New camera for 10-year old?

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
rrr_hhh Veteran Member • Posts: 6,023
Re: Panasonic G3 (E-P1 = the one you shoul avoid)

Kuppenbender wrote:

That deal on an Olympus ep1 sounds too good to pass up. At double the price the Panasonic G3 may have lost the best-bang-for-the-buck crown, but functionally I'd say the built-in viewfinder and articulating screen make it the better choice for a ten year-old.

The only mft camera one should really avoid is the E-P1 !  at here is a reason why they cost so much less :

  • They are slow to focus, especially with the first 14-42mm kitzoom they come with,
  • They have a low fps, 
  • They have a bad LCD, which is almost impossible to use in bright sun,
  • Yet, they lacks the accessory plug which would allow you to use an E-VF,
  • The button layout is not as good as on the later model. 
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