Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Streaming Mirrorless Cameras

1. Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD and...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"So be warned."

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. With that said, this Streaming Mirrorless Camera rocks. The range of settings is impressive.

  • Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 28-70mm Lens Optical with 3-Inch LCD and HD Video Switcher
  • 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
  • MULTI-CAMERA LIVESTREAMING - Wirelessly connect up to 10 cameras, smartphones, and drones to get the perfect angles in HD. Stream your live-switched video production to Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Ustream, Restream.io and RTMP sites. Use the free iOS or android capture app to quickly stream and create wireless multi-camera productions from your apple or android mobile devices in full HD.
  • WIRELESS & PORTABLE - SlingStudio works wirelessly up to 300 feet, saving you hours of setup and teardown time.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Try that with DSLR."

I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. So far performance is fabulous. In practice, the Sony produces superlative images. The Sony phase and contrast system has it beat. The second problem is the focusing controls.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Streaming Mirrorless Cameras

2. Sony Interchangeable-Lens Camera with Video Switcher for Multi-Camera Production, and Live Streaming...

User Ratings: 82 3

Sony First Impressions

"I'm OCD like that."

An amazing Streaming Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. I’m super excited to start using this whole bundle! With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. The kit comes with so many things! The Sony phase and contrast system has it beat.

  • Sony Interchangeable-Lens Camera with Video Switcher for Multi-Camera Production, and Live Streaming
  • 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with gapless on-chip lens design
  • New front-end LSI and updated BIONZ X processing-engine for maximum processing speed
  • MULTI-CAMERA LIVESTREAMING - Wirelessly connect up to 10 cameras, smartphones, and drones to get the perfect angles in HD. Stream your live-switched video production to Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Ustream, Restream.io and RTMP sites. Use the free iOS or android capture app to quickly stream and create wireless multi-camera productions from your apple or android mobile devices in full HD.
  • WIRELESS & PORTABLE - SlingStudio works wirelessly up to 300 feet, saving you hours of setup and teardown time.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Love this Streaming Mirrorless Camera!"

Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. The second problem is the focusing controls. They're a good choice for all around work.

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

3. Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body Only Black (Kit Box)

Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K First Impressions

"Lots of freebies."

Low light is extraordinarily good. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. Low Light video is very well done.

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body Only Black (Kit Box)
  • Brand New Comes In Kit Box (LENS NOT INCLUDED) BODY ONLY!!!
  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor Venus Engine Image Processor Micro Four Thirds System Tilting 2.76m-Dot 0.7x EVF
  • 3.0" 1.24m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD UHD 4K30 and 24p Video Recording
  • Built-In Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi ISO 100-25600 and 9 fps Cont. Shooting 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 Image Stabilization
  • [4K Technology] 4K 30p video, 4K Live Crop and 4K PHOTO burst with a new Light Composition mode to capture perfect moments
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K
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Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. And I wish the Panasonic lenses were a bit cheaper. The Panasonic DC-GX9EF-K phase and contrast system has it beat. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. I have other tools for different situations.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

4. Sony Alpha a6400 24.2MP Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Bundled with Corel Photo Software, Koa...

Sony ILCE6400 First Impressions

"Good job Sony."

I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution. Start up and shut down is quick. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. The Sony ILCE6400 phase and contrast system has it beat. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper.

  • Sony Alpha a6400 24.2MP Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) Bundled with Corel Photo Software, Koah Power Kit, Carrying Case, 64GB SDXC Card, and Accessories (6 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only), Corel Essential Photo and Video Suite, SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO 170 MB/s UHS-I SDXC Memory Card, Sony Soft Carrying Case (Black), Koah PRO Two-Pack Rechargeable 1300mAh Battery and Dual Charger for Sony NP-FW50, and Focus Camera 40.5mm UV Lens Protection Filter
  • 425 AF POINTS: The Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless has higher-precision contrast-detection AF (Fast Intelligent AF) points, with an improved Fast Hybrid AF system features the world's fastest 425 extremely accurate phase-detection AF points that covers 84% of the entire image area for superior auto focusing
  • ULTRA HD MOVIES: Press the MOVIE button on your Sony a6400 to start recording beautiful 4K UHD movies notable for their sharpness and lack of visual “noise” in your choice of 60p, 60i or 24p. New improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate auto-focusing and tracking while shooting movies
  • TOUCHSCREEN AND VIEWFINDER: The Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera features a 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen for self-recording. The 180-degree tiltable, 3.0-type LCD flip screen has 921k-dots of resolution that allows for simple and effective framing of selfie-style shooting for both still and video capture. It has a high quality XGA OLED Tru-finder viewfinder to help you hone in on your subjects
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6400
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Sony ILCE6400 Final Thoughts

"Excellent Streaming Mirrorless Camera!"

