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Old Oct 17, 2010, 10:39 PM   #31
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I think I get the point. now, it is up to my decision. ;(
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 10:41 PM   #32
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Yup, we can only give you the pros and cons. But you are the end user. So you need to be the one to decide what is more important to you. Because I wont be shooting it, you will.
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 3:51 AM   #33
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Shortutle, Thanks for all the help here, but before I make a final decision on getting LX3, I am considering an entry level DSLR. I thought DSLRs are not for me since I've been just a snapper, but I am willing to learn if I can(if not too difficult? lol)

I've been reading other threads and see that Pentax K-X Entry-Level DSLR Lens Kit - DA 18-55mm or Nikon d3000 is actually about the same price as the Oly EPL1. (do I need 55-300mm lens? with dual lens, the price is not comparable..)

How would you compare EPL1 and Pentax K-X / Nikon d3000?
How would you compare LX3 and Pentax K-X / Nikon d3000?

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The epl-1 will preform better then the D3000, except in the auto focus department. As the phase detect system that all dslr are faster for action shots. Image quality, the epl-1 is better then the d3000 from 100 to 3200iso the top end of the cameras. And the epl-1 shoots HD, the d3000 does not.

The K-x will preform better from 1600iso to 6400iso then the epl-1. From 100-1600 the k-x and epl-1 are very close. Again the AF system of the dslr is better for action

The lx3 will not match any dslr. It is a good compact pns with good low light ability for a point and shoot. All the disadvantages it had against the epl1 are the same as it has for a dslr.
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