/ Olympus OM-D
I've had one since it was released. Best camera I've had, much better than the Oly E-5. I can't compare it to other compacts/small ILC's for you though, I don't suppose many would. Have a look at the DPR review http://www.dpreview.com/products/olympus/slrs/oly_em5
A big thing to look at here is lens availability, the m4/3 line-up is getting to be very good other than for top-end zooms. If you want small, with a viewfinder, and a wide range of small lenses I reckon this is currently the best on offer.
... but note, the current crop of mirrorless cameras are poor for C-AF on fast moving objects, so not a good choice for sport action or bird in flight stuff. The DSLR's still rule there.
I third the above, had one since July and really can't fault it.
Thanks all. I think you are persuading me....
And don't buy a grey import and miss the free lens
Phone up Oly's UK customer service for confirmation.
Also European stocks have a 2yr manufacturers warranty - I only ever send stuff back directly to Olympus, never via a dealer. They're very good.
BTW - the 45mm f1.8 on offer is a fantastic little lens for it's size.
Thanks. What about buying in the US? I'm over in San Francisco in January and they are about 1050USD with a 14-42 lens. About 650 quid.
Having said that, £650's a bloody good price. Body only in the UK is about a grand. I think I'd go for body + 12-60mm lens in the US if you can. It's the kit lens in Europe and is weatherproofed with a Macro facility and better than the 14-42. Remember to factor in import charges if they apply.
I think I'd go for body + 12-60mm lens in the US if you can. It's the kit lens in Europe and is weatherproofed with a Macro facility and better than the 14-42. Remember to factor in import charges if they apply.
12-60 or did you mean 12-50? The 12-60 seemed on the pricy side....
I'm sure he meant 12-50. The 12-60 is a Four Thirds lens, designed for Olympus' larger E series DSLRs.
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