OMD EM10mkii or D5500
Camera will be maybe mainly used for
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Thanks for sharing. Which Fuji are you recommending? I still have time to do research before I commit to buying one.bhrm wrote: ↑May 27th, 2017 2:23 pmTwo very different cameras.
Disclaimer: Olympus fanboi here, workhorse Canon though (hate it)
I love my Olympus for the compact size of the entire system. If portability is important to you, Olympus or other mirrorless cameras are awesome. Currently my setup on Olympus is 12mm f2, Pana 20mm f1.7, 8mm pancake, 40-150 kit zoom. If I didn't have the 20mm I would get the 17mm f1.8 and a 25mm f1.8. I love/hate my 20mm.
If you want tons of room to grow and get crazy serious and eventually attain full frame nirvana peace and harmony...Nikon.
Final answer: Get Fuji
May 27th, 2017 2:34 pm
Not sure if there's any XT-10s left, but the low to midrange xa-3 and 10 seem to be decent if you can find a deal.
May 27th, 2017 2:35 pm
bhrm wrote: ↑May 27th, 2017 2:34 pmNot sure if there's any XT-10s left, but the low to midrange xa-3 and 10 seem to be decent if you can find a deal.
Another RFD favourite is the Sony A6000 but my only gripe with Sony is the lenses are all huge/gianormous and makes it only a tiny bit more compact than a DSLR setup.
You should visit a store to try them all! Don't read reviews only.
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May 29th, 2017 5:36 pm
Sold! You pretty much covered all the questions I have in mind. For that, thank you.Kevin3840 wrote: ↑May 29th, 2017 3:17 pmThe Olympus and Nikon kit zoom lenses have the same field of the view. Both the Olympus and Nikon cameras will take excellent pictures under most day and indoor conditions, although the Nikon may be somewhat better in low light (indoors or outside at night). The Nikon having 24 megapixels compared to the Olympus having 16 MP is only an advantage if you make poster prints or might occasionally enlarge after cropping. Both camera would be fine for travel, street, and portraits.
I own an Olympus E-M5 (original model) and Nikon D90. I used the E-M5 for the last 4 years without touching my D90. I bought the Olympus on the premise of its purported fast focusing and small size so I could photograph new baby (now 4 and my second baby now 2). The E-M5 image quality is excellent, and my 3 Olympus primes plus 2 zooms cover most shooting scenarios outdoors, indoors, and in the studio. However, I am finding the Olympus focus system woefully slow at the playground and any time my kids are moving toward me up close. Also, my Olympus shutter button (half-press) and mode dial frequently trigger by themselves so the camera focuses at the wrong time, is not ready to shoot when needed, or image playback cancels prematurely.
I put my D90 and previous D80 through years of outdoor landscape use with no button failures. A month ago, I switched from the Olympus back to the Nikon. I couldn't believe how much more rapidly the Nikon acquires and maintains focus. That said, I miss the tilting screen and compact size of the Olympus, especially for food photos, nature closeups, and child portraits. On the other hand, I love that my Nikon batteries and third-party versions last over 1000 shots (all day). The batteries for my Olympus die after 250 shots so carrying 2 or even 3 batteries is necessary on a photo outing. In the winter, my Olympus is not even a viable landscape camera due to the small batteries going dead while shooting; continuously shuffling batteries between shots to a warm pocket is a hassle.
I can push the Olympus to its limits and deal with its physical issues, but every time I hold it, I realize it is not built to the same standards as my Nikon and will wear out soon despite its very convenient ergonomics. I can get better low level shooting with a Nikon by buying a right-angle viewfinder attachment or going to a new Nikon with a tilting screen (D7500) or flipout screen (D5500, D5600). Olympus wins on convenience and low-level shooting ergonomics, but Nikon wins for performance, durability, and value (for the lenses and focusing performance I want).
If there is a possibly you will use your new camera avidly (very often) for long periods (all day while on a trip) and value high durability, you might want to consider the Nikon D5500 over the Olympus E-M10 II. I also suggest holding both in your hands and seeing which feels better. Finally a Nikon 35mm f/1.8G to round out the D5500 kit is roughly half the price of the Olympus 25mm f/1.8.
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I love it for video. It seems so archaic to have to buy lenses that are VR stabilized when you can slap any tiny prime onto the OMD and get smooth video
May 30th, 2017 7:09 pm
Fair point. There's also the A6000 offering best of both worlds - APS-C sensor, tracking AF, small size, low cost. The lens lineup is not complete but probably enough for most.warpdrive wrote: ↑May 30th, 2017 11:12 ammaybe more capable is the wrong choice of words, but if you need the advantages of the larger Nikon's sensor (DOF, higher usable ISO, tracking focusing, higher res), then the Nikon is the natural choice. The difference between the sensors in the cameras is approximately 1 f-stop and that's a fair trade for a much smaller and portable camera. Especially for travelling, there is no way you can get me to take a DSLR for travelling unless I was paid to do it.
May 30th, 2017 7:17 pm
definitely. I think most people are better off with mirrorless as an everyday camera. On vacation, I see people with a big DSLR around their neck with a kit zoom and wonder why bother.