Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ruggedized Mirrorless Cameras

1. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video - Black with LaCie Rugged SSD 500GB S...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon First Impressions

"I LOVE that feature."

Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. Extra batteries are very handy. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Even the focus lock button on Canon lenses can be customized.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video - Black with LaCie Rugged SSD 500GB Solid State Drive
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Sprint through projects with a 500GB portable SSD Drive that harnesses Seagate FireCuda NV Me speeds of up to 950MB/s for 4K footage
  • Tackle any terrain with extreme IP67-rated water resistance as well as dust, three-meter drop, and two-ton car crush resistance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"Went with this."

Fast or continuous autofocus. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Canon . This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Canon .

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Ruggedized Mirrorless Cameras

2. Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera and Summilux 10-25mm, F1.7 A...

User Ratings: 85 2

Panasonic First Impressions

"Great purchase."

Since this is a new camera not all Panasonic accessories will work. Button feeling and placement is great. They're a good choice for all around work. The ergonomics are perfect. The Panasonic is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera and Summilux 10-25mm, F1.7 ASPH. Lens
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTO & VIDEO: 20.3 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter to capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free performance
  • SPLASH/FREEZEPROOF DESIGN: Freeze proof to -10 degrees the durable magnesium alloy body withstands heavy use in the field; Splash/Dust proof construction with weather sealing on every joint, dial and button
  • Leica DG vario summilux ; Leica camera ag’s strict quality standards optimized for photo/video has been developed into this ruggedized Mirrorless micro Four Thirds mount lens
  • F1.7 full range : F.17 high speed aperture brightness is available across the entire zoom range of 10 to 25 millimeter
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"Hands down."

I doubled down and ordered a second body. So, when Panasonic came, I purchased it immediately. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby.

Overall Score
4.7


(159 Points)

3. 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
  • Battery Life
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  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

4. PANASONIC LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera plus 80 Megapixel High-Resolu...

User Ratings: 82 5

Panasonic DC-G9KBODY First Impressions

"I love is Ruggedized Mirrorless Camera."

Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. The Panasonic DC-G9KBODY phase and contrast system has it beat. In practice, the Panasonic DC-G9KBODY produces superlative images. And I wish the Panasonic lenses were a bit cheaper.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera plus 80 Megapixel High-Resolution Mode, 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0, 3-Inch LCD, DC-G9 (Black)
  • Professional photo and video performance 20.3-Megapixel (Plus 80-megapixel high-resolution Jpeg/raw in-camera image) micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high Dynamic Range and artifact-free performance
  • Rugged splash/freeze proof design Durable magnesium alloy body withstands heavy use out in the field and is freeze proof down to -10-degrees splash/dustproof construction with weather sealing on every joint dial and button
  • Class-leading dual image stabilization 5-axis Dual image stabilization corrects all lenses including classic lenses not equipped with O I S to eliminate Blur and nearly eliminate body and lens shake in both photo and 4K video recording
  • 4K 60P video 4:2:2 10bit & slow-motion effects silky-smooth 4K 60P recording (QFHD 4K 3840 x 2160/MP4) in 4 2 2 10bit high-speed video recording yields a dramatic slow-motion effect in 4K (60 fps max 2x slower [30P playback]) or full HD (180 fps max 6x slower [30P playback]) quality
  • Connectivity and ports listen to headphones with a 3 5mm audio port connect to devices with USB 3.0 and connect to an external monitor or external Recorder with a full-size HDMI port available Twin SD card slots (UHS-II U3 compatible)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-G9KBODY
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Panasonic DC-G9KBODY Final Thoughts

"Not major."

I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses.

Overall Score
4.6


(72 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Ruggedized Mirrorless Cameras

5. Sony Alpha 7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with LaCie Rugged SS...

User Ratings: 74 10

Sony First Impressions

"Truly impressive."

Still getting used to the buttons. And, the EVF stayed in my bag nearly the entire trip. Low Light video is very well done. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. Especially for astrophotography.

