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New go-everywhere camera

fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
11 May 2012 11:58AM
I have a Canon G7, which I want to replace with something with a bit more IQ and probably, therefore, a bigger sensor (CMOS or 4/3rds). The Canon G1X is probably the perfect replacement but its silly price puts it out my budget. I've done a bit of research and it looks like Mirrorless is the way to go (although I'd probably rather go rangefinder). Given that I have a budget of around 400 has anyone any decent suggestions?

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Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
11 May 2012 12:02PM
This might suit you.
MeanGreeny 12 3.7k England
11 May 2012 12:31PM
Looks like the rumoured Canon mirrorless system might be nearer than people suspected - possibly announced at the end of May in Australia.

Two Cameras
G1 X Sensor Size
APS-C a possibility in one camera
14 & 24 megapixels
EF compatibility, but not EF mount.
EVF on one camera
3-5 Lenses announced at launch.

As always, expectations can go down as well as up Tongue
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
11 May 2012 12:37PM
Thanks CB - already considered the E-PL3 but I'd probably only be able to afford one lens with it, so might have a look at the E-PM1 as well.

Simon, I hope you're wrong, because I want to get the camera before next weekend and certainly before the end of May. Anyway, I suspect (or hope?) the "budget" canon would be under-specced and the dearer one would be out of my budget.
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
11 May 2012 1:23PM

Quote:expectations can go down as well as up

Haven't spotted this on either of the the 2 Canon rumours sites, so I suspect it may be a "rogue" rumour! Wink
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
11 May 2012 1:29PM
Get an E-PM1...you know it makes sense Wink
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
11 May 2012 3:47PM
Yep the EMP1 is a good little kit and at the mo there`s 75 cash back on all Pens.

photofrenzy 11 424 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2012 1:19AM

Quote:Get an E-PM1...you know it makes sense Wink

Your starting to sound like DEL-BOY lol Wink
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
14 May 2012 8:39AM
Thanks all for your help and advice. Olympus E-PM1 I think it will probably be, just need to get my hands on one to try it out.Smile
ChrisV Plus
11 2.1k 26 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 4:18PM
I'd say make sure you try one of these too Panasonic G3 review . I reckon for four-thirds it's easily got the best bang-for-buck sensor at present and it chucks in an evf and fold-out touch screen whilst still be surprisingly diminutive.

Better resolution and better high ISO performance than any of the similarly priced M4/3 and personally I prefer the Panasonic ergonomics to the Olys. It's certainly worth a look and with 50 cashback before the end of the month, the basic kit is in your price bracket.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
14 May 2012 4:59PM
Thanks Chris. I need to arrange a trip to the Glasgow Jessops this week if I can squeeze one in. The G3 and GF3 have both caught my eye, so I'll be having a look at them as well as the Olympus.
george-dan 8 31 England
14 May 2012 7:50PM
stick with canon & get a G12 Wink
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
14 May 2012 10:21PM
Getting a G12 has occured to me but I want images from a larger sensor. I don't think it's worth the move if I stuck with a G12.
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
14 May 2012 10:41PM
I do think M4/3 may be the way forward for you. If you are going to Jessops, you can handle the various canmeras and decide which best suits.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
14 May 2012 10:49PM
We tend to spell it Camera over here.Wink

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