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At the consumer end, entry level/mid of the Sony SLT cameras which body would you choose and which lens as a jump up from the standard kit lens would you go for. I would like to keep things smaller and lighter than my old D5000.
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If you want smaller and lighter equipment then the D5000 I wouldn't buy an SLT because it won't make much difference. I'd go M4/3.
I love my SLT a57 as it it far superior to my last Sony. I don't know the technical info, but I do know that it is amazing!
I did a rough calculation of the size and weights of the Nikon D5000 and the Sony A37.
Nikon D5000 minus battery but including standard kit lens-764 G
Sony A37 including battery and standard kit lens-716 G.
Figures taken from DPReviews.
The A37 is substantually smaller than the D5000 but not as small as a M4T camera although there is not much to choose between the latest Panny G5/GH3 and the A37. M4T lenses are a lot more compact and lighter and I do agree this has big advantages, but rather expensive in comparison to some APS-C equivalents. I was very tempted towards the Sony because of the Konica Minolta AF legacy lenses that can be bought very cheaply plus I much prefer a APS-C size sensor.
I guess we all have our reasons for choosing particular equipment.
When is the a58 coming out?
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