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 G85MK 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, 12-60mm Lens, Sandisk 170MB/s 6...

User Ratings: 74

Panasonic DMC-G85MK First Impressions

"Oh, on an other note."

The second problem is the focusing controls. With that said, this Streaming Mirrorless Camera rocks. The rest of the bundle seems okay. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Start up and shut down is quick.

  • Panasonic LUMIX G85MK 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, 12-60mm Lens, Sandisk 170MB/s 64GB, 2 Spare Batteries, Charger, Backpack, Spider Tripod, Filter Kit, and Flash Bundle (7 Items)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Mirrorless Camera Kit with G Vario 12-60mm Lens, 64GB SDXC Memory Card, Photo and Video Backpack, Wasabi Power Two Batteries and Charger Set, Digital Slave Flash, 58mm 3-Piece UV, CPL, FLD Filter Kit, and Flexible 12" Spider Tripod
  • 4K PHOTO MODE: With the exclusive LUMIX 4K Ultra HD video pause and export as a 4K Photo mode, you'll never again miss that one shot that perfectly captures a scene
  • 5-AXIS GYRO SENSOR COMPENSATION: A new gyro sensor increases the image stability compensation power of the 5-axis body image stabilization to correct hand-shake for all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with optical image stabilization
  • DUAL IS EFFECTIVE TO 5 STOPS: LUMIX G85 integrates 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabilizer), combining 5-axis body and 2-axis lens stabilization for more effective handshake correction and compensation for shots up to 5 f-stops. The 5-axis stabilization works in both wide and telephoto photography and motion picture recording, including 4K Video
  • PANASONIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G85MK
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Panasonic DMC-G85MK Final Thoughts

"Best Streaming Mirrorless Camera ever!"

The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Everything about the Panasonic DMC-G85MK is amazing. Been using the Panasonic DMC-G85MK for about 2 weeks now with no issues. Let me talk about them briefly. I can't recommend the Panasonic DMC-G85MK enough.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 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 Streaming 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 Streaming 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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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)

5. Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Black with Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

User Ratings: 81 4

Fujifilm First Impressions

"Fast shipping!"

I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. But I like to see a Fujifilm GM lenses. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Black with Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
  • New 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with X-Processor 4 image processing engine
  • 4K movie recording - internal SD card 4K/60P 4: 2: 0 10bit recording and the first Mirrorless digital camera with APS-C or larger sensor that is capable of 4K/60P 4: 2: 2 10bit HDMI output.
  • Optically designed to draw out the maximum image quality of a flagship standard zoom lens. Angle of view: 83.2°- 29°
  • Focal length(35mm format equivalent) : f=16-55mm (24-84mm), Focus range : Normal - 0.6m - ∞(whole zoom position), Macro - 30cm - 10m (Wide), 40cm - 10m (Telephoto)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm
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Fujifilm Final Thoughts

"Its a tool."

I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. So, when Fujifilm came, I purchased it immediately. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. Mirrorless has come into it's own. Been using the Fujifilm for about 2 weeks now with no issues.

Overall Score
4.6


(200 Points)

6. 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)

7. Sony Alpha a7 III 24MP UHD 4K Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens - Bundle 32GB SDHC U3 Card, Camera...

User Ratings: 88

Sony Alpha a7 III First Impressions

"On the Sony Alpha a7 III."

The case is great to store the accessories in too. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however.

