About

Welcome to sansmirror, everyone.

I've been on the Internet pretty much from day one, and have had an active Web site—bythom.com—for over two decades now. As part of making sense of my sprawling Web presence, I launched this second site, dedicated to the so-called mirrorless cameras.

These small sophisticated cameras have come to supplement the larger DSLRs I've been primarily writing about for many years. One of the things that was happening on my old site was that it was trying to do too much in one place. That was also holding back a significant site-redevelopment project, too, as the constant adding of more compact and mirrorless camera information to an already huge site was resulting in more things needing to be done on a new site design faster than I could deal with them.

No longer. Sansmirror was my announcement that I split the byThom Web site into more manageable chunks. In the case of this particular site, specifically those cameras with no good name. Call them mirrorless, call them SILC (small interchangeable lens camera), call them EVIL (electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens), call them...well, you get the idea: they don't yet have a great name that's standardized in everyone's minds, even nearly ten years after appearing. The camera makers don't always seem to be in agreement on what to call them.

You’ll find that I moved some of my previous articles off bythom.com and onto this site, as appropriate. I’ve also added much more info about mirrorless cameras than was already on the previous site. As before, I use a tab-based menu system to help you navigate all the content. You'll find that menu system in the gray bar under the banner photos.

Other things you should take note of are the integrated RSS (on the News/Views page) and social media support.

I hope you enjoy this site, and let me know how I’m doing from time to time.

Help me improve this site! If you find incorrect or incomplete information, be sure to let me know. Just fill out the form on the Contact page and let me know what you found.

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