worth upgrading e420 to e3???

Started May 6, 2013 | Questions thread
Bobby J Veteran Member • Posts: 4,589
Re: worth upgrading e420 to e3???

The 420 is an "Entry Level"camera.  Plastic, not built to "Pro" quality level.  The E-3 is a head and shoulders better camera.  IMHO, it is a vastly under-rated camera.  It makes LOVELY images.  The only thing the 420 has on it is light weight.  As somebody pointed out it's a good hiking camera, or travel cam when weight is a problem.

The E-3 weighs about the same as a Nikon D-300.  It has a shutter designed to go 100K cycles plus.  It is a fragile as a hockey puck.  Whole different league than the 420, not that the 420 is a bad camera...it's just not made to the same standard.

Someone said the E-3 is bad in low light.  Well, it's not as good as the Canikons above ISO 800, but to there it will hold it's own if you know how to use it.  For that matter I had useable results up to 1600, so it's not as bad as some might say, but not as good as the competion.  At today's prices it's bargain.

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