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Old Apr 30, 2010, 3:38 AM   #1
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Default DSLR or EVIL camera with small grip?

i am a 5'3" woman with small hands, and i found my 30D was a bit uncomfortable. unfortunately i find the rebel, while lighter, has an uncomfortable grip that makes focusing on taking pics pretty difficult. i've found that the grip on a lot of cameras is too deep for my fingers to wrap around comfortably.

then my son showed me the olympus e-p1 and the samsung nx10. i was stoked! after messing the the e-p1, i found that having no grip at all didn't suit me, either. the nx10 is darn comfortable, but i'm not so thrilled about the lack of lenses for the nx mount.

the panasonic gf1 seems like a good option, although i haven't laid hands on one, yet. gonna check one out when i get up.

any other suggestions for a camera with a shallower grip? i'm looking for at least a four thirds sensor, video and decent pic quality.

thanks!
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Old May 1, 2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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I'd look at the Olympus E420. It's probably the smallest DSLR available. It has a grip but very shallow.
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Old May 1, 2010, 10:46 PM   #3
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Check out the olympus epl-1 it has a half grip like the GF-1. My wife loves it. Easy to handle.
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i agree, the epl-1 has a nice little grip on it that should be perfect.
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Old May 2, 2010, 3:44 PM   #5
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after checking out the limited competition i went with the GF1, which should hopefully get here next week. everyone is different, but for me it was the most comfortable camera i've ever held, and the guy at samy's let me play with it for a while. autofocus really is pretty fast, which i appreciated, and i liked the balance between the camera and the lens.

thanks for your input, all!
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Old May 2, 2010, 3:46 PM   #6
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welcome to the micro 4/3 world. The panasonic has some really good lenses.
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congratulations, the GF1 is a great m4/3 camera.
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