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

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Art_P
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I think I'd pick a different camera

Something like the E-500

You have all the basic controls,

no IS crutch to lean on, so you must learn to hold the camera steady

High ISO is nothing special... You need to learn to work around the camera's limitations.

And the menu system is not that complicated that you are likely to get lost in it.

Of course other cameras would serve the same function... Pentax?

Another reason for not dropping a grand or more on a beginner's camera: if it's a passing interest, you haven't blown a lot of money on it.

Now as a second camera, once you know difference between ISO and F stops and what they do, and know what you want in a more advanced camera system, then you can go shopping.

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