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#182527 - 02/05/14 04:58 PM Compact Camera
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Registered: 10/25/10
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Anyone got any experience using a Samsung NX300? I been browsing compact cameras with removable lens for backpacking.
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#182528 - 02/05/14 05:11 PM Re: Compact Camera [Re: ETSU Pride]
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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.

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#182529 - 02/05/14 05:32 PM Re: Compact Camera [Re: Rick_D]
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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.
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#182532 - 02/05/14 06:49 PM Re: Compact Camera [Re: ETSU Pride]
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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.

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#182623 - 02/09/14 12:28 AM Re: Compact Camera [Re: Rick_D]
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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.

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#201719 - 09/16/18 04:28 AM Re: Compact Camera [Re: ETSU Pride]
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Loc: Phoenix, Az
Have used it and I changed to Canon EOS M5. It's lighter and the photo quality is much better.

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#201728 - 09/16/18 10:02 PM Re: Compact Camera [Re: ndsol]
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I'm firmly in the 4/3 camp having switched from Canon to Olympus years ago. The smaller sensor only matters at very low f-stops when trying for selective focus. The mirrorless cameras will probably supersede the SLR's as the line between still photography and video blurs. I use both micro 4/3 and the original 4/3 cameras. The sensor size is the same, but the micro 4/3 cameras and lenses are smaller. A 35 - 100mm, f 2.8 lens would replace my old 70 - 210mm, f 2.8 35mm format monster. That was probably my all time favorite lens, but it was huge.

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#201740 - 09/17/18 01:47 PM Re: Compact Camera [Re: wgiles]
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Registered: 02/03/06
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Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Camera models have changed a lot in the 4 1/2 years since this thread started. Of course many of us still use cameras older than that, but those in the market for a replacement might want to investigate what is currently available!
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#202225 - 12/06/18 05:48 AM Re: Compact Camera [Re: ETSU Pride]
Matt Miller Offline
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Registered: 11/09/18
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Loc: Dallas, GA, United States
My friend uses the Canon EOS M100 and loves it. I on the other hand am more of a DSLR guy though. Happy with by Nikon D3400

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