Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sony Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body) with 55-210mm Sony E-Mount Lens

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"I love it!"

Everything about the Sony is amazing. The Sony is a great light weight mirrorless camera. The Sony 's build quality is excellent. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Sony . There's just so much more to say about the Sony .

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body) with 55-210mm Sony E-Mount Lens
  • Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera - Body only
  • Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

It has the best image quality of any Sony Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Sony . Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Sony Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Silver)

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony ILCE6000/S First Impressions

"Truly impressive."

Lots of new options in Menu to learn. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. The second problem is the focusing controls. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Silver)
  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range :EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
  • ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
  • Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points
  • Up to 11 FPS continuous shooting
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots.Versatile E-mount interchangeable lens system
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1.4 million dots.Wireless & Network Capabilities:Downloadable Camera Apps NFC One-touch functionality Wi-Fi
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6000/S
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Sony ILCE6000/S Final Thoughts

"Excellent Sony Mirrorless Camera!"

Right now, this is the best of the breed. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony ILCE6000/S. 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. Let me talk about them briefly.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

3. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3 MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black) ...

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"Fast shipping!"

Extra batteries are very handy. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Camera takes beautiful pictures. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. Especially for astrophotography.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3 MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black) with Soft Carrying Case and 32GB Memory Card
  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor ISO 100-25600 and Focus Sensitivity Range :EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F28 lens attached)
  • Operating temperature:32-104°F / 0-40°C.Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Great for compact-to-mid range point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony . The digital age is here time for RF lenses. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. The Sony 's build quality is excellent. Especially for astrophotography.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

4. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, LCSU21 Soft Carrying Case, BCQ...

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"Love this Sony Mirrorless Camera!"

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Sony equivalents. An amazing Sony Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. The range of settings is impressive. The digital age is here time for RF lenses.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, LCSU21 Soft Carrying Case, BCQZ1 Z-Series Battery Charger and SanDisk Ultra 32GB Memory Card
  • 24 MP APS C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range :EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Quick-charging battery charger for the NP-FZ100
  • Great for compact to midrange point and shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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  • Value For Money
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Very good option!"

Still getting used to the buttons. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The digital age is here time for RF lenses.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Sony Mirrorless Cameras

5. Sony Alpha a6000 Silver Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body) with 55-210mm Sony E-Mount Lens

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"Its a tool."

So I bought this for my California vacation. A shame since the video quality is very good. I just absolutely love this Sony Mirrorless Camera. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony . Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Silver Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body) with 55-210mm Sony E-Mount Lens
  • Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera - Body only (Silver)
  • Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Camera snobs."

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. Great camera and bundle from this deal. The Sony was with me at all times. I can't recommend the Sony enough.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

6. Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses with 32GB Ultra Class 10 SD...

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"I am glad I did."

I have used the camera for some time now. An amazing Sony Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. So far performance is fabulous.

  • Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses with 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card and Soft Carrying Case
  • Amazing quality in half the size & weight of conventional DSLRs, World's fastest auto focus6 at 0.06 seconds and 179 AF points, Shoot 11 frames per second so you never miss any of the action.
  • Capture life in high resolution and in low light with 24MP APS-C sensor and 2 lenses provide the tools you'll need to start shooting immediately, Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • Great for compact-to-mid range point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders
  • Twice As Fast As Ordinary SDHC Cards, Allowing You To Take Pictures And Transfer Files Quickly
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Let me talk about them briefly. The Sony is a great light weight mirrorless camera. The second problem is the focusing controls. So I bought this for my California vacation.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

7. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3 MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black)

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony ILCE6000/B First Impressions

"I'm OCD like that."

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. I have used the camera for some time now. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3 MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black)
  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor ISO 100-25600 and Focus Sensitivity Range: EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F28 lens attached)
  • Operating temperature: 32-104°F / 0-40°C.Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Up to 11 FPS continuous shooting, Compatible OS:Windows Vista SP2-8, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 81, Mac OS X (v106-v109)
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots compatible with Sony E Mount lenses
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 14 million dots
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo memory
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6000/B
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Sony ILCE6000/B Final Thoughts

"Just what I want."

Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. There's just so much more to say about the Sony ILCE6000/B. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. They're a good choice for all around work. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything!

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

8. 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
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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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)

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

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"I LOVE the Sony ."

The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony . you will love this Sony Mirrorless Camera! Camera takes beautiful pictures. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B) with Vertical Grip for α9
  • 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
  • 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)
  • VG-C3EM vertical grip loads two NP-FZ100 batteries in its housing (sold separately)
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant sealing
  • Rigid magnesium for durability
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Sony Final Thoughts

"No issues here!"

It's not great but it will get you started for sure. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. In practice, the Sony produces superlative images. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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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)

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