Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zeiss Mirrorless Cameras

1. Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 Touit Series for Fujifilm X Series Cameras, Bundle. #2030-679

Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 First Impressions

"Overall pretty good."

I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. Prompt delivery and everything in good shape. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Zeiss 32mm f/1.8. Love the screen. An amazing Zeiss Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens.

  • Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 Touit Series for Fujifilm X Series Cameras, Bundle. #2030-679
  • Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 Touit Series Lens - Lens Caps - Lens hood - Zeiss 2 Year USA Warranty - Bundle Includes - Heliopan 52mm UV Filter SH-PMC (16 Layer Super Hard Multi-Coated) - Flashpoint CapKeeper Model CK-2 Lens Cap Leash - Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit with: - Spray Cleaning Fluid - Cotton Swabs - Lens Cloth - 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors - Squeegee Card - Lipstick Brush - Blower Brush - Lens Tissue - Deluxe Storage Bag
  • Adorama Camera Lens Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 Touit Series for Fujifilm X Series Cameras, Lens Caps, Lens hood, Zeiss USA Warranty.
  • 52mm UV Filter, SH-PMC (16 Layer Super Hard Multi-Coated).
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zeiss 32mm f/1.8
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Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 Final Thoughts

"For me, a non-issue."

Start up and shut down is quick. Portability of this camera is wonderful. I might be a dreamer though, probably won't ever see this. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. My husband and I love the Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 so much.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

2. Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera w/ Grip

User Ratings: 76 7

Sony First Impressions

"Lots of freebies."

The ergonomics are perfect. They're a good choice for all around work. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. But for me it is the low light improvements. I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow.

  • Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera w/ Grip
  • World's first Full-frame stacked CMOS sensor w/ integrated memory
  • World's first1 blackout-free continuous shooting up to 20 fps
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Very happy."

It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. But, for the cost this thing is incredible. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather. This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony . I will be upgrading to a better lens when finances allow.

Overall Score
4.4


(50 Points)

3. Sony Alpha 7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with Sony FE 85mm f/...

User Ratings: 74 10

Sony First Impressions

"Camera is EXCELLENT!"

The second problem is the focusing controls. Dynamic range on this camera is also very impressive. I expect features to improve and prices to fall. It has the best image quality of any Zeiss Mirrorless Camera I have ever owned. Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

  • Sony Alpha 7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILCE7RM4/B) with Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
  • Stunning resolution: world’s first 61MP full frame 35 millimeter back-illuminated Exmore R CMOS Image Sensor
  • High speed: up to 10Fps continuous shooting at 61MP with AE/AF tracking; 26. 2MP in APS C crop mode
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus: 567 Phase detection AF points and 425 contrast AF points to cover more area
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Minimum Focus Distance : AF 2.79 ft, MF 2.62 ft, Maximum Magnification ratio (x) - 0.13 x, Focal-Length : 85 mm.Angle of view (APS-C) 19°
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16 , Filter Diameter (mm) - 67 mm
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Like this better."

The Sony is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. The kit lenses in the bundle are more than adequate. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything! Great camera and bundle from this deal. Best Zeiss Mirrorless Camera on the market right now.

Overall Score
4.3


(71 Points)

4. Canon EOS M5 with 15-45mm Lens + 2 x 32GB Memory Deluxe Bundle

K&M BCAN1279C011_002 First Impressions

"Like this better."

I just absolutely love this Zeiss Mirrorless Camera. The kit comes with so many things! The digital age is here time for RF lenses. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. you will love this Zeiss Mirrorless Camera!

  • Canon EOS M5 with 15-45mm Lens + 2 x 32GB Memory Deluxe Bundle
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard Canon Accessories + 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Canon Box Includes: Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm Lens, EM-300DB Strap, LP-E17 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, LC-E17 Charger for LP-E17 Battery Pack, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 7 Image Processor, 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control, 3.2" 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth, Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600, Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M BCAN1279C011_002
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K&M BCAN1279C011_002 Final Thoughts

"Camera snobs."

This review will focus on the components/items in the bundle. Secondly the EVF is amazing amazing amazing. With that said, this Zeiss Mirrorless Camera rocks. I was able to get some great shots of my dog running full speed. Something I never realized I needed till I had it.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera with 18-135mm Lens with LCD, 3", Black

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony ILCE6500M/B First Impressions

"Awesome little camera."

