A Real Alternative Micro 4/3rds camera

Started Apr 22, 2011 | Discussions thread
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A Real Alternative Micro 4/3rds camera
Apr 22, 2011


I have to admit I own an E-PL1 and I am very happy with the image quality but it has 3 main weaknesses:

1. Not good in low light conditions, cannot/difficult to auto focus and ISO above 800 is not that good.

2. Low fps, i.e. low speed between shots, auto focus speed is not to rave about

3. Video only at 720p

4. Not cheap with kit lens is $699(release price) plus $350 for VF2

Now there is a real alternative to GF2 and E-PL2 that is the new Nikon D5100, it solves the above problem besides it is also very compact and light compared to D90. I still own 2 lenses from Nikon, I am seriously considering buying it when the price drops further say in 6 months time. The current price is very competitive is below $1000 with kit lens comes with built-in view finder. The image quality from this camera would be comparable if not better than either E-PL2 or GF2 or even comparable to GH2.

Anyone out there disagrees with my assessment?

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