Re: Micro Four Thirds - What to buy?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by John Turco, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. John Turco

    John Turco Guest

    On 2/7/2013 6:11 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2013-02-07 15:13:45 -0800, Eric Stevens <> said:
    >
    >> On Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:11:43 -0800, Savageduck
    >> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 2013-02-07 14:10:59 -0800, Eric Stevens <>
    >>> said:
    >>>
    >>>> A friend of mine is looking to buy a new camera and has asked for my
    >>>> comments. I suspect he is mainly interested in a light-weight camera
    >>>> for use on his numerous travels and is not a serious amatuer
    >>>> photographer. He has written in an email:
    >>>>
    >>>> "I don't know whether to buy a Panasonic G3 or the more recent G5.
    >>>> Price is not an issue, but the G3 is smaller and lighter which is
    >>>> good, but the G5 has a sharper LCD screen plus a few more features,
    >>>> so. They both get a very even number of marks from me."
    >>>>
    >>>> ... which gives some idea of what is important to him.
    >>>>
    >>>> I don't know anything much about this class of camera and would be
    >>>> grateful for any helpful comments from those who know them.
    >>>
    >>> The self appointed 4/3 king is Rich. However from what I can see there
    >>> isn't too much between those two Panasonics.
    >>> The major differences are in frame rate 6f/s vs 4f/s; HD video quality;
    >>> MP4 video; Aluminum front plate vs plastic; improved battery life.
    >>>
    >>> Here is the dpreview comparison, cutting to the chase I would go for
    >>> the newer and slightly better featured G5:
    >>> <
    >>> http://www.dpreview.com/products/co...cts=panasonic_dmcgh3&products=panasonic_dmcg5
    >>>

    >
    > <
    >>>
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/amsdn92 >

    >>
    >>
    >> I'm sorry. I didn't make myself clear. Are there any other cameras
    >> hhshould be considering.

    >
    > All of them. Panasonic, Olympus, etc....
    > ...and not necessarily 4/3, among those which are also worth looking at
    > are from Sony, Nikon etc.
    > Check the Nikon 1 V2 or V2, The Sony NEX, Fujifilm X100S & X20, Ricoh
    > GXR, Canon EOS M, Canon GX1 & G15.



    In my opinion, a "super zoom" camera would be ideal for the person in
    question. He needs neither the superior image quality of DSLR or "4/3"
    gear, nor their attendant hassles.

    John
     
    John Turco, Feb 10, 2013
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