Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Viewfinder Mirrorless Cameras

1. 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
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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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Viewfinder 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
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Sony ILCE6000/S Final Thoughts

"Excellent Viewfinder 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. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Body and EF-M15-45mm Lens with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 4K Video and 3...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon First Impressions

"Creamy bokeh."

Great camera and bundle from this deal. Since this is a new camera not all Canon accessories will work. But I like to see a Canon GM lenses. This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. So, when Canon came, I purchased it immediately.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Body and EF-M15-45mm Lens with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 4K Video and 32GB SDHC UHS-I Card - Black
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD has a flexible tilt range ideal for high-angle and low-angle shooting, and reviewing your photos
  • Built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder features approximately 2,360,000 dots to see high amounts of detail when capturing
  • Automatically transfer your files to your compatible device for easy backup and online uploading with automatic image transfer
  • Connect to the Camera Connect app to transfer images to your smart device, then share directly to various social sites or print directly to compatible printer
  • Lens retraction mechanism helps shorten the length of the lens and a compact, lightweight design allows easy portability
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"The tripod."

I doubled down and ordered a second body. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. Overall, I am very satisfied and glad I made the switch. I have other tools for different situations. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

4. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video - Black & Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit. Com...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon First Impressions

"This isn't one of them."

A shame since the video quality is very good. I have other tools for different situations. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. In August I sold my last DSLR and moved to the Canon . Even the focus lock button on Canon lenses can be customized.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video - Black & Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit. Compact Tripod 3K Stand and Ballhead 3K. Black/Charcoal.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Vari angle Touchscreen LCD has a flexible tilt range ideal for high angle and low angle shooting, and reviewing your photos
  • Built in high resolution electronic viewfinder features approximately 2,360,000 dots to see high amounts of detail when capturing
  • Flexible: Grip it. Wrap it. Stand it. Wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment to virtually any surface
  • Strong: Holds devices weighing up to 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • Stable: Rubberized ring and foot grips provide enhanced stability in difficult terrain
  • Durable: Japanese medical-grade ABS plastic and German TPE for firm, secure joints
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"Double & triple boxed."

Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable. Overall, its a great deal, with the body and lenses alone. It is light and easy to carry with you. The range of settings is impressive.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Viewfinder Mirrorless Cameras

5. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Vlogging Camera 2 Lens Kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens + EF-M 55-200 mm lens, Bl...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon 2680C021 First Impressions

"Overall pretty good."

Right now, this is the best of the breed. But I like to see a Canon GM lenses. But, this fps was rather limited. I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. The focus speed in general is so much faster and more reliable.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Vlogging Camera 2 Lens Kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens + EF-M 55-200 mm lens, Black
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD has a flexible tilt range ideal for high-angle and low-angle shooting, and reviewing your photos
  • Built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder features approximately 2,360,000 dots to see high amounts of detail when capturing
  • Automatically transfer your files to your compatible device for easy backup and online uploading with automatic image transfer
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 2680C021
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Canon 2680C021 Final Thoughts

"My conclusion."

Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. The rest of the bundle seems okay. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Everything about the Canon 2680C021 is amazing. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

6. Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Body and EF-M15-45mm + EF-M 55-200mm Lenses with Dual Pixel CMOS AF ...

User Ratings: 80 4

Canon First Impressions

"Fast shipping!"

Especially for astrophotography. And I wish the Canon lenses were a bit cheaper. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. Lots of new options in Menu to learn. Low light is extraordinarily good.

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Body and EF-M15-45mm + EF-M 55-200mm Lenses with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 4K Video and 32GB SDHC UHS-I Card - Black
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, accurate autofocus that helps you get the photo you want right as the moment happens
  • 24.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor delivers incredible color, clear details, and stunning range
  • Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD has a flexible tilt range ideal for high-angle and low-angle shooting, and reviewing your photos
  • Built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder features approximately 2,360,000 dots to see high amounts of detail when capturing
  • Automatically transfer your files to your compatible device for easy backup and online uploading with automatic image transfer
  • Connect to the Camera Connect app to transfer images to your smart device, then share directly to various social sites or print directly to compatible printer
  • Optical Image Stabilizer technology helps reduce camera shake, and achieves a level of sharpness equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5 settings faster
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"Enter the Canon ."

Wonderful color, clarity and detail. The kit comes with so many things! And I wish the Canon lenses were a bit cheaper. So, when Canon came, I purchased it immediately. Several things keep it from getting 5 stars, however.

Overall Score
4.6


(530 Points)

7. 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 Viewfinder 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
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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)

8. Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Bla...

User Ratings: 85 5

Sony ILCE7M3/B First Impressions

"Still no menu fishing."

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. And I wish the Sony lenses were a bit cheaper. Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. Low Light video is very well done. It came with all the products it describes.

  • Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black
  • 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. Can be connected via Bluetooth with smartphones featuring (as of the date of release)- Android (Android 5.0 or later, Bluetooth 4.0 or later), iOS (Bluetooth 4.0 or later)
  • 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)
  • 693 phase detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93 percent image coverage. Focus Sensor: Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery (NP FZ100), AC Adapter (AC UUD12), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable.Metering Type:1200 zone evaluative metering
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M3/B
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Sony ILCE7M3/B Final Thoughts

"I bought this bad boy."

In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. Great camera and bundle from this deal. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. So, when Sony ILCE7M3/B came, I purchased it immediately. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must.

Overall Score
4.6


(407 Points)

9. Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only

User Ratings: 76 5

Sony ILCE7M2/B First Impressions

"Hands down."

Really great, even in low light with f/4 lenses. In practice, the Sony ILCE7M2/B produces superlative images. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill.

  • Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Body Only
  • World’s first 5-axis in-body image stabilization in a full-frame camera.
  • Use your favorite lenses without blur from camera shake.
  • Capture stunning images with full-frame, 24.3MP resolution.
  • Fast hybrid AF with phase-detection - 30% faster than a7.
  • Viewfinder Type:0.5-type electronic viewfinder (colour)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7M2/B
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Sony ILCE7M2/B Final Thoughts

"A great street camera."

Mirrorless has come into it's own. The range of settings is impressive. The case is great to store the accessories in too. Love the screen. I expect features to improve and prices to fall.

Overall Score
4.5


(361 Points)

10. Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera

User Ratings: 72 6

Sony ILCE6300L/S First Impressions

"It way more better."

Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. But, this fps was rather limited. Low Light video is very well done. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. Low Light video is very well done.

  • Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera
  • FASTER AUTOFOCUS: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD RECORDING: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • LENS INCLUDED: Sony E-Mount 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS retractable zoom lens shoots in stunning detail
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6300L/S
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Sony ILCE6300L/S Final Thoughts

"Very good option!"

The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. More megapixels would be nice too when cropping BIFs. The case is great to store the accessories in too. That being said I just love to travel and taking pics as a hobby. A shame since the video quality is very good.

Overall Score
4.4


(352 Points)

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