Combining the portability of a compact with the quality of a DSLR.
Unlike a DSLR, which uses a mirror to reflect light into a viewfinder, mirrorless cameras – sometimes known as compact system cameras – do not contain a mirror or an optical viewfinder, which makes them generally smaller than DSLRs.
Instead of looking through the lens to compose your image via the viewfinder, mirrorless cameras let you preview your shot from a screen on the back of your camera. Despite the differences in design, mirrorless cameras - like DSLRs – still allow you to be creative with lenses.
Our mirrorless cameras distil the best of Canon compacts and DSLRs to deliver superb quality photos and movies that are packed with detail, colour and atmosphere - even in low-light conditions.
While mirrorless cameras have many of the same advantages as DSLR cameras, such as the ability to change lenses, mirrorless cameras have additional benefit of being much smaller in physical size.
However, DSLR cameras benefit from many years of development, refining the experience and comfort of using a traditional viewfinder. With advanced autofocus systems, these cameras have the ability to capture even the most difficult of subjects.
With our mirrorless cameras you can easily swap lenses and take a different view. As well as an exclusive range of versatile, compact EF-M lenses, you can use the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M to access a huge choice of over 80 EF-S and EF lenses for DSLRs, including specialist lenses such as macro and fish eye.
EF-M lenses are portable, lightweight lenses designed exclusively for EOS M cameras. The lenses range from ultra-wide angle and telephoto zooms to tiny pancakes that will let you explore your creativity.