Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
PenPix Senior Member • Posts: 3,124
Re: Would this be a good starter?

The J1 is very basic compared to other mirrorless cameras on the market now.  A lack of controls meant a lot of menu diving to change settings… this was one of the major complaints about it when it was released.

The price is good considering the IQ will be better than P&S cameras that are twice the price.  An alternative would be a NEX-3 or X-M1 if you want to make a long term commitment to a body/brand with higher IQ and APS-C sized sensors.

Regardless, the J1 would be a good backup or small carry-around if you buy another system later.

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