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Old Jan 13, 2012, 3:59 PM   #11
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G'day drs



Now you're getting into other areas that's going to become "involved & maybe, contentious"

At its most basic it's a bit like asking "what's the difference between a vehicle running petrol vs diesel fuel" ... each does the same basic job, but with quite different parameters to make it happen, and with some differences in the end-result

As I see it, nearly all the dSLR companies have been around for 'yonks' and their line-up of cameras, lenses & accessories is extensive. 3rd party lens makers abound and their offerings are extensive too

Mirrorless with Electronic Viewfinders are "the new kid on the block"
The [early model] cameras are being made by the 'new starters' &/or the 'lesser-known' camera companies .... the sort of companies who always push the boundaries and have a history of introducing 'little things' long before the traditional companies put the same feature into their products [happens in every industry, not just the camera industry]

I firmly believe that the traditional SLR mirror-box will disappear within a decade. I have said elsewhere that "just as film was taken over by the digital world, so will the SLR mirror mechanism be taken over by the electronic display". I'll take bets on it if you like to put some money down...

Everything in this world of ours is [supposedly] becoming miniaturised via the world of electronics, but dSLR bodies are growing bigger & bigger and heavier & heavier > and I cannot understand why. Take your latest dSLR camera to a camera museum and look & feel an SLR from the 1960s, or the polycarbonate bodies of the 1980s ... they are smaller and lighter than today's dSLR cameras

So I find the mirrorless cameras to be a return to the cameras I grew up with - a smaller body, nice weight to carry around, lenses not too big & heavy etc etc

To place a dSLR [Canon/Nikon/Pentax etc] camera such as the FZ100 with its [35mm film equivalent] 24mm to 600mm lens alongside a dSLR with its bevy of lenses making up the same 24mm to 600mm is a gob-smacking visual experience for many people. We as serious photographers know about sensor differences and what goes with those differences, but mr/mrs average either does not know nor care ... they want a 'good' camera and 'convenience' > so the superzoom cameras sell like hot cakes and generally produce excellent results for those users

What comes now is back to you > what do you want and where do you want to go photographically??

Hope this long post helps some way !!
Regards, Phil
thanks ozzie!!
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 6:34 AM   #12
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Thanks Ozzie. If there's not much IQ difference between a dslr and evil, I would like to go for evil camera. It must have in built flash... Ans around 400. Any suggestions?



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G'day drs



Now you're getting into other areas that's going to become "involved & maybe, contentious"

At its most basic it's a bit like asking "what's the difference between a vehicle running petrol vs diesel fuel" ... each does the same basic job, but with quite different parameters to make it happen, and with some differences in the end-result

As I see it, nearly all the dSLR companies have been around for 'yonks' and their line-up of cameras, lenses & accessories is extensive. 3rd party lens makers abound and their offerings are extensive too

Mirrorless with Electronic Viewfinders are "the new kid on the block"
The [early model] cameras are being made by the 'new starters' &/or the 'lesser-known' camera companies .... the sort of companies who always push the boundaries and have a history of introducing 'little things' long before the traditional companies put the same feature into their products [happens in every industry, not just the camera industry]

I firmly believe that the traditional SLR mirror-box will disappear within a decade. I have said elsewhere that "just as film was taken over by the digital world, so will the SLR mirror mechanism be taken over by the electronic display". I'll take bets on it if you like to put some money down...

Everything in this world of ours is [supposedly] becoming miniaturised via the world of electronics, but dSLR bodies are growing bigger & bigger and heavier & heavier > and I cannot understand why. Take your latest dSLR camera to a camera museum and look & feel an SLR from the 1960s, or the polycarbonate bodies of the 1980s ... they are smaller and lighter than today's dSLR cameras

So I find the mirrorless cameras to be a return to the cameras I grew up with - a smaller body, nice weight to carry around, lenses not too big & heavy etc etc

To place a dSLR [Canon/Nikon/Pentax etc] camera such as the FZ100 with its [35mm film equivalent] 24mm to 600mm lens alongside a dSLR with its bevy of lenses making up the same 24mm to 600mm is a gob-smacking visual experience for many people. We as serious photographers know about sensor differences and what goes with those differences, but mr/mrs average either does not know nor care ... they want a 'good' camera and 'convenience' > so the superzoom cameras sell like hot cakes and generally produce excellent results for those users

What comes now is back to you > what do you want and where do you want to go photographically??

Hope this long post helps some way !!
Regards, Phil
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 9:47 AM   #13
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If you can get it close to your budget- my money would be on the Panasonic G3...
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 1:38 PM   #14
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G'day drs

This is where our recommendations need to be qualified with ergonomics ... I have a camera [body] which suits my fingers & eye > I cannot specifiy a 'best' for your hands & eye

-You- need to handle several contenders and choose what really suits yourself

For me, I have chosen the G2 [and also my missus has hers]
Between us we also have the 14-42 kit lens & several other lenses

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