Mirrorless or compact system cameras (CSC) are becoming increasingly popular and while some photographers are trading in their old SLRs in favour of the new breed, others are investing in a second system. Both will find they learn a few lessons that will help them make better images.
Some CSCs are more compact than others, while others offer a wealth of sophisticated features. In this group test we put 6 of the top mirrorless cameras on the market to the test to find the best compact system camera for your money.
With its new 20.8 million pixel CX-format (one-inch) sensor, the Nikon 1 J5 has the highest resolution of any Nikon 1 camera yet, and it’s stylish, practical, and small enough to compete with regular compact cameras, not just other CSCs.
In her Nikon 1 J5 review video, Amy Davies highlights some of the key specs and features and takes a look at the camera’s performance.
A single lens reflex (SLR) camera used to be the go-to camera for serious photographers, but there’s a now alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular – a compact system camera (CSC). But what is a compact system camera and how does a CSC differ from a DSLR? Our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, explains all.