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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:07 am 
hello

i am interested to buy a camera and the main feature i decided it must have is the full size sensor like Olympus E-PL1, can you tell me a list with such cameras?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:18 am 
I think you're confusing a few things.

The categories that I can see cameras split up into are the following:

- Pure cheap and cheerful, point and shoot compacts (including superzooms and luxury G series like cameras)

- Larger sensor compact cameras such as the Leica X1 or newly announced fuji X100

- Interchangeable lens, non-SLR camera, such as the Olympus you mention and also some Panasonics

- Full blooded SLRs, these can be I suppose split into full and not full frame but we'll ignore that seeing as Im pretty sure this isnt what you're looking for.

So I think you need to decide out of the 2nd and 3rd of my "categories" which fits the type of camera you're looking for, namely do you want to be changing lenses or just have a fixed lens?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:29 pm 
thanks for your reply

I guess I am looking between second and third category

that Leica and Fuji you mention have 'APS-C CMOS sensor', which is bigger than Olympus E-PL1 (that has 4/3 size), so I guess they are better

as for the lenses, fixed would be nice, since i dont think i will offer the time to change them and money to buy a series of them

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:37 pm 
UPDATE:

ok, i did a little more research on these cameras, they are extremely expensive and they do not have any zoom at all, so they are not considerable at all

are there any other similar to E-PL1 ?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:49 pm 
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Depends on budget, but just on the lower price end for starters:

Olympus E-P1, E-PL1
Sony NEX-3, NEX-5
Panasonic GF1, G1

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Olympus EPL-1 kit can be had for the same price as a good superzoom.

zoom is over-rated, imo. What do you want to shoot?

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Those are all nice cameras, but I'd stay away from digital viewfinders. They're a pain, I HATE them! Don't bother using one, just use the large LCD screen.

I'd try one of the new Sigma compacts, they're high quality and have large sensors. What cameras are you currently considering?

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EvanK, have you tried the EVF on recent EVIL cameras? They're better than many OVF in entry-level DSLR (except low light/action).

I wouldn't write them off for the OP until he's tried them for himself.

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Yes I have, and I still hate them. It's jerky, it lags and I personally think that it's terrible compared to the OFVs, but that's my opinion.

I wonder if Nikon is ever going to get rid of their D3000/D3100 line of cameras, and replace them with EVIL cams instead.

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All manufacturers will have an EVIL line in the near future. They will eventually stop manufacturing DSLRs, although Canikon will perhaps be the last to do so due to their larger user base and 'future' legacy glass.

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It's a bit premature to predict the demise of the DSLR, even if EVILs might push DSLR up out of the mainstream. But like medium format and rangefinders, even when out of the mainstream they wont disappear. Regardless, I doubt we'll see that happen within a decade at the earliest so thinking about it now isn't useful.

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