Would this be a good starter?

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Would this be a good starter?

PenPix wrote:

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.

The Sony A3000 is another one to consider. The NEX 3 has been replaced by the A5000, but any of the NEX 3 or 5 series would be a good buy in slightly used condition.

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

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