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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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One of the most welcome trends in new camera design is the return of the eye-level viewfinder. But instead of those hardly-worth-it squintfinders of yore, these are digital, they’re showing up on more compact cameras, and they’re better than ever!

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How to use the latest, least expensive of Olympus’s successful digital reincarnation of the OM line.

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Designed to excell at street and candid photography but fast enough for sports and small enough for travel, the Panasonic GX7 has become a popular interchangeable lens compact model. Join us as we take a deep dive into its features for owners and anyone considering purchasing this camera.

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

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

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

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Panasonic Lumix GH3 Buying Guide

Accessorize Your Camera for Better Photos and Videos

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

Product Overview

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

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