Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mini Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"I'm a bonehead."

Low light is extraordinarily good. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B) and FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22, Minimum Focus Distance - 1.24 ft
  • Focal-Length : 24-70 mm, Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.24 x
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Sony Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

Normally I couldn't care less. So far performance is fabulous. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Mini Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 54 17

Sony DSCH300/B First Impressions

"FAST shutter!"

The Sony DSCH300/B is an awesome camera as most already know. A shame since the video quality is very good. The second problem is the focusing controls. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Everything about the Sony DSCH300/B is amazing.

  • Sony DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black)
  • Get everything up close with powerful 35x optical zoom
  • Operating temperature:-10 ~ +40℃ (operation)/ -20 ~ +60℃ (storage).201MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images
  • Minimized Blur with optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Please refer the user guide and the user manual before use
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony DSCH300/B Final Thoughts

"Its a tool."

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. The rest of the bundle seems okay. So far performance is fabulous.

Overall Score
3.8


(404 Points)

3. Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300M/S First Impressions

"It's great."

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. Extra batteries are very handy. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera
  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD RECORDING: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • LENS INCLUDED: Sony E-Mount 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens shoots in stunning detail
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony ILCE6300M/S Final Thoughts

"The good is obvious."

With that said, this Mini Mirrorless Camera rocks. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony ILCE6300M/S.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

4. Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens (Black)

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300L/B First Impressions

"My conclusion."

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. The second problem is the focusing controls. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens (Black)
  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD RECORDING: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • LENS INCLUDED: Sony E-Mount 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens shoots in stunning detail
  • Approx. 350 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 400 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony ILCE6300L/B Final Thoughts

"Traveler's dream!"

That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. Low light is extraordinarily good. Fast or continuous autofocus. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. Best Mini Mirrorless Camera on the market right now.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Mini Mirrorless Cameras

5. Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera: Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with APS-C, Auto Focus & 4K ...

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300/B First Impressions

"Worth every penny."

So far performance is fabulous. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. I doubled down and ordered a second body. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera: Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with APS-C, Auto Focus & 4K Video - ILCE 6300 Body with 3” LCD Screen - E Mount Compatible - Black (Includes Body Only)
  • Faster Autofocus: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • Incredible Photography: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • Electronic Viewfinder: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD Recording: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • Compact & Durable: Dust and moisture seals protect the magnesium alloy body from harsh conditions
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony ILCE6300/B Final Thoughts

"Absolutely yes."

I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. The Sony ILCE6300/B's build quality is excellent. Been using the Sony ILCE6300/B for about 2 weeks now with no issues. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. There's just so much more to say about the Sony ILCE6300/B.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

6. Sony Alpha a6300 ILCE6300M/B 24.2 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens, E 18-135...

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300M/B First Impressions

"I'm OCD like that."

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 ILCE6300M/B 24.2 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with F3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens, E 18-135mm, Black
  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD RECORDING: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • LENS INCLUDED: Sony E-Mount 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens shoots in stunning detail
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony ILCE6300M/B Final Thoughts

"I'm OCD like that."

As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. The kit comes with so many things! It is light and easy to carry with you. Wonderful color, clarity and detail.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

7. Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300L/S First Impressions

"It way more better."

Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. But, this fps was rather limited. Low Light video is very well done. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Low Light video is very well done.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera
  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD RECORDING: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • LENS INCLUDED: Sony E-Mount 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens shoots in stunning detail
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
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Sony ILCE6300L/S Final Thoughts

"Very good option!"

The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. The case is great to store the accessories in too. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. A shame since the video quality is very good.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

8. Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

User Ratings: 87 4

Sony First Impressions

"Good for the money!"

Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. I have used the camera for some time now. Button feeling and placement is great. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. In practice, the Sony produces superlative images.

  • Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
  • World's first Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor-42.4MP, 5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame, 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T-coating, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps, Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22, Minimum Focus Distance - 1.24 ft
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Overall, very pleased."

The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. They're a good choice for all around work. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode.

Overall Score
4.7


(230 Points)

9. Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera w/ Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE ...

User Ratings: 87 4

Sony First Impressions

"That is fine for me."

With that said, this Mini Mirrorless Camera rocks. My husband and I love the Sony so much. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little.

  • Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera w/ Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS Zoom Lens
  • World's first Full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor-42.4MP, 5-axis in-body image stabilization optimized for 42.4MP full-frame, 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder w/ ZEISS T-coating, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps, Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
  • Angle of view (35mm): 84°-34°
  • Minimum aperture (F): F22
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Quick shipping."

An amazing Mini Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. They're a good choice for all around work. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. The range of settings is impressive. Button feeling and placement is great.

Overall Score
4.7


(230 Points)

10. Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera & Flip Up Touc...

User Ratings: 76 7

Sony First Impressions

"One funny note."

Love the screen. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. The Sony was with me at all times. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. I expect features to improve and prices to fall.

  • Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera & Flip Up Touchscreen - E Mount Compatible Cameras & SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
  • Next Gen speed: experience the world’s fastest 0. 02 sec AF with real-time AF and object tracking
  • Enhanced subject capture: wide 425 Phase/ 425 contrast detection points over 84% of the sensor
  • Fast & accurate: up to 11Fps continuous shooting at 24. 2MP raw with crisp, clear natural colors
  • Multiple movie functions: make time lapse movies or slow/quick motion videos without post processing
  • High performance E-mount lens with excellent contrast; Minimum Aperture (F): 22
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 1.48 (Wide)-3.12 ft (Tele), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.11x, Focal Length : 18-105 mm
  • Versatile 27-158mm (35mm equiv.) zoom range. Angle of view (APS-C): 76°- 15°
  • Constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. Filter diameter (mm):72 mm
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Are nice additions."

you will love this Mini Mirrorless Camera! Been using the Sony for about 2 weeks now with no issues. There's just so much more to say about the Sony . Lots of new options in Menu to learn. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

Overall Score
4.5


(224 Points)

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