Best Micro Four Thirds For the Buck

Started Nov 1, 2012 | Questions thread
Jeremy_T Senior Member • Posts: 1,224
Re: Best Micro Four Thirds For the Buck

pablolie wrote:

And the XZ-1's lens is 1.8-2.5 with 28-112 equivalent reach. Try getting that lens in m43 (and I am a HUGE m43 advocate, but come on, you do need a $1k lens investment to get there, and then you may as well spring for the last gens sensors at under 500...

The XZ-1's sensor is half the size of a Micro Four Thirds sensor, so that f/1.8-2.5 is equivalent to a f/7.2-f/10 on full frame (very similar to the M43 kit zooms). It's a bit longer than most of the kit zooms though.

I would add this general advice for the OP: if you do not plan on owning multiple lenses, a current generation high end compact (like the RX100 or LX7 (or the upcoming XZ2)) might be a better option than a Micro Four Thirds camera with kit zoom. The kit zoom really will not show Micro Four Thirds in the best light; the compacts are nearly as good and much more, well, compact...

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