In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup. Enthusiast cameras, by the way, are cameras that sit right above the consumer-level category and just under high-end camera-category (high-end refers to cameras with full-frame sensors that are not quite pro-level, think Nikon D610, Canon 6D, Sony a99, and the Sony a7-series).

This year, we opted to split the category in two, as we had a hard time definitively deciding on just one or two overall top picks. Its not that we are indecisive, just that we are incredibly impressed with the number of very good choice that fall into this category. 

What follows is our enthusiast mirrorless roundup. In it, you will find some of the top offerings from the industry’s mirrorless camera manufactures, excluding Sony, as we consider the a7-series to fall into the high-end mirrorless category. We’ll be covering high-end interchangeable lens cameras in a separate roundup very soon.