Compact Camera

Posted by: ETSU Pride

Compact Camera - 02/05/14 04:58 PM

Anyone got any experience using a Samsung NX300? I been browsing compact cameras with removable lens for backpacking.
Posted by: Rick_D

Re: Compact Camera - 02/05/14 05:11 PM

One of my favorite photo bloggers loves it. You can read more here.

Kirk Tuck NX300 review

If mirrorless is where you'd like to go, I'll suggest a close look at the 4/3 format. It has far and away the largest selection of lenses and bodies and you can put together a weatherproof system, if you should so desire.

Cheers,
Posted by: ETSU Pride

Re: Compact Camera - 02/05/14 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By Rick_D
One of my favorite photo bloggers loves it. You can read more here.

Kirk Tuck NX300 review

If mirrorless is where you'd like to go, I'll suggest a close look at the 4/3 format. It has far and away the largest selection of lenses and bodies and you can put together a weatherproof system, if you should so desire.

Cheers,


Thank you so much. I can see how the lack of EVF be a huge deal breaker for me, since I plan to use this outdoors. I really just want shoot cool photos for fun while hiking and what not.
Posted by: Rick_D

Re: Compact Camera - 02/05/14 06:49 PM

Have two seasons now with the Oly E-M5 and must say, it's the bees's knees for backpacking. Compact, responsive, IBIS, EVF, weatherproof--pretty much everything I was waiting for. Image quality is actually better than my dslrs.

Cheers,
Posted by: ndsol

Re: Compact Camera - 02/09/14 12:28 AM

But for the same body weight, you can get a full-frame Sony a7, which has a sensor almost 4 times larger. In addition, a micro 4/3 has a 2x crop factor. That generally equates to an advantage to the full-frame for those shooting landscapes. I own neither as I am in the APS-C sensor camp, which has a 1.5x crop factor and a sensor that is about 64% larger than a micro 4/3. I am not a big fan of the 4:3 ratio; I prefer the 3:2 as it is closer to the golden ratio.