A mirrorless camera is a compact style of camera due to the lack of a mirror which enables the body to be miniaturized. They can also be called, compact system cameras and are great for street photography where the photographer needs to remain unnoticed. The mirrorless camera fits snugly into the hand, is well balanced for taking the perfect photograph and works by using electronics to capture light, which it then transfers to the sensor, thereby eliminating the need for a mirror. Discreet and easy to carry around, the mirrorless system is ideal for holidays where space can be at a premium or portrait photography where it can be kept easily to hand and then used quickly when there is a once in a lifetime head and shoulders shot. Fully automatic for ease of use or completely manual for a more creative image, the mirrorless style of camera can cover all photographic situations, using a wide range of lenses.
The choice of cameras is enormous and it is always difficult to find which one would suite you best. It also depends on what your preference for photographing is, some photographers like to take portraits, some like landscapes and some go for street photography, which can fit both landscape and portrait in. If you want something compact and un-obtrusive, then CSC cameras cameras are perfect. The CSC is short for compact system camera and it tends to be quite a bit smaller than the usual Digital SLR cameras. They tend to be mirrorless and can either have removable lenses or not, depending on preference. The fact that they have no mirror means that they can be much smaller than a similar camera in the Digital SLR Range and as such tend to be lighter overall. Having a lens that comes off makes the unit more versatile, but there are CSC cameras with fixed lenses, which have the advantage of being slightly less complicated. Whichever camera system you choose, the CSC cameras are great to use.