Few years ago it was easy to answer for the question –What is a decent camera for people interested in photography? The answer was to buy a good DSLR camera. But in 2008 Panasonic launched its first Mirrorless camera, the Lumix G1, and everything changed. Mirrorless cameras are also known as compact system cameras (CSC). Mirrorless allow you to change lenses similar to DSLR, but it don't have a complex mirror system like DSLRs do.
A digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. Primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras is the reflex design scheme in which light travels through the lens, then to a mirror that alternates to send the image to either the optic viewfinder (OPV) or the image sensor. Differently from traditional cameras it has an OPV with its own lens.
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