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Mirrorless Cameras with Touch Screen

Updated on March 3, 2013

Mirrorless cameras with touch screen make controls easy

If you're looking to upgrade from a phone camera to a mirrorless camera, choosing one with a touch screen can make the transition easier.

Mirrorless cameras with touch screen monitors make it easy to control camera functions with familiar phone-like controls for focusing, zooming and changing camera settings. Exactly which functions are controlled by the touch screen may vary by manufacturers, but all of the mirrorless cameras with touch screens offer a streamlined design that has eliminated many of the buttons and dials found on traditional compact cameras or DSLRs. This makes them easy to use.

But don't let the minimalist design and small bodies fool you. Inside you'll find DSLR-sized sensors capable of image quality you can't get in a compact camera or phone camera. Ready to explore? Take a look below at some of the popular touch screen models available now.

(Image of Sony NEX-5N Compact Interchangeable Lens Touchscreen Camera provided by amazon)

Popular Mirrorless Cameras with Touch Screen

Great image quality with the ease of a touch screen

Mirrorless cameras with touch screen are available in both DSLR-style bodies and smaller, more compact bodies such as those found with the micro 4/3 cameras. Each of the models shown below have a touch screen monitor that will allow you to perform a variety of camera functions on the screen such as focusing, zooming, and changing camera settings. Accessible functions may vary by camera, and some functions may still be controlled by more traditional buttons. Price and performance varies by model, so be sure to read the full specs before choosing a new camera.

Canon --- ) can be used for zooming or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip.


Canon EOS M 18.0 MP Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-M18-55mm IS STM Lens


Olympus E-PM2 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black)


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5XK Micro 4/3 Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen and 14-42 Zoom Lens 


Sony NEX-5N 16.1 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Touchscreen Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)


Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1K 16 MP Micro 4/3 Camera with 3-Inch LCD Touch Screen and 14-42mm Lens

Mirrorless cameras are also known as Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILC), Compact System Cameras (CSC), Mirrorless System Cameras (MSC) and Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras.

See How One Mirrorless Camera with Touch Screen Works - Use the touch screen or the dial and buttons on the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5

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