Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Low Light Mirrorless Cameras

1. Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Len...

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

Low Light video is very well done. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K is an awesome camera as most already know. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
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Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Love this guy."

It is light and easy to carry with you. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. Mirrorless has come into it's own. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K was with me at all times. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow.

Overall Score
4.3


(1466 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Low Light Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses with 32GB Ultra Class 10 SD...

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"I am glad I did."

I have used the camera for some time now. An amazing Low Light Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses with 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card and Soft Carrying Case
  • Amazing quality in half the size & weight of conventional DSLRs, World's fastest auto focus6 at 0.06 seconds and 179 AF points, Shoot 11 frames per second so you never miss any of the action.
  • Capture life in high resolution and in low light with 24MP APS-C sensor and 2 lenses provide the tools you'll need to start shooting immediately, Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • Great for compact-to-mid range point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Let me talk about them briefly. The Sony is a great light weight mirrorless camera. The second problem is the focusing controls. So I bought this for my California vacation.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

3. Sony Alpha ILCE-6000L/B a6000 Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens Bundle with Accessory Bundle (Black)

User Ratings: 76 5

Sony ILCE-6000L/B First Impressions

"Traveler's dream!"

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. Fast or continuous autofocus. A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera.

  • Sony Alpha ILCE-6000L/B a6000 Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens Bundle with Accessory Bundle (Black)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens, 64GB SD Card, 40.5mm 3-Piece UV, CPL, FLD Filter Kit, 40.5mm UV Lens Protection Filter, 12-inch Spider Tripod, Battery and Dual Charger Pack, Digital SLR Camera Bag Bundle, and HDMI to Micro HDMI Cable
  • 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 ILCE-6000L/B
  • Battery Life
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Sony ILCE-6000L/B Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony ILCE-6000L/B. There's just so much more to say about the Sony ILCE-6000L/B. The Sony ILCE-6000L/B is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. The Sony ILCE-6000L/B is an awesome camera as most already know. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this.

Overall Score
4.5


(254 Points)

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

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Silver First Impressions

"Love this Low Light 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
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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 Low Light 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)

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5. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - Black

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Black First Impressions

"Great purchase."

The kit comes with so many things! Low Light video is very well done. Let me talk about them briefly. In practice, the Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Black produces superlative images. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - 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 amps 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 external/cinema, B and w adjustment: 9~+9
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Black
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Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Black Final Thoughts

"Don't care for format."

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! I have other tools for different situations. Especially for astrophotography. Low Light video is very well done.

Overall Score
4.6


(200 Points)

6. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - Silver

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver First Impressions

"Glad I went with Fujifilm."

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. And I wish the Fujifilm lenses were a bit cheaper. Camera takes beautiful pictures. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Portability of this camera is wonderful.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit - 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 amps 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.Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy)
  • 16 film Simulation modes including external/cinema B and w adjustment 9 +9
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver
  • Battery Life
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Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

Been using the Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver for about 2 weeks now with no issues. I doubled down and ordered a second body. In practice, the Fujifilm X-T3 Camera w/XF16-80mm Lens Kit -Silver produces superlative images. So I bought this for my California vacation. The range of settings is impressive.

Overall Score
4.6


(200 Points)

7. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Black

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Black First Impressions

"I'm not kidding."

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Best Low Light Mirrorless Camera on the market right now.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - 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
  • 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
  • 3 optical Zoom; Weather resistant structure
  • 3 Display
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Black
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Black Final Thoughts

"Camera snobs."

This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Fujifilm X-T3 Body - Black. The ergonomics are perfect. The range of settings is impressive. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little.

Overall Score
4.6


(200 Points)

8. PANASONIC LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 12-60mm Power O.I.S. Lens, with Free Vario 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ...

User Ratings: 77 6

Panasonic First Impressions

"Its a tool."

Button feeling and placement is great. It came with all the products it describes. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Even the focus lock button on Panasonic lenses can be customized.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 12-60mm Power O.I.S. Lens, with Free Vario 45-150mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mirrorless Camera Lens with Optical Stabilizer
  • FINE DETAIL PERFORMANCE: 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter resulting in a near 10 percent boost in fine detail resolving power over existing 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensors; Color temperature setting 2500 10000K in 100K
  • MIRRORLESS INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA: With 12 60mm lens, shoot lighter and faster with the modern hybrid photography performance of a mirrorless camera and nearly half the bulk of most DSLRs
  • CLASS LEADING DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION: In body 5 axis dual image stabilization works in both photo and motion picture recording—including 4K video—to produce clear handheld shots even in low light conditions
  • Multi-coated lens: A multi-coated lens element reduces ghost and flare to deliver high optical performance (12 elements in 9 groups, [1 UHR lens and 2 aspherical lenses])
  • Near silent focusing for video and still: inner focus system enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity; stepping motor makes focusing action smooth and near silent for use in video and photo recording
  • Lumia optical image stabilization: Panasonic Mega O. I. S. Makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations by suppressing the blur caused by a hand movement
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"Overall pretty good."

Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. My husband and I love the Panasonic so much. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The Panasonic is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. It came with all the products it describes.

Overall Score
4.5


(181 Points)

9. Sony ILCE-6000LB Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black) Bundle with Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 ...

User Ratings: 70 7

Sony ILCE6000LB First Impressions

"So be warned."

The second problem is the focusing controls. I just absolutely love this Low Light Mirrorless Camera. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. The case is great to store the accessories in too.

  • Sony ILCE-6000LB Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black) Bundle with Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens (Black) + Sony 32GB SDHC/SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card + Camera Case + NPFW50 Battery
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black), Sony 55-210mm Lens, 40.5mm 3 Piece Lens Filter Kit, 49mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit, SanDisk 64GB Flash Memory Card, Koah PRO Two-Pack Rechargeable Battery and Dual Charger, HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (6 Feet), 12-Inch Spider Tripod, DSLR Accessory Kit
  • 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 Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6000LB
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Sony ILCE6000LB Final Thoughts

"Filters work well."

I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing.

Overall Score
4.3


(58 Points)

10. Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses Bundle (10 Items)...

User Ratings: 89 3

Sony ASONILCE6000LB-SEL55210BK1 First Impressions

"I LOVE that feature."

Wonderful color, clarity and detail. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. Normally I couldn't care less.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses Bundle (10 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black), Sony 55-210mm OSS E-Mount Lens (Black), 32GB SD Card, DSLR Shoulder Gadget Bag, Battery and Dual Charger Pack, HDMI to Micro HDMI cable, 40.5mm UV Protector Lens Filter, 49mm UV Lens Protection Filter, and 5-Piece Digital Camera Accessory Kit
  • 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 ASONILCE6000LB-SEL55210BK1
  • Battery Life
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Sony ASONILCE6000LB-SEL55210BK1 Final Thoughts

"Truly impressive."

Hope this helps you decide on your next Low Light Mirrorless Camera! The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Low light is extraordinarily good. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

Overall Score
4.8


(33 Points)

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