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 / 07 Mar 2016 / By Alvin Soon
The new Olympus Pen-F is one of the most attractive digital cameras today, but is it more than just a good-looker? Check out what the new 20MP sensor, with 5-axis optical image stabilization and the new Creative Dial have to offer.
Hands-on: The Olympus Pen-F is a new vintage beauty that feels great in the hands (*Updated with price*)
FEATURE / 12 Feb 2016 / By Marcus Wong
“A masterpiece for creating your own masterpieces” is how Olympus described their new Pen-F camera, and the latest addition to their Micro Four Thirds line of interchangeable lens cameras is very nicely crafted indeed. Here’s what it feels like to use one.
REVIEW / 06 Jun 2015 / By Marcus Wong
Can you have a retro looking APS-C mirrorless camera for under S$900? Fujifilm thinks so with its X-A2. We take the company's latest entry level mirrorless camera through its paces to tell you how it performs.
FEATURE / 26 Feb 2015 / By Marcus Wong
Canon's 7D Mark II and Samsung's NX1 are two of the most recent APS-C cameras to have hit the market, and both boast impressive specs and features. While one is a revamp of a storied favorite, the other represents a first attempt at cracking the larger professional market, making this quite an interesting head-to-head. Which fares better? Hit the jump to find out.
FEATURE / 15 Jul 2014 / By Marcus Wong
We took the Leica T out for a walk down Tiong Bahru district of Singapore to see just how its 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor would fare, and brought back some images to share.
FEATURE / 22 May 2014 / By Hafeez Sim
While not Samsung's first mirrorless system camera, the NX Mini is definitely the smallest. So what does it have to offer? We sum up our initial hands-on experience.
FEATURE / 30 Apr 2014 / By Marcus Wong
Leica adds a new system to its family of cameras, and it's an APS-C mirrorless camera. We share our first impressions from a media hands-on session after the jump.
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.
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