DSLR vs Mirrorless: understanding the key differences

The differences between CSC and DSLR explained: Canon

Compact system cameras are becoming an increasingly important section of the camera market, but what are they and how do they differ from SLRs? Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains all you need to know.

Pentax K-01 unveiled with ‘world’s thinnest’ lens

Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera revealed

Pentax has unveiled its latest mirrorless camera, the Pentax K-01, which boasts what the company claims is the world’s thinnest interchangeable lens – the smc Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS unifocal.

This latest addition to the popular Pentax K series features 16.28-megapixel resolution with a newly developed CMOS image sensor measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, as well as high-speed burst shooting, an extra-wide sensitivity range with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600 and Full HD video recording.

More Pentax mirrorless compact rumours

New rumours of a Pentax mirrorless camera

Forget CES and PMA, Japan is the place to go for new camera news….

Samsung NX10 Review

Samsung NX10 Overview

We’ve had Live View, and we’ve had HD movie modes, but now hybrid or EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) cameras have become the next big t

Ricoh GXR Review

This is where it gets confusing. These camera units have different sized sensors. The 24-72mm unit has a 1/1.7-inch sensor while the 50mm unit offers an APS-C‑sized sensor.