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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:03 am 
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Hi all,

The 350D off a friend is stolen, and he needs a new camera. He needs the same quality (at least) as the 350D, because he sometimes prints banners.
He doesnt want a DSLR anymore, because it's simply too big.
He must have good IQ, close focus and simplicity and that in a small camera. Budget is $550, and no more.
He was thinking about the Canon G12, but since IQ is very important (the banners are for his own company) I think an EVIL may be better.
I think the NEX3 may be a good one for him, but of course there are many more cameras out there.
There are for instance the PENs, and the Panasonic LX5 and more.
Which camera do you think is the best for him?

Thanks

BTW, he just mailed me that a viewfinder is handy...

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How compact is compact? The older and bigger m4/3 cameras from Panasonic have EVF and are very affordable if you can track them down. But it isn't that much smaller than a DSLR.

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The size has to be around the same as the G12, but I guess that if it's a little bigger but has better IQ, the size is less important.

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He could get the G12 for €90 ($110) less than first in a shop, so he's buying it right now.

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I'd say the G-series is a good choice for what he is looking for.


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Yes I think so...

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I'd strongly consider Sony's NEX-3 with an 18-55 OSS. Personally I prefer an NEX-5 because of its grip which I think is better, but the NEX-3 is a nice 'budget' interchangeable lens camera and more than capable enough in my opinion :).

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Youre 100% right, Joris, but size was really important. And the G12 had the maximum size he wanted.

But he already has the G12 though.

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Good choice on the G12. Of course, the results of a 350D will still be better on account of it's larger sensor.

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