Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Rechargeable Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)

User Ratings: 69 9

Sony ILCE5100L/B First Impressions

"Fantastic!"

Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. The Sony ILCE5100L/B is an awesome camera as most already know. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. Mirrorless has come into it's own.

  • Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)
  • Ultra-fast auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps
  • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor.Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC1
  • Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video3 up to 50MB/s. Compatible OS - Windows Vista SP2-6, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X (v10.7-v10.9)
  • Contains- Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50) AC Charger (AC-UB10) Lens cap Shoulder strap Micro USB cable. BIONZ X engine for superb detail and noise reduction
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE5100L/B
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Sony ILCE5100L/B Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Everything about the Sony ILCE5100L/B is amazing. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Sony ILCE5100L/B. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing.

Overall Score
4.3


(687 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Rechargeable Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony ILCE7M3K/B First Impressions

"I LOVE the Sony ILCE7M3K/B."

Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld.

  • Sony a7 III (ILCE7M3K/B) Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black
  • 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
  • 693 phase-detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93% image coverage
  • In the box: SEL2870 lens, Lens hood, Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Rechargeable Battery (NP-FZ100), AC Adapter (AC-UUD12), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3K/B
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Sony ILCE7M3K/B Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! The grip is excellent for medium and large hands.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

3. Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Bla...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony ILCE7M3/B First Impressions

"Still no menu fishing."

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Low Light video is very well done. It came with all the products it describes.

  • Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back Illuminated 35 millimeter Full frame Image Sensor Sony test conditions. Compare to the 7 II
  • 15 stop dynamic range, 14 bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800. Compatible with Sony E mount lenses. Can be connected via Bluetooth with smartphones featuring (as of the date of release)- Android (Android 5.0 or later, Bluetooth 4.0 or later), iOS (Bluetooth 4.0 or later)
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking. Battery Life (Still Images): Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor), Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording): Approx. 200 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 210 min (LCD monitor)
  • 693 phase detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93 percent image coverage. Focus Sensor: Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery (NP FZ100), AC Adapter (AC UUD12), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable.Metering Type:1200 zone evaluative metering
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3/B
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Sony ILCE7M3/B Final Thoughts

"I bought this bad boy."

In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Great camera and bundle from this deal. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. So, when Sony ILCE7M3/B came, I purchased it immediately. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

4. 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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Rechargeable Mirrorless Cameras

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

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"Just not DSLRS."

I works flawlessly with my Olympus lenses. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. An amazing Rechargeable Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Olympus .

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver) with Starter 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)
  • The BLS-50 is a Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery containing 1175 mAh of power. Compatible with various Olympus models including the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, OM-D E-M10 Mark II, OM-D E-M10 Mark III, and the PEN E-PL9.
  • 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.
  • SanDisk Ultra SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card with 32GB storage capacity and Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p). Store photos, high-definition videos and other content. Maximum Read Speed 80MB/s.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
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Olympus Final Thoughts

"Good for the money!"

The case is great to store the accessories in too. The Olympus is an awesome camera as most already know. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Camera takes beautiful pictures.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

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

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"But alas no."

But I like to see a Olympus GM lenses. In practice, the Olympus produces superlative images. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Love the screen. So, when Olympus came, I purchased it immediately.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Black) with Starter 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)
  • The BLS-50 is a Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery containing 1175 mAh of power. Compatible with various Olympus models including the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, OM-D E-M10 Mark II, OM-D E-M10 Mark III, and the PEN E-PL9.
  • 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.
  • SanDisk Ultra SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card with 32GB storage capacity and Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p). Store photos, high-definition videos and other content. Maximum Read Speed 80MB/s.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
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Olympus Final Thoughts

"I'm not kidding."

Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

7. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Micro 4/3 Camera with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses (Black) with...

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"No complaints here."

