Compact camera vs mirrorless camera: which is better?

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    Compact camera vs mirrorless camera: which is better?

    Compact cameras and mirrorless cameras aren’t two different types of cameras. In fact, the term “compact cameras” can encompass some mirrorless cameras (the term “mirrorless” simply means not having a mirror in front of the camera sensor.) 

    In a broad sense, the best mirrorless cameras are compact in nature, and a big part of the reason why they have taken over the market is that they are smaller, lighter, and more portable alternatives to the bulkier the best DSLRs. In a more specific sense – if by “compact cameras” you mean point-and-shoots – some mirrorless cameras have a fixed lens and a smaller sensor, which puts them more in the category of point-and-shoots.