There are much more variation between lens lineups designed for mirrorless cameras than DSLRs. A major factor of each lineup is age.
- Pentax uses the same K-mount for its K-01 as it does for its DSLRs. This gives it gets a complete lineup of lenses covering a focal-range of 10 to 560mm plus coverage from down to 4.5mm (fisheye) or 8mm (rectilinear) from Sigma. There are lenses for most purposes and budgets, from plastic-mount zooms to high-quality metal-barrel primes.
- As the original mirrorless mount, Micro Four-Thirds has an extensive set of lenses and the most third-party manufacturers that support it. Olympus and Panasonic produce the bulk of those and cover a 7mm (rectilinear) to 300mm range. Since Panasonic and Olympus have different philosophies for their cameras, Olympus makes no stabilized lenses while Panasonic tends to add stabilization to the majority of its models.
- The Sony E-mount has good backing from Sony and third-party manufacturers. lenses are fewer than the above mounts but much more numerous than the ones below. There are NEX lenses covering focal-lengths from 10 to 210mm, plus 8mm fisheye lenses. The E-mount lenses are evenly split between consumer variable aperture zooms and bright prime lenses.
- The Nikon 1 system has a good coverage with lenses from 6.7mm to 110mm (18-307mm equivalent) between a dozen or so lenses, all made by Nikon. Most are slow variable aperture zooms, making the lineup oriented to entry-level users. It is the only of these mounts other than the Pentax K to have a native super-zoom (10-100mm available in mechanical and power zoom versions).
- The Fuji XF-mount is one of the newest and has mostly high-grade prime lenses. Only one zoom is currently available with one more announced for 2013. XF-mount lenses together have the second shortest range of focal-length, covering 8 to 60mm with nothing in the telephoto category and nothing in the focal-lengths used for traditional portraits. Fuji cameras are designed to work with lenses having a aperture ring. All primes have such rings with F-stops marked and clicks for 1/3 stops, making using 1/2 stops not possible, while other systems control this as a configuration option on mid-to-high end cameras.
- Canon EF-M mount is is the smallest lineup and has the shortest range of focal-lengths. There are only two lenses so far, a 22mm prime and a standard 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 typical kit lens.
- The Pentax Q lineup of lenses is small and only made by Pentax. While there is a single bright prime, the rest of the lineup is mostly composed of slow toyish primes. Two zooms, one short and one medium are part of the lineup too.
Mounts with image-circles of DSLR-sizes, have easy support from third-party manufacturers because the lens designs are the easiest to adapt. So, while Fuji has one of the newest mount, it is attracting third-party support at a relatively fast rate, although none has shipped yet.
Only the Pentax K and Micro Four-Thirds have native weather-sealed lenses. Between the two, Pentax has considerably more of those, including the least-expensive weather-sealed lenses of any mount.
Most mounts have been designed with easy compatibility to en existing DSLR mount:
- Sony Alpha lenses are compatible with E-mount cameras using various adapters. One of those includes built-in phase-detection using a translucent mirror which costs 1/3 of a stop of light transmission.
- Four-Thirds lenses are compatible with Micro Four-Thirds cameras using the only weather-sealed mount-adapter, allowing a completely weather-sealed system when using legacy lenses.
- Canon EF-M mount accepts EF-S and EF lenses using an all-electronic adapter.
- Nikon 1 mount accepts Nikon F lenses using an all-electric adapter. The 2.7X crop factor gains a lot of reach at the expense of wide-angle when using F-mount lenses.
The Fuji XF and the Pentax Q mounts do not have a correspondence to legacy mounts which makes adaptation more difficult. However Fuji makes a Leica M-mount adapter and Pentax makes a K-mount adapter (not sure if it is shipping yet though).
Panasonic makes the only 3D lens which makes Micro Four-Thirds the only 3D capable mirrorless platform.
This is a long post and I'm sure to have made a mistake or omission somewhere, please correct if you know better. If unsure, leave a comment with reference link to fact-check