Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
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PenPix Senior Member • Posts: 2,136
Re: Would this be a good starter?

The J1 is very basic compared to other mirrorless cameras on the market now.  A lack of controls meant a lot of menu diving to change settingsā€¦ this was one of the major complaints about it when it was released.

The price is good considering the IQ will be better than P&S cameras that are twice the price.  An alternative would be a NEX-3 or X-M1 if you want to make a long term commitment to a body/brand with higher IQ and APS-C sized sensors.

Regardless, the J1 would be a good backup or small carry-around if you buy another system later.

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