Mirrorless-IL (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens) digital cameras are often viewed as a compromise between a digicam and an SLR. Like a DSLR they have interchangeable lenses and like digicams they are mirrorless setups and thus allow much smaller sizes. If the versatility of interchangeable lenses and quality of a large sensor appeal to you but you find your DSLR is just too big to take with you all the time these can be a great alternative.

Snapsort puts all interchangable-lens cameras that are not SLRs (don't have through-the-lens optical viewfinders) into the mirrorless category. This includes micro-four-thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus, as well as rangefinder cameras from Leica and what are commonly called electronic viewfinder interchangeable-lens (EVIL) cameras from Sony and other manufacturers.

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Recent Mirrorless cameras by manufacturer

Here is an overview of the manufacturers of mirrorless cameras, the most popular shown first.

Sony

Snapsort has found 5 recent mirrorless cameras from Sony.

Sony Alpha A5100
Sony Alpha A5100
from $448
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,347 ISO
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
80.0

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Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Alpha 7R II
from $2,770
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
True resolution High true resolution Help
42.2 MP
Focus points Many focus points Help
399

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Sony Alpha a6300
Sony Alpha a6300
from $998
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Focus points Many focus points Help
425
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

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Sony Alpha 7 II
Sony Alpha 7 II
from $1,450
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 6 recent mirrorless cameras from Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
from $778
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.74x

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
from $450
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
from $313
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
from $598
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 3 recent mirrorless cameras from Nikon.

Nikon 1 J5
Nikon 1 J5
from $449
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
60 fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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Nikon D5
Nikon D5
from $5,979
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
2,359k dots
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
3,280,000 ISO

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Nikon D810A
Nikon D810A
from $3,797
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
True resolution High true resolution Help
36.2 MP
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
171 lenses

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Fujifilm

Snapsort has found 5 recent mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm.

Fujifilm X-T10
Fujifilm X-T10
from $599
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-E2S
from $699
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Announced New Help
January 2016

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Fujifilm X-Pro2
Fujifilm X-Pro2
from $1,699
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,620k dots
Focus points Many focus points Help
273
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

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Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm X-A2
from $549
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Size Really small Help
Mid size (117×67×40 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
1.6"

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Olympus

Snapsort has found 4 recent mirrorless cameras from Olympus.

Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL7
from $399
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Startup delay Almost no delay when powering up Help
500 ms startup delay
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Olympus PEN-F
Olympus PEN-F
from $1,199
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
from $1,653
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses

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Canon

Snapsort has found 2 recent mirrorless cameras from Canon.

Canon EOS M3
Canon EOS M3
from $399
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,169 ISO
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS M10
from $449
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

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Samsung

Snapsort has found 2 recent mirrorless cameras from Samsung.

Samsung NX1
Samsung NX1
from $1,498
Movie format Shoots 4K movies Help
4K @ 24fps
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,363 ISO
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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Samsung NX500
Samsung NX500
from $798
Movie format Shoots 4K movies Help
4K @ 24fps
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,379 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
87.0

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Leica

Snapsort has found 3 recent mirrorless cameras from Leica.

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
from $7,450
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Rangefinder
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel

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Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M (Typ 262)
from $5,181
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Rangefinder
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel

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Leica M Edition 60
Leica M Edition 60
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 36x24mm
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Rangefinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

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Sigma

Snapsort has found 2 recent mirrorless cameras from Sigma.

Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,620k dots
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate

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Sigma sd Quattro H
Sigma sd Quattro H
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,620k dots
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.81x
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

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Pentax

Snapsort has found 1 recent mirrorless interchangeable-lens from Pentax.

Pentax Q-S1
Pentax Q-S1
from $223
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Size Really small Help
Compact (105×58×34 mm)
Weight Light-weight Help
203 g

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