Nikon D3300 is $499 - how can mirrorless compete?

Started Jan 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lab D Veteran Member • Posts: 6,938
Re: Size isn't everything

PepsiCan wrote: wrote:

a pretty well spec'd camera and gives access to a huge system.

On a budget it would be hard to pick an EM1 over these cheap entry level DSLRs.


Sounds to me like you're comparing the two based on size of the camera. However, if you compare on features, the EM1 would compare more to the likes of the D7100 and Canon 70D. It then becomes a choice based on need, rather than price.

Do you need a stop advantage in Depth of Field and noise?

Check again.  The difference between the EM1 and those other cameras is usually less than 1 stop for noise and DR.  In real life you won't see real difference.

I would say do you really want to have to adjust your camera for every lens in order for it to focus correctly like you do with PDAF (and it still may not be as accurate as CDAF)?   Do you want a camera like the D7100 that can't focus very well during video?  Do you really want to carry those large lenses everywhere?

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