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
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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. Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) with Deluxe Accessory Bundle - Includes: 2X ...

Fumfie ILCE7M3/B First Impressions

"So to summarize."

Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Fumfie ILCE7M3/B. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must.

  • Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) with Deluxe Accessory Bundle - Includes: 2X SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB Memory Card, Replacement Battery for Sony NP-FZ100, Much More
  • 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor; BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point Hybrid AF System; UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 2.36m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF; 3.0" 922k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization; ISO 204800 and 10 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC, Dual SD Slots;USB Type-C Port, Weather-Sealed Design
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fumfie ILCE7M3/B
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Fumfie ILCE7M3/B Final Thoughts

"Overall pretty good."

Mirrorless has come into it's own. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. The Fumfie ILCE7M3/B is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. The ergonomics are perfect. Camera takes beautiful pictures.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless 4K Camera Body DC-GH5 Filmmaker's Kit with DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit...

Panasonic E76PNDMCGH5KBODY First Impressions

"Can't complain!"

Fast or continuous autofocus. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. So, when Panasonic E76PNDMCGH5KBODY came, I purchased it immediately. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. But white balance flips out often.

  • Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless 4K Camera Body DC-GH5 Filmmaker's Kit with DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Bundle + Deco Photo Backpack Case + 64GB Card + Software
  • Panasonic AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full Panasonic USA WARRANTY
  • Professional photo and 4K video performance in a durable magnesium alloy body. | 20.3MP Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter. | 4K Video: Internal recording at 4K60/50p (4:2:0 8bit) & 4K30/25p/24p (4:2:2 10bit). | Variable Video Frame Rates 4K: Max. 60fps & FHD: Max. 180fps. | 5-Axis Photo/Video Dual I.S. 2.0 up to 5 stops with compatible LUMIX MFT lenses, plus in-body stabilization support for classic non-O.I.S lenses.
  • Fast and accurate focusing utilizing LUMIX 480 fps Depth From Defocus (DFD) focusing system and Venus Engine 10 | Full size (Type A) HDMI terminal with cable lock included & twin SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 Compatible). | 3.5mm mic & headphone terminals - optional DMW-XLR1 microphone adaptor. | Eye viewfinder 3680k-dot OLED, 21mm, 0.76x. | V-LogL recording with (Optional) DMW-SFU1 paid upgrade
  • CAMERA INCLUDES: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body - DC-GH5KBODY | DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery | Battery Charger (AC Cable included) | Body Cap | Hot Shoe Cover | Eye Cup | Flash Syncro Socket Cap | Cover for the Battery Grip Connector | USB Connection Cable | Shoulder Strap | Cable Holder
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: DJI Ronin-S Single-Handed Gimbal Essentials Kit for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras | BG37 Grip (Built In Battery) | Camera Mounting Plate | 3x Camera Screw 1/4"-20 | Lens Support | Camera Riser | USB-C Cable | Hook-and-Loop Strap for gimbal | Storage Case | Extended Grip/Tripod | Deco Gear Photo Camera Sling Backpack With 15" Laptop Compartment | Lexar Professional 667x 64GB SDXC UHS-3 Class 10 Memory Card | Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 Software
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic E76PNDMCGH5KBODY
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Panasonic E76PNDMCGH5KBODY Final Thoughts

"Ridiculous!"

Let me talk about them briefly. I have other tools for different situations. Mirrorless has come into it's own. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

5. Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S

User Ratings: 77 6

Nikon First Impressions

"Awesome little camera."

Still getting used to the buttons. Great camera and bundle from this deal. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Nikon . With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids.

  • Nikon Z6 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 24.5MP backside Illuminated image sensor
  • 273-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system
  • 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

"Not major."

Mirrorless has come into it's own. The second problem is the focusing controls. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however. The Nikon phase and contrast system has it beat. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Nikon .

Overall Score
4.5


(120 Points)

6. Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S

User Ratings: 77 6

Nikon First Impressions

"Absolutely yes."

The ergonomics are perfect. The Nikon 's build quality is excellent. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. The kit comes with so many things!

  • Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
  • New larger Z mount for revolutionary optical performance
  • Nikon-designed 24.5MP backside Illuminated image sensor
  • 273-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system
  • Fast 50mm prime for Z Mirrorless cameras
  • Uncanny f/1.8 performance, extreme sharpness and virtually zero distortion
  • New ultra-quiet stepping motor for silent focusing
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
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Nikon Final Thoughts

"Worth every penny."

Since this is a new camera not all Nikon accessories will work. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill.

Overall Score
4.5


(120 Points)

7. Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with Digital Live MOS Sensor...

User Ratings: 85 2

Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY First Impressions

"Absolutely yes."

I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. Been using the Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY for about 2 weeks now with no issues. Camera takes beautiful pictures. Start up and shut down is quick. The Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700.

  • Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera with Digital Live MOS Sensor, 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0, 4K 4:2:2 10-Bit Video, Full-Size HDMI Out, 3.2-Inch LCD, DC-GH5 (Black)
  • 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/Freeze Proof 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
  • 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 video capture: records silky smooth 4K 60P/50P (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160/ MOV or MP4) video with internal 4: 2: 2 10 bit 4K video recording, Plus exclusive 6K photo and 4K post focus records photos up to 60Fps
  • Connectivity & Ports: 3.5 millimeter audio port, connect to devices with USB 3. 0, an external monitor or external Recorder with a Full size HDMI port; available Twin SD card slots (UHS II U3 compatible)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY
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Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY Final Thoughts

"Quick shipping."

Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. Camera takes beautiful pictures.

Overall Score
4.7


(159 Points)

8. Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ Z 24-70mm F/2.8 S

User Ratings: 77 6

Nikon First Impressions

"I am not disappointed."

Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with. Low light is extraordinarily good. But white balance flips out often. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with.

  • Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ Z 24-70mm F/2.8 S
  • New larger Z mount for revolutionary optical performance
  • Nikon-designed 24.5MP backside Illuminated image sensor
  • 273-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system
  • NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/ 2.8 is a compact mid-range zoom that is indispensable for a wide range of photo and video applications, as well as the ideal partner for the compact Z series cameras
  • With an f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, exposure is consistent across the entire zoom range
  • Lens incorporates an all-new Multi-Focusing System, consisting of two AF drive units, precisely synchronized to deliver fast, accurate autofocusing
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon
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Nikon Final Thoughts

"Quick shipping."

It's not great but it will get you started for sure. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. Normally I couldn't care less.

Overall Score
4.5


(120 Points)

9. Panasonic LUMIX S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 47.3MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, 24-105mm F4...

User Ratings: 71 17

Panasonic DC-S1RMK First Impressions

"I am not disappointed."

Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. Start up and shut down is quick. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. With that said, this Streaming Mirrorless Camera rocks. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode.

  • Panasonic LUMIX S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Camera with 47.3MP MOS High Resolution Sensor, 24-105mm F4 L-Mount S Series Lens, 4K HDR Video and 3.2” LCD - DC-S1RMK
  • Full frame sensor - 47.3-Megapixel full-frame MOS sensor that provides a wide dynamic Range and excellent performance at high sensitivity (is 25600 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 video - up to 4K 60P/50P recording plus 6K PHOTO functions and HLG photo.
  • 187MP 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.Image File Format: JPEG, RAW
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-S1RMK
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Panasonic DC-S1RMK Final Thoughts

"I bought this bad boy."

It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. The Panasonic DC-S1RMK phase and contrast system has it beat. So, when Panasonic DC-S1RMK came, I purchased it immediately. Low light is extraordinarily good. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

10. Canon Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm Lens and 4K Video (White) with 32GB SDHC UHS-I Card

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon First Impressions

"Is a bit of work."

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. Normally I couldn't care less. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1.

  • Canon Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm Lens and 4K Video (White) with 32GB SDHC UHS-I Card
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Eye Detection AF
  • 24.1 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS Sensor with ISO 100-25600 (H: 51200)
  • Ideal for professionals looking to maximize post-production workflow
  • Read speeds of up to 95MB/s; write speeds of up to 90MB/s
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"Very happy."

Wonderful color, clarity and detail. There's just so much more to say about the Canon . With that said, this Streaming Mirrorless Camera rocks. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

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