Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Retro Mirrorless Cameras

1. Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens (DSLM) Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver) and Rode Mic Bundle...

User Ratings: 80 3

Panasonic 4332059688 First Impressions

"Don't care for format."

It is light and easy to carry with you. Love the screen. Love the screen. I have other tools for different situations. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens (DSLM) Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver) and Rode Mic Bundle (6 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver) with Rode Microphones VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone, SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Replacement 1600mAh Li-Ion Battery, Focus Photo and Video Backpack and Focus 12 inch Spider Tripod
  • INTUITIVE CONTROLS: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller, lighter and provides intuitive, easy access to common functions. It enables you to control aperture and shutter settings easily with the front and rear dials while making white balance and ISO adjustments. Another amazing feature is you can assign your favorite settings to any of the six function buttons
  • HIGH VISIBILITY: Enjoy high visibility with the high-resolution OLED Live View Finder on the LUMIX G7. It features 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight. Plus, the tilt/swivel touch-display lets you further adjust the screen for optimum clarity
  • FAST AND PRECISE: Shoot with confidence without worrying about blurry results, the Panasonic LUMIX G7 features auto-focusing and also tracks the color, size, and motion vector of the subject enabling quick and precise focus lock
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic 4332059688
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic 4332059688 Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

Great camera and bundle from this deal. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Panasonic 4332059688. The second problem is the focusing controls. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. But white balance flips out often.

Overall Score
4.6


(113 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Retro Mirrorless Cameras

2. Panasonic LUMIX G7 Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver) with 64GB SD Card Bundle (7 Items)

User Ratings: 67 10

Panasonic DMC-G7KS First Impressions

"I am not disappointed."

And I wish the Panasonic lenses were a bit cheaper. The Panasonic DMC-G7KS is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. The range of settings is impressive. A shame since the video quality is very good. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Silver) with 64GB SD Card Bundle (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver) with 46mm UV Lens Protection Filter, SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO 170 MB/s UHS-I SDXC Memory Card,Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Two-Pack 1600mAh Battery and Dual Charger, Focus Photo and Video Backpack, Focus Camera Photo, Video, and Art Suite v.3.0 by Corel and Focus Flexible 12-inch Spider Tripod
  • INTUITIVE CONTROLS: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller, lighter and provides intuitive, easy access to common functions. It enables you to control aperture and shutter settings easily with the front and rear dials while making white balance and ISO adjustments. Another amazing feature is you can assign your favorite settings to any of the six function buttons
  • HIGH VISIBILITY: Enjoy high visibility with the high-resolution OLED Live View Finder on the LUMIX G7. It features 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight. Plus, the tilt/swivel touch-display lets you further adjust the screen for optimum clarity
  • FAST AND PRECISE: Shoot with confidence without worrying about blurry results, the Panasonic LUMIX G7 features auto-focusing and also tracks the color, size, and motion vector of the subject enabling quick and precise focus lock
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KS Final Thoughts

"What a BUNDLE!"

Button feeling and placement is great. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. With that said, this Retro Mirrorless Camera rocks. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. Especially for astrophotography.

Overall Score
4.2


(55 Points)

3. Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm Lens and SanDisk 64 SD Card Bundle (7-Items)

User Ratings: 67 10

Panasonic DMC-G7KK First Impressions

"Hands down."

Hope this helps you decide on your next Retro Mirrorless Camera! The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Low light is extraordinarily good. Hope this helps you decide on your next Retro Mirrorless Camera! I just absolutely love this Retro Mirrorless Camera.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm Lens and SanDisk 64 SD Card Bundle (7-Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm Lens, Focus Camera Digital SLR Camera Bag Bundle, Focus HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (6-feet), SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO 170 MB/s UHS-I SDXC Memory Card, Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Two-Pack 1600mAh battery and Dual Charger, Focus Flexible 12-inch spider tripod, Focus FC-3000 digital slave flash
  • INTUITIVE CONTROLS: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller, lighter and provides intuitive, easy access to common functions. It enables you to control aperture and shutter settings easily with the front and rear dials while making white balance and ISO adjustments. Another amazing feature is you can assign your favorite settings to any of the six function buttons
  • HIGH VISIBILITY: Enjoy high visibility with the high-resolution OLED Live View Finder on the LUMIX G7. It features 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight. Plus, the tilt/swivel touch-display lets you further adjust the screen for optimum clarity
  • FAST AND PRECISE: Shoot with confidence without worrying about blurry results, the Panasonic LUMIX G7 features auto-focusing and also tracks the color, size, and motion vector of the subject enabling quick and precise focus lock
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KK Final Thoughts

"Lots of freebies."

