We have a little sub-thread going on in the Sony thread (my fault), so I thought this deserved its own thread and poll. Now that these mirrorless lines are more mature, what is the best name to use? MSC = Mirrorless System Camera Strengths: conveys the two defining characteristics of the system in that they lack a mirror (vs. DSLRs), but are a system with multiple lenses rather than a single fixed one. Weaknesses: Mirrorless is the lack of something, not what it has. System may be misunderstood. Do we want "camera" in the name? CSC = Compact System Camera Strengths: conveys that they are a system with multiple lenses rather than a fixed one and that they tend to be smaller. Weaknesses: Compact is a term already associated with small sensor cameras, which brings some negative misconceptions that :43:, in particular, is trying to escape. Not all mirrorless cameras are compact (e.g., GH2) and there maybe higher end models added later that are even larger. System may be misunderstood. Do we want "camera" in the name? EVIL = Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens Strengths: sounds cool Weaknesses: unless you count the LCD (which DSLRs also have), not all of our cameras (e.g., E-P1 and GF3) have EVFs, even detachable ones. Does not really convey anything about the internal function of mirrorless cameras. MILC = Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Strengths: like MSC conveys the two key features Weaknesses: Mirrorless is the lack of something, not what it has. Do we want "camera" in the name? DSLE/DSLM = Digital Single Lens Electronic/Mirrorless Strengths: uses existing naming. Reflects that the "taking" lens is still used for the framing viewfinder (or LCD), like a DSLR, but the image is sent electronically without a mirror. Weaknesses: Is "electronic" clear enough? Mirrorless is the lack of something, not what it has. Too close to DSLR? Hybrid Cameras Strengths: Suggests a hybrid between compacts and DSLRs. Weaknesses: Easily confused with other concepts (e.g., also used to describe still and video cameras.) Not descriptive at all. Other ideas?