On a somewhat rainy evening last week I met Lois and Isaac for a photography lesson in downtown St. Petersburg. They have a big international trip coming up later this year and Lois wanted to get better at using her mirrorless Canon M, a camera I had never seen before. Isaac had the Canon 5D Mark III and knew how to use it pretty well. So while learning the tricky Canon M's methods for shooting in manual mode with Lois, I fielded more advanced photography questions from Isaac.
I am still not sure about micro-four-thirds and other mirrorless cameras. Their advantage is their small size with an interchangeable lens ability. They are not good for sports or action due to a number of reasons, but for still subjects in non-dynamic situations (i.e. where you need to often change settings) for someone who does not want to carry a lot of weight, they could be an alternative for a DSLR.
By the end of the two hours Lois was able to use my 5-step method for getting a well exposed and sharp (still) photo with her Canon M by using its touchscreen to change the necessary settings. This will allow her to not have to rely on the auto modes and be able to shoot in a more creative way.