Lens, 4K HDR Video and 3.2” LCD - DC-S1MK
  • 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 (is 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
  • 4K HDR VIDEO - 4K 60p/50p, 4K 24/30P unlimited recording, 4K60P 29: 59 min limited recording. HDR Mode and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). V-Log with Internal 4: 2: 2 10-bit 4k30/24p (4K60p output only) available via optional software upgrade key.
  • 96MP high resolution mode – a sensor shift technology suitable for taking very high-resolution Landscapes and fine art photos via tripod with toggleable motion correction capabilities
  • Rugged Mirrorless camera design – dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands heavy field use under harsh conditions for high mobility
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-S1MK
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Panasonic DC-S1MK Final Thoughts

"It worked flawlessly."

Normally I couldn't care less. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. The Panasonic DC-S1MK is an awesome camera as most already know. The Panasonic DC-S1MK is a great light weight mirrorless camera. The whole package is well thought out.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

10. Canon EOS M6 Digital Camera (Silver) with EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 is STM Lens + Advanced Accessor...

User Ratings: 82

WhoIsCamera M6 First Impressions

"Awesome package!"

The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. Even the focus lock button on WhoIsCamera lenses can be customized. Right now, this is the best of the breed. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld.

  • Canon EOS M6 Digital Camera (Silver) with EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 is STM Lens + Advanced Accessory Bundle - Includes to Get Started
  • WHOISCAMERA' CANON’S FAVORITE DEALER - Includes Canon Full USA Warranty.
  • 'WHOISCAMERA' HANDPICKED BUNDLE - Canon EOS M6 Camera - Canon 15-45 Lens - SanDisk 32 & 16GB Cards - 3PC Filter Kit - Canon Camera Bag - Card Reader - Memory Card Wallet - Wireless Remote Control - Camera Grip Strap - Memory Card Wallet - Screen Protectors - Microfiber Cloth - Cleaning Solution - Cotton Swabs.
  • INCLUDED WITH THE CAMERA - Battery Pack LP-E17 - Battery Charger LC-E17 - Strap EW-300DB - Lens Cap E-67II - Lens Dust Cap - Lens Cap
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GO PRO - 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - 3-inch Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - Built-in Wi-Fi/ NFC/ Bluetooth - DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • THE 'WHOISCAMERA' PROMISE – ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ is all fine and dandy, but we'd much rather you be absolutely THRILLED with your order, so we’ll move heaven and earth to make that happen!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WhoIsCamera M6
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WhoIsCamera M6 Final Thoughts

"It worked flawlessly."

I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the WhoIsCamera M6. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. Camera takes beautiful pictures.

Overall Score
4.6


(10 Points)

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