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Most Popular Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: Sony NEX Series

Alan Henry , Gawker Media

Most Popular Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: Sony NEX Series If you're looking to move up from a point-and-shoot to a more powerful camera, but you're not interested in the size and price point of a DSLR, a mirrorless cameras, (aka a MILC: Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera ) may hit the sweet spot for price, features, and portability. Last week, we asked you to tell us which MILCs you thought were the best of the best . We tallied your nominations and highlighted the five best MILCs . Now it's time to feature the winner.

Most Popular Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: Sony NEX Series The Sony NEX Series , most specifically the NEX-5N , the NEX-5R , and the NEX-6 , took the top spot with over 53% of the votes cast. The NEX-3 and the NEX-7 are also great cameras, but they didn't earn the nominations to really be included in the lineup. Still, many of you are NEX-5 and NEX-6 owners and had nothing but good things to say about them in the discussions to our post.

In second place with close to 18% of the vote was the Olympus OM-D E-M5 , which many of you noted is a spectacular shooter with solid lens selection. In third place right behinf it with close to 14% of the overall vote were the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 / X-E1 , both portable shooters that also take great photos. In fourth place was the Panasonic Lumix GH3 , with close to 9% of the votes cast, and bringing up the rear was the Olympus PEN Series (specifically the E-PL1 ) of cameras, with over 7% of the vote.

The Hive Five is based on reader nominations. As with most Hive Five posts, if your favorite was left out, it's not because we hate it—it's because it didn't get the nominations required in the call for contenders post to make the top five. We understand it's a bit of a popularity contest, but if you have a favorite, we want to hear about it. Have a suggestion for the Hive Five? Send us an email at !

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