The Latest Compact Mirrorless Models - 2016

The Latest Compact Mirrorless Models - 2016

Around 70 new cameras were released in 2015, while in 2014 less than 40 new cameras were released. In 2016, 28 new cameras have been announced year-to-date. The trend seems to be “smaller, lighter, better”.

More than 10 new mirrorless cameras were released in 2015. 4 new MILS have been announced in 2016 year-to-date. According to CanonRumors, at least 3 new Canon mirrorless cameras are coming in 2016.



Date Announced






Sony a6300

APS-C Mirrorless

February 03, 2016


Olympus Pen F


January 27, 2016


Fujifilm X-Pro2


January 15, 2016


Fujifilm X-E2S

APS-C Mirrorless

January 15, 2016






Sony Alpha a7SII

Full Frame Mirrorless

September 11, 2015


Leica SL Typ 601

Full Frame Mirrorless

October 20, 2015


Canon EOS M10


October 13, 2015


Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II


August 25, 2015


Fujifilm X-T1 IR

X-mount Mirrorless

August 03, 2015


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8


July 16, 2015


Sony Alpha a7RII

Full Frame Mirrorless

June 10, 2015


Fujifilm X-T10

X-mount Mirrorless

May 18, 2015


Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7


May 18, 2015


Nikon 1 J5


April 2, 2015


Canon EOS M3

APS-C Mirrorless

February 06, 2015


Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II


February 05, 2015


Fujifilm X-A2

X-mount Mirrorless

January 15, 2015


Combining the best parts of DSLRs and the compacts (interchangeable lenses and small size), MILS has become the fasted growing segment in the digital camera market. While sensors can range from compact size to APS-C and even full frame, the majority of models come with either Four Thirds or APS-C sized sensors. 

Olympus and Panasonic(the two companies that started the whole mirrorless business back in 2008) use Four Thirds sensors (17.3 x 13 mm), Nikon uses 1" CX sensors (13.2 x 8.8 mm), and Sony, Samsung, Fujifilm, and Canon use APS-C sensors. 

Here is an illustration comparing different sensor sizes: 




Date Announced




Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

Four Thirds

April 5, 2016

Sigma sd Quattro & the sd Quattro H


February 23, 2016

Panasonic Lumix GF8

Four Thirds

February 15, 2016


Sensor Type



Four Thirds


Full Frame

Surface Area

28.5 mm2

116.2 mm2

224.9 mm2

330-370 mm2

864 mm2

Crop Factor




1.5 - 1.6


MILS Model

Pentax: Q, Q10

Ricoh: GXR P10

Nikon: 1 J1, 1 V1, 1 J2, 1 V2, 1 V3, 1 AW1, 1 J3, 1 J4, 1 J5

Olympus: E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PM1, E-PM2, OM-D E-M5, OM-D EM10, OM-D E-M5 Mark II,  OM-D E-M10 Mark II, PEN F

Panasonic: G1, G10, G2, G3, G5, GH1, GH2, GH3, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GX1, G7, Lumix DMC-GF7, Lumix DMC-G7, Lumix DMC-GX8, Lumix DMC-GX85, Lumix DMC-GF8

Sony NEX: 3, C3, F3, 5, 5N, 5R, 6, 7

Sony Alpha: a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300

Samsung: NX5, NX10, NX11, NX100, NX1000, NX20, NX200, NX210, NX1, NX500

Fujifilm: X-Pro1, X-E1, X-T1, X-E2S, X-T10, X-Pro2, X-T1 IR,  X-A2

Canon: EOS M, EOS M3, EOS M10, T6i

Pentax: K-01

Ricoh: GXR

Sigma: the sd Quattro & the sd Quattro H

Leica: M9, M9-P, M-E, M Monochrom, SL Typ 601

Sony: a7, a7S, a7II,  a7R, a7RII, a7SII, UMC-S3C 

Nikon: D5, D810A


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