The whole package is well thought out. With its kit lens, there are several focusing aids. I have used the camera for some time now. It's not great but it will get you started for sure. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one.

  • Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera with 18-135mm Lens with LCD, 3", Black
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmore sensor with advanced processing up to Iso 51.200
  • Wide 425 phase detection AF points, Fast 0.05 sec. AF acquisition
  • 5-Axis In-body image stabilization steadies every Lens
  • 11Fps continuous shooting to 269 Frames6 at 24.2MP with AE/AF tracking
  • In the box: Lens hood; Lens cap; Lens rear cap; Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50; AC Adaptor: AC-UUD12; Shoulder strap; Body cap; Accessory shoe cap; Eyepiece cup; Micro USB cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE6500M/B
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Sony ILCE6500M/B Final Thoughts

"What a BUNDLE!"

Normally I couldn't care less. It came with all the products it describes. I works flawlessly with my Sony lenses. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. I wouldn't trade this camera for anything!

Overall Score
4.5


(194 Points)

6. Sony Alpha a6000 Silver Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body) with 55-210mm Sony E-Mount Lens

User Ratings: 75 6

Sony First Impressions

"Its a tool."

So I bought this for my California vacation. A shame since the video quality is very good. I just absolutely love this Zeiss Mirrorless Camera. Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Sony . Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

  • Sony Alpha a6000 Silver Interchangeable Lens Camera (Body) with 55-210mm Sony E-Mount Lens
  • Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera - Body only (Silver)
  • Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount Cameras (Black)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Camera snobs."

The longer you have it, the more small issues you find. The availability of the control dials makes a huge difference. Great camera and bundle from this deal. The Sony was with me at all times. I can't recommend the Sony enough.

Overall Score
4.5


(1055 Points)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens with E-Mount 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens

User Ratings: 77

Sony K-81532-20 First Impressions

"Well done."

I use it for vlogging, photoshoots, and pictorials on Instagram. The flash feels lighter than my Andoer flash for my other camera. The flash can be overpowered rather than the subtle fill. In spite of all the motion on my end, the pictures were sharp. The whole package is well thought out.

  • Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens with E-Mount 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens
  • KIT INCLUDES 2 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Alpha A6000 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens (Black) +
  • [2] Sony E 55-210mm Lens
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-81532-20
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Sony K-81532-20 Final Thoughts

"Awesome love it."

Best Zeiss Mirrorless Camera on the market right now. Every movement is so smooth, the slow motion really impressive. This is very comfortable, especially during long shoots. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome. It is easy to use and the picture quality is out awesome.

Overall Score
4.8


(6 Points)

10. Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with XF18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS Lens

User Ratings: 72 8

Fujifilm X-T10 Silver First Impressions

"I'm not kidding."

An amazing Zeiss Mirrorless Camera when paired with the right lens. But for me it is the low light improvements. I'm also really enjoying the Fujifilm film simulation. Hope this helps you decide on your next Zeiss Mirrorless Camera! Great battery life, about 300 shots in cold weather.

  • Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with XF18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS Lens
  • 16MP X Trans CMOS II Sensor W/ EXR Processor II. Sensor : APS-C"X-Trans CMOS II"
  • New Auto Focus System : Single, Zone, Wide x AF-S, AF-C - 3D Tracking (Wide x AF-C) - Phase Detection + Contrast
  • 2.36M dot OLED Electronic VF World’s shortest display lag time 0.005sec. - 0.62x Finder Magnification
  • 16.7 MP, 23.6 millimeter x 15.6 millimeter (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS II with primary color filter
  • New “X-T” Design Compact Magnesium Body Well balanced handing and grip 3 Dials on Top and 2 Command Dials Built in Pop up Flash
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fujifilm X-T10 Silver
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Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Final Thoughts

"Overall pretty good."

Users need to be open-minded and find new ways to use the Fujifilm X-T10 Silver. That's why I replaced the stock lens caps with Fujifilm equivalents. So far performance is fabulous. As an old pro I therefore wanted a second body. I can't overstate how nice it is to have a one camera solution.

Overall Score
4.4


(128 Points)

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