Best MILC for Complete Photography Novice

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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RedDog Steve
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Re: Either.....
In reply to tedolf, Jan 24, 2013

tedolf wrote:

Kim Flowers wrote:

Glad to hear you mention the Panasonic G5. Customer reviews on Amazon are outstanding for this camera but haven't heard much about it anywhere else. I'm trying to decide between it and the Sony A57 myself, but that's another thread.

If I was truely a beginer, I would pick the G3 to save some $$ to dump into lenses.

I think the 12mp sensor is fine

The G3 has 16mp, presumably the same sensor as the GX1.

and that beginers get the most bang for the buck buying lenses, close up accesories, flash, etc.

The sensor doesn't matter that much.

Generally agreed but for the purposes stated by the OP (large print, low light), the newer generation sensor should offer at least a small advantage.

Even though the G3 isn't on the short list it is the smallest of the Panny m4/3s that has a built-in EVF.
It also represents a great value at current closeout prices.
I think it stands up well against the Sony Nexi.*


*<Nexi = plural for Nex ?>

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