1. Sony Alpha NEX-6
The NEX-6 is a mid-level mirrorless compact that provides DSLR image quality but in a much smaller package. Busting with features to keep any enthusiast photographer busy, the 16.1-megapixel NEX-6 boasts a class-leading high resolution OLED electronic viewfinder, articulated LCD screen and WiFi connectivity. The user experience in enhanced thanks to traditional mode dial, two control wheels and 10fps burst shooting.
Price: £400 | Sony
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Whether you call them compact system cameras, CSCs, micro four thirds, choosing the best mirrorless camera is getting increasingly hard. There's never been so much choice for those looking for the best compact system camera. If you want the versatility of a dSLR and the size of a compact, a CSC is perfect.
We've trawled the tech world for some of the best compact system cameras.
Packing great sensors, high megapixel counts and other features like Wi-Fi, compact system cameras are full of specs and nifty additions, yet don't require an extra bag to haul them around in. However with more and more companies jumping on the bandwagon, it can be tricky to find the best one for you. We feel your pain and have put together our favourites in a handy list.