But for me it is the low light improvements. So far performance is fabulous. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. The Panasonic DMC-G7KK is a great light weight mirrorless camera. Lots of new options in Menu to learn.

Overall Score
4.2


(55 Points)

4. Panasonic LUMIX G7 Camera with 14-42mm Lens + 64GB SDHC + Accessory Bag Bundle (6-Items)

User Ratings: 67 10

Panasonic DMC-G7KK First Impressions

"I am not disappointed."

An amazing Retro Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Everything about the Panasonic DMC-G7KK is amazing. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. So I bought this for my California vacation. Panasonic mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Camera with 14-42mm Lens + 64GB SDHC + Accessory Bag Bundle (6-Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black), Sandisk Ultra SDXC 64GB 80MB/S C10 Flash Memory Card, Top Brand 46mm UV Lens Protection Filter, Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Replacement 1600mAh Li-Ion Battery, Focus Camera Digital SLR Camera Bag Bundle, Focus HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (6 Feet)
  • INTUITIVE CONTROLS: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller, lighter and provides intuitive, easy access to common functions. It enables you to control aperture and shutter settings easily with the front and rear dials while making white balance and ISO adjustments. Another amazing feature is you can assign your favorite settings to any of the six function buttons
  • HIGH VISIBILITY: Enjoy high visibility with the high-resolution OLED Live View Finder on the LUMIX G7. It features 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight. Plus, the tilt/swivel touch-display lets you further adjust the screen for optimum clarity
  • FAST AND PRECISE: Shoot with confidence without worrying about blurry results, the Panasonic LUMIX G7 features auto-focusing and also tracks the color, size, and motion vector of the subject enabling quick and precise focus lock
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KK Final Thoughts

"For me, a non-issue."

Something I never realized I needed till I had it. The Panasonic DMC-G7KK's build quality is excellent. It is light and easy to carry with you. Portability of this camera is wonderful. The whole package is well thought out.

Overall Score
4.2


(55 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Retro Mirrorless Cameras

5. Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and 64GB SD Card Bundle (Silver) (7...

User Ratings: 67 10

Panasonic DMC-G7KS First Impressions

"But alas no."

Normally I couldn't care less. Extra batteries are very handy. Great camera and bundle from this deal. A shame since the video quality is very good. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and 64GB SD Card Bundle (Silver) (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless Camera (Silver) with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens,46mm UV Lens Protection Filter, SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO 170 MB/s UHS-I SDXC Memory Card,Koah PRO Panasonic DMW-BLC12 Two-Pack 1600mAh Battery and Dual Charger, Focus HDMI to Micro HDMI cable (6 FT), Focus DSLR Accessory Kit and Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit.
  • INTUITIVE CONTROLS: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller, lighter and provides intuitive, easy access to common functions. It enables you to control aperture and shutter settings easily with the front and rear dials while making white balance and ISO adjustments. Another amazing feature is you can assign your favorite settings to any of the six function buttons
  • HIGH VISIBILITY: Enjoy high visibility with the high-resolution OLED Live View Finder on the LUMIX G7. It features 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight. Plus, the tilt/swivel touch-display lets you further adjust the screen for optimum clarity
  • FAST AND PRECISE: Shoot with confidence without worrying about blurry results, the Panasonic LUMIX G7 features auto-focusing and also tracks the color, size, and motion vector of the subject enabling quick and precise focus lock
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KS Final Thoughts

"Filters work well."

The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. There's just so much more to say about the Panasonic DMC-G7KS. I doubled down and ordered a second body. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate.

Overall Score
4.2


(55 Points)

6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro 4/3s Camera with 14-42mm Lens, SILVER - Bundle with Camera C...

Adorama DMC-G7 First Impressions

"So be warned."

