I didn't "have" to ask. So maybe there's hope for me yet. There have been several extremely helpful posts in this thread. I'm not an expert in this category but I do now understand more fully why someone might buy from this category. I'm still not convinced that a camera such as the Canon SL-1 isn't a better choice in cameras for less money. But to each their own. Unfortunately, I can't say your posts have been of any assistance since you haven't explained anything yet but have simply only told me I'll never understand what you have to say. You're not related to lovemycam, are you? Why don't you actually try to explain mirrorless cameras and we'll see how I do, eh? Or not, other posters have been helpful. Have it your way. You don't really seem interested. I'm not brand specific so I really don't care what cameras fit or don't fit in the category. If you want to debate that issue, you'll need another thread. This isn't the one.