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Old Nov 19, 2013, 4:16 PM   #1
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Curious with all of the mirror less cameras how do you decide between Panasonic and Olympus for micro four thirds and how does the Fuji XE, Xpro mirror less fit the picture.

The costs are pretty equal.
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Personal taste. There are some obvious differences (in-lens stabilization vs. in-body), or great video (Panasonic) vs. ok video (Olympus) that can move you in one direction vs. another. The Fuji system is really nice and utilizes the slightly bigger aps-c sensor, then there's the full 35mm frame-size sensor in the new Sony models to choose from. I'm afraid there is a good reason for choosing any of the available options. It just depends on what you're looking for.
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There are some other considerations:

- How many lenses are available for a specific vendor (i.e. About 40 for m4/3, including Panasonic, Olympus, Sigma, Rokinon ... And not including Canon, Nikon, Sony if you use an adapter ... and manual control). I do not know about Fuji (you can probably) and as for the Sony Mirrorless FF, only a small amount of them are/will be available in the next few months.

- What kind of photography do you want to do? Fuji got a very good reputation for street photography. the Sony Alpha 7/7r is an unknown quantity for now and Panasonic/Olympus probably offer the most mature system (lenses,accessories,etc...)

- And the obvious ... what kind of budget?

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Curious with all of the mirror less cameras how do you decide between Panasonic and Olympus for micro four thirds and how does the Fuji XE, Xpro mirror less fit the picture.

The costs are pretty equal.
In addition to the good advice already offered, you may want to visit Thom Hogan's mirror less camera website:http://www.sansmirror.com/

He writes about and reviews all things having to do with mirror less cameras sold by Canon, Fugi, Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Panasonic.

Each of the brands have their features and limitations. It really is a matter of analyzing your style of photography and what features are important to you.
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If you're going to go the Olympus route, check out the refurbished deals at cameta. They're good as new from what I can tell, and you might be able to sneak in another lens for the same budget.
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Good point by Sammy, I've bought a few lenses from Cameta over the years and indeed, they looked brand new to me and Cameta extends the 90 day warranty to one year which would be the warranty of any new Olympus lens or camera.
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Thanks for all the responses.
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