  • Sony Alpha 7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with LaCie Rugged SSD 1TB Solid State Drive
  • Stunning resolution: world’s first 61MP full frame 35 millimeter back-illuminated Exmore R CMOS Image Sensor
  • High speed: up to 10Fps continuous shooting at 61MP with AE/AF tracking; 26. 2MP in APS C crop mode
  • Sprint through projects with a 1TB Portable SSD Drive that harnesses Seagate FireCuda NV Me speeds of up to 950MB/s for 4K footage
  • Tackle any terrain with extreme IP67-rated water resistance as well as dust, three-meter drop, and two-ton car crush resistance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"FAST shutter!"

Extra batteries are very handy. Best Ruggedized Mirrorless Camera on the market right now. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. But I like to see a Sony GM lenses. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little.

Overall Score
4.3


(71 Points)

6. Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Leica DG 12-60mm Lens and Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 82 12

Panasonic DC-GH5LK First Impressions

"That's it."

The Panasonic DC-GH5LK was with me at all times. It came with all the products it describes. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Panasonic DC-GH5LK. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Leica DG 12-60mm Lens and Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless Camera with Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens, Sony 64GB SD Card, Koah Battery and Dual Charger Pack, DSLR Shoulder Gadget Bag, and Lightweight On-Camera Microphone
  • 20.3MP DIGITAL LIVE MOS SENSOR: This Lumix GH5 is equipped with a powerful Digital Live MOS sensor, capable of rendering high quality 20.3MP images. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artefact free. Since there’s no filter to block low-frequency light waves, every image you capture will possess vivid colors and an incredible level of detail from edge to edge
  • VENUS ENGINE PROCESSOR: The Combination of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine 10 produces extraordinary color detail and natural texture expression. The Intelligent Detail Processing renders intense brightness and contrast. The three-dimensional color control zings with rich colors from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings
  • RUGGED SPLASH/DUST/FREEZEPROOF DESIGN: The diecast, magnesium alloy frame of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K is compact and lightweight yet extremely durable. When it comes to construction quality, this micro-four thirds camera body is built like a tank. It’s freezeproof down to -10 degrees and features weather sealing in every joint, dial and button so it’s also splashproof and dustproof
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GH5LK
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Panasonic DC-GH5LK Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

Been using the Panasonic DC-GH5LK for about 2 weeks now with no issues. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. It came with all the products it describes. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body.

Overall Score
4.4


(64 Points)

7. PANASONIC LUMIX GH5S Body 4K Digital Camera, 10.2 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with High-Sensitivity ...

User Ratings: 64 14

Panasonic DC-GH5S First Impressions

"Can't complain!"

Best Ruggedized Mirrorless Camera on the market right now. Camera takes beautiful pictures. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. The rest of the bundle seems okay.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX GH5S Body 4K Digital Camera, 10.2 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor, C4K/4K UHD 4:2:2 10-Bit, 3.2-Inch LCD, DC-GH5S (Black)
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTO AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE: 10.2-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and a significantly higher photoreceptive surface per pixel deliver an ultra-wide dynamic range; Dual Native ISO provides ultra-sensitive video capture with impressively low noise
  • RUGGED SPLASH/FREEZEPROOF DESIGN: Durable magnesium alloy body withstands heavy use out in the field and is freezeproof down to -10-degrees; Splash/dustproof construction with weather sealing on every joint, dial and button
  • UNLIMITED IN-CAMERA RECORDING OF C4K: Capable of internal SD card capture of 60p50p 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit; 1080p up to 240fps and C4K 60p VFR
  • ANAMORPHIC VIDEO MODE: 4K Anamorphic professional video production interchangeable lens camera system enables high performance, durability and mobility; Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1; Operating temperature -10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)
  • CONNECTIVITY AND PORTS: TC In/Out/Synchro Terminal (via included BNC cable), 3.5mm mic jack with line input, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm remote socket, HDMI Type A Socket and USB-C 3.1 Socket; Available twin SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 compatible)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GH5S
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Panasonic DC-GH5S Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. Extra batteries are very handy. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Lots of new options in Menu to learn.