I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro 4/3s Camera with 14-42mm Lens, SILVER - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB SDHC Card, Cleaning Kit, Memory Wallet, Card Reader, 46mm UV Filter, Software Package
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Camera - Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Lens (H-FS1442AKA) - Lithium-ion Battery - Battery Charger - Body Cap - Front & Rear Lens Caps - USB Cable - Shoulder Strap - Software - Panasonic 1 Year Warranty - Bundle Includes: - Camera Case - 32GB SDHC Card - Cleaning Kit - Memory Wallet - Card Reader - 46mm UV Filter - Pc Software Package
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs: The LUMIX G7's 16 megapixel sensor operates much like the larger sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras. The G7, however, also features a next-generation intelligent image processor that produces video and photos free from artifacts that degrade image quality.
  • 4K Photo Modes Three Ways to Get the Perfect Shot: The 4K PHOTO function includes three different modes, all leveraging the G7's 30-frames-per-second video capture rate. - 4K Burst, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop), and 4K Pre-Burst
  • 4K Video 4X More Detail Than Full HD: 4K Ultra HD video delivers a far more intense viewing experience when compared to Full HD, with 4X times the number of pixels.
  • Intuitive Controls: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller and lighter than traditional DSLRs, yet still provides intuitive, easy access to common functions
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Adorama DMC-G7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Adorama DMC-G7 Final Thoughts

"Double & triple boxed."

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. It came with all the products it describes. It came with all the products it describes. It came with all the products it describes. The range of settings is impressive.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Camera with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm and 45-150mm Lenses Lens, Black ...

Panasonic DMC-G7 First Impressions

"He is a happy boy!"

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. The range of settings is impressive. It has the best image quality of any Retro Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! A shame since the video quality is very good.

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Camera with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm and 45-150mm Lenses Lens, Black - Bundle with 64GB SDXC Card, Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit, Stereo Condenser Mic, Spare Battery, More
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Lens - Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens - Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery - Battery Charger - Body Cap - Front & Rear Lens Caps - USB Cable - Shoulder Strap - Software - Panasonic 1 Year Warranty - 64GB SDxC U3 Card - Cleaning Kit - 46mm UV Filter - 52mm UV Filter - Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit - Audio Scope SB-C2 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone - Spare Battery
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs: The LUMIX G7's 16 megapixel sensor operates much like the larger sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras. The G7, however, also features a next-generation intelligent image processor that produces video and photos free from artifacts that degrade image quality.
  • 4K Photo Modes Three Ways to Get the Perfect Shot: The 4K PHOTO function includes three different modes, all leveraging the G7's 30-frames-per-second video capture rate. - 4K Burst, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop), and 4K Pre-Burst
  • 4K Video 4X More Detail Than Full HD: 4K Ultra HD video delivers a far more intense viewing experience when compared to Full HD, with 4X times the number of pixels.
  • Intuitive Controls: Featuring a retro modern design, the LUMIX G7 is smaller and lighter than traditional DSLRs, yet still provides intuitive, easy access to common functions
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7 Final Thoughts

"I am glad I did."

Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Hope this helps you decide on your next Retro Mirrorless Camera! The digital age is here time for RF lenses. The ergonomics are perfect. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"I'm OCD like that."

I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Low Light video is very well done. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Olympus . Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Black) 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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus Final Thoughts

"I am glad I did."

Even the focus lock button on Olympus lenses can be customized. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. My husband and I love the Olympus so much. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

9. Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera with 18-135mm Lens with LCD, 3", Black

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony ILCE6500M/B First Impressions

"Awesome little camera."

The whole package is well thought out. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. I have used the camera for some time now. It's not great but it will get you started for sure. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one.

  • Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera with 18-135mm Lens with LCD, 3", Black
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmore sensor with advanced processing up to Iso 51.200
  • Wide 425 phase detection AF points, Fast 0.05 sec. AF acquisition
  • 5-Axis In-body image stabilization steadies every Lens
  • 11Fps continuous shooting to 269 Frames6 at 24.2MP with AE/AF tracking
  • In the box: Lens hood; Lens cap; Lens rear cap; Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50; AC Adaptor: AC-UUD12; Shoulder strap; Body cap; Accessory shoe cap; Eyepiece cup; Micro USB cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6500M/B
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony ILCE6500M/B Final Thoughts

"What a BUNDLE!"

Normally I couldn't care less. It came with all the products it describes. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything!

Overall Score
4.5


(194 Points)

10. 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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • 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)

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