Hello Photography!

So I have a Canon 20D which I really like but its just too large to pack around, between the separate charger and lenses it can take out about a third of my hiking pack. My thought is to then move to a mirrorless since they are a smaller form factor and are generally less to pack around. My issue with them now is price. Seems like the entry point for them is about $500 now. I know I could go cheaper into point and shoots but then I’m not getting a much better camera than my S8 by my measurements. Anyone experience anything similar?