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Quote: probably too busy doing movies on the new camera
Quite possibly - would be good to hear from him!
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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.
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.
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.
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
For what sized pocket ? these differ massively
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.
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.
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.
There`s a review of the XZ-2 here.
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/
Ones a techy review and pretty useless, the others a real world review
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.
I can remember reading a review of the XZ-1 from a pro`s point of view, I can`t find it now.
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.
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
Here`s a couple of reviews.
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