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 8 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 $1,947
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 A7R
Sony A7R
from $1,679
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,746 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
95.0
True resolution High true resolution Help
36.2 MP

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Sony A7
Sony A7
from $1,198
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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Panasonic

Snapsort has found 6 recent mirrorless cameras from Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
from $1,249
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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
from $525
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
from $1,198
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
from $373
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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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 $380
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 PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL7
from $449
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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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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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 $648
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
Fewer buttons

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Samsung NX300M
Samsung NX300M
from $549
Screen size Large screen Help
3.3"
Screen type OLED Screen Help
Bright and vivid
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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Nikon

Snapsort has found 6 recent mirrorless cameras from Nikon.

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
Fewer buttons

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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 $270
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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Fujifilm

Snapsort has found 3 recent mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm.

Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-T1
from $1,199
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
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 $799
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
1.64x
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-A1
from $250
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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Canon

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

Canon EOS M3
Canon EOS M3
from $679
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 $1,698
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

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Pentax

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

Pentax Q-S1
Pentax Q-S1
from $233
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)

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