For those who want a rangefinder style PEN

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Roland111
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Re: For those who want a rangefinder style PEN
In reply to Art_P, 11 months ago

I use several Oly PL3 bodies because these are really tiny and Pana G3, because it has an EVF. Unfortunately PL3 LCD display is good only to work indoors or at night, when there are stars shining. I bought Oly VF-3, but it feels fragile, when attached to camera body and thrown into camera bag. Therefore VF3 is used rather seldom and at daytime instead I often use Pana G3 with built in EVF.

While technically very capable, Oly PL3 drawback is also lack of control buttons, which are buried deep into menus,  when needed often, not  comfortable to use.

According to all above I discovered for myself Fujifilm x20, small, with rangefinder and HAVING ALL CONTROL BUTTONS on tiny body. (Do you believe?)

Now after several hundred shots with my x20, I'm convinced that while it sensor may be not up tp m43, it still is very capable cameras, with image quality very close to m43.

What concerns complaining in Fujifilm forum, IMO these can't be taken seriously.

While today I wouldn't change all  my m43 to x20, Fuji still is a serious threat and I can suggest x20 as very competitible unit.

Oly, please add ASAP an EVF and more control buttons to midprice bodies or else my next buy is Fuji-film x100

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