Is the OM-d a good beginner's camera? Locked

Started May 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Crimguy Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: Is the OM-d a good beginner's camera?

averageguy wrote:

Crimguy wrote:

tedolf wrote:


2 prominent dials to control aperture and shutter.  So, yes it is a good beginner's camera.  Price is a drawback though. I'd probably steer a new photographer towards a used 40D or D90 personally.

I guess define ''beginner'' would be useful

Probably a good idea.  I am just of the opinion that a beginning photographer who wants to truly learn how to use a camera should have the 3 controls - aperture, shutter, and ISO - at their fingertips.  I don't, for that reason, recommend cameras like the EPL series or the Rebels because using button combos is confusing.

In terms of complexity, the E-M5 is pretty confusing.  I can't remember where 1/2 the settings are located on mine.

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