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April 18, 2012 8:06 AM Subscribe
What's the best micro 4/3 (or similar format) camera for my needs on the market right now (or soon-to-be-released)?
posted by syzygy to technology (33 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been looking at the micro 4/3 models, as well as Canon's similar G1 X. The Canon looks amazing on paper, but I'm not sure I'd be all that happy with a single objective, and the f-numbers aren't that great for low-light photography.
I've had a number of point-and-shoot digitals, as well as one of the original EOS 300D models. I generally take a lot of landscape, travel and architecture photography.
I'd like to get into more people-photography - parties, candid portraits, even street shots. I've been asked a number of times to photograph parties or events for people who like my landscape and travel photos, but I don't really have the gear to do a great job (I'm thinking fast glass, fast autofocus and low-light capabilities are at the top of the list here). I've agreed to photograph a few events, but I've been disappointed with the results, so far (as have, I imagine, the friends who've asked me to shoot them).
I'd like to continue taking travel, landscape and architecture photos - it'd be great to have something small to tote around, but which still delivers high quality shots.
Say my budget is ~$1000 for a micro 4/3 camera. $3000+ for a DSLR, if that's the way I need to go, but I really like the idea of the rangefinder form-factor and the portability of the micro 4/3 models.