Gone are the days when only professionals used digital SLRs. With prices dropping and online tutorials galore, even we amateurs are feeling at ease with advanced gear. The downside of our newfound nearly pro status? DSLRs are bulky! Enter the Canon EOS M ($800; available in October).
The latest offering in the growing interchangeable lens and mirrorless camera market (Sony's NEX camera line is also a popular option), the EOS M features much of the same power of a DSLR in a compact, more travel-friendly size. Don't let that small size fool you, though; this camera packs an 18MP CMOS sensor and a mount adapter so that nearly any lens you may already have will fit on the EOS M.
Keep reading to learn why the Canon EOS M — and compact mirrorless cameras in general — will make your DSLR one lonely gadget.