Beyond smartphones: next-step cameras
Mirrorless cameras are relatively new and should offer the versatility of a DSLR without the bulk. Like most other mirrorless models, this Olympus features an electronic viewfinder and allows access to a range of interchangeable lenses (although not as large a selection as some DSLRs).
Bulk is also shed by the use of a micro four-thirds sensor, which is smaller than the types typically found in DSLRs and some compacts. The decline in image quality this creates is unlikely to be noticeable to most users – especially if they are viewing their images on screen.