Mirrorless has been criticized for wildlife photography because one needs to keep the camera on while waiting indefinitely for something to happen worth recording. That is a valid issue, and there is no perfect solution. I was thinking that it is possible to use spotter optics in the accessory shoes. I was actually looking for something else when I thought of this, so I did not spend much time on looking into this. Here are a couple of possibilities: "Konus 2062: Konus KonuSmall-2 7-17x30 Monocular" - "B&H # KO717X30KSZM, MFR # 2062" In stock, $26.82 US "KonusKonuSmall-2 7-17x30 Monocular" "Brunton Echo: Brunton 10-30x21 Echo Zoom Monocular" - B&H # BR1030X21EZ, MFR # F-ECHOZOOM" [Sorry, I forgot to record the link.] In stock, $33.30 US Actually, I was thinking about more expensive stuff than these, but these might be good enough. I have a couple of binoculars that are tripod mountable (if I can find them). The only thing needed is an "Accessory shoe to tripod mount adapter", and those can be found. I have one of those too somewhere. But these would be a lot more compact than my binoculars.