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 10 recent mirrorless cameras from Sony.

Sony Alpha A6000
Sony Alpha A6000
from $548
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
82.0
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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Sony A7S
Sony A7S
from $600
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
3,702 ISO
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
409,600 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
87.0

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Sony A7
Sony A7
from $990
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,248 ISO
Autofocus Phase detection video autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
90.0

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Sony Alpha A5100
Sony Alpha A5100
from $348
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
80.0
Focus points Many focus points Help
179

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Olympus

Snapsort has found 4 recent mirrorless cameras from Olympus.

Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus OM-D E-M10
from $430
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,400k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M1
from $800
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,400k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

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Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL7
from $499
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Startup delay Almost no delay when powering up Help
500 ms startup delay

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 6 recent mirrorless cameras from Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
from $1,350
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
from $433
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
from $548
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
from $396
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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Fujifilm

Snapsort has found 3 recent mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm.

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T1
from $1,299
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-A1
from $279
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Startup delay Almost no delay when powering up Help
500 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-E2
from $699
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
1.64x
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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Samsung

Snapsort has found 5 recent mirrorless cameras from Samsung.

Samsung NX1
Samsung NX1
from $1,299
Movie format Shoots 4K movies Help
4K @ 24fps
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
83.0

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Samsung NX500
Samsung NX500
from $699
Movie format Shoots 4K movies Help
4K @ 24fps
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate

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Samsung NX Mini
Samsung NX Mini
from $275
Battery life Great battery life Help
650 shots
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

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Samsung NX3000
Samsung NX3000
from $360
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Weight Light-weight Help
230 g
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 6 recent mirrorless cameras from Nikon.

Nikon 1 V3
Nikon 1 V3
from $1,097
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
60 fps
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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Nikon 1 J4
Nikon 1 J4
from $499
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
60 fps
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate

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Nikon 1 AW1
Nikon 1 AW1
from $697
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
1,200 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel

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Nikon 1 J5
Nikon 1 J5
from $497
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
60 fps
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

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Canon

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

Canon EOS M3
Canon EOS M3
from $529
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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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

Learn more about the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica T Typ 701
Leica T Typ 701
from $1,676
Screen size Large screen Help
3.7"
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,300k dots
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital

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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

Learn more about the Leica M Edition 60

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Pentax

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

Pentax Q-S1
Pentax Q-S1
from $290
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Size Really small Help
Compact (105×58×34 mm)

Learn more about the Pentax Q-S1

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