I'm debating: Micro Four Thirds or Nikon 1 system? Locked

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OP David Banner Senior Member • Posts: 2,342
Re: I'm debating: Micro Four Thirds or Nikon 1 system?

I didn't know the 25 1.4 existed.  The Panasonic is expensive right now, maybe it's worth it to spend a little more for the Leica?

I like the viewfinder but that adds size and weight.  I'm used to going without one on my compacts.  and since the MFT/N1 camera will play the role of a more advanced compact, I think I can get by without a viewfinder.

Funny you mention the LX7 because I'm also considering upgrading my LX3 to the LX7 and just using that.  

JosephScha wrote:

Alternative to the 20mm f/1.7: Check out the Leica (branded) 25mm f/1.4 for micro 4/3. It's bigger, but it's an amazing lens.

I don't think I can help you decide what you yourself want. The Nikon 1 has a substantially smaller sensor than micro 4/3, which might not be a good thing. I may be unfair, but I think of it more as a Panasonic LX7 with interchangeable lenses.

Despite saying that you don't need a viewfinder, I know I do and I think you should. Some small cameras have an electronic viewfinder. Current Panasonic model is the G6, last years model with a built in EVF is the G5 - still available. An intriguing small camera with a built in EVF is the Sony NEX-6. That might just blow your budget, and of course the lenses are larger (for APS-C sensor) and fewer than the micro four thirds equivalent field of view lenses.

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