What camera

What camera




Looking for a good camera to take on vacation on a river cruise in Europe. Something that is easy to carry around while on tours. Any recommendations?


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Budget? What is your skill level? You can get a decent point and shoot that would fit in a men's shirt breast pocket.


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If you are looking for a high quality camera but not the weight/size of DSCR, You might want to look at the new mirrorless cameras

We have the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, which we have taken backpacking.

otherwise - if you are looking for a point and shoot - this probably isn't what you are looking for.


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If you are looking for a high quality camera but not the weight/size of DSCR, You might want to look at the new mirrorless cameras

We have the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, which we have taken backpacking.

otherwise - if you are looking for a point and shoot - this probably isn't what you are looking for.


The budget is $400 - $600. I have been looking at the mirror less cameras and think this is what might be the best bet. Anyone know anything about them?


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If size and interchangeable lenses are important, then mirror-less is probably your best bet. I'm partial to the micro four-thirds system. Good camera and lens selection. I love my Olympus OM-D M5 (mark 1). Waiting for the mark 3 to come out to upgrade, but this camera does just about everything I need.

DP Review is a good site to get camera information from.
https://www.dpreview.com/

What questions do you have about mirror-less?

John



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Thanks all for the info. From reading it looks like the mirror-less is about the same as my Nikon D5000, just had the mirror engineered out hence the small body. The reviews mentioned a few down sides but they seem minor to me.

What is your experience?

BTW: this is for my daughter, going to Best Buy to look at some this afternoon.


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I have the Fuji X-T1 and I like it all right. I wish I had gotten the X-T2 though, the focus issues are a little funky on the 1. But it's still a great little camera!


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Thanks all for the info. From reading it looks like the mirror-less is about the same as my Nikon D5000, just had the mirror engineered out hence the small body. The reviews mentioned a few down sides but they seem minor to me.

What is your experience?

Mirror-less typically has a smaller sensor, so higher ISO's will have more noise. That's the main drawback. Newer camera are much better though and some even have a larger sensor. I wouldn't let that affect your decision, unless you need to take professional low light photos.

The biggest advantages are the size and weight. This is usually the biggest reason to go mirror less. The best camera is the one you have with you. I'll carry my E-M5 almost anywhere, but would not be taking my SLR with comparable lenses. I take my Olympus with me kayaking (it's weather resistant). No way I could could take a SLR with huge lens to get the same reach.

Sports photography is more of a challenge with my camera, but I've been able to capture some nice shots that were much better than the people with the huge SLR's. I've shot football (day and night), lacrosse, and basketball (indoors) for my son's teams and get asked for the photos all the time. SLR's definitely are more suited for sports/action shots though. The exception is the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II. That camera is mirror-less and one of the fastest cameras in the world. You'll pay pro prices for it though.

For an every day carry around camera, it's hard to beat the quality you get with a mirror-less camera. Just make sure the camera you buy has the lens choices you want. One thing to watch for is the 35mm equivalence. For example, a micro four-thirds 45-150mm lens is actually equivalent to a 80-300mm 35mm lens. So a much better reach in a smaller lens.

This site can give you a good comparison of size.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#521.93,214.454,ha,t

John


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J4yDubs;

Wow, that is a great and helpful review.

My daughter wants to touch and feel before buying. She lives in Va. Beach and is having a hard time finding a place other than Best Buy that has a selection of cameras to look at. Looking like the internet buying has killed most brick and mortar camera stores.


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Thanks all, she has ended up with the Olympus EM10 with 2 lenses.

She is happy and ready for the trip to Germany!


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Good choice! I hope she enjoys it.

John


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Good choice! I hope she enjoys it.

John


Thanks; this is a photo of one of her fur babies with the new camera.






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Great photo! I think she's doing just fine with the new camera. Thumbs up

John