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High-end Compact & Mirrorless Cameras

As the name mirrorless implies, there is no mirror in these cameras. The traditional layout of the DSLR with a mirror, prism and viewfinder has been altered, allowing the light to go through the lens directly onto the sensor. This saves on a lot of bulk and weight. Rather than looking through a standard viewfinder you are looking at a digital image from the sensor. Although marginally slower, there are some advantages to shooting this way, such as seeing the live effects of settings in real time. Many of these cameras have interchangeable lenses and the ability to work with accessories such as external flashes.

As sensor and lens technology gets better, high resolution images are possible at smaller sizes. While the higher-end DSLR

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