  • Sony Alpha a7 III 24MP UHD 4K Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm Lens - Bundle 32GB SDHC U3 Card, Camera Case, 55mm Filter Kit, Spare Battery, Cleaning Kit, Memory wallet, Card Reader, PC Software Package
  • KIT INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7 III 24MP UHD 4K Mirrorless Digital Camera - FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (SEL2870) - AC-UUD12 AC Adapter - Accessory Shoe Cap - Body Cap - Eyepiece Cup - Lens Cap - Lens Hood - Lens Rear Cap - Micro USB Cable - NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Battery - Shoulder Strap - Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty - 32GB SDHC U3 Card - Lowepro Camera Case - 55mm Filter Kit (UV/CPL/ND) - Spare Battery - Cleaning Kit - Memory wallet - Card Reader - PC Software Package
  • GAIN CONTROL OF EXPRESSIVE FREEDOM: With outstanding imaging capability and high-speed performance contained in a compact body, the a7 III gives you the power, precision and flexibility to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments just as you like.
  • BACK-ILLUMINATED FULL FRAME SENSOR WITH HIGHER SENSITIVITY AND READOUT SPEED: The 35-mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with back-illuminated structure enhances light collection efficiency, expands circuitry scale, and, with the help of a copper wiring layer that contributes to quicker data transfer, outputs data at very high speed, while minimizing noise to reveal fine details in every picture.
  • STEADIER SHOTS WITH 5-AXIS STABILIZATION: The latest high-precision stabilization uses stabilization unit and gyro sensors and algorithms to achieve a 5.0-step shutter speed advantage in a system that compensates five types of camera shake with a wide range of lenses and delivers excellent performance.
  • 4D FOCUS-AF PERFORMANCE EVOLVES: AF performance is improved using the same AF advancements as in the a9 and applying it optimally. Once the a7 III captures such unpredictably moving subjects as dancers, boxers and wild animals in action, it won't easily let them go. - This camera features 693 phase-detection AF points covering approx. 93% of image area, plus 425 densely positioned contrast-detection AF points to improve focus.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony Alpha a7 III
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Sony Alpha a7 III Final Thoughts

"The tripod."

The rest of the bundle seems okay. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. They're a good choice for all around work. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body.

Overall Score
4.8


(13 Points)

8. Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

User Ratings: 67 6

Nikon First Impressions

"Good for the money!"

The whole package is well thought out. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. Extra batteries are very handy. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. A shame since the video quality is very good.

  • Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
  • New larger Z mount for revolutionary optical performance
  • Nikon-designed 45.7MP backside Illuminated image sensor with no optical low pass filter (OLPF)
  • 493-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system and up to 9 fps
  • Fast 35mm prime Lens for Z Mirrorless cameras
  • Uncanny f/1.8 performance-extreme sharpness from the center of the frame to the edges
  • New ultra-quiet stepping motor for silent focusing
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
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Nikon Final Thoughts

"I'm OCD like that."

Mirrorless has come into it's own. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. The Nikon is a great light weight mirrorless camera. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Nikon . Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Nikon .

Overall Score
4.3


(64 Points)

9. Sony Alpha A6600 Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 81 6

Sony ILCE6600/B First Impressions

"Are nice additions."

I can't recommend the Sony ILCE6600/B enough. The Sony ILCE6600/B is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. It has the best image quality of any Streaming Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

  • Sony Alpha A6600 Mirrorless Camera
  • World’s fastest AF at 0 02 sec W/ real-time AF & Object tracking
  • 24 2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ front end LSI and ISO up to 102 400
  • Wide 425-phase/425-contrast detection AF points over 84% of sensor
  • Up to 11fps continuous shooting at 24 2MP RAW w/ AF/AE tracking
  • Real-time AF Tracking Real-time Eye AF for human animal movie
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization 5 step shutter speed advantage
  • External mic jack and headphone jack for professional audio monitoring
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6600/B
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Sony ILCE6600/B Final Thoughts

"On the Sony ILCE6600/B."

I'm also really enjoying the Sony film simulation. Button feeling and placement is great. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. The kit comes with so many things! Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800.

Overall Score
4.6


(44 Points)

10. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD with Wide-angl...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony First Impressions

"Truly impressive."

A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. With that said, this Streaming Mirrorless Camera rocks. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. The Sony was with me at all times.

  • Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD with Wide-angle Zoom 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
  • Designed to achieve 50 Line pairs/mm resolving power
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements w/ high surface precision
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Enjoyable to use!"

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. I'm also really enjoying the Sony film simulation. The Sony phase and contrast system has it beat. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

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