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Considering a m43


Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
25 Oct 2012 5:10PM

Quote:probably too busy doing movies on the new camera


Quite possibly - would be good to hear from him! Grin

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John_N2008 5 51 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 4:43PM
lol, still about - I just keep forgetting to visit!!!

Still no closer though - currently I'm trying to raise funds (selling my phototriggers as I never use them) and will have to save a bit.

Frankly I still don;t know what to do, I've given up on the magic camera as it simply doesn't exist although I will keep an eye on the E-PM2 but I just don't ave the spare cash anymore sadly.
John_N2008 5 51 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 2:28PM
thank you, but after all that I think I'll actually be getting a Lumix LX7!

I started thinking about how if I was going to take out a smaller camera I could just borrow my daughters 450D, so that made me think about size and elected to go for a pocket point and shoot, all but a good one and my budget just wont stretch to a RX100.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 5:43PM

Quote:all but a good one and my budget just wont stretch to a RX100


There are still plenty of LX5`s and XZ-1`s and EPM1 twin lens kits around if you don`t want to spend too much.

All can be picked up for less than 300.
John_N2008 5 51 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 6:04PM
I'm wanting to keep it to pocket size so I would have thought the EPM too large, I'd have to do more digging on the XZ-1, but I plan to import so the actual price will be closer to 250
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 6:14PM
For what sized pocket ? these differ massively Smile

Amazon sell the XZ-1 for about 230, import and you loose the two year warranty.


Quote:I would have thought the EPM too large


With the standard kit lens its not that much bigger.
John_N2008 5 51 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 6:24PM
True, my jacket have a fairly large pocket.

Have you seen a decent review of the XZ-2 (or XZ-1) to compare against?

AF speed and tracking is very important to me, so would need good info on that if you have any.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 6:28PM

Quote:AF speed and tracking is very important to me, so would need good info on that if you have any


AF speed is pretty good on most compacts these days, but if want decent tracking speed a compact will be no good.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 6:44PM
John_N2008 5 51 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:32PM
The images form that review are excellent, you wouldn't believe its the same camera as in this review - http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/olympus_xz2_review/image_quality/
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 8:38PM
Ones a techy review and pretty useless, the others a real world review Smile
John_N2008 5 51 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 8:51PM
I would love to see more real world reviews, I do find the techie reviews somewhat boring and meaningless, they are however usually the only reference we have other than hearsay and opinions often based on stats not actual use.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 8:55PM
I can remember reading a review of the XZ-1 from a pro`s point of view, I can`t find it now.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
5 Nov 2012 9:55PM
The price of the XZ-2 is the downside, I guess. You can get an M4/3 kit like this for significantly less, and not be limited, forever, to a (FF equiv) 28-112mm lens.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
5 Nov 2012 10:11PM
The XZ-1 is still a good buy if you don`t want the tilting touch screen and at half the price.


Quote:and not be limited, forever, to a (FF equiv) 28-112mm lens


I wouldn`t call a 4 x zoom limiting Smile

Here`s a couple of reviews.

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2011/04/04/field-review-olympus-xz-1-day-1-ergonomics-autofocus-dials/

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/olympus_xz_1_review.shtml

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