Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mirrorless Cameras Under $400

1. Panasonic DC-FZ80K Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Plenty of features."

Low Light video is very well done. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K is an awesome camera as most already know. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Switching back and forth between photo and video is cumbersome.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
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Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Love this guy."

It is light and easy to carry with you. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. Mirrorless has come into it's own. The Panasonic DC-FZ80K was with me at all times. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow.

Overall Score
4.3


(1466 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Mirrorless Cameras Under $400

2. KODAK AZ421 White Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 64 13

KODAK AZ421 White First Impressions

"Excellent Mirrorless Camera!"

It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. It is light and easy to carry with you. My husband and I love the KODAK AZ421 White so much. The digital age is here time for RF lenses. I expect features to improve and prices to fall.

  • Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ421-WH 16MP Digital Camera with 42X Optical Zoom and 3" LCD Screen (White)
  • Powerful 16. 1-Megapixel CCD sensor gives you room to enlarge, zoom and crop to your heart's content without losing out on life-like clarity or quality.
  • 42x optical zoom and a 24mm wide angle lens Moves you closer to the subject and fit more into every frame.
  • Face/Cat/dog detection detects facial features and enhances it for true subject highlighting, even your four-legged Cat and dog friends. Blink/smile detection helps you to capture the perfect moment.
  • Face Beautifier mode and loads of built-in touch-up features allow you to reduces facial flaws, enhance skin tone and the eyes of your portrait subjects instantly. Operation Environment : Temperature: 32° – 104°F / 0° – 40°C, Humidity: 0 – 90%
  • Use the Panorama mode to create a seamless panoramic picture to 180-degree easily by panning the camera across your subject.
  • The az421 takes a standard SD/SDHC memory card that is at least Class 4 and no larger than 32GB
  • The az421 is not compatible with Micro SD, micro/adapter, Ultra, Ultra plus, Extreme, extreme Plus, Extreme Pro, or SDXC cards
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KODAK AZ421 White
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KODAK AZ421 White Final Thoughts

"This isn't one of them."

And I wish the KODAK lenses were a bit cheaper. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. Still getting used to the buttons. you will love this Mirrorless Camera! Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with.

Overall Score
4.1


(620 Points)

3. Sony DSCH300/B Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 54 17

Sony DSCH300/B First Impressions

"FAST shutter!"

The Sony DSCH300/B is an awesome camera as most already know. A shame since the video quality is very good. The second problem is the focusing controls. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. Everything about the Sony DSCH300/B is amazing.

  • Sony DSCH300/B Digital Camera (Black)
  • Get everything up close with powerful 35x optical zoom
  • Operating temperature:-10 ~ +40℃ (operation)/ -20 ~ +60℃ (storage).201MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images
  • Minimized Blur with optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Please refer the user guide and the user manual before use
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DSCH300/B
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Sony DSCH300/B Final Thoughts

"Its a tool."

I expect features to improve and prices to fall. Even with the lens, battery and SD card, it weighs very little. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. The rest of the bundle seems okay. So far performance is fabulous.

Overall Score
3.8


(404 Points)

4. Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 56 15

Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM First Impressions

"Not major."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. Great camera and bundle from this deal.

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 20.1 MP Digital Camera - Black - Renewed
  • 20.1 megapixel plus 35x zoom brings detailed subjects close - 3.0" LCD screen for easy viewing and photo editing
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • Capture your videos in 720p HD Movie mode
  • Does not support Wifi
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM
  • Battery Life
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Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM Final Thoughts

"My conclusion."

Does wonderfully with night shots handheld. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. Everything about the Amazon Renewed DSC-H300/BM is amazing. I'm also really enjoying the Amazon Renewed film simulation. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
3.9


(323 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Mirrorless Cameras Under $400

5. Olympus 50332189928 Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 68 7

Olympus 50332189928 First Impressions

"Overall pretty good."

I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos. It came with all the products it describes. The whole package is well thought out. I have other tools for different situations. Simply because they just use the kit lenses the cameras come with.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera (Black) - Body only
  • 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)
  • 8.5 frames per second burst shooting
  • Fast touch auto focus from camera or phone
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Olympus 50332189928
  • Battery Life
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Olympus 50332189928 Final Thoughts

"Very good quality."

