Combining compact size with the interchangeable lenses of a DSLR, mirrorless cameras offer a capable, lightweight option for photographers
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Panasonic's premium "flat"-style mirrorless model, the GX1 features a handsome, comfortable body and ergonomic controls.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
The first large-sensor interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera was Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1, introduced in 2008.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
The replacement for Panasonic's GF3 entry-level "pocket" Micro Four Thirds model, the new GF5 improves on its predecessor in a number of ways, including a higher-resolution LCD, higher ISO capability, more effects filters, an improved grip and additional video capabilities with a built-in stereo microphone.
Fujifilm made a real splash in 2011 with the X100, a little gem with a great design, a unique hybrid viewfinder, a big APS-C image sensor and a built-in wide-angle lens.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus' first mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras were inspired by the company's popular PEN 35mm compact cameras of the 1960s.
Nikon entered the mirrorless interchangeable-lens marketplace last year with the Nikon 1 J1 and Nikon 1 V1 models, very compact cameras built around the same 10-megapixel CMOS sensor in a new CX format.
Canon EOS M
Canon's long-anticipated mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera finally materialized in Summer 2012.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
The new DMC-GF5 is the latest in a long line of Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds System mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras.
All About Mirrorless
What to know about the hottest category of digital cameras
There's no question that mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras are increasingly popular—more mirrorless models were introduced last year than traditional DSLRs.
Mirrorless Vs. DSLRs
How does the hot new category of cameras stack up against traditional camera designs?
For many years, the two most popular types of digital cameras have been compact models and digital SLRs. Each offers advantages over the other.
Mirrorless EVF Cameras
Interchangeable Lenses Meet Maximum Portability
Digital technology not only has changed the way we take pictures, but it’s changing the way cameras are designed. The vast majority of photographers use either compact digital cameras or digital SLRs.
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