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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Looking for a new camera, I'm still undecided between the 2. Both have great functionalities.

I love to bring my camera everywhere (hiking-biking-travel) and take great photos (I try). Would like to have a camera with good picture and great handling with 2 lenses.

Which one should I prefer? and what lenses (2) should I bought with it?

Any suggestions.

Normand


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Welcome Normand.

What are you using atm?
I guess it depends on what you intend to shoot, re the lenses, & how portable the gear needs to be.
Also maximum budget?

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:48 pm 
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HI oldCarlos,

right now I'm using a Canon SX20 (bridge camera), good camera but I want to upgrade. Previously I still own a Nikon EM (you know that one?) with few lenses, but this Nikon is out of date and out of service...

I will shoot family parties, outdoor scenes, indoor, landscape, nature, etc.

Lenses I think would be great are: a short tele like the Zuiko Digital 14-54mm and the other one like the Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm or something equivalent.

Portability: Friends of mine own Nikon D7000 and Nikon D90, great cameras, but too big to be called "portable" anywhere...
Budget: arorund 1 500$ CDN...

I love very much the Olympus EM5, but my hesitation is will it be comparable to the Nikon 5200 in output and fun to shoot with? also, I do not feel Nikon handling is very fine not as a Canon T4is as an example.

Thanks for answer


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Hi Normand welcome to the forum.

Have you checked Gordon's review of the Olympus OMD EM5?

Have you been to a local shop and handled the cameras? See which one fits your hands best, if you like the layout of the controls? Both Canon and Nikon have a 18-200mm lens which will give you the range you want with the two lenses and could be more portable and easier to use.

I think all modern cameras have good image quality. It depends more on which camera you like to handle.

Best of luck with whatever camera you choose to buy.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:40 pm 
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I had a Nikon EM too in the mid-late 70's, then got an FM. 8)

Depending what lenses you already own, if you got a Nikon Dslr with focus motor, you might save some money by being able to utilise the lenses you already own?

I had a D7000 until recently, really great camera!

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:25 am 
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Hi Normand,

May I wish you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

If the E-M5 is of interest then check out the just announced PEN E-P5 as detailed in this thread.

Bob.

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