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Sony Nex 7, the D800 of compact DSLRs

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"RE: Sony Nex 7, the D800 of compact DSLRs"

Replytoken Registered since 08th Mar 2008
Fri 20-Apr-12 07:50 PM

Hi jP,

Yes, we did discuss these cameras a while back, and I would agree that not a lot of mirrorless cameras actually compare to Nikon DX bodies. However, my health situation has changed radically in the past few months, and I presently do not have the strength or ability to carry a bag of gear. So, until my health improves, I needed something that I could easily bring with me.

I initially looked at the shirt pocket compacts, but was not happy about the sensor size in most of them. M-4/3 cameras seemed both large and expensive, but I was able to find a great refurbished deal on an E-PL2 kit and decided that this seemed like the best compromise solution. It was the same price, or less, than some of the shirt pocket camera, and it was not too big to pack along in a jacket pocket. And, the sensor is about 65% of the size of a DX sensor, so at least I have something to work with when post-processing.

I am still on a learning curve with the settings and handling, but am reasonably happy with my "light weight" kit so far. The real question is how I will feel about it in six months or a year. But for the time being, it allows me the ability to continue shooting, something that I missed over the past four months.

--Ken

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