Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Small Mirrorless Cameras

1. 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 Small 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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Small Mirrorless Cameras

2. 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

"I am not disappointed."

Low light is extraordinarily good. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. But, this fps was rather limited. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing.

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

"Are nice additions."

Button feeling and placement is great. The case is great to store the accessories in too. The ergonomics are perfect. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. I have used the camera for some time now.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

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

Olympus Final Thoughts

"I love it!"

But, for the cost this thing is incredible. It has the best image quality of any Small 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)

4. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera (Black) - Body only with Step Up Kit

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"Quick shipping."

I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. Right now, this is the best of the breed.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera (Black) - Body only 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

"Very good option!"

The Olympus is an awesome camera as most already know. The rest of the bundle seems okay. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. And I wish the Olympus lenses were a bit cheaper.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Small Mirrorless Cameras

5. 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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"On the Olympus ."

Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. Normally I couldn't care less. A shame since the video quality is very good. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. The digital age is here time for RF lenses.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm EZ Lens (Black) US Only with Step Up 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)
  • 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

"On the Olympus ."

With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Right now, this is the best of the breed. Normally I couldn't care less. They're a good choice for all around work.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

7. 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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus First Impressions

"Great purchase."

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The case is great to store the accessories in too. The range of settings is impressive. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver) 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

"Well done."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. The ergonomics are perfect. I have other tools for different situations. The second problem is the focusing controls.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

10. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Kit with 14-42mm EZ Lens (Silver), Camera Bag & Memory Card, Wi-F...

User Ratings: 81 3

Olympus First Impressions

"It worked flawlessly."

Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. And, the EVF stayed in my bag nearly the entire trip.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Kit with 14-42mm EZ Lens (Silver), Camera Bag & Memory Card, Wi-Fi Enabled, 4K Video, US ONLY with Starter Kit
  • In body 5 axis image stabilization for blur free stills and smooth 4K video
  • 16 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VIII Image Processor
  • 4K 30P video plus HD 120 frames per second high speed video
  • 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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Olympus Final Thoughts

"Like this better."

It came with all the products it describes. It is light and easy to carry with you. The range of settings is impressive. It's not great but it will get you started for sure. Portability of this camera is wonderful.

Overall Score
4.6


(173 Points)

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