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11-05-2012 04:32 PM
CaP17A For these cameras I'm assuming you're using it for video. If that is indeed the case, go GH1 all the way (or GH2 depending on the budget). I had one for a while and with a hack on it it is amazing. For just pictures the GH_ line isn't that great but oh my god footage is amazing with a hack on them.
10-23-2012 10:35 PM
SnowBrdScotty get the gh1 or 2 and hacked the firmware. other camera aint got shit on these after its hacked for the price.
10-17-2012 03:01 PM
turbospartan Here is the NEX-5N + kit lense for $500: Alpha NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens | NEX-5NK/B | Sony USA

Doesn't have a memory card or bag though, like the Adorama deal originally had.
10-15-2012 11:31 AM
biocmp If your willing to lay out some more cash, I'd look at the Olympus OMD EM5. I believe it's weather sealed and it has quite a few compact/pancake lenses with very good ratings and relatively cheap.

I'll be pulling the trigger on the OMD later this month or early next. It has received great reviews so far.
10-15-2012 07:15 AM
Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
tarzanman - as usual you don' know what the hell you're talking about. do some more research.
Sure, what do I know photography? Oh, the 12,xxx shutter count on my 7D and 9,xxx shutter count on my XSi beg to differ.
10-15-2012 04:00 AM

you should really consider the Sony RX100 for snowboarding. It has non detachable lens (I think it's too much hassle to have multiple lenses) with decent zoom : from 28mm to 100mm (3.6x) and it's insanely small and powerfull.
Let's not forget about another important thing : Optic and digital image stabilization that really works. Video is smooth as butter. Now it sound like I am some kind of sony rep, but I really love my RX100

I mean, check this video shot entirely on it :
10-12-2012 10:32 AM
ShredLife right now i'm thinking about the nex7 - the manual controls on it are sick, +evf - its just bukue $$

the problem is that between all the manufacturers that are making these there are just too fucking many.. too many new releases, too many different sized and shaped bodies, too many competing specs.

the gh2 is fucking rad but for me, the form factor is too big for why i want one of these cameras. the gx1 is nice and small but no evf for in the snow, and 4/3 isn't APSC....

tarzanman - as usual you don' know what the hell you're talking about. do some more research.
10-12-2012 09:39 AM
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
I haven't dealt with these new mirrorless cameras very much, but it doesn't seem like you are saving much space over a high end point and shoot (Canon G12, et. al) or a budget DSLR (Canon T3i, et. al)

Here is a comparison between the G1x and the NEX-5N. It shows the G1X winning, though it isn't really accurate because they only compared the NEX BODY (without lens), so the G1X got a higher score even though the NEX is superior in almost every facet.

Canon G1X vs Sony NEX-5N - Our Analysis

Here are the G1X advantages:

Image stabilization: "NO" for the NEX, because IS is built into the lenses.
Built in Flash: NEX kit comes with a detachable flash - so that should have been a wash
Viewfinder: G1X wins here as its built in, NEX you can buy a view finder attachment I believe
Exposure time: 60s vs. 30s, G1X wins.

Everything else though, NEX by a landslide:

bigger sensor: APS-C vs. 4/3's
Faster: 10fps vs. 1.9fps
Image quality: 77 vs. 60

Higher resolution, better colors, lighter / smaller / thinner, more dynamic range, lower noise, etc. etc.

Use that website to compare all kinds of cameras and it easily breaks them down so you can see the facts.

Here is the T3i vs. the NEX-5N
10-12-2012 08:51 AM
Tarzanman I haven't dealt with these new mirrorless cameras very much, but it doesn't seem like you are saving much space over a high end point and shoot (Canon G12, et. al) or a budget DSLR (Canon T3i, et. al)

Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
like the Panasonic Lumix DMC GH2 or the Sony NEX or Olympus stuff? these things look like they'd be the shit for BC or anything snowboarding really, small size and great video - some of em shoot up to 10fps...
10-10-2012 11:57 AM
Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
got a link to that? i couldn't find anything on the site...
I don't see the NEX-5N on their site anymore, so it may be sold out now. Last year's was the NEX-5N, this year's is called the NEX-5R.

Here is the NEX-F3 kit which is similar to the 5N kit we bought last X-mas: Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens - Black - Bundle - with 16GB NEX-F3K/B A

I can't seem to find anywhere with the 5N kit for as good a deal as Adorama had. They probably had like 5 left and offered them at that price to get rid of the old stock.

The 3 series is also a really great camera (same lenses between all of the NEX series, plus you can buy the E-mount adapter which allows you to use any older Minolta / Sony lens.
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