Going on Safari - but which camera XS-1 or Nikon D700?

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Going on Safari - but which camera XS-1 or Nikon D700?
Feb 15, 2013

Hi All,

After some advice here.  Lucky enough to be going to Kenya (Tsavo East) later this year.  I currently shoot with a D700 and have the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 and a 1.7 TC.

Naturally I'm reluctant to take this combo with me for a few reasons:

1.  Don't really want to be swapping lenses when I need wider shots (dust and inconvenience)

2.  Risk of damage/theft.

3.  Weight

I have thought about the XS-1 as viable alternative but wondering if I may feel frustrated by it compared to the D700.

Naturally the focal length and IQ of the larger sensor appeal to me but the last hybrid camera I used was the Fuji Z602 (a great camera at the time) which I appreciate was some years ago!

My main concerns are the EVF and lag I suppose.  Would love to go along to Jessops and try one out but alas thats no longer possible!!!    Do you guys reckon the XS-1 would be a good choice fo Safari?

Thanks

Alan

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