But I like to see a Olympus GM lenses. It has the best image quality of any Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Olympus 50332189928. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
4.3


(309 Points)

6. KODAK AZ252WH Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 63 15

KODAK AZ252WH First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

The KODAK AZ252WH is a great light weight mirrorless camera. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. The KODAK AZ252WH is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light.

  • Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ252-WH 16MP Digital Camera with 25X Optical Zoom and 3" LCD (White)
  • Nobody like to hold a pose…and with 720P HD video they don’t have to. Capture all the action with a one-touch record button
  • You can capture the action without having to get in on the action. For adventures, life events, You name it - 25x optical zoom lets you get nice and close
  • 16 megapixels lets you capture lifelike clarity in your images - without losing quality as you alter them later on. Crop, zoom, go nuts!
  • At 24mm, the lens is wide open…and so are the possibilities. Need to get the entire, breathtaking landscape? Check! And you can forget about having to tell everyone to “squeeze in!”
  • When you’re all shook up, we’ve got your back. Let our optical image stabilization smooth out the bumps in the road so your photos are still great. Every time.
  • The az252 takes a standard SD/SDHC memory card that is at least Class 4 and no larger than 32GB
  • The az252 is not compatible with Micro SD, micro/adapter, Ultra, Ultra plus, Extreme, extreme Plus, Extreme Pro, or SDXC cards
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KODAK AZ252WH
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KODAK AZ252WH Final Thoughts

"On the KODAK AZ252WH."

A small upgrade compared to my trusty little X-T20. Right now, this is the best of the breed. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with KODAK equivalents. I can't recommend the KODAK AZ252WH enough. Higher ISO produces very usable images, even at ISO 12800.

Overall Score
4.0


(258 Points)

7. Sony NEX-3NL/B Mirrorless Camera

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
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony NEX-3NL/B Final Thoughts

"Love this 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)

8. Canon K-92094-02 Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 75

Canon K-92094-02 First Impressions

"Camera snobs."

Since this is a new camera not all Canon accessories will work. I works flawlessly with my Canon lenses. I've added some sample photos taken with this camera and a 50mm f1. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Canon equivalents. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch.

  • Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 32GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Flex Tripod + Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon K-92094-02
  • Battery Life
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Canon K-92094-02 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE that feature."

Normally I couldn't care less. And I wish the Canon lenses were a bit cheaper. Mirrorless has come into it's own. The Canon K-92094-02 is an awesome camera as most already know. The Canon K-92094-02's build quality is excellent.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

9. Canon EOSMRD Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 62

Canon EOSMRD First Impressions

"Worth every penny."

Right now, this is the best of the breed. I love this combo and I must say I am thrilled with the Canon EOSMRD. Extra batteries are very handy. Lots of new options in Menu to learn. The longer you have it, the more small issues you find.

  • Canon EOS M Compact System Camera -Red- Body Only International Model (No Warranty)
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, ISO 100-12800; expandable to 25600 (H)
  • Hybrid CMOS AF and Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses (Optional EF Lens Adapter is required)
  • Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon EOSMRD
  • Battery Life
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  • Value For Money
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Canon EOSMRD Final Thoughts

"Beast of a camera."

The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. Mirrorless has come into it's own. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Canon EOSMRD.

Overall Score
4.6


(9 Points)

10. Tamron E10TM24F28S Mirrorless Camera

Tamron E10TM24F28S First Impressions

"He is a happy boy!"

Hope this helps you decide on your next Mirrorless Camera! With that said, this Mirrorless Camera rocks. But, this fps was rather limited. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera.

  • Tamron AFF051S-700 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras Bundle with Lexar Professional 633x 64GB UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC Memory Card
  • Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras
  • Superb optical performance, fast F/2.8 aperture
  • Sony E-Mount Di III: Mirrorless Interchangeable lens-cameras
  • IN THE BOX: Front Lens Cap - Rear Lens Cap - Lens Hood
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras - Lexar Professional 633x 64GB UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC Memory Card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tamron E10TM24F28S
  • Battery Life
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Tamron E10TM24F28S Final Thoughts

"That is fine for me."

The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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