The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. The Sony ILCE6400 is a great light weight mirrorless camera. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly.

Overall Score
5.0


(10 Points)

5. Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm & 50mm Lens Bundle

Sony A6000WMBDL4 First Impressions

"One funny note."

Let me talk about them briefly. The range of settings is impressive. Right now, this is the best of the breed. The ergonomics are perfect. I just absolutely love this Streaming Mirrorless Camera.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm & 50mm Lens Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens, Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, 50mm f/1.8 Lens, four 32GB SD Card, 3 Piece Lens Filter Kit, Battery and Charger Pack, Photo Software Kit, HDMI to Micro HDMI Cable (6-Feet), DSLR Camera Bag Bundle, Photography Equipment Hard Case, 57-Inch Tripod, and Digital Compact LED Video Light With Bracket
  • BIONZ X IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE: Astonishingly fast, BIONZ X image processing engine is able to accurately capture textures, reduce blurry details, and even suppress visual noise in specific areas to ensure sharp images
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS: Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity makes sharing photos with your loved ones easier. The Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet
  • FULL HD MOVIES: Press the MOVIE button on the camera to start recording beautiful movies that are notable for their sharpness and lack of visual noise in your choice of 60p, 60i or 24p frame rates
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony A6000WMBDL4
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Sony A6000WMBDL4 Final Thoughts

"Good job Sony."

I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. Low Light video is very well done. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. An amazing Streaming Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

6. 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
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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)

7. Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55mm Kit Silver + Fujinon XF50mmF2 R WR Lens Silver

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Can't complain!"

Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Love the screen. Wonderful color, clarity and detail. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55mm Kit Silver + Fujinon XF50mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Fujifilm X-T30 XF18-55mm Kit Silver
  • Fujinon XF50mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
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Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"Enter the Fujifilm ."

Start up and shut down is quick. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. you will love this Streaming Mirrorless Camera! Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. Mirrorless has come into it's own.

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

8. Samsung EV-NX3000BEIUS Wireless Smart 20.3MP Compact System Camera with 3-Inch LCD and 20-50mm Compa...

User Ratings: 59 12

Samsung Electronics EV-NX3000BEIUS First Impressions

"Glad I went with Samsung Electronics."

Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. The Samsung Electronics EV-NX3000BEIUS's build quality is excellent. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. The kit comes with so many things! Lots of new options in Menu to learn.

  • Samsung EV-NX3000BEIUS Wireless Smart 20.3MP Compact System Camera with 3-Inch LCD and 20-50mm Compact Zoom (Black)
  • 20.3MP CMOS Sensor for high-quality images and life like colors with crystal clear resolution
  • Share your best photos instantly with Family and Friends with Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • SMART features - Social Media Upload, E-mail, Photobeam, DirectLink, MobileLink, PC Auto-backup, Remote Viewfinder PRO, AllShare, Baby Monitoring
  • 1080p HD Video
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Samsung Electronics EV-NX3000BEIUS
  • Battery Life
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Samsung Electronics EV-NX3000BEIUS Final Thoughts

"I LOVE the Samsung Electronics EV-NX3000BEIUS."

Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. But, this fps was rather limited. But white balance flips out often. And, the EVF stayed in my bag nearly the entire trip. Low light is extraordinarily good.

Overall Score
4.0


(63 Points)

9. Sony NEX-3NL/B Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit (Black)

User Ratings: 54 9

Sony NEX-3NL/B First Impressions

"This isn't one of them."

Button feeling and placement is great. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. The Sony NEX-3NL/B is a great light weight mirrorless camera. Love the screen.

  • Sony NEX-3NL/B Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit (Black)
  • 16.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • New SELP1650 lens with motor zoom lever and body control
  • Create easy self-portraits with 180° tilting LCD screen
  • Full HD movie shooting 60i/24p
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony NEX-3NL/B
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Sony NEX-3NL/B Final Thoughts

"Love this Streaming Mirrorless Camera!"

Start up and shut down is quick. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. So I bought this for my California vacation. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

Overall Score
4.0


(232 Points)

10. Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Black + Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver

User Ratings: 77 5

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Worth every penny."

Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. I've only touched in certain points there's so much more.

  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Black + Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Fujifilm X-T30 XC15-45mm Lens Kit Black
  • Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Silver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
  • Battery Life
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Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"Fast shipping!"

Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. The case is great to store the accessories in too. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. I have other tools for different situations.

Overall Score
4.5


(113 Points)

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