I can't recommend the Olympus enough. Love the screen. Still getting used to the buttons. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Olympus . In practice, the Olympus produces superlative images.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Micro 4/3 Camera with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses (Black) with Starter Kit
  • Builtin 5 axis image stabilization for sharper images
  • 2; 3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0; 62x magnification
  • Silent mode (disables all shutter sounds)
  • The BLS-50 is a Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery containing 1175 mAh of power. Compatible with various Olympus models including the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, OM-D E-M10 Mark II, OM-D E-M10 Mark III, and the PEN E-PL9.
  • 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.
  • SanDisk Ultra SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card with 32GB storage capacity and Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p). Store photos, high-definition videos and other content. Maximum Read Speed 80MB/s.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
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  • Value For Money
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Olympus Final Thoughts

"I am not disappointed."

I can't recommend the Olympus enough. But, this fps was rather limited. Low light is extraordinarily good. Olympus mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. But white balance flips out often.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

8. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm EZ Lens (Black) US Only with Starter Kit

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"No complaints here."

It's not great but it will get you started for sure. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Hope this helps you decide on your next Rechargeable Mirrorless Camera! Camera takes beautiful pictures.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm EZ Lens (Black) US Only with Starter Kit
  • Builtin 5 Axis image stabilization for sharper images
  • 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.62X magnification
  • Silent mode (disables all shutter sounds)
  • The BLS-50 is a Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery containing 1175 mAh of power. Compatible with various Olympus models including the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, OM-D E-M10 Mark II, OM-D E-M10 Mark III, and the PEN E-PL9.
  • 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.
  • SanDisk Ultra SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card with 32GB storage capacity and Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p). Store photos, high-definition videos and other content. Maximum Read Speed 80MB/s.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus
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Olympus Final Thoughts

"I love it!"

But, for the cost this thing is incredible. It has the best image quality of any Rechargeable Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. The case is great to store the accessories in too. So, when Olympus came, I purchased it immediately. It is light and easy to carry with you.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

9. Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B), Base,...

User Ratings: 87 4

Sony ILCE7RM2/B First Impressions

"Great autofocus."

Normally I couldn't care less. An amazing Rechargeable Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Mirrorless has come into it's own.

  • Sony a7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, Body Only (Black) (ILCE7RM2/B), Base, Base
  • World’s first Full-frame 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, connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/camera apps, Fast focal plane phase-detection AF realized with A-mount lenses
  • Shutter vibration suppression, curtain shutter, silent shutter, Resolution meets sensitivity 42.4MP up to ISO 102,400/4K up to 25,600, Durable, reliable and ergonomically enhanced for professional use
  • Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points and sensor is 35 mm full-frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Inside box: Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50; Cable Protector; AC Adapter AC-UUD11; Battery Charger BC-VW1; Shoulder strap; Body cap; Accessory shoe cap; Eyepiece cup; Micro USB cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7RM2/B
  • Battery Life
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Sony ILCE7RM2/B Final Thoughts

"Are nice additions."

But I like to see a Sony GM lenses. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. Great camera and bundle from this deal. Hope this helps you decide on your next Rechargeable Mirrorless Camera! Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony ILCE7RM2/B.

Overall Score
4.7


(230 Points)

10. Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Real-Time...

User Ratings: 76 7

Sony ILCE6400/B First Impressions

"I am glad I did."

In practice, the Sony ILCE6400/B produces superlative images. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch.

  • Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera: Compact APS-C Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with Real-Time Eye Auto Focus, 4K Video & Flip Up Touchscreen - E Mount Compatible Cameras - ILCE-6400/B Body
  • 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
  • Tiltable LCD screen: customizable for vlogging, still photography or recording a professional film
  • In the box: rechargeable battery (NP-FW50) AC adaptor (ac-uud12), shoulder strap, body cap, accessory shoe cap, eyepiece cup, micro USB cable.Metering Range: -2 to 20 EV
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6400/B
  • Battery Life
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Sony ILCE6400/B Final Thoughts

"But alas no."

I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Wonderful color, clarity and detail. you will love this Rechargeable Mirrorless Camera! Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. Still getting used to the buttons.

Overall Score
4.5


(224 Points)

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