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 a6000 24.3 MP Mirrorless ILC with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lens Ultimate Camera Bundle

User Ratings: 47 15

Sony First Impressions

"On the Sony ."

Low light is extraordinarily good. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Low light is extraordinarily good. It came with all the products it describes. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 24.3 MP Mirrorless ILC with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lens Ultimate Camera Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens, 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, 128GB Memory Card, Semi-Hard Screen Protector Sheet, Power Battery Grip, 40.5mm 3-Piece UV, CPL, FLD Filter Kit, Koah PRO Battery and Dual Charger Pack, Koah Dual USB Car Charger, DSLR Accessory Kit, Focus Camera Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 by Corel and Lightweight Tripod
  • FEATURES: Super fast auto focus with 179 AF points and 11FPS. High resolution shots with 24MP APS-C sensor and ISO 100-25600 for low light photos
  • CONNECTIVITY: Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC
  • VIDEO AND VIEWFINDER: Record Full HD 1080p 24/60 FPS Video and OLED Viewfinder. Its electronic viewfinder display shows you what will appear in your recordings including the effects of your camera settings so you can fine tune and preview your shots before you take them
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"He is a happy boy!"

I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. And, the EVF stayed in my bag nearly the entire trip. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. Right now, this is the best of the breed. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must.

Overall Score
3.9


(22 Points)

6. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver) with Step Up Kit

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"Great purchase."

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The case is great to store the accessories in too. The range of settings is impressive. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver) with Step Up Kit
  • Built in 5 Axis image stabilization for sharper images
  • 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.62X magnification
  • Silent mode (disables all shutter sounds)
  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1. 8 (50mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • The 25mm F1. 8 is the ideal, all-around lens. Capture tack sharp portraits with beautifully defocused backgrounds. The perfect combination of power and portability - perfect everyday lens.
  • Easy to carry, light grey camera bag with snap clsoure and adjustable shoulder strap. Features an inner adjustable padded compartment and small zippered compartment. Perfect for taking your mirrorless camera and favorite Micro Four Thirds lens with you when you are on-the-go.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
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Olympus Final Thoughts

"Well done."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. The ergonomics are perfect. I have other tools for different situations. The second problem is the focusing controls.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

7. Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Zoom Lens, Black (ILCE6100L/B)

User Ratings: 81 6

Sony ILCE6100L/B First Impressions

"So be warned."

Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. I have other tools for different situations. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill.

  • Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Zoom Lens, Black (ILCE6100L/B)
  • World’s fastest AF at 0 02 sec W/ real-time AF & Object tracking
  • Wide 425-phase/425-contrast detection AF points over 84% of sensor
  • 24 2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ front end LSI and ISO up to 51 200
  • Up to 11fps continuous shooting at 24 2MP RAW w/ AF/AE tracking
  • Real-time AF Tracking Real-time Eye AF for human and animal
  • Movie recording with mic and 180-degree tiltable 3” touchscreen LCD
  • Touch Tracking provides smooth continuous focus tracking of your subject activated with a simple touch of the display screen
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6100L/B
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Sony ILCE6100L/B Final Thoughts

"Great autofocus."

Love the screen. The kit comes with so many things! Love the screen. It has the best image quality of any Light Weight Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. Normally I couldn't care less.

Overall Score
4.6


(37 Points)

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

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Can't complain!"

So I bought this for my California vacation. There's just so much more to say about the Fujifilm . I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. I have other tools for different situations. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Black + Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Black
  • Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
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Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"What a BUNDLE!"

Camera takes beautiful pictures. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything!

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

9. Panasonic LUMIX G85MK 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, 12-60mm Lens, Lexar U3 64GB Mem...

User Ratings: 73 2

Panasonic DMC-G85MK Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

The rest of the bundle seems okay. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. I'm also really enjoying the Panasonic film simulation. The Panasonic DMC-G85MK Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit's build quality is excellent.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G85MK 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, 12-60mm Lens, Lexar U3 64GB Memory Card, 2 Spare Batteries, Charger, Bag and Accessory Bundle
  • Less bulky than a DSLR, the LUMIX G85 is the compact 4K video-enabled Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless (DSLM) camera with true-to-life photo image quality.
  • Class leading 5-axis body stabilization that when mated to LUMIX 2-axis optically stabilized lenses for a “Dual IS” effect.
  • 4K Video recording at 30p/24p 100 Mbps plus a 3.5mm port for external microphones. (Full HD 60p 28Mbps)
  • Weather sealed splash proof and dustproof, rugged enough to withstand even the most challenging environments.
  • FREE Panasonic TRIPLE YOUR WARRANTY Bonus Offer, extends your 1 year warranty to 3 years -- Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85MK RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES 13 ITEMS -- ALL BRAND NEW ITEMS WITH ALL MANUFACTURER-SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES + FULL USA WARRANTIES
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G85MK Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit
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Panasonic DMC-G85MK Ritz Camera Deluxe Kit Final Thoughts

"It's the lenses."

The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800.

Overall Score
4.6


(110 Points)

10. Canon EOS M5 with 15-45mm Lens + 2 x 32GB Memory Deluxe Bundle

K&M BCAN1279C011_002 First Impressions

"Like this better."

I just absolutely love this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera. The kit comes with so many things! The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. you will love this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera!

  • Canon EOS M5 with 15-45mm Lens + 2 x 32GB Memory Deluxe Bundle
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard Canon Accessories + 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Canon Box Includes: Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm Lens, EM-300DB Strap, LP-E17 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, LC-E17 Charger for LP-E17 Battery Pack, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 7 Image Processor, 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control, 3.2" 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth, Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600, Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M BCAN1279C011_002
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K&M BCAN1279C011_002 Final Thoughts

"Camera snobs."

This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. With that said, this Light Weight Mirrorless Camera rocks. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. Something I never realized I needed till I had it.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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