Overall Score
4.1


(21 Points)

8. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, L-Mount Lens...

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic DC-S1BODY First Impressions

"I LOVE that feature."

Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. Still getting used to the buttons. Been using the Panasonic DC-S1BODY for about 2 weeks now with no issues. Especially for astrophotography. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, L-Mount Lens Compatible, 4K HDR Video and 3.2” LCD - DC-S1BODY
  • Full frame sensor – 24. 2-Megapixel full-frame (35. 6mm x 23. 8mm) MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic Range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (is 51200 Max sensitivity)
  • Lumix s camera lens – easy-to-use 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 l-mount for Lumix s Series full-frame l-mount digital Mirrorless cameras
  • 4K HDR VIDEO - 4K 60p/50p, 4K 24/30P unlimited recording, 4K60P 29: 59 min limited recording. HDR Mode and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). V-Log with Internal 4: 2: 2 10-bit 4k30/24p (4K60p output only) available via optional software upgrade key.
  • 96MP high resolution mode – a sensor shift technology suitable for taking very high-resolution Landscapes and fine art photos via tripod with toggle able motion correction capabilities
  • RUGGED MIRRORLESS CAMERA DESIGN – Dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands heavy field use under harsh conditions for high mobility (*See PDF in & Support)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-S1BODY
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Panasonic DC-S1BODY Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. Camera takes beautiful pictures. The second problem is the focusing controls. you will love this Ruggedized Mirrorless Camera! Especially for astrophotography.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

9. Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, 24-105mm F4 ...

User Ratings: 67 8

Panasonic DC-S1MK First Impressions

"My conclusion."

Wonderful color, clarity and detail. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. Low light is extraordinarily good. Everything about the Panasonic DC-S1MK is amazing. The second problem is the focusing controls.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, 24-105mm F4 L-Mount S Series Lens, 4K HDR Video and 3.2” LCD - DC-S1MK
  • Full frame sensor – 24. 2-Megapixel full-frame (35. 6mm x 23. 8mm) MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic Range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (is 51200 Max sensitivity)
  • Lumix S camera lens – easy-to-use 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 l-mount for Lumix S Series full-frame l-mount digital Mirrorless cameras
  • 4K HDR VIDEO - 4K 60p/50p, 4K 24/30P unlimited recording, 4K60P 29: 59 min limited recording. HDR Mode and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). V-Log with Internal 4: 2: 2 10-bit 4k30/24p (4K60p output only) available via optional software upgrade key.
  • 96MP high resolution mode – a sensor shift technology suitable for taking very high-resolution Landscapes and fine art photos via tripod with toggleable motion correction capabilities
  • Rugged Mirrorless camera design – dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands heavy field use under harsh conditions for high mobility
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-S1MK
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-S1MK Final Thoughts

"It worked flawlessly."

Normally I couldn't care less. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. The Panasonic DC-S1MK is an awesome camera as most already know. The Panasonic DC-S1MK is a great light weight mirrorless camera. The whole package is well thought out.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

10. Panasonic DMC-G85MK 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, 12-60mm Lens, 32GB Memory Card, B...

User Ratings: 64

Ritz Camera DMC-G85MK Ritz Camera Basic Kit First Impressions

"I love it!"

It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. Start up and shut down is quick. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. Portability of this camera is wonderful.

  • Panasonic DMC-G85MK 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, 12-60mm Lens, 32GB Memory Card, Battery, Charger and Accessory Bundle LUMIX G85MK
  • 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 11 ITEMS -- ALL BRAND NEW ITEMS WITH ALL MANUFACTURER-SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES + FULL USA WARRANTIES
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ritz Camera DMC-G85MK Ritz Camera Basic Kit
  • Battery Life
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  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ritz Camera DMC-G85MK Ritz Camera Basic Kit Final Thoughts

"Can't complain!"

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! Start up and shut down is quick.

Overall Score
4.4


(17 Points)

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