The 19 Most Popular Compact System and Mirrorless Cameras with Our Readers

By Darren Rowse

Earlier in the week we revealed the DSLRs that were best selling among our readers over the last few months. While DSLRs are still the most popular type of readers among our readers this last quarter has seen a big rise in the number of you using compact system/mirrorless cameras.

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In fact if we combined the two lists we’d now see compact system cameras in the top 20 cameras bought by our readers with the Sony Alpha a6000 and the Sony Alpha a7II both making that list.

Also an indication of the growth of sales in the compact system camera class of camera is that today we’re listing 19 of them while last time we created this list we only saw enough sales to justify making it a list of 9 cameras.

Here are the most popular compact system cameras among our readers!

Note: we’ve included cameras with interchangeable lenses and fixed lenses in this list.

This post was updated 24 November 2016.

1. Sony Alpha a6000


2. Sony Alpha a5000


3. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KK

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4. Sony Alpha a6500


5. Sony Alpha a6300

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6. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85MK

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7. Sony a7R II

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8. Fujifilm X-T1


9. Fujifilm X-T10

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10. Sony Alpha a7II


That’s our top 10 – here are the next 9 most popular compact camera systems.

  1. Sony Alpha a7S
  2. Sony a7
  3. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4K
  4. Fujifilm X-Pro2
  5. Samsung NX3000
  6. Panasonic LUMIX GX85
  7. Olympus OM-D E-M10
  8. Olympus E-PL7
  9. Fujifilm X-E1

*Note: this list was compiled from reports supplied to us from where we are affiliates. One of the ways dPS is able to cover its costs and be a sustainable business is that we earn a small commission when readers make a purchase from Amazon after clicking on our links (including those above). While no personal details are passed on we do get an overall report from Amazon about what was bought and are able to create this list.

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