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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
Hands-on with Fujifilm's New X-T1 (Singapore Price Announced)

Hands-on with Fujifilm's New X-T1 (Singapore Price Announced)

FEATURE / 10 Feb 2014 / By Alvin Soon

The Fujifilm X-T1 continues the retro heritage of their X-series, carrying on in the tradition of the X100S and the X-Pro1, and we just got to try it out for the first time. Check out how the camera feels in the hands and how the large EVF works in real life. Also, we talk local prices with Fujifilm.

Hands-on with Olympus E-M10 - A New Addition to the OM-D Family (Price Update)

Hands-on with Olympus E-M10 - A New Addition to the OM-D Family (Price Update)

FEATURE / 29 Jan 2014 / By Hafeez Sim

Olympus adds another member to the OM-D family, the EM-10. A smaller and more affordable version of the EM-5, will it be the camera to sway more shutterbugs to the Olympus camp? We give you our first impressions after spending some time with it.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 review

Panasonic Lumix GM1 Review - Compact, Classy & Competent

REVIEW / 04 Jan 2014 / By Alvin Soon

In the not too distant past, you had to choose between size or power for a digital camera. Now however, you can have your cake and eat it too. The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is a sterling example of a camera that can be compact, well-made and powerful at the same time.

Fujifilm X-E2 review

Fujifilm X-E2 Review - A Camera for the Hands-On Enthusiast

REVIEW / 26 Dec 2013 / By Alvin Soon

Fujifilm keeps making a certain kind of camera for a certain kind of photographer, and they deserve kudos for it. The X-E2 is a continuation of that tradition, it's better but still kooky in places, yet still manages to charm. Check out the best and worst of Fujifilm's latest X-Trans mirrorless camera.

Sony A7R review

Sony A7R - The Outrageous 36MP Full-Frame Compact Mirrorless Camera

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.

Panasonic Lumix GM1 Launched in Singapore, Local Prices Announced

Panasonic Lumix GM1 Launched in Singapore, Local Prices Announced

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.

Olympus Pen E-P5 review

Olympus Pen E-P5 Review - A Gorgeous Reboot

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.

Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix GM1, an Ultra Compact Mirrorless Camera

Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix GM1, an Ultra Compact Mirrorless Camera

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!