Renting cameras to test before purchase?

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP er3 Junior Member • Posts: 48
Re: Your Practical Side Says Wait

uberzone wrote:

The successor to the EM-5 will be announced in 4 months. If you can wait until then you can a) get and EM-5 for much cheaper or b) get the new upgraded model.

Hmmmm....that is a thought. I would likely opt to get the EM5 cheaper. Seems like a solid camera.

I guess one of the things that also keeps me from jumping in how quickly do they become outdated? DSLRs at least you know you can have that thing for years before you even have to think about an upgrade. There's still nothing wrong w/ my xTi and I use it as a 2nd body or let friends who don't have a DSLR borrow it when they want to shoot (usually people who want to learn a few things).

Perhaps my trepidation would ease if I knew the same about MFT but they seem to come out w/ updates just slightly less frequently than your basic P&S? Maybe it's just my perception.

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