The Power of a DSLR Inside a Point-and-Shoot Design

When you want to take your photography skills to the next level, but you don’t want to carry around a bulky DSLR camera, a compact system camera is your best bet. Each camera is the size and weight of your typical point-and-shoot camera, but come loaded with DSLR style functions and lenses that will change the way you create images. Top brands such Olympus, Nikon, Sony, and Fuji are making it easy to get your hands on one too.

A Jekyll and Hyde Design

A compact system camera, or mirrorless camera, is a bit like having two cameras in one: first you get an easygoing point-and-shoot that has all the light weight and automatic functions that make taking it on every adventure a no-brainer. But beyond all those easy-to-use features, it also houses powerful features like a large sensor, advanced manual modes, and more DSLR-like options that will let you get really creative especially with a selection of interchangeable lenses that take up almost no space in your bag.

Ultra-Compact, Ultra-Portable

It might look small, but it's the best digital camera for the pro photographer who’s short on space. A compact system camera and lenses can easily be carried around, but still have much of the same shooting power of a digital SLR. It's small enough to fit in your bag, so you’ve got plenty of room to carry other accessories so you can snap incredible shots like a pro.

It’s all about the Lens

Interchangeable lenses are available for mirrorless cameras to give you a greater variety of shooting options. They’re specially made so they’re lighter and more compact than your traditional DSLR lenses. But what they lack in size and weight, they more than make up for in variety: for complete creative control, choose a wide-angle, telephoto, macro, or standard lens for your camera.

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