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Mirrorless Compact Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Welcome to the camera design revolution!

By Adorama Learning Center Editors - September 20, 2011

In the last few years, two amazing things have happened to camera design: Video capture was added to DSLRs, and a new breed of interchangeable-lens cameras that deliver the same image quality as a DSLR but are much smaller was introduced. This new Adorama Learning Center department is devoted to the latter, growing group of cameras that we call MILCs (Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compacts; read this blog post about why we chose this particular acronym).


At the Adorama Learning Center, we've been covering MILCs since the day they first burst on the scene. After two years, with MILCs now the fastest-growing category, we felt it was time to devote a department to them. Enjoy!

-Mason Resnick

MILCs in the News and on the Adorama Blog!

NEWS Nikon Announces Its First Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact Cameras
BLOG Reflections on Nikon's New Mirrorless World

NEWS Samsung Unveils NX200, 20MP Interchangeable Lens Compact, More
NEWS Sony Refreshes Camera Lineup, Boasts "World's Fastest Camera"
NEWS Panasonic Announces New Cameras, Lenses for Fall '11
NEWS Pentax Announces The Q, Claims It's World's Smallest Interchangeable-Lens Compact Camera
BLOG The right way to design a prime lens...and the wrong way
NEWS Weekend Wrap for June 17, 2011
NEWS Olympus Relaunches Digital Pen Camera System
BLOG Hands On: Road Trip With The New Olympus E-P3
NEWS Panasonic Lumix GF3 Weighs Under 8 oz
NEWS Weekend Wrap for May 13, 2011
NEWS Weekend Wrap For February 25, 2011
NEWS CES 2011 Report, Day 2
NEWS Weekend Wrap December 30 2010



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Capturing Spring with Street Photography

It's Getting Warmer...At Last!

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 14, 2014

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Use the change of seasons as a reason to go out and capture fantastic street photos.

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TAGS: street photography,  New York,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Fujifilm X100,  candid,  Nikon Coolpix A,  Ricoh GR,  Spring 

Video/Advanced Photography-Ready Panasonic Lumix GH3: Guided Tour

Get the most out of the top-line Panasonic Lumix GH3 Mirrorless Compact Digital Camera

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, January 3, 2014

Panasonic's top-line still camera is also designed for high-quality video—and is one of the most customizable cameras available. We take a closer look at the Panasonic Lumix GH3.

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TAGS: Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Panasonic GH3 

Panasonic Lumix GH3 Buying Guide

Accessorize Your Camera for Better Photos and Videos

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, January 3, 2014

The Panasonic DMC-GH3 is an outstanding camera that will give you years of pleasure and a ton of creative choices. Here are some products I recommend to expand the camera's usefulness, based on typical photographer/videographer needs

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TAGS: accessories,  Panasonic,  portrait,  action,  sports photography,  hd video,  Panasonic GH3 

Nikon 1 AW1 Underwater MILC - Product Review

Drop it, dunk it, freeze it. The Nikon 1 AW1 is ready for you.

ArticleMirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compacts Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 26, 2013

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The Nikon 1 AW1 is the first truly underwater interchangeable-lens compact digital camera and can operate down to 49 feet.

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TAGS: underwater,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Nikon 1 

12 Great Digital Cameras for Travel Photography

Cameras have gotten smaller and more portable than ever, while delivering better quality images.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 14, 2013

It's that time of year...getting their cameras together and hittin' the road. A new generation of cameras for the well-travelled photographer offers better image quality in smaller and lighter packages. Here's a look at a dozen cameras that are well-suited for travel.

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TAGS: canon,  camera,  DSLR,  Casio,  Fujifilm,  Olympus,  Panasonic,  pentax,  samsung,  ricoh,  cameras,  sony,  system compact,  Sony NEX,  Nikon P7000 

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.5 and 32mm f/1.8 Lenses for Sony, Fujifilm MILCs

Product Overview

ArticleAdoramaTV - Product Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Diane Wallace, October 2, 2013

Meet the Zeiss Touit lenses for Fujifilm and Sony MILCs, the state of the art for mirrorless compact camera lenses.

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TAGS: Fujifilm,  Zeiss,  Sony NEX,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  Fujifilm X-E1,  Sony NEX-6,  Sony NEX-7,  Fujifilm X-M1,  Fujifilm X-A1 

New Tools At Work: Fantastic Food Photography with the Fujifilm XE-1

Fast camera meets fine food

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Scott W. Baker, October 1, 2013

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Can a foodie find photographic ambrosia with a street-savvy MILC? Scott Baker says "yes"!

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TAGS: Fujifilm,  food,  low-light photography,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  food photography,  Fujifilm X-E1 

7 Faulty Default Camera Settings You Should Change Right Now

Customize your camera in less than 10 minutes

ArticleDigital SLRs Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, September 16, 2013

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Your camera's factory settings are not necessarily in your best interest. Here are seven that you should change.

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TAGS: DSLR,  digital SLR,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  custom 

Olympus OM-D EM-1 Product Overview

Pro-oriented MILC is rugged and fast

ArticleAdoramaTV - Product Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Diane Wallace, September 10, 2013

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The Olympus OM-D EM-1 is packed with features for advanced, knowledgeable photographers. Diane Wallace takes you on a tour of this intriguing little camera.

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TAGS: Olympus,  system compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Olympus OM-D,  Olympus OM-D EM-1 

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