The Mirrorless Camera Guide Essentials
The Mirrorless Camera Guide Essentials
Mirrorless cameras, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, electronic-viewfinder-interchangeable-lens cameras. We bet you have probably heard these terms being used a lot lately. But despite these terms being bandied around a lot, it has come to our attention that many people - especially the average camera user - still have absolutely no idea what a mirrorless system camera is or what it’s capable of. And no wonder: the camera industry itself can’t even decide on a standardized name! In layman's parlance, mirrorless cameras were introduced to fill the gap between digital compact cameras and DSLRs, where there are those who want the performance of a DSLR (especially in terms of image quality), but don’t wish to deal with the bulk and complicated controls.
While still a relatively new product category (about four years old), mirrorless cameras have recently gained a lot of traction especially in the last couple of years, due to the entry of more big-name players and the increased number of models. Currently, almost all major camera manufacturers have a mirror system in their camera lineup, alongside their compact and DSLR offerings. So if you’re looking to upgrade from your digital compact camera, or are just interested in finding out more about mirrorless system cameras, do read our Mirrorless Camera Guide Essentials (links on the right). It's bound to answer at least a couple of burning questions you have.
Mirrorless Camera Reviews and Feature Articles
REVIEW / 06 Dec 2013 / By Alvin Soon
The Sony A7s are the culmination of a dream: full-frame mirrorless cameras in a compact frame. The Sony A7R takes that dream up a notch by including a 36MP sensor inside without an optical low-pass filter. I thought it wouldn't work, and here's how the A7R changed my mind.
FEATURE / 29 Nov 2013 / By Alvin Soon
Panasonic has just wrapped the regional launch of their latest camera, the Lumix GM1. This mirrorless system camera marries beauty and brains; it's impossibly small, stylishly good-looking, and carries inside the high-performance 16MP sensor of the GX7. Check out our hands-on with the camera inside.
REVIEW / 06 Nov 2013 / By Alvin Soon
The E-P5 represents such a significant upgrade over the two-year old E-P3 that it’s better to think of it as a reboot rather than an update. But while many things are massively improved, some are still stuck in time. Find out which in our review.
FEATURE / 17 Oct 2013 / By Alvin Soon
We go hands-on with Panasonic's latest mirrorless camera, the Lumix GM1, an impossibly compact camera with the same sensor inside as the Lumix GX7. Check out just how small this camera is!
FEATURE / 10 Sep 2013 / By Alvin Soon
We've gotten our hands on a pre-production model of Olympus' latest flagship, the OM-D E-M1. Click through to find out how it handles and why this is the mirrorless DSLR-killer we've been waiting for.
FEATURE / 01 Aug 2013 / By Alvin Soon
Panasonic has just announced their latest and greatest mirrorless system camera; the Lumix GX7. And surprise, surprise, we've already had our hands on it for the last two days. Here's our first impressions of the GX7, almost live from Australia. How does it look, feel and perform? Click to find out.
REVIEW / 26 Jun 2013 / By Alvin Soon
As the successor to the NX200 and NX210, the NX300 represents the mid-range of Samsung's mirrorless system cameras. In some ways, it's even better than the flagship NX20, which was released in the middle of 2012. Click through to discover how the camera fares.
REVIEW / 31 May 2013 / By Alvin Soon
Olympus' new mirrorless system camera, the Pen E-P5, packs a solid punch in specs alone. It gets the best from the groundbreaking OM-D E-M5, and even adds more like built-in Wi-Fi. Click through to see what else is new in our hands-on preview of this gorgeous camera.
Mirrorless System Camera News