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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Charcoal Silver + Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Buy this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera!"

It has the best image quality of any Light Weight Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. An amazing Light Weight Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Charcoal Silver + Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Charcoal Silver
  • Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
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Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"Good for the money!"

I can't recommend the Fujifilm enough. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must.

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

6. Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF23mmF2 R WR Kit - Silver

User Ratings: 75 2

Fujifilm X-E3 w/XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit - Silver First Impressions

"What a BUNDLE!"

I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. It came with all the products it describes. Everything about the Fujifilm X-E3 w/XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit - Silver is amazing.

  • Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF23mmF2 R WR Kit - Silver
  • 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
  • Operating frequency:2402 - 2480MHz
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-E3 w/XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit - Silver
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Fujifilm X-E3 w/XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit - Silver Final Thoughts

"What a BUNDLE!"

This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. The Fujifilm X-E3 w/XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit - Silver was with me at all times. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram.

Overall Score
4.5


(103 Points)

7. PANASONIC LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless with 12-60mm Plus DMW-HGR2 Authentic LUMIX GX9 Camera Grip Bundle

Panasonic DC-GX9MS First Impressions

"I'm a bonehead."

Fast or continuous autofocus. I can't recommend the Panasonic DC-GX9MS enough. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. I just absolutely love this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera. Love the screen.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless with 12-60mm Plus DMW-HGR2 Authentic LUMIX GX9 Camera Grip Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX GX9 20.3MP Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver), Panasonic DMW-HGR2 Hand Grip for Lumix DC-GX9 Mirrorless Camera , and 32GB SD Memory Card
  • 4K PHOTO: Lets you capture the perfect moment by selecting a frame from a video sequence in camera, and saving it as an individual high-res image
  • LIVE VIEW FINDER: Boasts 2760k-dot equivalent high resolution and approximately 100% color reproduction for high visibility
  • 20.3MP MOS SENSOR: You can confidently capture the sharpest ever imagery with a high dynamic range and artifact free
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GX9MS
  • Battery Life
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Panasonic DC-GX9MS Final Thoughts

"Still no menu fishing."

I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Panasonic DC-GX9MS. The second problem is the focusing controls. Still getting used to the buttons.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

8. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Silver

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Silver First Impressions

"Love this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera!"

Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. The Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Silver phase and contrast system has it beat. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Silver
  • 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
  • 2.16M phase detection pixels across entire frame and low light phase detection limits has been increased over X T2 by 2 stops, from 1EV to 3EV
  • 3.69 million dot OLED color viewfinder with 0.75x magnification and blackout free burst shooting
  • 16 film Simulation modes: Including eterna/cinema, B and w adjustment: 9~+9
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Silver
  • Battery Life
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Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Silver Final Thoughts

"What a BUNDLE!"

Extra batteries are very handy. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. An amazing Light Weight Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Start up and shut down is quick. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
4.6


(200 Points)

9. Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Charcoal Silver + Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR Lens Silver

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Just what I want."

In practice, the Fujifilm produces superlative images. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. It came with all the products it describes. I can't recommend the Fujifilm enough. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything!

  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Charcoal Silver + Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Charcoal Silver
  • Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"Best Light Weight Mirrorless Camera ever!"

The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. The ergonomics are perfect. I doubled down and ordered a second body. A shame since the video quality is very good.

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

10. Canon EOS M200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 15-45mm Lens with Altura Photo Advanced Accessory...

User Ratings: 77

Canon Canon EOS M200 First Impressions

"Ridiculous!"

An amazing Light Weight Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. But for me it is the low light improvements. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch.

  • Canon EOS M200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 15-45mm Lens with Altura Photo Advanced Accessory and Travel Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Canon EOS M200 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm Lens + AirBag Packable Bag and Camera Insert + SanDisk 64GB C10 Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Card + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Cleaning Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • ESPECIALLY SLEEK and impressively versatile, the Canon EOS M200 blends a wide range of shooting capabilities with an everyday form factor. Sporting a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, the M200 enables high-resolution stills shooting along with a 6.1 fps continuous shooting rate and wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range to suit working in a variety of conditions.
  • UHD 4K VIDEO recording is supported, as well as in-camera 4K time-lapse movie production for a creative melding of stills and video. The sensor's design also facilitates Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which uses phase-detection autofocus for quick, accurate, and smooth performance to suit both stills and video use.
  • CANON accessories included: Canon EOS M200 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black) + Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (Graphite) + LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh) + Battery Charger LC-E12 + R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap) + EM-200DB Neck Strap + Terminal Cover
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER. Includes Canon USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS M200
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Canon Canon EOS M200 Final Thoughts

"Are nice additions."

But, for the cost this thing is incredible. It has the best image quality of any Light Weight Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. Fast or continuous autofocus. It is light and easy to carry with you. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Canon Canon EOS M200.

Overall Score
4.8


(10 Points)

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