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Help Needed for a Budget Mirrorless Camera

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porsche22 wrote:
Jul 3rd, 2014 9:01 am
How about the Sony NEX-3n? i'm able to get that for about $250 used.

Which P&S do you recommend? My last one was a S8000.

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If budget is a concern I would not consider Sony. Their lenses are subpar and the ones that are good are super expensive

Really if you want a budget system I'd go with Samsung
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I have the Olympus E-PM2 and am very happy with it. Henry's has the bundle with the camera and two lenses on sale right now.
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Talamasca wrote:
Jul 3rd, 2014 7:34 pm
I have the Olympus E-PM2 and am very happy with it. Henry's has the bundle with the camera and two lenses on sale right now.
Thanks Talamasca, but that bundle is over $400.

I think I might give the Sony NEX-3N a try and see how I like it first. If not I might get a Canon SX600HS, Panasonic LF1, or Canon S200. Any thoughts?
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Again, stay away from the sony if budget is a concern
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Don't worry about the comment about Sony = Expensive.

Part of the fun of mirrorless is being able to use legacy lenses from other manufacturers. The Sony does really well with this, especially with focus peaking as a standard feature. You will enjoy a 3N if you go that way.
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TheDoctah wrote:
Jul 7th, 2014 7:57 am
Don't worry about the comment about Sony = Expensive.

Part of the fun of mirrorless is being able to use legacy lenses from other manufacturers. The Sony does really well with this, especially with focus peaking as a standard feature. You will enjoy a 3N if you go that way.
He's looking for small, compact and easy to use.

If you compare The Samsung cameras and lenses and quality and weight and size... You can get lenses like the 50-200mm around 100$ and the prime lenses at 200$... The NX3000 is around the 500$ mark and has a great lens, you can get an NX300 for around that money as well

but anyways he will probably be on a kit lens for a while, Samsung has decent kit lenses versus Sony
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porsche22 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2014 11:09 am
Thanks Talamasca, but that bundle is over $400.

I think I might give the Sony NEX-3N a try and see how I like it first. If not I might get a Canon SX600HS, Panasonic LF1, or Canon S200. Any thoughts?
Nikon S9700 is on sale for 300$ at FS and BB right now. the S9700 is essentially the same thing as the SX700HS.
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TripleHelix wrote:
Jul 7th, 2014 4:02 pm
Nikon S9700 is on sale for 300$ at FS and BB right now. the S9700 is essentially the same thing as the SX700HS.
the nikon S9600 was like 119 at target a while back, i missed out on that train.
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porsche22 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2014 11:09 am
Thanks Talamasca, but that bundle is over $400.

I think I might give the Sony NEX-3N a try and see how I like it first. If not I might get a Canon SX600HS, Panasonic LF1, or Canon S200. Any thoughts?
I would skip the NEX-3 with kit lens and go with the LF1 or S200. The NEX3 with kit won't be much better in low light due to the slower kit lens and the LF1 in particular would have faster AF especially in low light. I believe the LF1 would be less frustrating for general use.

Just remember to stick to the wide end in low light with any zoom lens that is slower at the long end. This is a general rule I have followed since my film compacts.
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hoodlum wrote:
Jul 7th, 2014 5:58 pm
I would skip the NEX-3 with kit lens and go with the LF1 or S200. The NEX3 with kit won't be much better in low light due to the slower kit lens and the LF1 in particular would have faster AF especially in low light. I believe the LF1 would be less frustrating for general use.

Just remember to stick to the wide end in low light with any zoom lens that is slower at the long end. This is a general rule I have followed since my film compacts.
How about the Fujifilm XF1? Heard some really good reviews that it's just a more stripped down version of the Fujifilm X20.
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porsche22 wrote:
Jul 8th, 2014 4:02 pm
How about the Fujifilm XF1? Heard some really good reviews that it's just a more stripped down version of the Fujifilm X20.
The XF1 has a slightly larger sensor and you turn it on by turning the lens to the ON position. The LF1 has a longer lens, faster AF and better video. I have owned Fuji cameras in the past they always have these quirks. I would recommend going with the LF1 but you can try them out to see which one you like.
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I see Henry's has the Fuji X-A1 for $399.99 for the next 14 hours. Today's 12 Deals of Christmas sale. Free Shipping.

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Edit... oops! sorry... thought this was one of the current threads on small cams.

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