Decided To Upgrade... To The V2

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Decided To Upgrade... To The V2
11 months ago

Well, after much thought, I've decided to upgrade from my V1 to... the V2.

Why the V2 and not the V3?

1. The V3's $1289 cdn price tag is hard for me to justify compared to the V2's $489

2. Despite the Franken-camera look, the V2 ergonomics feel VERY good in hand, and functional (and it actually looks much better in person then it does in pictures)

3. I actually like the idea of the V3's removable viewfinder, but in actuality I'd likely have it mounted most the time anyways, so the V2's built in EVF is maybe a bit of a bonus

4. I don't use wireless and I like to transfer photos to my PC/lightroom via card reader - so the SD is a better option for me than micro SD

5. As a camera I often have in my jacket or cargo shorts pocket, the fact that the V2 is the lightest of the V series is a benefit

6. slightly better low light performance

Why I may consider the V3 later if/when there is a substantial decrease in price:

1. I'd love the bit of extra sharpness that the lack of AA filter would provide

2. Tilt LCD sure would be nice - touch screen too

3. It looks sexy!!

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